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Ten Teams to Compete in 27th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest

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The 27th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held above the sea area in front of the Macau Tower on 5, 12, 19, 27 September and 1 October 2015.

The ten teams competing this year come from (according to the order in the contest program) Malaysia; Portugal; Finland; Taiwan, China; Korea; Italy; France; Austria; Australia and Mainland China.

The teams from France and Austria will perform on 27 September which is the Mid-Autumn Festival and World Tourism Day, while the teams from Australia and Mainland China will stage their fireworks displays on 1October, a night to celebrate National Day.

Red Flame Special Effects Sdn. Bhd. from Malaysia, with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, was the technical team for Danang International Fireworks Competition from 2008 till 2013. The company has participated in a number of international fireworks events and it won the second place in the Malaysia International Fireworks Competition in both 2007 and 2008.

Suomen Ilotulitus Oy Finnish Fireworks Ltd. from Finland has over 60 years of experience in the industry and each year organizes over 200 shows. The company was the champion of the Samobor International Fireworks Festival 2012 in Croatia.

The companies from Italy and France will make their debut in Macau. Parente Fireworks from Italy, with over 100 years of history, was awarded the championship at the Danang International Fireworks Competition in both 2011 and 2012. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of constitution in Kuwait, Parente Fireworks produced a mega fireworks show in Kuwait in 2012, which was listed as a Guinness World Record breaking event at that time. Established in 2013, artEventia from France incorporates different elements into its fireworks shows, it stands out by integrating massive projected images, lights, water jets and multicolor lasers to create multidisciplinary shows.

The other six teams have come to Macau for the contest before and some of them ranked among the top positions. Dancing Fireworks from Mainland China won the second prize in the Macau contest in 2013. The company is also experienced in creating fireworks shows for different mega events, including the opening and closing ceremonies of 2008 Beijing Olympics and the opening ceremony of World Expo 2010 Shanghai, China. Luso Pirotecnia Group from Portugal has set up an office in Macau, and has participated in the fireworks display for celebration of the anniversary of the establishment of Macau SAR in 2008 and celebration of the Chinese New Year in 2009. The company has participated in the Macau contest for three times, and won fourth place in the 19th fireworks display contest.

Yung-feng Firecrackers & Fireworks Co., Ltd. from Taiwan, China took part in the Macau contest twice in the past. Daehan Fireworks Co. from Korea joined the contest last year, and has previously participated in the contest for three times under the name Woori Fireworks Inc. In addition, FIREevent from Austria and Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics from Australia have also joined the contest in Macau in the past.

This year, MGTO has again requested the teams to choreograph their fireworks displays to both music and laser light projections to enhance the audience's experience with a more fascinating light and sound spectacular. Spectators can view live broadcast of the fireworks shows with background music on TDM - Radio Macau's Chinese Channel (FM 100.7) and TDM Macau TV Channel every fireworks evening. 

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