Day 3: En Route Macau

Here's another long overdue post. It was Chinese New Year when we visited Macau sometime February of last year, 2013. As promised, here's sharing our wonderful 8 hours in Macau.

We arrived at Shun Tak Center, Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal around 9 am. We were surprised with the long queuing we almost give up. The 10 am to 2 pm slots were all full, no seats available. The next available trip will be at 2:30 pm and the entire trip lasts about an hour via Turbo Jet which means we will arrive in Macau between 3:30 to 4 pm. 


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Before anything else, let me remind you that even if you're coming from Hong Kong and just talking the turbo jet YOU STILL NEED to present your PASSPORT to enter MACAU. I also recommend that when you're in other countries, you should always bring your passport. Others wanted to leave it because of the fear of misplacing as they become too busy shopping or enjoying the view. 

I just don't know if it's only during our trip, still Chinese New Year week that the terminal was a bit chaotic because of too many passengers and visitors. There was a long queuing from buying the tickets all the way to the departure gates so I also recommend that you stay focus and keep an eye on your kids and valuables especially your ticket and passport.

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We have no other choice but to wait for the 2:30 pm or book for the next day but it would be more difficult for us since our itinerary will be Ngong Ping 360, last minute shopping then flight back to Manila in the evening. 


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Showing you the long line of passengers at the ticketing counters. You can also book online which we forgot to.


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I'm not sure if the rates vary, but we paid HK $138 each going to Macau (economy) and HK $ 162 from Macau going back Hong Kong, a total of HK $300. Husband pay using Citibank Visa Card. 

You don't need to exchange currency to Macau since Hong Kong dollar is accepted. 

By lunch time, we're both hungry and another challenging experience was to order food for lunch in a Chinese restaurant, Lan Fong Yuen with servers who doesn't speak and understand English. 

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 We end up having only one order of this.





For dessert we went to the nearby convenient store located at the ground floor. We had these Nestle MAXIBON Cookie Ice Cream and bought a bottle of mineral water. We have to be back at least 30 minutes before departure. 

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quick shopping at Sasa, it's everywhere in Hong Kong. 

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HK Macau Ferry Terminal

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The turbo jet going to Macau. 

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Finally, the tube leading to the Turbo Jet.

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Good bye Hong Kong, Hello Macau!

I was dizzy the entire trip to Macau perhaps because there was a strong and a lot of waves. Thankful that going back was fine, sailing smoothly so no more dizziness.

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The vessel was fully air conditioned, there are televisions.

Day 3: En Route Macau, by LivingMarjorney on Flick


Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal is located at Shun Tak Centre in Sheung Wan, connected with MTR Shueng Wan Station and also easily accessed by bus and taxi. Going back to Nathan Road, we took the minibus located at Shun Tak Center.

Day 3: En Route Macau

Welcome to Macau, our first stop was the Venetian Hotel. Read more on my next post. 


For more information, you check Turbo Jet website at http://www.turbojet.com.hk/en/routing-sailing-schedule/hong-kong-macau/sailing-schedule-fares.aspx


How to Get to Shun Tak Center (Going Macau Terminal)
1. Sheung Wan MTR Exit D
2. Proceed to ticket kiosks at 3rd floor of Shun Tak Center (open 24 hours)
3. Proceed to the Pier for Turbojet
4. Round-trip Ticket costs: HK $300 or Php1,800 (Php 6 = 1 HK$) or US $39

Happy Chinese New Year!

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