The Lotus Square Macau has hidden symbolism. It was a gift from mainland China.
The Lotus Square Macau in itself is nothing spectacular. The main attraction is the 6.5 ton sculpture standing about 19 feet high and 6 feet wide. In 1999, it was gifted to Macau by China to mark Macau sovereignty transfer from Portugal. The sculpture has three layers to symbolize the three main territories of Macau — Macau Peninsula, Taipa Island and Colane Island.
I heard an older man yelling at some kids as I crossed the under path from Macau’s Fisherman’s Wharf. As the kids skateboarded away, they mocked the older man and laughed at him. It made me realized rebelliousness has no borders and pretty consistent with all cultures. It was a hot day in Macau and I looked for shade. There wasn’t anything around except for the shade provided by the building. I found my spot and cooled off.
For 20 minutes, I sat and watch people take turns taking pictures. I wanted a clear shot so I waited another 10 minutes. When it was my turned, I looked closely at the bronze statue to marvel at the details of it. The full bloom lotus represents the prosperity of Macau even though it was taken over as the main port by Hong Kong. I got my picture then hailed a cab to the Ruins of St. Paul’s.
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