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Heritage protection law‘not enough’: UNESCO

Heritage protection law‘not enough’: UNESCO

The new heritage protection law, being reviewed at the Executive Council, will alone not be enough to preserve Macau’s historical centre, said a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) commissioner in Beijing. Julien Glenat, quoted by TDM News, stressed that the enforcement of any legal provisions and the way people view heritage protection […]

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Macau’s Historic Centre not at risk

Macau’s Historic Centre not at risk

UNESCO is concerned about the “visual integrity” of Macau’s World Heritage due to the city’s rapid development and the lack of an urban plan. However, the possibility of removing the Historic Centre of Macau from the World Heritage List is not a possibility for discussion, assured Kishore Rao, director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre. The […]

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“Pandamania” as Macau celebrates Chinese New Year

“Pandamania” as Macau celebrates Chinese New Year

The people of Macau and the thousands of visitors who flock there to celebrate Chinese New Year have opened their hearts to two adorable new residents – giant pandas Kai Kai and Xin Xin. In English, the names translate to “happy” and “very happy”. And that’s how they look as they playfully wrestle and dine […]

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Macau’10 review: Heritage law still on hold

Macau’10 review: Heritage law still on hold

The year 2010 did not manage to see the heritage law enacted, while the Government decided to keep construction of the new central library on hold. This closing year Macau celebrated the fifth anniversary of its UNESCO world heritage listing, but it continues to lack a new heritage protection law. It appears that the law […]

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No end to Macau’s tourism growth

No end to Macau’s tourism growth

By Luc Citrinot, eTN | Sep 25, 2010 MACAU (eTN) – Some 15 years ago, mentioning Macau to Hong Kong residents would have attracted despising comments about the by-then Portuguese enclave: “rather dirty, dull, and sleepy city” were the most common comments to be heard. Then Macau reverted to China in 1999, and within a […]

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Macao's biggest historical residence opens to public

Macao’s biggest historical residence opens to public

MACAO, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) — The Mandarin’s House, one of Macao’s world-heritage protected buildings, will open its door to the public Friday for the first time since the restoration project began, the local Macao Post Daily reported on Thursday. The Mandarin’s House, also known as Zheng’s Family Mansion in Chinese, is a two-story open plan […]

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