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phone app

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phone app

Are there any helpful phone apps for travelers to Macau and Hong Kong ?

I'm looking for something that would help me navigate these two cities , find attractions, museums, tours, etc . I'm leaving tomorrow and staying for couple of weeks.

Kunming, China
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1. Re: phone app

I've used several for Macau that were recommended on the Google Play Store website (for Android.) Apple surely has some too.

What I found is that they weren't really that helpful, were loaded with advertising, and that the spam refused to die long after the parent programs were uninstalled. Also found that the information was often out of date and incorrect, such as opening times for museums and other attractions.

Maybe I just failed to discover the best one. Someone else may know more. A map app is a good idea, as is a translator app.

Edited: 11 December 2016, 02:23
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2. Re: phone app

Thank you for your reply. I guess Google Maps and Trip Adviser will be my only guides .

Hong Kong, China
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for Holiday Travel, Food and Travel, Macau, Hong Kong
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3. Re: phone app

I have the same impression as ZhongguoKM.

The good news is that the Macau is tiny and you can make good use of hand map that can be picked up at any MGTO tourist office at the ferry terminals or airport when you arrive and you'll be able to make your way around the sightseeing areas just fine.

If you want to download and print the map prior to visiting to Macau - here is the direct link to the MGTO map online

http://en.macaotourism.gov.mo/corner/map.php

Canada
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4. Re: phone app

I downloaded the third one listed here: en.macaotourism.gov.mo/corner/phone_apps.php . It was pretty spam free. However, I found that I rarely used it.

Also, I found that Google Maps can be off by 100 feet or so in Macau.

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