Macau (China) is famously known as the world's biggest gambling hub, and is one of two special administrative regions of China, the other being Hong Kong. It is often referred to as the 'Vegas of the East'. But Macau is much more than just a gambling haven, it's historic centre was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 2005. Overlooking the South China Sea, Macau consists of two small islands - Taipa and Coloane. You will find remnants of colonial Portuguese architecture within the urbanised centre, with street stalls and restaurants in the old town where you will find everything from Chinese, Portuguese, Brazilian and African food influences on offer.
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The typhoon season in Macao normally runs from April to October. Crime levels are low, and although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Macao, attacks cannot be ruled out. Macao, like other parts of China, does not recognise dual nationality. If you have both British and Chinese nationality you may be treated as a Chinese citizen by local authorities, even if you enter Macao on your British passport. Some vaccines are recommended or required for Macao. The National Travel Health Network and Centre and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Macao: COVID-19, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis, rabies and tetanus.
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