Ainda a propósito da «Exposição Industrial e Feira de Macau», inaugurada em 7 de Novembro de 1926 (1), recupero duas fotos e informações do panfleto turístico: “A Visitors´Handbook to Romantic Macao” de 1928. (2)

A lagoa que ficava sensivelmente á frente onde hoje está a entrada do Templo Kum Iam na Avenida Coronel Mesquita e  atrás vê-se a Ilha Verde.

Commerce and Enterprice
 “ … Few commercial establishments in Macao can claim great age and this is surprising in a view of the length of time during the Portugueses have possessed Macao. All the old firms have passed out of existence. Notable exceptions are the firm  of Messrs. N. T. Fernandes & Sons, printers and publishers, founded in 1855, and kept open ever since, and A. A. de Mello, established 1840, shipping merchants and commission agents.
Fresh commercial opportunities arise almost daily and new concerns are added to the list of merchants and traders from time to time  and there are fortunes still to be made in this distant outpost of Portugal´s far-flung colonial empire. … (…)”

O pavilhão de exposição da MELCO na Feira Industrial de 1926

Industries and trade
“… The electric industry has probably more than any other contributed to the well-being of the colony by supplying what was essential for the development of Macao. The Macao Electric Company was established in 1910 and since that day the progresso of Macao has been rapid.
Of Industry and Trade at Macao there is much for us to note. It was as a trading centre that Macao was founded; as such it shall always continue to exist. At a time when the activities of the nation were exclusively maritime the Portuguese devoted themselves wholly to the conduct of merchandise in Lusitanian vessels, and reaped their meet reward… (…)
… Macao is greater fishing port than any on the China cost, and preserved fish from Macao follows the Chinese the world over. Its cement factory led to the establishment of na importante company at Hong Kong. From Macao the Portuguese in the old days sent Orange and tea plants to Portugal and Brazil, the former now established in California and Spain has given rise to a thriving industry. Macao fire-crackers have attained a reputation that in world-wide; and at Macao in Chinese received their first  lessons in many foreign industries and customs. In many other ways too has Macao contributed to European prestige in China and to the development of commerce and industry in this part of the world….(…).