Colourful Macau set to win extra fans
For the 27th successive year, the night’s sky over Macau and its landmark Macau Tower will burst into a kaleidoscope of colours in an international contest which has brought success for Australia and won the hearts of admirers from around the globe.
Since the inaugural running of the spectacular Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, Australian teams have finished on the podium five times – first place in 1998, third in 2003, 2006, 2012 and 2014.
At last year’s challenge, the Skylighter Fireworks team, led by Brisbane’s Max Brunner, won bronze and much praise for its performance at a highly-charged carnival event which attracted invited teams from 10 countries.
“We were very pleased with the result,” an excited Max said on his return. “It was hard going – into the unknown. The different style of displays from around the world really impressed us.
“It was our first visit to Macau and throughout the stay nothing was too much of a problem for the hosts,” he said. “It was also nice to meet people from around the world who shared the same passion. “And the food in Macau was equally impressive.”
This year’s challenge – once again organised by the Macau Government Tourist Office – will burst into action during the Mid-Autumn Festival on the Saturdays of September 5, 12, 19 as well as Sunday, September 27 and Thursday October 1.