Climb to the top of Alto de Coloane to inspect the impressive A-Ma Statue representing Macau's goddess, standing right beside the enormous Tain Hou temple.
Cotai, a name that results from the combination of syllables of Coloane and Taipa, and appropriately so, as it stands between the two, it's the place to find spectacular hotels, sky-scraping wonders, and of course, row after row of casinos.
It stands out as the world's most densely populated place and also the world's gambling capital with the revenue of its casinos being five times bigger than that of the Las Vegas Strip.
With 33 casinos in total you might not have known that since 2007 Macau has overtaken Las Vegas as the world-leading leisure destination in terms of gambling.
Owned by Hong Kong-listed gambling operator Macau Legend Development, the new hotel in Macau has 223 upscale guest rooms and suites, as well as a casino with 66 live-dealer gaming tables, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, four restaurants, two bars, and a business centre.Macau could have to make changes to its famed Guia circuit to accommodate the new-for-2019 International Formula 3 category for its annual grand prix.The track is homologated to FIA Grade 3 standard until the end of this year, which is the last season before the current F3 is replaced by the FIA's new International F3 one-make racer.To experience a much slower paced side to this city you only have to head down to Coloane, Macau's most southern island, perfectly removed from the casino craze with low-rise houses and tranquil tree-lined streets.It's a wonderfully relaxed and chilled place to explore the Macau that has remained unchanged for decades.