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Business hours

Government offices are generally open from Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 11.30am, and from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, and sometimes on Saturday morning as well. Shops normally begin trading at 7.30am and go through to around 6pm; only some close for the midday siesta. Saturday shopping generally finishes at 11.30am, although Chinese stores remain open all weekend.

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