Shopping in Macao is definitely a special and unforgettable experience. Streets are crowded with shops, some of which are well preserved and retain many original features. Visitors can buy everything they want here. Shoppers should not miss out San Domingo’s Market, or the Red Market and their neighboring areas. If you are interested in shops with time-honored history and well-preserved traditional handicrafts, please visit the following website (Chinese) for more information.
If you are looking for souvenirs, you should visit the Cathedral Parish and the Ruins of St. Paul’s region, or go along Rua do Cunha in Taipa to take a look at the local delicacies and souvenirs.
Shopping centers in Macao are typically part of the integrated resorts, offering an abundance of commodities, including branded clothing, shoes, skin care products, and accessories.
The local currency of Macao is the Macao pataca. However, almost all shops will also accept payment in Hong Kong dollars and credit cards, as well as more convenient online payments such as WeChat Pay, Alipay and MPay.
Macao practices a free economy system allowing price fluctuation. As a result, the same product may be priced differently in different shops. It is strongly recommended that you keep the receipt and refund information in case you need it.
Shops in Macao are open from Monday to Sunday. The business hours are usually between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Shopping centers usually close at around 11 p.m..