‘These photographs follow my journey in Macau’

Macau Daily Times - Macao 5.0. Can you explain the concept behind this book? Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro - Well, basically, this translates as ‘Macau five years after’, because that is what

Pakistan | Child sex abuse investigation shocks nation as police arrest more suspects

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday vowed to fully prosecute those found guilty in a child sex abuse scandal that has shocked the Muslim-majority nation. Police arrested half a dozen suspects

Exclusive interview | Lawrence Ho: ‘The cold hard truth is, non-gaming will never make any money’

Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL) announced yesterday its Q2 results in New York and, as expected, they continue to be on the fall as is the whole gaming sector – although

Alice Kok | President Of Art for all society | ‘Only with gov’t resources can major art events be created’

Local artist Alice Kok was appointed president of the Art for All Society (AFA) last year, when the association faced major challenges when coping with private rental increases. One year

Interview | Akiko Takahashi | ‘Our strategy is to become the employer that people choose to stay with’

As gaming operators develop new casino resorts along the Cotai Strip, the use of recruitment strategies to fill job vacancies have become crucial. In an exclusive interview with The Times,

Exclusive interview with Bob Arum | Top Rank to promote 28 boxing events in mainland China next season

For the territory, Mr Arum believes that “it’s very important that Macau brings in boxing and presents boxing in a superior way because I think it shows that are

Peter Phillips – The vice-president of ICOMOS| ‘It’s really important to map the whole place’

The vice-president of ICOMOS Peter Phillips recognized the local government’s efforts to keep the region’s culture alive over the past decade. However, given the rapid development from the growing population, the

‘Our strategy is mainly to follow our customer base’

In an interview with the Times, BNU’s CEO, Pedro Cardoso, spoke of the bank’s role in Macau, asserting that BNU is the most competitive bank in terms of online transactions.

‘Economy diversification opens more opportunities for UK companies’

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has initiated another trade mission to Macau and Hong Kong as it aims to encourage more UK companies to forge business relations here. UKTI Hong

Interview | Sun Ziyu : ‘Signing contracts is to set up a common link’

The annual IIICF has once again put Macau’s platform role into the spotlight. Speaking of the city’s potential role in the regional “Belt and Road” Initiative, Mr Sun Ziyu, Vice

Interview | Viriato Soromenho-Marques: ‘The European Union needs structural reform’

University of Lisbon scholar Viriato Soromenho-Marques is launching his book, which reflects on Portugal’s crisis within the framework of the European Union in Macau today. In an interview with the

Kevin Clayton, CMO Galaxy | ‘95pct of our investment has gone into non-gaming’

Facing a “new norm”, gaming operators are adapting to the latest and decisive push by the government to diversify the economy, which for casinos means an order to expand their

Q&A with Andrew Scott, CEO of World Gaming Group | ‘Marketing and competition is heating up’

The World Gaming Group, which publishes World Gaming Magazine (WGM), has recently acquired Must Read Publications, the publisher of Inside Asian Gaming magazine. In an interview with The Times, Andrew

Interview | Macau oral history association head Laura Lei: ‘Cultural and creative industry is not only limited to handicraft items’

  Laura Lei, who heads the Oral History Association of Macau, identifies a parallel between the work of an historian and that of a reporter. Both, through research and interviews, present

FILM | Shooting the wolf

From wine to fashion, China’s current love affair with all things French is on the up. But for veteran French film director Jean-Jacques Annaud it was surprising that this “amour”

Interview with Robbert van der Maas, Artyzen | “citizenM hotels are perfect for Macau”

Artyzen, the hotel management arm of Shun Tak Holdings, has partnered with Dutch hotels citizenM, to develop an innovative concept of luxury but affordable hotels in first tier Chinese cities,

Interview | António Trindade, CESL Asia CEO | ‘We could produce energy here much more efficiently’

Ahead of the Macao International Environmental Co-­operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF), which kicks off today, the CEO of CESL Asia, António Trindade, said that in addition to finding environmentally friendly

Exclusive interview with Luís Ortet | The Chinese zodiac for fun

  It’s the time of year when local Chinese residents try to take a peek at their fortune for the upcoming year by reading Chinese zodiac almanacs. But this tradition surely

Top Rank producer Brad Jacobs: ‘We found an incredible home with wonderful people in Macau’

From zero to seven, Macau’s Cotai Arena has staged an array of high-profile boxing events that were expected to be authentic Las Vegas-like experiences. In less than two years, the

Exclusive interview | Sheldon Adelson : ‘We originated non-gaming development’

By the time The Parisian Macao opens in 2016, Las Vegas Sands Corp. will have invested more than USD13bn in Macau since Sands China Ltd became a concessionaire 13 years

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