ENGLISH VERSION | 2015 | NO. 144
All Around the City ‘It is the month of June; The month of leaves and roses; When pleasant sights salute the eyes; And pleasant scents the noses.’ (Nathaniel Parker Willis). Never was a truer word spoken when speaking of Macau, whether it’s following the Procession of St. Anthony via Camões Garden and Casa Garden, catching up with the city’s traditional street food vendors, taking in an Evening Concert under the stars in the Praia Taipa amphitheatre, tuning into World Music Day activities in Senado Square, or revelling in the sights and smells of the 15th Macau Lotus Flower Festival. The Birthday of Kuan Tai and Cantonese Opera Performance 2015 are both cause for celebration, while
on any given weekend you can enjoy lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, Portuguese folk dancing, street dance and more performances throughout the city. And while you’re out and about don’t forget to ‘Step Out, Experience Macau’s Communities’ walking tours. There are eight to choose from! There’s so much more to see and do – exhibitions, museums, the Science Centre, stage plays, night markets and souvenir hunting – but why not customize your own ‘tour’ using audio guides and AR functions with the Experience Macau App or check out the What’s On Macau Mobile App. See you in Macau in June!
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) recommends eight walking tour routes under the theme ‘Step Out, Experience Macau’s Communities’ with free performances at various sightseeing points along the tour routes at weekends presented by local community organizations. The walking tour routes cover different parishes on Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane including Cathedral Parish, St. Lazarus Parish, St. Lawrence Parish, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, St. Anthony Parish, Our Lady of Carmel Parish and St. Francis Xavier Parish. (Look for in these stories to find sites included)
Weekends in June
On any given weekend, you’re not far from outdoor entertainment in Macau. The National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative Item Cantonese Opera, lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, Portuguese folk dancing, street dance, music performances and street painting fill the city with drama, colour and fun! The town is alive with music, and there’re lots of phototaking opportunities. Explore walking routes in the ‘Step Out, Experience Macau’s Communities’ tour activity to enjoy a cornucopia of shows and performances.
Street Dance 6, 13, 20, 27/6, Saturdays Bombeiros Square, Taipa –12:00 noon Hong Kung Temple Square – 3:00 pm (20/6) Barra Square (A-Ma Temple) – 4:30 pm 21/6, Sunday Tap Seac Square – 4:00 pm Cantonese Opera 6, 13, 20, 27/6, Saturdays Mount Fortress – 11:00 am and 3:00 pm Street Painting 6, 13, 20, 27/6, Saturdays Albergue SCM – 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Chinese Martial Arts 6, 13, 27/6, Saturdays Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre – 4:00 pm 7/6, Sunday Praca da Amizade (Friendship Square) – 4:00 pm Portuguese Folk Dance 20/6, Saturdays Tap Seac Square – 3:00 pm 7, 14, 21/6, Sundays Hong Kung Temple Square – 11:00 am (7, 21/6) Barra Square (A-Ma Temple) – 12:00 noon Feira Do Carmo, Taipa – 1:00 pm Music Concert 7, 14, 21, 28/6, Sundays Albergue SCM – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Music Performance 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28/6, Saturdays and Sundays Avenida Xian Xing Hai (near Macau Cultural Centre) - 3:00 pm
Tourism hotline: (853) 2833 3000 www.macautourism.gov.mo Organizer: Macau Government Tourist Office
São João Festival
27 - 28/6
5, 6, 13 - 28/6
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Henan Province (13-28/6) - through
8/5 - 2/8
Catch Open Air Film Shows in historic Rua de Felicidade (Happiness Street) (Saturday, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm), dances and music plus the popular Night Market (Friday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Rua de Cinco de Outubro) with its traditional snacks and handicrafts. Watch Lion Dance performances (20, 27/6, 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Hong Kung Temple Square) complete with Chinese martial arts – and get the lowdown on it all from tour guides bursting with information! Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 2825 9897 Organizers:Night Market and street performance – The Industry and Commerce Federation of Macau Central and Southern District Lion Dance performance – Macau Government Tourist Office, The Industry and Commerce Federation of Macau Central and Southern District, Macau Federation of Trade Unions (Sport Council)
Main events on or near ‘Step Out, Experience Macau’s Communities’ walking routes.
13, 14, 20/6
As part of the 10th Anniversary of the Inscription of ‘The Historic Centre of Macau’ on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Genesis and Spirit-Show
Time: 12:00 noon to 11:00 pm Venue: Calçada da Igreja de S. Lázaro Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 2872 6828 Organizers: Casa de Portugal em Macau, Associação dos Macaenses, Associação dos Aposentados de Macau, Instituto Internacional de Macau, Associação Promotora da Instrução dos Macaenses, Escola Portuguesa de Macau
Night Life in the Streets
Macau International Dragon Boat Races
Time: Around 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Venue: Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 2823 6363 www.sport.gov.mo Organizers: Macau Sport Development Board, Macau, China Dragon Boat Association
The heroic actions of a Jesuit priest are credited with scoring a cannonball bullseye on a marauding Dutch ship on June 24, 1622 via the divine guidance of Macau’s patron saint, John the Baptist. The day has been commemorated ever since with a festival of thanksgiving, dancing, singing, feasting and games. This year, the local community will celebrate by enjoying Portuguese and Macanese delicacies and setting up handicraft booths and kids’ activities in St. Lazarus District.
Organizer: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
The Macau International Dragon Boat Races is an important sports event in the territory, growing in scale over the years and attracting literally thousands of skilled athletes – and their supporters! - from home and abroad to compete in several categories on the pristine 500m course on Nam Van Lake. A spectacular sporting event in its own right, the adjacent picturesque Praia Grande waterfront provides perfect viewing as well as a great starting point for family outings.
Starting point: St. Anthony’s Church, Rua de Santo António Enquiries: (853) 2857 1629 Organizer: St. Anthony’s Church
Tourism Hotline: (853) 2833 3000 www.macautourism.gov.mo Organizer: Macau Government Tourist Office
Lion Dance 6, 13, 20, 27/6, Saturdays Bombeiros Square, Taipa – 2:00 pm Barra Square (A-Ma Temple) – 3:00 pm Hong Kung Temple Square – 4:00 pm (20/6) 7, 14, 21, 28/6, Sundays Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre – 2:00 pm
Procession of St. Anthony
1 - 14/6
Following a mass at 4:30 pm, the annual procession starts at around 5:30 pm from St. Anthony’s Church, goes around the small fountain and rotunda then, proceeds towards the serene and scenic Camões Garden. It traverses the small square, passing by the main gate of the park, the entrances to Casa Garden, the Protestant Church and Cemetery before re-entering the church grounds. A 13day mass – at 7:10 am in Cantonese and 6:00 pm in Portuguese – commences from June 1.
So, put your best foot forward with a printed guide available at MGTO Tourist Information counters and the free ‘Step Out, Macau’ app downloadable from App Store or Google Play or visit the MGTO website for information.
Macau’s affinity for the lotus is well known, with the streets and parks awash this month in the fragrant plant. An exhibition of the many varieties, art lecture, photo exhibition, gastronomic culture exhibition, 3D Origami Workshop, Lotus Lantern and Handmade Paper Lotus Fan Workshops, Lotus Ecology Tour, and competitions – plus a lot more free admission activities - all salute the noble lotus. See you at ‘The Scent of Lotus Perfumes the City of Macau − 15th Macau Lotus Flower Festival’ Opening Ceremony at the Taipa Houses-Museum (13/6, 5:00 pm)! For details, please refer to Organizer. Free admission to all activities Enquiries: (853) 8504 1218 www.iacm.gov.mo
Step Out and Experience Macau’s Communities
13 - 21/6
15th Macau Lotus Flower Festival
exhibitions (East Square, Galaxy Macau), performances (Ruins of St. Paul’s), live demonstrations (Mandarin’s House, Lou Kau Mansion), lectures (Memorial House of Zheng Guanying) and workshops (Mandarin’s House) - showcases the development of the intangible heritage of Henan Province. For Moz-art (5/6, 8:00 pm, Dom Pedro V Theatre, MOP80-180) Macau Orchestra’s acclaimed Music Director Lü Jia co-operates with Giampiero Sobrino, an Italian clarinet expert, in the only clarinet concerto composed by Mozart. Symphony No. 36, known as the Linz Symphony, was created whilst the composer visited the Austrian city. Meanwhile, the Macau Chinese Orchestra will perform World Heritage Site Series ‘Summer Plantation’ in the Dom Pedro V Theatre (6/6, 8:00 pm, MOP30) On the occasion of the Macau International Dragon Boat Races, a photographic exhibition - Photo exhibition of the Historic Centre of Macau (15/6-30/7, Nam Van Lake Square) will be held to publicise the composition, values and key buildings of the nearby Historic Centre of Macau. For more details please refer to the organizer. Enquiries: Macau Orchestra (853) 2853 0782 www.icm.gov.mo/om Macau Chinese Orchestra (853) 8399 6699 www.icm.gov.mo/ochm Cultural Affairs Bureau (853) 2836 6866 www.icm.gov.mo
20/6 is Macau public holiday. We need your support in transforming into a water conservation city!
Birthday of Kuan Tai
Kuan Tai - or ‘Saintly Emperor Guan’ - is a popular worship idol in Macau closely associated with loyalty, and almost every shop displays a Kuan Tai statue on its premises. The deity’s birthday (28/6) will be celebrated starting from 27/6 with a stage performance at Kam Pek Community Centre, including singing and dancing plus lucky draw, etc., while on 28/6 believers offer fresh flowers, burn joss sticks and make various offerings to Kuan Tai at Sam Kai Vui Kun (Kuan Tai Temple) Associated activities include lion and dragon dance, banquets, and sports competitions. Birthday of Kwan Tai series activities Date and Time: 27/6, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Kam Pek Community Centre 28/6, 10:00 am - Sam Kai Vui Kun (Kuan Tai Temple) Admission: Free Enquiries: (853)2835 6024 Organizer: Associação de Mútuo Auxílio Dos Moradores Das Ruas de São Domingos Dos Mercadores
Celebrating All Things Portuguese
Portugal Day, Camões Day and Portuguese Communities Day are all celebrated together, with a Flag Raising Ceremony (10/6, 9:30 am, Camões Garden), the placing of flowers and recitation of the works of Luis de Camões (10/6, 10:00 am, Camões Garden) plus a grand Open Day (10/6) presided over by the Consulate General of Portugal. And lots more going on, with an exhibition of Portuguese puppets, concerts, dance performances, writer’s meet-and-greet, conferences – and just catching up with old friends and new. More detail please refer to organizer Enquiries: (853) 2872 6828 Organizers: Consulate General of Portugal in Macau and Hong Kong, Casa de Portugal em Macau and Instituto Português no Oriente.
San Kio Youth Dream Market
Browsers and serious shoppers alike will find an amazing variety of items every weekend at Taipa Flea Market (7, 14, 20, 21/6, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, Bombeiros Square, Taipa) in the heart of Old Taipa Village by Cunha Street. The open-air stalls are overflowing with souvenirs and there are bargains galore. Plus lots of entertainment! Catch a magic show, a stilt-walking clown, costumed characters, and face painting activities (7, 14, 20, 21/6) from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, while from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm late arrivals can be entertained by Popular Oldies Songs (7, 20/6), Chinese Folk Music Show (14/6), Singing (21/6). The popular 2-day event 5 Outubro Street Art Fair (13-14/6, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Hong Kung Temple Square, Rua de Cinco de Outubro) features 36 booths selling souvenirs, food, local creative products and many other items of interest, while musicians enhance the browsing mood with live performances. Lots to see and hear, and places to stroll, such as old Rua de Cinco de Outubro Street – a slice of old Macau. On weekend afternoons the picturesque St. Lazarus district plays host to the free public Sun Never Left art performance. Enjoy live music and browse the stalls selling homemade arts and crafts, drinks and snacks; open every Saturday and Sunday 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
WiFi Go – Way to go! Now it’s easier than ever for visitors to go online and stay connected during their trip to Macau, just by using the free standard WiFi Go service. It allows Internet access from almost anywhere in Macau, including museums, sports centres, ports, and tourist information counters. It’s definitely the way to go if you want to stay online and update friends back home about your adventures in Macau! Service available daily from 8:00 am to 1:00 am 5 service locations of Ports provide 24-hour service Enquiries: (853) 2828 3883 www.wifi.gov.mo
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily (except Thursdays) Venue: Macau Science Centre, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Admission: Exhibition Centre MOP25; Planetarium MOP60-80 Enquiries: (853) 2888 0822 www.msc.org.mo Organizer: Macau Science Centre
Venue and Enquiries: Galaxy Macau, Cotai, Macau (853) 2888 0888 www.galaxymacau.com Broadway Macau, Cotai, Macau (853) 8883 3338 www.broadwaymacau.com.mo
Echoes of the Past
Mandarin’s House Gift Shop
Free guided tours introduce this formerly restricted military area on Guia Hill. Explore the network of underground tunnels that once housed military ordinance as part of the integral defences of the territory. Built in 1931, this warren of tunnels was opened to the public in the mid-1980s. The quickest way up and down the hill is by the cablecar (8:00 am to 6:00 pm except Mondays, Open on public holidays, Adult MOP2 for one way, MOP3 for return). from Flora Garden – it only takes a minute! Tour A Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily except Monday (open on public holidays)
Tour B Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sunday (Free guided tours on the spot and can be booked for other times upon request) Venue: Rampa Da Guia Enquiries: (853) 2882 7103 / 8988 4000 www.iacm.gov.mo/scrweb Organizer: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
The Mandarin’s House Cultural Heritage Info Centre and Gift Shop - conveniently located to the immediate right of the Mandarin’s House entrance – is a treasure trove of souvenirs themed around the Mandarin’s House and Macau’s cultural heritage in general. Pick up publications as well as Macau’s cultural and creative products on consignment. The very diverse collection on display includes all manner of creative products, handmade accessories and decorative items, pop music CDs, books and publications. The Gift Shop also now offers a free music listening service, making those difficult choices so much easier! Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (No admission after 5:30 pm, closed on Wednesdays, except public holidays) Venue: Travessa de António da Silva, No. 10, Macau (near Lilau Square) Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 2896 8820 www.wh.mo/mandarinhouse Organizer: Cultural Affairs Bureau
Take a guided tour of the
Historic Centre of Macau
Churches Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Saturday and Sunday, without appointment and subject to staff availability) Language: Cantonese and Mandarin Enquiries: (853) 2892 1438 Organizer: Pilgrimage Service of the Catholic Lay Association of Macau Ruins of St. Paul’s Time: 1:00 pm (Cantonese) and 3:00 pm (Mandarin)
(Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)
Sun Never Left Venue: Rua de São Roque, St. Lazarus District Enquiries: (853) 2834 6626 cipa.org.mo Organizer: Creative Industries Promotion Association of St. Lazarus Free admission to all activities
Tour - ‘Through the Streets and Lanes’ (6/6-28/6), as the tour title suggests, this
street level ‘lesson’ introduces a dimension of the Historic Centre of Macau often inaccessible without intimate local knowledge. Provided on this occasion, however, to tourists and residents by trained Macau Heritage Ambassadors who highlight the ‘cultural blocks’ of old Portuguese and Chinese communities, unique customs of the district plus numerous architectural attractions interwoven with the stories of old. Time: Saturday, Sunday; 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm Venue: Senado Square, St. Augustine’s Square, Lilau Square, Barra Square Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 6238 6441 www.mhaa.org.mo Language: Cantonese Organizer: Macau Heritage Ambassadors Association, Macau Government Tourist Office
Explore with Audio Guide A free audio guide service from the Macau Government Tourist Office makes it easy to explore the Historic Centre of Macau. The service is provided daily in Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, English, German, Japanese and Korean, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Just pay a returnable deposit of MOP200 at the MGTO tourist information counter in Senado Square from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily and you’re on your way!
Time: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (Open on public holidays) Venue: Nam Van C-Shop / Avenida Doutor Mário Soares, Macau (opposite the Old Court Building). Enquiries: (853)2850 8121 www.facebook.com/MacaoCreativePavilion Organizer: Cultural Affairs Bureau
Tourism Hotline: (853) 2833 3000 www.macautourism.gov.mo Organizer: Macau Government Tourist Office
Enquiries: (853) 8598 6716 / 8598 6721 Organizer: Cultural Affairs Bureau
Leisure Area Popping Up Near St. Paul’s
Rua de Nossa Senhora do Amparo – just off the Ruins of St. Paul’s – is not only the city’s favourite hunting ground for genuine and reproduction antiques but is gradually being transformed into a chic shopping area slated to revive the old quarter, bring in diversity and promote the city’s cultural and creative industries, with new shops located along Rua de Nossa Senhora do Amparo and Patio de Chon Sau recently opened. The shops sell clothing, furniture, French patisseries, Italian hand-made glass, Portuguese ceramics, and South African handicrafts. The area blends the city’s historical legacy with its cultural and creative industries. While just five minutes stroll away lies the serene Protestant Cemetery and Camoes Garden, flanked by a warren of interesting lanes filled with traditional shops.
Pedicabs put the Pop in your Photos!
1/1 - 30/6
The three-wheeled, two-seater pedicab has been a staple of Macau tourism for decades. Ridden by hardy ‘drivers’ who never seem to tire, this mode of transport is a throwback to more leisurely times. Find these wonderful vehicles at: Barra Square (AMa Temple), the pavement in front of Kun Iam Tong, Hong Kung Temple Square, Bombeiros Square in Taipa, where you’re most welcome to pose with pedicabs put on display specifically for that purpose – and you can even enjoy a 15-min free tour in the pedicab itself (11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm)! Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Admission: Free Tourism Hotline: (853) 2833 3000 www.macautourism.gov.mo Organizers: Macau Pedicab Drivers Union, Macau Government Tourist Office
Macau Cultural and Creative Map The Macau Cultural and Creative Map in traditional Chinese and English and a mobile app in traditional and simplified Chinese, Portuguese and English, introducing the city’s cultural and creative spaces, is now available. The map is distributed at checkpoints, museums, hotels, travel agencies, cultural and creative entities, and so on. For details, list of distribution locations or free mobile app download, please visit www. macaucci.com.
‘Macau Cultural and Creative Map’ Themed Store
To further promote the cultural and creative entities listed in the Macau Cultural and Creative Map, C-Shop displays and sells more than 100 local original products, including souvenirs, clothing and accessories, household items, books, visual arts and products. Residents and visitors can obtain the Macau Cultural and Creative Map here for free, and store staff can provide information about the Map, in addition to providing ticketing services for cultural and creative programmes. You can also download the app of the Map at www.macaucci.com/app/.
7/7/2014 - 30/6/2015
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (No admittance after 5:30 pm, Closed on Monday) Venue: Museum of Taipa and Coloane History and peripheral districts / Language: Cantonese Admission: Free for participation but admission fee (for adult: MOP5.00; students or groups of 10 or more: MOP2.00; For children under 12 or seniors over 65: free admission) to Museum ( free on Sunday). Enrolment & enquiries: (853) 8988 4000 / 8394 3782 www.iacm.gov.mo Organizer: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
Create customised ‘tours’ using audio guides and AR functions with the Experience Macau App - panoramic photo capability, trip planner, map, game and tips on tourist spots are downloadable from App Store and Google Play. What’s On Macau Mobile App zooms in on local events via colourful, handy interfaces, which remind you about events you’re particularly interested in, with both apps in English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Tourism hotline: (853) 2833 3000 Macau Government Tourist Office website: www.macautourism.gov.mo ‘What’s On, Macau’ website: whatson.macautourism.gov.mo
A Storytelling Tour: Historical Quarter of Taipa
A foreign-born Chinese youngster visits Taipa to fulfil the wishes of his grandfather, who lived there before emigrating. Their online video calls take him to the historically significant Museum of Taipa and Coloane History, Carmo Fair, Our Lady of Carmel Church, Tin Hau Temple, Pak Tai Temple and the Kun Iam Small Temple. During the journey, the young man is often challenged by his grandfather – why not help him complete his mission and make the old man happy!
Apps for Macau
Galaxy Phase II and Broadway Macau have Arrived!
Mega resort-hotel-dining-shopping complex – Galaxy Phase II connected by air conditioned sky-bridge to the Broadway Macau, opened last month to much public excitement. Galaxy Macau and Broadway Macau feature over 120 F&B outlets, more than 200 retail outlets, event & banquet space for up to 3,000 guests and 3,000seat Broadway Theatre. Plus the world’s longest skytop aquatic adventure river ride, the world’s largest skytop wave pool with additional leisure amenities and lush tropical gardens. The expanded tourist-friendly complex now occupies 1 million square metres and offers a cornucopia of family-oriented activities.
Lou Kau Mansion Time: Saturdays – 10:00 am and 2:00 pm (Mandarin), 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm (Cantonese) Sunday and public holiday – 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm (Mandarin), 3:00 pm (Cantonese) Enquiries: (853) 6238 6441 www.icm.gov.mo Organizer: Cultural Affairs Bureau
Meet and Greet in the Streets
5 Outubro Street Art Fair Enquiries: (853) 8988 4100 www.iacm.gov.mo Organizer: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
to-learn introduction to the history, development and principles of printing technology via easy interaction with the exhibits. The DNA Gallery (Gallery 10) teaches visitors all about the basics of DNA and biotechnology. Cocomong - A Space Adventure (Planetarium) involves aliens, the Virus King, Star Gems . . . and a lot of skulduggery, while The Rocket Trilogy Chapter 2 - The Nations of Spicy and Sour (Gallery 5, Exhibition Centre) recounts the zany tale of warring brothers locked in a tussle to make perfect sour and spicy soup!
Free guided tours led by professionally trained docents introduce urban explorers to the city’s acclaimed historic sites in UNESCO’s World Heritage ‘Historic Centre of Macau’. See the Ruins of St. Paul’s, St. Lawrence’s Church... and much more. Guided tours are a great way to make the best use of your time visiting Macau’s many fascinating sites and getting to know them better. Which include:
Time: Saturdays 3:00 pm to 10:30 pm (20/6 open as usual) Venue: San Kio Garden Enquiries: (853) 2830 2045 Organizers: Associacao de Mutuo Auxilio dos Moradores do Bairro San Kio, Macau Government Tourist Office Admission: free
Taipa Flea Market Enquiries: (853) 2833 7676 / 8988 4000 www.iacm.gov.mo Organizer: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
Printing Impressions - Exhibition on Printing Technology (12/6-31/12, Gallery 2) provides an easy-
2/5 - 25/7
Overflowing with food, clothes and original local products, the popular San Kio Youth Dream Market provides an ideal environment for youths to trade in, acting as a catalyst, too, in activating one of Macau’s oldest districts. Booths, performances and videos continue to attract people to experience the charm of old San Kio, while a new Family Workshop (3:00 pm to 6:00 pm) and Leisure Cafe serving flower tea, pastries and snacks is to be added in the new phase.
Open-top Bus Tour See Macau’s famous landmarks by courtesy of a Macau Open Top Bus Tour One-Day Pass. Free hop-on, hop-off at 15 tourist attractions – Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau Science Centre, Kun Iam Statue, Macau Tower, A-Ma Temple, etc. It’s a breeze! Meeting and Purchase Point: Exit No 13, arrival hall, the Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal Time: 9:30 am to 4:15 pm daily (Departure every 45mins, duration of each tour is around 90mins) Price: Adult HK$150, Child HK$100 Enquiries: (853) 2832 1368 goldspark.com.hk
Pedal Power The pedicab - or tricycle rickshaw - is a uniquely leisurely, romantic and airy form of transport which visitors can hire to tour the captivating waterfront of Nam Van Lake and Sai Van Lake as well as the older historic streets of downtown Macau. Hired at the Macau Ferry Terminal or near Hotel Lisboa, it is recommended that you confirm the price with the rider prior to embarking upon your adventure. Tourism Hotline: (853) 2833 3000 www.macautourism.gov.mo
Tales of Our Lady of Fatima Parish This month, ‘Step Out, Experience Macau’s Communities’ walking tour routes takes us to Our Lady of Fatima Parish, so-named in deference to the Virgin Mary who purportedly appeared before three shepherd children at Fátima in Portugal in 1917. Start from the Arch of the Border Gate, once the sole land route to Mainland China. In 1574, during the Ming Dynasty, a Chinese gate tower stationed with soldiers served as the official checkpoint to restrict Westerners from crossing into the Celestial Kingdom. In 1871, a European-style border gate was erected in its place, which you see today. The inscribed lintel stone of the Chinese gate tower currently resides in the Leal Senado Building.
Tourism Hotline: (853) 2833 3000 www.macautourism.gov.mo
Stroll on past Areia Preta Triangle Garden where you’ll find local citizens exercising until you reach the Ming Dynasty Lin Fong Temple, one of the three oldest temples in Macau. Mandarins and government officials once resided here, the most renowned of whom was Commissioner Lin Zexu, who suppressed the opium trade in 1839. It was at this temple he met with Portuguese officials, which today is dedicated to Kun Iam and A-Ma, the Goddess of Seafarers. Closer to our own times, the Ox Warehouse – a former cattle depot - is an alternative platform for local contemporary artists embracing various mediums, including paintings, sculptures, poster designs, installations, sketching, and so on. Inspirational workshops for adults and children, designed to foster individual creativity, are run on the weekends.
Macau Cultural Centre Presents . . .
Nearby, you’ll find the little Kun Iam Ancient Temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, Kam Fa (Lady Golden Flower) and the Dipper Mother, as well as Lü Dongbin. Next door is the Temple of City God, built in 1908, the only temple dedicated to this deity in Macau. Rounding off this walk in the northern part of the city is Mong Há Fort, once a military redoubt and barracks for Portuguese soldiers from Africa but now a municipal park affording great views of the district; whilst the barracks serve as the Institute for Tourism Studies and its educational hotel - complete with restaurant open to the public for your well earned cup of tea or fortifying meal!
Evening Concert Timeless Fusion Party
Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock Live in Macau – The Jazz ‘Pilgrimage’ Tour (5/6, 8:00 pm, Grand Auditorium, MOP180580) brings together two of the music world’s enduring legends in a feast of magical memories. Meanwhile, ‘The Butterfly Lovers’ Musical (19-20/6, 8:00 pm, Small Auditorium, Cantonese, MOP120-140) recounts the classic tale of the girl who impersonated a boy to study at an academy in ancient China. WAR SUM UP (27/6, 8:00 pm, Grand Auditorium, MOP100-300), Magic New Stars Competition 2015 (27/6, 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Small Auditorium, MOP60-80) and the 18th Anniversary Concerts of Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra (29/6, 8:00 pm, Grand Auditorium, MOP100-200) round off a perfect month of entertainment.
The second concert hosted by the Macau Jazz Promotion Association features the Timeless Fusion Party from Taiwan, featuring, among others, Golden Horse Award winner Lu Sheng Fei and Golden Melody Award winner Tung Shuen Wen. The ensemble’s CD has also garnered many awards, combining as it does the creativity of jazz, the hip chords of pop, and the seriousness of classical musicianship. All to be enjoyed in the lakeside serenity of the Taipa Houses - Museum’s open-air amphitheatre under a canopy of stars on a balmy evening.
Venue: Macau Cultural Centre, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, s/n, NAPE Tickets: (853) 2855 5555 www.macauticket.com
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Venue: Amphitheatre of the Taipa Houses-Museum Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 2833 7676 www.iacm.gov.mo Organizer: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
World Music Day
Created in 1982 by the Ministry of Culture and Communication of France as a platform for amateur musicians, this diverse summer festival now embraces all styles, audiences and countries in the celebration and universality of music. In Macau, lovers of all ages of all music genres are invited to gather for Music Fiesta to share days and nights of musical pleasure, whilst discovering new artists. World Music Day Time: 11:00 am to 9:30 pm Venue: Senado Square and St Dominic’s Square Enquiries: (853) 8988 4000 / 2833 7676 www.iacm.gov.mo Organizer: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
Junior Hotelier Promises 5-Star Fun
4/4 - 28/6
Macau Grand Prix Museum & Wine Museum
The Macau Grand Prix Museum has it all: legendary racing machines – both cars and bikes – photos and videos of the stars, and wonderful tales of their derring-do on the world famous Guia Circuit. Next door, sample tantalising Portuguese wines (MOP10/ per glass or MOP15/ three glasses per person) in the Wine Museum and learn about viniculture on the Iberian Peninsula. The museum houses more than a thousand brands of wine from Portugal and China; and you can catch a live performance of Fado by Portuguese musician Paulo Pereira from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm (5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26/6). Time: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily except Tuesday Venue: Rua Luis Gonzaga Gomes, 431, basement (Tourism Activities Centre-CAT) Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 8798 4108 / 2833 3000 www.macautourism.gov.mo
Macau’s historic Leal Senado Building facing Senado Square is the atmospheric venue for 20-minute concerts performed specially for an appreciative public, with Chinese Music Instruments Show (6, 7, 27, 28/6), Jazz (13, 14/6) and String Music (20, 21, 27, 28/6) and performances sure to enthral. The ancient site also houses an old library of historic documents and a very cool art gallery. Time: 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm (four daily performances) Admission: Free Venue: Leal Senado Building, Avenida Almedia Ribeiro No.163 Enquiries: (853) 2833 7676 / 8988 4000 www.iacm.gov.mo Organizer: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
For details please prefer to the organizers Enquiries: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (853) 2893 8996
Free performances in June held in Kam Pek Community Centre, No. 483, Avenida Almedia Ribeiro (16, 23, 28/6) and Cinema Alegria, No.85 E, Estrada do Repouso (6-9, 12, 14, 22, 23/6). Time: 7:30 pm Tourism Hotline: (853) 2833 3000 content.macautourism.gov.mo/uploads/mgto_shows_entertainment/Yueju_2015.pdf
Afternoon Entertainment in Taipa & Coloane
6, 13, 20, 27/6
Why not sign your child up for the Junior Hotelier programme, a family-oriented initiative that allows kids to ‘operate’ a hotel while having oodles of fun! Exciting weekend programmes give 4 to 12-year old kids the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge from the hotel’s culinary, front desk, and housekeeping teams, taking on roles such as Junior Barman, Junior Chef, Junior Agent or Junior Housekeeper. The ‘jobs’ come with appropriate Junior Hotelier uniforms - such as chef’s apron and hat or housekeeping apron – and lots of fun edutainment!
(16-26/6, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm) features some 20 of the artist’s paintings.
Both Coloane Village and Taipa Village’s major squares serve as the settings this month for great Saturday afternoon entertainment perfect for the whole family. Street performances of live music, magic shows, dance and associated avant-garde activities are packed into the 90-minute performances. One of Macau’s most attractive historic areas, Eduardo Marques Square in waterfront Coloane Village could have jumped from the pages of a storybook, with its picturesque church, restaurants, shops and local colour a firm favourite with visitors, while Bombeiros Square could not be more convenient for restaurants and shops in Taipa.
Time: Saturday, Sunday – 2:45 pm to 4:30 pm Admission: MOP150-250 (Registration is available at the SPG Family check-in counter starting at 12:00 noon on weekends only) Venue: Sheraton Macau Hotel / Estrada do Istmo. s/n Cotai Enquiries: (853) 2880 2000 www.sheratonmacao.com Organizer: Sheraton Macau Hotel
Venue: Rui Cunha Foundation Gallery, Avenida da Praia Grande,nº 749, r/c Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 2892 3288 www.ruicunha.org
Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Venue: 6, 20/6, Bombeiros Square, Taipa 13, 27/6, Eduardo Marques Square, Coloane (in front of Church of St. Francis Xavier) Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 2825 9897 www.funnyisland.net Organizers: Industry and Commerce Federation of Islands of Macau, Macau Government Tourist Office
Internationally renowned as the preeminent authority in the field of canine rehabilitation, the TV celebrity presents Cesar Millan LIVE - Love your Dogs Tour 2015 (6/6, 7:30 pm, Cotai Arena, English with Chinese translator assistance, MOP280-880) in which he reveals the keys to a happy pooch. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (15/6-26/7, Tuesday to Friday and 13/6 – 8:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday – 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, The Venetian Theatre, English with Chinese subtitles, MOP280-680) stops off at Macau, too, as part of its 20th anniversary of the Broadway musical spectacular, while Kelvin Kwan Breakout Concert in Macao (20/6, 8:00 pm, Cotai Arena, MOP180-480) wraps up the month. Enquiries: (853) 2882 8888 www.venetianmacao.com
Budget Hotels The Macau Budget Hotels website maintained by the Macau Hoteliers and Innkeepers Association, with the support of the Macau Government Tourist Office, provides budget hotel information and offers booking services. It also lists room rates and provides other travel information, in traditional and simplified Chinese as well as English. Log onto www.macau-budgethotels.org to find out more.
Impermanence – Paintings of Andre Lui Chak Leong
Venue: The Venetian Macao
A Night with Piano at the Gallery (5, 12, 19, 26/6, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm) – a Friday night favourite - features a medley of music, courtesy of Forest Kam, from classic to Western to Chinese pop, and you can join the Open Session and play your favourites, too. If vocal recitals is more your style, then Bel Canto (13/6, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm) sounds like your cup of tea! Murmur of
Cantonese Opera Performance 2015(17/4-19/6) features 39 shows tailor-made to afford opera lovers, and in particular the young generation, the opportunity of experiencing this traditional and much-loved art. Closing ceremony show on 19/6, 7:45 pm at Cinema Alegria with admission just MOP20.
Pianos and Paintings
Look for Lodging Licence When visiting Macau, lodge in licensed hotels or inns, not illegal accommodation operated without a licence. Currently, there is no legal ‘family hostel’ or ‘B & B’ (Bed & Breakfast) in Macau. All legitimate hotels, guesthouses and inns prominently display a licence issued by the Macau Government Tourist Office on their premises. In the event of doubt about the legality of the premises you are staying in, you may consult the Macau Government Tourist Office website, or call the Tourism Hotline at (853) 2833 3000. Enquiries: en.macautourism.gov.mo/plan/ legal_accommodation.php
Dimensions of Dreams and Dance
Firmly entrenched as one of Macau’s premier attractions, The House of Dancing Water (Thursdays to Mondays – 5:00 pm or 8:00 pm, except Tuesdays, Wednesdays and 25/6-22/7, Dancing Water Theatre at City of Dreams) is quite simply a fantastical extravaganza of exuberance! Meanwhile, Road To Ultra Macau (13/6, 8:00 pm to 6:00 am, Cubic, MOP8801,280) – a blitzkrieg of revelry rolling right round the Pacific under the Ultra banner - is preparing to welcome thousands of party people to witness performances by some of the world’s most renowned DJs and live music acts. Venue: City of Dream, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau Enquiries: Club Cubic – (853) 6638 4999 www.cityofdreamsmacau.com The House of Dancing Water – Ticketing (853) 8868 6688 thehouseofdancingwater.com
Quality Tourism Service Launched in 2014, the ‘Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme’ currently targets the catering industry, with 86 successful contenders accredited Star Merchant Award certificates and window stickers for display on their premises. Awarded merchant details are listed in the Star Merchant Award – Restaurants and Eateries Guide, which can be obtained from Tourist Information counters or downloaded from the Macau Government Tourist Office website. Tourism Hotline: (853) 2833 3000 www.macautourism.gov.mo Organizer: Macau Government Tourist Office
Smoke-free Macau Law no.5/2011 (Regime of Tobacco Prevention and Control), effective 1 Jan. 2012, prohibits smoking in most public indoor areas. Smoking is also prohibited in mass gaming areas (except approved smoking lounges) in casinos, although smoking is permitted in VIP areas. In addition, from 1 Jan. 2015 smoking is prohibited in bars, nightclubs, saunas and massage parlours. Anyone smoking or carrying a lighted tobacco product in statutory no-smoking areas is liable to a fine of between MOP400 and MOP600. For more information, consult the Regime of Tobacco and Control office at the Health Bureau at www.ssm. gov.mo/smokefree or call (853) 2855 6789.
The International Children’s Day Carnival
Mayetta, Im Mei Kuan Harp Recital
Dance Poem – Memory Mirage
Time: 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm Venue: Open space adjacent to Garden of Flower City / Rua de Seng Tou, Taipa Admission: free Enquiries: (853) 2893 0362 www.ias.gov.mo Organizers: Committee of International Children’s Day 2015, Caritas Macau
Time: 3:00 pm Venue: St Dominic’s Church Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 2825 2899 www.macauyso.org.mo Facebook Homepage: Yso Macao Organizer: Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra Association
Time: 8:00 pm Venue: Macau Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, s/n, NAPE Admission: MOP80-150 Enquiries: (853) 2832 9229 iengchidance.wordpress.com Facebook Homepage: Macau Ieng Chi Dance Association Organizer: Macau Ieng Chi Dance Association
26-28/6 Drama ‘Actually we are IV’
Time: 26/6, 8:00 pm; 27-28/6, 4:00 pm Venue: Nam Van Old Court Building Level 2/ Av. Da Praia Grande,Macau Admission: MOP80 Ticketing: (853) 2855 5555 www.macauticket.com Organizer: Artistry of Wind Box Community Development Association
‘Famous Pianist Series 12’ Piano Recital by Colleen Lee
Time: 8:00 pm Venue: Macau Cultural Centre Small Auditorium, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, s/n, NAPE Admission: MOP120-380 Enquiries: (853) 2825 7840 pianomacao.com Organizer: Macau Piano Association
Macau Museum of Art
The Past – Masters of Macau: An Exhibition of Poetry, Calligraphy, Painting and Seal-carving 2015 (3/4-19/7) features the poetry, calligraphy, paintings and seal-carvings of artists and intellectuals residing in Macau since the Opium War (1840), while the Shiwan Ceramics Exhibition (27/3-19/7) showcases the richness of their glaze colours, primarily white, red and blue, and the diversity of colour tones used. Heavy Rain and Floods - Photographs of Macau by Choi Vun Tim(30/511/8) features intriguing images of the raging elements, while Vibrant Colours - Fabric Sculptures by Chan Wai Mui (22/5-5/7) transports us to a realm beyond the material. Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily except Mondays (No admission after 6:30 pm) Venue: Macau Museum of Art, Av. Xian Xing Hai, s/n, NAPE Admission: MOP5 (Free on Sundays and public holidays) Enquiries: (853) 8791 9814 www.mam.gov.mo Organizer: Macau Museum of Art
10 Fantasia A Creative Industries Incubator
28/4 - 19/6
In 3 Black Suits Photo Exhibition (30/5-14/6) three individuals pay
homage to ‘dark and soulful images that bring out deep meanings about life as it is’. The Calling of Spirituality - Xiao YaWen Artwork Exhibition (5/5-31/8) - showcasing the works of young ceramics artists – seeks to conjure up what the naked eye cannot always perceive, while Trajectory, Transition - Chan Ka I’s Sculpture Exhibition (28/4-19/6) puts the computer centre stage as a creative medium. Meanwhile, The Art of Mathematics (30/5-14/6) pronounces the beauty of maths via the programming language of Java. 10 Fantasia - A Creative Industries Incubator Time: 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, Closed on Mondays Admission: Free Venue: 10 Fantasia - A Creative Industries Incubator, 10, Calçada da Igreja de S.Lázaro, Macau Enquiries: (853) 2835 4582 www.10fantasia.com, www.facebook.com/cipa.slcd
Society through the Prism of Art
9/5 - 28/7
(9/5-14/6) is Lee’s attempt to balance sculptures, installations, drawings, etc. by reinterpreting differences in Macau’s environment and social climate. His declared priority is to show that ‘differences’ do not equate to ‘wrong’. Meanwhile, ‘Who Cares’ – Macau Social Issues Art Exhibition (30/5-28/7) showcases the works of 20 local artists creating, through multiple approaches and media, art in varied forms that presents their views on social issues via paintings, photography and installations, as well as texts and performance art. Time: 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm (Closed on Tuesday) Admission: Free Venue: Ox Warehouse, corner of Avenida Do Coronel Mesquita and Avenida Do Almirante Lacerda Enquiries: (853) 2853 0026 www.oxwarehouse.blogspot.com Organizer: Ox Warehouse
Macau’s first 3D Museum and the world’s first museum with 4D paintings has arrived! Experience a brand new sensory experience via lighting effects, analogue sound and props while ‘directing’ your own photos in this 3D universe. Over 150 photography points in six theme zones offer visitors the opportunity to pose for spectacular photos with multiple exhibits and 3D paintings. Express your creativity by becoming part of the art pieces that take your fancy and change the formation of the paintings through your personal participation!
Time: 10:00 pm to 8:00 pm Venue: Nam Van Old Court Building / Av. Da Praia Grande, Macau Enquiries: (853) 2836 6866 www.icm.gov.mo/fam Admission: Free Organizer: Cultural Affairs Bureau
Time: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (No admission after 7:00 pm) Venue: Ponte 16 Resort, Macau, 2/F & 3/F, Rua das Lorchas e Rua do Visconde Paço de Arcos, entre Pontes 12A a 20, Macau Admission: Adult MOP188; for children between 3-11 or seniors over 65 - MOP120 Enquiries: (853) 2895 1011 www.pier16macau3dw.com Organizer: Pier 16 Macau 3D World
12/5 - 30/8
Fashion Pop-up Shop (12/5-30/8) features adventurous, youthoriented local brands ‘Dare to Dream’, ‘Lines Lab’, ‘Macon’, and ‘ZICS’. Macau Joint Fashion Performance – Mini Exhibition (15/5-30/8) gathers together 12 rising designers active in Macau’s fashion industry to produce extraordinary costumes featuring different elements according to the proportion of 1/2 height mini dolls, elegantly fashionable and artistically playful. The exhibition will reveal to the outside world the meticulous creative thinking and dexterous solutions of the designers, in an industry strongly establishing its presence in Macau.
Traverse: Video installation by Robert Cahen (27/6-20/9, Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am
Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Venue: UNESCO Centre of Macau, Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção Admission: free Enquiries: (853) 2872 7066 www.fmac.org.mo Organizer: Macau Foundation
25/4-7/6 Wisdom from the Miniatures – Exhibition of Sun Jiangtao’s Stamp Collection of the Liberated Zone Time: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Venue: Temporary Exhibitions Gallery of IACM, Av. Almeida Ribeiro, 163 Admission: free Enquiries: (853) 8988 4100 www.iacm.gov.mo Organizer: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Macau Post
Street Food Vendors of Macau
13-29/6 The Subconscious Soul – Abstract Paintings by Ng Fong Chao Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Venue: UNESCO Centre of Macau, Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção Admission: free Enquiries: (853) 2872 7066 www.fmac.org.mo Organizer: Macau Foundation
5-26/6 6th Macau Fashion Illustration Contest Art Work Exhibition Time: 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm, Closed on Monday Venue: Macau Design Centre, Travessa da Fabrica No. 5, Macau Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 2852 0335 Facebook homepage: macaudesigncentre Organizer: Macau Design Centre
3-27/6 ‘Wild Dreams of Tamed Pets’, Exhibition by Ana Jacinto Nunes
Time: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm Venue: Macau Story House / 6A Rua Nova de S. Lazaro, Macau Enquiries: (853) 2835 3504 Facebook homepage: oralhistorymacao Organizer: Oral History Association of Macau
Time: Tuesday to Sunday -12:00 noon to 8:00 pm; Monday - 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Venue: Albergue SCM / No. 8, Calcada da Igreja de S. Lazaro Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 2852 2550 / 2852 3205 Facebook homepage: creativealbergue.scm Organizer: Albergue SCM
11/5-30/6 ‘Foam Tip’ by Arlinda Frota+‘Transmutation’ by Carol Kwok Time: 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm (Closed on Tuesday) Admission: Free Venue: SIGNUM Living Store, Rua do Almirante Sérgio, no. 285, R/C, Macau Enquiries: (853) 2896 8925 www.signum.mo Organizers: SIGNUM Living Store, Macau Closer Magazine
Handover Gifts Museum of Macau
The Handover Gifts Museum of Macau houses a splendid exhibition of gifts from the 56 ethnic groups of the Chinese nation to the Macau Special Administrative Region on the occasion of its establishment in 1999. Macau Handover Historical Documents donated by Lau Sin Peng (19/12/2014 – 31/12/2015) features more than 200 texts on education, culture, history, novels and essays, while the Art of Ink – Mio Pang Fei Calligraphy Exhibition (24/4-5/7) showcases 49 of the artist’s calligraphy works and four of his Chinese paintings.
At the Risk of Colour (29/5-9/8, daily 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Tap Seac Gallery, No. 95 Avenida Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Macau, free) presents the arresting works of Claude Viallat and Franck Chalendard, while From Lorient to the Orient (30/5-30/8, Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Macau Museum, MOP8-15) examines Macau as the hub of world trade in the 18th Century, exhibiting textiles, costumes, oil paintings, prints and porcelain on loan from famous French museums.
The Handover Gifts Museum of Macau Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily except Monday (no admission after 6:30 pm) Venue: The Handover Gifts Museum of Macau, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, NAPE Enquiries: (853) 8504 1800 handovermuseum.iacm.gov.mo; www.mam.gov.mo Admission: Free Organizer: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
French Film Festival 2015 (29/5-4/6, UA Galaxy Cinemas / Galaxy Macau, 2D - MOP90 / 3D MOP120) showcases seven films during the 7-day festival, including 3D animated film ‘Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants’. Enquiries: (852) 3752 9965 www.frenchmay.com Organizers: Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau, Alliance Française in Hong Kong French Film Festival 2015 Tickets: (853) 8883 3888 www.galaxymacau.com
28/5-20/6 University of Saint Joseph Architecture Student Graduate Exhibition 2015 ‘New Synergies’ Time: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily except Sundays and public holidays Venue: Creative Macau, G/F Macau Cultural Centre Building, Xian Xing Hai Avenue Enquiries: (853) 2875 3282 www.creativemacau.org.mo Organizers: Creative Macau, University of Saint Joseph Admission: Free
to 7:00 pm, no admission after 6:30 pm, Macau Museum of Art, Av. Xian Xing Hai, s/n, NAPE, Admission: MOP5 / Free on Sundays and public holidays) presents five videos and 11 video installations by one of the most renowned French video artists in the world. By exploring the interaction of sound and graphics, and experimenting with time, space and vision using super slow motion and sound processing, Cahen creates a poetic and lyrical atmosphere while opening up a brand new arena of video art.
Human Roots by Mickaël Obrénovitch (22/4-2/7, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, closed on public holidays; Iaohin Gallery / 39A Rua da Tercena, Macau; free) is an exhibition which seeks to confront Man through his roots in Nature via the display of extraordinarily powerful wood pieces by French contemporary sculptor Mickaël Obrénovitch, a leading proponent of organic sculpture.
More activities 3-5/6 Art Exhibition of Zhang Dase - ‘A state without Limit’
Time: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Closed on Mondays, open on public holiday) Admission: Free Address: Macau Fashion Gallery / No. 47, Rua de S. Roque, Macau Enquiries: (853) 2835 3341 www.macaofashiongallerry.com Organizer: Macau Fashion Gallery
The French Connection
Camera, Action! Pier 16 Macau 3D World
An important component of the 26th Macau Arts Festival, Macau Annual Visual Arts Exhibition 2015: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Category continues an annual tradition of showcasing the creative talent of local artists. The focus of the exhibition this year is on Chinese painting and calligraphy, genres which also include seal-engraving and experimental ink and wash painting, among others. Some 74 entries have been selected for display by eminent figures in the field who are seeking, in particular, examples of the local features and unique cultural aura of Macau.
Macau, internationally famous for its diverse culinary offerings, has an equally vibrant street snacks culture. Dotted along the lanes and byways of the city, street vendors, although gradually disappearing, are a direct link to the nostalgic memories of residents and visitors alike, and are often inseparable elements of many districts of the city. This exhibition employs videos, recordings, photos, and personal interviews to tell the story of the much-loved urban street vendors, who have, over four generations in some cases, been an intrinsic part of the changing city.
‘Equilibrium’ – Korean Artist Lee Kiho Artist-in-Residence
9/5 - 2/8
Installation ‘Valkyrie Octopus’ by Joana Vasconcelos
1/5-30/6 Li Cheng Hsun x Huang Po Hsun Group Exhibition Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Venue: Flugent ART Gallery, Rua S. Paulo 54-58B Admission: free Enquiries: (853) 2872 3429 www.facebook.com/flugent Organizer: Flugent ART Gallery
1/5-30/6 Gallery collection of Didier Lourenço, Hisanori Mae, Lam Keyee, Li Chen, Mami Itagaki, Misako Maegaki, Kunihiko Nohara, Michael Cacnio, Mikako Takahashi, Nuno Santiago, Takashi Murakami, Tomoko Wada, Zorikto Dorzhiev
16/3 - 31/10
Acclaimed Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos - the first woman and youngest artist ever to exhibit at the Château de Versailles in 2012, in what was to become the most visited exhibition in Paris for the last 50 years - presents her installation ‘Valkyrie Octopus’ as part of a visionary art programme reflecting Macau’s integral role in the 500-year history of trade between China and Portugal. Her first solo exhibition in China, Vasconcelos’ highly unusual works are distinguished by their monumental scale, mixed use of appropriated materials and mastery of organic form. ‘Valkyrie Octopus’ combines crochet and Nisa embroidery from the Alto Alentejo region of Portugal with thousands of LED lights and boldly coloured, patterned materials embellished by various kinds of beads in a patchwork of patterns, shapes and textures. Time: 24 hours a day Venue: MGM MACAU, Av. Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 8802 8888 www.mgmmacau.com Organizer: MGM MACAU
Please reserve before visit. Time: Monday to Friday – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Venue: Macpro Gallery, Avenida da Praia Grande, no.417-425, Centro Comercial Praia Grande, 2° andar, Macau (nearby the Old Court) Admission: free Enquiries: (853) 2833 7828 macprogallery.com Organizer: Macpro Gallery
17/5-12/7 Cuba Touch by “Cuba Seven”- group exhibition of photos, oil paintings, sketches, collages and fotomo
Time: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm (closed on Monday) Venue: Dare to Dream flagship store and art gallery, Calcada da Barra No.16 A, Edificio San Chak, Macau Admission: Free Enquiries: (853) 2896 2820 Organizer: Dare to Dream flagship store and art gallery
Permanent Exhibitions Photographs of Macau old shops Western Views on China: Prints of the 19th Century about China Historical Paintings of Macau in the 19th Century
Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily except Monday (No admission after 6:30 pm) Venue: Gallery of Historical Paintings – 3rd Floor of the Macao Museum of Art, Av. Xian Xing Hai, s/n, NAPE Admission: MOP5 (Free on Sunday and public holidays) Enquiries: (853) 8791 9814 www.mam.gov.mo Organizer: Macau Museum of Art
PREVIEW HIGHLIGHTS: Help us celebrate Commemorative activities of the 10th Anniversary of the inscription of ‘The Historic Centre of Macau’ on UNESCO’s World Heritage List status through a series of activities centering round ‘The Historic Centre of Macau’. Lots going on!Two parades celebrate the Feast of Na Tcha (3/7) - see ritual activities including dramas, grabbing firecrackers, and carrying a statue of the deity.The Feast of Lu Ban (28/7) – celebrating the ancient patron saint of Chinese builders and contractors – is not to be missed. Activities include the opening of an Exhibition Room and multimedia history of the city’s trade unions and guild hall. PUBLISHER Macau Government Tourist Office
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Images: Macau Government Tourist Office, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Macau Sport Development Board, Macau Museum of Art, Macau Science Center, Macau Cultural Centre, Rui Cunha Foundation, The Mandarin’s House, St. Anthony’s Church, Creative Industries Promotion Association of St. Lazarus Church District, Macau Heritage Ambassadors Association, 10 Fantasia, Ox Warehouse, Macau Fashion Gallery, Oral History Association of Macau, The Industry and Commerce Federation of Macau Central and Southern District, Associação de Mútuo Auxílio Dos Moradores Das Ruas de São Domingos Dos Mercadores, Associacao de Mutuo Auxilio dos Moradores do Bairro San Kio, Consulate General of France in Hong Kong, MGM Macau, Pier 16 Macau , The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, Club Cubic, City of Dreams, Broadway Macau, Sheraton Macau Hotel, Number 81 Co. Ltd Note: All information is correct at the time of printing. Activities subject to change, please check with the organizers.