Famous faces

Out and about in Macau

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This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of WGM.

The who’s who of Macau’s VIP social and entertainment scenes…

The opening of a new casino is always big news in Macau, but Studio City captured the attention of the entire world with its glitzy launch party – highlighted by the presence of three Hollywood superstars.

Actors Robert De Niro and Leonardo Di Caprio and director Martin Scorsese were special guests for the official opening on 27 October, fronting a light-hearted press conference to launch their short film The Audition before enjoying the festivities alongside Melco-Crown co-Chairman James Packer.

Also making his way to Macau was former Formula 1 ace Mika Häkkinen. The 1998 and 1999 world champion was on hand for the launch of two new Mercedes models, the Mercedes-AMG GT and the S-Class Coupé, at a gala dinner at the Venetian poolside.

The function was also attended by current Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy team drivers Maro Engel and Renger van der Zande who proceeded to finish first and second respectively in the inaugural Macau Grand Prix GT World Cup at the Macau Grand Prix the following day.

Gaming executives from across the globe descended on our shores in mid-November for the third running of the Macao Gaming Show, which is getting bigger and brighter by the year. And there was plenty of color on display at Broadway Macau too, where some of the best local and international street artists wowed the crowd with their live graffiti murals on a 45-metre long wall.


[b]Mercedes management, representatives and special guests – including two-time Formula 1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen (third from left) – wereon hand for the launch of two new Mercedes models at the Venetian poolside[/b]


[b]Melco-Crown co-Chairman James Packer, Leonardo Di Caprio, Martin Scorsese, Sharen Lo and her husband Melco-Crown co-Chairman Lawrence Ho,director Brett Ratner and Grace Hightower with her husband Robert De Niro[/b]

[b]James Packer and Robert De Niro answer questions at a media opportunity for the short film [i]The Audition[/i][/b]

[b]South Korean girl group Sistar[/b]


[b]Mr Jay Chun, Chairman of the Macao Gaming Show organizing committee MGEMA, spent plenty of time doing his media rounds during MGS 2015[/b]


[b]Some of the best graffiti artists from Macau and abroad showed off their skills at Broadway Macau[/b]

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