Macau’s tight-knit streets safeguard 22 UNESCO World Heritage List sites, many dating back to its early days as a Portuguese colony in the 16th century. The city’s historic heart is dotted with temples, cathedrals and shrines; places where its 660,000 residents — mostly Buddhists — find solace. The area is also the place to seek out extra cash, via an ancient network of pawnbrokers. These dockets (top left) are on display at Tak Seng On Pawnshop Museum, set in a preserved former pawnshop dating back to 1917.
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