• Handicrafts - traditional arts at bargain prices

    There are several shops that carry handcrafted goods from China and other parts of Asia in Macau and perhaps the best of these is located on Avenida Almeida Ribeiro near the Senado Square.

    A tiny shop selling hand crafted traditional tea utensils, clothing, and musical instruments can be found on Rua de Hong Chau in Taipa Island - it is worth a visit if only for its picturesque architecture and stone-lined rustic fountain. To discover more about the traditional Chinese tea culture, Macau Tea Culture House next to Lou Lim Ieoc is recommended.

  • Cameras and Electronic Goods

    Many reputable shops and all department stores offer the latest in electronic equipment and cameras. There are camera shops that are especially popular among visitors located on Avenida Almeida Ribeiro near the Senado Square and on Avenida Horta e Costa near the "Three Lamps". Prices are comparatively low for the wide selection of high quality items in these shops. Larger shops are recommended for reliability after-sale service and it is advisable to ask for a warranty card along with your receipt. Beware of brand names you do not recognize on items in the smaller shops; they may be impossible to repair if problems occur later on.

  • Postcards, Books, Other Magazines

    For some really interesting and good quality books and prints by authentic Macau artists, do not miss the little shop just inside the Civic & Municipal Affairs Bureau.

    Many magazines published locally with editions in Chinese, Portuguese and English of good quality both for their photos and text can be found at local stores.