Travel Review

Trip to Macau SAR

St Paul Cathedral, Macau

On transit to the USA, I was in Hong Kong for 2 days, since I have seen Hong Kong last year I decided to do a day trip to Macau by Ferry. The TurboJet Ferry took less than an hour and the Super Class was very comfortable with a serving of breakfast, leather seats and so on, costing about HK$240 one way in their Superclass. Onward from Hong Kong to Macau, I took the 9 AM ferry and the return was at 5 PM.

Ferry trip to Macau from Hongkong

Ferry trip to Macau from Hongkong

To visit Macau remember you will need your Passport, so don’t leave them at your Hotel in Hong Kong and also your Air Ticket copy to re-enter Hong Kong. Both Hong Kong & Macau allows Indian Passport holders to stay for few weeks on a visit (VISA on entry) so no need to get a VISA in advance. Macau has its own currency – Macanese pataca, but you can freely use in every place Hong Kong dollars (and 1 MOP Dollar is approximately equal to 1 Hong Kong Dollar).

Rickshaw's in front of Macau Ferry station

Rickshaw’s in front of Macau Ferry station

When in Macau I took a Grey Line City tour for HK$120 or so from the visitor centre in the ferry station – it was worth it. The tour covered most of the highlights of Macau (leaving the Casinos which I was not interested as I have seen enough in Las Vegas) including “St. Paul’s Cathedral”, “A-Ma Temple”, “Macau Tower”, “Macau Museum” and others.

St Paul Cathedral, Macau

St Paul Cathedral, Macau

Prayer bells in front of A-Ma Temple

Prayer bells in front of A-Ma Temple

Lotus Square (Lotus in Full Bloom) given by China to Macau in 1999 as a handover gift

Lotus Square (Lotus in Full Bloom) given by China to Macau in 1999 as a handover gift

Taxis are available easily in all places in Macau. McDonalds and Pizza Hut is available in tourists area, I went to Pizza Hut so that I can get Vegetarian food.


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