TheArsenale founder Patrice Meignan on refreshing his Macao concept store, flying cars and the metaverse with Alpha City
Patrice Meignan owns an ultra-luxury marketplace for futuristic cars, bikes, planes – the crème de la crème of mobility machines. As he ponders new possibilities for his Macao concept store, we caught up with Meignan to hear about his road to success.
From the archives: The man who made St Paul’s and the secrets behind the ruins that few tourists know
Although today it stands in ruins, framing photos for visitors from across the world, St Paul’s was one of Asia’s most important religious learning centres, founded by Italian Jesuit Alessandro Valignano.
The 18th US President is best remembered as the general that led the Union to victory over the southern Confederacy in the American Civil War. But Grant’s impact went beyond the US. We take a look back at his peripatetic world tour, including a little-known trip to Macao.
The Mandarin’s House is one of Macao’s most treasured heritage sites. While the building itself is a top attraction for visitors, its greatest impact came from one of its original residents, the businessman and author Zheng Guanying.
On 24 June 1622 – 400 years ago – the Dutch were defeated after fierce naval attacks and deadly land clashes in Macao. Historian Ivo Carneiro de Sousa recalls the Dutch East India Company’s attempt to conquer Macao and the revisionism that occurred in its wake.
The author of Ancestor Portraits in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, scholar and painter Ung Vai Meng is the go-to expert on Chinese ancestral portraiture. As he has discovered through 20 years of research, the often-overlooked genre is full of surprises.
Current hit show Squid Game might have pulled in viewers by the million, but it’s just one more piece in the cultural jigsaw that Korea is constructing around the world. There’s more remarkable entertainment in the pipeline.
Catholic missionary St Francis Xavier is often credited for introducing and spreading Catholicism in Asia. Here’s how his right shoulder blade, a treasured relic, made its way to the St Joseph’s Seminary and Church in Macao.
Impromptu Projects: Art and architecture for all through the ancient practice of bamboo construction
Macao architectural and design studio Impromptu Projects combines bamboo structures and musical performance in their latest work, “Chasing Sounds”, on display at the “Hi! Flora, Fauna” exhibition in Hong Kong.
From features in Vogue to dressing Paris Hilton, Macao designer Nuno Lopes knows a thing or two about fashion. Just in time for spring, Lopes shares his top styling tips, including the one colour that flatters everyone.
Macao’s UNESCO World Heritage city centre has long drawn visitors to its cobblestoned streets. Yet it’s the ambitious, modern and often big-budget architecture that’s propelling the city’s skyline into the future.
To keep cabin fever at bay this winter, we’ve rounded up Macao’s best family-friendly activities. From giant pandas to go-carting, hiking, bowling, game arcades and avant-garde art installations, these experiences will entertain the whole family.
We all know about Macao’s ‘tangible’ heritage – physical landmarks like the Ruins of St Paul’s or the A-Ma Temple. But what about its ‘intangible’ heritage? Every year, the city is doing more to protect and promote its old stories, traditions and customs.
Life for Macao’s theatre companies can be challenging, especially during a pandemic, but the directors and actors behind these troupes say the show must go on. We caught up with five local organisations working behind the scenes to craft new theatre styles and engage younger audiences.
Looking for new tunes? From alt-rock to instrumentals, pop-punk, indie and funk, Macao is brimming with noteworthy local bands. For music lovers looking for new sounds, we’ve rounded up a few of the city’s top talents to keep on your radar.
Running an independent bookstore in Macao can be challenging to say the least. But some bookshops in Macao have developed new tactics to attract customers and create a sense of community in the age of Kindles, Audible and iPhones.