Garden of Commander Ho Yin

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Area : Macau
Address: Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpo, Macau
Area: About 10,389 m2
Opening Hours: Other sections of Garden of Commander Ho Yin: 6:00 a.m. to midnight
Tel: 2833 7676
Fee: Free
Transportation: Public Bus Information Station
Introduction:

Also named “Xiangshan Park”, the Garden of Commander Ho Yin was built in 1993 in honour of Sir Ho Yin, who was a leader of the Chinese community of Macao. The garden connects end to end with the Park of Dr.Carlos d'Assumpo, forming a rectangular stretch of green corridor. With a diverse array of facilities, the garden features simple design with a strong sense of modernity.

Owing to urban development, the garden underwent restructuring works in 2005. An underground car park was constructed beneath the garden. The garden was restructured and separated into two sections which are interconnected by an underground passage. The original amphitheatre and the Commemorative Pavilion of Macao Handover in the section near Avenida da Amizade are retained, whereas the section close to Avenida Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues is equipped with a badminton court, library, children’s playground and fitness equipment area, etc., making the Garden of Commander Ho Yin a multifunctional garden.

The Commemorative Pavilion of Macao Handover, which is about 75 square metres in area, was built in 1999 and donated by the Macao Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon-cutting and unveiling ceremony was held by Mr Edmund Ho Hau Wah, the then Chief Executive, among others. A white jade orchid tree was planted next to the pavilion to mark the Arbour Day of the millennium. In addition, the dignified shape and aromatic flowers of the white jade orchid tree are symbolic of Sir Ho Yin’s love for the country and Macao, his lifetime contribution to charity and lasting fame of nobility.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region, the Municipal Affairs Bureau specially relocated the Sculpture Park of the Chinese Ethnics on Taipa Grande to the Garden of Commander Ho Yin in 2019. Through the sculptures created on the theme of images of the 56 ethnic groups as well as the objects and information about them, the peaceful and harmonious Chinese national spirit and ethnic characteristics are highlighted, expressing the best wishes for national unity of the motherland.

Sculpture Park of the Chinese Ethnics:

https://www.iam.gov.mo/sculpturepark/en/index.html

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