Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) in autumn, the Tap Siac Craft Market will be held at Tap Siac Square for two consecutive weekends, from Friday to Sunday, from 19 to 21 November and from 26 to 28 November. The opening ceremony will be held at 5:30pm on 19 November, featuring the singer and songwriter Plusone Wang as a performing guest. All are welcome to participate in this colourful cultural and creative feast.
The Tap Siac Craft Market features a total of 110 booths by cultural and creative practitioners from Mainland China and Macao, showcasing and selling a diverse range of original cultural and creative products, including daily necessities, clothing and accessories, handicrafts, natural handmade products, pet products, creative dolls and distinctive models. In addition, creative food stalls will be available, as well as various singers from Mainland China and Macao will host 37 music performances, presenting original songs and songs co-written by them. During the event, 36 creative handicraft workshops will be held, in which experienced creative instructors will teach the participants handicraft skills. Successful applicants are advised to attend the workshop on time. If there are vacancies left for the workshops, interested parties can register on-site and pay the registration fees from 5pm on 19 November. The fee of each handicraft workshop is MOP50. IC will also set up a booth selling IC’s publications at special discounts and the public is welcome to visit and purchase their favourite books.
The Tap Siac Craft Market is a cultural and creative project developed under the “Culture and Tourism Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area”. Thus, IC will continue to optimise this event, promoting cooperation between the cultural industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, encouraging Macao’s cultural and creative industries to make good use of the local cultural heritage to enrich their products, in order to represent Macao’s image with these products.
IC will pay close attention to the epidemic situation, follow the relevant guidelines of the Health Bureau, and make appropriate arrangements for the activities. In order to safeguard the health of participants, IC will follow the anti-epidemic guidelines of the Health Bureau and take relevant anti-epidemic measures against the public, performers, stall operators and staff who enter the venue. Participants should pay attention to the following arrangements: all people in the venue must wear face masks, undergo body temperature checks before entering the venue, declare their health status and present a “Macao Health Code” of the day to the on-site staff; participants with fever or respiratory symptoms are not allowed to enter the venue; and there will be restrictions as to the number of people admitted to the venue. Admissions will be suspended in case of overcrowding; all participants should maintain an appropriate social distance of at least one meter within the activity area and pay attention to their personal hygiene.
The Tap Siac Craft Market will be open from 5pm to 10pm on Fridays and from 3pm to 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information about the event, please visit the “Tap Siac Craft Market” website (www.craftmarket.gov.mo), the “Macao Craft Market” page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MacaoCraftMarket) or the Cultural Affairs Bureau website (www.icm.gov.mo). For enquiries, please contact Ms. Zhou, staff member of IC, through tel. no. 8399 6289 during office hours.