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Montmartre struggles to preserve its heritage amid mass tourism

Nestled on a hilltop in northern Paris the white domed Sacre Coeur Basilica on its summit overlooking the city, Montmartre is known as the " last" village in Paris. It is famed for its steep, cobbled streets, cabarets, culture and artistic roots. But with some 12 million visitors every year and soaring rents forcing many locals out, it is struggling to preserve its heritage amid mass tourism.

Macau | Big night at the opera, international music festival kicks off

Themed "Enjoy – The Moment in music", the 32th Macau International Music Festival opens tonight at the Macau Cultural Centre with the opera l’Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti

Nam Van lakes: There’s so much more to discover

Nam Van lakes area can be so much more than just a tourist attraction. Residents find the area a tranquility spot in the middle of town. Let MBtv show you more

Macau | Capitol Theatre to hold first show since renewal this weekend

Local theatre group Dream Theatre Association will hold theatre play at Capitol Theatre this weekend, the first production to be held in the refurbished historical local theatre since it shut down in the 1990's

Cinematheque Passion. A ‘secret’ not to be missed

Cinematheque Passion (Cinemateca Paixão) is one of those little secrets worth discovering. From the small alley with houses with European traces, near Saint Paul Ruins to the eclectic programs that it presents, the Cinematheque is well worth your visit. For a first visit, follow MBtv

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

Symphony for Our World

In an impressive collaboration between science and art, the National Geographic Society celebrates its 130 years of existence with a world tour of an event that combines a live orchestra with a outstanding archive of footage and photos. In yet another initiative from the Macao Cultural Affairs Bureau, Macau will have the opportunity to enjoy this remarkable concert.

Feast for the people

A study by two IFT scholars provides insights into residents’ perception of, and support for, Macau’s festivals sector


A supernatural experience of tulle, tragedy and passion. A fascinating story involving innocence, treason and mystic creatures. Be haunted by Giselle, which takes to the Macau stage next month.

“Only in Macau” series: Portuguese cobblestone

Portuguese cobblestone can be seen all around Macau, which is another uniqueness of this city in Asia. Portuguese artisans passed their skills to local Chinese. Another taste of 500 years of cultural interchange between Portugal and China

Feeding the senses

Study by IFT scholar looks into links between tourism experience, positive emotions and satisfaction in casino hotels

Can Macau bring home its overseas talent pool?

Macau’s Legislative Assembly (AL) occasionally comes up for air, lifts its head out of the sand, looks around and, like a startled ostrich, notices that Macau still lacks sufficient local ‘talents’. Then it calls to account the Talents Development Committee (CDT). Such offloading of responsibility is unworthy. The CDT unfairly carries the can for what is, in fact, a monster well beyond its scope to solve as if by magic or inducements: bringing overseas ‘local talents’ back to Macau.

Race to restore Myanmar’s film classics for a second screening

The restoration of a 1934 black-and-white action movie, famed for high-octane stunts including a hot-air balloon escape and a jungle shootout against teakwood thieves, has energised efforts to salvage more of Myanmar's decaying cinematic heritage.

Portugal Minister of Culture available to deepen cultural relations with China

The Portuguese Minister of Culture said this Saturday in Macau that the Portuguese government is ready to deepen cultural relations with China, highlighting "the added value" that cultural diversity can offer to both countries

France’s Macron in Nigeria to talk security, boost culture

French President Emmanuel Macron met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja before taking off his jacket and tie in Lagos to celebrate African culture

Asian Fashion Power

Asian fashion power is now blazing a trail in the international fashion industry. Essential Macau talks to some of the region’s pioneering designers.

The true flavours of Cantonese cuisine

Study involving IFT scholar looks into what makes diners perceive a Cantonese restaurant as truly authentic

Macau | No cafes in renewed Coronel Mesquita villas – head of Cultural Affairs

The Macau SAR Gov't is not planning to open any food and beverage businesses in any of the Portuguese-style villas on Av. Coronel Mesquita with the area to be used mainly for art projects

Macau | Heritage protection plan consultation report revealed in June – head of Cultural Affairs

Final report on the public consultation on the Protection Management Plan of the Historic Centre of Macau to be revealed this month, with the deadline to submit the final plan to UNESCO set the end of this year

With the help of heritage

UNESCO-classified heritage is an integral part of Macau’s tourism offer. But it could be more and it could be better, say experts
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