Mr Hoffman Ma, who bought Michael’s first rhinestone glove for $350,000 at auction last weekend, will take it to Macau where it will be presented to the public in a specially built shrine in the lobby of the casino resort Ponte 16. “MJ’s distinctive musical sound, vocal style and choreography inspired numerous pop, rock, R&B and hip hop artists,” said Hoffman Ma of Success Universe Group, who has teamed up with Macau gaming tycoon Stanley Ho in the Ponte 16 venture.
“We aim to create a rendezvous to reminisce this great performer of the 20th century,” Ma added.
Ponte 16 also bought nine other items that were owned by Michael which will also be housed in the ‘MJ Gallery’ including a signed drawing of Charlie Chaplin, a pair of acrylic tube socks, a zombie shirt which Michael wore in the video of ‘Thriller’ and a platinum record awarded for the album ‘Bad’.
“These precious items can revitalize MJ’s legendary career to all his fans, providing them another place to house MJ memorabilia besides the Neverland Ranch in California,” the resort said in a statement.