In daylight the Venetian would look like this . . .
. . . but in the evening it is transformed to a fairyland.Shops stretch from North to South, East to West along canals ala Venice. With a painted blue sky and fluffy white clouds you can shop in perpetual bliss and may even take a gondola ride to complete the fantasy.
Better still, all the shops were having massive reductions, anything from 30% to 70% for the picking. On hind sight, we should have opted for the quickie meal at Cafe Deco and spend more time in the shops.I had done some research before the trip and found out that ZAIA is a resident show by Cirque du Soleil presented exclusively at The Venetian Macau. Tickets were available for the next evening at 10% discount. Take note there is no discount for Internet purchases. ZAIA is the dream of a young girl who journeys into space on a strange, yet familiar voyage of self-discovery. The team of skillful acrobats and dancers, creative acrobatic choreographers, rigging and equipment designers who work in tandem with lighting and projection designers put together a show of spectacular athleticism and artistic eclecticism.
More shops, restaurants and Las Vegas-like cabaret shows that were free of charge.The biggest surprise is that there is more to Macau than meets the eye. Its not all about casinos and gambling as you will find out in the next episode.