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

Women's Art Biennial

Carlos Marreiros suggests Women’s Art Biennial

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Albergue SCM held an art exhibition on Wednesday featuring works of female artists from Macau and lusophone countries. In its second edition and attended by mostly women, the exposition features 28 artworks from 28 female artists. Last year, the exhibition only presented artworks from Chinese artists. President of Albergue … Continue reading "Carlos Marreiros suggests Women’s Art Biennial"

9 Mar, 2017

James Wong

James Wong represents Macau at Venice Biennale

The Macau Museum of Art (MAM) will present an exhibition titled “A Bonsai of My Dreams – Works by Wong Cheng Pou” in the upcoming “57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale Di Venezia” in Venice, Italy from May 13.

8 Mar, 2017

Macau Arts Festival

Macau Arts Festival explores ‘heterotopia’

Themed “Heterotopia”, this year’s month-long arts festival will present 25 programmes of dance, music and theatre exploring various possibilities of space by means of different art manifestations.

7 Mar, 2017

Macau literary festival

The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival 6th edition begins on Saturday

The 6th edition of The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival will kick off on Saturday (4th March) with comic book authors Dick Ng, Filipe Melo, Philippe Graton and Clément Baloup, who will deliver a talk on “Illustrating Words – The Art of Comics”.

3 Mar, 2017

Leung Hio Ming

Chui Sai On appoints Leung Hio Ming as new culture chief

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has appointed Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) vice president Leung Hio Ming as the bureau's president for a two-year term, effective from today according to Wednesday's Official Gazette.

16 Feb, 2017

Macau Literary Festival

The Script Road Literary Festival to be held in March

Man Booker Prize finalists Madeleine Thien and Graeme Macrae Burnet are among the guest authors for the sixth edition of the Script Road – Macau Literary Festival, which will take place between March 4th to 19th.

7 Feb, 2017

Tam vows to protect Ilha Verde hill, Macau

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng promised on Monday that the government will protect Ilha Verde Hill. Tam made the remarks when replying to an oral interpellation by lawmaker Ho Ion Sang during a plenary session of the legislature.

24 Jan, 2017

Macau government lists 9 more cultural heritage items

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said on Thursday that nine monuments and buildings of architectural interest have been newly listed as cultural heritage.

20 Jan, 2017

MFTPA may sue Marco Muller for “breaches of contract”

The Macau Films & Television Productions and Culture Association (MFTPA) may sue Marco Muller – the International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM) former director – for “breaches of contract.” According to a statement released two days ago, MFTPA declares Muller failed to fulfil the agreement, which was signed by the Association and the former … Continue reading "MFTPA may sue Marco Muller for “breaches of contract”"

15 Nov, 2016