The Cultural Affairs Bureau has announced Wednesday a list of ten new iconic sites to be integrated in Macau’s Cultural Heritage list.
In the list are buildings such as the Social Welfare Bureau’s headquarters and general Ye Ting’s former home.
Starting at the end of themonth, a public consultations will listen the population as which sites get included in the Macau’s cultural heritage list.
From the 28th of December until the 25th of February citizens will be able to share their opinion on the inclusion of ten iconic buildings in Macau’s cultural heritage list.
Out of a several dozen sites, the Cultural Affairs Bureau narrowed the selection to just ten, basing the selection on the importance of both cultural and local characteristics.
Featuring in the shortlist are buildings such as the so-called Blue House, which currently houses the Social Welfare Bureau’s headquarters, the municipal dog kennel the old Chong Sai pharmacy, also known for having belong to the founder of the Chinese Republic, Sun Yat-sen and the house of General Ye Ting one of the founders of the People´s Liberation Army.
“During the selection process, we went for five sites of Chinese influence and other five which presented a western style. As for the temples dedicated to the God of Land, we are assessing its integration in a monument’s list”, said Cultural Affairs Bureau director Ung Wai Meng.
In total, the entire consultation process could take up to a year, a period of time during which the government expects proprietors to look after the selected buildings.
Apart from the 10 sites already selected, the government plans to put forward a second list of cultural heritage locations which will be chose from a list of over seventy possibilities.