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Pawn Shop Museum @ Macau

“Pawning” is an integral part of Macau’s cultural history which dates back to the Qing Dynasty period.  Macau was blessed as it was never involved in wars and it was the place where the mainland Chinese sought refuge during the Sino-Japanese War (1938 – 1945). It was about the same time that pawn shops started to flourish as refugees traded in their valuables in exchange for cash, and the Macanese frequented pawn shops during this period of economic decline.  The “Tak Seng On” Pawn Shop Continue reading

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Macau Food Festival

The annual Food Festival in Macau draws more crowd than ever, celebrating the diversity of food in Macau.  It gets even better than that because international restaurateurs are invited to participate in this event, presenting authentic flavors from their home countries.  Last year, it was restaurateurs from Thailand and this year, it’s restaurateurs from Kasai of Japan.       Continue reading

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