Madeira island news and views.
The South Korean ambassador to Lisbon, Chung Eui-min and his wife recently visited Madeira where they met with Dr. Alberto João Jardim, the president of Madeira. They had been to Madeira previously but this time they were bidding their farewell, as the ambassador’s term comes to an end and he is returning home to await a new assignment. Being keen golfers, him and his wife took some time off to enjoy a round of golf at the fabulous Palheiro Golf course. They were accompanied by Byung Goo Kang, the ambassador’s political advisor.
The Technical Department for the Integration and Training and Protected Employment for the Handicapped, visited Palheiro Golf as part of their social and cultural programme. The pupils very rarely have the opportunity of trying out such a sport, and the experiment showed considerable potential.
O atelier MSB-Arquitectura e Planeamento mereceu um destaque na capa da revista de artes “Espaço & Design” pelo projecto Casa Walworth.
Esta moradia encontra-se no Palheiro Ferreiro – Ilha da Madeira – voltada para a baía do Funchal onde a luz é mais abundante e com as áreas de jardins priveligiadas.
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MSB-Arquitectura e Planeamento – www.msb-arquitectos.net
21 to 24 February
The Carnival festivities are, in themselves, an important tourist poster for the region, bringing out the cultural features of the people of Madeira, with all of their happiness, spontaneity and friendliness. (More)
13th Madeira International Gymnastics Tournament
27 February to 1 March
For the 13th time, the Madeira Gymnastics Association (Associação de Ginástica da Madeira) is organising the Madeira International Gymnastics Tournament, considered by many to be one of the best in the world. One special feature is that it is the only tournament that brings together simultaneous competitions in two different sports: Men’s Artistic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics. (More)
Madeira Islands Open Moves to Porto Santo
The 2009 edition of the “Madeira Islands Open” will have a new home at the Seve Ballesteros-designed Porto Santo Golfe. Built on a unique site on the island of Porto Santo, Porto Santo Golfe is a stunning piece of golf course architecture that stretches up and through the island’s cliffs. (More)
Long Distance Triathlon ? National Championship and Iberian Cup
On 1 March 2009, Porto Santo Island will host the 1st Porto Santo Long Distance Triathlon, where the National Long Distance Triathlon Championship and the first stage of the Iberian Long Distance Triathlon Cup will be held. (More)
3rd Porto Santo Colombo Marathon
The third edition of the Colombo Marathon at Porto Santo shall take place on 7 March. This event shall be held over a simply breathtaking course, on an island of rare beauty, and shall provide a healthy and alluring week as well as the possibility to take part in a great sporting event. (More)
BLANDY TRAVEL wins award
Blandy Travel has been awarded the prize of best travel agency in Portugal in 2008 by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). (More)
Palheiro Village wins two prizes
“Homes Overseas” gave the private Palheiro Village development its Gold Award for the Best Development in Portugal, and its Silver Award for the Best Fractional Ownership Scheme. (More)
Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer in the world
FIFA (the International Federation of Association Football) has crowned the Portuguese international footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player in the world in 2008. (More)
Swedish tourist visits the Madeira Islands for the 52nd time
The Regional Secretariat of Tourism and Transport has paid tribute to Swedish tourist Kjell Bergtsson because he has visited the Madeira Islands on holiday more than 50 times. (More)
The Destination of Madeira continues with its promotional activities
In February, the Madeira Official Tourism Board (Direcção Regional do Turismo da Madeira) will, in partnership with the Madeira Promotion Bureau (APM), continue to attend the main international tourism trade fairs as a way of reinforcing the Madeira Islands as a tourist destination. (More)