Macau, China, 11 Nov – The Office of the Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) officially launched its website Thursday with information related to Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On as an effort to promote communication between the government and local residents. The new website, which has both Chinese and Portuguese language … Continue reading "Chief Executive of Macau promotes communication with public through internet"
11 Nov, 2011
Macau, China, 11 Nov – Macau’s estimated population – comprising residents and imported workers – reached a record 560,100 at the end of the third quarter, according to official statistics. Based on its land area of just 29.7 square kilometres, Macau population density reached a world-record 18,858 inhabitants per square kilometre in September. The city’s … Continue reading "Population hits record 560,100 at end of Q3"
11 Nov, 2011
Macau, China, 10 Nov – The grassroots New Macau Association (NMA) Wednesday pressed for three more directly elected seats by reducing the number the government-appointed seats from seven to four in the Legislative Assembly (AL) in 2013, The Macau Post Daily reports today, quoting the group’s president, Jason Chao Teng Hei Chao and the association’s … Continue reading "Macau grassroots group presents own policy address"
10 Nov, 2011
Macau, China, 9 Nov – An office dedicated to smoking prevention and tobacco control will be in operation on January 1, Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng announced in a press conference at Government House Tuesday. The Macau Post Daily today quotes Leong as saying that it was necessary to restructure the Health Bureau (SSM) … Continue reading "Office for tobacco control in Macau starts work on Jan 1"
9 Nov, 2011
Macau, China, 7 Nov – Macau’s quasi-official representative office in Taipei is slated to open by the end of the month, Alexis Tam Chon Weng, the local government’s point man for relations with the island, announced at a press conference last week. Tam also said during the press conference, held at Government House on Friday, … Continue reading "Macau office in Taipei set to open by the end of November"
7 Nov, 2011
Macau, China, 27 Oct -The government’s Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) is urging residents to suspend any trips to Thailand due to the severe flooding which forced Bangkok ’s domestic airport, Don Muang, to shut down on Tuesday. About one third of Thailand is affected by the catastrophe. “Due to the floods in Bangkok and … Continue reading "Macau government urges residents to suspend trips to Bangkok"
27 Oct, 2011
Macau, China, 17 Oct – Macau’s 63 hotels and 31 guesthouses welcomed 809,120 guests in August, the highest monthly figure on record, according to official statistics quoted by The Macau Post Daily today. The previous record stood at 795,827 in July. August’s number of guests rose 16.3 percent year-on-year. The number of hotel guests in … Continue reading "Hotels log record 809,120 guests in August"
17 Oct, 2011
Macau, China, 12 Oct – The hotel sector’s total revenue rose 29.2 percent year-on-year to 14.24 billion patacas last year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, quoting official statistics released Tuesday. The gaming industry’s gross revenue amounted to 188.3 billion patacas last year. The hotel industry’s revenue from room sales amounted to 6.53 billion patacas … Continue reading "Hotel industry’s revenue grows 29 pct in 2010"
12 Oct, 2011
Macau, China, 11 Oct – Andre Couto will once again take part in the World Touring Car Championship season finale around his home city of Macau. He will race a SEAT Leon TDI for SUNRED Engineering at this year’s running of the event on 21 November according to The CheckeredFlag website. Couto, who won the … Continue reading "Andre Couto To Drive Diesel SEAT At Macau"
10 Oct, 2011
Macau, China, 10 Oct – Nearly 776,000 National Day “Golden Week” tourists visited Macau between October 1 and Friday, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing figures released by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO). According to an MGTO statement, the number of National Day “Golden Week” visitor arrivals rose 13.3 percent year-on-year. Visitors from … Continue reading "Nearly 776,000 ‘Golden Week’ tourists visit Macau"
10 Oct, 2011
Macau, China, 7 Oct – The 58th Macau Grand Prix will be held from November 17-20 with a total of 225 racers – both cars and motorbikes – from 34 countries and regions, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Joao Manuel Costa Antunes revealed in a press conference Thursday. According to Costa Antunes, the 225 … Continue reading "58th Macau GP with 225 racers from 34 countries and regions"
7 Oct, 2011
Macau, China, 4 Oct – Mainland China’s Panda Fireworks Group won the 23rd Macau International Fireworks Display Contest on Sunday, coinciding with National Day. According to a statement by the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), the winner won a cash prize of US$8,000 (64,000 patacas). Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks from Japan finished in second and Brezac … Continue reading "China wins pyrotechnic contest on National Day"
4 Oct, 2011
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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