CGiV2013 10th International Conference
Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization
6-8 August, 2013

● University of Macau ● Macau ● China ●

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University of Macau  Macau ● China

Local Information


Welcome to Macau, China


Conference Venue and Hotel Information



Visa Information


Welcome to Macau


Macau, located on the southeast coast of China, is a special administrative region of the country. Being Asia's well-known gambling Mecca, Macau is a place to find the traditional Chinese culture while enjoying the exotic Portuguese buildings. The name of the city is derived from the word Magao (A-Ma Temple), which was the shrine dedicated to Mazu, a sacred sea goddess respected by the local people. It was said that in the middle of sixteenth century when the Portuguese first set foot there, one of the officers asked a fisherman the name of the land. The man misunderstanding the officer's meaning, answered 'Magao' - the name of A-Ma Temple in front them. The word became the Portuguese name for the land and for nearly 400 years, the Portuguese ruled here prior to Macau's official return to the People's Republic of China on December 20, 1999 as a special administrative region.








Some Related Links:

l   Online map (Macau): Online map URL

l   The Cultural Affairs Bureau, Macau:

l   Macau Government site:

l   Macau University history:

Attractions near macau :  

Macau City has a history of almost 400 years, It started when the Portuguese began to settle and trade in the southwest area of the Macau peninsula.

There is trail of cultural places that symbolises:

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Some main attractions in Macau:


A-Ma Temple

The A-Ma Temple, located in the southeast of the Macau Peninsula, is the oldest temple in Macau. It was constructed in the year of 1488 of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to commemorate Mazu, the sacred sea goddess who blesses the fishermen of Macau.




Ruins of St. Paul's & Monte Fort

Visiting Taiwan Experiencing Hakka Culture in Beipu


Beipu is located in the foothills of Eastern Hsinchu County and is the major Hakka town in the north of the island (Meinong, in Kaohsiung county being the southern town) and has a population of around 97% Hakka. The Hakka people first moved out to Beipu about 150 years ago as they were pushed away from the coastline as the villages became over-populated.


Hakka cuisine:

In addition to the many tea houses that line the streets of Beipu there are also countless Hakka restaurants, too. They do vary in quality from inedible to incredible so be careful when choosing somewhere






Conference Venue





HG01 & HG02

Ho Yin Convention Centre

University of Macau




The campus map can be obtained as follows:


         Download UM Campus Map




Note to CGIV 2013 Delegates:



1.   How to get from airport/ferry terminal to the conference venue

By taxi

It takes about 10 minutes from the Macau International Airport, or about 20 minutes from the ferry terminal to the conference venue.


By Buses

It takes about 20 minutes from the Macau International Airport by Bus No. 36, or about 45 minutes from the ferry terminal by Bus 28A to the bus stop near New Century hotel / Regency hotel. Then walk about 10 minutes the conference venue.




2.   Hotel Accommodation Information :

For the hotels near the conference venu, we would suggest the Regency hotel. You may book the room from this website or Agoda:

You may also book other hotels from Agoda or other booking websites in region of Taipa .


3.   Weather Information 




How to get the Visa to Macau

Citizens of some countries cannot enter Macau without valid visa. Please, review the situation in your country. For short visit like conference, one should apply in the nearest Macau - Chinese Embassy/Consulate for business visa with single entry option. Procedure is usually reduced to filling visa application and presenting the official invitation letter. After that it takes usually a week to issue a visa.

Another possible way is to apply a sightseeing visa to Macau. You may ask your travel agency to apply a sightseeing visa to Macau for you. In this case, you do not need the official invitation letter.


We need the following information about you for sending you the official invitation letter:


(1)    Full Name (exactly as in your passport):
(2)    Sex:
(3)    Date of Birth:
(4)    Nationality:
(5)    Passport Number:
(6)    Your affiliation:
(7)    Present Occupation and Title:
(8)    Arrival Date and Departure Date:
(9)    Name of Country Where You Will Apply for the Visa:
(10)  A statement specifying who will be responsible for all expenses related to the trip.
(11)  Full Postal Address:
(12)  E-mail Address:
(13)  Telephone number:
(14)  Fax number:
(15)  Names and Relationships of Persons Travelling with You
(16)  Paper/Delegate ID and Paper Title

(Note: all above information must be provided for each traveller, regardless of age)


 Please send by May 15th, 2013 the information to:

Conference Co-ordinator

P.O. BOX 29, HATFIELD, AL9 7ZL, United Kingdom.

Tel: (Int. +44) 1707 - 652 224

Fax: (Int. +44) 1707 - 652 247