Shopping Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau, China Published on: 06-10-2016
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Why Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro is special ?
The main shopping belt is marked by the streets of Avenida do Infante D. Henrique and Avenida Almeida Ribeiro, S. Domingos Market, Rua da Palha, Rua do Campo, and Rua Pedro Nolasco da Silva. Nearby, on the lanes around the Rua das Estalagens, is a local flea market, a popular spot to look for Chinese antiques.
From Largo do Senado heading towards the Inner Harbour along the Avenida Almeida Ribeiro, a cluster of jewellery or gold shops can be easily found. Also, antique shops can be seen near St. Paul's, along Avenida Almeida Ribeiro, on Travessa do Pagode and opposite the Kun Lam Temple. Liquors, tobacco, Portuguese wine are largely found in many shops on Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro.
How to get to Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro?
You can take the bus route 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A to get there.
Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau, China
Tips for you
I want to share a road in Macau, but I don’t know how to say it in English. So that I use its Portuguese name and it’s easy for you to find it. I have studied in Macau for almost one year, and that already become one of my habits to visit Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro every weekend. Last night, I went there to experience the Light Festival! It’s a common activity there and it’s quite amazing. We can see absolutely fabulous lights and that just like a dream. The shapes of light is rich such as carriage, high-heeled shoes and flowers. It’s a good choose to take pictures there, so it better for you to bring your SLR camera and selfie stick. What’s more, you can also buy cosmetics in sasa and taste special snack there. Every time I go to sasa for shopping, that’s very crowded. And most of the customers are visitors. I think maybe some people come to buy cosmetics specialized because things in sasa are not only abundant but also cheap. Last but not the least, you can taste durian ice creams and pork chop bun in Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. That’s what you can’t have in other places. This place is fun but it’s always crowded, so it’s better for you to come in weekdays.
We were taken to this area by friends who live in Macau and were just walking along heading to the Sofitel to go up to the top to look out over China/Macau when we came across the tiny Exhibition of a pawnshop. The Cost is 5 MOP to enter and although it is tiny and not much there I found it fascinating. The examples of the Pawn Tickets are amazing. Your entry ticket looks like an old pawn ticket and there are seals and ink where you can stamp your tickets yourself. According to information, some items were held for 2 years under pawn rules, and screens were pulled over once someone entered so that the public or people walking past could not see who was in the pawn shop (to cover the identity of someone so that they were not shamed to be seen to be pawning items). I found this a totally fascinating experience, though others will not. Really not much to see and a tiny building but in my opinion a cultural experience and my entrance "pawn tickets" will take pride of place when I get home.