The budget for this year’s 59th Macau Grand Prix taking place from November 15 to 18 will be HK$160 million, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director João Manuel Costa Antunes announced Wednesday. Costa Antunes said in a press conference that the 14 percent increase from last year’s HK$140 million was “normal” due to rising costs … Continue reading "59th Macau Grand Prix to cost HK$160 million"
11 Oct, 2012
The 2012 Venetian Macau Open teed off at the Macau Golf & Country Club in Coloane with ex-chief executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah, who is now a vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), officiating at the tee-off ceremony and some practice rounds Wednesday while the matches will run … Continue reading "Ex-CE presides over Macau Open tee-off ceremony"
11 Oct, 2012
Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Head Kao Charng said Monday that the relationship between Taiwan and Macau had entered a “new era” since the renaming of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in July last year. He made the remark in a speech addressing last night’s banquet at Macau Tower to celebrate the so-called … Continue reading "Taipei official says Taiwan-Macau ties enter ‘new era’"
9 Oct, 2012
The Public Security Police (PSP) released Monday figures for border crossings during from September 29 to October 7, with the city logging a total of 3.26 million during the nine-day period. A PSP spokesperson had forecast about three million border crossings. The mainland’s eight-day Golden Week holiday ended on Sunday. Mid-Autumn Festival this year fell … Continue reading "More then 3 million visitors during the Golden Week"
9 Oct, 2012
The private City University of Macau urged the government Sunday to grant it a plot of land for a campus as soon as possible after its application for a lot in Coloane was turned down by the government by reason of the protection of cultural heritage. Chan Meng Kam, who chairs the council of the … Continue reading "City U urges govt to grant land for campus ‘as soon as possible’"
8 Oct, 2012
Panda Fireworks Group from mainland China won, for the second consecutive year, the 24th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest followed by France’s Lacroix-Ruggieri and Australia’s Infinity Pyrotechnics, in second and third place respectively. This year’s participating teams came from Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, Portugal, France, the United States, Italy, mainland China and Macau that substitute … Continue reading "China team win 2012 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest"
4 Oct, 2012
Over 1.24 million border-crossings, comprising local residents and tourists, have been recorded over the first four days of the eight-day long Golden Week holiday, data released by the Public Security Police (PSP) showed Wednesday. Macau has about 560,000 inhabitants. This year’s Golden Week holiday for mainlanders to celebrate National Day includes an extra day because … Continue reading "First 4 days of Golden Week log over 1.2 million border crossings"
4 Oct, 2012
Macau imported watches worth 3.47 billion patacas in the first eight months of this year, a 46.7 percent increase on the same period last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. Watch imports exceeded those of cars and scooters that reached 2.14 billion patacas between January and August, a year-on-year growth of 49.2 … Continue reading "Watch imports hit 3.5 billion patacas in Jan-Aug"
4 Oct, 2012
An office to promote Macau’s tourism will be opened in Russia next year, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director João Manuel Costa Antunes announced Thursday. An MGTO source told The Macau Post Daily the office would be based in Moscow. Costa Antunes said in his speech at a gala dinner at MGM Macau to mark … Continue reading "Tourism office to open office in Russia next year"
28 Sep, 2012
The government is stepping up its dengue fever prevention measures to Level 3, which indicates a local outbreak, the Health Bureau (SSM) announced Wednesday. The statement cited by The Macau Post Daily said that the government’s working group to prevent dengue fever held a meeting Wednesday after confirming that nine locals have been infected with … Continue reading "Govt warns of dengue fever outbreak as virus infects 9"
27 Sep, 2012
A dead dolphin and her newborn calf were found washed ashore yesterday morning, the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) said . According to a statement, preliminary autopsy results show that the calf was born prematurely as the mother had miscarried, resulting in the deaths of both marine mammals. Residents found the carcass of the … Continue reading "Dead dolphin mother, newborn calf found washed ashore"
26 Sep, 2012
Macau’s number of visitor arrivals dropped slightly by 0.6 percent year-on-year to 2.68 million last month, marking a slowdown in the year-on-year decline in visitors since May, according to official statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. In July, the number of visitor arrivals fell 4.2 percent year-on-year. In June, the number was down … Continue reading "Drop in visitor arrivals slows in August"
25 Sep, 2012
Senior officials from Hong Kong and Macau said Wednesday that the two cities were willing to strengthen co-operation to promote their so-called “‘one trip multiple stops” joint tourism product. Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was in Macau Wednesday to pay a courtesy call on Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On … Continue reading "HK, Macau vow to promote ‘multiple stops’ product"
21 Sep, 2012
Directly-elected lawmaker-cum-businesswoman Melinda Chan Mei Yi, who leads a youth service association, said Wednesday that she would run in next year’s Legislative Assembly election. Chan is the first of the legislature’s 12 directly-elected and 10 indirectly-elected members to announce her re-election bid for the 2013 ballot. Seven of the legislature’s members are appointed by the … Continue reading "First lawmaker announces bid for re-election in 2013"
20 Sep, 2012
Macau-based Deputy Foreign Affairs Ministry Commissioner Zhang Jinfeng Tuesday praised Macau compatriots for using all sorts of ways to show their determination to protect the nation’s sovereign territory including the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. “It is normal that Japan is being strongly condemned and greatly opposed by the Chinese government and the … Continue reading "Foreign Ministry official praises Macau for defending Diaoyu"
19 Sep, 2012
A court hearing with eight defendants including Hong Kong real-estate tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung and his business partner Steven Lo Kit-seng accused of bribing former Macau secretary for transport and public works Ao Man Long in a land deal involving the luxury La Scala residential development did not go ahead Monday as scheduled because the … Continue reading "Judge’s sick leave delays La Scala trial to January"
18 Sep, 2012
Macau’s 66 hotels and 33 guesthouses welcomed a record 875,640 guests in July, up 10 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. The previous record stood at 820,163 in December last year. Guests’ average length of stay dropped 0.18 of a night to 1.2 nights in July, when the occupancy rate of … Continue reading "July hits new hotel guest record"
17 Sep, 2012
Hong Kong-listed Chinese Estate Holdings says that it’s fully owned subsidiary Moon Ocean and an unnamed purchaser of a La Scala unit lodged an appeal to Macau’s Court of Second Instance (TSI) last week against the government’s recent decision to scrap the company’s land concession near the airport in Taipa. Chinese Estate Holdings announced the … Continue reading "La Scala developer appeals govt’s land-lease cancellation"
17 Sep, 2012
The corruption trial of Hong Kong tycoons Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing, which is due to start on Monday in Macau, may be adjourned over pre-trial hitches and an “impossible” court schedule, accordant to todays South China Morning Post. The two businessmen were charged for allegedly offering a HK$20 million bribe to Macau’s … Continue reading "Macau corruption trial of Hong Kong tycoons may be adjourned"
14 Sep, 2012
The Judiciary Police (PJ) announced Wednesday the arrest of two local businessmen believed to be members of a loan-fraud gang suspected of ripping off up to 10 banks in Hong Kong between 2006 and early this year, involving at least HK$70 million. According to The Macau Post Daily, a PJ spokesperson said that the duo … Continue reading "Police arrest 2 local men for ripping off HK banks"
13 Sep, 2012