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Free Admission to Macaus Grand Prix and Wine Museum

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The Macau Grand Prix Museum and the Wine Museum, under the auspices of the Macau Government Tourist Office, will open to the public for free between 2 September 2009 and 31 December 2009.

 The move is designed to help stimulate the Macau tourism industry, and enhance visitors' knowledge and interest towards Macau.

The Macau Grand Prix has been staged in Macau for over half a century. Throughout the years, the unique and challenging street circuit has attracted many of the world's top drivers.

 Drivers such as Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Takuma Sato, David Coulhard and Mika Hakinnen have all marked their success at the Guia Circuit.

  In addition to memorabilia, the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix video game by PlayStation, simulator of WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) and Digital track slot cars let visitors feel the thrill of the Guia Circuit.

The Wine Museum right across from the Macau Grand Prix Museum houses over a thousand wine labels, among which, the oldest was bottled in 1815 at Porto.

 Residents and visitors can view the utensils and reconstitution of various stages of the viniculture. Moreover, costumes from the different regions of Portugal are exhibited at the museum.

Between September 2 and December 31 this year, both Macau Grand Prix Museum and Wine Museum will open to public for free. Visitors aged 18 or above can also enjoy a wine-tasting experience for only MOP$10.

The sale of the "Museum Pass" will be temporarily suspended from August 27, 2009 until further notice.

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