Today I will depart on United Airlines Non Stop service from Newark to Hong Kong which happens to be my number one favorite city in the world.  I will then depart immediately from Hong Kong International Airport on the very efficient and speedy Sea Express Turbo Jet Ferry service to Macau.    The Non Stop flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Hong Kong is approximately 15 1/2 to 16 hours depending on weather, winds and appropriate routing.  I have taken this flight several times and if the polar route is available to cross it saves quite a bit of time otherwise the general direction is due north; Canada, Greenland almost to the North Pole  above Scandinavia and then above Russia a gradual descent southward to the beautiful exciting city of Hong Kong.    From Hong Kong International Airport I will pass through passport control collect my luggage and then proceed immediately to the Sea Express Turbo Jet Ferry Service to Macau.   I have also taken this before from the main terminal in Hong Kong.   There is very frequent service available from Hong Kong; practically 24 hours.  The quick Turbjo Jet ferry cross the harbour and surrounding waters of Hong Kong and China into Macau in just about one hour.   The Ferries are quite comfortable and even offer a first class section.   There is a snack bar on board with ample food and drinks, televisions, wi-fi, and very comfortable seats with an attentive staff.   Once in Macau I will be staying at the very beautiful Galaxy Resort as shown above in the two photos.  I actually visited there last year and was quite impressed with their restaurants, general facilities and fabulous Spa.   The Galaxy is a luxury resort; virtually a city unto itself with 1500 rooms, several restaurants, entertainment, casino, cinemas, complimentary wi-fi throughout which I love, a most wonderful indoor/outdoor Banyan Tree Spa and very efficient, attentive staff!!   It’s one of the most beautiful Resort Hotels in Macau and is host to our annual UICH Les Clefs d’Or Executive Committee Meeting which is the purpose of my visit.   Macau by the way is an upcoming and developing region with several Las Vegas style hotels together with a very interesting charm from its Portuguese history.   Macau was actually administered by Portugal from the mid 16th century until 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony in China.   Macau is one of the two SAR regions of the People’s Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong.  Macau lies on the western side of The Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east and bordering Guangdong province to the north.  Macau maintains its own legal system, police force, monetary system, customs and immigration policy.  Macau is an ideal location for hosting an event or world congress, international meetings and even a family vacation.   Interesting Fact: Macau has the second highest life expectancy in the world!!!


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