To celebrate the 130th anniversary of both the National Geographic Society and the first issue of National Geographic magazine, a visual and interactive exhibition titled National Geographic: A New Age of Exploration has been launched at the Exhibition Hall of Hengqin Grand MixC, taking visitors back in time to encounter some of the most iconic and fascinating moments captured by National Geographic.
Being the official magazine of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic is renowned as one of the world’s top purveyors of quality photojournalism.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see over 100 classic images across five themes: history, adventure, wildlife, culture and photography. They can also walk along an amazing wall showcasing National Geographic magazine covers from as far back as 1888 and experience a discovery journey through a virtual world created by cutting-edge VR technology.
There is an interactive video installation which simulates a 3,200-year-old California Redwood called “President”. Visitors can “climb” the tree by pointing to different parts to take a closer look at a mosaic, which is made of 126 photographs, to understand a bit more about the tree’s history.
Hengqin Grand MixC is an RMB50 billion (US$7.9 billion) mixed-use new city center with floorage of more than two million square meters. Located in the prime area of Hengqin, the large scale mixed use development comprises retail, food and beverage, office space, a hotel and cultural facilities.
The exhibition runs until 27 May 2018.
Hengqin International Tennis Center will be open for use by residents of Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macau free of charge from 11 August to 31 December, Huafa Sports has revealed.
The Zijin Hengqin Lecture Series was held on 4 August at Xiangzhou Port in Hengqin, bringing a traditional Chinese cultural feast with the characteristics of the Forbidden City to attendees from Hengqin and neighbor cities.
Hengqin International Tennis Center hosted a special ceremony on 21 July to mark the 100-day countdown to the start of the 2018 WTA Elite Trophy tournament.
The 2nd 21st Century Maritime Silk Road China (Guangdong) International Communication Forum dealt with a range of strategic issues including Guangdong Province’s brand image building and dissemination, scientific and technological innovation and construction of the Greater Bay Area.
The forum was coordinated by the GMTCM Park – the first project jointly developed in Hengqin by the governments of Macau and Zhuhai.
Zhuhai issued its first five-year mainland residence permit on 9 September 2018 to a Macau citizen living in the city. According to government information, 751 more eligible individuals from Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan have now received permits.
From 19 to 21 September, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Forum on International Communication, China (Guangdong) will be held at Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hengqin New Area. It is the second edition of the annual event.