New Savoy – more photos
I am not particularly keen on filling the blog full of photos, but following up on the last post I think it is worth drawing attention to the scale of the development taking place in central Funchal that will become the New Savoy. The one above, from skyscrapercity.com shows it dwarfing the Porto Santo Ferry, whilst the one below shows the relentless rise of the building as more floors are added. Really hope that this does not prove to be an aesthetic disaster dominating the city! With this and the Regency Palace reopening the tourist capacity of the island will increase considerably.
Beware bogus tax e-mail
Thanks to Ellen, who drew my attention to this story from the Portugal News; Tax authorities have warned against fake e-mails which are being sent out to taxpayers requesting the settlement of debts. According to a statement published on the Tax and Customs Authority’s web page, the aim of this e-mail is for the recipient to download a virus onto their computer. The fake e-mail message claims that a tax debtors’ list is being updated and that the taxpayer should make a payment to be excluded from this list followed by a request to download an invoice, which is in fact a virus.
Beach warning as fine Easter forecast
The Maritime Authorities in Madeira have issued a warning as Easter approaches, with good weather forecast for the holiday period. They point out that beaches such as Praia Formosa are still not patrolled by lifeguards at this time of year, and locals and tourists who head to the beach in the sunshine are being asked to be careful, particularly when there are children involved.
Alex Lima videos
Couple of new videos by Alex Lima popped up on YouTube recently.
The first is an aerial view of the south west coast of the island starting at Ribeira Brava
Whilst the second is another aerial video featuring Paul de Serra, Seixal and Curral das Freiras