Tourism | Number of visitors on package tours declines

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has indicated that in the first half year of 2016, visitors on package tours totaled to 3.4 million, down by 31.2 percent

Election Law revision to reach AL by end of August

The revision of the Legislative Assembly (AL) Election Law will be treated as a matter of urgency by the government, who has pledged to submit the bill to the AL

Chui Sai On at the AL | CE urges youth to be more proactive

The Chief Executive yesterday called on the local youth to be “more committed” to investing in their education in order to find good jobs. Given the conditions offered to them

Elvis Costello to perform solo concert in town

The Macao Cultural Centre (CCM) is set to present the renowned singer-songwriter Elvis Costello in a concert at the Centre’s Grand Auditorium on September 9. Costello will perform a combination of

Tourism | Public consultation concerning family hostels launched

The Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is kicking off its tracking study today to solicit public opinion and learn about residents’ current views regarding the opening of family hostels on the

Jinan Uni donation not listed in Macao Foundation Q2 report

The Macao Foundation (FM) has published in the Official Gazette a list of the financial support it provided to individuals and institutions during the second quarter of 2016. The publically

Hong Kong journalists sentenced to up to 5 years in prison

A southern Chinese court has sentenced four people, including at least two Hong Kong journalists, to prison on charges of running an illegal business after they reportedly sent copies of

Parisian Macao opening just 48 days away

Sands China held an event yesterday on the site of The Parisian’s replica of the Eiffel Tower. Wilfred Wong, president and chief operating officer of Sands China, updated the media

Knife attack at home for disabled in Japan stuns neighbors

The sound of sirens pierced the night, waking residents in a normally quiet, semi-rural neighborhood outside of Tokyo. Some thought it may be an accident, or perhaps a resident at

Tobacco products entering Macau decrease 82 percent

From January to May this year, 3.48 million packs of cigarettes have entered Macau, an 82 percent decrease compared to the same period last year, when the number was around

Survey | Many Hong Kong residents consider moving away

A survey by Hong Kong-based think tank Civic Exchange has indicated that 42 percent of Hong Kong residents are considering moving out of the region, mostly due to political dissatisfaction. From

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

The world’s first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun’s energy made history yesterday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic

Former top Chinese general sentenced for taking bribes

A Chinese military court yesterday sentenced a former top general to life in prison for taking bribes, concluding China’s highest-level prosecution of a military figure in decades. Guo Boxiong was also

New Macau wants to keep Hotel Estoril façade

New Macau Association (ANM) delivered a letter to be addressed to the Urban Planning Committee members yesterday, as they were gathering for a meeting at the Land, Public Works and

Tourism | MGTO completes consultation for ‘Master Plan’

The Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has completed its two-month public consultation for the “Macau Tourism Industry Development Master Plan,” according to a statement from the office, having collected over 1,100

Architecture | Tribute to Manuel Vicente’s constant reinvention

The work of Portuguese architect Manuel Vicente is the theme of “Macau: Reading the Hybrid City,” launched earlier this month at the Rui Cunha Foundation. Published by the non-profit organization, Docomomo

Verizon buys Yahoo for USD4.83b, marking end of an era

Verizon is buying Yahoo for USD4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. It is the second time in as many years that

Illegal UnionPay transactions total MOP2.1 billion this year

Illegal transactions using UnionPay International terminals in the territory have reached a total amount of close to MOP2.1 billion for the first semester of this year, the Portuguese news agency

Filipino workers strive to keep their families united in Macau

The overseas Filipino workers are often called the unsung heroes of their families as they choose to pack up for a distant foreign land, live abroad and leave their families

Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel temporarily closed by MGTO

  The troubled Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel witnessed a new episode in its already tumultuous history on Friday. In a press conference held at the Tourism Activities Centre the Government Tourism

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