Culture

Government to launch public consultation for the drafting of a plan for the protection of Historic Centre of Macau

The government will launch a two-month public consultation Saturday for the drafting of an official plan for the protection and management of the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Macau it was announced at a press conference held Thursday at the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC).

19 Jan, 2018

Government to consult public on shipyards’ heritage status

The government will launch a two-month public consultation on Monday about the ongoing cultural heritage evaluation of Coloane’s Lai Chi Vun Village and its traditional shipyards.

19 Jan, 2018

Academic freedom is important: new University of Macau rector

Song Yonghua, the University of Macau’s (UM) new rector, said Wednesday that academic freedom is a core value of any university, adding that as the new UM rector he would comply with the university’s regulations to ensure academic freedom.

11 Jan, 2018

Adelsons donate 15 million patacas to USJ

Adelson Family Foundation presented a US$1.9 million ceremonial cheque Tuesday to the Roman Catholic University of Saint Joseph (USJ) to assist its recovery efforts after Typhoon Hato and subsequent floods caused major damage to its new campus in August and September last year.

10 Jan, 2018

AirAsia plans to launch 4 new Macau routes this year

Low-cost carrier AirAsia will be launching three to four new routes for Macau this year, the airline’s CEO for Hong Kong and Macau Celia Lao Sio Wun told reporters Monday.

9 Jan, 2018

Hato-hit Maritime Museum reopens Friday

The Maritime Museum in Barra will reopen Friday after some of its facilities and exhibits were severely damaged by floodwaters during the onslaught of Super Typhoon Hato

28 Dec, 2017

Cecilia Tse sworn in as new Cultural Affairs Bureau president

The new president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), Cecilia Tse said Tuesday that one key element of her leadership will be the improvement of the IC’s administrative transparency.

20 Dec, 2017

Macau celebrates the 18th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region

Some 1,350 performers dressed in colourful costumes and with big smiles on their faces livened up the city through a medley of dance, music and stunts in the Macau International Parade as the temperature dropped to a Siberian 12 degrees Celsius Sunday.

18 Dec, 2017

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

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