The new flags of Macau follow the previous ones with an interesting balance of
change and non-change: They both show emblems on a plain background, and the
emblems themselves are elegant developments of the respective ancestor. Macao
City's new flag is also blue, showing a symbol that replaces the angels with
doves, supporting a key where the old emblem had the Portuguese shield of arms.
The key includes the lotus emblem from the Macao SAR flag and there is a ribbon
bellow all (though it seems not to bear any inscription). Antonio Martins, 16 August 2001
The municipal flags of Macau is that the Provisional Macau flag flies at
municipal markets and some parks in the Macau Peninsula on Sundays C.U. Chan, 24 February 2001
Municipal Emblem image by Antonio
Editorial Note: The provision of the law governing this flag and emblem was
effective 20 December 1999 and was to expire on 31 December 2001 when the
Provisional Municipal Council of Macao and the Provisional Municipal Council of
the Islands would be replaced by the Institute of Civic and Municipal affairs.