Official languages are Chinese (Cantonese) and Portuguese. English is spoken by many business people and in the tourism industry.
01/01/2022 New Year
02/01/2022 Chinese New Years Festival
04/15/2022 Good Friday
04/18/2022 easter monday
05/01/2022 Labor Day
05/15/2022 Bathing Festival of God Buddha (Buddha’s Birthday)
09/10/2022 Mid-Autumn Festival
10/01/2022 National Day of the People’s Republic of China
04.10.2022 Chung Yeung Festival
11/02/2022 All Souls
08.12.2022 Immaculate conception
12/20/2022 Macau SAR Establishment Day
12/24/2022 christmas eve
Duty free shopping
The following items can be brought into Macau duty-free: 19 cigarettes and 1 cigar (less than 3g) and 25g of tobacco; 1 liter of alcoholic beverages; clothing, jewelry and sports equipment for personal use; 1 camera and 5 rolls of film; 1 film camera and 2 films; 1 VCR; 1 binoculars; 1 musical instrument; 1 record player and 10 records; 1 radio; 1 tape recorder; 1 typewriter; 1 computer; also goods worth up to 5,000 MP. More information is available from Macau Customs.
Business cards and prior appointments are customary, and punctuality is important.
Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute World Trade Center Building 1st & 4th Floors, 918, Avenida da Amizade, Macau Tel. +853 (0)28 71 03 00. Website: www.ipim.gov.mo/en Associação Comercial de Macau ( Macau Chamber of Commerce) Rua de Xangai 175, Edificio ACM, 5th floor, Macau Tel. +853 (0)28 57 68 33. Website: www.acm.org.mo
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, the country code is 00853. Macau still has a dense network of telephone booths.
GSM dual band throughout the area (GSM 900/1800), 3G (900/2100) and 4G (LTE). Major providers include Hutchinson Mobile Macau, Macau Telecom and SmarTone. International roaming contracts exist. Nevertheless, it may be worth purchasing a local SIM card. In addition, the Discover Hong Kong Tourist SIM card can also be used in Macau. With this offer, tourists in Macau can make free local calls and cheap mobile calls abroad.
Visitors can use the free network of FreeWiFi.MO hotspots in central Macau locations. Hotels and cafes usually offer their guests free WiFi. WiFi is also available at the UNESCO Center and internet cafes throughout the city.
Postal items to Europe take 10-14 days to arrive. Opening times of the main post office: Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00, Sat 09.00-13.00.