Culture

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

Ruins of St. Paul macau restoration

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

Mike Goodridge appointed Artistic Director of IFFAM

Mike Goodridge will serve as the artistic director of the second edition of the International Film Festival & Awards – Macau (IFFAM), it was announced Friday at a “kick-off ceremony” arranged by the IFFAM Organizing Committee. The 2nd IFFAM will be held from December 8 to 14 this year with the theme, “A New Avenue to the World of Films”.

19 Jun, 2017

Roulette City

Macau film ‘Roulette City’ gets China distribution

Filmed in Macau, “Roulette City”, written and directed by Singaporean Thomas Lim, will be distributed on pay-per-view streaming in mainland China from June 8.

26 May, 2017

Cantonese opera for kids

Group urges government to help promote Cantonese opera for kids

Macau Youth Cantonese Opera Development Association President Lo Hang Peng urged the government to give more support to the promotion of Cantonese opera among children and youths, as it was financially difficult for her group to promote the art form on its own. Lo made the remarks on the sidelines of a press conference at … Continue reading "Group urges government to help promote Cantonese opera for kids"

19 May, 2017

82 irregularly recruited staff will be terminated by IC

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will terminate employment contracts with 82 of its irregularly recruited staff, as stated in a report released by the Commission Against Corruption.

25 Apr, 2017

Cinematheque Passion Macau

Cinematheque Passion officially opens in Macau

Cinematheque Passion officially opened its doors Thursday and is ready to introduce locals to the world of film with screenings of new releases of non-mainstream movies.

31 Mar, 2017

Culture Affairs Bureau hiring procedures

Culture Affairs Bureau chief vows to review staff hiring procedures

Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Leung Hio Ming promised on Sunday that his bureau will review its procedures for hiring staff, with the aim of ensuring that its recruitment procedures will always be conducted in line with the law.

13 Mar, 2017