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Bamboo has long been used in Macao’s construction industry, primarily as scaffolding. But as this eco-friendly material gradually gets replaced by steel, there are people fighting for its inclusion in a wider range of building activities.
Ching Kei is a Cantonese restaurant in Macao’s old town that’s barely changed since the 1960s. It’s earned its place in the government’s Distinctive Shops Programme – proof, in a way, of the role it plays in maintaining the city’s heritage.
As president of the Macau European Chamber of Commerce, Rui Pedro Cunha is a busy man. He also fits in a day job, philanthropy work and salsa dancing.
Macao’s tech training centre has partnered with two industry giants – Huawei and Alibaba Cloud – to upskill its local technology professionals. The programmes are being hailed as an important step towards becoming a ‘smart city’.
The FISU World University Games are a chance for Macao’s young sportsmen and women to show their stuff internationally. This year, in Chengdu, they performed especially well in wushu events – earning seven medals in total.
For almost two decades, the Macao Heritage Ambassadors Association has been convincing visitors that there’s more to this city than integrated resorts. The group also reminds locals that what is here is precious.
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