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August logs record 2.69 million visitors

Macau, China, 26 Sept – Macau logged a record 2.69 million visitor arrivals in August, an increase of 14.4 percent on the same month last year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing official statistics. The previous record stood at 2.55 million in July. The daily average of visitor arrivals stood at 87,032 in August. … Continue reading "August logs record 2.69 million visitors"

26 Sep, 2011

Weather bureau apologises for No. 10 typhoon signal

Macau’s Meteorological and Geographical Bureau (SMG) apologised Monday for incorrectly announcing on its website on Sunday that the No. 10 typhoon signal – the highest storm warning signal – was in force at a time when Usagi was 490 kilometres east of Macau. The wrong information was displayed for four minutes – from 6:21 a.m. … Continue reading "Weather bureau apologises for No. 10 typhoon signal"

24 Sep, 2011

Macau’s travel agencies’ receipts rise 33 pct in 2010

Macau, China, 21 Sep – Macau’s travel agencies generated total receipts of 4.74 billion patacas last year, up 33 percent year-on-year, according to official statistics. Just 51.9 million patacas of the receipts – or one percent of the total – came from online business. A Macau Statistics and Census Service statement attributed the strong revenue … Continue reading "Macau’s travel agencies’ receipts rise 33 pct in 2010"

21 Sep, 2011

Taiwan’s Chan Yih-shin wins Macau Open by 3 shots

Macau, China, 19 Sept – Taiwan’s Chan Yih-shin recovered from the worst possible start and a dismal spell of form in recent months to grab his second Asian Tour title by three shots in the $750,000 Macau Open on Sunday. Chan’s tee shot went out-of-bounds for a double bogey on the first hole but he … Continue reading "Taiwan’s Chan Yih-shin wins Macau Open by 3 shots"

19 Sep, 2011

Pacific Asia Travel Association urges Macau to ‘go after India’

Macau, China, 19 Sept – Macau should place its bets on the Indian market, improve transport infrastructure and service quality, as well as create more offers for families, to become a global tourism and entertainment centre, head of the team of experts of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Andrew Drysdale, suggested. A group of … Continue reading "Pacific Asia Travel Association urges Macau to ‘go after India’"

19 Sep, 2011

Investigation launched as Macao Dragon Company ferry abruptly ceases operation

Macau, China, 16 Sept – Budget ferry operator Macao Dragon Company sold at least 150,000 tickets through two group-buying websites before suddenly filing for liquidation. According to the China Daily, the company’s liquidator, Lai Kar-yan, of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, said Macao Dragon will be investigated to ensure no fraud was committed before the company filed … Continue reading "Investigation launched as Macao Dragon Company ferry abruptly ceases operation"

16 Sep, 2011

Caritas Macau sets up association for refugees’ welfare

Macau, China, 16 Sept – Roman-Catholic charity organisation Caritas Macau yesterday established an association for refugees’ welfare, The Macau Post Daily reports today. The new association also strives to educate residents about the plight of refugees and make donations to needy refugees elsewhere. Paul Pun Chi Meng, secretary general of Caritas Macau, made the remarks … Continue reading "Caritas Macau sets up association for refugees’ welfare"

16 Sep, 2011

Macao Dragon ferry goes bust after just 14 months of service

Macau, China, 15 Sept – Macao Dragon Company Limited, which operates ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau, announced Wednesday that it has filed for bankruptcy in Hong Kong and is ceasing operations today, The Macau Post Daily reports. According to a statement  from the company, it is no longer able to run its service … Continue reading "Macao Dragon ferry goes bust after just 14 months of service"

15 Sep, 2011

Hotel guests rise 21 pct in July – new record

Macau, China, 15 Sept – Macau’s 94 hotels and guesthouses received 795,827 guests in July, hitting a new all-time record, according to official tourism statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. The previous record stood at 727,512 in December last year. July’s number of hotel guests was up 21.5 percent year-on-year. Month-to-month, the figure … Continue reading "Hotel guests rise 21 pct in July – new record"

15 Sep, 2011

Secretaries Tam and Lau move out of Government House today

Macau,China, 12 Sept – Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen and Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io move out of Government House today and start working in the China Bank Building , according to a joint statement from both policy secretaries’ offices on Saturday. According to the statement, the … Continue reading "Secretaries Tam and Lau move out of Government House today"

12 Sep, 2011

Police nab Ugandan heroin swallower at airport

Macau, China, 12 Sept -The Judiciary Police (PJ) announced Sunday the arrest of a traveler from Uganda at Macau International Airport for smuggling 1,245.5 grammes of heroin in 66 capsules filled with the drug he had swallowed, with officers estimating the narcotics to have a street value of 1.3 million patacas, The Macau Post Daily … Continue reading "Police nab Ugandan heroin swallower at airport"

12 Sep, 2011

Macau economy to grow 20 pct this year and 15 pct in 2012

Macau, China, 8 Sept – The Macau economy is expected to see growth of 20 percent in 2011 and 15 percent in 2012, years in which investment is expected to start rising once again after falling sharply in 2009 and 2010, according to the latest report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), according to Macauhub … Continue reading "Macau economy to grow 20 pct this year and 15 pct in 2012"

8 Sep, 2011

13 Macau female handballers injured in car accident in Nanchang

Nanchang,China, 05 – Thirteen female handball players from Macau were injured in a car accident in Nanchang , capital of Jiangxi , Xinhua quoted the eastern province’s authorities as saying Sunday. A volunteer from Jiangxi was also injured in the accident, which occurred at about 2:40 p.m. Sunday when the bus they were travelling in … Continue reading "13 Macau female handballers injured in car accident in Nanchang"

5 Sep, 2011

Macau Open golf tournament returns this month

Macau.China, 2 Sept – The Macau Open golf tournament returns this month after a one-year hiatus with a local record prize purse of US$750,000 (six million patacas), the co-organisers announced in a statement Thursday. According to the statement, the Asian Tour-sanctioned event will be staged at the Macau Golf and Country Club in Coloane on … Continue reading "Macau Open golf tournament returns this month"

2 Sep, 2011

Chinese Vice-president urges Macau to diversify

Macau, China, 11 Jan – Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Sunday encouraged the Macau government and its people to tackle the impact of the global financial crisis by diversifying the economy. “The Macau Government has implemented a string of effective measures to deal with the difficulties and overcome the difficulties with one heart”, he … Continue reading "Chinese Vice-president urges Macau to diversify"

1 Sep, 2011

Macau GDP growth quickens to 24 pct in Q2

Macau, China, 31 Aug – The growth of Macau ’s gross domestic product (GDP) quickened to 24 percent year-on-year in real terms in the second quarter, after rising 21.6 percent in the previous quarter, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing data released by the Statistics and Census Bureau yesterday. For the first half of … Continue reading "Macau GDP growth quickens to 24 pct in Q2"

31 Aug, 2011

Police bust Macau’s first airmail drug smuggling case

Macau, China, 31 Aug – The Judiciary Police (PJ) announced Tuesday its first ever seizure of drugs sent by airmail – blotting paper soaked in LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) and fashioned to look like stamps according with The Macau Post Daily today. The envelope was sent from Malaysia using the equivalent of Macau’s Speed Post … Continue reading "Police bust Macau’s first airmail drug smuggling case"

31 Aug, 2011

The Macau Open back to Coloane golf course in September

Macau, China, 30 Aug -The Macau Open is back – bigger and better, with organisers offering record prize money and unprecedented television coverage, according to the South China Morning Post. The Macau Open was cancelled last year after the Macau Sports Development Board, which underwrote the event, said it was a loss-making exercise. But now … Continue reading "The Macau Open back to Coloane golf course in September"

30 Aug, 2011

Macau´s top judge seriously injured in car accident in Guangdong province

Macau, China, 29 Ago – Macau Court of Final Appeal (TUI) judge Chu Kin was seriously injured in a car accident in Taishan city in Guangdong province last week, an informed source told The Macau Post Daily.Taishan lies some 100 kilometres north-west of Macau. “He had the accident while he was away on holiday. He … Continue reading "Macau´s top judge seriously injured in car accident in Guangdong province"

29 Aug, 2011

United States takes revenge on Brazil to retain World Grand Prix volley title

Macau, China, 29 Aug – Defending champion the United States retained the World Grand Prix volley title as they swept Brazil in three straight sets in the last match of the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals at Macau East Asian Games Dome on Sunday. In front of 4,600 fans, the defending champion USA won … Continue reading "United States takes revenge on Brazil to retain World Grand Prix volley title"

29 Aug, 2011