Macao Warnings and Dangers

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Macao Warnings and Dangers

  • Vertigo

    Macao's TV tower is so high that it is used to radical sports. Well, we saw no one, without surprise, because it was raining, but that was good to Fernanda, who couldn't even look at her feet - the floor in the top area of the tower is in glass, and looking down may cause giddiness.Going up is expensive but if you may resisit to vertigo is the...

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  • Long queue at immigration

    When I got off the fast ferry from Hong Kong, the queues at immigration to get into Macau were huge. They had a good few dozen counters open but still each queue was about 30-40 deep. It took at least 30-40 minutes to get through so bear this in mind if you're entering Macau via boat.

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  • From 1 Jan 2008 - Useful contacts...

    Crime Report Hotline: 993Judiciary Police (Headquarters): 2855 7777 Complaints Centre: 8800 1999 (nar@pj.gov.mo)Rua Central, Edifício da Polícia Judiciária, Bloco C, R/C, MacauCommunity Policing Unit: 8800 1111 (gerpp@pj.gov.mo)Rua Central, Edifício da Polícia Judiciária, Bloco C, R/C, MacauAdministrative Support Centre: 8800 1367 Rua Central,...

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  • The busy times

    How is it possible that an island so small can support so many casinos of gigantic proportion?!Simply put... the average tourist here is going to walk the ruins of S. Paulo, and maybe a few other historic corners. But the rest of the time for the average foreigner will be spent in the casinos. The weekends are packed full of visitors from Hong...

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  • Drink plenty of water

    Whenever you come to Asia (even in winter time) don’t forget to carry all the time a bottle of water with you. Unless you are one of those who like to spend all day drinking soft drinks. No matter what, you will be walking a lot, therefore, having a bottle of water at your side will help you to cope with the humidity. Besides, during those days you...

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  • Tour guide touts

    Upon arriving at the Macau Port, we were immediately accosted by a guy wanting to drive us around the town to show us the major sights for only US$80! We wisely said no and decided to show ourselves around the city.It turns out that the average cab ride between any two sites in the city is only about US$2. This guy may have shown us a few things we...

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  • Book In Advance

    If you are planning on visiting Macau on a weekend, make sure you book your ferry tickets in advance as this is the most popular and busiest time. The major ferry operator is the Turbojet.

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  • Narrow Streets

    Macau central area was originally designed with narrow streets. While it was fine several hundred years ago, by the time it got to the late 1980’s and when Macau’s economy soared, the streets became too narrow with no way to expand. Therefore most of the streets have been turned into one way with no parking.

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  • Crime

    Violence relating to organised crime has increased in Macau. Police say the violence is linked to gang wars over gambling profits that have been shrinking because of the regional economic downturn. Everyone should exercise common sense and caution in visiting Macau especially wandering around at night.

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  • Macau seemed pretty safe to...

    Macau seemed pretty safe to me, of course just taking care for pick-pocketers, like anywhere. But, Macau is big, and I didn't wander everywhere. I have no doubt that there are some slummy parts of the city that you'd want to watch out for. I was told by a friend of mine from Hong Kong that there are a number of casinos here run by the mob, and thus...

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  • Macau is very safe, especially...

    Macau is very safe, especially since China took over and decreased gang related crimes. Since the bidding for gambling in Macau, no real triads can control it anymore. Just be careful at night in dark alleys or walking alone as usual, like near the chickens (street walker hangouts like near Lisboa, Fortuna and other hotels). You never know when...

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  • The casinos are very...

    The casinos are very overrated. We visited two and they are nothing like Las Vegas. You must wear long pants to get into the casino. No bags allowed inside. Skip the casino and go see the A-Mah Temple.P.S. You will see a few working girls at the casinos.

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  • CRIME AND SECURITY: O.K.,...

    CRIME AND SECURITY: O.K., I'm no Lara Croft... but do be careful when you're here in Macau. Petty street crimes occasionally occur in touristy areas including the vicinity of these infamous casinos. Violence relating to organized crime has been on the increase in Macau and it does pose potential security concerns for the general public and tourists...

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