Welcome Letter to IROS 2019
By C. L. (David) Liu, Macao Conference Ambassador
Credit: Macao Government Tourism Office
Located in China, Macau was under Portuguese administration till 1999, when it came under Chinese sovereignty. That is why Macau is indeed a city that blends of Oriental and Western cultures. You can find Chinese temples sit on streets paved traditional Portuguese tiles; Chinese faces walking on the streets with Portuguese names; unique Macanese cuisine that combines the best of Chinese, Portuguese and Western ingredients and cooking. With its historic streets, residential, religious and public Portuguese and Chinese buildings, the Historic Centre of Macao was also inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Macau develops itself into a quality international tourist destination. There are various attractions, from historical temples & churches to modern buildings, from culture & festive events to nightlife, from shopping malls to tranquil parks. Macau is just a city that you could not miss out!
Macau's weather is generally cool and clear in autumn. The average temperature is between 18°C (64°F) and 23°C (73°F).