If I ask my friends what they think Macao (formerly spelled as Macau) has to offer, what most of them would say is that it is the hub of gambling. But in truth, Macao has so much more to offer than just that and this is what I’ve found out when I dug deeper on this administrative region of Southeast China.
Macao Arts Festival
Did you know that Macao hosts the annual Macao Arts Festival? I didn’t either, at first. But when I found out that there are a variety of events included at the Macao Arts Festival, I was intrigued. Especially since I love anything theatretical, musical, dances, visual arts and all that sorts.
This year marks the 400th year of the passing of William Shakespeare, whom we all know is a famous literature writer with his work being shared and used all over the world. This, as well as marking the death of Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu, the Arts Festival is promised to bring many plays and works to the public, including romantic comedies – if not the usual serious Shakespearan romance.
So what are you doing between 30th April to 29th May? Do you have any free time and would love to experience Macao’s Arts Festival as well as the beautiful, clean and safe streeets of Macao with it’s amazing architectural buildings?
If you answer yes, I suggest you book a ticket between those dates to Macao (just as what I would do) and live in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (brought by the Shakepeare Theatre Company) or enjoy The Legend Of The Purple Hairpin (by maestro Chu Chan Wa) and many others.
I am so excited for this!
If you would like to know more about the program, dates and shows, go to www.icm.gov.mo/fam/27/en/.
23 thoughts on “Macao – More Than What The Eyes Can See”
woow…miss Macao!! been there few time . still had lots more new place to explore here!!
Macao? Why did they change the spelling? Anyway, I wish I have the time to go 🙁
been to Macau once before, like what you said majority people will just go for gambling. thanks for sharing this to us.
OOO! so fancy! Havent gotten the time to visit macao yet, but i do hope to visit Macao one day 🙂
Beautiful atmosphere. Always love all these art festivals where different art cultures from across time gets together to educate and entertain the masses.
wow i wanna enjoy the Macao’ Arts Festival there too 🙂 im sure it would be awesome there
I’d love to catch the shows at the art festival. At this point, I am not even sure if I have the free time, then. 🙁
Never heard about the festival before. Thanks for sharing!
haven’t had the opportunity to go macao yet.. your pictures are so clear and bright! 😀
Previously got no chance to watch their arts festival.
I wish to revisit Macau…not play enough few years back. hehe XD
Never been to Macau. I wish to visit one day. Maybe next trip with my family. 🙂
Ok first of all I didn’t know Macau has changed their spelling to Macao! It definitely have some sights to behold and places to visit
Thanks for sharing as never heard about it before and looks impressive.
Never been to Macau yet. Good to know that there are so many things to do there.
The events looks super happening and fun! It was definitely an opening festival when we visit Macau Art Festival at Macau hehe!
Looks like an interesting production, shall check out their ticketing site but wonder is this a tour group or only based in Macau?
art fest? that’s really interesting, i just passed by some stalls about visit Macao I wonder if it is related
tak pernah pergi Macao. Sedihnya T.T
If have chance i will go Macau visits one day.
Macao has many thing to be explore beside famous with gambling places. The food and the art is famous in Macao.
Haven’t been to Macau before, will bookmark this post for my travel reference 🙂
I want to go to Macao! I want to enjoy the arts and the beautiful places!
this makes the trip all so worth it ^^