17 Feb 2011

Celebrating 1st Anniversary of MJ Gallery at Ponte 16, Macau

“Hail with Love” Charity Event

(Macau, February 17, 2011) In celebration of the 1st Anniversary of MJ Gallery at Ponte 16 Macau (MJ Gallery), a charity event “Hail with Love” was held at Ponte 16 on February 17, 2011. Officiating at the event were Dr. Ambrose So, Chairman of Ponte 16 Macau, Mr. Sonny Yeung, Chief Executive Officer of Ponte 16 Macau, Dr. Hoffman Ma, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ponte 16 Macau, Mr. Carson Yeung, Chairman of Birmingham International Holdings Limited and Mr. Hetzer Siu, Chief Executive Officer, National Director of Special Olympics Macau.

Since its opening, Ponte 16 has actively followed the policy of the Macau SAR Government and launched various activities for promoting cultural tourism in the Inner Harbor District. To show our concern and support to the community, Ponte 16 had recently held the “Michael Jackson Glove Try-on Auction”, which coincided with the celebration of the 3rd anniversary of Ponte 16 and the 1st anniversary of MJ Gallery. More than 20 celebrities from both Hong Kong and Macau were invited to a closed bidding, with the winner being offered the unique opportunity to wear the renowned white rhinestone glove that Michael Jackson wore when he premiered his trademark Moonwalk Dance. Mr. Carson Yeung won the bid at HK$100,000, and the same amount was donated to Macau Special Olympics to benefit more athletes in need.

On the occasion, the Ponte 16 management handed over a cheque for HK$130,000 to Macau Special Olympics, represented by Mr. Hetzer Siu. The said amount comprised $100,000 raised from the MJ Glove Try-on Auction as well as $30,000 collected from consumption at Ponte 16 MJ Café and from the staff of Ponte 16. Dr. Ambrose So, Chairman of Ponte 16, said, "While enjoying the fruit of hard work, responsible businesses must also do their part to share the prosperity with the community. Ponte 16, the only resort in Macau's historic Inner Harbour district, is committed to doing its part. Happily coinciding with the Chinese Lantern Festival, we are here to spread around the message of love and affection through this charity event while celebrating the first anniversary of our MJ Gallery at Ponte 16." More than 40 treasures of MJ’s career are on display in MJ Gallery, including the renowned white rhinestone glove worn by MJ during his first Moonwalk performance, his crystal stocks, fedora hat as well as a series of autographed photos and other MJ items. MJ Gallery, situated on Level 2 of Ponte 16, is open free to the public. Opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Website: http://www.ponte16.com.mo/MJ_gallery.


About Ponte 16 Macau

Macau Ponte 16 is a joint venture invested by Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (A subsidiary of the Hong Kong-listed SJM Holdings Limited – SEHK 0880) and Success Universe Group Limited (A Hong Kong-listed company – SEHK 0487). Ponte 16 is a world-class integrated casino-entertainment resort built over 2.3 hectares, ideally located in the culturally rich Inner Harbor of Macau. After the completion of Phase I and II, a 5-star luxury hotel, Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16, a casino and wine & dine outlets, have been in operation since 2008. A wide variety of entertainment facilities, a retail complex and a waterfront promenade will open after the establishment of Phase III.


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