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Historic Centre of Macau

Portuguese festival of sights and sounds

The week-long Lusofonia Festival and Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries opens today in Macau.

Friday, 22 October, 2010, 12:00am

Museums testify to city's varied roots

Macau's cultural life is punctuated by a collection of fascinating museums highlighting the city's unique heritage.

22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

History on every corner

Macau played a key role in East-West trade long before the British established a base in Hong Kong. As a result, the city, which was administered by Portugal for more than four centuries, is dotted with relics from bygone eras.

22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Macau refuse station riles critics

A granite refuse station decorated by two rectangular-shaped fountains is being built next to a world heritage site designated by Unesco that is the first Catholic church on Chinese soil.

27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Demolition near Ruins of St Paul's questioned

A demolition project near the Ruins of St Paul's may lead to archaeological finds relating to Macau's most famous landmark, once the base for Catholic missionary work in Asia.

But some critics see the project as a veiled redevelopment plan that may spoil the surroundings of the UN-recognised world heritage site.

13 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Links to the past

The transformation of Macau that began when Las Vegas money started pouring into the city after the gaming monopoly ended in 2002, was greeted with mixed feelings by many who loved the town for its peaceful atmosphere and remarkable historic heritage.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Macao's Church of Saint Paul

Macao's Church of Saint Paul

by Cesar Guillen Nunez

HK University Press, HK$250

Probably the most visited and most photographed tourist sight in Macau, the ruins of St Paul's Collegiate Church remain one of the city's least understood features, at least in the popular imagination.

25 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Historians want heritage status for more buildings

Dozens more historic buildings in Macau deserve heritage status to protect them from breakneck urban growth that threatens to destroy the 'old Macau', historians and conservationists say.

18 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Entertainment listings: the pick of what's on

16th Wedding Expo

About 100 booths of wedding products and services from different countries. Tomorrow and Sunday, from noon, 4th Floor Exhibition Hall, Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre, Largo da Torre de Macau, free. Inquiries: (853) 2870 393


27 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Entertainment listings: the pick of what's on

Traditions from Yun Ling

Macau Chinese Orchestra performs Chinese folk music under the baton of composer and conductor Kwok Hang-kei. June 18, 8pm, Macau Cultural Centre, Av Xian Xing Hai, 40 patacas, 60 patacas. Inquiries: (853) 8399 6688 or www.icm.gov.mo

800th Anniversary of Ji Gong Buddha

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Moment to capture

As the wedding day approaches, brides and grooms-to-be seek that striking, yet familiar, ambience which sets their nuptials apart from the rest. Depending on the individual tastes and preferences, from modern to the traditional, Macau offers an array of venues that can act as a backdrop for photographs.

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Extended library hours attract visitors

Meanwhile, in the other SAR ...

It seems people in Macau like to read in the morning and surf the Net. A trial extension of opening hours at Main Library and Sir Robert Ho Tung Library has seen attendance and book loans skyrocket.

Both libraries were previously only open in the afternoon.

4 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing acts on Macau lighthouse

Cultural authorities in Beijing have sent a letter to Macau over threats facing a world heritage lighthouse, urging it to address the problem and ease public concerns, sources say.

The State Administration of Cultural Heritage attached a copy of a Unesco inquiry that was sent to it in September.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Raiders seize famed Macau temple

A fight broke out yesterday between monks and laymen over the control of Macau's World Heritage A-Ma temple.

Dozens of men, some clad in black, arrived about 9am and took over the 500-year-old temple from a group of monks and lay workers.

30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Of saints and sages

It's not just the casinos that are giving Macau an edge in the high-stakes tourism game. Two years ago, the historical heart of the tiny Special Administrative Region was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, the 31st in China.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am