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Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia, is a 60-minute ride on the Hong Kong ferry. From the mid-16th century until 1999, Macau was run by the Portuguese and you can see European influences throughout. The streets of the old town are narrow with a plethora of antique stores, coffee shops selling warm, crusty Portuguese tarts, and traditional market stalls. As you travel from the centre, the vista morphs into a scene of modern buildings, big-name brand shopping and amazing Macau casinos - 38 of them to be precise. If you are a foodie then try Robuchon au Dome which has been awarded three Michelin stars each year for the past 11 years. Chef Joel Robuchon's French gastronomic cuisine is superb. Check the website as sometimes the restaurant offers extremely well-priced lunch menus so it won’t cost you a fortune to eat some of the best food in the world.

The Ruins of St. Paul's in Macau

Martial arts legend Bruce Lee is a part of the Hong Kong fabric. Although he was born in San Francisco, Lee rose to fame starring in classic Kung Fu movies that were shot in the streets of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Heritage Museum Bruce Lee: Kung Fu . Art . Life exhibition has been running since 2013. The highlights of the exhibition include images of Lee performing Cha-Cha moves, amazing stills from the classic movie Fist of Fury, and the yellow tracksuit worn by Lee in the film, Game of Death. Hong Kong public transport is rated highly, the best option to get there is Bus 1 70, which connects to Causeway Bay.

Bruce Lee Statue Hong Kong

If you want to dip your toes into old Hong Kong then take a journey to Tai O village, on the bay at Lantau Island. This is one of the last surviving fishing villages in Hong Kong and home to the Tanka people, who built their houses on stilts to counteract the rising and falling tidal flats. This area is a photographer's paradise and if you are game, then there are some tasty, well-priced seafood dishes to be eaten. You get there by taking Bus 11 at MTR Tung Chung Station to Tai O bus terminus.  The trips takes about 50 minutes.

You can’t go to Hong Kong without shopping at the street markets. The Temple Street Night Markets in Jordan are a great place to start if you are looking for knock-off designer handbags or paintings. Remember to haggle. If the price is $100, start your first bid at $50 - or even lower if you are feeling bold. Be prepared to meet the vendor somewhere in the middle and have some fun while you are doing it. Other markets worth checking out include the Mong Kok Ladies Market (shoes and electronics), the Flower Market, and Cat Street (antiquities). You can pick up the latest sneakers at bargain prices on Mong Kok’s Sneaker Street.

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