by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Mice Net : February 2009
1100 words over DPS A-Ma Temple home to nearly 30 developments with some of the world’s most reputable hospitality operators owning and managing hotels along the strip. It is forecast that by 2010 the majority of construction will be completed and the area will parallel that of Las Vegas. What’s more, it’s estimated that The Cotai Strip will bring in more gaming revenue and visitors as well as be home to more hotel rooms and attractions than Las Vegas. As a destination for corporate events, Macau is ideal for incentive groups, large-scale exhibitions, as well as conventions and meetings. For professional conference organisers, this destination provides a one- stop-shop, offering state-of-the art facilities in addition to a host of accommodation and entertainment options. As well as being able to get amongst the bright lights of The Cotai Strip, delegates can explore Macau’s historical side by visiting museums, and some of ‘The Historic Centre of Macau’ which has been inscribed on the World Heritage list. at a glance Population: Estimated at around 520,000 with roughly 95 per cent ethnic Chinese from different provinces like Guangdong and Fujian, with the remaining percentage including Portuguese and European. Religion: The main religions are Buddhism, Catholicism and Protestantism. Accessibility: The Macau International Airport is situated on Taipa Island and is only 15 minutes away from the Macau Ferry Terminal. A turbojet or catamaran from Hong Kong takes only one hour. Depart from Macau Ferry Terminal, Shun Tak Centre, Hong Kong Island or the China Ferry Terminal, Kowloon or try the SeaExpress jetfoil service direct from Hong Kong’s International Airport to Macau - travelling time is 45 mins and customs clearance is completed in Macau. Language: Chinese and Portuguese are the official languages and Cantonese is widely spoken. English is also widely used especially in trade, tourism and commerce. Currency: The Pataca (MOP$) is divided into 100 avos and is Macau’s official currency. Roughly eight Patacas is equivalent to one US dollar and 10 Patacas is equivalent to one Euro. There is no restriction on the amount of currency which can be brought in or taken out of the territory. Hong Kong dollars are also accepted as currency in Macau. For up to date exchange rates go to www.gocurrency.com. mice.net 165