Lighting up the sky

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 18 September, 2011, 12:00am


Fireworks are lighting up the sky at the 23rd Macau International Fireworks Display Contest and there are two more days to catch them, on September 24 and October 1.

The annual event features colourful pyrotechnic displays by teams from around the world and is organised by the Macau Government Tourist Office.

Ten teams, including those from China, South Korea, Japan, Britain, Taiwan and France, will be joined by Canada's Sirius Pyrotechnics, making its debut having performed during the opening and closing ceremonies of last year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Spectators can watch the fireworks, synchronised to music, at the waterfront in front of the Macau Tower Outdoor Plaza, Macau Tower Street seaside and in front of Kun Iam statue on Ave. Dr Sun Yat Sen where sound systems are installed. Viewers can tune into Radio Macau's live broadcast at FM100.7.

The public can also take part in an SMS voting game. By using a local mobile phone, voters can send an SMS to 6601 6988 and type '1' for the 9pm team and '2' for the 10pm team. Participants have up until noon the next day to vote.

Voters are entered into a draw for a chance to win two sets of reservoir stand tickets for the 58th Macau Grand Prix and a souvenir.

The five teams with the most SMS votes will receive 'The People's Choice' certificates and awards.