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Macao’s Red Market is set to reopen in June

A 24-month refurbishment has seen a host of new features added and improvements made to the heritage structure.

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UPDATED: 08 Apr 2024, 8:33 am

The two-year renovation of Macao’s iconic Red Market is nearly complete, the government says, and the facility should be ready to reopen to the public in June.

Officially known as Almirante Lacerda Municipal Market, the 88-year-old market is located on the corner of Avenida de Horta e Costa and Avenida do Almirante Lacerda, and gets its nickname from the distinctive colour of the bricks used in construction.

According to the Municipal Affairs Bureau (known by its Portuguese initials IAM), vendors will be invited to tour the market shortly and are expected to move into the building in May.

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Refurbishment of the Red Market – a heritage site – began in 2022. The work included strengthening of the building, replacement of floor and wall tiling, and improvements to the ceilings, toilets and drainage system.

A number of new features have been added, including air-conditioners, barrier-free lifts, goods unloading platforms, and better lighting. 

When the market reopens in June, it will have nearly 130 vendors, mostly of fresh produce. 

UPDATED: 08 Apr 2024, 8:33 am

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