The Macau International Marathon – A Much-awaited Event!

The Macau International Marathon is an annual road running event which is held in the special administrative region of Macau adjacent to China. Read onto find out more!

 

History

The event was first held in the year 1981, which was organized by the Panda Running Club and was the very first international marathon ever to be held in the region. The running event sees the participation of a large number of foreign athletes as well!

The Race

The race which is sanctioned by the AIMS offers over three categories which include the classic, full half marathon and a mini-marathon consisting of 6.5 km. The marathon category has a cut -off time of five hours to be accessible to both amateur and elite athletes.

The Course

The course consists of a scenic out and back course loop which starts and finishes at the Macau Olympic Complex Stadium in the Cotai region, taking the participants through the islands of Taipa and Coloaneas well as the Macau City.

Other Information

The race has clearly gained international recognition, given the fact over 6000 athletes took part in the last year’s edition. Many people who flock to the city for the annual event can also find accommodation in many luxury hotels in Macau including the likes of Hotel Okura Macau

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A Cracking Good Time in Macau – A medley of memories!

For all leisure travellers and thrill seekers who seek a marvellous holiday, visiting beautiful Macau will be a once in a lifetime experience. Read on and know why.

About

Macau is just an hour’s ferry ride from Hong Kong and is known as the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’. Weaved into its fine fabric of attractions is a rich Portuguese and Chinese heritage, which you can experience. Also, the city is internationally well known for its unique east-meets-west charm. The Macau International Fireworks Display is a unique event that draws many tourists from all around the world to witness the brilliance of the city.

A splendid scene!

From time immemorial, the thriving fireworks industry of Macau has been well known across the world. Many tourists visit this part of the world to witness Macau’s night sky aglow in different patterns of magnificent fireworks accompanied by the applause of spectators. These colourful displays are usually held at Macau Tower Shorefront. Those residing at many a Macau hotel the likes of Hotel Okura Macau, have the opportunity to enjoy the view of dazzling fireworks.

Why Macau?

Macau is far more than a mere casino city! From its beautiful temples to age-old places that bring with them, delicious street food, breathtaking attractions; one will hardly come across a place quite like this. All adventure enthusiasts will discover something interesting taking place on its waterfronts and amusement parks. Also, all shopaholics can shop till they drop.

Bungy Jump!

All adrenaline junkies across the world flock to the top of the Macau Tower to experience a thrilling free fall experience from a platform 233 metres above the ground level. Witness the ultimate result of daredevil thrill-seeking!

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Living on the Edge Experience in Macau – Breath-taking Heights and a Dizzying Adventure!

If you want to experience something different from the usual tourist related activities in Macau, then making your way to the Macau Tower would prove to be quite exciting!

 

Bungee Jumping

An adrenaline junky at heart? Then bungee jumping off the Macau Tower is going to give you an unforgettable high. Jumpers get to leap off from a platform 223m high and experience the ultimate free fall before slowing down to 30m above ground and rebounding back up.

Sky Walk

If you ‘re not too keen on jumping off one of the tallest building in Macau, then why not try taking a skywalk. Take a stroll around the outer perimeter of the tower, located 746 feet above ground and enjoy some stunning views while being tethered to safety harnesses and cables.

The Company

The activities are offered by a company called AJ Hackett which has been in operation since 2002. The friendly team of professionals will do everything to ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime.

How Much Does it Cost

While it can be expensive there are several packages offered to visitors to suit their budgets and will include photos and souvenirs etc. If you are flying in specially for the experience, then the tower can be easily accessed by many a Macau hotel in the close vicinity such as Hotel Okura Macau.

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