Social Affairs

Macau typhoon

Year’s 1st No. 1 typhoon signal hoisted

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau hoisted this year’s first No.1 typhoon signal at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. It was heading north toward the eastern coast of Guangdong province at about 20 kilometres per hour.

12 Jun, 2017

macau disabled cheated

400 disabled cheated out of RMB 2.7 million

About 400 disabled people from the mainland and Hong Kong have been cheated out of about RMB 2.7 million yuan (MOP 3.2 million), the Judiciary Police said over the weekend.

12 Jun, 2017

MacauPay mobile payment

Macau Pass introduces “MacauPay” mobile payment

The company launched the mobile app “MacauPay” which generates QR codes to be scanned with a point of sale (POS) machine or other devices by the cashier.

9 Jun, 2017

Macau UNESCO

Culture chief vows to comply with UNESCO suggestions

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Paris said it “regrets the lack of progress with the completion of the [government's] Management Plan, which was due for submission by 1 February 2015."

8 Jun, 2017

Vasco Fong Man Chong

Privacy chief Vasco Fong Man Chong resignation confirmed

The Personal Data Protection Office (GPDP) said Tuesday its director Vasco Fong Man Chong has handed his resignation to Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On.

7 Jun, 2017

Taipa Ferry terminal shops

Taipa ferry terminal shops to open in September

Shops at the new Taipa Ferry Terminal in Pac On will open in September, according to the Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA), while no opening date has yet been set for the terminal’s food court

7 Jun, 2017

Health Bureau probes 3 clinics for illegal IVF service

The Health Bureau (SSM) said on Monday that three private clinics were suspected of having provided in vitro fertilisation (IVF) services without a licence.

6 Jun, 2017

Macau security

Govt expects reports on casino security ‘in a week’

Leong said the government hoped that the six gaming operators will submit their proposals to the bureau and the police in a week as to what measures they will take to enhance security in their casinos.

6 Jun, 2017

Macau cash handouts

Annual cash handouts start next month

The government will start to distribute its annual “wealth-sharing” cash handouts to residents from early next month, Executive Council (ExCo) spokesman Leong Heng Teng has announced.

5 Jun, 2017

Small crowd attends June 4 vigil

A small crowd attended the annual June 4 candlelight vigil organised by grassroots lawmakers Au Kam San and Ng Kuok Cheong in Largo do Senado on Sunday.

5 Jun, 2017

Taipa Ferry Terminal

Taipa terminal to open without shops tomorrow

The Taipa Ferry Terminal in Pac On will start operating at 6 a.m. on Thursday as its three ferry operators will transfer all sailings from the adjacent Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal to the new terminal.

31 May, 2017

People’s Liberation Army Macau Garrison

Macau government and the People’s Liberation Army to hold joint summer camp

The local government and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Macau Garrison will jointly organise a summer camp for local university students for the first time, the Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) said in a statement.

31 May, 2017

Chinese-Portuguese training center

University of Macau opens Chinese-Portuguese training center

University of Macau opens Chinese-Portuguese training center that includes a language and culture exhibition room, a reception room and a general office.

29 May, 2017

Belt and Road scholarship

Government sets up “Belt and Road” scholarship

The Macau Foundation (FM) has launched a Belt and Road (B&R) scholarship for residents to study for degree courses in a number of countries along the B&R Initiative, the public institution said in a statement on Sunday.

29 May, 2017

taxi fares

Transport chief backs taxi fares hike

Transport Bureau (DSAT) Director Lam Hin San said on Thursday that the bureau agreed to raise the city’s taxi fares, proposing the flagfall be increased and the distance for incremental charges be shortened.

26 May, 2017

Roulette City

Macau film ‘Roulette City’ gets China distribution

Filmed in Macau, “Roulette City”, written and directed by Singaporean Thomas Lim, will be distributed on pay-per-view streaming in mainland China from June 8.

26 May, 2017

high-speed rail linked to Macau

National high-speed railway link to Macau possible

A railway engineer from the mainland said in Macau it is possible that the national high-speed railway network will ultimately be connected to Macau.

24 May, 2017

Macau's visitors April 2017

April visitors rise 11 percent to 2.7 million

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose 11 percent year on year to 2.74 million, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Tuesday.

24 May, 2017

Civil Protection Operation Centre

Government sets up new civil protection centre

The government opened its new Civil Protection Operations Centre at the Immigration Department Building in Pac On in Taipa, with the aim of enhancing the security forces’ ability to handle major security incidents and crisis in the city.

24 May, 2017

Macau's roadworks

Auditor slams poor coordination of Macau’s roadworks

The government’s Road Projects Coordination Group failed to coordinate such projects by different government entities or public utilities to ensure that disruptions to the public are kept to a minimum, the Commission of Audit (CA) said in a hard-hitting report on Monday.

23 May, 2017