Our second day in Macau began with us being entertained to lunch by a generous group of Oxford alumni at the fantastic restaurant Sky 21 – with amazing views and pasta made right in front of our eyes.
After the wonderful lunch, we made our way to St Paul’s ruins – the remains of a beautiful 16th Century Portuguese Jesuit church, which forms the centerpiece of Macau. We sang a lovely (if very very hot) concert to an appreciative audience mainly of tourists.
Later that evening, we sang the shortest-notice concert of most of our lives. As a result of our performance at the Mandarin House on Sunday night, we were invited to sing at the MGM casino. We agreed, and sang a fantastic concert to a wide variety of people. It was also the strangest venue that we had ever sung in, surrounded by a green lion, mermaids and a 20m tall fish tank. We were treated to a 5* feast afterwards which everyone enjoyed thoroughly. Members of the choir then explored Macau’s nightlife, which is mainly centred around the casinos (The Venetian is something to behold, it comes complete with 3rd floor canals!).
We are now on the Ferry to Hong Kong Airport, from where we fly to Beijing. Our Facebook updates will cease, but we hope to keep getting the word out about our exciting activities whilst there