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2018 -07 -23 [Back]
Fireworks contestants poised to dazzle Macao’s skyline in September

Senna Fernandes highlights the Contest as a palette of fascinating elements

“Anim'Arte Nam Van” is one of the popular vantage points for fireworks

Enjoying the view of fireworks from Penha Hill will be an enchanting experience
The 29th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest (“the Contest”) will be staged above the sea area overlooked by the Macau Tower on 1st, 8th, 15th and 24th September and 1st October. Ten pyrotechnic teams will present spectacular fireworks displays synchronized to music and laser lights within a multimedia experience not to miss. Aside from an array of outreach programs, the Fireworks Carnival will be held concurrently with the Contest to bring together culinary delights, lively performances and fun games. In sum, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has infused a palette of fascinating elements into five memorable fireworks evenings to present for residents and visitors. 

The Macao International Fireworks Display Contest is a major event organized by MGTO. In the press conference held today (23rd July), MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes indicated that under the concerted efforts and support of different entities, the Contest has grown into a prestigious stage for top competitors to manifest their extraordinary artistry in pyrotechnics. Making Macao a unique destination that shines among others, the event not only creates wonderful occasions for locals to spend with their loved ones but also a magical time of the year for travelers to explore the city.  

The highly-anticipated lineup of the Contest promises wondrous spectaculars this year. In order of performance, the Contest pits ten teams from the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Belgium, France, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Italy and China against each other, among which the fireworks companies from Korea, Belgium, France and China will debut in Macao. All the contestants boast rich experience in creation of mega multimedia fireworks shows. Some of their portfolios also include fireworks displays tailored for major national celebrations in different countries and a range of accolades garnered from international fireworks contests across the world.  

The Office and the General Union of Neighbors Association of Macau will jointly present the Fireworks Carnival next to the Macau Tower from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. every fireworks evening. The Carnival will be a confluence of delicacies, performances and games, enriching the event with more fantastic experiences.

The shoreline overlooked by the Macau Tower, Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre and Macao Science Center, the shoreline in Taipa, the top of Penha Hill as well as the leisure, cultural and creative landmark “Anim'Arte Nam Van” are among the popular vantage points for fireworks watching. Residents and visitors can enjoy every fireworks evening from their favorite angle and style. The fireworks displays will also be live broadcast on TDM – Macao TV Channel, while synchronized music streaming from TDM - Radio Macao's Chinese Channel (FM100.7) will be available at 9 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. every scheduled evening, so that spectators can fully enjoy the beauty of the fireworks. 

Four outreach programs will be held in tandem with the Macao International Fireworks Display Contest this year, including the Songwriting Contest newly launched to welcome the 30th edition of the Contest; the widely-popular Photo Contest, Student Drawing Contest and Trophy Design Contest will also call for entries once again. Macao residents are welcome to join the above to express their unique pyrotechnic experience. Please visit http://fireworks.macaotourism.gov.mo for more information about the above activities. The outreach programs are sponsored by Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A.

The Macao International Fireworks Display Contest has developed into a major event and highlight of travel experience offered by Macao. In the days ahead, MGTO will continue to broaden the spectrum of spectacular events and leisure elements in Macao in collaboration with different sectors, making relentless efforts to breathe a new dynamic into the tourism industry in parallel with Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure.
Updated on: 23/07/2018