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Famous people from Macau

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Ming-Na Wen


Ming-Na Wen; born November 20, 1963 is a Chinese American actress. She has been credited with and without her family name, but most credits since the late 1990s have been without it. She has been known by such variants of her name as Ming-Na, Ming Na, Ming Na Wen, and Ming Wen. She is known for voicing Fa Mulan in the Mulan films and the Kingdom Hearts video game series, and as Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen on the NBC medical drama series ER. She was a member of the cast of the show, Inconceivable, a medical drama that was aired on NBC, but the show was short-lived and was cancelled after only two episodes. The show is one of the few American television shows with an Asian American series lead. As of 2013, she stars as Melinda May in the ABC action drama series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Besides television, she is notable for starring in the films The Joy Luck Club, Street Fighter, and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

Isabella Leong


Luisa Isabella Nolasco da Silva, better known as Isabella Leong, is a Hong Kong-based Macanese actress and former singer.

Michelle Reis


Michelle Monique Reis is a Hong Kong actress.

Alex Fong Chung-Sun


Alex Fong is an actor in the Hong Kong TV and film industry. He married actress Ho Yan Mok after 12 years together. They now have a baby daughter.

Edmund Ho


Edmund Ho Hau Wah, GCIH, GML, GCM was the first Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. He is now the vice-chairman of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Edmund Ho was made Chief Executive-elect on 15 May 1999 by the Selection Committee for the Chief Executive of the MSAR. He was appointed Chief Executive-designate on 20 May of the same year by the Premier of the State Council, Zhu Rongji, and was formally sworn in as Chief Executive at a special ceremony marking the establishment of the MSAR on 20 December 1999.

Joel Chan


Joel Chan Shan-chung is a Hong Kong actor and singer, best known for his roles as Tsor-lun in the 2009 crime drama E.U. and So Ying-chun in the 2010 detective-fantasy period drama A Pillow Case of Mystery II. He was the boyfriend of Florinda Ho, which they have splited in April 2013.

Maria Cordero


Maria Cordero, MH is a singer, actress, and chef from Macau. She also has her own cooking show, Maria's Kitchen on Cable TV. Her fans nicknamed her "Fat Mama".

Pansy Ho


Pansy Catalina Ho Chiu-king ONM, the sung hai doi of Macau DBA, BBA is the daughter of Hong Kong- and Macau-based businessman Stanley Ho, and the managing director of various companies he founded, including Shun Tak Holdings and the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau.

Jenny Tseng


Jenny Tseng, mostly known in Cantonese speaking regions as Yan Nei, is a Macau-born singer, based in Hong Kong for much of her career. Her father is Austrian while her mother is Chinese. Her powerful voice and straightforward personality have made her a memorable diva with a career that spans over 4 decades. Her repertoire includes both Cantonese and Mandarin songs. Among her most popular recordings were several duets with Roman Tam, such as the music from the 1982 TVB TV series The Legend of the Condor Heroes. She is the widow of kung fu movie star Alexander Fu Sheng, who died in a 1983 car accident. She and her late husband had no children during his lifetime. They were childless after less than a decade of marriage and she had suffered four miscarriages before the tragedy occurred. However in 1987, Tseng gave birth to a daughter, Melody. Somewhat controversially, she had refused to name the father until October 2012, when she revealed that Fu was Melody's father. It was also revealed that Melody had been conceived via artificial insemination after his death – using Fu's banked sperm. Tseng had gone to the US and gave birth to Melody in secret. Tseng has spoken of her close relationship with her daughter, occasionally referring to her as a 'friend' rather than someone with whom she has a mother-daughter relationship.

Noel Leung


Noel Leung Siu Bing is a Hong Kong actress known for her roles in TVB television. She was the second runner-up in Miss Hong Kong 1990.

Joe Junior


Joe Junior is a popular Hong Kong English pop singer from Hong Kong during the 1960s. He has since been in a number of TVB drama series in the 1990s and 2000s playing older character roles. Joe Junior is his stage name. Regularly appeared on TV music programs as host and as performer. Some of his hits gain great popularity on the chart are: Here's a Heart, Deborah, Voice of Love, The End, I Got To Find a Cupid, .... Rodrigues' family is from Macau and is of Macanese ancestry.

Gaile Lok


Gaile Lai, born Lai Ga Yi on August 22, 1980, better known as Gaile Lok, a famous Hong Kong model, magazine cover girl and an actress. She was born in Macau to a Chinese father and a Vietnamese mother. Gaile studied in the United States. Gaile Lok made her film debut starring in the 2000 romantic film, I Do, and subsequently appeared in another film entitled My Sweetie in 2004. When she made her debut, some Hong Kong entertainment information magazines had compared her likeness to that of Shu Qi, a Taiwanese actress. As of 2006, Gaile was dating Leon Lai, a Hong Kong actor and singer. With this relationship, she became a target of paparazzi and the media. In 2006, a magazine published an article and intimate photographs of her with Leon Lai at the latter's residence, prompting the Hong Kong Actors Guild to protest "irresponsibility" on the part of the magazine. In 2009, even after Hong Kong singer-actor, Leon Lai's secret marriage to Gaile Lok in Las Vegas was exposed recently, the Heavenly King refused to provide further insight to the matter. The Hong Kong media obtained a copy of the couple's wedding certificate two days ago and discovered that Leon's wedding was in fact, held at the grand and prestigious Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Both his trusty manager and assistant acted as the couple's witnesses for the joyous event.

Xian Xinghai


Xian Xinghai was one of the earliest generation of Chinese composers influenced by western classical music and has influenced generations of Chinese musicians. Although he composed in all the major musical forms, he is best known for his Yellow River Cantata upon which the Yellow River Concerto for piano and orchestra is based.

Paul Fong


Paul Fong is an American politician. He is a Democratic California State Assemblymember from the 28th district.

Tony Ayres


Tony Ayres is a Chinese-born Australian screenwriter and director. He is most notable for his award-winning films Walking on Water and The Home Song Stories.

Schellas Hyndman

Soccer Midfielder

Schellas Hyndman is an American former soccer player and manager. He is best-known for his six-year tenure as head coach of FC Dallas in Major League Soccer. Despite having a limited career as a professional athlete, Hyndman is one of the most successful college soccer coaches in American sports history, compiling a 466-122-49 record as the head coach at Southern Methodist University. He was the 1981 NSCAA Coach of the Year.

Cheong U


Cheong U is the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau. Previously he served as the head of Commission Against Corruption of Macau. Born in China, Cheong went to Hou Kong Secondary School and obtained his bachelor's degree in public administration at the University of Macau's National Institute of Public Administration of Portugal and a Master of Public Administration from Zhongshan University in Guangzhou. Cheong was a member of the Second Municipal Council of Macao and held other political titles: ⁕Director of public health and environment of the Municipal Islands Council ⁕appointed member of the Municipal Islands Assembly ⁕Vice-chairman of the Executive Committee of the Municipal Islands Council ⁕member of the Municipal Islands Assembly ⁕Deputy Secretary-general of the Macao Association of Public Administration Prior to the handover Cheong served in China related positions: ⁕Member of the Selection Committee for the first government of MSAR

Wan Yeung-ming


Vincent Wan Yeung Ming is a Hong Kong actor.

Ivy Ho


Ivy Ho Sai-Hong is a Hong Kong screenwriter and film director. Ho's work has received high critical acclaim in Hong Kong. Perry Lam of Muse Magazine wrote, 'As a writer, Ho excels as a miniaturist. Whether they are the mainlanders trying to survive and prosper in Hong Kong in 甜蜜蜜 or the middle-aged school teacher trying to do the right thing in 男人四十, the characters she creates are keenly observed, psychologically acute portraits. Her tone is intimate and confessional. The many piquant details her stories contain give her characters and the movies in which they appear a solid foothold in reality.'

G. E. M. de Ste. Croix


Geoffrey Ernest Maurice de Ste. Croix was a British historian who specialised in examining the classical era from a historical materialist perspective.

Fernando Chui


Fernando Chui Sai On is the current Chief Executive of Macau, he was the Secretary for Social and Cultural Affairs from 1999 to 2009. Chui was born in 1957 to local construction tycoon Chui Tak Seng and Chan Keng Fan, the second son after Chui Sai Cheong. Through his marriage he is related to the late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung, uncle to his wife Winnie Fok Wai-fun.

Clara Law


Clara Law is a Hong Kong Second Wave film director who has now relocated to Australia.

Abraham Razack


Abraham Razack, SBS, JP or Abraham Shek Lai-him for his Chinese name is the member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, representing real estate and construction industry in functional constituencies seats. He is the member of the Alliance in Legco. He graduated from the University of Sydney in Australia. Razack is a businessman and former chief executive of the Land Development Corporation. He is now a non-executive director of the MTR Corporation.

Florinda Chan


Florinda da Rosa Silva Chan is the current Secretary for Administration and Justice and second most senior government official in Macau. Chan was born in Macau in June 1954. She was educated in Macau holding a Master's degree in Business Administration. In July 1993, she attended a one-year programme in Chinese Language and Public Administration in Beijing. She is fluent in various languages including Chinese, Portuguese, English and Italian. She has been with the Macau civil service since 1983 having served in various positions: ⁕Division Chief, Division of Textile Negotiations 1983-1985 ⁕Macau Liaison Office in Brussels ⁕Division Chief, Division of Quotas Control 1987-1995 ⁕Deputy Director of Economic Services Department 1995-1998 ⁕Director of Economic Services Department 1998-1999 ⁕Secretary-general of the Economic Committee 1993 ⁕Secretary to the Presidium of the Center for the Transfer of Productivity and Science and Technology 1998-1999 ⁕member of the Standing Committee of the Consultative Committee for the Basic Law of MSAR ⁕Vice-chairman of the Economic Committee of the Macau Government ⁕Chairman of the General Committee of the Center for the Transfer of Productivity and Science and Technology

Fernando Cheung


Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung is a Hong Kong politician, the vice-chairman of the Labour Party, he is a former member of the Legislative Council. Cheung worked in the United States from 1988, and became a naturalized United States citizen. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990, and worked as a physician. He also served as the head of an Asian rights organization in San Francisco. After he moved back to Hong Kong in 1996, he became a lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He became the vice-convener of Civil Human Rights Front in 2002. He had close relationship with the pro-democrats. He joined the functional constituency of social welfare of the Legislative Council in June, 2004. He defeated Cheung Kwok-chu by a razor-thin 64 votes. After he won the election, he refused to visit Beijing on 30 September 2004 with nine other pro-democratic legislators; choosing to protest on that day for Hong Kong citizens instead. Cheung introduced a motion for the referendum on universal suffrage for the 2007 chief executive elections in Hong Kong. The Chinese government had warned Hong Kong's pro-democracy legislators not to hold a referendum on universal suffrage for 2007/08. After three members of the democratic camp said they would not vote for his motion at the Legislative Council's constitutional affairs panel meeting, he said,

Keith Chan Fai-Young


Keith Chan Fai Young is a renowned Chinese popcomposer,Since 1995, started composing. He has Eason Chan, Miriam Yeung composed many songs such as, for example,Eason Chan's "K歌之王","Shall We Talk",Miriam's "少女的祈禱"these songs are very popular,Other popular songs with Jacky Cheung and Anita Mui chorus of "相愛很難", Hacken Lee, Kelly Chan chorus of "愛一個人". He composed the song features classical elements added.

Terence Siufay


Terence Siufay is a Chinese singer who has been with the group C-Plus for the past 10 years in Macau. In 2007, he joined Gold Typhoon in Hong Kong. He got the new male singer bronze award from JSG 07 and won the silver award for the song "逼得寵物太緊" with Kary Ng.

Paul Chan


Paul Chan Wai Chi is a Macau politician, graduated from Yuet Wah College, who is the President of New Democratic Macau Association and a member of the Legislative Assembly of Macau. He is one of the three pro-democracy lawmakers in Macau. In 2009, Chan participated in the legislative election in the candidate list led by Antonio Ng, and won the third seat for the Macau democracy camp.

Felipe De Souza


Filipe Clemente de Souza is best known as a race driver. He has competed in the Macau Hotel Fortuna Trophy from 2000 to 2003 with a best finish of fourth in 2003. Since 2003 he has been competing in the Macau Touring Car Championship with a best placing of third in 2009. In 2011 he will compete in the World Touring Car Championship driving for Corsa Motorsport.

Ina Chan Un Chan


Dr. Ina Chan, also known as Ina Chan Un Chan, is a businesswoman and philanthropist in Hong Kong. She is the Chairman of UNIR Management Limited which manages a diverse investment portfolio consisting mainly of hospitality, realty, leisure, retail and transportation businesses. Chan is actively engaged in a wide range of community and charitable causes, as well as a supporter of the development of arts and cultural endeavors. She is the Chairman of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and a member of a number of other charitable organizations. She is also a member of the 10th Guangdong Provincial Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Chan is commonly known as the third wife of Dr. Stanley Ho, a Hong Kong and Macau entrepreneur, and they have three children.

Daniel Tse


Daniel TSE Chi-wai, GBS, CBE, JP is the chair of the University Council of the University of Macau. He was also the member of the Executive Council and Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Tse was born and brought up in Macau. He obtained bachelor degree in Mathematics and master degree in Physics at the Baylor University, and obtained doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He became the President of the Hong Kong Baptist College in 1971 and led it to gain the full university status in 1994. He retried from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2001. He was appointed to the Kowloon City District Board and elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in the in 1985 through an electoral college consisting of members of the Kowloon City District Board in the first Legislative Council election, in which he served until 1991. In 1986, he and Chiu Hin-kwong was appointed by Governor Edward Youde to the Executive Council. During the transition period of the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, he was appointed as an Advisor to the People's Republic of China on Hong Kong Affairs and a member of the Basic Law Consultative Committee, and became a member of the Preparatory Committee for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Daniel Tse was also the member of the ninth and tenth National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference from 1998 to 2008.

Lee Quo-wei


Sir Quo-wei Lee, GBM, CBE, JP, with family roots in Kaiping, Guangdong, China, was a famous businessman in Hong Kong. He has been the director of Hang Seng Bank and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr Lee was also awarded Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute in 2006. Lee was created Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1977, and made a Knight Bachelor in 1988. He was awarded a Grand Bauhinia Medal in 1997. He died 10 August 2013 at a hospital in Hong Kong.

John Robert Morrison

Deceased Person

John Robert Morrison was the second son and third child of Robert Morrison's marriage to Mary Morton. He was a translator, diplomat and missionary in China and the Far East, most closely associated with Canton and Hong Kong. John Robert acted as a translator during the negotiation of the Treaty of Nanking and was appointed the first Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong.

John Hubbard Sturgis


John Hubbard Sturgis was an American architect active in the Boston area. Sturgis was born in Macau, China, the son of the "very intelligent" Russell Sturgis, a wealthy Boston merchant active in the China trade. After attending Boston Latin School, he travelled extensively in Europe when his father became a partner in Barings Bank in London. In England, he studied drawing under artist James K. Colling. In 1858, Sturgis married Frances Anne Codman of Boston, later to be aunt of noted interior designer Ogden Codman, Jr. Their first three years were spent in Surrey, where Sturgis tried an architectural practice, but ended with the death of their first child, Julia, in January 1861. In autumn 1861 Sturgis and his wife returned to Boston, where Sturgis found work at Bryant and Gilman, then the largest architectural firm in Boston. During this time he worked his own practice as well, providing designs for seaside cottages for members of the family and others. Beginning with Sunnywaters in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, for his older brother Russell in 1862, he also designed a home in Cotuit, Massachusetts, for the Charles Russell Codmans, and a seaside house, Land’s End, on Ledge Road, Newport, Rhode Island, for Sam Ward, his father's business associate. This house was later acquired by Edith Wharton, a cousin through the New York Newbolds, and completely reworked by her and Ogden Codman, Jr. for their book, The Decoration of Houses. In 1862 he also thoroughly redesigned the Codman House in Lincoln, Massachusetts for his wife's father.

Ao Man Long


Ao Man Long was the first Secretary for Transport and Public Works of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, from 20 December 1999 to 6 December 2006. On 8 December 2006, Ao was arrested based on a case built by the Macau Commission Against Corruption, making him the highest-ranking official arrested in the history of Macau. Ao had allegedly offered preference in government works projects, and had amassed assets totalling 804 million patacas. On 30 January 2008, Ao was found guilty on 40 counts of bribe-taking, amongst others, and was sentenced to 27 years in prison. Ao was aided and abetted by four family members, who were also jailed for between 10 and 18 years for money laundering. On 31 May 2012, Ao was found guilty of taking bribes of more than 31.9 million patacas, and received a sentence of 29 years in prison. Joseph Lau and Steven Lo are both implicated and have been charged with offering tens of millions in bribes to Ao.

Cheong Kuoc Vá


Cheong Kuoc Vá is the Secretary for Security in Macau. Born in Macau, Cheong joined the Public Security Police Force of Macau upon graduation from Yuet Wah College in 1975. He became a deputy police sergeant in 1982 and in 1989 as section Chief of Immigration Affairs, Immigration Bureau. He furthered his education from 1991-1993 with advanced courses from Security Forces of Macau. He has served in various positions in the police force as: ⁕Deputy Chief of Police Department 1993-1994 ⁕head of the special police division of special police force 1994-1996 ⁕Deputy Chief of the Police 1995-1997 ⁕Chief of the Police 1997-1999 ⁕Deputy Director for the affairs of the Macau Security Forces ⁕Director for the affairs, Macau Security Forces

Bun-Ching Lam


Lam Bun-Ching is a composer, pianist, and conductor. She holds a B.A. degree in piano performance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She obtained a scholarship from the University of California at San Diego, where she studied composition with Bernard Rands, Robert Erickson, Roger Reynolds, and Pauline Oliveros, earning a Ph.D. in 1981. In 1981, she was invited to join the music faculty of the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where she taught until 1986. She has also served as the Jean MacDuff Vaux Composer-in-Residence at Mills College in Oakland, California, and in 1997 she served as a visiting professor of composition at Yale University and at Bennington College in Vermont. Her music has been recorded on the CRI, Tzadik, Nimbus, Koch International Classics, Sound Aspect, and Tellus labels. Lam divides her time between Paris and New York.

João Tamagnini Barbosa

Military officer

João Tamagnini de Sousa Barbosa, commonly known by João Tamagnini Barbosa, or Tamagnini Barbosa, was a Portuguese military officer and politician of the Portuguese First Republic. He served as Minister of Interior, Colonies and Finances during the period known as "New Republic", after the coup d'état of the National Republican Party and the semi-dictatorial government of President/Prime Minister Sidónio Pais, followed by a brief participation in the provisional government of João do Canto e Castro after the assassination of Sidónio Pais. He briefly served as Prime Minister, after João do Canto e Castro, from December 23, 1918 to January 27, 1919. After the May 28, 1926 revolution that installed the Ditadura Nacional regime that would be followed by António de Oliveira Salazar's Estado Novo he served as President of the General Assembly of S.L. Benfica sports club, from 1947 to 1948.

Yut Fei Wong


Yut Fei Wong is an actor.

Henrique de Senna Fernandes


Henrique de Senna Fernandes was a Macanese writer. Born in 1923 as one of 11 siblings to an old Macanese family, whom settled in Macau over 250 years ago, he studied law at the University of Coimbra before becoming a writer. His work, written in Portuguese, evokes the atmosphere of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s in the territory. Often focussing on the lives of characters of mixed racial origins, like the author himself, his work represents a unique viewpoint on the evolution of the territory in the twentieth century. Besides writing he was a teacher and director at the Pedro Nolasco Commercial School. From 1998 to 2009 he was resident of the General Assembly of CAM, operator of Macau International Airport. In 2006 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Macau and Medal of Cultural Merit in 2001.

Francis Tam


Francis Tam Pak Yuen is the Secretariat for Economy and Finance. Tam has held the position since 1999.

Lau Cheok Va


Lau Cheok Vá is a Macanese politician, serving as the President of the Legislative Assembly of Macau. He is also currently serving as Deputy to the 11th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, Vice-President of Macao Federation of Trade Unions and President of Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission. Previously he served as Vice-President of the Legislative Assembly from 1999 until 2009.

Wong Chan Tong


Wong Chan Tong is a civil servant in Macau and the current Director under the Secretariat for Transport and Public Works and works for Lau Si Io. He was former head of the Industry, Construction and External Trade Statistics Department of the Macau Statistics and Census Services.

Edward Tang


Edward Tang is a screenwriter and film producer.

Ho Chio Meng


Ho Chio Meng is the first and current Prosecutor General of the Public Prosecutions Office of the Macau Special Administrative Region, having been appointed in 1999, and re-appointed in 2004 and 2009. Ho is also the President of the Macau Public Prosecutors Commission, President of the Macau Justice and Prosecution Society, and Honorary President of the Macau Juridical and Economic Authority. Ho's ancestors moved to Macau from Panyu, Guangdong Province, in 1824, and he belongs to the fifth-generation of his family to have lived in the enclave. He was born in Macau, and, as a child, he moved with his family to Mainland China in 1958, where he remained for the next three decades.

Elaine Ho


Elaine Ho is an actor.

Yondani Butt


Yondani C. C. Butt is an orchestral conductor. He was born in Macao of Chinese parentage. He studied music at Indiana University and the University of Michigan. He also has a PhD in chemistry, on which subject he has published numerous research papers, particularly on polyene photochemistry. As founder of Symphonie Canadiana, he has led the orchestra on major tours throughout North America. Since 1983, he has held the position of Resident Conductor of the Victoria International Festival. Butt has recorded and performed in the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Europe. He has led the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, the American Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic of Canada, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Mexico, Singapore Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Japan Gunma Symphony and Het Gelders Orkest, amongst many others. Works he has recorded included the First Symphony of Mahler, the Glazunov Third, the Saint-Saëns Second, and much more. He received the MRA Gramophone Award in 1986 and 1995.

Stephen Shin

Film story contributor

Stephen Shin is a film producer, director and screenwriter.

Kuan Hsin-chi


Kuan Hsin Chi is chairman of the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He retired in 2006 but continues to teach political science part-time. He was chairman of the Hong Kong Civic Party from its foundation in 2006 until 2011. Kuan, affectionately known as "Ah Gwan", was born in Macau and graduated from Yuet Wah College there. After gaining his Ph.D. degree from Munich University in 1972, he planned to take up teaching in Taiwan but was invited to teach at CUHK instead, where he spent his entire academic career until retirement. During his 33-year career, as well as teaching political science Kuan was also Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University Dean of Students. Currently, he is the Director of the Universities Service Centre and a member of the University Council. His main research interests are political and legal culture and development, comparative politics, research methodology, political parties, and development of political science. He is one of the most widely respected scholars in Hong Kong. He has always believed that full democracy is the only way to rebuild Hong Kong. Thinking that today's political parties are insufficient to achieve this aim, he helped found the Civic Party, drawings its members from Legco legislators of the Article 45 Concern Group.

José Lai


José Lai Hung-seng is the current Roman Catholic Bishop of Macau, the first born in the diocese and the second Chinese bishop. He was appointed on 23 January 2001 Coadjutor and succedeed on 30 June 2003. Lai was born in Macau and attended St. Joseph's Seminary and Church before going to Portugal for further studies at Diocesan Seminary of Leiria from 1967 to 1971 and to Grottaferrata.

Fátima Choi


Fátima Choi Mei Lei MSc, BSc was a Commissioner of Audit in Macau. Born in Macao. Choi obtained a Master of Science degree in statistics and Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Essex. She was Assistant and assistant researcher in Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1985 to 1986. She Joined the statistics and census department of the Macau Government. Choi held other positions in the local government: ⁕senior technician ⁕department chief of social affairs and accountants 1991-1995 ⁕Deputy Director 1995-1997 ⁕Director 1997-1999 Choi was the first Chinese official at director's level after localization in Macau prior to the handover.

Doming Lam


Doming Ngok-pui Lam was born in Macau in 1926. He studied music in Toronto and Los Angeles. He travels extensively around the world for all sorts of international conferences, seminars, workshops, festivals and Rostrums, in order to maintain his sensitivity and knowledge in the music world. During 1964-94, he served actively in Hong Kong as a composer, conductor, lecturer, journalist, protector of performing rights, promoter of music exchanges in both Asia and around the globe. His objective in writing music is to create modern Chinese music by applying avantgarde technique on traditional roots. His thoughts have influenced many of his contemporaries and young composers. In the 1999 Culture Day, Lam was named one of the five Asian composing masters by the music circle in Tokyo. Lam is the first Macau born composer to be included in the prestigious Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Lam was named Honorary Member of the International Society for Contemporary Music at its World Music Days in Hong Kong in 2007.

Lau Si Io


Lau Si Io is a civil servant in Macau and the current Secretariat for Transport and Public Works since 2007.

Chon Kit Leong


Leong Chon Kit in Macau is a football player who plays as a Goalkeeper. He currently plays for PSP Macau in the Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol.

Chia Tang


Chia Tang is a film director and actor.

Clementina Leitão

Deceased Person

Clementina Leitao was the wife of Stanley Ho.

Sean Tarjoto


Sean Tarjoto is an actor.

Raquel Dias


Raquel Dias is an actress.

Augusto Rocha

Football player

Augusto Francisco Rocha is a former Portuguese footballer who played as a forward.

Pedro Marçal


Pedro Marçal is a Portuguese fencer. He competed in the individual foil event at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Kuok Io Keong


Kuok Io Keong born 12 April 1976 in Macau is best known as a race driver. He has raced in the Macau and Asian Touring Car Championships and will race for Corsa Motorsport in the final round of the 2011 World Touring Car Championship.

Dinis Ferreira


Dinis Ferreira is the son of Margarida Vila-Nova.

Ho Ven On


Ho Ven On is a former civil servant in Macau and served as Assistant Secretary for Administration, Education and Youth during Portuguese rule of Macau. He was one a few local Chinese in the senior ranks of the civil service in Macau.

Kwong Yeu-Ting

Visual Artist

Francisco "O Baby" Rosario

Football player