Scores of junior chefs, dance enthusiasts and karaoke singers joined in the fun at the 2022 Sands Shopping Carnival at The Venetian’s Cotai Expo, which drew over 100,000 visitors.
The annual event has attracted more than 310,000 visits since debuting in 2020.
The three-day carnival, which coincided with the Mid-Autumn Festival, ended on Monday and featured over 530 booths spread across eight different zones. It also provided a free business platform for SMEs and Sands retailers impacted by the pandemic.
Many exhibitors said they were grateful for the event’s swift rescheduling following the Covid-19 outbreak in June. The exhibitors attributed the event’s popularity to the carnival’s arrangements and supporting facilities, “which have helped boost their revenues”.
The carnival’s highlights included the ICBC ePay Presents: Karaoke King Singing Competition 2022, which attracted nearly 380 entrants across three days.
BNU Presents: Street Dance Competition 2022 enabled 81 young dance enthusiasts to showcase their talents, with 13 teams competing on Saturday, while over 570 participants joined the BOC Smart Kids Presents: Little Master Chef Workshop’s free food-prep and decorating activity, The Macau Post Daily reported.