Q&A – Clement Cheng | Interior designer: Public needs to be educated to ‘understand the value of design’

Interior designer Clement Cheng, who is also the owner of local design retailer Signum, recently opened his company’s second customer-facing store in the city, located near Jardim de Vasco da

Nam Van lake IFT Café to become private

The IFT Café, located next to the Nam Van lake will be under public tender, the Institute for Tourism Studies confirmed with the Times yesterday. Sherry Lee, senior director of the

Security Council unanimous vote | Portugal’s António Guterres next United Nations chief

The Security Council unanimously agreed early today that Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres should be the next secretary-general of the United Nations. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin made the announcement

Q&A – Paul Tighe | Australia’s Consul General: ‘Australia-Macau relations go beyond gaming’

Paul Tighe, who is leaving his position as Australia’s Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macau after five years on the job, hosted a business cocktail reception on behalf of the

Creative center provides exhibition space to local artists

A building abandoned   for over ten years has recently completed its renovation to transform it into an art space to place local artists and their works into the limelight. Macau Art

New Macau urges gov’t to reform public subsidies mechanism

The New Macau Association (ANM) is handing a petition to the government that aims to reform the mechanism of government subsidies in order to make the system more transparent, the

Hong Kong | Home sales rise to 15-month high on demand

Hong Kong home sales rose to the highest level in at least 15 months in September, government figures released yesterday show. The number of homes sold reached 7,826 with a value

Football | ‘Zlincester’: Czech league’s answer to Leicester

After only nine matches, a provincial soccer club from eastern Czech Republic is starting to draw comparisons with Premier League champion Leicester. FC Fastav Zlin, a 900-1 shot to win the

UP 7.4 percent | Gaming revenue growth beats estimates as new resorts open

Macau’s gaming revenue swelled more than estimated in September, with new casino projects from the local units of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Wynn Resorts Ltd. helping draw recreational gamblers. Gross

Pearl Horizon buyers stage protest on National Day

According to the Public Security Police Force (PSP), around 900 protesters marched on China’s National Day holiday on October 1. The majority of the demonstrators were pre-sale buyers of the

Pokémon Go available in Macau

Pokémon Go fans in Macau can now download the app from Google Play or iTunes. The news was announced recently by Niantic, the game developer, a software development company based

Thriller Live kicks off at the Parisian Theatre

Thriller Live, the theatrical concert that celebrates arguably the world’s greatest entertainer ever, Michael Jackson, held its debut performance at The Parisian Macao’s new Parisian Theatre, on Friday. The tour company

Colombia in unchartered territory with peace deal’s defeat

A stunning referendum defeat for a peace deal with leftist rebels leaves Colombians with no Plan B to save an accord that sought to bring an end to a half

Yokohama loses Macau F3 tyre supply in ‘last minute’ deal with Pirelli

Japanese tyre manufacturer Yokohama was dealt an unexpected surprise this week, losing the supply deal for the Macau Grand Prix Formula 3 (F3) event in an apparent “last minute” deal

Miss Iran faces two-hour investigation upon arrival

Several tourists have recently claimed to face discrimination at immigration counters upon their arrival in the region. Following on from this, just this week, a recent beauty pageant participant was

A ‘cleaner’ version of ‘Turandot’ opens Music Festival

From October 1 to 4 the three act Opera “Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini will hit the stage of the Grand Auditorium of the Macao Cultural Centre (CCM). Conducted by the

September to Remember | 32 people missing in landslides following typhoon

At least 32 people were reported missing yesterday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages in southeastern China following a typhoon. A rescue operation was underway in Sucun village in China’s Zhejiang

Seoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect

South Korea’s military said yesterday that a North Korean soldier had crossed the border between the rivals to defect. South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff said military officials were investigating the

Shanghai competing for local talent

Shanghai authorities are introducing a scheme to attract foreign talent that will allow “high-level foreign professionals” to apply for a Shanghai Residence Card. Under the scheme, some Hong Kong and

Dutch probe | Malaysian jet downed by launcher from Russia

Dutch-led criminal investigators said yesterday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down by a Buk missile moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia. Wilbert Paulissen, head of the

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