This Chinese New Year, MGM is collaborating with Fuhong Society of Macau to embrace the artistic talent of their gifted autistic artists Leong Ieng Wai and Ip Chi Kin – through the integration of their artwork to the design of its festive campaign and gifts, which includes CNY pudding gift box packaging, red packets, red banners and more. The collaboration aims to showcase the extraordinary talent of artists with disabilities to the public, and more importantly to sprinkle the purposeful message of social inclusion on top of the jubilant festivity.
The two artists have created “Prosperous Golden Lion 0.38” and “Jubilant Golden Lion in the House” for MGM’s CNY campaign. Under the theme of “Golden Lion”, the symbol of MGM, both artworks capture the fascinating livelihood of lions with each of their own distinctive artistic style. Leong Ieng Wai, also known as “0.38” because of his love in using 0.38mm black ballpoint, is good at drawing portraits, architectures and vehicles in a delicate manner with his fine ink strokes. MGM started collaborating with Leong since 2016, where he was first invited to design corporate souvenir notepads; thereafter, MGM selected a drawing of his depicting the exterior of MGM COTAI and enlarged it into a mural displayed at the executive office. On the other hand, Ip Chi Kin is fond of using acrylic paint to create bold artwork with vivid colors, and this marks the artist’s very first collaboration with a large enterprise.
Jennifer Chau, Director of Fuhong Society of Macau, said, “Both MGM and Fuhong share the belief that each person has their own special potential and talent. We started working together years ago and Leong was invited to take part in their projects, like designing corporate souvenirs and mural for their office. The series of collaborations have truly demonstrated MGM’s appreciation and respect towards the talent of artists with disabilities. This latest CNY project initiated by MGM is without doubt another great recognition dedicated to our artists, and most importantly a beautiful illustration of social inclusion.”
MGM’s homemade CNY pudding gift boxes are all packaged in the design of the two artists. Pudding vouchers are available for sale from now till February 10 at Pastry Bar, Imperial Court, North and South by Square Eight at MGM MACAU, and Hao Guo, Chún, Five Foot Road, Anytime and Miàn Duì Miàn at MGM COTAI. Puddings will be available for redemption from January 25 to February 10 at Pastry Bar and Anytime.
Extending the CNY blessing while promoting social inclusion, MGM continues to partner with Fuhong and Casa de Peliseo Sam Meng Chi of Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped, to prepare Fortune Bags for hotel guests who stay in MGM MACAU or MGM COTAI during the first three days of CNY.
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 MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles 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 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, 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. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. 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. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.
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