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Macau’s June visitor number falls to lowest this year

Macau, China, 26 Jul – Macau’s number of visitor arrivals in June fell to its lowest monthly figure so far this year, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) last Friday. A total of 1.90 million visitors arrived in Macau last month, a decrease of 9.2 percent from the previous month … Continue reading "Macau’s June visitor number falls to lowest this year"

26 Jul, 2010

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Macau University of Science and Technology gets US$ 9.7 million from Macau Foundation

Macau, China, 22 Jul – The private Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) Foundation has obtained a total of 77,538,805 patacas (US$ 9.7 million)  from the public Macau Foundation (FM) and the government’s Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) in the second quarter of this year, according to data published in the Official Gazette … Continue reading "Macau University of Science and Technology gets US$ 9.7 million from Macau Foundation"

22 Jul, 2010

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Macau to hold international fireworks display contest in September

Macau, China, 19 Jul – Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held in September this year, which will feature teams from 10 nations and regions, the Tourist Office of Macau announced on Friday. Organized by the Tourist Office, the contest will be held respectively on September 11, 18, 22, 25 and October 1 at … Continue reading "Macau to hold international fireworks display contest in September"

19 Jul, 2010

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Disgraced former Macau finance chief ‘may join’ TCM park

Macau, China, 16 Jul – Alexis Tam Chon Weng, director of the newly set-up Preparatory Office for the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Scientific and Industrial Park, said Thursday that he "will not totally deny" the possibility of inviting disgraced former Finance Services Bureau (DSF) Director Orieta Lau Ioc Ip to join his team in the … Continue reading "Disgraced former Macau finance chief ‘may join’ TCM park"

16 Jul, 2010

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Macau to open new ferry terminal in 2013 in Taipa Island

Macau, China, 15 Jul – Macao will add a new ferry terminal in Taipa island to its current two in the first half of 2013, the Macau Post Daily reported on Wednesday. At present, there were two ferry terminals on the Macau Peninsula, the Inner Harbor and the Outer Harbor, and a temporary one on … Continue reading "Macau to open new ferry terminal in 2013 in Taipa Island"

15 Jul, 2010

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China’s NPC official hints Macau should follow HK’s ‘five-step’ political reform pace

Macau, China, 14 Jul – Qiao Xiaoyang, deputy secretary-general of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) indicated Tuesday that Macau should follow Hong Kong ‘s so-called "five-step" political reform pace if it wants to change the methods for electing the chief executive or forming the Legislative Assembly. According to The Macau Post … Continue reading "China’s NPC official hints Macau should follow HK’s ‘five-step’ political reform pace"

14 Jul, 2010

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Macau hotel guests rise 20 pct to 3.19 million in Jan-May

Macau, China, 14 Jul – Macau’s 89 hotels and boarding houses recorded 3.19 million hotel guests in the first five months of this year, an increase of 20.3 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Tuesday. The number of guests in May rose 46.3 percent year-on-year to … Continue reading "Macau hotel guests rise 20 pct to 3.19 million in Jan-May"

14 Jul, 2010

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Macau funds quake-hit Sichuan’s tourism

Macau, China, 13 Jul – The government of Macau has invested 30 million patacas (US$3.75 million) and adopted a series of measures since 2008 to help quake-hit Sichuan province in southwestern China’s mainland to resume tourism development, Macau’s tourism chief said on Monday. The Tourist Office of Macau has used the money to launch advertising … Continue reading "Macau funds quake-hit Sichuan’s tourism"

13 Jul, 2010

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Macao Dragon Ferry services suspended after crash

Macau, China, 12 Jul -Newly-launched company Macao Dragon suspended services after crashing Saturdaywith a Macau pier, according to The Macau Post Daily. The company is waiting on the Maritime Administration (CP) to complete a safety survey of a berth at the Pac On temporary ferry terminal in Taipa before it can resume its newly-launched services … Continue reading "Macao Dragon Ferry services suspended after crash"

12 Jul, 2010

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Macau Chief Executive ‘freezes’ plan for US$10 million light-rail exhibition complex

Macau, China, 12 Jul -Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On announced Sunday that his government will "freeze" plans to build an exhibition complex for the Macau Light Transit System (LRT) in Taipa. Chui delivered the statement prior to his departure for a working visit to Sichuan province where he inspect the progress of the local … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive ‘freezes’ plan for US$10 million light-rail exhibition complex"

12 Jul, 2010

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Macau government to spend US$ 75 million on Traditional Chinese Medicine park in Hengqin

Macau, China, 9 Jul – The Macau government expects to spend about 600 million patacas (US$ 75 million) on the launch of a scientific and industrial park for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) on a 0.5-square-kilometers site located in Zhuhai’s Hengqin island, government spokesman Alexis Tam Chon Weng announced at Government House Thursday. According to Tam, … Continue reading "Macau government to spend US$ 75 million on Traditional Chinese Medicine park in Hengqin"

9 Jul, 2010

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Hong Kong-Macao Helicopter Service Resumes Operation

Macau, China, 8 Jul – Sky Shuttle’ helicopter flight service between Hong Kong and Macao resumed operation Wednesday, after being suspended for four days due to a helicopter accident. The Macao Civil Aviation Authorities (AACM) confirmed that it has approved the airline’s request to resume its helicopter service Wednesday morning after reviewing a document submitted … Continue reading "Hong Kong-Macao Helicopter Service Resumes Operation"

8 Jul, 2010

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Low Cost Mandala Airlines starts flights between Macau and Jakarta this month

Macau, China, 7 Jul – Indonesia low cost carrier Mandala Airlines will launch this month three flights per week between Macau and Jakarta, according to Mandala Airlines’ President-Director Diono Nurjani. Flights begin on July 21, with three round trips per  week.The flights will be scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. A one-way flight to the … Continue reading "Low Cost Mandala Airlines starts flights between Macau and Jakarta this month"

7 Jul, 2010

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Macao residents receive monetary subsidies until the end of the month

Macau, China, 7 Jul – The government of Macau Tuesday said that it will launch at the end of the month the 2010 "wealth sharing" and  "medical subsidy" programs, from which local residents will benefit. The Executive Council, the top advisory body of the government, has completed its discussion of the regulations concerning the two … Continue reading "Macao residents receive monetary subsidies until the end of the month"

7 Jul, 2010

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Macau’s tourism industry must provide quality services, says director of MGTO

Macau, China,  6 Jul – Macau needs to provide a quality tourism in order to match people’s expectations of what they are paying for, said Monday the director of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), Joao Manuel Costa Antunes. Antunes made the comment during his presentation at the MGTO’s annual marketing meeting at Macau Tower … Continue reading "Macau’s tourism industry must provide quality services, says director of MGTO"

6 Jul, 2010

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Macau Government to Set up New Think Tank

Macau, China, 6 Jul – The government of Macau Monday announced that it will initiate preparation works of setting up a new government-run policy institute, which will assist the Chief Executive, Fernando Chui Sai On in policy-making. According to an executive order signed by the chief executive, a preparation office for the new policy institute … Continue reading "Macau Government to Set up New Think Tank"

6 Jul, 2010

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Sky Shuttle helicopters flights between Macau and Hong Kong suspended

Macau, China, 5 Jul – Helicopter flights from Sky Shuttle between Macau and Hong Kong are suspended since Saturday after an AgustaWestland AW139 italian helicopter belonging to Sky Shuttle ditched at sea about 500 meters northwest of the Shun Tak Centre helipad, in Hong Kong, soon after it took off. The two pilots and 11 … Continue reading "Sky Shuttle helicopters flights between Macau and Hong Kong suspended"

5 Jul, 2010

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Shun Tak China launched maritime services between Macau and Guangzhou

Macau, China, 30 Jun – Hong Kong-based shipping firm Shun Tak China Travel Ship Management launched Tuesday a new daily passenger ferry service from Macau’s Outer Harbour ferry terminal to Guangzhou’s Nansha district, according to The Macau Post Daily. The voyage will take around 90 minutes, an official from the company said. The Macau government … Continue reading "Shun Tak China launched maritime services between Macau and Guangzhou"

30 Jun, 2010

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel open today in Macau

Macau, China, 29  Jun – Mandarin Oriental hotel opens today, in th One Central complex, in NAPE waterfront,  with 213 rooms, including 26 suites and one presidential suite. The hotel located in the Macau peninsula  is owned by Hong Kong Land and Shun Tak groups and designed by architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC/USA. Mandarin … Continue reading "Mandarin Oriental Hotel open today in Macau"

29 Jun, 2010

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Just one quarter of citizens satisfied with Macau Chief Executive political performance

Macau, China, 25 Jun – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has fared badly in an opinion poll, with just 26 percent of all respondents satisfied with his political performance since taking office in December last year while Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U scored a higher approval rating, according to a survey … Continue reading "Just one quarter of citizens satisfied with Macau Chief Executive political performance"

25 Jun, 2010

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