Rabbit lanterns return to keep Mid-Autumn Festival traditions alive

A set of creative rabbit lanterns produced by local and international artists has returned to Albergue SCM, as Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations are fast approaching. The “Traditional & Creative Rabbit Lantern,

Briefs: Chui Sai On reiterates that referendum is illegal…

The Chief Executive Chui Sai On, refused to comment on the unofficial referendum results, deeming the poll once more as “illegal”. Mr Chui said he would not elaborate on the

MSAR, HK and Guangdong cooperate on air pollution monitoring

The agreement features joint efforts to create an air quality monitoring platform; the exchange of information on regional air quality; and cooperation on research projects related to environmental protection. Guangdong and

Top philosopher to give local lecture

In a list compiled by the French magazine “Le Nouvel Observateur,” Gil was named one of the twenty-five greatest minds in the world. He will assess the contemporary aspects of

Ng Kuok Cheong vows for changes on early retirement scheme

Lawmaker and member of the New Macau Association, Ng Kuok Cheong, handed in a petition yesterday at the government headquarters, vowing for changes to the early retirement scheme. The legislator argued

Portuguese entrepreneurs bet on Barra district | Bakery gives locals a taste of traditional bread

Tired of looking for true Portuguese bread in Macau, Raquel decided to bake it herself. The business has exceeded her expectations: they are not only selling to supermarkets and restaurants,

Interview with Brian Hall | ‘Migrants do make a great contribution to Macau’

Dr Brian Hall, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Macau’s Faculty of Social Sciences, recently published his research findings in British medical journal The Lancet. An article entitled

UM scholars call for long-term development plan

Ten scholars from the University of Macau (UM) held a seminar called “Policy Outlook for the Coming Government” at the Hengqin campus yesterday. They shared their views on the future direction

TUI confirms CE election result

Mr Chui won the elected unopposed on August 31, scoring 380 votes from the 400-member Electoral College. There were also 13 blank votes and three invalid votes, with four members

UNOFFICIAL REFERENDUM | ‘I don’t think I’m safe in Macau,’ says Jason Chao

Political activist Jason Chao does not feel safe in Macau, he told reporters yesterday. The president of the Open Macau Society, one of the associations organizing an unofficial poll on

Chinese Estates to sell Moon Ocean to Joseph Lau

A Chinese Estates announcement revealed that the provisional consideration payable under the Moon Ocean sales and purchase agreement is approximately HKD4,830.20 million. Nevertheless, it stated that the transaction would not take

GAMING | Single mom leads labor protests against casinos

Cloee Chao remembers when she first decided to challenge the billionaires of the world’s largest gambling hub. The 34-year-old single mother of two was working in a Macau casino in

Raising the region’s visibility through entertainment

As a next wave of Cotai resorts is being shaped, various operators are looking to expand their non-gaming offering by providing arenas and theatres, trying to rival Sands China, which

SSM receives smoking room floor plans from 39 casinos

The six casino operators in Macau made the suggestion to set up smoking rooms in their mass areas last year, a measure adopted by the government. Alongside the establishment of smoking

Green group criticizes gov’t background noise standard

The Macau government has published a directory of outdoor background noises that serves as part of the Prevention and Control of Environmental Noise Law (the Noise Law). However, a local environmental

Report says LRT could save over 30 minutes on daily commute

It found that the LRT phase one and phase two will be able to generate an economic benefit ranging from MOP15.8 billion to MOP16.4 billion between 2014 and 2025. The report

Briefs: French national museums masterpieces exhibition extended

Scorsese’s Studio City film features DiCaprio, Pitt and De Niro Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro have been recruited by Martin Scorsese to act in a short film

FOOTBALL | Sporting Macau signs partnership with Osaka F.C.

Sporting Club of Macau’s president, António Conceição Junior, said that the partnership makes transferring players between Macau and Japan possible. “Local players who join Sporting might have the opportunity to

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