Articles about Macau
With a total land area of only 30 square kilometers, Macau (also spelled Macao) may be small in size but it packs a punch with its world-famous casinos and attractions. Within a decade, this tiny city has managed to surpass Las Vegas, Nevada in terms of casino earnings, which now makes it the top gambling city in the world.
Because of strict regulations, tourists visiting Macau are recommended to exchange currencies at Chinese banks. A friendly reminder: make sure to bring your valid ID when exchanging money.
Macau offers WiFi Go, a free wireless Internet connectivity service that’s available in the entire region. Service hours: Daily from 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM.
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Tourists can get around Macau via TCM- and Transmac-operated buses that run daily from 6:00 AM to midnight. All routes charge a standardized fare of MOP$6 which is dropped into a box upon entry. (Pay the exact amount!)
You can also purchase a Macau Pass from supermarkets or convenience stores. The smartcard provides a discount of MOP$3 to MOP$4 per trip. It costs MOP$130 at first purchase and includes a refundable deposit of MOP$30 (a minimum of MOP$50 is required to add to the card each time).
Another convenient way to travel around the city is through riding taxis. To book one, you may inquire at your hotel or you may use the Macau Taxi Fare app.
The first 1.6 kilometers of a journey costs MOP$19. Afterwards, for every 240 meters, you’d have to pay MOP$2. If you’re heading to Macau International Airport, Taipa Ferry Terminal, the University of Macau, or to Coloane, there is a surcharge that costs MOP$5.
One of the best luxury hotels in Macau. Looking over the Cotai Strip, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel features three outdoor pools, spa treatments, and an all-day fitness center. This eco-friendly hotel also offers seven dining options and a shuttle service for several routes. The drive to Macau International Airport from the hotel only takes about 10 minutes. Plus, there’s free WiFi available within the entire establishment.
Ole London Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the famous Senado Square and is near other popular attractions. This hotel offers value-for-money accommodations with free access to WiFi, buffet breakfast, and tour services for guests. Moreover, it’s only a 20-minute drive away from Macau International Airport. You’re guaranteed to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay in this beautifully appointed hotel.
Macau Masters Hotel has what every traveler needs–free WiFi access, bathtubs, and clean well-stocked rooms. What makes it special is its location: along the river banks of the historic Inner Harbour and a 5-minute walk away from Macau’s commercial and cultural center.
The Grandview Hotel Macau provides 4-star accommodations that feature breathtaking views of downtown Taipa. The establishment also houses a casino and spa, and offers free transportation to Macau Ferry Terminal.
Articles about Macau