Macau | Inspection of historical sites show no serious typhoon damage - Cultural Affairs Bureau

An inspection of 22 historical sites, 45 temples and 15 churches has not uncovered major damage due to Typhoon Mangkhut which affected the city over the weekend, according to the Cultural Affairs Bureau

Macau (MNA) – An inspection of 22 historical sites, 45 temples and 15 churches has not uncovered major damage due to Typhoon Mangkhut which affected the city over the weekend, according to the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC).

According to the current results from the inspection, the typhoon signal pole of Guia Lighthouse has been damaged, while other 22 historical buildings of the Macau Historic Centre only showed minor damages, including some buildings with broken windows, peeling walls and minor water damage.

Five temples experienced flooding during Typhoon Mangkhut, while nine temples and churches experienced slight water damage.

In addition, several cultural facilities experienced water damage, namely Macau Patane Library, the Red Market Library, Coloane Library, Pawn Shop Museum and Centre of Chinese Contemporary Art.

Macau News Agency (MNA) has contacted the IC to enquire on the total cost of damage done, to which the bureau has yet to reply with a figure as clean up is still taking place as of September 18.

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