Bizcuits | Emotional Labour

“Sir, may I see the children to say good- bye?” On a day earlier this month a domestic helper was told by her boss that her contract

Girl About Globe | Walkers of the World, Unite!

Fancy hiking up Mont Rouge, Burberry Peak or Ben Xi Jinping? Me neither. Hills are being taken over by hike virgins. Here’s the situation in Hong

World Views | Saigon Beer – an unacquired taste, unless you’re Thai

In Asian deals, fundamentals can often matter less than connections. The latest illustration: Thai tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s emergence as the sole bidder for a stake in Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp.

Our Desk | Who dropped off their recycling?

Recently during the morning when I was waiting for the bus to go to work, I saw a man carrying a cardboard box containing glass bottles and pieces

Insight | Is Hengqin an empty promise for Macau?

Hengqin Island has undergone massive development over the past few years. When I first visited the neighboring island in 2009, there was almost nothing there besides some rustic

Kapok | Scaring a monkey to safeguard the chicken

It is no secret that Macao’s political system is not only overly executive-led and highly dependent on the admonitions coming from up north, but also bogged down by

Made in Macao | Hot Pot Season

It may be a bit hard to say exactly if winter is here, with the weather these days. However, one thing we can be sure of is that

Macau Matters | The need for water conservation?

Around 70% of the world’s fresh water is used for irrigation and other food production purposes. Currently, global water demand can be met from the existing natural and

World Views | Four ways that next year could be a turning point

As 2017 draws to a close, the least surprising thing on Wall Street is seeing strategists forecast that next year will look more or less like this year. I

Rear Window | Authority report

To make good use of the accurate Monday morning quarterback predictions we would say it was an easy guess to foresee that Wong Sio Chak’s day in the

Bizcuits | Circular is the new black

This was the year Sands launched its first fashion week showcasing international fashion brands and local designers across luxury and lifestyle wear. Red carpet glitz, an exclusive gala

Girl About Globe | Sour Power

There is a drink that raises questions. It’s a raspberry Sourpuss. I’d like this to be extended into a complete collection - others in the range could be

Opinion | China needs to make sure Pakistan isn’t Venezuela

Might this be China’s new Venezuela? Beijing’s frenzied drive to create a modern Silk Road puts Pakistan front and center, much as Venezuela was once a target of

Our Desk | Fong in limbo

Fong Soi Kun, the (disgraced?) former director of Macau’s Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau, is seemingly stuck in limbo – not quite a government official but not allowed to

World Views | Black Friday is not dead; it may be getting stronger

Now that we’ve all eaten plenty of turkey and fallen asleep on the couch watching football, it’s time for yet another Thanksgiving weekend tradition: declaring Black Friday dead.

Kapok | At a snail’s pace

Looking back at the titles of my column over the past five years, I have now exhausted almost every possible expression to convey the idea of “slow” and

Made in Macao | Drinking culture in Macao

The drinking culture of a place shows a lot about the tradition and social life of that place. For the Portuguese, it is customary to have wine during

Legal Wise | Tapping at will?

In the latest edition of the Macau Judiciary Police Gazette “Criminal Investigation and Legal System”, a principal investigator from said police body penned an article defending the

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