Paulo Barbosa

Correspondent

  • Macau, China, Asia

Paulo Barbosa is a correspondent who lives in Macau and covers the area for Forbes Travel Guide. Interested in news since he was an infant, Barbosa earned a journalism degree at the University of Coimbra before he started working as a professional journalist in 1998. He has contributed to numerous Portuguese newspapers and magazines, writing extensively about travel and lifestyle topics. Before coming to Macau, he was press secretary for the Portuguese ombudsman, a high-level government position. He arrived in Macau in 2008 and found a new passion in a region that has been linking West and East for centuries. He now serves as managing editor of the English daily Macau Daily Times.

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    What are the best local dishes in Macau?

    The most famous of the Macanese dishes is probably minchi. It’s a simple recipe made by minced meat (beef or pork), potato, onion, vegetables, soy sauce and usually served with a fried egg. This very tasty Macanese recipe can be found in many local restaurants.
    There are other popular recipes, like Galinha à Africana (whole chicken baked with chilies, garlic and in coconut milk) and Tacho, a meat stew with a slightly sweet base.
  • On June 9, 2013
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    What are the best tours of Macau?

    A tour through the historical center of Macau takes just a few hours and it’s very rewarding. This area was recognized as part of Unesco’s world heritage in 2005, including monuments of Western origin like the Ruins of St. Paul (along with many other churches) and Chinese sites, as the Mandarin House and the A-Ma temple.
    For something completely different, head for a Cotai tour, where many large casino-resorts are “sprouting”. The largest casino in the world is located on this strip of reclaimed land.
  • On June 9, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa answered the question: Paulo Barbosa

    What are the best tours of Macau?

    A tour through the historical center of Macau takes just a few hours and it’s very rewarding. This area was recognized as part of Unesco’s world heritage in 2005, including monuments of Western origin like the Ruins of St. Paul (along with many other churches) and Chinese sites, as the Mandarin House and finally A-Ma temple.
    For something completely different, head for a Cotai tour, where many large casino-resorts are “sprouting”. The largest casino in the world is located on this strip of reclaimed land.
  • On June 9, 2013
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    What are the best stores for designer clothes in Macau?

    Macau’s São Lázaro district is becoming a hub for the city’s arts scene. There we can find the "Fashion Gallery," showcasing local designers' creations. Some of the  clothes blend in classic Chinese elements with a modern twist. The shop is located inside a renovated government-owned building that sometimes holds local designers exhibitions.
    Another place to visit is the “C-Shop” (facing the Old Court building) that sells local fashion designers work, complemented with innovative style clothing.
  • On June 5, 2013
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    Where can I go watch sports in Macau?

    The Macau Grand Prix races are a must-see for autosport fans. Every year in mid-November, the city revolves around the Guia circuit, where many drivers (including names like Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna) have proven their talent before ascending to F1 champions. In 2013 the event will last two weekends (instead of one), because of the 60th edition celebrations. The highlight of the program is the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup, but other major races are featured, including the Motorcycle Grand Prix and the spectacular FIA World Touring Car Championship. Tickets cost around USD50 for race days.
    Besides the Grand Prix, there are other sport events worth seeing. The "FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Macau" has grown considerably over the past years. This tournament sees the China women’s national volleyball team playing against teams like Brazil, Argentina or the USA. It’s usually played in June.
    The “Macau Open Badminton Grand Prix Gold” is another event to watch out for. The championship features some of the world’s top players. Malaysian Lee Chong Wei, currently world’s ranking leader, won this tournament in 2009.
  • On June 5, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa answered the question: Paulo Barbosa

    Where can I go watch sports in Macau?

    The Macau Grand Prix races are a must-see for autosport fans. Every year in mid-November, the city revolves around the Guia circuit, where many drivers (including names like Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna) have proven their talent before ascending to F1 champions. In 2013 the event will last two weekends (instead of one), because of the 60th edition celebrations. The highlight of the program is the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup, but other major races are featured, including the Motorcycle Grand Prix and the spectacular FIA World Touring Car Championship. Tickets cost around USD50 for race days.
    Besides the Grand Prix, there are other sport events worth seeing. The "FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Macau" has grown considerably over the past years. This tournament sees the China women’s national volleyball team playing against teams like Brazil, Argentina or the USA. It’s usually played in June.
    The “Macau Open Badminton Grand Prix Gold” is another event worth seeing. The championship features some of the world’s top players. Malaysian Lee Chong Wei, currently world’s ranking leader, won this tournament in 2009.
  • On June 5, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa answered the question: Paulo Barbosa

    Where can I go watch sports in Macau?

    The Macau Grand Prix races are a must-see for autosport fans. Every year in mid-November, the city revolves around the Guia circuit, where many drivers (including names like Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna) have proven their talent before ascending to F1 champions. In 2013 the event will last two weekends (instead of one), because of the 60th edition celebrations. The highlight of the program is the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup, but the  other major races are featured, including the Motorcycle Grand Prix and the spectacular FIA World Touring Car Championship. Tickets cost around USD50 for race days.
    Besides the Grand Prix, there are other sport events worth seeing. The FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Macau has grown considerably over the past years. This tournament sees the China women’s national volleyball team playing against teams like Brazil, Argentina or the USA. It’s usually played in June.
    The “Macau Open Badminton Grand Prix Gold” is another event worth seeing. The championship features some of the world’s top players. Malaysian Lee Chong Wei, currently world’s ranking leader, won this tournament in 2009.
  • On June 5, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa answered the question: Paulo Barbosa

    Where can I go watch sports in Macau?

    The Macau Grand Prix races are a must-see for autosport fans. Every year in mid-November, the city revolves around the Guia circuit, where many drivers (including names like Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna) have proven their talent before ascending to F1 champions. In 2013 the event will last two weekends (instead of one), because of the 60th edition celebrations. The highlight of the program is the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup, but the program features other major races, including the Motorcycle Grand Prix and the spectacular FIA World Touring Car Championship. Tickets cost around USD50 for race days.
    Besides the Grand Prix, there are other sport events worth seeing. The FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Macau has grown considerably over the past years. This tournament sees the China women’s national volleyball team playing against teams like Brazil, Argentina or the USA. It’s usually played in June.
    The “Macau Open Badminton Grand Prix Gold” is another event worth seeing. The championship features some of the world’s top players. Malaysian Lee Chong Wei, currently world’s ranking leader, won this tournament in 2009.
  • On June 5, 2013
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    What is the hottest nightclub in Macau?

    Previously located in the Macau Peninsula, Club Cubic moved to a much larger venue inside Cotai’s City of Dreams resort. This 30,000 square feet nightclub constantly organizes parties with international DJ’s and concerts featuring artists like the Brit Award-winning songwriter Taio Cruz and the R'n'B star and hit maker Akon. The club has become very popular amongst the locals. It also attracts many revelers from Hong Kong.
  • On June 5, 2013
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    What's new in Macau?

    Paulo Barbosa The new factor in town, with largely unknown implications, is the Hengqin island new development zone. Very close to Macau, the mountainous island is three times larger than Macau’s total area. Until very recently one could find remote oyster fishermen village communities there. But all is changing since the Beijing central government decided to grant a part of the island lands to be developed by the Macau Special Administrative Region. The huge campus of the Macau University is being built there and it will fall under the region’s jurisdiction. Nearby the campus, a brand-new city is being built from scratch. The local government stated that the Hengqin new development zone will play a supplementary role to Macau, accommodating millions of visitors.
  • On June 5, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa answered the question: Paulo Barbosa

    What's new in Macau?

    Paulo Barbosa The new factor in town, with largely unknown implications, is the Hengqin island new development zone. Very close to Macau, the mountainous island is three times larger than Macau’s total area. Until very recently one could find remote oyster fishermen village communities there. But all is changing since the Beijing central government decided to grant a part of the island lands to be developed by the Macau Special Administrative Region. The huge campus of the Macau University is being built there and it will fall under the region’s jurisdiction. Nearby the campus, a brand-new city is being built from scratch. The local government stated that the Hengqin new development zone will play a supplementary role to Macau, accommodating millions of visitors.