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.

  • On April 3, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa is now following Juno Kim
  • On April 2, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa answered the question: Paulo Barbosa

    What are the best restaurants in Macau?

    The most famous Chef active in Macau is certainly Joel Robuchon. The haute cuisine restaurant Robuchon à Galera at the Grand Lisboa offers more than 3,000 wine labels. The options are endless for Chinese Cuisine, but Wing Lei at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Wynn Macau and North at The Venetian are two good picks. 360° Café at the Macau Tower combines sightseeing with dining. The revolving restaurant situated 220 meters above the ground offers great views of Macau and its surroundings. The Macanese cuisine blends Portuguese, Chinese, Southeast Asian and African recipes. There are countless Macanese restaurants, some more genuine than others. Nga Tim Café in Coloane Island and the renewed Riquexó are some of the best places for Macanese food. Macau also harbors many Portuguese restaurants, such as A Pestisqueira, the unpretentious Afonso III and the Macau Military Club, charmingly located in a nineteenth century pink house.
  • On April 2, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa answered the question: Paulo Barbosa

    What are the best restaurants in Macau?

    The most famous Chef active in Macau is certainly Joel Robuchon. The haute cuisine restaurant Robuchon à Galera at the Grand Lisboa offers more than 3,000 wine labels. The options are endless for Chinese Cuisine, but Wing Lei at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Wynn Macau and North at The Venetian are two good picks. 360° Café at the Macau Tower combines sightseeing with dining. The revolving restaurant situated 220 meters above the ground offers great views of Macau and its surroundings. The Macanese cuisine blends Portuguese, Chinese, Southeast Asian and African recipes. There are countless Macanese restaurants, some more genuine than others. Nga Tim Café in Coloane Island and the renewed Riquexó are some of the best places for Macanese food. Macau also harbors many Portuguese restaurants, such as A Pestisqueira, the unpretentious Afonso III and the Macau Military Club, charmingly located in a nineteenth century pink house.
  • On March 31, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa is now following Philippe Starck
  • On March 31, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa is now following Anthony Bourdain
  • On March 31, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa answered the question: Paulo Barbosa

    What are the best restaurants in Macau?

    The most famous Chef active in Macau is certainly Joel Robuchon. The haute cuisine restaurant Robuchon à Galera at the Grand Lisboa offers more than 3,000 wine labels. The options are endless or Chinese Cuisine, but “Wing Lei” at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Wynn Macau and North at The Venetian are two good picks. 360° Café at the Macau Tower combines sightseeing with dining. The revolving restaurant situated 220 meters above the ground offers great views of Macau and its surroundings. The Macanese cuisine blends Portuguese, Chinese, Southeast Asian and African recipes. There are countless Macanese restaurants, some more genuine than others. Nga Tim Café in Coloane Island and the renewed Riquexó are some of the best places for Macanese food. Macau also harbors many Portuguese restaurants, such as A Pestisqueira, the unpretentious Afonso III and the Macau Military Club, charmingly located in a nineteenth century pink house.
  • On March 31, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa answered the question: Paulo Barbosa

    Where is the best shopping in Macau?

    Big changes have occurred since the liberalization of the gaming industry and Macau is becoming a place for shopping luxury goods.  Everyday thousands of tourists from mainland China visit the big commercial galleries adjacent to the new casinos and buy brands like Cartier, Dior, Prada, Louis Vuitton or Hugo Boss. For that kind of shopping experience there are approximately 600 duty-free shops to choose from in the interconnected Shoppes Cotai – consisting of Shoppes Grand Canal at The Venetian, Shoppes at Four Seasons at The Plaza and Shoppes Cotai Central at Sands Cotai Central. Other resorts, like the Wynn Macau and the MGM (One Central complex) also feature high-end commercial galleries. Owned by Stanley Ho’s STDM, the New Yahoan department store (Av. Comercial de Macau) has nine floors offering many different products that range from electronics to baby clothing.  Also interesting, Fisherman's Wharf is a shopping and entertainment complex that replicates traditional districts of Europe and America.
    Last but not the least, Macau is a well- known haven for antique lovers and collectors. The areas close to the Senado Square and the Ruins of St. Paul's have many antique dealers displaying used Chinese household items, furniture and ceramic pieces. The traditional wet markets offer another shopping experience. The beautiful and lively Red Market is worth seeing.
  • On March 25, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa is now following Gillian White
  • On March 25, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa answered the question: Paulo Barbosa

    What are the best activities to do in Macau?

    Macau is a city made up of many layers, and one of the most interesting things to do is to stroll trough the center of town, observing its Chinese and European aspects. Until the mid-nineteenth century, two cities (the Christian and the Chinese) coexisted living side by side. Later those cities started to mingle and the Peninsula side of Macau is a result of that. Besides the historical component, the most obvious thing to do in Macau is, of course, gambling. To see the extent of the gaming industry, it’s enough to say that Macau’s annual casino revenue is more than five times that of the Las Vegas Strip.
  • On March 25, 2013
    Paulo Barbosa answered the question: Paulo Barbosa

    What are the best attractions in Macau?

    The historical center of Macau has been recognized as part of Unesco’s world heritage sites since 2005. Places like the Ruins of St. Paul, Senado Square and the Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro are not to be missed by first-time visitors. Near Senado Square, there’s a straight circuit (through Rua Central and Rua do Padre António) passing along St Lawrence Church, the renovated Mandarin House, the Moorish Barracks and finally the iconic A-Ma temple, from which the name “Macau” is derived. As for more modern attractions, the largest casino in the world is located in Cotai (The Venetian, owned by American mogul Sheldon Adelson), a strip of reclaimed land where other large casinos are also situated.
  • On March 25, 2013
    Rebecca Reynolds is now following Paulo Barbosa
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    Paulo Barbosa is now following Jordan Lawson
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    Paulo Barbosa is now following Michelle Doucette
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    Paulo Barbosa is now following Caroline Patek