Briefs | Woman swindled out of MOP29,000

An English-speaking Indian man, claiming to be a clairvoyant, has swindled a 28-year-old woman out of MOP29,000 at St. Francisco Garden. According to a police report, the conman convinced the victim that he had foreseen her father’s bad luck before asking the woman for money and then making the unusual request for a new phone, so as to “enhance the prayer’s effect.”

COLUNA--印尼文APP介面IACM’s app adds Indonesian and Vietnamese versions

The Civic Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) has updated the “Information about Macao’s Environmental Hygiene” mobile application, adding Indonesian and Vietnamese versions to provide ease of use to residents and visitors of various nationalities. The app features information about environmental hygiene and education in Macau, as well as providing the locations of public toilets, garbage chambers, compacting trash bins, recyclable garbage collection points and more. It was previously only available in three languages: Chinese, Portuguese and English.

Literary festival announces concert line-up

Organizers of the Macau Literary Festival announced a line-up of concerts to be included in the event’s program featuring performers from Portugal, China and Macau. Yao Shisan, a Chinese folk artist, and João Caetano, a Macau-born Portuguese musician, will play at the Macao Cultural Centre on March 11. Portuguese Fado singer Cristiana Branco will perform on March 12. Another musical event will feature the Foshan Cantonese Opera Troupe.  In addition, António Fonseca will present his interpretation of the epic poem “Os Lusiadas.” These shows will be held at the Dom Pedro V Theatre on March 6 and 7.

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