Review: goFerry on iPhone

goFerry is a Free application created by a Hong Kong investment company, SINO Dynamic Solutions Limited, but own and operated by a Malaysian travel company called AsiaTravelMart. I will go into why this is important later in this review.

The vendor refers to its application as the first iPhone application to allow mobile purchases of ferry tickets between Hong Kong and Macau on one of the three companies: TurboJet, Cotai and New First, which it does.

The steps for purchasing tickets are quite straight forward. They are as follow:

  1. Choose whether you like to purchase a one-way or round trip ticket.
  2. Choose the date of your departure.
  3. Choose the terminal to depart from.
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Cirque du Soleil – Zaia

Tonight I went to Macau’s Venetian Macao, Cotai Strip to watch Canada’s Cirque du Soleil’s latest permanent show, Zaia.

I had always planned to watch the show, but did not get around to buying tickets. A friend of mine had tickets that she could not use, so I bought them. But I was not able to choose the seats.

For Cirque du Soleil shows I normally like to seat about 20 rows from the stage on center, this time my tickets were 2 rows from the stage and off center. Although, I get a real close look at the performers, but it was too close.

Cirque du Soleil shows are designed so that seats near the back of the theater are still good seats, so being too close to the stage is actually a disadvantage. Where I was seating because I was too close to the stage there were actually performance near the back of the stage I cannot see. So if you had not purchase your tickets I suggest you purchase tickets behind row O and center.

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Review: Crown Macau

This weekend I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to experience Macau’s first “six star” hotel; so they [Crown Macau] claim.

I had not heard of Crown hotels in the past. Apparently they have a sister property in Melbourne, Australia. The one in Macau is own and operated by Stanley Ho’s eldest son, Lawrence Ho’s Melco PBL Entertainment. It is just one of three properties development this company has in progress or plan for Macau.

One can see many of the details that went into designing Crown Macau, like a power outlet in the room safe, to the iHome alarm clock to dock your own iPod do for your music entertainment and alarm clock function. Continue reading “Review: Crown Macau”