TELEPHONE

To dial home from Macau, use the international access code 001, followed by the destination country code, area code and number you wish to dial.

For calls to Macau, the international dial code prefix may vary depending upon the country from which the call is made, but will be followed by Macau’s international number +853, followed by the area code and local number.

The main emergency Police number is 999 which is free to call, and suitable for all types of emergency. The mobile phone emergency number is 112.

When travelling with Haivenu, you will also always be provided with an emergency contact number to access our help and assistance.

For mobile handsets, consult your service provider in advance of departure to activate your handset for use in Macau and seek advice concerning roaming charges, which are, however, likely to be expensive.

If your phone is unlocked, another option is to buy a SIM card locally, from one of Macau’s main providers, Mobiweb, Three, SmarTone, and China Telecom.

Macau has extensive 3G and 4G coverage and signal problems are unlikely. You can also purchase contract free handsets locally, though you will also need to purchase a SIM card.

INTERNET

Like Hong Kong, Macau has excellent high speed internet facilities, and can access the extensive free public Wi-Fi network, WiFi Go. Most hotels provide free Wi-Fi, as do many cafes, restaurants and food outlets.

The 3G and 4G networks are very well developed, and for mobile internet, buying a SIM locally provides a relatively cheap and reliable solution. 1 day or 5 day unlimited mobile broadband passes are also available.

ELECTRICITY

The electricity supply in Macau is 220 Volts, at 50 HZ.

A useful visual reference guide to the full range of international plug and socket varieties can be found at http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/, which describes the type system in use on this website.

Macau has two three pin socket styles, the square three pin type G, as used in Hong Kong, and the round pin type D.

It is helpful to consider your likely needs in advance. If you will need to charge several items such as mobile phones, tablet computers, cameras etc., it may be worth bringing a multiple, preferably surge protected, outlet from your own country to avoid having to purchase several adapters, or to deal with a limited availability of wall sockets.

In most cases, if your equipment normally runs on a 110 volt, 60 HZ supply, you will additionally need a portable transformer.

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

Macau uses the international metric system of weights and measures, based on the metre, litre and gram.

POSTAL SERVICES

Postal services are run by Macau Post (Correios de Macau), which provides efficient and reliable postal services.

Opening hours can fluctuate according to the local branches, but are mostly available from at least 09:00-17:00 on weekdays and 09:00-13:00 on Saturdays.

Several international operators, such as TNT, DHL, UPS and Federal Express and many more, also operate in Macau.

TIME ZONE

Macau Standard Time is harmonised with China at GMT/UTC+8, though it should be noted for calculation purposes that the country does not operate a daylight saving mechanism.

 

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