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Macao Island municipality Provisional Flag

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[Provisional flag of the Islands Municipality] image by Antonio Martins

See also:

Câmara Municipal dx Ilhas - Provisória

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. The Islands Municipality new flag changed the background from orange to green (though I know I've seen the old emblem on green also) and kept the previous sun, fish and triangles motive (inattentive of its Christian symbolism). This is now placed on a large lotus emblem from the Macao SAR flag, and a golden scroll bellow, also, similar to the previous flag, read in Portuguese and Chinese "Islands Provisional Municipal Chamber".
Antonio Martins, 16 August 2001

The Provisional Islands flag (the green one) flies at the Headquarters of the Council and municipal markets at weekdays.
C.U. Chan, 24 February 2001

Municipal Emblem
[Municipal emblem] image by Antonio Martins

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.