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Tours launched to teach schoolchildren more about their hometown

With a focus on culture, history, science and technology, 10 five-hour, multilingual tours will run until 31 July; each Macao ID holder will be allowed to join one free tour.

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With a focus on culture, history, science and technology, 10 five-hour, multilingual tours will run until 31 July; each Macao ID holder will be allowed to join one free tour.

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Ten new tours specifically aimed at students will run in June and July as part of the Stay, Dine and See Macao project.

The 10 itineraries revolve around eight themes in Macao: ecology, popular science, world heritage, Chinese culture, popular science education, application of technology, love for Macao and China and Macao’s history. The tours last about five hours and each will include lunch and visits to tourist attractions.

Primary, secondary and special education students who hold a Macao ID card will be able to join one of the tours for free, however those without will have to pay.  

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has partnered with the Education and Youth Development Bureau and the Stay, Dine and See Macao Project’s Task Force to put together the tours which will enable students to learn about Macao’s history and Chinese culture.

The MGTO already held briefing sessions for participating travel agencies and tour guides to elaborate on the 10 itineraries for the new tours, tour logistics and “what tour guides should attend to in leading student tours”. The sessions were conducted by MGTO Deputy Director Cheng Wai Tong and DSEDJ’s Secondary Education Division Chief Leong I On, among others.

The tours will be led by guides fluent in Cantonese, Putonghua, Portuguese or English, while all tour groups will be accompanied by teachers, and schools can choose the itineraries for students.

Through the tours, the MGTO hopes to create a “win-win situation” for students and tour guides, with students able to step out of classrooms to learn and interact with tour guides during field trips, while tour guides can obtain more experience in leading student tours, The Macau Post Daily reported. 

 

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