Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Amazing Macau

I was in Macau for a workshop.  In the evening, after dinner, I went out to jog around the block.  

It was a humongous block.  

Even more amazing was that the whole area was reclaimed from the sea. 10 years ago I would have been running in the sea.

The hotels were brightly-lit in the night.  

Many buildings are knock-offs of grand buildings in Europe.  

All these fantastic buildings, hotels, restaurants entertainment, etc., even the land itself, are all built on the foundation of gambling.  

In 2013, it was said they brought in US $45 billion, 3 times the GDP of Cambodia in 2013.  Which is better: Being poor, or filthily rich?

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