Residents breathe a sigh of relief as their city welcomes back friends, business partners and tourists.
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Two men whose childhoods were dominated by Macao’s firecracker factories have helped document this bygone era in their later years. Their work is being showcased at the newly restored Iec Long firecracker factory, a heritage site now open to the public.
How did a British pharmacist invent a pastry that’s unique to Macao and beloved by the world? The founder of Lord Stow’s Bakery simply wanted to please the people in a city he loved.
Macao’s beloved Grand Prix is almost back its old self, with foreign drivers and motorbikes returning after a two-year hiatus.
For four decades, Master Lei Man Iam has championed the Chen school of tai chi, which he himself introduced to Macao in the late 1980s. Today, it’s one of the most enduring martial arts in the city – bringing strength and serenity to people of all ages.
19th-century Macao was a heady destination for the international elite; a place where Chinese silks met French Champagne, Cantonese opera met Mozart, exotic creatures could be purchased as pets, and the vibrant sim-sungs offered daily music and opium-infused relaxation.
Visitor numbers are expected to double when mainlander tour groups return to Macao, possibly in late October.
With a new bridge linking Macao and Taipa set to open in 2024 – the fourth constructed in just 50 years – the city’s development is beginning to take new shape.
Two former shipyard workers are on a mission to preserve and promote Macao’s shipbuilding heritage, albeit on a smaller scale.
More than 50 days into Macao’s largest Covid outbreak yet, we look back on some of the most important dates during this pandemic.