In end-2016, Macau’s total population was 644,900 and annual water consumption hit 86.70 million cubic meters. The number had been steadily rising. “Over the past decade, Macau’s population has increased by nearly 26 percent and water consumption has increased by 44 percent, with the [Taipa and Coloane] islands seeing the most significant growth in water consumption."
Most Macau visitors know that in the heart of Coloane live two giant pandas and their offspring. But many are not aware that two red pandas have recently taken up residence alongside the bigger animals at the Seac Pai Van Park.
Couto is the founder of CC Atelier de Arquitectura, the largest private architecture firm in the city. Since its establishment in June 1989, it has designed many of Macao’s most famous structures, including the Macao Government Headquarters, The Landmark Macau, the new Court of First Instance building in Macao, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf leisure complex as well as seven stations of the new Macao Light Rapid Transit system in Taipa.
Since its debut in 1993, the China International Fashion Fair (CHIC) has been one of the biggest and most influential fashion exhibitions in Asia. It is organised by China Fashion Association and Beijing Fashion Expo International Exhibition Co. Ltd; it brings together buyers, entrepreneurs, professional merchandisers and fashion designers from all corners of the globe to discuss business.
Historically, Macau has been a safe haven for men, women and children fleeing conflict and persecution in neighbouring countries. Within this small community, mutual respect has always been fundamental.
A new attraction has opened in Macau: Monkey King China Show, a large-scale fantasy play based on the enduring and epic Chinese legend Journey to the West. It is being shown at the Sands Central Cotai.
Macao artist James Wong Cheng Pou is preparing for the greatest exhibition of his career: 57th La Biennale di Venezia, or the Venice Art Biennale, to be held from the 13th May to 26th November.
Since gaining independence from Portugal in 1975, the island nation has maintained its natural beauty and diverse history. The tropical interior of the islands is lush green. Príncipe Island has earned a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve distinction for its rich biodiversity. The capital island, São Tomé, is dotted by charming colonial buildings engulfed in peaks of dense vegetation.
On 15th April, the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre troupe will perform Rice for the people of Macau. Rice is one of the group’s more recent works choreographed by its founder, Taiwanese dancer and choreographer Lin Hwai-min, who found inspiration for the piece when he visited the town of Chihshang, in Taiwan’s fertile East Rift Valley, in 2011.
Susana Chou became a philanthropist with very humble intentions. When she founded the Macau Tong Chai Charity Association (MTCCA) in 2006, with her friend and business partner Peter Lam, her goal was simply to make a difference locally, yet today, the MTCCA has spread beyond Macau to 17 provinces and regions in China.
The Belt and Road initiative is China´s state-level vision to promote common prosperity through regional co-operation. As an important member of this national effort, Macau needs to participate and work hard to come up with its own regional vision based on the Belt and Road theme.
The Chinese Central Government’s Belt and Road initiative is set to mark Macau’s political and economic agenda in 2017. For the last two years, leading groups, companies, figures and institutions have become increasingly aware of the importance of the Belt and Road and the advantages it could bring to the territory.
Behind a row of trees, junks float in Macau’s western harbour as the sun rises in a moment captured by veteran photographer Ou Ping in the 1960s. "I got up about five o’clock in the morning and waited for the sun to come up to catch the right moment," recalls Ou, still spritely at 84. "You could not see such an image now. There are no more junks, and the shore is lined with skyscrapers."
Angola has experienced rapid growth in the last decade, mostly propelled by the exploitation of its vast natural resources. Today, the country is ranked the third largest economy in Sub‑Saharan Africa.
Hammer in hand, street artist Vhils emblazoned the portrait of Camilo Pessanha onto the streets of Macau, melding history, culture and art in pursuit of aesthetically beautiful vandalism.
Who says skiing and snowboarding are impossible in Macau? The Macau ski and snowboard school brings a bit of unlikely white magic to a city in the subtropics.
Yao Jingming’s latest book, History of the Literary Exchange between China and Portugal, chronicles six-centuries-worth of Portuguese perspectives on China ranging from viewing it as one of the world’s most advanced countries to a backwards nation riddled with corruption.
he first ever Macau International Film Festival & Awards (IFFAM) was held December 8th to 13th 2016, to a diverse and global audience, received with much enthusiasm. Secretary of Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam and Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes proclaimed the event to be a "great success."
Chinese‑inspired dances. Elaborate percussion routines. Family‑friendly puppetry. At Parade Through Macau, Latin City, there was something for everyone.
Russian-born artist Konstantin Bessmertny has resided in Macao since 1992, becoming a fixture in the local art scene. In November 2016, his artistic vision came to fruition with the advent of an exhibition that was finally put together after a very long time.