MACAU

Macau, a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, is strategically located in the Guangdong Province, on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta. Occupying an area of 23.8 square kilometers, Macau comprises the Macau Peninsula, the islands of Taipa and Coloane, and the reclaimed area COTAI. Two bridges connect Macau and Taipa with a third one under planning, and both islands are connected by an isthmus.

Besides the Barrier Gate located on the northern border of the Macau Peninsula, one can access Mainland China through the “COTAI” Frontier Post located in the reclaimed area between the islands of Taipa and Coloane.

Macau, one of the Asian-Pacific cities that places the most emphasis on environmental protection, offers a favorable living environment. With a roadside air quality index of between 40-50, Macau has significantly less pollution compared with Hong Kong.

With the average price of residential and commercial buildings in Macau about one-fifth of that in Hong Kong, the availability of good education services and a wide range of recreational activities, a comparatively low cost of living (about 40% of that in Hong Kong), less pollution, a cosmopolitan and relaxing atmosphere, a comprehensive sea, land and air transportation network, and an advanced telecommunication infrastructure, Macau is fast becoming a preferred home of the expatriates working in this region.

Low Tax Rate
TAX PRIVILEGE
Property tax 6 years property tax exemption as from date of occupation permit.
Property rates Zero
Property transfer tax 3% of property value
Capital gains tax Zero
Personal income tax Maximum of 15% on Macau-sourced income
Corporate tax 12% on net amount after deduction of MOP600,000
Remittance of funds No restriction
Land rent Approximately $400 to $1,500 per unit per annum

The above information on the table is for reference only. For details, please refer to the latest announcement of the Financial Services Bureau of Macau.

 

TAIPA  

Taipa island, nestled between the Macau Peninsula and Coloane Island, has undergone massive development during the last decade. With better town planning, less pollution, and some of the most important infrastructures of Macau being built on this island, Taipa is now one of the most preferred areas for locals and foreigners looking for homes, business opportunities, recreational and dining facilities. 

Major infrastructures and places of interest: 

Residence:  Ocean Gardens is one of the most luxurious residential developments in Macau.
Education:  University of Macau, Macau University of Science and Technology,  Hou Kong Middle School, Macao Sam Yuk Middle School, Pui Va Middle School, Sheng Kung Hui Primary School, Escola anexa a Univeisidade de Macau, Creche o Pequeno Golfinho (Dolphin Nursery)…etc.
Recreation and Entertainment: Located on the island of Taipa are Taipa Village, Macau Stadium, the Macau Jockey Club, and the old Praia waterfront. Coloane, ten minutes away by car from Taipa, is home to many attractions including Coloane Village, Kartodrome, Macau Golf and Country Club, Hac Sa and Cheoc Van beaches, etc.
Transport: Major transport infrastructures in Taipa include Macau International Airport, Lotus Bridge, Friendship Bridge, Macau-Taipa Bridge, and Taipa-Coloane Highway.

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Macau Jockey Club

University of Macau Macau International Airport
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Macau International Airport:  

Tourists can use the Macau International Airport for travel to many destinations in the region and connections to different parts of the world. Located on Taipa island, the airport is 15 minutes away from the Macau Ferry Terminal and 20 minutes from the Barrier gate.

Macau Ferry Terminal (Macau Peninsula):  

Millions of visitors visit Macau from Hong Kong via ferry. Travel time is 55 to 70 minutes. Passengers should be at the terminal 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time for immigration formalities.

The Third Macau-Taipa Bridge (Ponte de Sai Van):

Connect Ocean Gardens on northwest Taipa to the  Macau Tower in Macau Peninsula. This will be an all-weather bridge which puts Macau Peninsula within a 3-minute drive from Ocean Gardens.

Macau Jockey Club:  

Located beside the Macau Stadium, the Macau Jockey Club is equipped with modern facilities to provide horse racing of an international standard. Horse races are held twice a week.

Macau Golf & Country Clubs:

 

Located beside the Westin resort in Coloane, the Macau Golf and Country Club has an 18-hole world-class golf course for members and hotel guests.

University of Macau:  

Macau’s first university, The University of Macau, provides a wide range of education services. The university also has a subsidiary providing primary and kindergarten education.

Macau University of Science and Technology:

The newest university of Macau S.A.R., it is twice as large than the University of Macau and is located beside the International Airport. 

Taipa Village:  

Taipa Village, known as “the Macau Gourmet Paradise” or Macau Paradise, has an interesting cluster of restaurants serving Chinese, Portuguese, Macanese, Indian, and Italian food. This place is also famous for its homemade biscuits, cakes, and candies.  

Ocean Gardens

Ocean Gardens, Macau's premier luxurious development, is built on a prime 19-hectare site on northwest Taipa. Comprising 34 residential buildings and 21 villas, with units ranging from 800 to 3700 sq ft. You can get there by bus or taxi from the Macau International Airport, the Ferry Terminal and the Barrier Gate within half an hour.

Ocean Gardens is not only renowned for its 24hr security system service and great buildings management service with a team of shuttle bus, but is also famous for the Ocean Club, which is Macau’s largest private club offering members an extensive range of social, recreational and dining facilities. To accommodate the residents’ needs, there are a secondary school, a restaurant, a medical center and a nursery. And also a laundry, a convenience store, a shopping center, and an office tower within Ocean Gardens.

Ocean Gardens is to home 10,000 residents. This large-scale development is undoubtedly Macau’s premier garden city within a city, and will continue to be the most distinguished residential landmark in Macau S.A.R.