The Calçada da Igreja de São Lázaro is going to be included in the Busking Program starting from next year, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced earlier this week. The opening times for this site will be between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. The site only allows one group of artists (with a maximum of two people) to perform at once. Currently, the program has three busking points: the Anim’Arte Nam Van; Casas–Museu da Taipa; and Jardim da Fortaleza do Monte. The Busking Program was launched in November of 2016.
One dead from traffic accident
A 63-year-old Macau resident has died as a result of a car accident that took place on Christmas Day at the Avenida Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, at around 10 p.m. The man was riding his motorbike when he collided with a taxi. The victim was sent to the Centro Hospitalar Conde de São Januário. His death was announced yesterday, in the early morning. In the first nine months of 2018, six people died from car accidents.
Reading Map of Macau released
The Reading Map of Macau 2018 has been released, with both Chinese-Portuguese and Chinese-English bilingual editions. Published by the Macau Public Library under the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the map features routes linking different World Heritage sites and aims to promote Macau’s distinctive reading venues to residents and tourists. The map is divided in two parts: a map and a booklet. The map marks all the branch libraries, reading rooms and film archives under the Culture Affairs Bureau and features five culturally significant routes. The booklet includes information on the libraries, serving as a guide on library resources and services for the public. The map has a print run of 25,000 copies and is available at the libraries of the Cultural Affairs Bureau for free.
Zhejiang delivers 10 billion parcels in 2018
Eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, home to Internet giant Alibaba and several large courier companies, shipped over 10 billion parcels in 2018, the provincial postal administration said. Cross-border parcel services grew rapidly, with the number of parcels to other countries as well as to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan exceeding over 200 million, up 117 percent, said Wang Deben, deputy head of the administration.