Macau - Then and Now


Macau was the first European colony in Asia, being governed by Portugal from 1557.  Macau was also the last European colony in Asia, having been handed over to China in December 1999.  Since that time, it has been one of two Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of China under the “One Country, Two Systems” model, the other SAR being Hong Kong.

The last time I visited Macau was in 2011.  The first 40 photos in the gallery below show Macau as it was in 2011.  The remaining 9 photos are a selection of images I took on my first visit there in April 1982.

Photos of Macau in 1982 and 2011