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Going to Zhuhai’s outer islands from Macao will soon get much easier

Services connecting Macao to the islands, many of which boast resort and leisure facilities, could begin as soon as this month.

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Ferry services will soon connect Macao and some of neighbouring Zhuhai’s many islands, according to tourism chief Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes.

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) director told the Macau Post Daily that the new routes would help give tourists and residents more leisure options and reinforce connections between the territory and other parts of the Greater Bay Area.

She said that the MGTO and representatives of Macao’s travel trade had already paid fact-finding visits to some of the islands, with a view to cooperating with the Zhuhai government in promoting twin-destination itineraries.

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The administrative area of Zhuhai consists of scores of islands and islets, with many offering tourism facilities. Ferry services to them could reportedly be launched as early as this month, Macau Post Daily reports. 

Among the better-known islands are Jiuzhou, which offers hiking, cycling, fishing, canoeing and overnight camping, and Dong’ao, where five-star Marriott and Hyatt Alila resorts are expected to open next year.

The previously uninhabited Changqin Island opened to the public during this year’s May Day holiday, with a passenger port, restaurants, and sports facilities up and running. 

Meeting and convention facilities are expected soon.

 

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