The Mount Fortress Garden, the Coloane Library, the Treasure of Sacred Art of St. Joseph’s Seminary and the Ox Warehouse, under the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), resume operation and reopen to the public.
In order to ensure the safety of the facilities, IC conducted inspections and cleaning works in all cultural facilities after the typhoon. Currently, most of the cultural facilities have resumed normal operation. Further inspections and maintenance works have to be carried in some specific cultural facilities, which will reopen to the public as soon as the relevant works are concluded. The Treasure of Sacred Art of St. Joseph’s Seminary and the Ox Warehouse have resumed operation, IC reopens the Mount Fortress Garden and the Coloane Library on 1 September. Certain areas in Mount Fortress Garden are still under maintenance, and therefore, restrictions may apply; IC asks for the understanding of residents and tourists. Additionally, the Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business is expected to reopen at the end of September after its facilities resume normal operation and the exhibits are repaired.
Currently, the cultural facilities and libraries that still are temporarily closed are the following: Macao Cultural Centre, Macao Museum of Art, Handover Gifts Museum of Macao, Navy Yard No.1, Guia Fortress, Guia Chapel, Guia Military Tunnels, No. 80 in Rua das Estalagens, Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban’s Woodcraft Works, Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business, Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre, Patane Library, Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Municipal Park, Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Luís de Camões Garden, Red Market Library and Mobile Library. The reopening date of these facilities will be announced at a later date.
IC continues to follow-up with the post-typhoon and maintenance works and hopes that all cultural facilities may resume normal operations soon. For enquiries, please visit IC’s website www.icm.gov.mo or call the Bureau through tel. no. 8399 6699.