Sands China Supporting Old District Revitalization Series



(Macao, Aug. 19, 2018)Sands China Ltd. is supporting the Old District Revitalization Series – Rua de Cinco de Outubro, taking place now until Nov. 11 in the old district area of Macao.

Organised by the Macao Association for Promoting Community Economic Development, the initiative launched with a kick-off ceremony Aug. 18, and features two events: the Old District Photo Event and a Shopping Carnival. The Macao Economic Bureau, the Macao Government Tourism Office, and the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute are supporting organisers.

Sands China’s support of the event is part of the company’s ongoing corporate social responsibility efforts to support the Macao community after Typhoon Hato. The aim of the revitalization project is to help SMEs and the community in the old district area attract more customers and tourists, thereby encouraging a speedier recovery and revitalization of the district. More than 50 local SMEs are participating in the initiative.

“Sands China is very pleased to be supporting the Old District Revitalization Series,” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. “We hope this initiative will speed the recovery of SMEs in the old district and will hasten the revitalization of the area. We also hope to promote the history and culture of Macao. Our gratitude goes to the Macao SAR government for the coordination of the event and to the Macao Association for Promoting Community Economic Development. Sands China will continue to cooperate with the Macao government to support the community and the development of SMEs, in promotion of the economic development of Macao and the city’s development as a world centre of tourism and leisure.”

Kou Hoi In, founder of the Macao Association for Promoting Community Economic Development, said: “I am very pleased that this event is supported by a number of government departments. My gratitude goes to Sands China for its support in diverting local customers and tourists to the old district and helping them learn more about the old community in Macao.”

Old District Photo Event 
In the Old District Photo Event, members of the public have the chance to receive gifts and win prizes by taking and uploading photos of the old district. Prizes provided by Sands China include first-class and standard Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets, tickets to the Eiffel Tower observation decks at The Parisian Macao, hotel accommodation at The Parisian, and food and beverage vouchers.

Shopping Carnival
At the Shopping Carnival, local SMEs from the old district will showcase their products to the public, with Sands China providing street entertainment each weekend, featuring cast members of the La Parisienne variety show. Entertainment includes comedic performances, the French cancan dance, and other acts. Performances take place 4:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, excluding Sept. 22, Oct. 28 and Nov. 11.
    
Sands China is providing complimentary shuttle bus transportation for the event, to and from the Largo do Pagode do Bazar Hong Kung Temple on weekends. Pick-up times at The Parisian Macao are every half hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Sands China Ltd. considers initiatives like its support of the Old District Revitalization Series as central to its commitment toward social causes and community involvement. Sands China’s community work is part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.

  
    
Photo caption: Officiating guests attend a kick-off ceremony in the old district area of Macao Saturday to launch the Old
District Revitalization Series – Rua de Cinco de Outubro, which is taking place now until Nov. 11 in the district.

       
Photo caption: Officiating guests participate in Saturday’s kick-off ceremony for the Old District Revitalization Series – Rua de Cinco de Outubro, and shop in the district. 

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About Sands China Ltd. 

Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS). 

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