[July 15, 2016, Macau] Co-organized by Changzhou Municipal Tourism Bureau and China Diaoyutai Travel (Macau) Co., Ltd., the Changzhou Student Study Tour to Macau was held successfully. With the objectives of supporting young generations to understand Macau’s unique cross-cultural and historical heritage through this memorable experience, MGM has particularly prepared a wide array of art, cultural and family fun activities with a closing ceremony for over 40 teachers, students and parents, as well as a group of Changzhou delegation.
The group was much excited to visit MGM MACAU as the last stop of their Study Tour, which has helped them to better understand the diversified art and cultural offerings that Macau encompasses. The Group enjoyed strolling through the Butterfly Garden at Grande Praça and watched the fish-feeding show at the Aquarium, followed by a guided art tour at the “Edgar Degas: Figures in Motion” exhibition at MGM Art Space. The art guides shared historical background and stories about the renowned artist and French art, giving the Group a valuable experience. MGM has also prepared fun family activities such as creating simple art works which unleashes their creativity; they were also given souvenir postcards to write to their families about their experiences in Macau.
A closing ceremony and dinner reception was held afterwards for teachers, students and parents, officials from Changzhou government and Macau government, as well as representatives from various Offices of the Central People's Government in Macau. A series of performances were specially prepared for the celebrated evening, including the traditional Portuguese folk dance arranged by the Macao Government Tourism Office and the Associação de Danças e Cantares Portuguesa ‘Macau no Coração’, as well as the endearing lion dance presented by MGM’s Junior Lion Dance Troupe. The local young lion dancers also shared their stories of learning the traditional sport with the young Changzhou students after showcasing their dynamic moves.
In his address to the Study Tour members at the ceremony, Mr. Hubert Wang, Senior Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “MGM is delighted to be part of this initiative as it provides a unique opportunity for the younger generation from the Mainland to better understand and experience Macau’s well-blended cross-cultural prosperity under the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle; it also helps to promote Macau’s position as the world center of tourism and leisure within the Mainland, and enhances the educational innovation and interaction between Macau and her homeland."
Mr. Yun Xufeng, Director of the Public Information Service Center of Changzhou Tourism said, “Macau is such a stunning place, and it is complemented with unparalleled service quality from every industry. I am particularly impressed by the wide array of art and cultural activities that was prepared by MGM for the Group, all of them are both entertaining yet informative and educational.”
Liu Qianning, a young schoolgirl from Changzhou, expressed her joy towards the performance, “On behalf of all members of the Study Tour, I would like to thank MGM for its thoughtful arrangements, which made it possible for us to truly experience the artistic side of Macau. We have formed an unforgettable camaraderie with local children as well as other members of the community through our journey. May the friendship between Changzhou and Macau be long-lasting.”
MGM will continue to host and take part in a wide range of community exchange initiatives, to further fulfill our commitment to Creating a Better Tomorrow Today.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 8,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and eight signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI, designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in our resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. The HK$24billion project is expected to open towards the end of the first quarter of 2017.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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