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| 14 Jun 2019

Art Macao

Spectacularly inaugurated earlier this June with the opening of ‘Art Macao: International Art Exhibition’, Art Macao is Macao’s largest art festival to be held from June to October. A total of 41 large-scale events will be held at 48 locations through a multi-media and art platform, enhancing the cultural and artistic charm of the city.

The main exhibition of the mega event is located at the Macao Museum of Art where a number of valuable works including paintings, ceramics, sculptures and multimedia presentations selected by several hotels and integrated resorts are already being displayed, capturing the fascinating charm of contemporary visual arts in a diversified way. A few notable pieces include ‘Shopping in Style’ by Stephane Bolongaro, courtesy of Galaxy Entertainment Group; ‘Untitled’ by Thilo Heinzmann, courtesy of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited; and ‘Li Bai: Holding My Liquor Cup to Ask the Moon and Drinking Alone in Moonlight’ by Wang Dongling, courtesy of MGM, among others.

In addition to the main exhibition at the Macao Museum of Art, the captivating exhibitions will also take place at different hotels and integrated resorts. Just to name a few, ‘GRACE KELLY: From Hollywood to Monaco- Artists’ Tributes’ will feature the story of legendary movie star Grace Kelly and how artists were inspired to create their works with her as their muse; while the ‘ART, Appreciation, Legacy’ exhibition celebrating the cultural heritage by SJM seen through the prism of Art through a total of 7 exceptional and multidimensional exhibitions will be showcased in various hotels across Macao every month until October, creating an artistic atmosphere in all corners of the city.

Art Macao

Date: June- October

Website: www.artmacao.mo

Facebook: @icmacao

Feast of Na Tcha

The Feast of Na Tcha is one of Macao’s most distinctive cultural traditions, featuring several religious rituals and folk activities dedicated to Na Tcha. This year, the festival which is often considered the patron deity of children will be celebrated with four days of activities at the Na Tcha Temple located near the Ruins of St. Paul’s. There will be a Lion Dance Parade touring several places in Macao and Taipa; the Prince Na Tcha Parade featuring a golden dragon guard and celestial beauties scattering petals in abundance; as well as a Cantonese Opera and Retro Song Performance for audiences to enjoy.

Feast of Na Tcha

Date: June 18-21

Facebook: Shishangumiao

*Free admission

Arraial de São João

First held in the 17th century, Arraial de São João is a traditional festival of the Portuguese-speaking community, and commemorates the repulse of an attempted invasion of Macao by the Dutch in 1622. The festival was revived by the Macanese Association after the handover of Macao in 1999 and will mark its 13th edition this year. At the festival, you will find up to 40 stands selling local handicrafts and home-made food and drinks from either the Macanese community or Portuguese-speaking countries. There will also be dazzling performances by local dance and music groups such as the Portuguese indie group Senza to celebrate the occasion.

Arraial de São João

Date: June 22-23

Time: 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Venue: Calçada da Igreja de São Lázaro

Facebook: ADM Associação dos Macaenses

*Free admission

Macau, China Wakeboard & Wakesurf Open 2019

The Macau Wakeboard & Wakesurf Open is back! An event in the 2019 Asian Wake Series, the tournament will gather around 90 athletes to take part including 75 overseas teams. Held at Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, official practice will commence at the morning of June 14 from 7:00am to 12:00pm while the competition will take place at Jun 14 1:00pm to 6:00pm, as well as Jun 15 and 16 from 7:00am to 6:30pm, sending water sport fans on a hype.

Macau, China Wakeboard & Wakesurf Open 2019

Date: June 14-16

Venue: Gondolier & Tulips Terrance, Macau Fisherman's Wharf

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Admission: MOP100 (drinks included)

33rd Hong Kong International Travel Expo

The 33rd Hong Kong International Travel Expo (ITE) is currently underway from today to June 16, 2019 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. To promote Macao tourism to trade counterparts, overseas buyers and the general public, 42 Macao tourism industry representatives including hotels, travel agencies, shipping and event companies are invited to join Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) in the Macao pavilion to showcase Macao’s latest tourism products and facilities.

The Macao pavilion is themed as ‘Experience Macao Celebrating Style’, with golden and colorful ribbons as elements to highlight the festive and vibrant image of Macao, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region. In addition, a diamond Ruins of St. Paul’s and an electronic interactive screen are presented to showcase Macau’s latest tourism products, including Macao New Eight Scenic Spots, festival and events, food culture, and the ‘Monthly Lucky Draw for Visitors in Celebration of the Handover Anniversary’. Visitors can obtain in-depth understanding on Macao’s tourism information through promotional publications available in the pavilion and social media platforms, also can take photos with the lovely Macao tourism mascot ‘Mak Mak’.

Last but not least, during the Public Days (June 15-16), MGTO will cooperate with three Hong Kong travel agents, including China Travel (Hong Kong) Services Ltd., Shun Tak Travel Services Ltd. and EGL Tours to offer exclusive discounted packages on site to encourage more visitors travelling to Macao. The packages start from $389, and are on a first-come first-served basis.

33rd Hong Kong International Travel Expo

Date: June 13-14 (Trade Days); June 15-16 (Public Days)

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Web: www.travelexpo.com.hk/publicweb/

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