Social Affairs

Government plans 6km long Taipa-Coloane cycle track

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) is planning to build a number of cycle tracks on the western waterfront of Cotai, to connect them to the existing cycle tracks on the western coast of Taipa and the one near the Lotus Flower Bridge, with the aim of forming a 6-kilometre-long cycle track from the northwest of Taipa extending to the northwest of Coloane.

18 May, 2017

Macau 47th SKÅL Asian Area Congress

Macau to host 47th SKÅL Asian Area Congress in 2018

Macau is set to host the 47th Skål Asian Area Congress in 2018, an announcement that was made at the recent 13th China Expo Forum for International Co-operation (CEFCO 2017).

18 May, 2017

Taipa Ferry Terminal

Taipa ferry pier to open tomorrow

The long-awaited new ferry terminal on Taipa will open tomorrow according to an invitation sent by the Marine and Water Bureau.

17 May, 2017

Neto Valente

Most local lawyers’ oppose reactivating’deal with Portuguese Bar Association

Most members of the Macau Lawyers Association are opposed to the idea of reactivating an agreement between the association and its counterpart in Portugal allowing lawyers registered there to work in Macau without taking a local examination.

17 May, 2017

policeman arrested

Three cops arrested for illegal entry and exit scheme

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested three police officers on Saturday on suspicion of running an illegal entry and exit scheme for mainlanders barred from Macau or overstaying in the city.

16 May, 2017

vocational training courses

Over 65,000 attend vocational training courses

A total of 65,751 people attended vocational training courses last year, a year-on-year growth of 9.6 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, Business and Administration courses had the highest number of trainees, accounting for 30.8 percent, or 20,271 trainees, of the total, followed by … Continue reading "Over 65,000 attend vocational training courses"

16 May, 2017

Our Lady of Fatima

100th anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Fatima celebrated in Macau

Thousands of Catholic devotees joined the streets between Se Cathedral and the church of Our Lady of Penha on Saturday for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal.

15 May, 2017

poor air quality in Macau

Poor air quality is a ‘warning’ for Macau

Eco-activist Joe Chan Chon Meng, who heads the Macau Green Students Union, said the city’s poor air quality these days was a warning for residents and the government that a lot of pollutants originate from Macau.

12 May, 2017

personal data protection

More cases as privacy protection awareness rises

The Personal Data Protection Office (GPDP) launched 224 investigations last year, up 44.5 percent year-on-year, GPDP Director Vasco Fong Man Chong said on Thursday, adding that an increase in residents’ awareness of privacy protection was behind the rising number of cases. Addressing a press conference about the city’s privacy protection statistics for 2016 at his … Continue reading "More cases as privacy protection awareness rises"

12 May, 2017

Zhang Dejiang University of Macau

Zhang encourages students with ‘3 hopes’

National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Chairman Zhang Dejiang urged Macau’s young people to nurture “three hopes”, urging them to link their goals to the nation’s development, learn more about the country’s history and achievements, and be the inheritors of the “one country, two systems” principle.

11 May, 2017

Six policeman in prison

Six rogue cops get up to 15 years behind bars

Six Public Security Police (PSP) officers were sentenced to between 21 months and 15 years in prison on Friday for a range of crimes such as offering banned travellers illegal entries, stays and exits in Macau for cash.

8 May, 2017

Macau's population

Macau’s population rises 17.8 percent in 5 years

Macau had a population of around 650,000 last year, a 17.8 percent increase over five years, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

8 May, 2017

Macau's mortgage rules

Macau tightens mortgage rules

The government had decided to tighten its mortgage rules from today, lowering the percentage of mortgage available to all except local first-time buyers, in order to ensure stability in the local housing market, Government Information Bureau (GCS) Director Victor Chan Chi Ping, said Thursday.

5 May, 2017

bobo bear

Government wants to move Bobo to new home ‘to enjoy old age’

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) is considering transferring ageing Asian black bear Bobo to Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane in order to allow him to enjoy his old age said IACM President Jose Fonseca Tavares.

4 May, 2017

May Day visitors in Macau

May Day visitors rise 6.7 percent to 375,000

Macau recorded over 375,000 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s three-day May Day holidays, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement.

4 May, 2017

old battery collection

Councillor urges government to promote old battery collection

Jiang Xuchun, a member of the Taipa and Coloane Community Service Consultative Council urged the government to promote the collection and recycling of old batteries.

4 May, 2017

live poultry banned

Government bans live poultry sales from today

The government has decided to impose a permanent ban on the import and sale of live poultry in Macau from today, according to a statement by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM).

2 May, 2017

pan-democrat lawmaker barred macau

Second Hong Kong pan-democrat lawmaker barred from Macau

Democratic Party legislator Andrew Wan Siu-kin has been denied entry to Macau, making him the second lawmaker to be barred from the city in a month.

2 May, 2017

baby found in rubbish pile Macau

Parents of baby found in rubbish pile arrested

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have identified the parents of a newborn baby boy found near a trash collection point located at the junction of Avenida do Dr Francisco Vieira Machado with Travessa 1º de Maio on Areia Preta.

28 Apr, 2017

Labour Day tourists

Macau Tourism Office expects crowds on Labor Day

The Macao Government Tourism Office released a statement informing the public about their preparations for the upcoming Labor Day holidays, which will take place from April 29 to May 1. The Labor Day holidays are expected to bring many visitors from mainland China to Macau.

28 Apr, 2017