Sands China, in collaboration with the SAR government, has unveiled plans to revitalize the Iec Long Firecracker Factory in Taipa, along with the Pátio da Eterna Felicidade and Rua das Estalagens on the Macau Peninsula.
At a press conference on Friday, Wilfred Wong Ying Wai, president of Sands China, stated that the renovation project will include the development of themed interactive augmented reality (AR) games at the Iec Long Firecracker Factory, which will serve as a platform for show the rich history of the region.
In addition, Sands China aims to improve cultural and tourism facilities from the firecracker factory to the Taipa Houses area, with special attention to transforming the Taipa Houses into a popular destination for wedding photography.
The Pátio da Eterna Felicidade structure will be transformed into a space for artistic creation and cultural exchanges, and the district’s buildings will be revitalized.
To liven up the environment, local artists from Macau will be invited to decorate shop windows, doors, traffic signs and pedestrian fences along Rua das Estalagens.
In addition, a business incubation program will be launched to encourage local companies to open stores on Rua das Estalagens and thus stimulate the tourist economy of the area.
With the city’s six 10-year gaming concessions kicking off this year, the government asked local gaming operators to promote community tourism and help rejuvenate some of the city’s older neighborhoods.
Earlier this month, authorities identified six areas of Macau that needed a facelift: Rua da Felicidade, Piers 23 and 25 of the Inner Port, Avenida Almeida Ribeiro and Rua de Cinco de Outubro, the Barra district , the Iec Long firecracker factory in Taipa and the Lai Chi Vun shipyard in Coloane.
It was revealed that MGM China Holdings will support a rejuvenation project for the Barra district, Wynn Macau for Rua da Felicidade, Melco Resorts & Entertainment for piers 23 and 25 of the Inner Harbour, SJM for Avenida Almeida Ribeiro and Galaxy for the Shipyard Lai Chi Vun.
On Friday, the pilot plan for the renovation and pedestrianization of Rua da Felicidade and its adjacent streets was launched.
Starting September 29, these streets will be exclusively pedestrian, free of road traffic, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. every day.
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