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“Enjoy the old charm in a much less crowded way” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rua da Felicidade

Rua da Felicidade
Rua da Felicidade, Macau, China
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Ranked #34 of 193 things to do in Macau
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Hong Kong, China
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“Enjoy the old charm in a much less crowded way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

This famous old street is tucked away from the main drag, yet not difficult to find at all. If you can find Senado Square (you will!), this street is just a one to two minute walk from Avenida De Almeida Ribeiro. This street is called "Fook Lung Sun Gaai" in Chinese, which will help you to find if you ask the locals. It has a lot of really charming old Chinese mixed Portuguese style buildings, offering wonderful opportunities for photography. A lot of original bakery making and selling freshly made biscuits and snacks. Also the famous Fat Siu Lau Portuguese restaurant, and the very retro and reasonably priced Sun Va Hotel for an authentic Macau retro experience. Since it's away from the main drag, it also means less crowded, you get to enjoy the more laid back atmosphere, your eyes will be busy looking and marveling all those things which makes lovely travel memory.

Visited December 2011
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“red doors white walls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

nice to walk this street. at the end of the street, reward yourself with a tasty portugeuse egg tart!

Visited November 2011
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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“felicidade”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

used to be red light district of old macau, having new facelift becomes "eat street" of various macanese, cantonese, teochew, sichuan, tid bits and portugese hangout

Visited November 2011
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South Pole
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80 attraction reviews
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“A happy street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Rua de Felicidade is weathered, but authentic and populous, in pleasant contrast to denatured heritage mansions or horrible mainland-style strip mall along Rua de Pedro Nolasco da Silva (the latter seems to be metastasizing in all directions). The street used to be lined with brothels, and one can even stay in one (former), it's called Hospedaria San Va. On the night of my visit, there was a popular snack bar scene on the corner and high quality Cantonese opera performed by the neighbors In a jade shop. Small alleys with names like Beco de Misterio (!) are worth a peek.

Visited November 2011
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Lots of shop selling food and great photo taking spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

The shop are all in red, great photo taking spot. There are also some great food stall.

Visited September 2011
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