Macau | Tourism Office has no final decision yet on port location for recreational sea tour

The Macau Government Tourism Office has not decided yet on the final location of the port for recreational sea tours, said on Wednesday the Office's Director, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes

Macau (MNA) – The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is still discussing the location of the port for a recreational sea tour in Macau, said the Office’s Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, adding that more details should be revealed within this year.

The information was conveyed to media after the MGTO head attended a forum session at G2E Asia 2018 as a keynote speaker on Wednesday.

“We are currently under discussion with a local company about sea tours exclusively in the city,” said the director, “[We] have been collaborating with the Marine and Water Bureau [on searching the best port for the tours].”

The story was first advanced in the June 2017 edition of Macau Business when the Office and Shun Tak Holdings Limited confirmed that the company headed by Pansy Ho was selected to operate the leisure cruise tours, which will connect the Macau Peninsula to Taipa and the Peninsula to Coloane.

Recently, the MGTO has also told Macau News Agency also (MNA) that it is touting the A-Ma temple area as the preferred location for building the pier in the Macau Peninsula.

Yet, Senna Fernandes explained today that they are searching for a port that would be linked to a touristic element, opening up other possibilities.

“There are a lot of ports at the Inner Harbour area, but we do not just want a port for boarding and departing, we want a port that could connect tourism […] or the sea history of the city,” the director indicated.

While reiterating that the government is still considering to have the port located near the A-ma Temple, Ms. Senna Fernandes said “it is not confirmed yet since there are still details to discuss and requirements to meet.”

The MGTO head said that the government intends to improve the coastline and to make good use of the view of the coastline for the long term development.

“Obviously, it takes time to build but this would be on our agenda,” claimed the director.

[Edited by Sheyla Zandonai]