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Iec Long Firecracker Factory

Although Taipa Village was originally a fishing settlement, it was also once an important hub for the firecracker industry. At one point, Macau was home to five fireworks factories, creating many job opportunities for local residents. By the 1980s, however, fireworks production began to slow in Macau as workers left in search of more lucrative jobs and safer working conditions. The Iec Long Firecracker Factory in Taipa Village was established in 1925 and closed down in 1984.  It is the best preserved industrial heritage site in Macau and stands today as a reminder of the village’s manufacturing past.

The Iec Long Firecracker Factory site is currently opened to the public, following the completion of the first phase of the historic building’s renovation.

A 400-metre wooden walkway enables visitors to take a look at various buildings across the revitalised area, such as those used for fuse glueing and firecracker crimping as well as storehouses, ponds and a waterway.  The whole Iec Long Firecracker Factory site covers around 25,000 square metres.

The revitalised area’s entrance, where three buildings have been repaired, is located next to Chun Su Mei (“Pine Tree Tail”) Community Centre. One of the three buildings is used as a visitor information centre and a souvenir shop, while another is used as an exhibition hall showcasing the history of Macao’s firecracker industry and the Iec Long Firecracker Factory. Meanwhile, the remaining one, which has yet to open, is slated to be used as a café.

Admission to the revitalised area is free. While the walkway is open daily from 6 am to 7 pm, the two restored buildings are open daily from 10 am to 7 pm.


  • Opening Hours

    6 am – 7 pm (wooden walkway)

    10 am – 7 pm (exhibition hall)

  • Location

    Rua de Fernão Mendes Pinto, Taipa
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