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LUSH sends out an SOS for Sumatran Wildlife and Rainforests #SOSsumatra

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LifeMag Editor・2018-04-08

Credit:Ernest Zacharevic After the success of the first #SOSsumatra campaign in Europe in November 2017, campaigning cosmetics company Lush are teaming up again with conservation charity Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) to raise enough money to purchase another 50 hectares of land, right next to the new forest restoration site. Every penny from Lush’s new limited edition SOS Sumatra shampoo bar (MOP125) will go to SOS and their local partners on the ground in Sumatra to purchase this disused oil palm plantation and turn it into a permaculture demonstration site and conservation training hub. SOS Sumatra shampoo bar has a brand new base, that’s completely palm oil and SLS free - containing extra virgin coconut oil from Nias (an island off of mainland Sumatra), sodium coco- sulfate and water purifying moringa seed powder. Hair will be left soft, moisturised and delicately scented with uplifting patchouli and orange oils. The design was inspired by a giant SOS distress call that had been carved into the landscape by artist Ernest Zacharevic as part of Splash and Burn, a campaign drawing attention to Sumatra’s dwindling forests and the demise of iconic species such as the Sumatran orangutan at the hands of the palm oil industry. Helen Buckland, Director of the Sumatran Orangutan Society, said “Although often the cause of deforestation, agriculture can have a role to play in supporting conservation. This phase of the project aims to support the community at Bukit Mas to increase the productivity and profitability of their farmlands, reducing the drive to expand into forests, and providing greater security for orangutans and many other species. These are the people who are most severely affected by the choking haze from forest fires, from flooding and drought when the fragile balance of the ecosystem is destroyed by forest clearance. This project will demonstrate a ‘greenprint’ for breaking the link between development and deforestation.” Simon Constantine, Head of Ethical Buying at Lush: "We've fought to remove palm oil from our products for over a decade at Lush. Now, with the help of Sumatran Orangutan Society and their partners we are doing the same on the ground in Sumatra. Lush is committed to going beyond sustainability and by returning native habitat to Sumatra we hope this SOS message inspires others to take action. We understand that people still need to live and so it's with pleasure that we will follow up our European campaign by raising funds throughout Asia for a further 50 hectares of adjoining land. This will be dedicated to natural agroforestry, providing income and benefitting nature. We believe this is the future of farming." #SOSsumatra phase 1 At the end of 2017, Lush partnered with Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) to support the protection of orangutans and their rainforest home, with the launch of the #SOSsumatra campaign and a limited edition Orangutan Soap across Europe. There are only 14,600 orangutans remaining in the wild in Sumatra. In tribute to them, Lush made 14,600 soaps, which flew off the shelves, selling out in many countries in a matter of days and raising £126,014. The proceeds enabled the charity’s Indonesian partners, the Orangutan Information Centre, to buy 50 hectares of oil palm plantation land, to reclaim and restore native forest to an area on the edge of the Leuser Ecosystem in Bukit Mas, Sumatra. Helen Buckland said “The Leuser Ecosystem is the only place in the world where orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos co-exist. This part of the forest was under attack, with more and more orangutan habitat being lost every week as illegal agriculture encroached into the protected area. By supporting us to buy this land on the buffer zone of the national park, Lush and their customers are enabling us to hold back, and reverse, the tide of forest loss.” The limited edition SOS Sumatra shampoo bar is available online and across all Asian and Pacific shops while stocks last. Find out more about SOS and their work, and sign up to regular updates here.

Melco organizes Vendor Experience Tour and Business Matching Session for Local Small and Medium Enterprises

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LifeMag Editor・2018-04-07

Mr. Osward Tang, Director of Property Services, Melco Resorts & Entertainment, shares with local SMEs Melco’s sourcing needs, standards and expectations Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MLCO), a developer, owner and operator of gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, is firmly committed to supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Macau. Today at Studio City, the Company organized a vendor experience tour for over 40 local SMEs from various industries such as Marketing; Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment; Hospitality Operating Supplies and Equipment; Maintenance Services, Parts & Entertainment Equipment, together with a business matching session. Representatives from local SMEs at Studio City’s receiving dock, learning about loading and receiving processes The event, attended by more than 60 SME representatives, began with a sharing session from Melco’s Property Services team on the Company’s sourcing needs and standards, followed by an experience tour of Studio City, with participants visiting the receiving dock for insight into loading and receiving processes. The tour continued with visits to the integrated resort’s various food outlets, including Food Studio, Spotlight, and renowned Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant, Pearl Dragon; each stop providing valuable knowledge for local SMEs to learn about Melco’s sourcing needs. The event concluded with a business matching session, where SMEs presented products and proposals to Melco’s Supply Chain department for further discussions in becoming one of Melco’s approved vendors. SME representatives at renowned Chinese restaurant, Pearl Dragon, understanding Melco’s sourcing needs and standards Mr. Sam Liu, CEO of eNovation Technologies Ltd., whose environmental technology company has joined the list of Melco vendors, commented, “The experience tour and business matching event is extremely useful to local SMEs such as ourselves; providing an opportunity not only to showcase our new products and technologies, but also the chance to receive the latest information about Melco’s upcoming projects and sourcing needs. It provides SMEs insight into how products may be upgraded to more effectively meet future demands, and therefore increase business opportunities.” The event concluded with a business matching session, where SMEs presented their company products and registered for further approval in becoming a vendor

City of Dreams’ Jade Dragon Named Macau’s Premier Dining Destination as the City’s Only Entry on the 2018 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List

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LifeMag Editor・2018-03-29

City of Dreams’ renowned Cantonese culinary masterpiece Jade Dragon has reaffirmed its status as one of the world’s finest dining destinations, being named among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 at the awards ceremony held on March 27. This is the second consecutive year that Jade Dragon has been honored at the prestigious awards, and this year sees it gain the additional distinction of being the only Macau restaurant to be featured. Chef Tam Kwok Fung of Jade Dragon, City of Dreams received the prestigious recognition from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in Macau on Tuesday. The restaurant distinguished itself as the only Macau entry on the 2018 list. Famed for serving up exquisitely presented Cantonese specialties crafted from the best organic and farm-fresh ingredients by a talented culinary team headed by veteran chef Tam Kwok Fung, Jade Dragon has also been widely lauded for its stunning décor and superlative service. Having also earned two Michelin stars for the past three years and a Forbes Five-Star rating five years in a row, this latest recognition means that Jade Dragon retains a rare trio of prestigious accolades, and scores a unique achievement for a homegrown Macau restaurant brand. “From the start, our mission at Jade Dragon has been to create one-of-a-kind experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, experiences that will continue to raise the fine-dining bar in Macau to ever-greater heights. Today, we are truly honored to see another milestone when it was recognised as the premier dining destination in Macau as the city’s only entry in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants,” said Mr. Jarlath Lynch, Senior Vice President of Hotels and Food & Beverage, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited. “It is particularly meaningful to be given this award in 2018 following Macau’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Through Jade Dragon, as well as through our other award-winning restaurants, we will continue to help drive the ongoing transformation of the city into the top gastronomic destination in the region.” With its eclectic collection of world-class restaurants, which also includes two-Michelin-starred French chef-d’oeuvre The Tasting Room and one-Michelin-starred sushi restaurant Shinji by Kanesaka, City of Dreams has been at the forefront of raising Macau’s profile in the Asian dining scene and establishing the city as a global culinary hub in recent years. Drawing on a rich gastronomic heritage and a stellar array of international culinary talent, Macau has evolved into one of the world’s great foodie cities, a fact that was recognized by UNESCO in November 2017 when it designated Macau as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. With two Michelin stars, a Forbes Five-Star rating and the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants recognition under its belt, City of Dreams’ Jade Dragon retains a rare trio of prestigious accolades, and scores a unique achievement for a homegrown Macau restaurant brand. Founded in 2013 and known as the “Oscars of the culinary world”, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is a widely respected gastronomic guide to the region’s ever-evolving dining scene judged by the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of more than 300 leading figures from the restaurant industry across Asia. The 2018 list once again highlights the incredible depth and diversity of dining experiences in the region with 12 countries and regions represented, including restaurants from Thailand, Japan, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Introducing Goa Nights - a Modern Indian Tapas Style Restaurant and Craft Cocktail bar in Taipa Village Macau

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2018-03-24

Embark on an Indian culinary journey with an innovative bar expreince Taipa Village Macau takes great pleasure in announcing the opening of Goa Nights, a new Indian tapas style restaurant and cocktail bar that offers an exceptional mix of classic and modern Indian cuisine, and cocktails with a distinctive twist. True to its name, Goa Nights presents a menu that boasts a vibrantly complex of Indian and Goan traditional flavors in a modern style, complemented by an innovative cocktail list that celebrates the exotic flavours. At its bohemian-style bar, Goa Nights offers a variety of energizing craft cocktails designed by renowned bartender and mixologist Chetan Gangan, who brings over four years of bartending experience to this fine establishment. Chetan was the first-runner up in the Bacardi Legacy 2017 and winner of the Belvedere Vodka Relearn Natural cocktail competition the same year. The delectable Indian-flavoured menu is created by a team of experienced chefs from India. The dishes are styled and plated by Chef Andre Correia, a foremost Portuguese chef in Macau who has served a number of refined restaurants in Macau, including T for Tapas Restaurant at Soho, City of Dreams, and The Apron Oyster and Grill at Galaxy Macau. Bartender and mixologist Chetan Gangan “We are delighted to welcome Goa Nights, which brings unique Indian flavours to Taipa Village,” says Pamela Chan, Head of Marketing at Taipa Village Destination Limited. “The establishment of Goa Nights is a great addition to the restaurant scene in Taipa Village, offering locals and international visitors alike an innovative dining experience. The diverse culinary offerings in the area also complement Macau’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, and bring international gastronomic options for diners.” Conveniently located in a traditional-style Portuguese building in the heart of old Taipa Village, the three-storey restaurant offers visitors an impressive dining experience with a generous selection of traditional Goan delicacies and bar bites, complemented by a magnificent cocktail list. Signature bar snacks include Goa Nights Chicken Tikka Nachos, Chicken Tikka Sliders and the Rava Fish Fry, alongside tempting larger-plate dishes such as Railway Lamb Curry and Pork Vindaloo. These superb dishes pair with signature cocktails proudly crafted by Gangan, such as the Lisbon, Calicut, Mozambique and Mombasa, all packed with unique spices, fruit and spirits that transfer visitors back to the days of Portuguese voyager Vasco da Gama and the journey of discovery that led him to Goa. “We are very excited to expand our business to Taipa Village after the successful establishment of our restaurant Indian Spice on the Macau peninsula,” says Gagan Sethi, owner of Indian Spice Group. “By introducing a modern Indian tapas style restaurant and cocktail bar inspired by the former Portuguese colony of Goa, we trust it will take Taipa Village to the next level.” With the opening of Goa Nights, Taipa Village will continue its revitalization as Macau’s leading gastronomic destination, with a diverse range of local and international cuisines to suit every budget. This new opening further demonstrates Taipa Village’s dedication to promoting gastronomy in Macau, and contributes greatly to the sustainable development of the territory’s non-gaming tourism. Goa Nights Address: 118 Rua Correia Da Silva, Taipa Village, Macau Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 06:00 pm – 01:00am Reservations: + 853 2856 7819 Email: contact@goanights.com

Umemi Sake pairing menu at Yamazato

Macau Food
文創遊樂場 // 米米 Esther Lim・2018-03-10

To celebrate the arrival of Ume (plum) season, Yamazato brings you an exceptional culinary experience combining the expertise of Executive Chef Akira Hayashi and rare sake by Fukuchiyo Shuzo from Saga Prefecture and Sekiya Brewery Co., Ltd. from Airchi Prefecture from 23 March until 08 April. During the promotion period, one iconic sake will be selected from each brewery. Even it is limited production, it is hard to find in market and Yamazato succeeded to have this rare sake in stock! Daiginjo "Nabeshima" from Fukuchiyo Shuzo (Fresh and fruity sake with notes of melon and a rich umami. Polished “Yamada Nishiki” one of best sake rice up to 35%). Junmai Daiginjo "Kuu"from Sekiya Brewery Co. Ltd (It is flavorful sake that brought out the mellow scent and the sweetness like fruits, and the flavor of rice. And Kuu is bottled and shipped after a year of maturing period). (Firefly Squid from Toyama with Vinegar Miso) Set Lunch: Amuse: Firefly Squid from Toyama with Vinegar MisoSashimi: Sashimi of Two Kinds Seasonal Fish Grilled Dish: Grilled Seasonal Fish with Sake Lees MisoDish: Grilled Wagyu Beef with Sweet Soy SauceSimmered Dish: Simmere bamboo shoots from Kyoto and Ice Fish Cooked with eggsRice: Sushi of Lightly Seared MackerelDessert: Seasonal Fruits MOP580 per personMOP730 per person with sake pairing12:00 - 15:00 (Sushi of Lightly Seared Mackerel) Set Dinner: Amuse: Firefly Squid from Toyama with Vinegar MisoSoup: Clear Soup with Asari Clam from AichiSashimi: Sashimi of Three Kinds Seasonal Fish Grilled Dish: Grilled Cherry Sea-bream with Sake Lees MisoDish: Grilled Wagyu Beef with Sweet Soy SauceSimmered Dish: Simmere bamboo shoots from Kyoto and Ice Fish cooked with eggsRice: Sushi of Lightly Seared MackerelDessert: Seasonal Fruits Sakura Mochi with Maccha (Signature Dishes-Grilled Cherry Sea-bream with Sake Lees Miso) MOP1,580 per personMOP1,880 per person with sake pairing17:30 - 22:00 (Dessert: Seasonal Fruits, Sakura Mochi with Maccha) **All prices are subject 10% service charge Location: 28/F, Hotel Okura Macau(from March 23 to April 8,2018)

28F Saturday & Sunday Chinese Dinner Buffet

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2018-03-01

Hotel Okura Macau is launching Saturday and Sunday dinner Chinese cuisine on the 28th floor. Executive Chef Chin Kam Wah and his culinary team created a delicious dish and fine dining experience to entertain you and your guests. The buffet is a Seafood theme and offers a new tempting array of delicacies including: Salads Bar, Seafood on ice, Soup, Cooking stations with onsite chef, Order on site dishes (More than 20 dishes), Home-made desserts and Beverages station. Additionally, highlighted items such as Sautéed sliced Garoupa and celery in X.O. Sauce, Steamed fish’s head and bone with mashed garlic and glass noodles, Stir-fried crabs with garlic and chili, Stir-fried Bombay duck fish with garlic and spicy salt, Sautéed clam with chili and black bean sauce and many more. Don’t miss the sought-after dessert station features Mango pudding with bird’s nest and pomelo, Rabbit shaped protein and other homemade treats. Sit back with your friends or family to enjoy fabulous view of Heng Qin Island and relax while chef prepares and serves you a truly memorable meal. For any discount, inquiries and reservations please call (853) 8883 5099/8883 4808 Adult at MOP 438 per person Kids 5-12 years half price Senior at MOP 338 per person Prices are subject to 10% service charge Available Date: March 1 to April 30, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) Opening Hours: 18:00-21:30 Advance reservation is highly recommended. 28/F • Hotel Okura Macau Galaxy Macau™ • COTAI • Macau

Galaxy Macau Unveils The Apron Restaurant

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2017-02-11

Today, Galaxy Macau™ announced the opening of The Apron appealing to gourmets who are looking for the best and freshest steak and oysters. The opening of The Apron will further strengthen Galaxy Macau as the leading dining destination in Macau by offering fresh and specially selected ingredients to satisfy every palate. Featuring premium selections of international ingredients, The Apron offers award-winning dry-aged beef, and jet-fresh oysters accompanied by delicious home-made sauces. All ingredients are exquisitely chosen for bringing out the most natural and seasonal taste of the food. The Apron proudly presents a variety of signature dishes that will enjoy popularity among local residents and tourists alike. Fed by locally and family grown alfalfa and Sudan grass along with rolled corn, the Brandt’s family rib eye steak at The Apron offers top quality of meat with perfect marbling and texture.The Apron chooses the best farms around the world; those committed to the quality and care of their farm-to-fork operation, such as Coastal Rye Grass Fed Angus from Wakanui, New Zealand as well as award-winning Kobe Wagyu from Darling Downs, Australia. The Apron offers over 8 types of seasonal jet-fresh oysters from around the world, featuring perfect harmony of brine and sweet, which have deliciously dense meats with silky texture. Lacing the classic cocktail sauce with fresh flavors of juniper berries and a touch of Gin, and combining with the refreshing avocado yuzu whip, the never-out-of-fashion Tiger Prawn Cocktail is one of the classic starters with large, tender, and juicy prawns. The Salmon is grilled, served on top of an almond and cauliflower “Skordalia” puree, topped with Tarator (bell pepper, walnut, onion and mint) which is dressed with pomegranate vinaigrette. Watermelon, chopped fennel and mint a la minute, tossed with slivered almonds and goat cheese, then dressed with pomegranate vinaigrette. The 24 hours sous vide slow-cooked, milk-fed Pyrenees Lamb Ribs & Shoulder fillet are finished and sealed in the sauté until crispy and crunchy, then glazed with honey and sprinkled with lamb Provence spice. The Shoulder Filet is finished on the sauté with salt and pepper, served on a board garnished with a Tahini Yogurt fresh pomegranate and rocket salad. Served with Harissa and Mojo Verde. Serving as the Chef de Cuisine for The Apron, Chef Andre Correia has worked at numerous restaurants and hotels in Macau and Hong Kong. He has been acquainted with caterings, events and weddings since he was eighteen. Moreover, his major in Culinary Arts and Food Processing at the esteemed ESHTE, as well as his unique experiences working in exclusive hotels with iconic Portuguese Chefs, has made him realize the importance of fresh and natural ingredients. He always reinforces the seasonality and freshness of ingredients in his dishes. Customers will experience Andre’s authentic cooking and a unique dining experience of farm-to-table in The Apron at Galaxy Macau. With the opening of The Apron, customers can now experience the best steak and oysters in town. Reservations can be made by calling +853 8883 2221.

#JustSayYes Fight for Marriage Equality

Shopping‧Fashion
LifeMag Editor・2017-02-09

Many people fall in love, want to get married and start a family at some point. However, the LGBTQI community is still fighting for this basic right. Couples wish to marry to provide greater legal protection for their family and children, to publicly celebrate their commitment, or simply because they are in love. Regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Globally we are moving toward acceptance of Marriage Equality. However, currently there is no law in Hong Kong to protect the rights of the LGBTQI population against discrimination. We believe, every person should have the right to get married. Not recognizing the relationship of LGBTQI couples and not allowing them to marry legally, denies them of their identity; the legal equality of their families and it is clearly a form of unfairness, discrimination and prejudice. This February, LUSH stands together with our LGBTQI friends to urge the Hong Kong government to Just Say YES to equal marriage rights for LGBTQI groups. We would like to invite you to join this cause. Here’s how you can get involved: From 1stto 28th February, we will donate 100% proceeds from purchases of the special edition Layer Cake soap (without deducting the cost) to 11 local LGBTQI groups, supporting their movement to fight against LGBTQI inequality and the violation of human rights issue in Hong Kong Visit any of our 10 shops in Hong Kong and Macau from 1stto 28th February, to sign the joint-petition or sign our online petition. We call on the Hong Kong government to confront this discrimination issue and remove the unfairness to the LGBTQI community. – Review and revise the current Marriage Ordinance and Just Say YES to equal marriage rights. Online petition: http://justsayyes.hk Use the hashtag#JustSayYes and help build the buzz

CELEBRATE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY IN GRAND COLOANE STYLE

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2017-02-07

Grand Coloane Resort invites couples to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with an enticing tasting menu and a pampering spa offer, romantic experiences to surprise a loved one. St. Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Fire Place Couples are invited to dine on a six-course tasting dinner menu, against a starry nature backdrop and byan open log fire at The Fire Place, a unique and romantic setting for an unforgettable St. Valentine’s Day celebration. Start off the dinner by sharing starters and soup, including pigeon pâté en croûte with baby mesclun salad; saffron risotto with pan-seared scallops; and roasted tomato cream with poached egg. Savour two refined main courses, Grilled Kobe beef with Port wine reduction, shaved truffle and sweet potato puree, and Linguine with lobster and spicy cilantro pesto. Enjoy a perfect ending with the delightful molten chocolate cake with wild berries cullis, paired with two glasses of bubbles. The six-course set menu is priced at only MOP 588 + 10% per couple. Give Your Valentine the Gift of Wellness at Nirvana Spa Embrace the beauty of relaxation with the 90-minute Heavenly Nirvana massage with complimentary foot compression massage in our private couple’s room just for the two of you. Available from 13 to 15 February 2017, the special treatment is priced at MOP 1,100 + 15% per couple. Advance reservation is required. For enquiries or reservations, please call or email: Café Panorama +853 8899 1020 / cp@grandcoloane.com Nirvana Spa +853 8899 1092 / theclub@grandcoloane.com Above offers cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotion offers.

Flamingo: The Classic Taste of Traditional Macanese Cuisine

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2016-11-09

Flamingo - opened in 1986 and was one of the famous Macanese restaurants in Macau, has re-launched at Regency Art Hotel and meticulously presented the traditional taste of Macanese cuisine and serves guests with a historical sentiments dining experience. The origin of Macanese cuisine can be traced back to the 16th century when the Portuguese brought along seasonings and ingredients from places like Africa, Malacca, India and so on to Macau. Having its fundament basing on Portuguese cuisine, it combines distinctive culinary skills and dining habits of Macau leading Macanese cuisine to become one of the specialities of Macau food culture. Today, Flamingo still retains the tradition and classics of Macanese cuisine. The restaurant retains the unique Portuguese style décor and tableware. The executive chef and the team prepared different seasonings finely and with their distinguished culinary skills, they not only present the traditional taste of Macanese cuisine to their guests, at the same time revealing the distinctive flavor over 30 years and spreading the classics Macanese culinary culture. Walking through the beautiful and secluded corridor with garden view, the Portuguese-style arched door and rooftop of Flamingo appeared as if encountering of 20th century Macau. With orange and white color as the main tone decorated with wooden and classical furnishings, the restaurant is filled with Portuguese-style décor with the embellishment of the ceiling fan and the chandelier. The side hall is designed with the eastern style of peacock paintings and Chinese porcelains which brings about the restaurant a sense of retro taste. Flamingo, having its tranquil and classical environment, would be a place of remarkable delicacies and a place to enjoy the relaxing ambience and experience the leisure moment of the city. Up to present, a traditional charcoal stove has still been retained for daily bread baking. Its light smoked scent brings a soft texture of the bread and matching with the distinctive seasonings and distinguished culinary skills. Signature dishes of the restaurant include Baked Duck Rice with Cheese and Portuguese Sausage, Traditional African Chicken with Chili Sauce, Curry Crab, Fried Pork and Potato with Claims in White Wine Sauce, Sawdust Pudding (Serradura) and many more bringing an unforgettable dining experience with classic Macanese cuisine to every guest. As one of the signature dishes of the restaurant, the Baked Duck Rice with Cheese and Portuguese Sausage, the chef Mr. Marco Chan will need to go for complex culinary process such as seasonings, baking, bones removing for the duck and mixing the fresh broth into the baked duck rice. The Curry Crab is served in smoked farmer bread with distinctive curry sauce and fresh crab meat. Another signature dish is the Traditional African Chicken with Chili Sauce. The chef presents this dish with traditional Portuguese culinary skills and the fresh chicken is baked in high temperature served with chili sauce. Fresh clams and pork with rich taste and flavour of white wine presented the Fried Pork and Potato with Clams in White Wine Sauce. After enjoying all signature dishes, the dessert is served with the Sawdust Pudding (Serradura). The left over flavor of lemon and cinnamon will be memorable. Flamingo Address:Ground Floor, Regency Art Hotel, Estrada de Lou Lim Yeock, n°1, Taipa, Macau Opening Hours:12:00-15:00 18:30-22:30 (Closed on Tuesdays) Reservations:(853) 2883 2030

Ring in the Chinese New Year in Style with Celebrated Actress Lynn Xiong

Entertainment
LifeMag Editor・2016-01-20

Since its debut on October 27, 2015, the Hollywood-inspired entertainment resort, Studio City, has established itself as a new landmark in Macau, featuring a host of exciting, “world’s first” non-gaming attractions in partnership with some of the biggest names in entertainment. With the Chinese New Year approaching, the new entertainment hot spot enticed celebrated actress Ms. Lynn Xiong, the star of several recent Chinese blockbusters, to drop by as its Star Ambassador. While visiting the thrilling cinematically-themed leisure destination, Lynn took a spectacular journey through theThe House of Magic, and was captivated by an enchanting sunset on the Golden Reel figure-8 Ferris wheel, 130 meters above ground, rounding up a truly remarkable experience at Asia’s Entertainment Capital. Studio City’s stunning Art Deco façade greets visitors with the imposing 30-meter Heroes of Steel statues flanking the iconic Golden Reel, itself straddling the twin hotel towers. The integrated resort combines electrifying entertainment with an exciting cinematically-inspired environment and an array of accommodation, regional and international dining and designer brand shopping. With the movie Ip Man 3 outgrossing its competitors at the China, Hong Kong and Taiwan box offices (in particular, making a record-breaking TWD130 million dollars at the box office in Taiwan), Lynn, who plays the wife of Ip Man in the trilogy, made her appearance at Studio City today to experience its many wonders. Besides the exquisite gastronomic experience created by Michelin-starred Chef Tam Kwok Fung’s Chinese restaurant Pearl Dragon with an auspicious Chinese New Year menu, Lynn also made a surprise guest appearance at the one-of-a-kind multi-theater attraction, The House of Magic, where she was “teleported” onto the stage atop a blazing red Ferrari, to help bring the 90-minute, three-show performance to its climax. Lynn commented on her journey through the themed resort: “I was thrilled by such a new and exciting experience presented by Studio City. As a professional actress, I dedicate myself to the art of movie-making, but it never dawned on me that there could be such a spectacular cinematically-inspiredintegrated resort right here in Asia. Its marvelous entertainment-oriented ambiance and attractions put me in a seemingly real Hollywood movie scene, which was a very exciting surprise. “During my exploration of Studio City, what impressed me most was that I was able to be part of an international magic show at The House of Magic. I had the honor to perform with one of the world’s greatest magicians for the first time, so I was extra careful when we were rehearsing, hoping that together we would put on an amazing show. Through the whole act I was very nervous, but the magical feelings it brought me are unforgettable. I am fascinated by the mysterious charm that The House of Magic offers!” The House of Magic is a one-of-a-kind multi-theater attraction housing performances never seen before in Asia. Designed, curated and hosted by acclaimed illusionist, Franz Harary, The House of Magic is the premier performance venue for magicians globally. Featuring rotating live magicians in a three-theater complex, it amazes visitors with an array of mind-bending shows including Franz’s signature resident show, Mega Magic. As the perfect finale to her visit trip, Lynn took a ride on the world’s highest figure-8 Ferris wheel – Golden Reel- enjoying the stunning sunset at a dizzying height of 130 meters. Upon her arrival at Golden Reel, Lynn said: “I’m finally here at this amazing Ferris wheel! I have read so much about this new landmark and am planning to visit here with my family, so I’m very happy that I have this opportunity to preview the ride and prepare for my next visit. It’s a bit scary to be 130 meters above the ground, but as we are rising up slowly, I could look out over the landscape of Macau and the China Sea. It’s definitely a must-see location to take a photo in memory of your visit to Macau. For couples especially, I think this would be a wonderful place for an unforgettable romantic sunset moment. ” Experiential dining is on the menu at Studio City with a stellar range of over 30 signature restaurants, themed food court and entertainment-inspired eateries, including Studio City’s premium Chinese restaurant Pearl Dragon, helmed by acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Tam Kwok Fung; Shanghai Magic, offering an immersive experience that brings together modern Shanghainese dining and close-up magic. Further venues showcasing of the art of gastronomy, created by multiple Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse and Hawaiian celebrity chef Alan Wong, will also soon be unveiled at Studio City. Mr. JD Clayton, President of Studio City said: “As Asia’s Entertainment Capital, Studio City is dedicated to presenting world-class entertainment, dining, accommodation and lifestyle experience to its guests. With our motto ‘This is Entertainment’, we are a major factor in Macau’s aspirations to build a diversified and in-depth development of its tourism industry, thus enhancing its position as Asia’s leading tourist destination. Studio City has many exciting promotions for the Chinese New Year holiday in store, with the aim of providing visitors to Macau an unparalleled resort experience and to ring in the Year of the Monkey on a very exciting, memorable and, above all, fortune-filled note.”

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LUSH sends out an SOS for Sumatran Wildlife and Rainforests #SOSsumatra

環保自然
LifeMag Editor・2018-04-08

Credit:Ernest Zacharevic After the success of the first #SOSsumatra campaign in Europe in November 2017, campaigning cosmetics company Lush are teaming up again with conservation charity Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) to raise enough money to purchase another 50 hectares of land, right next to the new forest restoration site. Every penny from Lush’s new limited edition SOS Sumatra shampoo bar (MOP125) will go to SOS and their local partners on the ground in Sumatra to purchase this disused oil palm plantation and turn it into a permaculture demonstration site and conservation training hub. SOS Sumatra shampoo bar has a brand new base, that’s completely palm oil and SLS free - containing extra virgin coconut oil from Nias (an island off of mainland Sumatra), sodium coco- sulfate and water purifying moringa seed powder. Hair will be left soft, moisturised and delicately scented with uplifting patchouli and orange oils. The design was inspired by a giant SOS distress call that had been carved into the landscape by artist Ernest Zacharevic as part of Splash and Burn, a campaign drawing attention to Sumatra’s dwindling forests and the demise of iconic species such as the Sumatran orangutan at the hands of the palm oil industry. Helen Buckland, Director of the Sumatran Orangutan Society, said “Although often the cause of deforestation, agriculture can have a role to play in supporting conservation. This phase of the project aims to support the community at Bukit Mas to increase the productivity and profitability of their farmlands, reducing the drive to expand into forests, and providing greater security for orangutans and many other species. These are the people who are most severely affected by the choking haze from forest fires, from flooding and drought when the fragile balance of the ecosystem is destroyed by forest clearance. This project will demonstrate a ‘greenprint’ for breaking the link between development and deforestation.” Simon Constantine, Head of Ethical Buying at Lush: "We've fought to remove palm oil from our products for over a decade at Lush. Now, with the help of Sumatran Orangutan Society and their partners we are doing the same on the ground in Sumatra. Lush is committed to going beyond sustainability and by returning native habitat to Sumatra we hope this SOS message inspires others to take action. We understand that people still need to live and so it's with pleasure that we will follow up our European campaign by raising funds throughout Asia for a further 50 hectares of adjoining land. This will be dedicated to natural agroforestry, providing income and benefitting nature. We believe this is the future of farming." #SOSsumatra phase 1 At the end of 2017, Lush partnered with Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) to support the protection of orangutans and their rainforest home, with the launch of the #SOSsumatra campaign and a limited edition Orangutan Soap across Europe. There are only 14,600 orangutans remaining in the wild in Sumatra. In tribute to them, Lush made 14,600 soaps, which flew off the shelves, selling out in many countries in a matter of days and raising £126,014. The proceeds enabled the charity’s Indonesian partners, the Orangutan Information Centre, to buy 50 hectares of oil palm plantation land, to reclaim and restore native forest to an area on the edge of the Leuser Ecosystem in Bukit Mas, Sumatra. Helen Buckland said “The Leuser Ecosystem is the only place in the world where orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos co-exist. This part of the forest was under attack, with more and more orangutan habitat being lost every week as illegal agriculture encroached into the protected area. By supporting us to buy this land on the buffer zone of the national park, Lush and their customers are enabling us to hold back, and reverse, the tide of forest loss.” The limited edition SOS Sumatra shampoo bar is available online and across all Asian and Pacific shops while stocks last. Find out more about SOS and their work, and sign up to regular updates here.

Melco organizes Vendor Experience Tour and Business Matching Session for Local Small and Medium Enterprises

Feature
LifeMag Editor・2018-04-07

Mr. Osward Tang, Director of Property Services, Melco Resorts & Entertainment, shares with local SMEs Melco’s sourcing needs, standards and expectations Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MLCO), a developer, owner and operator of gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, is firmly committed to supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Macau. Today at Studio City, the Company organized a vendor experience tour for over 40 local SMEs from various industries such as Marketing; Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment; Hospitality Operating Supplies and Equipment; Maintenance Services, Parts & Entertainment Equipment, together with a business matching session. Representatives from local SMEs at Studio City’s receiving dock, learning about loading and receiving processes The event, attended by more than 60 SME representatives, began with a sharing session from Melco’s Property Services team on the Company’s sourcing needs and standards, followed by an experience tour of Studio City, with participants visiting the receiving dock for insight into loading and receiving processes. The tour continued with visits to the integrated resort’s various food outlets, including Food Studio, Spotlight, and renowned Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant, Pearl Dragon; each stop providing valuable knowledge for local SMEs to learn about Melco’s sourcing needs. The event concluded with a business matching session, where SMEs presented products and proposals to Melco’s Supply Chain department for further discussions in becoming one of Melco’s approved vendors. SME representatives at renowned Chinese restaurant, Pearl Dragon, understanding Melco’s sourcing needs and standards Mr. Sam Liu, CEO of eNovation Technologies Ltd., whose environmental technology company has joined the list of Melco vendors, commented, “The experience tour and business matching event is extremely useful to local SMEs such as ourselves; providing an opportunity not only to showcase our new products and technologies, but also the chance to receive the latest information about Melco’s upcoming projects and sourcing needs. It provides SMEs insight into how products may be upgraded to more effectively meet future demands, and therefore increase business opportunities.” The event concluded with a business matching session, where SMEs presented their company products and registered for further approval in becoming a vendor

Ring in the Chinese New Year in Style with Celebrated Actress Lynn Xiong

Entertainment
LifeMag Editor・2016-01-20

Since its debut on October 27, 2015, the Hollywood-inspired entertainment resort, Studio City, has established itself as a new landmark in Macau, featuring a host of exciting, “world’s first” non-gaming attractions in partnership with some of the biggest names in entertainment. With the Chinese New Year approaching, the new entertainment hot spot enticed celebrated actress Ms. Lynn Xiong, the star of several recent Chinese blockbusters, to drop by as its Star Ambassador. While visiting the thrilling cinematically-themed leisure destination, Lynn took a spectacular journey through theThe House of Magic, and was captivated by an enchanting sunset on the Golden Reel figure-8 Ferris wheel, 130 meters above ground, rounding up a truly remarkable experience at Asia’s Entertainment Capital. Studio City’s stunning Art Deco façade greets visitors with the imposing 30-meter Heroes of Steel statues flanking the iconic Golden Reel, itself straddling the twin hotel towers. The integrated resort combines electrifying entertainment with an exciting cinematically-inspired environment and an array of accommodation, regional and international dining and designer brand shopping. With the movie Ip Man 3 outgrossing its competitors at the China, Hong Kong and Taiwan box offices (in particular, making a record-breaking TWD130 million dollars at the box office in Taiwan), Lynn, who plays the wife of Ip Man in the trilogy, made her appearance at Studio City today to experience its many wonders. Besides the exquisite gastronomic experience created by Michelin-starred Chef Tam Kwok Fung’s Chinese restaurant Pearl Dragon with an auspicious Chinese New Year menu, Lynn also made a surprise guest appearance at the one-of-a-kind multi-theater attraction, The House of Magic, where she was “teleported” onto the stage atop a blazing red Ferrari, to help bring the 90-minute, three-show performance to its climax. Lynn commented on her journey through the themed resort: “I was thrilled by such a new and exciting experience presented by Studio City. As a professional actress, I dedicate myself to the art of movie-making, but it never dawned on me that there could be such a spectacular cinematically-inspiredintegrated resort right here in Asia. Its marvelous entertainment-oriented ambiance and attractions put me in a seemingly real Hollywood movie scene, which was a very exciting surprise. “During my exploration of Studio City, what impressed me most was that I was able to be part of an international magic show at The House of Magic. I had the honor to perform with one of the world’s greatest magicians for the first time, so I was extra careful when we were rehearsing, hoping that together we would put on an amazing show. Through the whole act I was very nervous, but the magical feelings it brought me are unforgettable. I am fascinated by the mysterious charm that The House of Magic offers!” The House of Magic is a one-of-a-kind multi-theater attraction housing performances never seen before in Asia. Designed, curated and hosted by acclaimed illusionist, Franz Harary, The House of Magic is the premier performance venue for magicians globally. Featuring rotating live magicians in a three-theater complex, it amazes visitors with an array of mind-bending shows including Franz’s signature resident show, Mega Magic. As the perfect finale to her visit trip, Lynn took a ride on the world’s highest figure-8 Ferris wheel – Golden Reel- enjoying the stunning sunset at a dizzying height of 130 meters. Upon her arrival at Golden Reel, Lynn said: “I’m finally here at this amazing Ferris wheel! I have read so much about this new landmark and am planning to visit here with my family, so I’m very happy that I have this opportunity to preview the ride and prepare for my next visit. It’s a bit scary to be 130 meters above the ground, but as we are rising up slowly, I could look out over the landscape of Macau and the China Sea. It’s definitely a must-see location to take a photo in memory of your visit to Macau. For couples especially, I think this would be a wonderful place for an unforgettable romantic sunset moment. ” Experiential dining is on the menu at Studio City with a stellar range of over 30 signature restaurants, themed food court and entertainment-inspired eateries, including Studio City’s premium Chinese restaurant Pearl Dragon, helmed by acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Tam Kwok Fung; Shanghai Magic, offering an immersive experience that brings together modern Shanghainese dining and close-up magic. Further venues showcasing of the art of gastronomy, created by multiple Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse and Hawaiian celebrity chef Alan Wong, will also soon be unveiled at Studio City. Mr. JD Clayton, President of Studio City said: “As Asia’s Entertainment Capital, Studio City is dedicated to presenting world-class entertainment, dining, accommodation and lifestyle experience to its guests. With our motto ‘This is Entertainment’, we are a major factor in Macau’s aspirations to build a diversified and in-depth development of its tourism industry, thus enhancing its position as Asia’s leading tourist destination. Studio City has many exciting promotions for the Chinese New Year holiday in store, with the aim of providing visitors to Macau an unparalleled resort experience and to ring in the Year of the Monkey on a very exciting, memorable and, above all, fortune-filled note.”

Global Comedy Star Russell Peters to Make First Macau Appearance at Studio City with ‘Almost Famous World Tour’

Entertainment
LifeMag Editor・2016-01-11

After setting attendance records around the world and completing one of the biggest comedy tours ever with his Notorious World Tour in 2012, global comedy star Russell Peters, Studio City and Live Nation Lushington proudly announce Russell Peters’ first ever visit to Macau with his new ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR on February 26 at the acclaimed Hollywood-inspired, cinematically-themed entertainment and leisure destination, Studio City. The show will be the first comedic performance at the Studio City Event Center (“SCEC”), which has already seen the likes of Asia’s king of dance, Aaron Kwok, a series of top Taiwan artistes, Cantonese crooner, Andy Hui, and will have hosted the Queen of Pop, Madonna, just the week before Peters makes his grand appearance. “The Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour” features all new material, plus Peters’ lightning fast improv. “I like to interact with the audience,” says Peters of his signature back and forth with his fans. “I use the interaction to take me from bit to bit. Some guys go on-stage with a script and don’t deviate from it. That’s not my style. I have my set and know what I want to cover; I just use the audience to move me in certain directions. It’s very collaborative and each show is unique.” “After touring around the globe, I’m excited to be performing at The Studio City Event Center. It looks like a perfect setting for my style – to get up close and personal with the audience – and with its top-notch theater-quality acoustics and skillfully designed space providing an unmatched atmosphere of intimacy with the audience, I think it will be one of the highlights of my tour. I am definitely looking to treat some of my current fans to some great comedy and establish a connection with a whole new set of supporters when I make my first visit to Macau.” Peters says. Not only is Studio City Event Center designed to allow people to feel they are part of the show, but the Center also provides a series of VIP suites and Club Lounges, unprecedented in this part of the world, which allow groups of friends, families or corporates to enjoy the show in a more private setting. This tour will bring Peters to Macau for the first time ever and is expected to draw adoring fans from around the region who have longed to see his fiery brand of cultural comedy live. Peters is the first South Asian to sell-out Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, and was the first comedian to sell-out Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena in 2012 – that show becoming the largest comedy show in Brooklyn history. The Almost Famous World Tour has already sold over 150,000 tickets in Canada, where Peters will become the first comedian to sell-out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for a sixth time. In 2015, Peters took the ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the UK, Europe and Asia. His last tour took Peters to 26 countries and over 200 performances, with over 300,000 fans attending his shows globally. SCEC is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose entertainment complex, with state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to host exciting world-class live concerts, theatrical and top sports events, in addition to award shows and other special gatherings. It represents just one facet of a host of world-class entertainment offerings to be found at Hollywood-inspired Studio City, which is primed to establish itself as Asia’s Entertainment Capital and take Macau’s entertainment destination proposition to unprecedented new levels. “The audience left the venue with smiles on their faces and tears in their eyes, as Peters managed to nail them with his witty observatory comedic style and jokes about ethnic and cultural stereotypes.” - The Nation “Peters is constantly thinking up new material. He says his newest bits for the Almost Famous tour are less about lampooning cultural differences and more about "the culture of being Russell." - LA Times “...an exceptional comedian. He’s obviously a natural performer…” The Guardian GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY; THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT. Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour on sale Monday January 11, 2016 at 10am and will be available online at www.studiocity-macau.com or by phone +853 8885 3333 / 800 906 282 (Hong Kong Toll Free). Tickets are also available at www.hkticketing.com hotline +852 3128 8288 and HK Ticketing outlets, K11 Select and Tom Lee Music Stores. Ticket pricing (MOP/HKD): VIP Suite: $50,000 (24 seats) & $25,000 (12 seats) Club Seat:* $ 1,580 A Reserve: $ 1,280 B Reserve: $ 1,080 C Reserve: $ 880 D Reserve: $ 680 *Club Seat tickets include exclusive access to the Club Lounge and enjoy a free flow of selected beverage. A wide array of food selections are also available (charges apply). To inquire or to book a VIP Suite (12 seats or 24 seats), please email to scecsales@sc-macau.com or contact Ms. Karen Cheong at +853 8865 3154.

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Pacha Macau Opens at Studio City

City Corner
LifeMag Editor・2016-01-20

In celebration of Pacha’s opening in Macau, the legendary Ibizan-style club, hosted an exclusive Grand Opening Special event featuring an electrifying performance by world-famous Columbian-American producer and record label owner DJ Erick Morillo as well as special acts to wow party-goers. The brand new Pacha venue located at Studio City, Macau’s first cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail, and gaming resort, welcomed over 2000 guests to its Balearic themed mega-party, including Hong Kong and Macau’s movers and shakers as well as those flown in specially for the occasion from New York and Ibiza including Eddie Dean, Pacha NYC President & CEO and Managing Director for Pacha Macau, Marta Planells Lucendo, Pacha Franchises Director, and Francisco Ferrer, Managing Director Pacha Ibiza. Prominent guests from Hong Kong and Macau were also in attendance including JD Clayton, Property President, Studio City as well as the party crowd, all coming together in support of the arrival of Pacha’s first club in Greater China. Set to make its mark as the first mega-club of its kind in the region and as the world’s largest global nightclub brand, Pacha Macau kick-started the weekend’s celebrations with a “Welcome to Macau” party on Friday (15th January 2016), featuring a special performance by Ibiza veteran and Pacha resident DJ, Sebastian Gamboa, treating guests to his signature house tunes to dance the night away. The warm-up event was followed by the grand celebration on Saturday (16th January 2016), with a much anticipated performance by DJ Erick Morillo, three-time winner of DJ Awards "Best House DJ" as well as three-time winner of "Best International DJ", who performed specially for the evening to a full house. With a capacity to host 3,000 partygoers, Pacha Macau will bring the ultimate clubbing experience to Studio City, raising the competitive stakes even higher in the dynamic Asian entertainment industry. State-of-the-art audio/visual facilities including digital mapping and specialized lighting systems bring incredible energy to the 1,000-square-foot dance floor. Other unique features include four private luxury KTV VIP suites, and a spacious outdoor patio that transports the iconic brand’s renowned style, sound and top notch service to the Cotai strip. Eddie Dean, Pacha NYC President & CEO and Managing Director for Pacha Macau, commented, “We are thrilled by the response and feedback from guests on the new Pacha Macau club – it’s long been a dream of mine to bring Pacha to Macau, so to see everyone enjoying themselves at the Grand Opening Special event was amazing and a reminder of why we are here – to offer the best nightlife experiences to party-goers in Asia with that unique Pacha flare and spirit. This is just the beginning of many more incredible parties to come!” DJ Erick Morillo commented, “I am completely blown away by the stunning new Pacha Macau club and am thrilled to have played at the mega party of all parties to kick-start 2016. It’s been an epic experience to be in Asia and I hope to return soon – you guys certainly know how to party!”

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City of Dreams’ Jade Dragon Named Macau’s Premier Dining Destination as the City’s Only Entry on the 2018 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List

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LifeMag Editor・2018-03-29

City of Dreams’ renowned Cantonese culinary masterpiece Jade Dragon has reaffirmed its status as one of the world’s finest dining destinations, being named among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 at the awards ceremony held on March 27. This is the second consecutive year that Jade Dragon has been honored at the prestigious awards, and this year sees it gain the additional distinction of being the only Macau restaurant to be featured. Chef Tam Kwok Fung of Jade Dragon, City of Dreams received the prestigious recognition from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in Macau on Tuesday. The restaurant distinguished itself as the only Macau entry on the 2018 list. Famed for serving up exquisitely presented Cantonese specialties crafted from the best organic and farm-fresh ingredients by a talented culinary team headed by veteran chef Tam Kwok Fung, Jade Dragon has also been widely lauded for its stunning décor and superlative service. Having also earned two Michelin stars for the past three years and a Forbes Five-Star rating five years in a row, this latest recognition means that Jade Dragon retains a rare trio of prestigious accolades, and scores a unique achievement for a homegrown Macau restaurant brand. “From the start, our mission at Jade Dragon has been to create one-of-a-kind experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, experiences that will continue to raise the fine-dining bar in Macau to ever-greater heights. Today, we are truly honored to see another milestone when it was recognised as the premier dining destination in Macau as the city’s only entry in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants,” said Mr. Jarlath Lynch, Senior Vice President of Hotels and Food & Beverage, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited. “It is particularly meaningful to be given this award in 2018 following Macau’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Through Jade Dragon, as well as through our other award-winning restaurants, we will continue to help drive the ongoing transformation of the city into the top gastronomic destination in the region.” With its eclectic collection of world-class restaurants, which also includes two-Michelin-starred French chef-d’oeuvre The Tasting Room and one-Michelin-starred sushi restaurant Shinji by Kanesaka, City of Dreams has been at the forefront of raising Macau’s profile in the Asian dining scene and establishing the city as a global culinary hub in recent years. Drawing on a rich gastronomic heritage and a stellar array of international culinary talent, Macau has evolved into one of the world’s great foodie cities, a fact that was recognized by UNESCO in November 2017 when it designated Macau as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. With two Michelin stars, a Forbes Five-Star rating and the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants recognition under its belt, City of Dreams’ Jade Dragon retains a rare trio of prestigious accolades, and scores a unique achievement for a homegrown Macau restaurant brand. Founded in 2013 and known as the “Oscars of the culinary world”, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is a widely respected gastronomic guide to the region’s ever-evolving dining scene judged by the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of more than 300 leading figures from the restaurant industry across Asia. The 2018 list once again highlights the incredible depth and diversity of dining experiences in the region with 12 countries and regions represented, including restaurants from Thailand, Japan, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Introducing Goa Nights - a Modern Indian Tapas Style Restaurant and Craft Cocktail bar in Taipa Village Macau

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2018-03-24

Embark on an Indian culinary journey with an innovative bar expreince Taipa Village Macau takes great pleasure in announcing the opening of Goa Nights, a new Indian tapas style restaurant and cocktail bar that offers an exceptional mix of classic and modern Indian cuisine, and cocktails with a distinctive twist. True to its name, Goa Nights presents a menu that boasts a vibrantly complex of Indian and Goan traditional flavors in a modern style, complemented by an innovative cocktail list that celebrates the exotic flavours. At its bohemian-style bar, Goa Nights offers a variety of energizing craft cocktails designed by renowned bartender and mixologist Chetan Gangan, who brings over four years of bartending experience to this fine establishment. Chetan was the first-runner up in the Bacardi Legacy 2017 and winner of the Belvedere Vodka Relearn Natural cocktail competition the same year. The delectable Indian-flavoured menu is created by a team of experienced chefs from India. The dishes are styled and plated by Chef Andre Correia, a foremost Portuguese chef in Macau who has served a number of refined restaurants in Macau, including T for Tapas Restaurant at Soho, City of Dreams, and The Apron Oyster and Grill at Galaxy Macau. Bartender and mixologist Chetan Gangan “We are delighted to welcome Goa Nights, which brings unique Indian flavours to Taipa Village,” says Pamela Chan, Head of Marketing at Taipa Village Destination Limited. “The establishment of Goa Nights is a great addition to the restaurant scene in Taipa Village, offering locals and international visitors alike an innovative dining experience. The diverse culinary offerings in the area also complement Macau’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, and bring international gastronomic options for diners.” Conveniently located in a traditional-style Portuguese building in the heart of old Taipa Village, the three-storey restaurant offers visitors an impressive dining experience with a generous selection of traditional Goan delicacies and bar bites, complemented by a magnificent cocktail list. Signature bar snacks include Goa Nights Chicken Tikka Nachos, Chicken Tikka Sliders and the Rava Fish Fry, alongside tempting larger-plate dishes such as Railway Lamb Curry and Pork Vindaloo. These superb dishes pair with signature cocktails proudly crafted by Gangan, such as the Lisbon, Calicut, Mozambique and Mombasa, all packed with unique spices, fruit and spirits that transfer visitors back to the days of Portuguese voyager Vasco da Gama and the journey of discovery that led him to Goa. “We are very excited to expand our business to Taipa Village after the successful establishment of our restaurant Indian Spice on the Macau peninsula,” says Gagan Sethi, owner of Indian Spice Group. “By introducing a modern Indian tapas style restaurant and cocktail bar inspired by the former Portuguese colony of Goa, we trust it will take Taipa Village to the next level.” With the opening of Goa Nights, Taipa Village will continue its revitalization as Macau’s leading gastronomic destination, with a diverse range of local and international cuisines to suit every budget. This new opening further demonstrates Taipa Village’s dedication to promoting gastronomy in Macau, and contributes greatly to the sustainable development of the territory’s non-gaming tourism. Goa Nights Address: 118 Rua Correia Da Silva, Taipa Village, Macau Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 06:00 pm – 01:00am Reservations: + 853 2856 7819 Email: contact@goanights.com

Umemi Sake pairing menu at Yamazato

Macau Food
文創遊樂場 // 米米 Esther Lim・2018-03-10

To celebrate the arrival of Ume (plum) season, Yamazato brings you an exceptional culinary experience combining the expertise of Executive Chef Akira Hayashi and rare sake by Fukuchiyo Shuzo from Saga Prefecture and Sekiya Brewery Co., Ltd. from Airchi Prefecture from 23 March until 08 April. During the promotion period, one iconic sake will be selected from each brewery. Even it is limited production, it is hard to find in market and Yamazato succeeded to have this rare sake in stock! Daiginjo "Nabeshima" from Fukuchiyo Shuzo (Fresh and fruity sake with notes of melon and a rich umami. Polished “Yamada Nishiki” one of best sake rice up to 35%). Junmai Daiginjo "Kuu"from Sekiya Brewery Co. Ltd (It is flavorful sake that brought out the mellow scent and the sweetness like fruits, and the flavor of rice. And Kuu is bottled and shipped after a year of maturing period). (Firefly Squid from Toyama with Vinegar Miso) Set Lunch: Amuse: Firefly Squid from Toyama with Vinegar MisoSashimi: Sashimi of Two Kinds Seasonal Fish Grilled Dish: Grilled Seasonal Fish with Sake Lees MisoDish: Grilled Wagyu Beef with Sweet Soy SauceSimmered Dish: Simmere bamboo shoots from Kyoto and Ice Fish Cooked with eggsRice: Sushi of Lightly Seared MackerelDessert: Seasonal Fruits MOP580 per personMOP730 per person with sake pairing12:00 - 15:00 (Sushi of Lightly Seared Mackerel) Set Dinner: Amuse: Firefly Squid from Toyama with Vinegar MisoSoup: Clear Soup with Asari Clam from AichiSashimi: Sashimi of Three Kinds Seasonal Fish Grilled Dish: Grilled Cherry Sea-bream with Sake Lees MisoDish: Grilled Wagyu Beef with Sweet Soy SauceSimmered Dish: Simmere bamboo shoots from Kyoto and Ice Fish cooked with eggsRice: Sushi of Lightly Seared MackerelDessert: Seasonal Fruits Sakura Mochi with Maccha (Signature Dishes-Grilled Cherry Sea-bream with Sake Lees Miso) MOP1,580 per personMOP1,880 per person with sake pairing17:30 - 22:00 (Dessert: Seasonal Fruits, Sakura Mochi with Maccha) **All prices are subject 10% service charge Location: 28/F, Hotel Okura Macau(from March 23 to April 8,2018)

28F Saturday & Sunday Chinese Dinner Buffet

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2018-03-01

Hotel Okura Macau is launching Saturday and Sunday dinner Chinese cuisine on the 28th floor. Executive Chef Chin Kam Wah and his culinary team created a delicious dish and fine dining experience to entertain you and your guests. The buffet is a Seafood theme and offers a new tempting array of delicacies including: Salads Bar, Seafood on ice, Soup, Cooking stations with onsite chef, Order on site dishes (More than 20 dishes), Home-made desserts and Beverages station. Additionally, highlighted items such as Sautéed sliced Garoupa and celery in X.O. Sauce, Steamed fish’s head and bone with mashed garlic and glass noodles, Stir-fried crabs with garlic and chili, Stir-fried Bombay duck fish with garlic and spicy salt, Sautéed clam with chili and black bean sauce and many more. Don’t miss the sought-after dessert station features Mango pudding with bird’s nest and pomelo, Rabbit shaped protein and other homemade treats. Sit back with your friends or family to enjoy fabulous view of Heng Qin Island and relax while chef prepares and serves you a truly memorable meal. For any discount, inquiries and reservations please call (853) 8883 5099/8883 4808 Adult at MOP 438 per person Kids 5-12 years half price Senior at MOP 338 per person Prices are subject to 10% service charge Available Date: March 1 to April 30, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) Opening Hours: 18:00-21:30 Advance reservation is highly recommended. 28/F • Hotel Okura Macau Galaxy Macau™ • COTAI • Macau

Galaxy Macau Unveils The Apron Restaurant

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2017-02-11

Today, Galaxy Macau™ announced the opening of The Apron appealing to gourmets who are looking for the best and freshest steak and oysters. The opening of The Apron will further strengthen Galaxy Macau as the leading dining destination in Macau by offering fresh and specially selected ingredients to satisfy every palate. Featuring premium selections of international ingredients, The Apron offers award-winning dry-aged beef, and jet-fresh oysters accompanied by delicious home-made sauces. All ingredients are exquisitely chosen for bringing out the most natural and seasonal taste of the food. The Apron proudly presents a variety of signature dishes that will enjoy popularity among local residents and tourists alike. Fed by locally and family grown alfalfa and Sudan grass along with rolled corn, the Brandt’s family rib eye steak at The Apron offers top quality of meat with perfect marbling and texture.The Apron chooses the best farms around the world; those committed to the quality and care of their farm-to-fork operation, such as Coastal Rye Grass Fed Angus from Wakanui, New Zealand as well as award-winning Kobe Wagyu from Darling Downs, Australia. The Apron offers over 8 types of seasonal jet-fresh oysters from around the world, featuring perfect harmony of brine and sweet, which have deliciously dense meats with silky texture. Lacing the classic cocktail sauce with fresh flavors of juniper berries and a touch of Gin, and combining with the refreshing avocado yuzu whip, the never-out-of-fashion Tiger Prawn Cocktail is one of the classic starters with large, tender, and juicy prawns. The Salmon is grilled, served on top of an almond and cauliflower “Skordalia” puree, topped with Tarator (bell pepper, walnut, onion and mint) which is dressed with pomegranate vinaigrette. Watermelon, chopped fennel and mint a la minute, tossed with slivered almonds and goat cheese, then dressed with pomegranate vinaigrette. The 24 hours sous vide slow-cooked, milk-fed Pyrenees Lamb Ribs & Shoulder fillet are finished and sealed in the sauté until crispy and crunchy, then glazed with honey and sprinkled with lamb Provence spice. The Shoulder Filet is finished on the sauté with salt and pepper, served on a board garnished with a Tahini Yogurt fresh pomegranate and rocket salad. Served with Harissa and Mojo Verde. Serving as the Chef de Cuisine for The Apron, Chef Andre Correia has worked at numerous restaurants and hotels in Macau and Hong Kong. He has been acquainted with caterings, events and weddings since he was eighteen. Moreover, his major in Culinary Arts and Food Processing at the esteemed ESHTE, as well as his unique experiences working in exclusive hotels with iconic Portuguese Chefs, has made him realize the importance of fresh and natural ingredients. He always reinforces the seasonality and freshness of ingredients in his dishes. Customers will experience Andre’s authentic cooking and a unique dining experience of farm-to-table in The Apron at Galaxy Macau. With the opening of The Apron, customers can now experience the best steak and oysters in town. Reservations can be made by calling +853 8883 2221.

CELEBRATE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY IN GRAND COLOANE STYLE

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2017-02-07

Grand Coloane Resort invites couples to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with an enticing tasting menu and a pampering spa offer, romantic experiences to surprise a loved one. St. Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Fire Place Couples are invited to dine on a six-course tasting dinner menu, against a starry nature backdrop and byan open log fire at The Fire Place, a unique and romantic setting for an unforgettable St. Valentine’s Day celebration. Start off the dinner by sharing starters and soup, including pigeon pâté en croûte with baby mesclun salad; saffron risotto with pan-seared scallops; and roasted tomato cream with poached egg. Savour two refined main courses, Grilled Kobe beef with Port wine reduction, shaved truffle and sweet potato puree, and Linguine with lobster and spicy cilantro pesto. Enjoy a perfect ending with the delightful molten chocolate cake with wild berries cullis, paired with two glasses of bubbles. The six-course set menu is priced at only MOP 588 + 10% per couple. Give Your Valentine the Gift of Wellness at Nirvana Spa Embrace the beauty of relaxation with the 90-minute Heavenly Nirvana massage with complimentary foot compression massage in our private couple’s room just for the two of you. Available from 13 to 15 February 2017, the special treatment is priced at MOP 1,100 + 15% per couple. Advance reservation is required. For enquiries or reservations, please call or email: Café Panorama +853 8899 1020 / cp@grandcoloane.com Nirvana Spa +853 8899 1092 / theclub@grandcoloane.com Above offers cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotion offers.

Flamingo: The Classic Taste of Traditional Macanese Cuisine

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2016-11-09

Flamingo - opened in 1986 and was one of the famous Macanese restaurants in Macau, has re-launched at Regency Art Hotel and meticulously presented the traditional taste of Macanese cuisine and serves guests with a historical sentiments dining experience. The origin of Macanese cuisine can be traced back to the 16th century when the Portuguese brought along seasonings and ingredients from places like Africa, Malacca, India and so on to Macau. Having its fundament basing on Portuguese cuisine, it combines distinctive culinary skills and dining habits of Macau leading Macanese cuisine to become one of the specialities of Macau food culture. Today, Flamingo still retains the tradition and classics of Macanese cuisine. The restaurant retains the unique Portuguese style décor and tableware. The executive chef and the team prepared different seasonings finely and with their distinguished culinary skills, they not only present the traditional taste of Macanese cuisine to their guests, at the same time revealing the distinctive flavor over 30 years and spreading the classics Macanese culinary culture. Walking through the beautiful and secluded corridor with garden view, the Portuguese-style arched door and rooftop of Flamingo appeared as if encountering of 20th century Macau. With orange and white color as the main tone decorated with wooden and classical furnishings, the restaurant is filled with Portuguese-style décor with the embellishment of the ceiling fan and the chandelier. The side hall is designed with the eastern style of peacock paintings and Chinese porcelains which brings about the restaurant a sense of retro taste. Flamingo, having its tranquil and classical environment, would be a place of remarkable delicacies and a place to enjoy the relaxing ambience and experience the leisure moment of the city. Up to present, a traditional charcoal stove has still been retained for daily bread baking. Its light smoked scent brings a soft texture of the bread and matching with the distinctive seasonings and distinguished culinary skills. Signature dishes of the restaurant include Baked Duck Rice with Cheese and Portuguese Sausage, Traditional African Chicken with Chili Sauce, Curry Crab, Fried Pork and Potato with Claims in White Wine Sauce, Sawdust Pudding (Serradura) and many more bringing an unforgettable dining experience with classic Macanese cuisine to every guest. As one of the signature dishes of the restaurant, the Baked Duck Rice with Cheese and Portuguese Sausage, the chef Mr. Marco Chan will need to go for complex culinary process such as seasonings, baking, bones removing for the duck and mixing the fresh broth into the baked duck rice. The Curry Crab is served in smoked farmer bread with distinctive curry sauce and fresh crab meat. Another signature dish is the Traditional African Chicken with Chili Sauce. The chef presents this dish with traditional Portuguese culinary skills and the fresh chicken is baked in high temperature served with chili sauce. Fresh clams and pork with rich taste and flavour of white wine presented the Fried Pork and Potato with Clams in White Wine Sauce. After enjoying all signature dishes, the dessert is served with the Sawdust Pudding (Serradura). The left over flavor of lemon and cinnamon will be memorable. Flamingo Address:Ground Floor, Regency Art Hotel, Estrada de Lou Lim Yeock, n°1, Taipa, Macau Opening Hours:12:00-15:00 18:30-22:30 (Closed on Tuesdays) Reservations:(853) 2883 2030

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#JustSayYes Fight for Marriage Equality

Shopping‧Fashion
LifeMag Editor・2017-02-09

Many people fall in love, want to get married and start a family at some point. However, the LGBTQI community is still fighting for this basic right. Couples wish to marry to provide greater legal protection for their family and children, to publicly celebrate their commitment, or simply because they are in love. Regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Globally we are moving toward acceptance of Marriage Equality. However, currently there is no law in Hong Kong to protect the rights of the LGBTQI population against discrimination. We believe, every person should have the right to get married. Not recognizing the relationship of LGBTQI couples and not allowing them to marry legally, denies them of their identity; the legal equality of their families and it is clearly a form of unfairness, discrimination and prejudice. This February, LUSH stands together with our LGBTQI friends to urge the Hong Kong government to Just Say YES to equal marriage rights for LGBTQI groups. We would like to invite you to join this cause. Here’s how you can get involved: From 1stto 28th February, we will donate 100% proceeds from purchases of the special edition Layer Cake soap (without deducting the cost) to 11 local LGBTQI groups, supporting their movement to fight against LGBTQI inequality and the violation of human rights issue in Hong Kong Visit any of our 10 shops in Hong Kong and Macau from 1stto 28th February, to sign the joint-petition or sign our online petition. We call on the Hong Kong government to confront this discrimination issue and remove the unfairness to the LGBTQI community. – Review and revise the current Marriage Ordinance and Just Say YES to equal marriage rights. Online petition: http://justsayyes.hk Use the hashtag#JustSayYes and help build the buzz

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