Macau Tower – Views and Extreme Sports

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The Macau Tower

The Macau Tower – Travel Guide

Also known as the Macau Convention and Entertainment Center, the Macau Tower is one of Macau’s most outstanding and celebrated landmarks. Home to the best views in Macau, four extreme sports and several over priced restaurants, the Macau Tower is one of Macau’s top tourist sites.

Background & Details
The Tower – The Macau Tower was designed by New Zealand architect Gordon Moller, built in 2000 and opened to the public in 2001. With a height of 338 meters, the Macau Tower at the time of construction was the eight tallest free standing tower in Asia and the tenth tallest in the world.

Decks and Views – The main observation deck on the tower is enclosed and is on the 58th floor and the outdoor observation deck is on the 61st floor at a height of 223 meters. You can walk around the entire on the outdoor deck giving incredible views (on a good day) of the Pearl River Delta, Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane Islands. On  clear day tower management say you can even see as far as Hong Kong but pollution normally makes that impossible.

The ticket cost for both indoor observation deck (58 floor) and outdoor deck (61 floor) is MOP120. The opening times are
10:00-21:00 Mon to Fri and 9:00-21:00 weekends and holidays

Extreme Tourism
The tower is a one stop shop for junkies with three hair raising and expensive activities to do high above the city. Just the thing you need to feel alive after blowing your fortune on the gaming tables.

The details for bookings and enquires are (853) 8988 8656 ajhackett@macautower.com.mo

Tower Climb – In this activity you climb up vertical ladders from the observation deck on the 61st floor at a height of 223 meters to the top of the tower’s mast at 338 meters. The climb up and back takes roughly two hours and has the best views anywhere in Macau. This is the only free standing tower in the world that takes members of the public to the very top so best to book in advance and take out life insurance.  MOP $1,888

Bungee Jump – This is the Guinness Book of Records world’s highest bungee jump where you are in free fall for 4-5 seconds and reach speeds of up to 200km/h. The jump is made from the 61st floor at a height of 233 meters and you rebound at around 30 meters above the ground. The bungee cord is 50 meters long and stretches to almost 200 meters. Bungee jump purists say it is not real bungee jump because the rebound is controlled by guide cable system but they are just jealous. MOP$2,488 for the first jump and MOP$888 for the second jump.

Opening times are
Monday – Thursday    11:00am – 7:30pm
Friday  11:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday    10:00am – 9:00pm

Sky Jump – This is basically where you are hooked into a parachute harness connected to a wire system and jump off the tower at the 61st floor. There will be a pause just after you jump for photos and then you’ll be in controlled flight (fall) for around 20 seconds. Deceleration is controlled so you gently land at the bottom. MOP$1,888 for the first jump and MOP$888 for the second jump.

Opening times are
Monday – Thursday    11:00am – 7:30pm
Friday  11:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday    10:00am – 9:00pm

Skywalk X – There is a 1.8 meter wide rim on the tower at the height of 233 meters that has no hand rails. You are hooked up to a safety harness and pulley that allows you to walk, slide or swing around the entire tower as well as sitting on the edge enjoying the view. Cost is MOP$688 and the opening hours are

Monday – Thursday    11:00am – 7:30pm
Friday  11:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday    10:00am – 9:00pm

Restaurants
The food is overpriced and no better than what you can find on the ground but if you like views while you dine, this is the place to eat.

360º Café (level 60) – This is Macau’s highest rotating restaurant with a multinational lunch and dinner buffet. MOP$238 for lunch and MOP$338 for dinner.

180º Lounge and Grill (level 59) – Beef, lamb and chicken grills; and a wide selection of wine, cocktails and beer.

Café on 4 (level 4) – An ordinary café with decent harbor views

Lua Azul – A Chinese restaurant based on Huaiyang cuisine. It has executive VIP rooms and is a great place to seen with plenty of snob value.

Singing Bean Coffee – Think of an over priced Starbucks with an extended menu and Mozart playing constantly.

Getting There
The Macau Tower is on the south western edge of the Macau Peninsula and an extremely visible land mark so very easy to find.
Taxis – You should pay no more than the minim flag charge of MOP$13 on the peninsula. The cost from Taipa, Cotai or Coloane may cost more.
Bus – 9A, 18, 21, 23 or 32

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1 Comment

  1. Tiffany says:

    can talk more activities. But, I feel exciting when I was reading it. I want to try it to

     

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