Tong Sin Tong Second Clinic

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Tong Sin Tong Second Clinic

Tong Sin Tong Second Clinic
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Former opium house today being used as a Charity Society
Apr 2018 • Solo
This is a Charity Society operating out of an 19th-century building at Praca de Ponte e Horta on the Macau Peninsula. Interestingly, this property at one time was an opium house in Macau.

While not open for tourist visitation, you can have a quick look at the building exterior. You will find yellow-coloured building with subtle Neo-classical features and a long open porch.

If you are in this area of the city, give the building a quick look-see. Otherwise, its fine to give this one a pass and focus your time on other areas of the city centre where you find higher concentration of old buildings to see and visit.
Written March 27, 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,100 contributions
Praca Ponte E Horta - a recent street art scene in Macau
Dec 2017 • Couples
The area around Praca Ponte E Horta has recently given way to street art, which can be viewed on several backstreets around the small square on the Macau Peninsula.

Here you will find 15-20 quality murals, many created by internationally renowned graffiti artists on shop fronts, entrance gates, street passage ways and street corners (see submitted pictures).

This can be a fun activity for those who enjoy street art scenes during their travels. I'm not sure how long the murals will remain before being painted over but the murals look new and great at this point in time.
Written December 31, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,100 contributions
Last stop on the 'Footsteps into the Historic Centre' Walking Route in Macau
Nov 2016 • Solo
The last two stops on the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) sponsored 'Footsteps in the Historic Centre' self-walking tour are the old Opium House (presently the Tong Sin Tong Charitable Society) and the small but pleasant Praca Ponte E Horta.

The 'Footsteps in the Historic Centre' walk takes visitors through part of the UNESCO World Heritage area as well as other interesting historic and heritage places in the city centre of Macau. It begins at Avenida da Praia Grande, makes several stops at attractions on Senado Square as well as Rua de Camilo Pessanha just off Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. The trail then passes through Rua da Felicidade and Rua da Caldira before ending at the Inner Harbour and here at Praca de Ponte e Horta.

Historically, this square was the location of an important Inner Harbour pier where opium, tobacco and other imports were docked and offloaded in Macau. Today, after reclamations and decades of urban development, it is a small leisure square for local residents. The area is subtle yet has a bit of charm to it. There is a long flowing fountain, children's play area, park benches usually occupied by local elderlies, a corner restaurant and a few of Macau's reasonably priced mid-range hotels. It is not one of Macau's more impressive gardens or squares but there is something

The square also features, a traditional Portuguese style building referred to as the Old Opium House. The den operated until opium was outlawed in the 1940s. In more recent decades, the building has been taken over and managed by the Tong Sin Tong Charitable Society. The building isn't open for tourisM but is worth viewing from the outside for a few minutes. Snap a picture or two if you enjoy colonial style buildings and architecture.

At this point, visitors while have ended the 'Footsteps of the Historic Centre' self-guided walking tour. Total walking time is estimated to be 28-30 minutes, without making stops. If you intend to enter the attractions which are open to visitors, best to allow 2 to 2.5 additional hours to view as well as to explore areas around the streets included as part of the trail.

Upon finishing the walk at Praça de Ponte e Horta, you can return back down Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro to Senado Square, 8-10 minutes away by foot, to visit more attractions of the UNESCO World Heritage area found east and west of this location. Local buses pickup and drop off at this location as well and taxis can be found across the street at the Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 hotel.

Note: Visit the MGTO website for more information and downloadable maps regarding the 'Footsteps of the Historic Centre' and other self-guided walking tours, UNESCO World Heritage attractions, museums and other interesting attractions which can be visited in Macau.
Written November 18, 2016
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,100 contributions
Praca Ponte E Horta - quiet but nice public square in Macau
Jan 2016 • Couples
A small and less known public square in the Historic City Centre is Praca Ponte E Horta. Here you will find affordable, midrange hotel options like Best Western Sun Sun and Ole London as well a budget accommodation called Home of Macau. Luxury property, Sofitel at Ponte 16 is also just a few minutes walk from Praca Ponte E Horta

The old square is rather quaint, having a long flowing fountain, park benches and a corner restaurant. You'll also find a heritage attraction, the Old Opium House here. Interestingly, this building continues to serve as a clinic being managed by the Tong Sin Tong Charitable Society.

What I like about Praca Ponte E Horta is much quieter than the centrally located sightseeing areas of the city as well. Time just seems to pass by here. Like other squares around the city, the square is decorated with holiday and festival decorations, particularly during Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival. This is neat to see if you pass by during these times of the year.

Note: The main attraction areas of the Historic City Centre of Macau are around 5-10 minutes way from this location. This is why this is a rather convenient square to stay if you are looking for affordable accommodation options near the UNESCO World Heritage area.
Written June 5, 2016
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,100 contributions
Opium House - 19th century building at Praca de Ponte e Horta in Macau
Feb 2016 • Couples
At Praca de Ponte e Horta, a small square along Rua das Lorchas, you can see a 19th century building of Portuguese architecture with yellow pastel colour, similar to that found on similar buildings in the Historic City Centre.

This building is a former Opium House and is one of the stops you can make along the MGTO sponsored 'Footsteps into the Historic Centre' walk. Today the Opium house serves a very different purpose, being a clinic managed by the Tong Sin Tong Charitable Society who took over the building in 2001.

Overall, the Opium House is not a major attraction, just a place to stop and have a quick look of you are staying at area hotels like Sun Sun, Ole London or Home of Macau or are passing by Praca de Ponte e Horta during your time in Macau.
Written February 8, 2016
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