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Launching of Macau and Kaiping - Pair of Unique World Heritages03 Apr 2012

"Macau and Kaiping - Pair of Unique World Heritages" photo exhibition was officially launched on the 3rd April 2012 at the Macau International Airport.  The exhibition was jointly organized by CAM - Macau International Airport Co. Ltd., Macau Government Tourist Office, Jiangmen Tourism Bureau, Kaiping Tourism Bureau, and Guangdong Kaiping Diaolou Tourism Development Corp. Ltd.  The opening ceremony was conducted on the 3rd April 2012 at the Macau International Airport Terminal with the presence of the guests of honor including Ms. Suning Liu, Executive Director of Macau International Airport Co. Ltd.; Mr. João Manuel Costa Antunes, Director of Macau Government Tourist Office; Mr. Zhang Weiyuan, Vice General Manager of Guangdong Kaiping Diaolou Tourism Development Corp. Ltd., Mr. Su Weiyan, Manager of Marketing Department of   Guangdong Kaiping Diaolou Tourism Development Corp. Ltd., and Mr. Eric Fong, Director of Marketing Department of Macau International Airport Co. Ltd. The exhibition period is from 3rd April to 31st May 2012.  Around 50 guests, including the airlines representatives and airport operators attended the ceremony.

Both Macau and Jiangmen Kaiping are neighbors in the Pearl River Delta, both cities possess unique and valuable world heritage sites.  The Kaiping Diaolou and Villages vividly display full historical information of the global overseas Chinese groups, the intricate evolution process and cultural imprint.  They embody the characteristics of overseas Chinese, being open and inclusive, and initiative to absorb various cultures. Macau has lots of historical monuments, unique views fused with Eastern and Western cultures which attract many visitors around the world.  With this photography exhibition here in our Airport, visitors can appreciate closely the tremendous cultural heritage in Macau and Jiangmen, immerse into the elegant cultural atmosphere of the Macau International Airport.

To be in line with the tourism development principle of the SAR Government, Macau International Airport actively work with different airlines to seek for the launch of potential new routes, and at the same time continuously strengthen and promote the concept of "Cultural Airport".  The purpose of launching the captioned exhibition is to deepen the passenger’s recognition and knowledge towards the World Heritage Sites of Macau and Jiangmen, whereas to arouse the passengers’ consciousness towards the importance of valuing and protecting World Heritages.  Meanwhile, explanations are provided on each displayed photo to introduce different sceneries to the passengers; encouraging travelers to start off the journey from Macau and to explore new scenic spot.

The exhibition showcases 60 photo pieces, of which 30 pieces showed the uniqueness of Macau Heritage Sites, and the other 30 pieces showed the distinctive historic structure buildings of Kaiping Diaolou, demonstrating the most famous scenery spots of Macau and Kaiping Diaolou.