Online -- Visitor information is available on the Macau Government Tourist Office's (MGTO's) website at www.macautourism.gov.mo.
Overseas -- The Macau Government Tourist Office maintains the following tourist offices:
- United States: 501 5th Ave., Ste. 1101, New York, NY 10017 (tel. 646/227-0690; fax 646/366-8170; email@example.com), and 1334 Parkview, Ste. 300, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (tel. 866/OK-MACAU [656-2228] or 310/545-3464; fax 310/545-4221; firstname.lastname@example.org).
- United Kingdom: Parkshot House, 5 Kew Rd., Surrey TW9 2PR (tel. 20/8334-8325; fax 20/8334-8100; email@example.com).
- Australia: Level 11, 99; Bathurst St., Sydney NSW 2000 (tel. 02/9264-1488; fax 02/9267-7717; firstname.lastname@example.org).
- New Zealand: Level 10, 120 Albert St., Auckland Central (tel. 09/308-5206; fax 09/308-5207; email@example.com).
In Hong Kong -- Your first stop for information about Macau should be as soon as you arrive in Hong Kong, at the Hong Kong International Airport. In the arrivals lobby, at counter A06, you'll find the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) information office (tel. 852/2769 7970), open daily from 9am to 10pm (closed for lunch 1-1:45pm and dinner 6-6:45pm). Stop here for a wealth of printed material about hotels and sightseeing in Macau. Another MGTO information bureau is located in Hong Kong's Macau Ferry Terminal, the departure pier for most jetfoils and other craft bound for Macau. You'll find it on the third-floor Departure Floor, in room 336 of the Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Rd., in Central (tel. 852/2857 2287). It's open daily from 9am to 10pm. Be sure to pick up a map of Macau; the hefty Macau Guide Book, with useful information on attractions; and What's On, a monthly leaflet with information on festivals, exhibitions, and events.
In Macau -- Once in Macau, you'll find an MGTO at the Macau Ferry Terminal, located just outside Customs, and in the arrivals hall of Macau International Airport, both open daily 9am to 10pm. In town, there's the main office, the Macau Business Tourism Centre, Largo do Senado (Senado Sq.), located on the main plaza just across from the water fountain; it's open daily from 9am to 6pm. Other MGTO counters are located at Fisherman's Wharf, open daily from 10am to 1pm and 2 to 6pm; at Guia Fortress and Lighthouse, open daily from 9am to 1pm and 2:15 to 5:30pm; the Border Gate (also called Barrier Gate and serving visitors from mainland China), open daily from 9:15am to 1pm and 2:30 to 6pm; and the Taipa Ferry Terminal, open daily 9:30am to 1pm and 2:30 to 6:15pm. For information by telephone, call the Tourist Hotline at tel. 853/2833 3000 24 hours a day. Finally, a number of publications are distributed free to hotel rooms, restaurants, and tourist locales, including Macau Talk (www.talkmagazines.cn), a bimonthly with restaurant reviews, a calendar of events, and other useful information. Look also for Destination Macau Magazine (www.macauignite.com), a glossy bimonthly magazine placed in high-end hotel rooms with information on shopping, dining, sightseeing, and nightlife. Two free English-language tabloids, the Macau Post Daily and the Macau Daily Times (www.macaudailytimes.com.mo), are also available.
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