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After a devastating week that saw Macau suffer from the destructive Typhoon Hato followed by the tropical storm Pakhar, the Cultural Affairs Bureau carried out inspection and cleaning works of its cultural facilities including heritage sites, exhibition, and performing venues. Some venues have reopened as of August 25 while some still need time for further inspection and repair.
The cultural facilities which are now open to the public as per the Cultural Affairs Bureau are: Mandarin’s House, Lou Kau Mansion, Ruins of St. Paul’s, Na Tcha Exhibition Room, General Ye Ting’s House, Treasure of Sacred Art at St. Dominic’s Church, the Macao Museum of Art, Archives of Macao, the Tap Seac Gallery, the Old Court Building, the Mount Fortress Corridor, the Macao Tea Culture House, the Museum of Taipa and Coloane, the Taipa Houses – Nostalgic House and Macanese Living Museum, Macao Fashion Gallery, S1-S3, S9 and S10 at Anim’Arte NAM VAN. The Macao Conservatory and its three schools will also be back in operation while the Dom Pedro V Theatre will open partially. The Jao Tsung-I Academy is now open.
On the other hand, the cultural facilities which were gravely affected and need further inspection and repairs before reopening to the public include: Guia Fortress, Guia Fortress Chapel, Guia Military Tunnels, No. 80 in Rua das Estalagens, the Patane Night Watch House, the Woodcraft Works of Master Lu Ban Exhibition Room, the Macao Museum, Mount Fortress Garden, the Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre, Treasure of Sacred Art of St. Joseph’s Seminary, the Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business, some exhibition rooms at Taipa Houses, Macao Cultural Centre, Navy Yard No.1, Ox Warehouse, the Chun Chou Tong Pavilion and the Iong Sam Tong Pavilion in Lou Lim Ieoc Garden. The reopening details of the venues will be announced at a later date.
For events and activities at the Macao Cultural Centre and the Cinematheque Passion, please check the latest information on their respective web pages and Facebook pages. For inquiries, please call the Cultural Affairs Bureau through +853 8399 6699 or +853 8399 6666, during office hours.