Number of Indian tourists growing, MGTO outlines promotional strategy

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) confirmed to the Times that it has been rolling out its constant Macau promotional activities. The aim of this policy is to promote “family

ATFPM to survey public opinion on government’s performance

The Macau Civil Servants Association (ATFPM) will conduct a public survey, in order to gauge public opinion regarding the performance of the Chief Executive (CE) as well as the government’s

Suu Kyi makes first speech as Myanmar leader

Former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi made her first speech Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly since forming a democratically elected government and called for international understanding as Myanmar

Indian tourists complain of discriminatory treatment

Local authorities expressed the hope that the number of Indian tourists visiting the peninsula will significantly increase this year. However, some Indian visitors have been disappointed with how they are

New Macau thinks GPDP wants to prevent any kind of ‘public referendum’

The New Macau Association (ANM) thinks that the Office for Personal Data Protection (GPDP) is targeting their organization in order to intimidate and frighten them. They have stated that they

Parisian crowds during Mid-Autumn festival

Opened to the public on September 13, The Parisian Macao registered its first crowds over the weekend. This coincided with the celebrations of the Mid-Autumn festival. The high number of people

‘Little Rabbit Lanterns’ part 11 inaugurated

An opening ceremony for “part 11” of the “Little Rabbit Lanterns” was held last night in the courtyard of Albergue SCM, where various participating artists and local officials gathered for

Samsung suffers backlash in China over smartphone response

Liu Jingtang was a Samsung loyalist. The Shanghai technology consultant traded up steadily through its smartphones to the new Note 7. But Liu’s devotion was shaken by the Korean tech

Hong Kong | Outsider lawmaker vows shakeup of vested interests

The death threats began arriving soon after pro-democracy candidate and environmentalist Eddie Chu won a stunning Hong Kong legislative election victory earlier this month. Middlemen, Chu won’t name them so as to

Sea rescue drill | Marine Bureau representative says ‘accidents have always happened’

The Marine and Water Bureau, along with several local governmental departments, yesterday conducted a sea rescue drill at the entrance of the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal. The Customs Service, Public Security

GTEF to discuss new generation of tourists

This year’s edition of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) has established special bonds with both France and Beijing, which will serve as Macau’s country and city partners, respectively. The theme

Former leper colony to be revamped

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has announced that at least MOP6 million will be diverted toward restoring five of the six former leper colony buildings in Coloane. The work, which

Beijing film festival pushes for end to gender inequality

In films, women and girls are much more likely to take off their clothes than male actors and to be scantily clad in the first place, studies show. Less than

Economy to contract by 5.9pct in 2016, EIU says

The fall in Macau’s gaming services exports is expected to reach its lowest point this year, and the economy as a whole will contract 5.9 percent, in real terms, according

UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants | HK-based advocate reminds world leaders of worker plight

Hong Kong-based Indonesian domestic worker, Eni Lestari, took the stage at the United Nations Summit on Refugees and Migrants in New York yesterday to remind world leaders of the plight

Former Sports Bureau president pushes Macau to join Olympic Games

Macau must continue to strive to join the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said former Sports Bureau (ID) president Manuel Silvério in an interview with Lusa news agency. “Macau should continue to

Razon plans casino amid Duterte’s gambling crackdown

Philippine casino mogul Enrique Razon is pushing ahead with plans to build a 20 billion peso (USD418 million) resort in Manila, undeterred by President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on gambling. The chairman

Bloomberg Interview Stiglitz grades Trump F on economics, cites China trade risk

The U.S. economy would be a big loser if Donald Trump wins the presidential election and imposes new tariffs on imports from China, according to Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz. The end

Probe underway in Manhattan explosion that left 29 injured

An explosion rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood and injured 29 people, and a suspicious device discovered blocks away was safely removed early yesterday. Mayor Bill de Blasio ruled out any

Philippine Consulate commences Sunday operations

The Philippine Consulate General in the region has re-commenced its consular services on Sundays, after several Filipino associations demanded its service to operate on weekends. The consulate, including its attached agencies,

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