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Visitors to the Cotai Strip today see a row of luxury hotels and casinos, resembling the famous strip in the American gambling mecca of Las Vegas. Little do they know that the ground beneath their …
The Macao Museum is showing an exhibition detailing the extraordinary story of how a fully loaded cargo junk of the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) was recovered from the bottom of the sea off th…
The second edition of Famílias Macaenses (Macanese Families) by the historian and genealogist Jorge Forjaz consists of six volumes with thousands of … Read more
When visitors arrive at the Currency Museum at the University of Macau, they see a cowry shell, the oldest form of money that was used in China many … Read more
A century of the social and political history of Macao, vividly portrayed through 220 photograph… Read more
In 1894, a group of Macao businessmen opened a silk reeling factory, setting a new milestone for their community. With more than 800 men and women employed there, the f… Read more
Three industries came to dominate the post-WWII economy of Macao: incense, matches, and firecrackers. Companies sold locally, and exported to Hong Kong, Southeast Asia,… Read more
Of the more than 200 Jesuits buried in the church of St Paul in Macao, there is one in particular who stands out: João Rodrigues. His profound knowledge of Japan – a country where he spent 33 years…
The Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) Library has assembled a remarkable collection of 3,000 historical maps from around the world, the largest such collection in China.
Leung Yan-ming was a pioneer of modern education in Macao, a political activist, and leader of the anti-Japanese movement during World War II. His years-long commitment to opposing Japanese…
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