Macao’s new MOP 500 million library set to open by 2025

Critics lavish praise on Dutch firm’s “inspiring, multi-functional” design for Central Library which will be built on the site of the former Hotel Estoril.

Final curtain for six Hong Kong cinemas

UA closes its six venues overnight, dismaying fans, however the show goes on at Macau Galaxy’s 1,000-seat multiplex.

Two more cannons dug up at Galaxy construction site

Bomb squad confirms no hazard to public, as IC officials move the antique weapons to a safe storage area.

Fans overjoyed as Spotify comes to Macao

The audio streaming platform should give Macao’s music scene a hefty international boost, and provide locals with a vast array of listening pleasure.

Senado Library clamps down on public access

Entry will be restricted to the 92-year-old library’s historic collection of 20,000 items from next Monday, as management focuses on preservation.

Rainbow renovation project spruces up characterful area

Shops around Rua de Cinco de Outubro are painted in colours allied to their trade, smartening up the streets, attracting the Insta crowd and pleasing locals.

Government will continue to preserve the Macanese culture

The government will continue to create the right conditions within the local society to allow Macanese culture to be inherited and preserved.

One more Michelin star restaurant for Macao in the 2021 list

Wing Lei Palace restaurant at the Wynn Palace Cotai has been awarded one star on the 2021 Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau.

City University of Macau invests in education on Portuguese-speaking countries

The Institute for Research on Portuguese-speaking countries is currently preparing more than 200 students to learn about the economic, cultural, political and social realities of those countries.

CCM challenges local directors for new cinematic projects

The Macao Cultural Centre is launching a fresh round of its Local View Power programme, calling local directors to present new cinematic projects inspired by the city’s socio-economic realities.

‘Fringe’ festival to make ‘everyone an artist’ next month

Staying true to the spirit of fringe and to mark the festival’s 20th edition, the Macao City Fringe Festival taking place next month will be themed “Everyone is an Artist”, bringing life-inspired art outside the box and into the community.

Public Library launches free book delivery service

The Macao Public Library network, which comprises 16 libraries, has launched a free book delivery service in line with the policy direction of the government’s “Ten-Year Plan for Rehabilitation Services from 2016 to 2025”.

Guangdong & Macao Branded Products Fair uses culinary delights to attract consumers

The theme of the three-day 2020 Guangdong & Macao Branded Product Fair (GMBPF) was entitled “Guangdong – Macao Cuisine Channel” as it used culinary delights to attract consumers.

Limbo wins 5th International Film Festival and Awards Macao

The 2020 British comedy-drama film Limbo, directed by Ben Sharrock, has won the 5th International Film Festival & Awards (IFFAM) Macao. Limbo won US$60,000.

Macao cancels countdown event this year

The Cultural Affairs Bureau announced Monday the cancellation of the “2020 Macao Countdown Event” in order to give priority to public health in the city.

New Year’s Eve events axed over Covid-19

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the New Year’s Eve countdown party and New Year’s Eve firework display have been cancelled.

Exhibition aims to promote Guia Circuit as World Heritage Site

The 4th edition of a collective exhibition entitled “The Guia Circuit as a UNESCO World Heritage Site” is being held at the IAM Gallery. 

Group promotes tea culture at Mandarin House

The third edition of the “International Tea Culture Carnival” took place at Mandarin House earlier this week to promote cultural exchanges and Macao.

5th International Film Festival & Awards Macao starts today

The 5th International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM), which runs from today to 8 December, will be available to residents of Macao and Hong Kong via a dedicated streaming platform.

4 exhibitions mark 12th Cultural Week of China & Portuguese-speaking Countries

Four exhibitions are being held at the China-Portuguese-speaking Countries Commercial and Trade Service Platform Complex next to Macau Tower as part of a string of activities in conjunction with the 12th Cultural Week of China-Portuguese-speaking Countries.

Macau International Short Film Festival opens to public for free

The 11th Macau International Short Film Festival is open to the public, with entrance to all the films being shown free to attract movie buffs from Macau and the mainland, the president of the film festival.

Lost treasure of Old Summer Palace returns to Beijing via Macao

A bronze horse head sculpture, a treasure of Beijing’s Old Summer Palace that went missing after Anglo-French allied forces’ looting 160 years ago, returned to its original palace home on Tuesday.

Wong Meng Kang wins 11th Macanese Cooking Competition

The competition was organised by the Macau Culinary Association and held at the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies.

Government to consult public on 12 possible heritage properties in ‘3rd batch’

The Cultural Affairs Bureau announced on Tuesday that it will launch a cultural heritage evaluation procedure today for 12 properties during which the government will determine whether they will be officially classified as cultural heritage sites.

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