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10 Patacas, 1984

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Front: Guia Lighthouse

The Guia Fortress is a historical military fort, chapel, and lighthouse complex. The complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Historic Center of Macau. The lighthouse was constructed between 1864 and 1865, the first western style lighthouse in east Asia or on the China coast.

Back: 19th century harbor scene

 

Guia Lighthouse

Guia Lighthouse

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10 Patacas, 1991

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Front: Building

Back: Busy Bridge and city view

 

Busy Bridge and City View

Busy Bridge and City View

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20 Patacas, 1996

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Front: BNU historical building

BNU head office in Macau has remained in the same location since 1926. It was renovated several times and the last renovation was completed in 1997. by which in an elegant manner a new structure was add to the old building while maintaining the ancient facade. The new building is now considered a landmark in Macau.

Back: Busy Bridge and city view

 

BNU historical building

BNU historical building

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50 Patacas, 1992

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Front: Lion dance

BNU head office in Macau has remained in the same location since 1926. It was renovated several times and the last renovation was completed in 1997. by which in an elegant manner a new structure was add to the old building while maintaining the ancient facade. The new building is now considered a landmark in Macau.

Back: Busy Bridge and city view

 

Busy Bridge

Busy Bridge

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10 Patacas, 2001

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Front: Building

Back: Busy Bridge and city view

 

10 Patacas, 2005

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Front: Goddess A Ma, the sacred sea goddess who blesses the fishermen of Macau

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters

Scans courtesy ybnotes

 

Goddess A Ma

Goddess A Ma

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20 Patacas, 2005

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Front: Macau International Airport

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters

 

Banco Nacional Ultramarino, Macau

BNU

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50 Patacas, 2009

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Front: Sai Wan Bridge

Sai Wan Bridge, built in 2004, connects Macau Peninsula to Taipa, another island of Macau.

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Sai Wan Bridge

Sai Wan Bridge

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100 Patacas, 2005

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Front: Largo do Senado (Senate Square)

Largo do Senado is a paved area enclosed by the buildings of the Leal Senado, the General Post Office, and St. Dominic's Church. The square is paved in the traditional Portuguese pavement. The main road of Macau's historic center, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, passes through the square. The square is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Macau".

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters

 

Largo do Senado

Largo do Senado

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500 Patacas, 2005

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Front: Torre de Macau (Macau Tower)

Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, officially opened on December 19, 2001, consists of an observation deck with panoramic views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls and the Skywalk X, a thrilling walking tour around the outer rim.

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Macau Tower

Macau Tower

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1000 Patacas, 2005

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Front: Cultural Center

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Cultural Center

Cultural Center

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10 Patacas, 2012
Commemorates Year of the Dragon

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Paper-cut Dragon

Paper-cut Dragon

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Front: Chinese paper-cut art - Chinese zodiac Dragon

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters; Dragon

 

10 Patacas, 2013
Commemorates Year of the Snake

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Front: Chinese paper-cut art - Chinese zodiac Snake

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters; Snake

 

Paper-cut Snake

Paper-cut Snake

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10 Patacas, 2014
Commemorates Year of the Horse

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Front: Chinese paper-cut art - Chinese zodiac Horse

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters; Horse

Courtesy Claudio Marana

 

10 Patacas, 2015
Commemorates Year of the Goat

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Front: Chinese paper-cut art - Chinese zodiac Goat

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters; Goat

Courtesy Claudio Marana

 

10 Patacas, 2016
Commemorates Year of the Monkey

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Front: Chinese paper-cut art - Chinese zodiac Monkey

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters; Monkey

Courtesy Claudio Marana

 

10 Patacas, 2017 (2016)
Commemorates Year of the Rooster

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Front: Chinese paper-cut art - Chinese zodiac Rooster

Back: BNU - Macau headquarters; Rooster

Courtesy Claudio Marana

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Back to Asia

Macau, a small territory on the southern coast of China, was administered by Portugal until 1999 when it became a Special Administrative Region of China.

Under the "One Country, Two Systems" policy, Macau retains its own legal system, currency, customs policy, cultural delegation, international sport teams, and immigration laws. China represents Macao only in foreign affairs and defense.

Macau's biggest attraction is its gambling industry and casinos. The most popular game is baccarat, which generates over two thirds of the gaming industry's gross receipts.

For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Macau.

 

 

 

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