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Exclusive interview with Paul Hilton, 2016 wildlife photographer of the year

A conversation with world-famous photojournalist, who focuses on global environmental and conservation issues and has worked with Greenpeace International​, WildAid​, Hong Kong Shark Foundation 香港護鯊會​ and many more.

13 Oct, 2016

Live poultry imports will permanently cease in Macau

Live poultry imports will cease permanently due to concerns over the bird flu virus. The decision was announced by the secretary for administration and justice, Sonia Chan. From now on, Macau will only have frozen chicken, though it will be necessary to issue permits for the suppliers. The decision follows the discovery of the H7N9 influenza virus in a sample from a wholesale market. On average, 8,000 live poultry are imported everyday from China to Macau.

13 Oct, 2016

Macau’s population increases 17.8 per cent since 2011

Macau´s population reached 650,900 in August this year. Population increased 17.8 per cent since 2011 according to Statistics and Census Service. in the last five years. The youth population (0-14) amounted to 12 per cent of the total city population. Residents aged 65 or above represent 9.1 per cent. Macau has more females (336,800) than … Continue reading "Macau’s population increases 17.8 per cent since 2011"

13 Oct, 2016

The government has announced 1,000 road works will take place in 2017

The government has announced 1,000 road works will take place in 2017. Almost 70% of the road works will be in the Macau peninsula. Some of the road works will take up to 3 years. These roadworks will improve the sewage, electricity, water and flyovers systems. The government has set out special measures to reduce … Continue reading "The government has announced 1,000 road works will take place in 2017"

13 Oct, 2016

Live poultry sales in Macau have been suspended due to bird flu

Municipal authorities ordered the killing of 10,000 chickens and pigeons imported from mainland China. The decision was taken after discovering the H7 strain of the avian influenza virus (AIV) in the supply market. None of the affected poultry were delivered to municipal markets. Live poultry sales were also banned in February and June of 2016 … Continue reading "Live poultry sales in Macau have been suspended due to bird flu"

13 Oct, 2016

Traffic conditions will improve in 5 to 10 years

Macau Secretary for Transports and Public Works Raimundo do Rosário announced traffic conditions will improve in 5 to 10 years. Until then… Road works will be worse in 2017 due to electricity improvements. The Taipa jetfoil terminal will open in the second semester of 2017. The Taipa light rail train will be start operations in … Continue reading "Traffic conditions will improve in 5 to 10 years"

13 Oct, 2016

The 19th edition of Lusofonia festival held in the Taipa Houses-Museum

The 19th edition of Lusofonia festival was held in the Taipa Houses-Museum. The three-day event brought together art groups from the Portuguese-speaking communities. Music and dance performances were put on by the art groups. Gastronomy from the participant countries was one of the highlights of the festival. Activities for children were also on offer. One … Continue reading "The 19th edition of Lusofonia festival held in the Taipa Houses-Museum"

13 Oct, 2016

Macau’s new central library

The Old Courthouse in Praia Grande will be transformed into Macau’s new central library. The Courthouse was built in 1951 and has been vacant since the beginning of the century. Its construction will cost approximately MOP 900 million (US$ 112 million) 30and may start in 2019. A tender for its design is scheduled to be … Continue reading "Macau’s new central library"

13 Oct, 2016

Halloween has arrived in Macau

A Zombie Walk was held last Saturday. Zombies from the Korean zombie movie “Train to Busan” came to life and invaded the historic neighborhood of St. Lazarus. The event was held to promote awareness of eye health and a fundraising was also held for Orbis.30

13 Oct, 2016

Street performers in Macau to become legal

Starting on November 11, Macau government will allow street performers to showcase their talents on the street. Three areas have been designated: Green Taipa Houses, Mount Fortress, Anim’Arte Nam Van. 18 years is the minimum age to perform and the artists will need legal permission.26

13 Oct, 2016