This month marks the 9th anniversary of the UNESCO listing of the Historic Centre of Macau, an area steeped in history and dotted with cherished landmarks. The 'Step Out, Experience Macau Communities' walking routes enables participants to appreciate significant items of interest in districts that are often off the beaten tourist track.
Seasonal themes dominate for music-lovers in July and new and exciting art and installations are attracting exhibition-goers. This month also features the temple feasts of Sin Fong, Lu Ban, Kun Iam and Kuan Tai; and as befits this multicultural city, the Procession of St. Roque enables visitors to witness the adoration of the 'plague saint' as adherents wind their way through the narrow streets.
Macau is a spirited, fun-loving city, which it expresses in many ways. The 15th Annual Macau Band Fair is a perfect example, in which local and international bands will flood the city with exuberant sound, while the International Youth Dance Festival 2014 showcases grace and beauty in movement.
The Transformers 30th Anniversary Expo gets you up close to the famous movie characters, while the IPS-Macau International Fulldome Festival 2014 in the Macau Science Museum Planetarium offers visitors an out-of-this world experience!
Macau's Dynamic Street Life features outdoor film shows, dance and music, with a popular night market and arts performances providing great entertainment and an opportunity to rub shoulders with the locals in their own districts. While exploring Macau's neighbourhoods, take in the Taipa Flea Market, 5 Outobro Street Art Fair and 'Sun Never Left' experience or browse local artists' works in 'Art Lands of the Bird Paradise'. Art lovers can also enjoy a rare opportunity to see 'Masterpieces of Painting from French National Museums,' a tour de force of unrivalled works from this year's major Le French May event.
And let's not forget that little Macau has relied for centuries on the bounty of the sea; one reason a 90-minute cruise in coastal waters is proving so popular. So whether you sail, walk or take a pedicab around the city, there's plenty to keep you informed, amused and entertained.
Exploring Macau is easy and fun - just log onto 'Experience Macau' App, 'Macau Cultural and Creative Map' App, 'WiFi Go,' audio guide, free guided tours, the Tourism Hotline and Macau budget hotels website.