Unprecedented economic growth. Increasing numbers of tourists. A new-look city with a more affluent population. Macao has transformed over the past 20 years. We look back at what’s changed in the SAR since its birth on 20 December, 1999.
Posts by Raquel Dias:
- Arts & Culture
- Portuguese-Speaking Countries
- Social Affairs
The next 20 years and further into the future: how will Macao change and develop?
Macao is enthrallingly depicted across five colour-coded chambers as part of a new exhibition in Portugal by the SAR’s artistic YiiMa duo. Visitors can take a journey through time at the Berardo Collection Museum.
China moved closer to Argentina and Brazil at the eighth edition of the Global Tourism and Economy Forum in Macao. The South American nations were the forum’s partner countries this year and they made gestures that could attract Chinese tourists their way in the years to come.
Macao may be toasting the 20th anniversary of the handover of its administration to China but it’s also two decades since the International Institute of Macau – an organisation dedicated to preserving the city’s culture, history and identity – was launched.
Examining the art of indigenous people over thousands of years can tell us a lot about history and culture. We look at works from Portuguese-speaking countries and ask whether Macao can ever have a museum to display such pieces in public.