Singapore penned next great engine for Macau tourism

Singapore has been designated as the next key market for tourism expansion, according to the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), following similar announcements made in recent

Briefs | Mandatory measures proposed to protect Ilha Verde hill

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will initiate administrative procedures to make the maintenance of Ilha Verde hill mandatory, in case the owner fails to propose a plan for

Gaming | Regulator meets with industry to caution against online casinos

Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) met yesterday with representatives of junkets and the city’s six gaming operators where it stressed the need to adhere to

Diagonal parking abandoned by gov’t, but private lots see advantage

Last May, the topic of parking space design in Macau, namely for motorcycles, was brought to the Legislative Assembly (AL) by lawmaker Sulu Sou’s initiative.

Taxis | Infractions have dropped 77% since new law took effect

In June, 113 taxi offences were recorded by the Public Security Police Force (PSP), representing a 77% decrease compared to May. The marked decrease is said

Buses | Macau needs more time to study service contracts, subsidies

The government needs more time to study the arrangement of bus contracts in the city, according to Lei Cheng I, chairman of the Follow- up

Transport authority reorganizes traffic at Fai Chi Kei

After several roadwork projects at the crossroads between Rua Norte do Patane and Rua do Comandante João Belo in Fai Chi Kei area, the Transport Bureau (DSAT)

Macau Eco TrailHiker returns November 2 for its 10th anniversary

This year’s MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker will be held on November 2 starting from MGM Cotai, it was announced yesterday. Online registration for the event opens

Real estate agency calls on next government to rethink land supply

The real estate sector hopes that the new government will increase the land supply to the private real estate market in response to local residents’ high demand

Chinese contract drugmaker Pharmaron plans HK listing

Pharmaron Beijing Co. is planning a Hong Kong share sale only six months after the contract drugmaker went public in China, according to people with knowledge

HKD weakens as worst of cash squeeze seen ending

Hong Kong’s dollar continued its slide into the weak half of its trading band yesterday as traders predicted the city’s recent liquidity squeeze is nearing its end.

Space tourism to be tested by investors with Virgin Galactic’s listing

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic snagged headlines with its announcement of the world’s first publicly traded space- tourism operator. But it will need to focus on more worldly

Corporate Bits | Sands China awards outstanding employees

Sands China Ltd. paid tribute to some of its most exemplary employees at its 11th Because We Care Team Members Awards at Sands Cotai Central. At the

Beijing’s largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind

Philippines | DNA tests confirm identity of first suicide attacker

DNA tests have confirmed the identity of the first known Filipino suicide bomber in the country’s south, an alarming milestone that underscores the need for public vigilance

Politics | Thai PM revokes some junta orders before heading new gov’t

The leader of Thailand’s military junta has revoked dozens of special executive orders and vowed to stop issuing more as he prepares to lead an elected civilian

Massacre | More than 20 killed in Papua New Guinea tribal violence

Police and soldiers have been sent to Papua New Guinea’s highlands to make arrests and provide security after more than 20 people, mostly women and children,

Japan | Entertainment tycoon Johnny Kitagawa dies at 87

Johnny Kitagawa, a kingpin of Japan’s entertainment industry for more than half a century who produced famous boybands including Arashi, Tokio and SMAP, has died. He was

H. Ross Perot rose from poverty to self-made billionaire

H. Ross Perot rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty to become a self-made billionaire who twice ran for president with a mixture of folksy sayings

Offbeat | Sea rescue: Olympic swimmer Magnini saves tourist in Italy

A swimmer struggling in the sea off Sardinia soon discovered it was his lucky day. Italian news agency ANSA says the male tourist got in trouble Sunday

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