Cultural Institute of Macao preserves traditional pawnshop

31 October 2003, China

A traditional Macao pawnshop has been given new life by its nation's Cultural Institute. As part of its mission to preserve the cultural heritage of Macao, the Cultural Institute of the Macao S.A.R. Government has restored the shop, called 'Tak Seng On', to its original condition. The architectural design and layout, interior decoration and equipment are a legacy to pawnshops in Mainland China in the early period of the 20th century. Since opening in March 2003, the unique exhibition has already attracted over 20,000 visitors. For further information, CLICK HERE.