Language
Chinese and Portuguese are the official languages, Cantonese being the most widely spoken. English is Macau's third language and is generally used in trade, tourism and commerce.

Climate
The weather in November is sunny and warm, and the humidity low.

Time Zone
Macau's time zone is GMT +8

Currency and Exchange
The official currency is Macau Patacas MOP. It is pegged to the Hong Kong dollar which is circulated freely in Macau at the rate of HK$100.00 = MOP103.20. US$1 buys approximately MOP 8.03. Banks are open from 9:00 to 17:00 on weekdays and from 9:00 to 12:30 on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Credit Cards
Credit Cards (Vista, Mastercard, American Express and Diner's Club) are widely accepted.

Visa
Visa is required by all visitors and available upon arrival in Macau.
However, visitors from Australia, Brazil, European Union countries, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, People's Republic of China, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Czech, Republic of Estonia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand and United States of America are exempted.

Power Supply
Voltage is 220V 50Hz

Entry Points
Macau International Airport
Macau Pier (visitors coming from Hong Kong)
Macau-China Border (visitors arriving from PRChina)

 

Photos Courtesy of Macau Government Tourist Office

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World Trade Center Macau,S.A.R.L.
Av. da Amizade, No.918
World Trade Center Building, 16th Floor, MACAU
Tel : (853) 727666   Fax : (853) 727633

E-mail : wtcmc@macau.ctm.net