Culture

Culture bureau calls police again over illegal renovation work at Kun Iam Temple

Unauthorised renovation work was still going on at the heritage-listed Kun Iam Temple and the bureau had already called the police once about the same issue last month.

1 Feb, 2019

Morale at IC ‘very high’ despite frequent leadership changes: Tam

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said Thursday that morale among Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) officials was “very high at the moment” - despite the bureau’s frequent leadership staff changes.

11 Jan, 2019

Macau Culture bureau gets new deputy

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng has appointed Chan Kai Chon, who is currently the director of the Macau Museum of Art (MAM), as a vice-president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) effective from Saturday, replacing Kent Ieong Chi Kin.

10 Jan, 2019

South Korean film wins 3rd Macau film-festival

The winners of the 3rd International Film Festival & Awards Macau (IFFAM) were revealed on Friday at the awards ceremony of the annual event at the Macau Cultural Centre (CCM), with South Korea’s “Clean Up” from writer-director Kwon Man-ki winning the Best Film award.

17 Dec, 2018

Annual parade celebrates MSAR’s 19th anniversary

The 2018 Macau International Parade, now in its eighth year, took place Sunday.

17 Dec, 2018

Lionsgate movie-themed attraction set to open in Hengqin next year

A movie-themed indoor interactive experience centre based on Lionsgate’s blockbuster films, such as The Hunger Games, The Divergent Series and Now You See Me, is set to open on Hengqin in the first half of next year.

14 Dec, 2018

Third Macau int’l film-fest kicks off

The third Macau International Film Festival kicked off Saturday, with over 50 films from around the world to be shown in local cinemas.

10 Dec, 2018

Fringe Festival promises ‘Extra. Ordinary’ programme

This year’s Macau City Fringe Festival taking place from January 11 to 27 will bring an “Extra. Ordinary” themed programme that should lead its audience to “break through the restrictions and framework to rediscover the exceptional in everyday life”, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), the event’s organiser, said in statement Thursday.

7 Dec, 2018

Govt to go ahead with library design despite plagiarism row

Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) Vice President Leong Wai Man reaffirmed Sunday that the bureau would proceed with local architect Carlos Marreiros’ design for the New Central Library, despite allegations of plagiarism.

26 Nov, 2018

Macau Int’l Parade to cost 17.5 million patacas

The budget for this year’s Macau International Parade is 17.50 million patacas, 1.5 million patacas more than last year, due to a higher number of performers from different countries and regions. Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Mok Ian Ian said.

23 Nov, 2018

Winner of New Central Library design tender denies plagiarism

Carlos Marreiros, last week’s winner of the government New Central Library design tender, Thursday vehemently denied claims that his proposal plagiarised the design of a building in the Spanish city of Leon.

23 Nov, 2018

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