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Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

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Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

Hi everyone,

I will be reaching Macau on 24th August 1745 and leaving on 29th August 1830. Since I have 6 days, I would also like to visit Zhuhai, Guangzhou and Hongkong. I have been to Guangzhou and Hongkong last year, but i need advice on how to divide my 6 days.

Please advise on my plan:

24th - Reach Macau Airport, Go straight to Zhuhai and stay overnight at Zhuhai.

25th - Shop at Zhuhai and Guangzhou.

26th - Go to macau and take ferry to Hongkong. Shop at Hongkong and stay one night.

27th - Go back to Macau and finish the remaining 2 days.

Can someone give me feedback on my trip? For Zhuhai, Guangzhou and HK, the main objective is shopping. Macau is the priority of this trip.

1. Should I stay at guangzhou for the 25th night and take train to HK on the 26th?

2. Any recommendations for hotel in Zhuhai and Guangzhou? The budget is ard USD 50-70.

3. For hotel in Macau, is there any good hotels in the range of USD 60 - 80? Preferably, I hope that the hotel is on the main island of Macau.

4. The final question is the place to shop at Guangzhou and Zhuhai.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

Hi, and welcome to the forums.

The first question is, have you realised that Visa-free entry to China for Singaporeans (and everyone else) has been suspended at least until after the Olympics? So for this itinerary you will need a visa for ZH/GZ.

On 25th, you would not be able to spend so long shopping, as you will have 2 1/2 - 3 hour bus ride between cities. The MRT makes it easy to get around, but it's still a huge city and takes time to get from A to B.

It will save time and a set of immigration procedures if you take the train to HK from GZ instead of going via Macau.

As you would be in Macau mid-week, you should be able to get some good hotel deals. If you don't mind casino hotels, think about the Rio or Casa Real. Without casinos, Sintra, Beverly Plaza, Royal, Ritz and Guia are all worth considering. A lot of good deals are available on macau.com .

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2. Re: Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

Hi Oisaan,

Thks for the reply. You are really helpful!! I already knew that Singaporeans need to apply for visa after 1st July. Saw alot of your posts in this forum. Hope to get more help from you.

I understand that it will be abit rush to cover both Zhuhai and Guangzhou on 25th. I was thinking of staying in Macau for the first night because i reckon that there will be more things to do at macau at night than Zhuhai.

24th - Reach Macau Airport. Stay overnight and walk around Macau.

25th - Go and shop at Zhuhai and stay overnight at Zhuhai.

26th - Depart for Guangzhou, staying overnight for GZ.

27th - Take train to Hongkong from GZ. Shop at Hongkong and stay one night.

28th - Go back to Macau and finish the remaining 1 day.

29th - Back to Singapore.

Any advice on this? I can't make up my mind on the first night. Haha.

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3. Re: Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

Glad to be able to help!

Of course I'm a bit prejudiced, but yes, I would definitely use two nights in Macau ... I assume with your posting name that you would appreciate all the good food they have there, as well as the scenery ;-)

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4. Re: Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

You have been to Guangzhou before, but still you want to make a rushed overnight trip there, before heading back via Hong Kong? I find this a little hard to believe. Zhuhai has great shopping, arguably just as good as Guangzhou.

If it was me, I would spend my time enjoying Macau and Zhuhai a little more relaxed, rather than rushing to Guangzhou for an overtnighter. You are trying to cover 4 cities in 6 days - that is rushed in anyones language.

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5. Re: Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

Thank you Oisaan and HK71,

I understand the time constraint. But in actual fact, my girlfriend would like to visit Guangzhou.

A few more questions though.

1. Can you recommend hotels within walking distance from the ZhuHai border? Budget will be around USD50-60. (saw people suggesting Jumbo, popoko)

2. Any suggestion on things to do at night? I saw a few posts on pubs and live band. May I know the street name?

Thats all for now. Thks, Oisaan and HK71.

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6. Re: Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

Hi dafeizhu,

When me n my friends travel to Zhuhai, we normally stay at this 3-star hotel called Jin Kou An 金口岸,

it's just about 5mins walk from Zhuhai Gongbei check-point, room rate for a normal room is arnd RMB258,

but if u book from website http://www.51766.com/img/zhjky/ u may get a cheaper deal.Hotel direct reservation line is 867568868333.

I'll be travelling to Zhuhai on 16/8 ^^

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7. Re: Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

by the way, myself need an advice too ^^

I'll be taking a ferry ride crossing over from macau to hong kong. Any idea will there be a stringent custom check at the macau-hongkong ferry terminal? As i intend to buy some dvds/cds from Zhuhai...or it's advisable not to?

Thanks in advance, looking forward to a reply ^^

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8. Re: Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

There is normally no checking of baggage at all unless you really look like a "suspicious character."

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9. Re: Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

Got it !! ^^ Tks !!

10. Re: Advice on Macau-Zhuhai-Guangzhou-HK trip

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