The most news-generating and fastest developing of the 10 major islands of Zhuhai, Hengqin is the largest, covering 106.46 sq km (41 sq miles). It is connected to Macao by the cross-border Lotus Bridge, to the city's urban area by the Hengqin Bridge, and to the national expressway network by the Second Hengqin Bridge.
The development plan of Hengqin New Area was resolved in December 2008. In April 2015, the Hengqin Free Trade Zone was established, initiating construction of a demonstration area for in-depth cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao. "The Overall Development Plan for Construction of the Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin" was issued in September 2021 to promote the long-term prosperity and stability of Macao and integration of the special administrative region into the overall development of the country.
Chimelong International Ocean Tourist Resort [Photo courtesy WeChat account: henqinxinqu]
The State Council in March 2019 approved the Construction Plan of Hengqin International Recreation Island, which was released a month later by the National Development & Reform Commission for implementation.
The completed Chimelong International Ocean Tourist Resort, Sumlodol Hengqin Camping Town, and Novotown have become thriving business and tourist spots on the island.
Transport: Buses 14, 62, 86, K10, K11, Z51, Z52, and Z53
Bus information: 86-756-2650123