Capa + Contra-capa

Pequeno manual turístico “Travel trade handbook MACAU”, de 1981 em inglês, editado pelo Departamento de Turismo e Informação, 75 p., 23 cm x 14, 7 cm.

Páginas 2-3 – ÍNDICE

“Macau has proudly flown Portugal´s flag even when the Motherland´s throne was occupied by a foreign King, in the 17th century. When Portuguese rule was re-established, after 60 years, the city of Macau was granted the official name of:

Jet Boeing

“The best time to visit Macau throughout the year is mid-week, to avoid the weekend gambling rush from Hong Kong. During daytime hydrofoils and jetfoils depart at roughly half hour intervals from both Macau and Hong Kong. Daily services start from 7.45 a.m. and finish at up to 6.30 p. m.  in summer (5.15 p. m. in winter) Night jetfoil services to and from Macau were introduced for the convenience of the travellers and have proved popular. Jetfoils take about 50 minutes for the 40-mile trip; hydrofoils, 65 to 75 minutes.

Macau Grand Prix (1980 ?)

“The Far East´s gala motrocycle and Fotmula II car racing event, the Macau Grand Prix, is held the third week each November. Visitors, drivers and machines arrive from all the world for this event”

Ruins of St. Paul

“For walkers who dont´t mind some step climbs this tour offers spectacular views from the old Jesuit fort on Monte hill overlooking the site of a college for missionaires and scholars going to China. St. Paul´s was the collegiate church, built 1602 with the help of Japanese Christian exiles and, except for the great façade, destroyed by fire in 1835”

Nighview of Bay of Praia Grande

“To reach Penha Hill, take the Praia Grande along the waterfront … yhe avenue of banyan trees was planted a century ago … to the right is the pink and whitestone Government House containing the Governor´s office and various stone government departments …next is a row of shops and the Colegio Ricci … after the Helen Liang nursery … turn right up the steep Calçada do Bom Parto …”

Horse trotting

“Horse Trotting” – The Macau Trotting Club has already opened its first harness racing track in Asia on the historical Island of Taipa. All horses purchased in Australia and New Zealand have attained a standard of 2 minutes 14 seconds for the mile. The oval-shaped track is five furlongs in length and 80 feet wide with inner and outer track. The track is 20 feet wider than tracks used overseas, thus allowing more room for overtaking. The five-storey stand has a capacity for 15,000 people with restaurants seating 1,5000. Parking facilities are available for 750 cars and 40 tour buses. Public admission tickets cost 3 patacas, On the day of the races, The Trotting Club will provide transportation to amd from the track at the bridge terminal near the Statue of Governor Ferreira do Amaral, just in front of the main entrance of Hotel Lisboa.”

NOTA: Muitas fotos deste manual foram reproduzidas posteriormente num folheto turístico de 1984 que postei em 24-07-2014 em