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Aspire has teamed up with the Macao Government Tourism Office to celebrate Macao’s legendary and unique gastronomic heritage, with a focus on pastries!  

Jonathan Phang12 lucky agents will have the chance to win a place at a three hour baking class with champagne at the award-winning School of Wok in London’s Covent Garden where they will learn how to bake – and enjoy – some of Macao’s popular sweet and savoury pastries. The prize class will take place on the evening of Monday 20th March 2017 and includes an overnight stay in London, with breakfast, and the exclusive class where they will be personally hosted and taught by TV chefs, Jeremy Pang (founder of School of Wok, pictured above) and Jonathan Phang (pictured right).

For your chance to win, simply read about Macao and answer the three questions below under How To Enter.

About Macao

Just 40 miles from Hong Kong, Macao is one of the Far East’s most vibrant destinations, with a unique Portuguese-Chinese heritage.

Macao CompVisitors to Macao can fly in via Hong Kong International Airport and take the fast ferry ride, with a journey time of approximately one hour, direct from the airport or from central Hong Kong to Macao, making the combination a great twin centre option.

Highlights include the beautiful World Heritage listed “Historic Centre of Macao”, the Macau Tower – with it’s revolving restaurant – and glittering nightlife with bars, nightclubs, casinos and the spectacular ‘House of Dancing Water’ show. Travellers can relax in Macao’s southern countryside of picturesque hills, visit the Macao Giant Panda Pavilion or “shop ‘til they drop” at one of the bustling markets or designer malls.

Macao’s food is one of the highlights of any visit to Macao. With its heritage linking both Asia and Europe, its wonderfully varied food scene is renowned throughout the region.

When the Portuguese arrived in the 16th century they brought food, not only from their home country, but from all their trading stops en-route, resulting in the unique Macanese fusion cuisine. Packed full of flavours, Macanese dishes combine elements of Portuguese, Indian, South American, Malaysian and African influences with local Chinese traditions. Macao is also home to delicious Cantonese cuisine including dim sum – a time-honoured afternoon ritual in Macao, which has a reputation for offering some of the best in southern China. Or you can enjoy some of the tastiest Portuguese food outside Portugal, washed down with excellent Portuguese vintages. Macao comp: egg tarts

Macao is also famous for its pastelaria, or pastry shops. The delicious pastel de nata, or Portuguese egg custard tart, is Macao’s most famous snack, available from bakeries all over Macao, while almond cookies are another local specialty.

Whether your clients are looking for world class fine dining – there are no less than nineteen Michelin-starred restaurants in Macao that rank amongst the best in Asia – or delicious local snacks and everything in between, it is no wonder that no-one ever goes hungry in Macao!

For more information about Macao contact the Macao Government Tourism Office:

E: T: 0845 498 9983 W:

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How to enter

For your chance to win one of the 12 places available, correctly answer the three questions below and send by midnight on 31st December 2016 to:

When sending your answers, please include your name, job title, company, address, email and phone number.

Q1: How long, approximately, does the ferry journey from Hong Kong to Macao take?
(a) 1 hour
(b) 4 hours
(c) 6 hours

Q2: What is a pastel de nata?
(a) a type of dim sum
(b) egg custard tart
(c) almond cookie

Q3: Macao’s unique heritage originates from which two countries?Experience Macao logo
(a) Portugal & China
(b) Spain & China
(c) France & China

Terms and conditions

1. This competition is open to travel agents, home workers and tour operators that are resident in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland aged 18 years or over except anyone professionally associated with the draw.
2. Details of how to enter form part of the terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
3. Entries must be submitted via email to: and entry is restricted to one per person. Late, illegible, incomplete or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
4. There are twelve prizes of a place at a three hour Macao inspired baking class with a glass of champagne at the award-winning School of Wok in London’s Covent Garden, taught by Jeremy Pang and Jonathan Phang. The prize includes an overnight stay in London with breakfast. The class will take place on the evening of  Monday 20th March 2017 and the overnight stay will be on the same date. This date is fixed and the winners must be available to attend or forfeit the prize. The prize does not include travel to/from London or any food and beverages (outside of the cooking class and breakfast at the hotel), spending money or any other personal expenses other than those stated. The normal booking conditions of School of Wok apply.
5. Twelve winners will be drawn at random from all agents who submit the correct answers to the three questions via the Aspire or Travel Weekly websites by the closing date, which is midnight on 31st December 2016. The winners’ names and companies can be obtained by sending a sae to Macao Government Tourism Office, 2nd Floor, Magdalen House, 148 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU.
6. The winners will be notified within fourteen days of the closing date of the competition.
7. Winners should obtain approval from their appropriate manager/head office if required.
8. Details of the winners may be obtained by writing to The Promoter, see below.
9. All elements of the prizes are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and there are no cash alternatives.
10. The winners may be required to participate in publicity.
11. Events may occur that render the prize draw itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly they may at their absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrants agree that no liability shall attach to the them as a result thereof.
12. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Promoter shall not be liable for any loss, damage or liability including indirect or consequential loss, caused by any matter relating to this promotion or the taking of the prize.
13. This prize draw, its operation, these terms and conditions and any dispute or difference relating to them shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
14. The Promoter is Macao Government Tourism Office UK Representative, 2nd Floor Magdalen House, 148 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TU.