‘Don’t worry, come forward’: Asian nations get first shots

Many nations in the Asia-Pacific region are rolling out the first shots for COVID-19 this week. Here's a look at major developments: SOUTH KOREA South Korea's top infectious disease experts warned that vaccines

Breaking News: China opens visa applications for Macau foreign residents

The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Macau SAR will gradually start to accept China's mainland visa applications for

One Country, Two Systems | Scholars call to ensure only patriots govern the SARs

Speakers at a recent seminar about One Country, Two Systems have proposed that Macau evaluate whether changes to the city’s election rules to ensure that Macau is governed by patriots

Briefs | Guangdong’s plan for Foshan shortens distance to Macau

Guangdong province has drafted a 15-year plan to develop the railway transport system of Foshan. According to this plan, the future railway network will shorten the travel time between the

Australia’s Crown slip-ups offer lessons for Macau’s gaming sector, expert says

The alleged money-launching and criminal misdeeds conducted by Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd, which was said to be associated with one of Macau’s biggest junkets, Suncity Group, may mar the reputation

Photographer-lawyer seeks to encourage locals with latest publication

Local Portuguese photographer-lawyer João Miguel Barros yesterday launched his first photo album approved by Photo London, a famous online repertoire of emerging photography masters. Having published several editions of his photo

Police say no Myanmar citizens arrested, deny media accusations

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) clarified that the department has not arrested Myanmar citizens, as was declared by online media outlet Macau Concealers. Late Monday night, the police issued a

Macau Legend aiming to own gaming concession

The Macau Legend Development Ltd (Macau Legend) is aiming to operate the casinos under the company with their own gaming concession soon, the executive director, Melinda Chan was quoted as

Construction of overbridges over Rotunda da Amizade to commence in March

  The construction of the two overbridges over Rotunda da Amizade is slated to commence next month on March 1. The two overbridges will connect Av. do Nordeste (New Urban Zone

Galaxy phase 4 moves forward, investment surpasses MOP13b

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd (GEG) announced on Monday that Phase 4 of its Galaxy Macau project is progressing towards construction. The next phase of the development of GEG in Taipa will

Tourism | Per-capita spending rose 77% in Q4 of 2020

  Data released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) shows that in the last quarter of 2020 there was a drop year-on-year in the visitors to Macau by 79.6%. Nevertheless,

Gaming | Casino operators’ stocks rally as China quarantine lifted

Macau casino stocks surged the most in nearly two and a half months after the gambling hub reopened to quarantine-free travel from mainland China. Sands China Ltd. surged as much as

Three shots in the arm for the gaming industry: JP Morgan

  As of yesterday morning, Macau’s gaming stocks exhibited a combined growth of 8 to 11%, vis-à-vis the Hang Seng Index’s (HSI) increase of 1.5%, apparently driven by “reopening and catch-up

NASA releases Mars landing video: ‘Stuff of our dreams’

NASA yesterday released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars, a three-minute trailer showing the enormous orange and white parachute hurtling open and the red dust

This day in history | 1955 Britain’s big freeze

Deep snow and freezing temperatures continue across Britain leaving many parts of the country cut off from essential supplies. More than 70 roads in Britain are blocked by snow, according to

Canada’s Trudeau, Cabinet abstain from genocide vote

Canada’s House of Commons voted yesterday to declare that China is committing genocide against more than 1 million Uighurs in the western Xinjiang region but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Travel | Thailand mulls waiving quarantine for vaccinated tourists

Thailand may scrap its two-week mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors with proof of Covid-19 vaccination as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to revive its pandemic-hit tourism industry. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha

Urban Kitchen introduces classic South American and Caribbean cuisines

Urban Kitchen at  JW Marriott Hotel Macau topped up its buffet line with an additional Latin American corner this spring. The dining experience will explore the diverse gastronomic Latin regions, starting

Forbes names MGM Macau a Five-Star hotel for the sixth time

Forbes Travel Guide named MGM Macau a Five-Star Hotel for the sixth consecutive year in its 2021 Star Rating list, the gaming operator announced in a statement. Tria spas at both

The Buzz | Egypt gets Sinopharm vaccines donated by China

Egypt’s health ministry yesterday said the country has received a 300,000-dose shipment of the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine donated by China. It was the third vaccine shipment received by Egypt. In December,

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