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Taipa
Taipa
is an island in Macau, presently united by an artificial landfill to the island of Coloane. Administratively, Taipa
Taipa
constitutes a freguesia (civil parish) named Freguesia
Freguesia
de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

Contents

1 Geography 2 The names of Taipa 3 Education

3.1 Primary and secondary schools 3.2 Colleges and universities 3.3 Public libraries

4 Tourism 5 Infrastructures 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Geography[edit] Taipa
Taipa
is 2.5 kilometres (1.6 miles) from Macau
Macau
Peninsula and east of the Lesser Hengqin
Hengqin
Island
Island
of Zhuhai, Guangdong
Guangdong
Province. Macau International Airport, University of Macau, Macau
Macau
Jockey Club and Macau
Macau
Stadium are situated in Taipa.

Area: 6.33 square kilometres (2.44 sq mi) (1.5 by 3.5 kilometres (0.93 by 2.17 miles)) Population: 70,000

Most Chinese settlement of Taipa
Taipa
occurred during the Southern Song Dynasty, while the Portuguese occupied the island in 1851. Prior to land reclamation, Taipa
Taipa
consisted of two islands: Greater Taipa
Taipa
and Lesser Taipa. The 159.1-metre (522.0-foot) Big Taipa
Taipa
Hill (大氹山) is to the east, and Small Taipa
Taipa
Hill (小氹山) to the west. Central Taipa
Taipa
is a plain as a result of siltation and land reclamation. Initially Taipa was connected to Coloane
Coloane
Island
Island
only by the Estrada do Istmo (路氹連貫公路); but the area called Cotai, built on reclaimed land from 2004 and which is home to mega-resorts, casinos, and convention and exhibition centers, has now connected the two islands into one piece of land. Taipa
Taipa
is connected to peninsular Macau
Macau
by Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge, Friendship Bridge and the Sai Van Bridge. Taipa
Taipa
is predominantly a growing residential area with many new apartment complexes, mostly up-scale, under construction as of 2006[update]. As a new town of Macau, Taipa
Taipa
has better city planning than Macau
Macau
Peninsula; however, many people choose to live in Macau Peninsula since most of the famous schools are located there.[citation needed] The names of Taipa[edit] In Cantonese, Taipa
Taipa
has been known by many names over time, including 龍環 (Lung Waan, meaning "Dragon Ring"), 雞頸 (Gai Geng, "Chicken's neck"), 潭仔 (Taam Jai, "Pool"), and 龍頭環 (Lung Tau Waan, "Dragon's-Head Ring"). The Portuguese and English name "Taipa" comes from the Chinese pronunciation of 氹仔 in Min Nan
Min Nan
/tiap-á/ (similar to "tiamp-a") then became "Taipa"[citation needed]. The putonghua pinyin for 氹仔 is dàngzǎi, and this is how the island is referred to in Mandarin. Both the character 氹 and the alternative form 凼 mean cesspit, but are obsolete in modern Chinese, and only used in relation to Taipa
Taipa
and the Macau- Taipa
Taipa
Bridge (澳氹大桥 àodàng dàqiáo). The character 氹, or 凼, is often missing from mobile phone and computer input systems. Another version according to legend, comes from an exchange between early Portuguese settlers on Taipa
Taipa
and local Chinese settlers. The Portuguese asked the Chinese the name (nome in Portuguese) of the place. The Chinese settlers were local grocery shopkeepers and spoke no Portuguese, but took the Portuguese nome for the Chinese 糯米, "sticky rice", which is pronounced similar to nome in Cantonese. Thinking the Portuguese settlers were asking if they sold sticky rice, the Chinese responded with "大把," pronounced "daai ba" in Cantonese, meaning "a lot." The Portuguese, hearing the response, took this to be the name of the place. There is, however, no historical evidence to support this story. "Taipa" is also what the Portuguese call the clay-mud, rammed into moulds, used to build mud houses in Portugal
Portugal
in times gone by, in recent times referred to as Rammed Earth. It is also worth noting that, as the great majority of the population in Taipa
Taipa
and Macau
Macau
is Chinese, however there is a growing community of expatriates living in Taipa
Taipa
who work at the Casinos on the Cotai Strip. Most people refer to this island by its Cantonese
Cantonese
name, "Tamzai", and most taxi drivers and bus drivers will not understand if asked how to go to "Taipa." Education[edit]

Escola Luso-Chinesa da Taipa
Taipa
(氹仔中葡學校)

Primary and secondary schools[edit] Public preschool and primary school:

Escola Luso-Chinesa da Taipa
Taipa
(氹仔中葡學校) - Preschool and primary school[1]

Private tuition-free primary and secondary schools:

Macau
Macau
Anglican College - Preschool through secondary[2] Escola Cáritas de Macau
Macau
(明愛學校) - Special
Special
education[3] Escola Dom João Paulino
Escola Dom João Paulino
- Preschool and primary school[4] Fong Chong School of Taipa[5] (Escola Fong Chong da Taipa; 氹仔坊眾學校) - Preschool through senior secondary school[6] Hou Kong Middle School Macau
Macau
Affiliated English School (濠江中學附屬英才學校)[7] Macau
Macau
Pooi To Middle School (zh) Taipa
Taipa
Elementary School Branch (澳培道中學氹仔小學分校)[8] Pui Va Middle School (zh)[9] (Escola Secundária Pui Va; 培華中學) - Preschool through secondary school[10] Macau
Macau
Sam Yuk Middle School - Primary and secondary school[11] Affiliated School of the University of Macau (zh) (Escola de Aplicação Anexa à Universidade de Macau; 澳門大學附屬應用學校) - Preschool through secondary[12]

Private non-free primary and secondary schools:

The International School of Macao
The International School of Macao
- Located in Block K of the Macau University of Science and Technology - Preschool through secondary[13] School of the Nations - Preschool through secondary and special education[14]

Colleges and universities[edit] Macau
Macau
University of Science and Technology (MUST) and City University of Macau
Macau
are located in Taipa.[15][16] University of Macau
Macau
(UM), on Hengqin
Hengqin
Island, is connected to Taipa. Public libraries[edit] The parish has two public libraries operated by the Macao Public Library system. Taipa
Taipa
Library (Biblioteca da Taipa; 氹仔圖書館), which began trial operations on 15 April 2015 and opened officially on 1 September of that year, occupies 2,200 square feet (200 m2) of space in the basement of Taipa
Taipa
Central Park (Parque Central da Taipa; 氹仔中央公園). Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Taipa
Taipa
(Biblioteca de Wong Ieng Kuan da Taipa; 氹仔黃營均圖書館) occupies 1,080 square metres (11,600 sq ft) of space on the second and third floors of Hei Loi Tang Plaza (喜來登廣場). The library, which had its construction funded with donations from the Wong Ieng Kuan Foundation (Fundação Wong Ieng Kuan; 黃營均基金會), opened on January 2005.[17]

Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Taipa

Taipa
Taipa
Library

Tourism[edit]

Night view of the Old bridge

Ponte de Amizade
Ponte de Amizade
and the HK- Macau
Macau
Ferry Terminal

Altira Macau Cunha Street Macau
Macau
Olympic Aquatic Centre Macau
Macau
Stadium Museum of Taipa
Taipa
and Coloane
Coloane
History Taipa
Taipa
Houses–Museum

Religious

Pou Tai Un Temple (菩提園 or 菩提襌院): named after bodhi tree Kun Yam
Kun Yam
Temple (觀音岩) Tin Hau Temple (天后宮) Sam Po Temple (三婆廟): dedicated to the elder sister of Tin Hau Pak Tai
Pak Tai
Temple (北帝廟): dedicated to the Taoist God of the North Four-faced Buddha (四面佛): purchased from Thailand
Thailand
in 1985 Church of Our Lady of Carmel (嘉模聖母教堂): Catholic
Catholic
church

Other

Macau
Macau
Jockey Club Taipa
Taipa
Fort (砲台)

Infrastructures[edit]

Macau
Macau
International Airport Macau
Macau
Refuse Incineration Plant

See also[edit]

Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal
Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal
— served by Cotai
Cotai
Jet — operates hydrofoil services to Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
SAR List of islands and peninsulas of Macau

References[edit]

^ "Escola Luso-Chinesa da Taipa." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Largo Governador Tagmanini Barbosa, S/N, Taipa" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 仔巴波沙總督前地" ^ "Colégio Anglicano de Macau." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Avenida Padre Tomás Pereira, No,109-117, Taipa" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 北安徐日昇寅公馬路109-117號" ^ "Escola Cáritas de Macau." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Rua Cidade de Lisboa, n. os 299, 371 e 387, Taipa" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 氹仔里斯本街299、371、387號" ^ "Escola Dom João Paulino." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Avenida de Carlos da Maia, s/n, Taipa" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 嘉路士米耶大馬路" ^ Home. Fong Chong School of Taipa. Retrieved on April 11, 2017. ^ "Escola Fong Chong da Taipa." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Rua da Chaves" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 沙維士街" ^ "濠江中學各校部通訊." Hou Kong Middle School Macau. Retrieved on April 11, 2017. "濠江中學附屬英才學校 地址:氹仔成都街" ^ Home. Macau
Macau
Pooi To Middle School (zh) Taipa
Taipa
Elementary School Branch (澳培道中學氹仔小學分校). Retrieved on April 11, 2017. ^ Home. Pui Va Middle School. Retrieved on April 11, 2017. ^ "Escola Secundária Pui Va." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Rua Dois do Oceano Garden, no. 90, Edifício Oceano Garden, Taipa" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 海洋花園第二街90號" ^ "Escola Secundária Sam Yuk de Macau." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Rua do Colegio, Taipa" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 氹仔學院路" ^ "Escola de Aplicação Anexa à Universidade de Macau." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Ru de Tai Lin, Taipa" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 澳門氹仔大連街BT-34地段" ^ "Escola Internacional de Macau." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "AVENIDA WAI LONG, TAIPA, UNIVERSIDADE DE CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA DE MACAU, BLOCO K" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 偉龍馬路澳門科技大學K座" ^ "Escola das Nações." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Rua do Minho, Taipa" - Chinese profile: "學校地址: 米尼奧街" ^ Home. Macau
Macau
University of Science and Technology. Retrieved on January 17, 2017. Click "Contact" which reveals: "Address: Avenida Wai Long,Taipa,Macau" ^ Home. City University of Macau. Retrieved on January 17, 2017. "Avenida Padre Tomás Pereira Taipa, Macau" ^ "Branch Libraries." Macao Public Library. Retrieved on April 16, 2017. Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Taipa.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Taipa.

Heritage on Taipa Satellite image of Taipa
Taipa
by Google Maps

Places adjacent to Taipa

Freguesia
Freguesia
de São Lázaro Freguesia
Freguesia
da Sé Pearl River / Islands District

Xiangzhou District

Freguesia
Freguesia
de Nossa Senhora do Carmo

South China
China
Sea

Cotai
Cotai
Landfill Zone South China
China
Sea

v t e

Taipa
Taipa
( Freguesia
Freguesia
de Nossa Senhora do Carmo)

Schools

Macau
Macau
Anglican College Escola Dom João Paulino Fong Chong School of Taipa Hou Kong Middle School Macau
Macau
Affiliated English School International School of Macao Macau
Macau
Pooi To Middle School Pui Va Middle School Macao Sam Yuk Middle School School of the Nations Affiliated School of the University of Macau

Transport

Macau
Macau
International Airport Taipa
Taipa
Temporary Ferry Terminal

Landmarks

Altira Macau Church of Our Lady of Carmel Cunha Street Macau
Macau
Olympic Aquatic Centre Macau
Macau
Stadium Museum of Taipa
Taipa
and Coloane
Coloane
History Taipa
Taipa
Houses–Museum

University of Macau, previously in Taipa, is now on Hengqin
Hengqin
Island
Island
in a Macau-exclusive zone

v t e

Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau
(Freguesias of Macau)

Freguesias

Macau
Macau
Peninsula

N. Sra. de Fátima Sto. António S. Lázaro Sé S. Lourenço

Taipa
Taipa
and Coloane

N. Sra. do Carmo S. Francisco Xavier

Other zones

Cotai Macau
Macau
New Urban Zone University of Macau

Hengqin

Defunct subdivisions

Municipality of Macau Municipality of das Ilhas

Defunct territories

Lapa, Dom João, and Montanha

Note: The freguesias are purely symbolic there are no political administrative subdivisions in Macau
Macau
after the formation of Instituto para os Assuntos Cívicos e Municipais in 2002.

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