Coloane Village – The Chapel of St. Francis Xavier is the centerpiece of Macau's laid-back and quaint Coloane Village.
Fernando's Restaurant – The Portuguese establishment's garlicky clams in white-wine and tomato sauce is a favorite. Warm house-baked bread is served to mop it all up.
Lord Stow's Bakery – Macau's custard tart is actually a result of British-Portuguese cross-pollination. It was invented by an Englishman who was inspired by Portugal's iconic pastry while working in the former Portuguese colony.
The origin – Lord Stow's Bakery, the birthplace of Macau's egg tart, first opened in 1989 as a modest village shop in Coloane.
Chapel of St. Francis Xavier – The baroque-styled Catholic Chapel of St. Francis Xavier is small and intimate.
Kun Iam Temple – In Coloane, European religious influences exist side-by-side with Chinese folk religion. Here, an unassuming Kun Iam Temple is nestled in the backyard of a house.
Hon Kee – This secluded roadside cafe at an abandoned shipyard has no problem attracting crowds looking for a Cantonese comfort food fix.
Hand-beaten coffee – Cafe founder and former shipbuilder Leong Kam-hon beats his beverages from instant coffee powder into dense and creamy textures. The flavors are on the sweet side.
Hidden in an old shipyard – The quiet street that leads to Hon Kee is surrounded by abandoned, decaying docks and greenery, providing a glimpse into Macau's maritime past.
Authentic Macau? – Immune to surrounding dramas, Coloane's many quiet corners are packed with stories written by the area's unique blend of European and Macanese influences.
Vibrant hues – The narrow lanes and brightly-colored houses add to the charms of wandering -- and getting lost -- in Coloane Village.
Tin Hau Temple – Just minutes away from the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, Tin Hau Temple, built around 1763, is perched on a small slope at the back of the village.
Cobblestone streets – The sleepy, shore-facing Coloane Village seems a world away from the glitz of neighboring Cotai.
Community life – With minimal human and vehicle traffic, al fresco seems to be a way of life in Coloane.
Black Sand Beach – Hac Sa Beach, known for its black sand, gets its color from minerals in the seabed that are washed ashore.