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MACAO INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: MACAO INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: 7TH, 13TH, 21ST AND 28TH SEPTEMBER AND 1ST (NATIONAL DAY) AND 5TH OCTOBER 2019
WHERE: SEA AREA IN FRONT OF THE MACAO TOWER
COST: FREE TO WATCH

For the first time, in this the 30th event of the annual Macao International Fireworks Display Contest, the competition will involve representatives from 12 nations – more than ever before.

The contest, which is held over six nights from September 7 till October 5, will be the most comprehensive and spectacular series of fireworks displays taking place in this tiny Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China.

Further to this year’s competition, there is an anniversary fireworks night scheduled for December 20th which is the date of the handing back control of this little area from Portuguese rule in 1999, followed by the traditional New Year fireworks on December 31.

Six evenings of enchanting fireworks and music pitting the abilities of some of the world’s best professional pyrotechnics teams against one another in the skies over the stunning Macao Tower,

Each evening of the event, two teams will take part and their display lasts between 10 and 15 minutes, firing at 9pm and 9.40pm respectively. This trophy is one of the most coveted international trophies in the pyro industry.

In addition to the firework displays, there will be cultural dance and music, a carnival and local food and drink outlets with the delicious street food of every kind.  Plus, the event has numerous competitions running on their web page including photo competition, drawing contests, and trophy design so if you are arty or have an interest in photography, check out the website for more information.

The food of Macao is clearly influenced by their Portuguese heritage with much of the architecture looks more like a street in Lisbon rather than an area in Asia.  The food tastes are also more of a fusion of the Macau and the Portuguese tastes with Portugal’s national dish of a sweet egg custard tart in puff pastry still being top of the list closely followed by the humble ‘pork chop bun’ which essentially is a well-seasoned pork chop in a warm buttered crusty roll. Mmmmm

Eating out is much the same as in any major city and the place caters for everything from fine dining to tasty street food and you can expect great seafood thanks to the City’s position on the coast and the area eats LOTS of Pork.

The cost of living is considerably cheaper than it is in the UK BUT, it is a VERY small place which is packed with high rise buildings (at only 12.7 square miles, it is THE most populated region in the World). Dubbed the Las Vegas of China, this little region attracts HUGE visitor numbers – last year, although there are on 670,000 or so residents, there were a staggering 38 MILLION visitors last year.

Last year, the event was won by Liuyang New Year Firework Trading Company Ltd from China and the runners up were Marutamaya Ogatsu Firework Co. Ltd from Japan and as a result, China will be firing on 1st October which is the regions National Day.

Check out the video of Japan’s display from 2018:

Teams competing are as follows:

SATURDAY 7/9/2019

MALAYSIA – BLASTMASTER SDN BHD

PHILIPPINES – PLATINUM FIREWORKS

FRIDAY 13/9/2019

PORTUGAL – PIROTECNIA MINHOTA LDA

KOREA – DAEHAM FIREWORK CO

SATURDAY 21/9/2019

UK – MLE PYROTECHNICS LTD

ROMANIA – PYRO-TECHNIC TRANSILVANIA SRL

SATURDAY 28/9/2019

SOUTH AFRICA – FIREWORKS FOR AFRICA

CANADA – FEU D’ARTIFICES ORION

TUESDAY 1/10/2019

FRANCE – SAS BREZAC ARTIFICES

CHINA  – FIREWORKS TRADING CO. LTD

SATURDAY 5/10/2019

JAPAN – MARUTAMAYA OGATSU FIREWORKS CO

AUSTRALIA – CARDIKE INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS PTY LTD

Check out the clip of last year’s winning display:

We will, of course, bring you the details of the winners after Bonfire Night.

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MACAU INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2018

WHAT: MACAU INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: MACAU TOWER, SHORE FRONT, MACAU, CHINA
WHEN: 1ST, 8TH, 15TH, 24TH SEPTEMBER AND 1ST OCTOBER 2018
COST: FREE FROM MULTIPLE POINTS AROUND THE BAY

As the competition enters its 29th year, it gets bigger and better all the time. Last year’s event sadly had to be cancelled due to Typhoon Hato, one of the strongest and most destructive storms in more than 50 years. This year the region is expecting a couple of low level thunderstorms but, being the weather, this can change very quickly.

The sea area in the night sky over Macau will be full of firework effects every Saturday until the final event on National Day on the 1st October.

Fireworks Macau

The competition will be fierce as there are some of the best exponents of the art of pyrotechnics taking each other on head to head in the hopes of being crowned champion.

• PHILIPPINES – PLATINUM FIREWORKS INC
• KOREA – FASEECOM
• JAPAN – MARUMATAYA OGATSU FIREWORKS CO. LTD
• BELGIUM – H C PYROTECHNICS
• FRANCE – ALPHA PYROTECHNIE
• PORTUGAL – GRUPO LUSO PIROTECNIA
• GERMANY – POTSDAMER FEUERWERK GMBH
• AUSTRIA – FIRE-EVENT-DIE FEURERWERKER
• ITALY – PANZERA S A S
• CHINA – LIUYANG NEW YEAR FIREWORKS TRADING CO LTD

First to show their pyro expertise are the teams from Platinum Fireworks Inc who have competed across Europe, North America and across the Far East picking up a myriad of awards along the way. This year, they were beaten into runners up position by the UK’s own Pyrotex Fireworx at Pyromagic in Szczecin Poland.

Second up, Faseecom who again are a world class pro team who won the 2018 Flammende Stern at the end of August and were instrumental in the beautiful opening and closing firework displays at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics earlier this year.

It is certainly going to be an Epic battle of the pyrotechnicians; we will keep you updated on the event as it progresses.

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Macao International Fireworks Display

WHAT: MACAO INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY CONTEST 2016
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: 3RD SEPTEMBER – 1ST OCTOBER 2016
WHERE: MACAO TOWER SHOREFRONT
COST: FREE

Over the years more than 100 professional international display teams have taken part in this amazing competition. The area is packed with those enjoying a luxury holiday and the fireworks can be viewed from numerous vantage points including the promenade, the Macao Tower and Taipa Island.

The competitors will all adhere to a theme as follows:

3RD SEPTEMBER 2016 – THEME PYRO FANTASIA

21:00 Thailand Fireworks THAILAND
21.40 Macedos Pirotecnia PORTUGAL

10TH SEPTEMBER 2016 – TRIBUTE TO BOND

21:00 Pyro 2000 UK
21.40 SUGYP SA SWITZERLAND

15TH SEPTEMBER 2016 – MID AUTUMN HARMONY

21:00 Marutamaya Ogatsu JAPAN
21.40 Daehan Fireworks Co KOREA

24TH SEPTEMBER 2016 – STARS FROM AFAR

21:00 Orzella Fireworks ITALY
21:40 Feu D Artifices Orion CANADA

1ST OCTOBER 2016 – CELEBRATION IN THE SKY

21:00 Pyro-technic Transilvania CHINA
21.40 Hunan Jingta Fireworks CHINA

The event ends on 1st October which is China’s National day so the final days events will be particularly important as both teams competing hail from China so it is certain to be a huge event.

The display from the team representing GB are the display arm of Black Cat Fireworks UK concentrates on the Bond Theme which they have perfected so we are really looking forward to seeing what has been changed for the new competition.

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