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Macau suspends ferry service to HK over riots in Sheung Wan

Ferry services from Macau to Hong Kong were suspended from 11:30 p.m. on Sunday as Hong Kong’s ferry terminal in Sheung Wan was “unsuitable” for people to use.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:46 am

Ferry services from Macau to Hong Kong were suspended from 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, as the Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) said in a statement that Hong Kong’s ferry terminal in Sheung Wan was “unsuitable” for people to use.

Chaos erupted in Sheung Wan last night when anti-government rioters clashed with police.

According to the DSAMA statement, since the ferry terminal in Sheung Wan was “temporarily not suitable for locals and tourists to use”, passenger ferry services from the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Pac On Ferry Terminal to Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan ferry terminal have been “affected”.

The terminal is known as Shun Tak Centre, and at one point, the protesters were right outside its bus terminus.

Tourists only found out about the ferry service suspension when they arrived at the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal last night. About 30 people who had planned to get the ferry were there.

Shun Tak said in a statement last night that due to a “special incident”, its last sailing between Macau and Hong Kong was at 11:30 p.m.

Some tourists from Hong Kong told The Macau Post Daily that they were considering taking the bus over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge to return to Hong Kong because they didn’t know when the ferry services would resume.

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:46 am

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