Witness Spectacular Pyrotechnics at this year’s Macau International Fireworks Display


Recently selected by Lonely Planet as one of the 10 Best Travel Regions of 2015, Macau has all the ingredients for a perfect holiday. Travel to Macau is easy as visa is on arrival, making it a convenient destination for Indian travelers, especially those who like to make impulse trips. This year, has some truly unique and exciting experiences to offer. It is the ideal destination if you want to soak in some rich culture and festivities that make a county what it is. A key attraction in Macau this year is the 27th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest.

Macau International Fireworks Display Contest is an event organized by Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO). The 27th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest is scheduled to take place above the sea area in front of the Macau Tower between September 5th and October 1st. 10 contesting teams will brighten up the city skyline with spectacular fireworks on the nights. The teams from France and Austria will perform on September 27th which is the Mid-Autumn Festival and World Tourism Day, while the teams from Australia and Mainland China will stage their fireworks displays on October 1st, a night to celebrate the National Day.

Different outstanding pyrotechnic companies come from around the world to join the Macau International Fireworks Display Contest each year in the past, and this year makes no exception. The ten teams this year come from (according to the order in the contest program) Malaysia; Portugal; Finland; Taiwan, China; Korea; Italy; France; Austria; Australia and Mainland China. Malaysia and Finland are two new places in the contest; similarly, the companies from Italy and France will stage their first performance in Macau. Overall the teams demonstrate competitive experience and are ready to bring on a myriad of spectacular displays for both residents and visitors. 

MGTO Director, Senna Fernandes expressed her gratitude for the ardent support from many well-known fireworks companies from across the globe in the past 26 years, making Macau International Fireworks Display Contest one of the most stunning events of the year which attracts visitors from different places flocking into town for the fireworks show every year. She also expressed, “To work in line with building Macau into a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure, Macau Government Tourist Office will continue to present more fascinating and diversified events for residents and visitors, combining different elements with tourism to attract visitors from around the world to experience Macau’s charm as a ‘city of events’.”

If one is planning to visit Macau during this time, your stay would be made much convenient with user friendly apps like ‘What’s On’ and ‘Experience Macau’ which is available on both android and iPhone versions.

Macau is located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in the southern Guangdong Province in China. It adjoins the mainland city of Zhuhai and is about 60 kilometers to the west of Hong Kong. It is a modern city with a unique old-world charm and a rich heritage of Chinese and Portuguese culture that would cater to varied needs of the Indian Traveller. It’s time to meet the new Macau, Asia’s entertainment center and resort destination.



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