In order to support the development of Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) into a World Center of Tourism and Leisure, a commercial and trade cooperation service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as a base for exchange and cooperation with Chinese culture as the mainstream and the coexistence of different cultures, in response to the “Tourism+” cross-industry synergy strategy to foster competitiveness of Macao tourism and strengthen the collaboration with other industries, MGM partnered with Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and various units to launch "Tourism+" Cultural Diversity Development Exchange Initiative.
One of the three key focuses is “Tourism+” Inclusive Tourism in GBA. Hence MGM joined hands with MGTO, Macau Deaf Association, Guangdong Association of The Deaf again and supported by Guangdong Sign Language Association to launch “Power in our hands – The Greater Bay Area Sign Language eLearning Program”, and brand new in 2022 the “Guangdong-Macao In- Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin Tourism & Hospitality Chapters”.
This program provides basic knowledge of Standard Chinese Sign Language and Macao Sign Language. This is aimed to raise awareness of Accessible Tourism and Sign Language Culture among the Greater Bay Area community as well as cultural and tourism industry practitioners; at the same time, in response to the “Overall Plan for the Construction of Hengqin Guangdong-Macao Deep Cooperation Zone” in supporting high-level construction of Hengqin as an International Leisure Tourism Island and Macau as World Center of Tourism and Leisure.
Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin Tourism & Hospitality Chapters
As an important platform to boost Macao's economic diversification, Hengqin is located on Hengqin Island in the south of Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province. Within walking distance of Macao, separated by a river, having innate advantages of the cooperation between Guangdong and Macao. We will get to know The Cooperation Zone while learning Standard Chinese Sign Language and Macao Sign Language.
With profound cultural heritage and unique natural scenery, the Greater Bay Area has unlimited potentials in building a world-class tourism destination. In this module, we will focus on one of the typical Cultural Tourism industry – hospitality and learn how to describe some of the most common hospitality facilities using Standard Chinese Sign Language and Macao Sign Language.
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Cities Chapters
In this chapter, we will explore the Greater Bay Area’s rich cultural and tourism resources while learning Standard Chinese Sign Language and Macao Sign Language.
In this chapter, we will learn about tips in using Sign Languages as well as fundamental knowledge in Macao Sign Language (MacSL). Participants will be able to lay down a solid foundation of learning this new language.
With wonderful cultural & historical hybridity, and as the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure, and a city with UNESCO-crowned world heritages and Gastronomy, Macao has numerous exciting offerings for its visitors. In this chapter, let’s learn about how to describe the beautiful city with our hands.
In this chapter, we will learn basic terms for daily communication in MacSL. From basic things, let’s make effort to assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to achieve the same life outcomes as Hearing people.
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