Tag: Macau

2 September 2016

“When I was a high school student in the early 1970s, I thought Coloane was a long way away,” reminisces locally born Eddie Yue Kai Wong, a prominent architect in Macao. “When we went there we had to take a small ferry, but from time to time the ferry wasn’t able to reach the pier because of the shallow waters. Those trips were special occasions for us. Coloane had a village-like environment and we went for picnics. It was very different from Macao and I found it an adventure to be out in the ‘wild.’ For a very long time Coloane was a preserved area. The Portuguese administration wanted the village there to remain protected, enveloped in nature.”

26 August 2016

The recent state visit of the President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi to Beijing this past May confirms the commitment of both countries to strengthening their relationship. The two countries have agreed to increased bilateral cooperation in areas such as politics, security, economy, trade and culture.

5 August 2016

The Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, supported by the governments of the Macao SAR and participating countries and various local partners, has worked over the years to promote co-operation and exchanges between mainland China, Macao and the Portuguese-speaking countries in the areas of the economy and trade, human resources and language and culture, among others. Considerable progress has been made to achieve the targets set out in Forum Macao’s action plan for economic and cultural co-operation, while simultaneously taking the best advantage of the Macao platform. I believe that Macao’s role as a springboard of services for trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries has been consolidated.

29 July 2016

Imagine a man who zealously observes horses running and women dancing, compulsively photographing, drawing, and sculpting these subjects in an attempt to immortalise each moment, each movement for eternity.

24 July 2016

When I was small and my parents went out fishing, they left me in the care of an old lady in a wooden house by the sea and picked me up in the evening. I spent the day anxiously waiting for their return. When it was high tide, I knew they were coming back. This is a deep memory of my childhood.”

15 July 2016

Macao’s largest archaeological excavation of blue-and-white porcelain has revealed the city’s prosperity as an export centre more than four centuries ago.

8 July 2016

The late, great architect Zaha Hadid, also known as the “Queen of the Curve”, will soon posthumously change Macao’s architectural landscape. With the construction of the fifth hotel tower at the City of Dreams (COD), a six-year venture set to be completed in 2018, Macao’s skyline forever will be graced by the work of one of the most revolutionary modern-day architects and leaders of our era.

4 July 2016

Guinea-Bissau is facing the budgetary impact of a suspension of aid by cooperation partners and, like Mozambique, is looking to China as an alternative source of foreign capital through investments, focusing on raising funds in Macau.

1 July 2016

In March this year, Air Macau added a new route to the Japanese city of Fukuoka as part of its plans to expand in Northeast Asia and develop the mainland and Asian markets, chief executive officer Chen Hong said in an interview.

24 June 2016

Fanny Vong Chuk Kwan, president of the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) is a forerunner in training professionals to serve Macao’s prospering tourism.

10 June 2016

During the Five-Year Plan (2016–2020), Macao will, with Hong Kong, integrate more closely with the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and nine other mainland provinces, as it seeks to consolidate its role as a world tourism and leisure centre and diversify its economy.

20 May 2016

For the libraries of Macao, 2015 was an important year – it marked the 120th anniversary of Macao Central Library and was the last year the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau was in charge of the seven existing libraries. As from 2016, all 16 venues have been put under the management of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, under the name ‘Macao Public Library’. Changes in the opening hours and other adjustments are expected throughout the year.

13 May 2016

Four centuries ago, Catholic missionaries travelled to Macao to study at St. Paul’s College, the first higher-education institution founded by Jesuits serving the Portuguese empire.

9 May 2016

Portuguese state financial group Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) plans, from a base in Macau where it has a significant presence through the BNU bank, plans to function as a business facilitator between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, the group’s “Chief China Officer”, Alberto Soares, told Macauhub.

6 May 2016

In 2015, its 20th year, Macau International Airport (MIA) received a record of 5.8 million passengers and 30,000 tons of cargo. It has 30 airlines serving a total of 44 destinations.

29 April 2016

For every rule, there is an exception. If reaching stardom at an early age was synonymous with wishful thinking, then Cheong Kin Man, Emily Chan and Tracy Choi are the exception to this rule.

22 April 2016

To meet rising demand, especially in Taipa and Coloane, Macao is going to build its largest water treatment plant and funding a major new pipeline that will bring water to it from Hengqin.

17 April 2016

In 2015, its 20th year, Macau International Airport (MIA) received a record of 5.8 million passengers and 30,000 tons of cargo. It has 30 airlines serving a total of 44 destinations.

8 April 2016

MACAO MAGAZINE: Do you think that more should be done in the Pearl River Delta to put SMEs in contact with other companies in the region?

1 April 2016

A visit to the new Portuguese settlement of Macao in 1591 was the inspiration for the masterpiece of the Chinese playwright Tang Xian-zu which has been performed across the centuries up to present day.

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