This is The Venetian, in Macau. You can breathe now.
It costs a whopping USD1.8 billion to build this place. So it had to be good.
This great idea is owned by the Las Vegas Sands hotel-casino chain. I think they've got a similar one there.
The exterior is a collection of famous sites & buildings in Venice, reproduced here for the pleasure of Asians who may be too lazy to make the trip to Europe.
Sorry we don't know the names of these reproductions because we have never stepped one foot in Europe yet. We are still very the sua ku (mountain aunties).
The Venetian is now the current holder of many records.
As with most structures in Europe, it also had the compulsory nude statues.
But as with most nude statues, plants seem to know where to grow in appropriate places.
Due to the considerate plants, the buildings & statues are safe for kids. Parental Guidance advised.
Our experience with the exterior was simply breathtaking & eye-popping.
Our eyes popped so much outside that weren't prepared for what was waiting for us inside.
This is the ultimate example of excess in its utmost capacity.
I think we'd almost agree with her in these times of spiralling costs, price hikes, food shortage & 'hardships'.
But all the same, these were sights to behold.
Even Ting Pek Khing's house is no match for this.
The suites cost HKD1988-3188. That's something like RM885-1420 per night. Yeah, I know. If my eyeballs were still in their sockets, they'd be popping out again.
With that kind of price, everything has got to be classy.
Even the toilet has got more class than both of us.
The casino here is the largest in the world with 3400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables open 24-7.
The concept behind The Venetian is basically to provide an experience as close as possible to really being in Venice.
Therefore they even have waterways inside the mall.
And handsome singing Gondola guys.
And more statues in the middle of the square.
Ngai Tee. This one moved. Almost made me pee in my pants.
The whole place was an optical illusion of being outdoors.
The dome was made to look like real Venetian blue sky.
So it was a good place to take lots of pictures & fool the folks back in the mountains.
There's not a lot of shops nor a lot of individual restaurants at The Venetian.
However, for a wider variety of selection, the food court would be the place to go to.
I think Nee had something like a dessert & one of the famous Hong Kong roast duck rice.
The name was intriguing. In our health conscious society today, even Kentucky Fried Chicken has opted for KFC to avoid using the word 'Fried' which conjures up images of oily cholesterols. But but but FATBURGER???
As for me, I couldn't help but being attracted to this.
Smooth sweaty oily fat burgers as how it should be. These were MAN burgers. Gotta have them since they're The Last Great Hamburger Stand!
So succumbing to my manly hunger, I ordered a set.
I looked at the receipt again.The receipt didn't entirely know what it was talking about. It wasn't big. It was whimp size. But I have to hand it to them. It was juicy & it was tasty.