Tim Webster was able to sample a slice of Macau life on a recent visit to the former Portuguese enclave which culminated in two six-hour radio broadcasts live into the living rooms of 2UE Sydney listeners.
The popular Australian media celebrity spoke to his weekend listeners from a make shift studio inside his 34th level suite of the plush Conrad Macao.
With the support of the Macau Government Tourist, Cathay Pacific and Conrad Macao, Tim and his 2UE team of producer Kara Dubois, technician Tim Keeling and automotive expert John Cadogan was able to view a centre which combines many “east-meets-west” and “old-meets-new” facets.
His four-day visit was documented on a series of videos, filmed and edited by John Cadogan.
“It truly is a magical city,” Tim summed up on his program. “We have enjoyed the experience of being in a city where contemporary features live in harmony with more than 450 years of Portuguese and Chinese history,” he said.
”I was surprised by what I saw and experienced, from the tiny squares and lanes, to the attractive Portuguese architecture and mouth watering dining options, the Macanese fusion cuisine a revelation.”
The live broadcast into Sydney from Macau was ground-breaking . . . the first time it had been achieved.
During the broadcast, Tim interviewed such special guests as the MGTO Director Helena Fernades, the chief co-ordinator of the annual Macau Grand Prix Joao Antunes, popular Portuguese chef Antonio, Bede Barry, general manager of Conrad Macao, and Tony O’Rourke, of A J Hackett, after Tim had experience the SkyWalk , from the 233-metre mark of Macau Tower.
For the latest information on Macau, the MGTO has recreated a mini version of the iconic Ruins of St Paul’s for its pavilion at the Sydney Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park which ends on Sunday, October 25.
Details, check out www.macautourism.com.au