Culture

Hunting Season wins 2nd Macau film-fest

Hunting Season (“Temporada de Caza” in Spanish), a 2017 Argentine drama film directed by Natalia Garagiola, won the Best Film award of the 2nd International Film Festival & Awards Macau (IFFAM) Thursday.

15 Dec, 2017

University of Macau to establish Confucius Institute

The University of Macau (UM) recently received approval from the Office of Chinese Language Council International to establish a Confucius Institute. The institute is expected to become operational in early 2018.

15 Dec, 2017

Chief Executive said new culture chief is capable

Chief Executive Chui Sai On said Sunday he believes that the president-designate of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), Cecilia Tse Heng Sai, is “capable” of working in her new position as she has extensive work experience in the public administration and sound managerial skills.

11 Dec, 2017

Film-fest starts with Renner on red carpet

The 2nd International Film Festival and Awards – Macau (IFFAM) kicked off on Friday with a star-studded red carpet event which included Hollywood star Jeremy Renner.

11 Dec, 2017

Month-long light-fest kicks off

The Macau Light Festival 2017 – AMOR MACAU was unveiled at the Ruins of St. Paul Sunday night, kicking off a string of events and festivities to fill this whole month with new elements of tourism and leisure.

4 Dec, 2017

Macau is platform for Chinese, Portuguese travel trades: Tam

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chong Veng said Thursday that Macau was providing a platform for the travel trades from Portugal and China to meet.

24 Nov, 2017

Almost 70 local and foreign groups will participate in the “2017 Macao International Parade” to be held in December

The “2017 Macao International Parade”, in celebration of the 18th anniversary of Macau’s Handover to China, will be held on the 17 December with 49 local and 15 foreign groups.

10 Nov, 2017

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Statues of Ruins of St. Paul to be restored for the first time since 1640

The seven bronze statues on the façade of the Ruins of St. Paul’s built in the 17th century will start to be restored this year and will finish in 2018. The restoration of two of the statues will be carried out first during this year and the next five in 2018.

9 Nov, 2017

Paddington 2 to open 2nd Int’l Film Festival Macau

Paddington 2, which had its world premiere in London Sunday, will open the 2nd International Film Festival & Awards - Macau (IFFAM) on December 8, the organisers announced at a press conference on Friday.

6 Nov, 2017

Xian Xinghai museum

Chinese composer Xian Xinghai to be commemorated in new museum

Director Derby Lau Wai Meng said on Tuesday her bureau would rent out its two houses next to government-owned broadcaster TDM in Rua de Francisco Xavier Pereira to the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), for use as a museum.

18 Oct, 2017

Maritime Silk Road Association (Macau) and International Institute of Macau promote Chinese initiative

The Maritime Silk Road Association (Macau) and the International Institute of Macau (IIM) have signed a cooperation protocol for actions related to the Chinese initiative to promote the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

13 Sep, 2017

Cultural Centre repairs underway

No date has yet been set for the reopening of the Macao Cultural Centre in the wake of the damage caused by Typhoon Hato, which damaged the superstructure of the building resulting in the cancellation of all activities scheduled to take place in the venue, according to information provided by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC).

8 Sep, 2017

Alexis Tam

Alexis Tam wants city to become cultural exchange hub

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said that the government aims to turn Macau into a “cultural exchange centre”

24 Jul, 2017

macau foundation mansion deal

FM chief says businessman didn’t profit from Lisbon mansion deal

Macau Foundation President, Wu Zhiliang, said that local businessman did not make a profit from a deal in which a palatial mansion in Lisbon was sold to the foundation.

19 Jul, 2017

31st Macau International Music Festival

Umberto Giordano under the spotlight of Macau International Music Festival

The 31st Macau International Music Festival edition will feature a collaboration with Italian theatre Teatro Regio Torino, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Italian opera composer, Umberto Giordano.

19 Jul, 2017

Macao Historic Centre

UNESCO criticises Macau government over preservation of the Historic Center

A United Nations body under the purview of UNESCO has criticized the MSAR government over its handling of the preservation of the Historic Center of Macau.

10 Jul, 2017

Macau Foundation buys palace in Lisbon

The public Macau Foundation (FM) has bought a palace in Lisbon for 70 million patacas (US$ 8.75 million) from local businessman Liu Chak Wan, who is a member of its council of trustees, the Portuguese-language channel of government-owned broadcaster TDM reported Tuesday.

28 Jun, 2017

Revamped Macau Catholic Centre to include pilgrimage hotel

The Macau Roman Catholic diocese said in a statement that the redevelopment of the long-abandoned Catholic Centre in the city centre “will be launched soon”, adding that the revamped building will include a “pilgrimage hotel”.

23 Jun, 2017

Wushu Masters Challenge to return in August

The city’s second Wushu Masters Challenge, slated to take place on August 10-13, will spotlight major wushu competitions and training courses, the Sports Bureau (ID) and Wushu General Association of Macau (WGAM) said Thursday.

23 Jun, 2017

Chief Executive doesn’t worry about World Heritage listing

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Wednesday he does not think that the UNESCO-listed Macau Historic Centre will be removed from the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing, so he doesn’t worry about the matter.

22 Jun, 2017