Penha Hill, Two Lakes and One Tower, Largo do Senado (Senate Square), Long Chao Kok, Coloane Fishing Village, Travessa da Paixao, Rua da Felicidade, and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge got the most votes in an online ballot for “Macau New Eight Scenic Spots”, a campaign organised by the Chinese Cultural Exchange Association (CCEA).
The association said on its public voting website that the new eight scenic spots would mark the 20th anniversary of Macau’s return to the motherland and represent a new landscape and new milestone of the city, while highlighting the city’s development and progress.
The announcement of Macau New Eight Scenic Spots was made at a press conference held at the Macau Young Entrepreneur Incubation Centre on Friday. According to the presentation, the eight new spots were picked out of a shortlist of 20, as a result of a 54-day global online voting process that attracted about 30,000 netizens to vote, 60 percent of whom are Macau residents.
The original “Macau Eight Scenic Spots”, selected by eight local associations in 1992,
are the Guia Fortress/Guia Lighthouse, the Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge/ Friendship Bridge, A-Ma Temple, Kun lam Temple, St Paul’s Ruins/Fortress Hill (Monte Fort), Lou Lim Ieoc Garden, Taipa Houses-Museum, and Hac Sa Beach. (Macaunews)