Macau | outer harbour walks

Macau Outer Harbour reservoir (reservatório do Porto Exterior) | November 5, 2009
Macau Outer Harbour reservoir (reservatório do Porto Exterior) | November 5, 2009

During the past week, MovingCities went exploring China’s Pearl River Delta region. Already familiar with understanding Macau‘s incredible urban density, being one of the world’s highest [from street-level (Jan09) and rooftops (Jul09)] Mónica Carriço went exploring another part of the peninsula: the outer harbour.

In recent years Macau has almost doubled in size, with new districts being created by land reclamation, one being the NAPE (Novos Aterros do Porto Exterior) in the Outer Harbour. The area features the Ferry Terminal (Terminal Marítimo), an heliport, and the Grand Prix main spectator’s stand. Meandering along this Northeastern part of the peninsula, one reaches Macau’s first a water reservoir – Reservatório do Crocodilo. A city of very limited natural water resources, Macau depends almost for 98% from Guangdong’s Xijiang River (a tributary of the Pearl River). By gravity, this water is transferred to 3 water treatment plants, one being the Outer Harbour water treatment plant. Built in the 1920’s in the valley of Guia Hill, the reservoir shores were recently landscaped into public spaces and walkways.

Macau Grand Prix stand and heliport | November 5, 2009
Macau Grand Prix stand and heliport | November 5, 2009

Macau Outer Harbour reservoir (Reservatório do Crocodilo) | November 5, 2009
Macau Outer Harbour reservoir (Reservatório do Crocodilo) | November 5, 2009

Fisherman’s Wharf Theme Park: 'Vulcania' (40m tall volcano replica) | November 5, 2009
Fisherman’s Wharf Theme Park: 'Vulcania' (40m tall volcano replica) | November 5, 2009

Macau's Orient Arch, Av. Rodrigo Rodrigues | November 5, 2009
Macau's Orient Arch, Av. Rodrigo Rodrigues | November 5, 2009

Macau's NAPE (Novos Aterros do Porto Exterior) | November 5, 2009
Macau's NAPE (Novos Aterros do Porto Exterior) | November 5, 2009

Macau Outer Harbour reservoir by night | November 5, 2009
Macau Outer Harbour reservoir by night | November 5, 2009

Pictures by movingcities.org

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