A Gentrified Macau

My recollection of Macau had always carried a romantic hue, until the past weekend when I revisited the former Portuguese enclave, during which reality struck right in my face. To my awestruck eyes, she appeared totally transformed from a once peaceful getaway resort town with a distinct European taste into a noisy, crowded and crass tourist/gaming destination, one that smells of nothing but concrete and hard cash.

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