July is full of fun and entertaining activities and events to attend, so be sure to know where to go and what’s there to do this month in Macau. We’re excited about all the dining experiences, exhibitions, and events happening to bring more color to the city we love! Be sure to plan ahead and know where to take the little ones, where to go with friends or have a romantic evening. Also, it’s your last chance to visit the exhibition “A Pearl of the Sea – Exhibition of Macao’s Urban Evolution”, which ends in August!
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The Manor at The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip presents the latest evolution of its renowned, ocean-inspired dining experience “Stories of the Sea – The Fifth Chapter”, featuring an all-new six-course set menu crafted by new executive sous chef, Michele Dell’Aquila. Continuing the success of the previous iterations of the Stories of the Sea menus, Chef Michele has brought together the finest ingredients from the seas of the world with his extensive culinary expertise to indulge guests with a highly refined dining experience without peer in Macau.
Showcasing the finest seafood, including bluefin tuna, black Bouchot mussels from France, and “Glacier 51” toothfish, the signature dish of the fifth chapter of the Stories of the Sea is Kamchatka king crab and langoustine (sourced from Russia and Australia). Chef Michele serves the king crab as handmade fresh tortellini, filled with crab meat to highlight its sweet flavor and tender texture, and then accompanies it alongside a grilled langoustine garnished with lemongrass to impart a uniquely Asian-inspired citrus flavor.
When: 6:00pm–11:00pm, July 1–September 30, 2020
How much: MOP $788 per person, MOP $1,188 per person with wine pairing
For more information, visit their website and for reservations, call +853 2882 8898 or send an email to [email protected]
Macau has been increasing land resources through reclamation since the mid-19th century, which subsequently has had a profound impact on its overall urban development. The gathering and integration of different cultures over the past centuries have resulted in the combination of Chinese and Western styles in the city’s architecture and the emergence of new landscapes amid urban development. A Pearl of the Sea – Exhibition of Macao’s Urban Evolution features 101 exhibits divided into four sections: Geographical Change, Past View and New Image, Infrastructure Constructions and A New Chapter, seeking to give both residents and tourists a better understanding of Macau’s achievements in a variety of fields over the last 20 years since the handover, and present a brand new historical image of Macau.
Urban functions of Macau have been improving with the completion of large infrastructure projects; through public transport facilities such as ferry terminals, sea-crossing bridges, the airport, and the Light Rapid Transit, Macau is connected to neighboring cities and many other places around the world. To complement the exhibition, an educational area and multimedia installations have been made available inside the venue to give visitors a more realistic and intriguing experience of Macau’s urban development.
When: December 27, 2019–August 2, 2020
Where: Macao Museum, 112 Praceta do Museu de Macau, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, call +853 2835 7911 or check the event’s website
TeamLab SuperNature Macao is a groundbreaking permanent interactive experience opening at The Venetian Macao in June, 2020. Cotai Expo boasts 5,000 square meters of labyrinthine floor space. With eight meter-high ceilings throughout, the space is transformed by teamLab into an extremely complex, three-dimensional world across varying elevations, featuring immersive and compelling artworks.
This is a single, massive world comprised of works by art collective teamLab that aims to explore new perceptions of the world and the continuity between humans and nature. It is a “body immersive” museum centered around a group of works that blur the boundaries between people’s bodies and art. In teamLab SuperNature, people immerse their bodies in art with others, influencing and becoming a part of the artworks themselves. People become one with the art, blurring their perception of the boundaries between the body and the artwork, and thereby recognizing the continuity between the self and the world. There are a lot more installations on-site, so be sure to head there with the whole family! Kids are going to be thrilled with all the fun and interaction teamLab SuperNature allows.
When: Daily, 10:00am–10:00pm (last entry 9:15pm), June 15, 2020 onwards
Where: Cotai Expo, The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai
How much: MOP $238 (adults), MOP $168 (children aged three to 12)
Taipa Village Destination Limited takes great pleasure in marking the 4th anniversary of its lifestyle brand “Taipa Village – Authentic Macau”, with a full slate of celebratory activities and a generous range of dining and shopping benefits until the end of August and including a restaurant week!
This is the village’s first-ever Restaurant Week, offering premium gastronomic experiences with amazing deals at a range of dining establishments. As Macau’s leading epicurean precinct, boasting a wealth of fantastic dining options, Taipa Village has collaborated with six of the district’s most popular restaurants to launch its first-ever Restaurant Week. The 12-day event offers diners an opportunity to enjoy premium culinary experiences and an international feast of flavors.
The six selected restaurants are Michelin-Guide recommended Portuguese restaurant António, contemporary Portuguese restaurants Tapas de Portugal, Le Cesar — Old Taipa, and IN Portuguese Food, alongside Spanish restaurant and bar Barcelona and modern Italian restaurant Bella Taipa. Each venue will serve special lunch and dinner menus at attractive prices. Upon completion of their dining experiences, customers can join a lucky draw as part of the 4th-anniversary celebration platform to win fabulous prizes, including dining coupons and special gifts.
When: July 1–12, 2020
How much: Prices vary
For more information, check their Facebook page
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the inscription of the “Historic Centre of Macao” on the World Heritage List, the Cultural Affairs Bureau holds a series of activities in July, 2020. The event features a total of 28 activities in six series, including a thematic festival, the World Heritage Open Day, the Heritage City Tours–guided tours and illustration workshop, fun sharing cultural heritage lectures, a story-writing competition, and a WeChat game.
With this special series of activities, the Cultural Affairs Bureau seeks to celebrate the anniversary with the public and encourage residents to experience the beauty of Macau’s World Heritage in their daily lives and to appreciate the city’s precious cultural treasures, thereby conveying the concept of “appreciating our world heritage together”.
When: July 1–31, 2020
Where: Ruins of St. Paul’s, Mount Fortress, Lilau Square, Mandarin’s House, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, St. Augustine’s Church, Dom Pedro V Theatre, St. Lawrence’s Church, Camões Garden, Casa Garden, Leal Senado Building, Guia Lighthouse, and other sites
How much: Free admission
Registration is needed for some of the activities, which you can do here
For more information, call +853 8590 4382, +853 8590 4329 or check the event’s official website
Sands Resorts Macao is offering an irresistible selection of special set menus priced at MOP $280 at seven restaurants, available until July 31, 2020. Representing the flavors of Sichuan, Guangdong, and Italy, the exceptional set menus are available at some of Sands Resorts Macao’s finest restaurants, including Portofino, North, Brasserie, Lotus Palace, Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Market Bistro and Ping. Offering superb value, they include starter, main course, and dessert!
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Sands Cotai Central, Estrada Do Istmo, Cotai
Ping, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai
How much: Starting at MOP $280 per menu
For more information, check the official website
For reservations at Portofino, call +853 8118 9950, while North is reachable through +853 8118 9980. At The Parisian Macao, contact +853 8118 9696 for Brasserie, +853 8111 9260 for Lotus Palace, and +853 8111 9270 for Market Bistro.
To book at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Sands Cotai Central), call +853 8118 9220, while for Ping, at Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, you should call +853 8118 9701
Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and co-organized by the Municipal Affairs Bureau, “HUSH!! Full Music” is held in a new way at new locations from June to August. Eight music performances are carried out online and at the Macao Contemporary Art Centre – Navy Yard 2, Macao Science Center Square, rooftop of Ponte 9, and Senado Square, respectively. One of the activities, “HUSH!! X Creative Industries Flea Market” is held on July 18 and 19 at the Macao Science Center Square.
In order to provide a platform for creative practitioners to showcase their talent and works, the “HUSH!! X Creative Industries Flea Market” will be held on 18 and 19 July at the Macao Science Center Square, featuring a variety of genres such as jazz, folk, electronic and pop music, allowing the audience to enjoy music while taking the pleasure in the sunset; nearly 100 stalls will also be set up, selling a variety of local creative and handicraft products, drinks and snacks.
When: 3:00pm–9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, 2020
Where: Macao Science Center Square, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Nape, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, call +853 8399 6296 or +853 8399 6210, or check the event’s Facebook page
This exhibition series not only creates an exchange platform for different artists who embody different talents and artistic skills but also allow the general public and tourists to appreciate their unique artworks at the show venue. All artworks embrace the same goal–that is to express the vitality of art.
The artist explains, “To start with a universal question: ‘Who I am?’ From the family perspective, I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, and daughter-in-law. From a society perspective, I am an administration executive, a teacher. But from an inner perspective, how is myself? Through the process of this series of art creation, I dig out my feelings, struggles, likes, thoughts, dreams, and find out more about ‘real’ me. It doesn’t matter whether a woman is flower or vase, I am who I am. Ladies, love yourself and make your dreams come true.”
Born in Macau, Yaya studied business administration in college and obtained a master’s degree. Starting from 2000, Yaya started learning sketching and oil painting. Recently, she has more participation in various art events and education. Throughout these experiences, she realized that there is no age limit to become an artist.
When: July 11–August 21, 2020
Where: 10 Fantasia, 10 Calçada da Igreja de São Lázaro, St. Lazarus District, Macau
How much: Free admission
Energy Healing is a “magical power” accessible to anyone who is curious and eager to learn. In this workshop, they will first use meditation as a tool for noticing the base wave patterns in the body. After they tune into their “calm waters”, they’re then able to “throw stones in the water”–to make the energy waves move. This is done with the assistance of the teacher, that will go around individually activating and amplifying the energy fields in the participants’ bodies & hands. The teacher will help participants “figure out” how their hands interact with their energy fields.
Mostly they will connect with the Energy Healing experience as a means of channeling pure energy from nature so that people feel calmer and recharged with “good energies”. At the end of this workshop participants will be able to use this new skill to apply on themselves whenever they feel depleted, to replenish themselves. The workshop facilitator, Rita Gonçalves, recommends wearing comfortable clothes and head there with an open mind.
When: Tuesdays, 7:30pm–9:00pm, July 14 and 28, 2020
Where: Yoga Loft Macau, 4-5F Lek Tang Commercial Center, 2A Travessa S. Domingos, Macau
How much: MOP $600 for both sessions, MOP $450 for a single session
For more information and bookings, send an email to [email protected] or check the event’s Facebook page
Postponed for decades, painting finally joins photography and writing as a form of expression in the exhibition Monochrome, by António Mil-Homens. Times of crisis become times of decision. The title of the exhibition results from the aesthetic option of not using color. Black and white, with all possible range of gray in between, will be characteristic of his creativity in this area. The artist presents 33 acrylic on canvas, plus 12 acrylic on paper.
When: June 18–July 31, 2020
Where: Casa Garden,13 Praça de Luís de Camões, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check Casa de Portugal’s Facebook page
The Cultural Affairs Bureau celebrates the 15th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Centre of Macao on the World Heritage List with a series of exploration activities at the World Heritage sites. The registration for the most sought-after activities World Heritage Open Day and the Heritage City Tours – Guided Tours and Illustration Workshop quickly became full since the activities were launched. Considering the public’s overwhelming response, additional sessions will be offered for the activities Heritage City Tours – Guided Tours and Illustration Workshop and all are welcome to participate.
The Heritage City Tours – Guided Tours and Illustration Workshop feature various elaborate routes. The tours will be led by professional guides, who will take participants to explore different World Heritage buildings and tell the story of each building. The activity also features illustrators who will teach the technique of creating a travel diary, so that participants can capture the wonderful moments of their tours and record everything in their unique travel diaries. In order to give the public more opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the world heritage, the Cultural Affairs Bureau now offers additional sessions of the activity Heritage City Tours!
When: 4:00pm–6:00pm, July 19 (with an extra session designed for families) and 26, August 1 and 2, 2020
Where: Lilau Square, Mandarin’s House, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, St. Augustine’s Church, Dom Pedro V Theatre, St. Lawrence’s Church, Camões Garden, A-Má Temple, Leal Senado Building, Moorish Barracks, and other sites
How much: Free admission
For more information, call +853 8590 4382 or +853 8590 4329. To register, click here