A surge of mainland tourists in Macau during the Lunar New Year holiday prompted local authorities to implement a special pedestrian traffic management system for the first time in the former Portuguese enclave’s history, Apple Daily reported Tuesday. The system called for pedestrians to walk in a single direction on either side of Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, the city’s main avenue. According Macao Daily News and other local media reports, over 390,000 people have entered and exited Macau as of 9 p.m. Monday, the third day of the Chinese celebration, while over 60 percent of the visitors were mainland residents. Many visitors have entered Macau through the Posto Fronteiriço do Cotai, also known as the Lotus Port, in Cotai, after seeing long queues at the immigration and customs checkpoint at the Gongbei port of entry in Zhuhai, the report said.
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