25 Apr Introducing Taipa Village – a Vibrant New Landmark Destination Providing a Traditional and Authentic Macau Experience
Capturing the Rich Heritage, Continental Flair and Cultural Charm of Macau
Taipa Village Destination Limited is delighted to introduce the newly formed brand experience “Taipa Village – Authentic Macau” with the goal of promoting Taipa Village both locally and internationally as Macau’s rapidly emerging premier lifestyle district.
As the driving force behind this lifestyle destination, Taipa Village Destination Limited aims to preserve, protect and develop this unique historic enclave, boasting heritage attractions, innovative dining, niche retail offerings and a diverse arts and entertainment scene. To promote the brand and its offerings, a destination website www.taipavillagemacau.com has been established.
“Taipa Village strives to be a new landmark in Macau by offering a perfect alternative to the city’s casino resorts,” says Pamela Chan, Senior Marketing Manager at Taipa Village Destination Limited. “As a destination brand, it represents our vision to grow the awareness of Taipa Village while preserving and protecting the unique heritage of the area.”
East Meets West
Originally a fishing village hamlet located in the south of Taipa island, Taipa Village is now a culturally rich destination that offers an alluring blend of heritage and modernity. In sedate contrast to the glitz of the Cotai casino area, Taipa Village offers an enriching experience that inspires warm nostalgia with its mix of Portuguese and Chinese culture. Taipa Village Destination Limited aims to inspire locals and tourists alike by promoting and preserving landmark village features such as its pastel-hued villas, colonial churches and Chinese temples. With its cobblestoned alleyways lit by twinkling street lamps winding their way through the distinctive façades of Portuguese-style shops and homes, Taipa Village is an exotic fusion of East and West and Macau’s leading destination for heritage and culture.
Pastel-hued Taipa Village Architecture
Pak Tai Temple, home to 160 years of history
Arts, Culture and Entertainment
By walking through the alleys and backstreets in Taipa Village, visitors are placed in the midst of its long-established culture and traditions. In its main square, live performances and busking musicians provide the ideal backdrop for soaking up the atmosphere of living history. As a distinguished alternative to the gaming buzz of the Cotai tourist area, Taipa Village offers a rich and culturally diverse arts and entertainment scene in which visitors can enjoy such offerings as traditional Portuguese folk dance amid an abundance of streetmosphere.
The Taipa Houses-Museum, one of Macau’s top eight attractions, is recognised for its outstanding beauty and architectural importance, offers a glimpse of the Portuguese influence in Macau and is home to many original artefacts and exhibits, ranging from photography and painting to ceramics and sculpture created by artists from all over the world.
Arts will be a central part of the evolution of the Taipa Village brand. Taipa Village Destination Limited is looking to build further on the heritage features of the old village by incorporating authentic and artistic decorative elements into new developments. This landmark destination, with its up and coming art galleries and signature cultural events, will be key to creating a major hub for arts and entertainment in the area.
Taipa Village offers a wide variety of cuisine, from local bakeries to traditional street food stalls, putting tempting and authentic Chinese fare alongside continental dishes inspired by Portuguese and Spanish culinary traditions. Visit Rua da Cuhna to sample delights from a selection of local eateries that offer snacks, irresistible cakes and pastries, and light bites. This popular gastronomic destination appeals to all the senses and is a truly unique tasting journey.
Our Lady of Carmo Church
Away from the luxury-brand shops that line the streets of Cotai, visitors to Taipa Village can step back in time and enjoy quiet strolls along pedestrian-only alleyways and hidden lanes to linger and browse in cosy shops that offer a window into the real Macau, such as local bakeries selling the city’s famous almond cookies and peanut candies. Boutique stores also offer accessories, digital products, fashion and homeware, and beauty salons further add to the appeal of Taipa Village as a lifestyle destination where new businesses and dynamic young entrepreneurs work side by side with traditional small enterprises
A traditional Taipa Village home