Day Three, and another day of poor visibility changed our plans somewhat. Instead of our original intention to visit the Peak on Hong Kong Island (which really deserves better visibility), we moved forward our plan for a day trip on the hydrofoil to Macau.

The Hong Kong – Macau ferry terminal in Sheung Wan was maybe 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Once there. we booked our return tickets with TurboJet. There are two ferry terminals in Macau – one at Cotai serving the newer casinos and operated by the blue Cotai Water Jet ferries, or the Macau terminal serving the older historic peninsula and operated by the red TurboJet ferries. Both services are fast and frequent, taking approximately an hour each way. Setting off from Hong Kong gave us a different view of its skyline…

Landing in Macau, UK citizens don’t need a visa but still need to pass through immigration and complete an arrival card (handed out on the ferry).

Approaching Macau Ferry Terminal, with another turbojet hydrofoil departing to return to Hong Kong
Approaching Macau Ferry Terminal, with another turbojet hydrofoil departing to return to Hong Kong

We explored the historic centre of Macau, around the ruins of St Paul’s and the Senado Square, and some of the extravagant hotels on the North Peninsula. Unfortunately, we ran out of time to visit any of the resort hotels on the Cotai Peninsula such as The Venetian. Perhaps Macau deserves more than a single day can achieve.

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