Experience a Unique Mid-Autumn Festival and the Chinese National Day at the Galaxy Lantern Art Festival, in Conjunction with Macau Design Week 2023, Showcasing the New Creations of Young Designers
MACAU, Sept. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today marked the official launch of the Galaxy Lantern Art Festival. The special occasion was graced by Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macao Government Tourism Office, Ms. Sandy Cheong Lai San, President (Substitute) of the Macao Cultural Affairs Bureau, Mr. Kim Hoi, Head of Department of Subsidies for Activities and Projects and Cultural Development Fund of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, Mr. Sio Leong Chao, President of Macau Designers Association (MDA), renowned designers, and the bright stars of the Lantern Design Competition.
Supported by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (“ICM”) and the Macao Government Tourism Office (“MGTO”), Galaxy Macau™, in partnership with the MDA, proudly presents the Galaxy Lantern Art Festival, featuring an array of immersive experiences and a series of events designed to illuminate both the Mid-Autumn Festival and the Chinese National Day. The events also provide a vibrant platform for young designers to connect, collaborate, and showcase their innovative creations.
From now to September 24, Galaxy Macau™ is rolling out the red carpet for local residents and tourists to experience the Macao Design Week 2023 in East Square. This collaboration with the MDA is a grand exhibition of Macau’s design prowess through exhibitions, seminars, tours and workshops. Macao Design Week 2023 will display nearly 80 art pieces from 50 design organizations from Macau, Singapore, and Japan.
“We are thrilled to see such a vibrant and creative representation of talent at the Galaxy Lantern Art Festival. The launch of Macau Design Week 2023 offers a unique platform to celebrate and showcase the innovative design capabilities within Asia,” James Yang, Senior Vice President, Marketing Services of Galaxy Entertainment Group, said. “Through this collaboration, Galaxy Macau reaffirms our commitment to enriching arts and cultural landscape, and to further enhancing Macau as a world-class travel and entertainment destination”.
Designers participating in the Macao Design Week demonstrated both eagerness and enthusiasm. Among them were Yah-leng Yu, the Founding Creative Director of Foreign Policy Design Group; Lam Ieong Kun and Dan Ferreira, the Co-founders of Indego Design; and Yu Zi Ji from Y. Studio. The exhibition’s highlights include the “N30° New Designers Exhibition”, the “Tokyo Illustrators Society – Flower Illustration Exhibition”, and the “Macao Product Design Association – Sustainable Design Exhibition”. Under the theme “Keywords of the City”, these events championed the importance of exploring the attractiveness of Macau, supporting young designers and promoting sustainable design.
In partnership with MDA, Galaxy Macau invited art students from the Greater Bay Area and local universities and designers to participate in the lantern design competition. The design theme, “Traditional cultural elements presented in innovative & artistic ways,” presented awards including Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, Most Creative Award, and Honorable Mention. The eight winning lanterns will be displayed at the Galaxy Macau until October 31.
Harnessing advanced light projection technology, the Galaxy Lantern Art Festival showcased a harmonious display of traditional Chinese lantern designs. An LED wall displayed a continuous series of digital artworks, bringing to life in a stunning, luminous spectacle, the unique interpretation of Chinese culture by four renowned designers from mainland China, Macau and Singapore, also MDA designers.
Alongside the Lantern Design Competition and Macao Design Week 2023, Galaxy Macau will also introduce the First-in-Macau Supermoon from September 25 to October 8. Under the towering six-meter giant moon at the Lawn, guests can unwind, marvel at the moon’s beauty with loved ones, and enjoy live performances and parades from 6pm–11pm on September 29 and 30. On these special days, we offer tailored-made picnic hampers to enhance the experience. Starting from September 14, CTM “No.1 Club” members have the privilege of early registration, the opportunity to win a secret gift, and are offered a special discount on picnic hampers.
Furthermore, from September 28 to October 8, the world-class luxury integrated resort will host the Broadway Food & Craft Festival. This will be complemented by an array of Mid-Autumn themed F&B and retail offers, and new openings to illuminate the Mid-Autumn Festival running from September 8 to October 31.
The Galaxy Lantern Art Festival exemplifies “tradition and innovation” and “East meets West”. It underlines Galaxy Macau’s dedication to nurturing local art and culture development, and promoting Macau as a world-class entertainment and travel destination.
About Galaxy Macau Integrated Resort
Galaxy Macau™, The World-class Luxury Integrated Resort delivers the “Most Spectacular Entertainment and Leisure Destination in the World”. Developed at an investment of HK$43 billion, the property covers 1.1 million square metres of unique entertainment and leisure attractions that are unlike anything else in Macau. Six award-winning world-class luxury hotels provide close to 4,000 rooms, suites and villas. They include Banyan Tree Macau, Galaxy Hotel™, Hotel Okura Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, Broadway Hotel. Unique to Galaxy Macau, the 75,000-square-meter Grand Resort Deck features the world’s longest Skytop Adventure Rapids at 575 metres, the largest Skytop Wave Pool with waves up to 1.5 metres high and 150-meter pristine white sand beach. Two five-star spas from Banyan Tree Spa Macau and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Macau help guests relax and rejuvenate.
As the dining destination in Asia, Galaxy Macau offers a wide variety of gastronomic delights, exquisite experiences and ingredients of the finest quality with over 120 dining options from Michelin dining to authentic delicacies; Galaxy Promenade is the hottest shopping destination featuring the latest in fashion and curated experiences in Macau. Spanning over 100,000 square meters, luxury flagship stores, lifestyle boutiques and our selection of labels are among the more than 200 world-renowned brands for a world-class shopping journey; Galaxy Cinemas, a 10-theatre 3D Cineplex boasting 4K laser projection; CHINA ROUGE, one-of-a-kind deluxe lounge that evokes the glitz and glamor of Shanghai’s golden era with entertainment in luxury and style; and Foot Hub presents the traditional art of reflexology to make you feel more relaxed and revitalized. For Authentic Macau Flavours & Vibrant Asian Experiences, Broadway Macau – just a 90-second walk via a bridge from Galaxy Macau, has over 35 different Authentic Macau & Asian Flavours at its Broadway Food Street. The 2,500-seat Broadway Theatre plays host to world-class entertainers and a diverse array of cultural events. Meeting, incentive and banquet groups are also well looked after with a portfolio of unique venues in Galaxy Macau and a professional service staff.
Galaxy Macau is set to begin a new chapter, with the opening of two world-class luxury hotels – Raffles at Galaxy Macau, to be soft opened on August 16, and Andaz Macau, to be opened on September 15. Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) is the latest addition to the Group’s ever-expanding integrated resort precinct and will usher in a new era for the MICE industry in Macau. GICC is a world-class event venue featuring 40,000 sqm of total flexible MICE, and a 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena – the largest indoor arena in Macau.