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.
Remembering when Ulysses S. Grant got the cold shoulder in Macao
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.
Understanding the man and the legacy behind Macao’s Mandarin’s House
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.
400 years on: How the 1622 Battle of Macao unfolded
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.