Culture

Macau government to consult public on 9 possible heritage properties

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced Wednesday that it has launched cultural heritage evaluation procedures for nine properties during which the government will determine whether they will be officially classified as cultural heritage sites.

1 Nov, 2018

Govt grants youth centre design deal for ex-Hotel Estoril in Macau

 The government announced Monday that it has decided to grant a local architecture firm a contract for the design of its new youth recreational and activities centre in Praça do Tap Seac.

21 Aug, 2018

GP Museum project to cost 380 million patacas: tourism chief

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Monday that the government now expects the construction cost of its project to revamp the Grand Prix Museum in Zape to be 380 million patacas.

17 Jul, 2018

Govt expects central library project to be completed in 2022

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said Wednesday it aims for its new central library project in Nam Van to be completed in 2022.

12 Jul, 2018

Govt receives 9 bids for central library design

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) told the media Monday that nine companies have submitted bids for the detailed design for the government’s long-delayed new central library project in Nam Van.

10 Jul, 2018

Govt to turn ex-leprosarium into youth arts education hub

Culture Affairs Bureau (IC) Vice President Leong Wai Man said Wednesday that the government will convert the former leprosarium in Ka Ho in Coloane into an arts education and training hub for young people, apart from being a tourist attraction.  

21 Jun, 2018

Government to host first China-PSCs arts and culture-festival

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced Tuesday that it will host the city’s first Arts and Cultural Festival involving China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (PSCs) later this year, with the aim of promoting regular cultural exchanges between the two sides.

20 Jun, 2018

Cultural Heritage Committee opposes listing Coloane shipyards as relics

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has not yet made a final decision on the Lai Chi Vun shipyards’ classification, IC Director Mok Ian Ian said Wednesday.

7 Jun, 2018

Auditor slams ‘chaotic’ management of public libraries  

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has failed to properly carry out processing tasks for its purchased books – such as their registration in its library catalogue system, sorting and cataloguing – so that a large number of books are still not on the bookshelves in its libraries for residents to use despite being purchased many years ago, the Commission of Audit (CA) said in a hard-hitting report Wednesday.

24 May, 2018

Bruno Mars Shows His Golden Touch at 24K Magic World Tour in Macau

International superstar and multi-Grammy award winner Bruno Mars hosted two shows at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena on Friday and Saturday.    

28 Apr, 2018

Chen Kaige Macau international film festival

Chen Kaige to serve as film festival jury president

Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige has agreed to serve as international jury president at the third edition of the International Film Festival & Awards – Macao later this year. Kaige is the only Chinese filmmaker to have won the Cannes Palme d’Or.

26 Apr, 2018

Graffiti defaces plinth of Camões bust: IC

 Graffiti has been scrawled on the plinth on which the bronze bust of Luís de Camões stands in Camões Garden, according to a statement by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) Tuesday.

18 Apr, 2018

Tam defends trip to Beijing during ‘two sessions’  

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said Tuesday that he held talks with central government officials in Beijing earlier this month at their request.

21 Mar, 2018

China´s Liaison office suggest cancelation of writers presence in the Macau Literary Festival

The director of Macau Literary Festival, Ricardo Pinto, said to local newspaper Hoje Macau that the cancelation of the presence of three writers in the event was decided after an “advise” by the China´s Liaison Office in Macau.

12 Mar, 2018

Culture bureau “grants financial support without evaluating content”

Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Mok Ian Ian said that the bureau does not look into content when it grants local associations financial support for their activities, in response to sponsoring an event that invited three authors whose presence was reportedly deemed “inappropriate” by the local authorities.

7 Mar, 2018

Writer Jung Chang entry in Macau not guaranteed by authorities

The Macau Literary Festival organisation said that the decision to cancel the participation of writers Jung Chang, Suki Kim and James Church in the event was taken after local authorities said their entry in Macau would not be guaranteed.

5 Mar, 2018

Authors Jung Chang and Suki Kim dropping off the 2018 Macau Literary Festival

The Macau Literary Festival announced today that four writers including Jung Chang and Suki Kim would not attend this year’s edition scheduled to happen from March 10-25.

5 Mar, 2018

Patua is ‘critically endangered’: study

Patua, Macau’s Portuguese-Asian creole, is “critically endangered”, a recently published study reaffirms.

27 Feb, 2018

Female artists to join first Macau Biennial in March

For the first time Macau will hold in March an International Biennial solely dedicated to the works of female artists.

21 Feb, 2018

Writer Jung Chang to attend The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival

British Book of the Year 1994 winner Jung Chang is among more than 60 guests joining The Script Road - Macau Literary Festival this year.

13 Feb, 2018