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The large pink coloured house part way up the hillside with the flag flying above is Macau Government House.

Macau Government House (Portuguese: Palacete de Santa Sancha) or Santa Sancha is the state guest house of the Chief Executive of Macau. It is one of a few historic properties preserving Portuguese influence in Macau. Like many historic buildings in Macao it is clad in pink.

Built in 1846 as a private home by Macanese architect Thomaz de Aquino, it was acquired by the Macau Government in 1926 and finally became the official residence replacing the Macau Government Headquarters, which then served as the Governor's office until 1999. Government House is now a state guest house.

The building is an example of Pombaline style popular in Macau and Portugal in the 18th and 19th Century. It is built on a plateau overlooking Sai Van Lake and is bounded by various private homes either side and above an below.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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