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September 27th-29th (Sunday-Tuesday)




University of Macau


Location: E4 Anthony Lau Building

Address: Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau


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Source: University of Macau





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    Opening Ceremony

    Date:     September 27th
    Time:     09:00 ~09:15
    Venue:   E4-G062, Anthony Lau Building


    Complimentary Tour

    (By reservation on registration system only. On site reservation not available)

    Date: September 28th
    Time: 15:40~
    Gathering spot: Registration & Information desk, E4 Anthony Lau Building

    Free Guided tour to the following attractions: Macau Museum, Ruins of St. Paul’s, A-Ma Temple


    Closing and Poster Competition Awarding Ceremony

    Date:      September 29th
    Time:      17:00~17:30
    Venue:    E4-G053, Anthony Lau Building


    Date:       September 29th
    Time:      18:00~
    Venue:    N1-G008, Fortune Inn Restaurant, UM Guest House
    Cuisine:  Chinese Food
    Fee:         USD $50






    “English” is the official language in this conference.


    Host (in alphabetical order)


    ECAI   Academia Sinica, Taiwan




        Ministry of Education, Taiwan





        Pacific Neighborhood Consortium


      University of Macau



    MOE   Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI)

    MOE   Macau Documentation and Information Society







    About Macau


    Macau - located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong Province, adjoins the Mainland city of Zhuhai and lies some 60 kilometres to the west of Hong Kong. Macau comprises Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane. Macau Peninsula is the hub of the territory and is connected to Taipa by three bridges. Several large international hotel resorts - with new supporting infrastructure -are located on the reclaimed land between Taipa and Coloane in the newly developed district known as Cotai.


    The Portuguese arrived and settled in Macau in the mid 16th Century. Thus, the city’s architecture, art, religion, traditions, food and community reflect the integration of Chinese, Western and Portuguese cultures. In 2005, The Historic Centre of Macau was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a result of its unique historical and cultural landscape. Macau is currently positioning itself as the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure as it develops into a quality international tourist destination.


    (Information from the website of Macau Government Tourist Office)


    ● Currency


    The Pataca (MOP) is divided into 100 avos and it is Macau's official currency. There are banknotes and coins in the following denominations:
    Coins: 10, 20 and 50 avos; 1, 2, 5 and 10 Patacas.
    Banknotes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Patacas.


    By the decision of the Government the Pataca is linked to the Hong Kong dollar (HKD). The exchange rate is MOP103.20 = HKD100.00. There is an acceptable variation up to 10%. Roughly 8 Patacas is equivalent to 1 US Dollar.


    There are 24 hours exchange counters operating in the Macau International Airport (Taipa Island) and in the Lisboa Hotel (Macau). Banks open normally from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Most credit cards are accepted in many hotels, shops and restaurants.


    ● Climate


    Macau has moderate climate conditions throughout the year. Annual average temperature is about 23ºC (73ºF) and ranges from 20ºC (68ºF) to 26ºC (79ºF). Humidity levels are high in the city, where the average annual relative humidity tops 79%. The average annual rainfall measures about 2,058 mm in Macau, with the rainy season falling between May and September every year.


    ● Electricity

    Electricity in Macau is at 230V, 50Hz. The power plugs used in Macau are of the three-pin, square-shaped or round-shaped type. It is suggested to check before using an electrical appliance.


    ● Visa Requirements


    I. Passport holders of the following countries enjoy visa-free access to Macau, including:

    a) Nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Czech, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania and the United Kingdom (6 months) for a stay up to 90 days;


    b) Nationals of Australia, Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United States of America and Uruguay for a stay up to 30 days;


    c) Holders of a Hong Kong Identity Card, Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card or Re-entry Permit;

    d) Nationals of China with valid Macau entry / depart documents;

    e) Holders of Consulate / Diplomatic documents issued by the Macau SAR or Hong Kong SAR;

    f) Holders of Diplomatic Passport;

    g) Holders of "Laissez Passer" issued by the United Nations; in the course of duty;

    h) Holders of travel document issued by the Portuguese authorities for the foreign citizens.


    II. Passport holders of Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are required to obtain an entry visa before arriving Macao. There are three types of visa:
    a) Individual - MOP$100, children under 12 years of age pay MOP$50. 
    b) Family Passport - MOP$200
    c) Group - MOP$50 per person for members in group comprised of at least 10 people organized by a single travel manager and presenting a collective travel document.


    For more information, please visit the website: 


    The above information is for reference only. For further information on entry formalities, please call the Macau Immigration Services of Public Security Police Force: (Macau area code) 853-2872 5488 or visit the website:, email:


    (Information from the website of Macau Government Tourist Office)


    ● Related Links


    Macau Visa Information


    Macau International Airport


    Macau Government Tourist Office