Macau: A Souvenir From "One of the World's 4 Las Vegas"
Macau holds a distinct position in the World History as the region of first European Settlement in the Far East and hence procuring an acrylic fridge magnet souvenir from this land is a must. Apart from the city itself, Macau includes the islands of Taipa and Coloane and they are connected to it by bridges (and to each other by a cause way). Geographically, the region is located on the Western Bank of the Pearl River Delta. The region is bordered by Guangdong Province on the North and South China Sea on the East and South. Population density of Macau is 47728 per square mile and the majority of the population is Chinese followed by Portuguese and the Macanese. It is the most densely populated region in the World. The economy of Macau is largely based on tourism while gambling is another big industry. This is why Macau is aptly called "One of the world's four Las Vegas".
Some More Details about Macau
In the 16th century, China gave Portugal the right to settle in Macau (in the condition of cleaning the area of pirates under Chinese supervision), thus making it the region of first European settlement in the Far East. Before the Portuguese migration, Macau was known as Haojing (means Oyster Mirror) or Jingha's (means Mirror Sea). Later, it is believed that it derived its name from the Goddess of Sea Fares - Ma Zu (A-Ma). This city is a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China and its Chief Executive is the head of the Government. Macau is one of the richest and most densely populated cities in the world. The economy of the place is largely dependent on tourism and gambling. In fact, this is the only place in China where gambling is legal. The currency of Macau is called Macanese Pataca.