“The HZMB is now the longest bridge-come-tunnel sea crossing in the world, and it is also the first land-transport link between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau,” says a spokesperson from the Highways Department of Hong Kong. Visits to Macau were previously at the mercy of the waters, with a one-hour ferry ride being the most common route. But now visitors can take public transit to the Hong Kong port and easily hop on a bus shuttle to the Macau port. The shuttle costs 65 to 70 Hong Kong dollars (about C$10 to C$13, depending on the time of day – a significant discount from the ferry, which costs 186 to 211 Hong Kong dollars (about C$31 to C$36). Cross-boundary coach routes are also available, taking travellers to sights sooner with direct routes from Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui to the Parisian Macao, Venetian Macao and Sands Macao resort hotels.