Monday, January 11, 2010

My World#54 Grand Lisboa, Macau

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Grand Lisboa is a casino hotel and restaurant that houses 430 hotel rooms and suites. It is a 58-story skyscraper in Macau and offers 268 mass gaming tables and 786 slot machines.

What is more interesting in this place for me is not so much the casino but just two things: the kaleidoscope of lights during the night that attracts a lot of tourists to take pictures outside the Grand Lisboa (like what we did) and last but the best attraction for me was the Star of Stanley Ho which is on permanent display inside the building. The Gemological Institute of America says that the 218.08 carats (43.62 g) diamond is the largest cushion shaped internally flawless D-color diamond in the world. In his unveiling speech, Dr. Ho said that the diamond, which is named after him, reflects SJM's timeless commitment to Macau. (source: wikipedia)


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8 comments:

Sylvia K January 11, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

Great shot of all the lights and it does look like Las Vegas!! And that is some diamond!! wow! would love to see that one! Have a good week!

Sylvia

Jossie January 11, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

For a moment I thought it was Las Vegas. Weren't you allowed to take pictures of the diamond?

Indrani January 11, 2010 at 4:48 PM  

Great night shots!
Interesting to read about the diamond.

J Bar January 11, 2010 at 5:21 PM  

Good shots.
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ewok1993 January 11, 2010 at 5:25 PM  

Interesting tidbit. The image is wonderful.

January January 11, 2010 at 6:02 PM  

great shot and interesting info.

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fickleinpink January 12, 2010 at 12:47 AM  

thanks for sharing!

pretty sights!
Come and visit my place if you have the time!
have a great day!

xoxo
~Fickle in Pink

Lianne January 12, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

the macau skyline is beautiful to look at! love all the neon lights :)

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