Monday, September 15, 2008

Cirque Du Soleil (ZAIA)

while in Macau i went to the Venetian Resort-Hotel to watch Cirque Du Soleil's new show Zaia.
it was my 3rd Cirque Du Soleil show but just as amazing as the first time i saw their work. for those that don't know too much about them, they are a Canadian based company with now over 3500 staff covering 40 countries.

currently there are 6 big-top touring shows (Alegria, Quidam, Dralion, Varekai, Corteo and KOOZA) and 8 resident shows:
Mystere : Las Vega
"O": Las Vegas
La Nouba: Florida
Zumanity: New York
KA: Las Vegas
LOVE: Las Vegas
ZAIA: Macau
ZED: Tokyo (from Oct 1st 2008)

apparently the theatre at the Venetian was created especially for the ZAIA show. the theatre itself was very comfortable and from what i could see the stage could be viewed with ease from just about every seat.

although not really my style, the Venetian Resort-Hotel is a sister hotel to the one in Las Vegas and is the largest hotel in asia, the largest casino in the world and the 3rd largest building (floor space) in the world!!! no wonder it took a while to walk around!

the Venetian Resort-Hotel

gondola inside the resort

it even has a canal running through the main shopping area where you can take a ride on a gondola (with singing punter) for MOP$88 per person... i didn't do it but be aware, you will be in the spot light so to speak with many on-lookers...

getting to the Venetian is easy too. it's situated on reclaimed land now called the "cotai strip". basically there were 2 islands; Taipa and Coloane. they filled in the gap and called it cotai, and now it's set to become the casino gambling capital of the world.

once you arrive at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal , hop on the free shuttle bus. doesn't matter if you are staying at the hotel or spending cash at the casino, just join the crowds!

or there is the 24-hour "cotai jet" (金光飛航) which goes directly from Hong Kong (Sheung Wan) to the Taipa Ferry Terminal located close to the hotel.


pascale said...

oh wow, this certainly is not the Macau I know.
CDS must have been wonderful...hmmm I really need to catch the show one day!!

world of sekimachihato said...

great show! maybe you and Leigh can go to Tokyo Disneyland and catch their new show!

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