....continued from Hong Kong (part 6): Hui Lau Shan and Transformers World Premiere.
The next day, we took a ferry to Macau.
There is ample leg space and free wifi on board making the trip bearable. Since we heard horror stories about getting dizzy during the ferry ride, T and I took the Hong Kong version of Bonamine. It's a success and we didn't get seasick but the lady seated on the row next to us threw up again and again. Yikes. I want to offer her medicine but I guess it's too late.
The trip from Hong Kong to Macau is around an hour. Everyone from our group pretty much slept throughout the ride.
At the ferry terminal, there are shuttle buses that will bring you to the different hotels for free. We took the Venetian bus.
Inside the hotel, T and I had the mandatory tourist shot taken by the fountain. There will be official photographers offering to take your photo for free. Of course, the prints aren't free but it's up to you whether or not you want to purchase it. In my opinion, it's not worth it. Just ask one of the tourists to take your photo and return the favor by taking a photo of him or her.
The works of art on the ceiling of the Venetian are so pretty.
While walking around, we ran into this unique group.
Of course, I had to have a photo op with the unicorn!
The group is so into character that the unicorn kept stomping its hooves while eating Ara's hair :D
We continued walking until we reached the shops.
What I like about The Venetian is that the "sky" is always blue.
OOTD time! People thought I wore a dress set but I'm actually wearing separates. My yellow cropped top is from U of Rustan's, the inner red spaghetti strap is from Mango, my peacock print skirt is Habibi by Ria Alazas, and my sandals are from Suelas.
Then we decided to have lunch at the food court.
T and I got our food from this place.
I got Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl (HKD70/$9) while T got Unagi Rice Bowl (HKD/$9) and additional Assorted Tempura.
Before going to Macau, the group decided that we are just going to stay at the Venetian to eat, shop, and see the Transformers 30th Anniversary Expo, which is the largest one ever held in Asia. Ticket price is HKD100 ($13) per person.
There are over 1,000 Transformers figures and collectibles divided into different sections. Also in the expo is the world debut of the two-meter tall Transformers holograms.
Station 1: Alliance Station
"Enter the alliance station of Transformers to take photos with Autobots and Decepticons’ shield and recall the evolvement history of Transformers."
Station 2: Transformers Decode
Greeting us at the beginning of this station is a huge all-spark statue.
Then at the end, there is a 3D hologram of Optimus Prime providing the latest reports about the different characters' bios and manuscripts.
Station 3: Matrix Fight
The next station is like a time machine that leads us to the desert scene from the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
The entrance to this zone is covered with laser beams. I tried to do this but I wasn't dressed for this challenge. I didn't even get halfway through the tunnel!
At the other end is Bumblebee, Skids and Mudflap brothers. My favorites!
Station 5: The Secret Point
This station houses the secret base of the Decepticons. Based on the space scene from the movie, there are virtual backgrounds of the earth, moon, and space.
Megatron and Starscream are, of course, present.
Station 6: World War
This station represents the war that happened between the Autobots and the Decepticons over Earth.
Station 7: Military Base
This is my favorite station as it houses the 7 meters tall Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, as well as the head of Grimlock.
I feel so small standing next to Optimus Prime.
Station 8: Collection Vault
The Collection Vault houses over 400 limited edition Transformers figures of a fan. Talk about diehard.
Transformers fan T could not be disturbed while he checked out the different displays.
Station 9: Combat Station
In this station are the different Transformers' video games that you can play for free.
Station 10: Cybertron World
This is the last station of the expo. There are different Transformers products for sale as well as booths with carnival-like games.
After the expo, we had dinner at Morton's The Steakhouse, a popular restaurant from Chicago.
At the outer area is Bar 12 21 at Morton's.
The main dining area is in the inner part of the restaurant.
Our server first gave us bread and butter.
Then she went on to explain the different kinds and cuts of steak.
T and I got Lobster Bisque (HKD175/$23++) to share. The serving is bigger than your usual bowl of soup plus the bisque is spicy and very flavorful so two people can share this.
For our steak, T and I got Center Cut Prime Rib Eye (HKD663/$86++) which is a 16 oz piece that's good for sharing. The steak is very soft but T said it lacked the flavor. On my end, I think that they intended it to be "plain" so we could taste the steak and its natural flavors. Besides, there's an option for enhancements (HKD30/$3++) such as Cognac Sauce Au Poivre, Blue Cheese Butter, Foie Gras-Cognac Butter or Black Truffle Butter.
The steak comes with two sides and we got Au Gratin Potatoes and Sauteed Spinach and Button Mushrooms. You can order extra sides but be sure you have someone to share it with because the servings are huge! The Mac and Cheese that Di and Ara got is really good. I think I finished most of it.
Everyone was so full but our server presented the dessert tray.
How can you say no after seeing this?
We got Morton's Legendary Sundae (HKD206/$26++) which is huge and good for sharing. A great way to end the day!
Morton's The Steakhouse
Dining Date: 19 June 2014
The Venetian Macau Hotel
Tel No.: +853 8117 5000
Monday to Sunday
5:00pm - 11:00pm
Trip Date: 18-22 June 2014