about shopping in macau, it is nothing pa din compared to HK shopping. it's either hindi ka gagastos kasi wala masyado nabibili, or mapapagastos ka ng todo since wala masyado stores, mapapabili ka sa high end boutiques like lv, chanel, etc etc (unlike in HK, madaming choices).
what i like about macau is relaxed sya compared to HK, hindi masikip and not as fast-paced as HK. also, everything else is cheaper. food and water is sobrang mura compared to HK, taxi fares are very affordable (kaya hindi din nakakapagod. even if you're going to a hotel for example na blocks away lang, hindi sayang mag-cab kasi mura lang).
rocky, when i went to macau last april we didn't go to HK anymore. last january naman, we did HK in one day lang via the turbojet ferry. nakakapagod din kasi mag HK ng balikan kaya we opted to just relax in macau the last time i went there. =)