Macau

“The colonial government had made a master plan for NAPE (New claimed areas in Outer Harbor and Nam Wan Bay) and detailed preparation for future development of Cotai before it handed Macau back to China. The city is tried to be planned in a balance way, with well-integrated residential areas connected to social and public facilities… However, all these plans are now eaten up by the gambling industry. The green areas in NAPE area are now occupied by Sand Casino and the Cultural Center.”

– Lam Cheuk Hin, “The Impact of Casinos on Urban Space,” 2015

Narratives


The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s V: Aftermath

Chin Ching Han

After the death of Governor Amaral, the Portuguese continued to spare no effort in strengthening their power over Macau and in putting an end to Chinese dominance. On 1 December 1887, the Treaty of Beijing was initiated and ratified in 1888 confirming ‘the perpetual occupation and government of Macau and its dependencies by Portugal, as ...

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s IV: The “Glorious Conquest” of a Tragic Hero

Chin Ching Han

Thank you for your efforts and perseverance, The ancient Macau city has regained hope. Awe of your authority,  Bring peace and calm. Your wisdom, ideal and hard work, Brought shelter to Macau forever. Your virtue, Make your great name immortal.                                        -Consulate General of France ...

The urbanization of Macau and its influence to the city in the mid to late 19th century 05: The development of greenery and its impacts

Lau Tsz Chiu

Although the street reformation and sea reclamation had greatly improved the organization and network system of Macau, there was a lack of awareness towards the development of greenery. The city was being commented that ‘it is a terrible and unpleasant impression that one finds on entering the radius and later the port when one sees ...

The urbanization of Macau and its influence to the city in the mid to late 19th century 04: Zoning as an improvement to the urban development of Macau

Lau Tsz Chiu

The expansion of the roads in the mid-19th century by the Portuguese government improved the network connection of Macau. However, the development of city was never planned in a holistic and organized manner. For example, in the villages, animals were grown in the same place of where people lived. The poor hygienic situation resulted in a ...

The urbanization of Macau and its influence to the city in the mid to late 19th century 03: Land reclamation and its influence

Lau Tsz Chiu

Macau’s economy revived in the mid-19th century after a transformation of industry from intermediary trade to service-based economy, including gambling, smuggling, tourism and selling opium and labors. Lots of people immigrated to Macau, but the increasing population soon revealed the problem of land shortage. The slow response of urban development to the changing society resulted in ...

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s III: The “Ferocious Intruder” Who Dug Up His Own Grave

Chin Ching Han

  It is no doubt that governor Amaral created an irreversible influence towards the urban development of Macau. In order to extend the cramped old city area, he ordered the construction of new roads up until the Barrier Gate, which is located at the northern side of Macau and next to the border of China. (Basto ...

The urbanization of Macau and its influence to the city in the mid to late 19th century 02: The significance of the markets in Macau

Lau Tsz Chiu

The markets in Macau were first established in the mid-18th century. They became one of the centers of the public’s activity. A market was beginning with the trading between the Chinese and the Portuguese. Stalls were set up along the streets near the churches and gradually they turned into a market. The expansion of the boulevards in ...

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s II: The Contentious Urban Reform

Chin Ching Han

During the period from 1840 to 1850, one of the most important events is marked by the arrival of Ferreira do Amaral, a debatable figure in Macau’s colonial history. He was regarded as the first Portuguese governor who compelled the Qing Dynasty to recognize its rights of sovereignty over Macau through his iron-willed attitude towards ...

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s I : Still Anyone’s Game

Chin Ching Han

  “The view of Macao is very striking, as seen from the harbour, and the place itself forms the most delightful residence open to foreigners in China. Having been for two centuries in the possession of the Portuguese, it presents to the eye the aspect of a European city, with its assemblage of churches, towers, and ...

The urbanization of Macau and its influence to the city in the mid to late 19th century 01: The expansion of the roads by the Portuguese Macau government

Lau Tsz Chiu

Macau was divided into two communities after the arrival of the Portuguese. The Portuguese were living in the center of Macau Peninsula, while the Chinese were resided in other region of Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane.1 The residential district of the two communities were divided by a city wall that was used by the Portuguese ...

Macau (2009)/ The sustainable future campus – The testing ground

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

The architecture style and layout of the new campus for University if Macau represents the thought for a sustainable development pattern for future Macau. The overall planning of the campus is based on natural environmental resources and the idea of a modern eco-city. Mountains and oceans which are common natural landscapes in Macau are represented ...

Macau (2009)/ The underground ruler – The modern “tunnel warfare”

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

The new campus for the University of Macau is located on the Northeast coast of the Hengqin Island. It is connected to Macau which is about 200 meters away through the lotus bridge at the east. As shown from the map presenting the planning of underground utility tunnel system on the Island, you can observe ...

Macau (2009)/ The underground ruler – the central-controlled utilitarian facilities

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

Former Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region Edmund Ho expressed “The Central government would propose measures to ensure that the new campus would remain the significance of the University of Macau in the Hengqin development plan”. The Central government elaborated that the new university campus is going to be the continuation of the ...

Macau (2009) / Viewing our living environment – the top-down scale and the bottom-up scale

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

The Chinese government has lunched the Hengqin development plan in ease to boost the development within the Pearl River Delta region. The aim of the project is to strengthen the economic bond between Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macau. Macau as the region which has the smallest amount of land among the three is facing the ...

Macau/Concerns that Hengqin New Area Would Be A Failure

Su Wenjun

Most Concerns about Hengqin project is that whether Hengqin could become another metropolis as people in both Beijing and Macau hope. Dr Kwan Fung, head of the University of Macau’s economics department, said industrial co-operation between Hengqin and Macau was just wishful thinking by the mainland authorities. From the beginning Hengqin is using a mode of ...

Historical Documents


The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s: Historical Document V – Article on Macau’s Urban Fragmentation

Chin Ching Han

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s: Historical Document IV – Macau Through 500 Years

Chin Ching Han

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s: Historical Document III – An Historical Sketch of the Portuguese Settlements in China from A Swedishs Perspective

Chin Ching Han

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s: Historical Document II – Plan of Macau Peninsula, 1889

Chin Ching Han

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s: Historical Document I – Plan of the City and Harbour of Macao, 1796

Chin Ching Han

Macau/ 1834-2010 Urban integration comparative analysis of Macau Peninsula

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

Macau/1834-2010 The Evolution of Commercial Centers in Macau

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

Macau/ 2012 Hengqin’s Underground “Artery”

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

Macau/ Mapping of the new transportation outline

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

Macau/ 1912 Map of Macau and the nearby Islands of Xiao Hengqin, Da Hengqin and Wanzai

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

Macau/Comparision between Development of Macau and Hengqin

Su Wenjun

Macau/Initial Blueprint of Hengqin Project with Details of Planned Areas

Su Wenjun

MACAU/ HENGQIN FREE TRADE ZONE ALLOWS MACAU TO CONNECT TO THE BROADER WORLD

Yuen Wing Ching Emily

MACAU/ HENGQIN OFFERS GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR TOURISM EXPLOITATION IN MACAU

Yuen Wing Ching Emily

Macau/Recent Planning Leading to Hengqin Project

Su Wenjun

MACAU/ Construction of an Innovation Park on Hengqin New Area to benefit Macau’s economic and urban development?

Yuen Wing Ching Emily

MACAU/ How the Hengqin development plan helps Macau shape a new city image which aids Macau’s urban diversification and expansion

Yuen Wing Ching Emily

MACAU/ Hengqin Development Plan: Borrowing land as a new Macanese way of expansion?

Yuen Wing Ching Emily

Macau Administrative district

CheukHin Lam

Reclamation process

CheukHin Lam

Historic Centre

CheukHin Lam

1990 plan of NAPE (New Reclaimed areas in Outer Harbor and Nam Wan Bay)

ChungYan Li

1999 Plan of COTAI.

ChungYan Li

 

Bibliography


The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s: Bibliography V – Portuguese Policies

Chin Ching Han

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s: Bibliography IV – Cities Under Siege

Chin Ching Han

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s: Bibliography III – Macau Market

Chin Ching Han

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s: Bibliography II – Macau Chronology

Chin Ching Han

The Battle of Sovereignty in early 1800s: Bibliography I – Macau the Cultural Janus

Chin Ching Han

Macau (2009)/ The sustainable future campus – The testing ground

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

Macau (2009)/ The underground ruler – The modern “tunnel warfare”

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

Macau (2009)/ The underground ruler – the central-controlled utilitarian facilities

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

Macau (2009) / Viewing our living environment – the top-down scale and the bottom-up scale

Wong Suet Ying Sharon

Macau/Bibliography

Su Wenjun

MACAU/ HENGQIN FREE TRADE ZONE ALLOWS MACAU TO CONNECT TO THE BROADER WORLD

Yuen Wing Ching Emily

MACAU/ HENGQIN OFFERS GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR TOURISM EXPLOITATION IN MACAU

Yuen Wing Ching Emily

MACAU/ Construction of an Innovation Park on Hengqin New Area to benefit Macau’s economic and urban development?

Yuen Wing Ching Emily

MACAU/ How the Hengqin development plan helps Macau shape a new city image which aids Macau’s urban diversification and expansion

Yuen Wing Ching Emily

MACAU/ Hengqin Development Plan: Borrowing land as a new Macanese way of expansion?

Yuen Wing Ching Emily

Macau before handover to China

CheukHin Lam

Macau Square, Chu and Ng, 2006

CheukHin Lam

Modernization of Macau and Urban Planning

CheukHin Lam

Macau Geography, Wong, 2002

CheukHin Lam

Bibliography – Macau

Enoch Li

 

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