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
The weather in November
is sunny and warm, and the humidity low.
Macau's time zone
is GMT +8
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 (Vista,
Mastercard, American Express and Diner's Club) are widely accepted.
Visa is required by
all visitors and available upon arrival in Macau.
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.
Voltage is 220V 50Hz
Macau Pier (visitors
coming from Hong Kong)
(visitors arriving from PRChina)