CULTURE

Iec Long Firework Factory

益隆炮竹廠


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 1926 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.

LOCATION

Rua de Fernão Mendes Pinto, Taipa