Macau, a modern city with ancient heritage deeply rooted. Macau was a Portugese colony and both the first and last European one in China. No wonder many felt they were strolling in Europe when traveling to Macau.
When To Visit
Macau is an all year round travel destinations. The most popular is during Spring & Autumn. During the period, the weather is pleasantly moderate hence suitable for everyone.
Time Zone ( GMT )
Macau Time Zone – GMT +8
Visa is not required for residents of Australia, Malaysia & Singapore for stays up to 30 days.
For More Info on Macau Visa : Macau Tourism
Electricity in Macau is at 220V, 50Hz. The power plugs used in Macau are of the three-pin, square-shaped or round-shaped type. Most hotels provide adapters.
Macau’s water is purified, supplied directly from Mainland China. Chlorine is added for protection. Distilled drinking water is supplied in all hotel rooms and in restaurants.
Chinese and Portuguese are the official languages, Cantonese being most widely spoken.
From the Airport
Between Macau Peninsular and islands of Taipa and Coloane – Bus Nos. 21, 21A, 25, 26 and 26A
Between the Macau Peninsular and island of Taipa – Bus Nos. 11, 22, 28A, 33 and 34
For More Info : Macau Bus Routes
A single trip from the airport to the city center is about MOP$ 40. Taxis can also be found outside the airport building.
At present, there are over 700 taxi cars in Macau and they are a convenient way of transportation in the city. Taxis in Macau are in two colors, black and yellow.
The fares start from MOP$ 10 for the first 1,500 meters and MOP$ 1 is added for additional every 250 meters. MOP$ 1 is charged per minute for waiting. For one piece of luggage carried in the boot, you need to pay MOP$ 3.
Foreign passport holders may get a short queue at the Zhuhai immigration clearance as they do not pass through the same counters as Chinese nationals.
However, Macau’s immigration divides entrants only into Macau residents and visitors, thus foreigners may have to queue with an overwhelming number of mainland residents.
Upon exiting, there are many free hotel shuttle bus to take you directly to your hotel.
From Hong Kong & Shenzhen
Macau is only a 1 hour hydrofoil ride away from Hong Kong & Shenzhen. The ferries are comfortable and are a handy way of travelling in the region.
Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal — Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal
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Love to drop by in style?
Sky Shuttle operates a helicopter service every 30 minutes from the Shun Tak Heliport to the Terminal Marítimo in Macau.
The trip takes 16 minutes and one-way fares cost $2,600, plus $200 on weekends and public holidays.
Sky Shuttle is the sole commercial helicopter operator between HK, Macau and Shenzhen, PRC, as well as one of the largest commercial helicopter operators in the world.
For More Info : http://www.skyshuttlehk.com