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Macau for less than one day?

Australia
posts: 76
Macau for less than one day?

Is it feasible to go from Kowloon to Macau return for about 5 hours (including travelling time)? We will have very limited time in Hong Kong and wondered about a quick trip to Macau to get a glimpse of it. Or should we spend this time in Hong Kong?

Many thanks

Margaret

adelaide south...
posts: 5
1. Re: Macau for less than one day?

the ferry from h.k to macau start at about 6am.the trip takes about 1hour.the ferries run regularly im told.

Hong Kong
posts: 6,583
2. Re: Macau for less than one day?

There is a helicopter service between Hong Kong Island and Macau, 16 minutes each way. Feasible, but 5 hours is a short duration, very rush. I would spend that time in Hong Kong.

Sydney, Australia
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3. Re: Macau for less than one day?

We went to Macau for a day and saw it all. Ferry takes 1 hour each way. Take your passport. Have lunch there at a portugese restaurant and explore the ruined cathederal. Some of the casinos are too packed out so we went to the Landmark casino. Minimum bet HK$50. With $100, we only bet $50 and kept the other chip. Got their own currency too.

Paris
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4. Re: Macau for less than one day?

Bil, I visited Macau just as you described, on a half-day trip from HK. While I hate to rush when I'm travelling and wish I had a bit more time to soak it in, I did have time to take in all the sights. So don't worry. Traces of the Portuguese settlers are still visible (azulejos tiles on some buildings, singns in Portuguese at the ferry terminal...) which is a funny mix with the Chinese environment.

Australia
posts: 76
5. Re: Macau for less than one day?

Thank you all for your very helpful adviced

Sincerely

Bil