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About Macau

Macau

Seamlessly blending Portuguese and Chinese culture, Macau is a city of unique charm, exemplified by the UNESCO World Heritage site status of its historic centre. Dramatically contrasting with the centre's old-world charm are the city's world-class hotels and resorts, expansive tourism and entertainment facilities, luxurious shopping malls and state-of-the-art convention and exhibition venues.

Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre

Soaring 338 meters above ground, Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre has been the city's main landmark since 2001.

It combines sightseeing, a movie theater, a conference center, revolving restaurant, game machines and adventurous activities like the world's tallest buggy jump.

Q & A about Macau

Q: Do I need a visa to visit Macau?

A: A Macau visa can be obtained through the Embassies/Consulates of the PRC and should be used within its validity. Visitors may also apply for an entry permit or visa upon arrival at the immigration checkpoint. However, visitors from certain countries are required to obtain a visa in advance before their trip to Macau.

For further information on entry formalities, please contact the Macau Immigration Services of Public Security Police Force at Tel: (Macau area code) (853) 2872 5488 or email: sminfo@fsm.gov.mo, or visit their website: http://www.fsm.gov.mo.

Q: Is local transportation easily accessible?

A: Public transportation via bus or taxi services serve as the primary means of public transportation in Macau. As a traveler, you will find it convenient and inexpensive to ride a bus around the territory, with local buses both modern and air-conditioned. Taxis are also regarded a convenient option in this relatively small city. If you want to try something a little different, hire a tricycle, bicycle or car to see the sights.

Q: Will I be able to use my electrical equipment in Macau?

A: The standard electrical voltage in Macau is 220 volts AC, 50HZ, so you will need an adaptor for your 100-volt appliances and electrical equipment. The power plugs used in Macau are of the three-pin, square-shaped or round-shaped type. You can buy an inexpensive adaptor for your equipment when you arrive in Macau.

Q: Where can I get Internet access in Macau?

A: Macau is one of the most connected cities in the world. The Wireless Broadband System is a dominant feature of Macau's communications system. Visitors can tune into free wireless Internet connectivity with the territory-wide WiFi Go service.

In addition, visitors can enjoy free Internet facilities in public libraries.

Q: Is English widely spoken?

A: There will be no problems in communicating with people in most hotels, restaurants and even some taxis. English is generally used in trade, tourism and commerce. However, English is not as widely spoken as in Hong Kong, so outside the main tourist areas you will find that most people are not conversant in English. This includes most bus and taxi drivers, so be sure to have staff from your hotel write down the names of your destinations in Chinese to show the taxi driver, and get your hotel's business card in case you get lost.

Chinese and Portuguese are the official languages, Cantonese being most widely spoken. The official languages are used in government departments in all official documents and communications.

For more information about attending or exhibiting at the 2014 Asia Funeral Expo, contact Deborah Andres, Vice President of International Relations at 800-228-6332 (262-789-1880) ext. 1554 or dandres@nfda.org.