MGTO’s new app to customize itineraries targeting GBA tourists

  The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is upping its game on smart tourism with a forthcoming application devised to offer personalized itineraries for travelers. The new application will utilise AI technology

Grand Prix drove weekly tourist traffic increase of 7.6%

Macau’s weekly tourist traffic, including arrivals and departures, registered an increase of 7.6%, week-over-week in the period between November 16 and November 22, according to the latest figures provided by

90% support Sandwich-class Housing scheme: survey

Over the past month, the Policy Research and Regional Development Bureau (DSEPDR) received a total of 968 opinions regarding the Sandwich-class Housing scheme, with 90% of respondents supporting or not

Briefs | Mainland universities to accept 1,215 Macau students through recommendation

Universities from mainland China plan to enroll 1,215 Macau students through a school recommendation program in 2021, according to a statement released by the Higher Education Bureau (DSES). As of

Local entrepreneur and artist join forces to take art into daily life

The man behind local skate and snowboard shop EXIT, Jolian Chan, and the famous artist Konstantin Bessmertny have joined forces to present a new concept that aims to carry art

Gov’t considering to purchase all types of Covid-19 vaccine

The Macau government is in touch with several vaccine manufacturers regarding the prospective purchase of Covid-19 vaccinations, although safety always comes first, Dr Alvis Lo of the Novel Coronavirus Response

Some quarantines return as some areas see relapse

As pandemic relapses have recently been recorded in parts of mainland China, people who have been to the affected locations in the 14 days preceding their arrival in Macau will

Crime | Man attacked wife for not lowering phone volume

  A 60-year-old Macau man has been accused of domestic violence after he attacked his wife, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported during yesterday’s joint police press conference. The suspect, surnamed Ng, and

Lawmaker calls on gov’t to urge gaming operators to hire more locals

Lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong has urged the local government to call on gaming companies to hire more local workers. Ng recalled that the government had informed him that, back in March,

China tests millions after coronavirus flare-ups in three cities

Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last week. As temperatures

Hong Kong | Joshua Wong taken into custody after guilty plea

Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong and two other activists were taken into custody yesterday after they pleaded guilty to charges related to a demonstration outside police headquarters during

China prepping for mission to bring back material from moon

Chinese technicians were making final preparations yesterday for a mission to bring back material from the moon’s surface for the first time in nearly half a century — an undertaking

Beijing lashes out at US withdrawal from open skies treaty

China yesterday lashed out at Washington over its withdrawal from the “Open Skies Treaty” with Russia, saying the move undermined military trust and transparency and imperiled future attempts at arms

This day in history | 1998 Queen’s speech spells end for peers

The government has unveiled its plans to abolish the rights of 700 hereditary peers to sit and vote in the House of Lords. The proposal has been outlined in the Queen’s

Big Pharma | AstraZeneca says Covid-19 vaccine shown to be ‘highly effective’

AstraZeneca said yesterday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is

Football | Records tumble as Liverpool beats Leicester in EPL

Liverpool 3, Leicester 0 Liverpool set a club record of 64 top-flight home matches unbeaten by overwhelming Leicester in a 3-0 win in the Premier League yesterday. Diogo Jota had a record

The Buzz | Alibaba chairman says China’s antitrust rules ‘necessary’

The chairman and CEO of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group praised Chinese regulators yesterday in a possible attempt to repair ties after the stock market debut of its former financial services

Thailand no longer top overseas destination for Chinese tourists

Thailand has lost its spot as the most popular cross-border destination for tourists from mainland China, according to a survey by HSBC Holdings Plc, as neighboring Japan and South Korea

Gaming | Nevada to cut capacity limit for casinos, other public venues

Nevada will cut capacity at casinos and other public venues starting today to lower the spread of coronavirus infection, according to Governor Steve Sisolak. Gaming operations and venues including restaurants, bars

Our Desk | Policy versus Execution

Mid-November is historically the time for the year’s review and assessment and, in regard to Macau, for the government to announce the new policies to be enforced in the upcoming

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