From the...

From the editor #53

As I write this editorial, I’m sitting in my apartment on the Macau Peninsula watching the sun rise over the South China Sea and taking in the amazing view of modern day Macau that greets me each morning. It’s a view that represents much of the city’s evolution over the years, from ageing apartment blocks of the ‘70s and ‘80s to the iconic golden windows of Sands Macao to the recently opened Legend Palace and the reclaimed land upon which the entry point for the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai- Macau Bridge will sit.

Being Macau Grand Prix weekend, I can even see parts of the track as the morning practice sessions roar to life. It’s a view of incredible diversity. Yet it is nothing compared to what Macau promises to look like in 15 years’ time, with the government having released its 15-year master plan to invigorate tourism across the city and propel it into the future. Our cover story this issue takes a closer look at this master plan as well as similar initiatives around technology. It makes me wonder what this view will hold in the future.


Ben Blaschke