Near Macau Maritime Terminal, Macao Fisherman's Wharf is Macau's first theme park as well as a shopping center modeled on Euramerican fisherman's wharfs. It has an area of over 111,500 square meters (about 28 acres), of which 40 percent is reclaimed from the sea. It was invested in by Ho Hung San (One of the top 10 billionaires in the Hong Kong-Macau region through running his gambling business) and Chow Kam Fai (a Macau entrepreneur in the tourism, entertainment and gambling industries). The total investment in the project is about MOP1.9 billion. The wharf was inaugurated on December 31st, 2005, in the presence of Ho Hau-wah, the chief executive of Macao, and Ho Hung San. On December 23rd, 2006, it was opened to the public formally. Now, it is rapidly emerging as a popular attraction.
With different characteristics, Macau Fisherman's Wharf can be divided into three main sections: Dynasty Wharf, East Meets West and Legend Wharf. Dynasty Wharf is composed of many Chinese towers, which are built in the imitation of the Tang-style., The architectural style was influenced by different features and traditions of east and west, including a 40-metre (about 131 feet) tall man-made volcano, waterfalls, architectures of Greece, an ancient battleship, an Arabian children's play area, a Roman Amphitheatre, a characteristic shopping mall and exhibition facilities. Legend Wharf is equipped with all kinds of recreational facilities, such as a High-tech Games Center, Water Performance Arena and a Video Games Center.
With large amounts of money being invested in expertise and manpower, the Fisherman's Wharf will develop further to be a well-equipped place for public entertainment. It is worth noting that the wharf sits right beside the Sands Macau, which is another place to further your visit.
Sands Macau, which was named after a hotel (the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas), is the largest and the first U.S. owned casino in Macau. The project is invested by Sheldon Gary Adelson (the Las Vegas Sands Chairman). With an investment of $240 million, it opened its doors in 2004. With an area of 4,132,231 square meters (about 1,021 acres), it has 740 table games and more than 600 casino slot machines. Sands Macau is, without doubt, a magnificent casino center for visitors.
Location: Avenida da Amizade e Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau
Transportation: Take bus no. 1A,3,3A,8,10,10A,10B,17,28A,28B,28BX,28C,32, get off at Macau Fisherman's Wharf.
Opening hours: all day long