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Out and about in Macau

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This article first appeared in the Mar/Apr 2016 issue of WGM.

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

Macau was awash with color in February as we welcomed in the Year of the Monkey in spectacular fashion. From the bright and wondrous decorations that covered the city to the various ceremonies snaking their way through the streets and of course the famous fireworks near Macau Tower, Chinese New Year once again arrived with a bang!

Also kicking off in early 2016 was Macau’s newest nightclub, Pacha at Studio City. One of the biggest nightlife brands on the planet following the phenomenal success of the original club in Ibiza, Pacha Macau was launched with a glitzy opening party for 2,000 guests where American superstar DJ Erick Morillo performed for the crowd!

And a new group dedicated to protecting the interests of Macau’s gaming industry was announced at an opening ceremony at Galaxy’s Ritz-Carlton. The Macau Gaming Industry Association (MGIA) is aimed at “promoting and maintaining” the rights of everyone from gaming operators to their many staff, describing itself as “an information exchange platform that links the global gambling industry.”


[b]Broadway Macau was full of color during Chinese New Year celebrations[/b]

[b]An eye dotting ceremony was part of the SJM Dragon and Lion Dance at Grand Lisboa Piazza[/b]

[b]Chairman of the Board of Directors of SJM Holdings Ltd Dr Ambrose So and Managing Director of SJM Ms Angela Leong gave speeches during SJM's Lunar New Year's Eve Gala Dinner[/b]

[b]A colorful start to the Year of the Monkey at Galaxy![/b]

[b]Dr Ambrose So with Macau Chief Executive Mr Fernando Chui Sai On[/b]

[b]Band on the Run performed at Broadway throughout Lunar New Year[/b]

[b]Sands China executives participated in traditional ceremonies at Sands properties to welcome in the Year of the Monkey[/b]


[b]Pacha Macau Managing Director Eddie Dean, Pacha Franchises Director Marta Planells Lucendo, Studio City Property President JD Clayton, Pacha Macau Director Liam Dwyer, Technical Director Pacha Ibiza Tony Prats and Managing Director Pacha Ibiza Francisco Ferrer celebrate the launch with a cake cutting![/b]

[b](L to R) Francisco Ferrer, DJ Erick Morillo and Tony Prats[/b]

[b]Revelers enjoy the launch of Pacha Macau[/b]


[b]Michael Wong performed an enchanting set for his fans at Broadway Theater[/b]


[b]Charlie Choi, President of the MGIA, welcomes the audience at the MGIA launch[/b]

[b]Vice Chairman of the MGIA Tony Tong[/b]

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