MICE | 7th Construction Forum launches at The Venetian

The 7th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF), with the theme “Innovating Construction-Finance Cooperation and Energizing Infrastructure Development”, launched yesterday at The Venetian Macao. Jointly organized by China International Contractors

‘The Gift’ concert halted after vocalist faints

A concert featuring pop band ‘The Gift’ came to a halt yesterday night at the Cultural Center’s Grand Auditorium after vocalist Sónia Tavares fainted. The incident happened around half an

Auto show to be held over the weekend

The China (Macau) Automotive and Shipping Equipment Fair (CASEF) kicked off yesterday at the Fisherman’s Wharf, marking the first edition of the three-day event. Organized by the Ministry of Commerce of

Urban Planning Committee against public housing lot in Taipa

The government’s project to use a land plot in Taipa to build public housing was opposed by several members of the Urban Planning Committee. The committee, which has a consultative role,

Education | School violence on the rise in Zhuhai

The Zhuhai Xiangzhou People’s Court revealed the city had recorded 209 cases of juvenile delinquency from the beginning of 2014 to May 2016. School violence accounted for roughly 10 percent

Gaming | Hidden VIP-room earpieces show local money laundering risks

Hidden inside the private room of a Macau casino’s exclusive gaming area, a single player sits at a baccarat table. As the cards are turned, the man, a hired hand,

Tourism | New regulation tries to stop bad manners

The China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) has issued a new temporary regulation to blacklist tourists and tourism service providers that engage in so-called “uncivilized conduct” abroad. According to a statement issued

MSAR ranks ninth in competitiveness of Chinese cities

The latest report released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on competitiveness of cities, has placed Macau at ninth, according to a note published this week by the Macau

Sands China targets Japan in campaign to rebrand Macau

The Sands China Tokyo roadshow and banquet dinner were held yesterday at the Conrad Tokyo hotel, where around 120 Japanese travel agents and corporate individuals were treated to a variety

Briefs | ‘Piano poet’ to play at Cultural Center

The Macau Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Jean-Philippe Tremblay, will join forces with French pianist Alexandre Tharaud for a concert on Sunday night at the Cultural Centre’s Grand Auditorium.

Heritage | ‘Chapas Sínicas’ on the AP Register of the Memory of the World

Jointly nominated by the Archives of Macau and the National Archive of Torre do Tombo of Portugal, the collection of “Chapas Sínicas” was recommended by the expert MOWCAP Register Subcommittee

UM sports facilities now open to the public

As of yesterday, selected sporting facilities at the University of Macau (UM) are now available to the public, the Sports Bureau (ID) announced yesterday. The facilities include a football field, an

Adelson settles six-year feud with Jacobs

Sheldon Adelson ended his six-year legal fight with the former head of his Macau casinos whose allegations of “outrageous and illegal” demands by the billionaire Las Vegas Sands Corp. chairman

Casino revenue decline deepens in May on tighter rules

Macau’s gaming revenue dropped more than analysts’ estimates in May, as tighter rules affecting gamblers increased the challenges for the city’s casinos. Gaming stocks extended losses in Hong Kong. Gross gaming

Can macau take 40 million tourists? | City in need of capacity management, some heritage sites remain ‘unvisited’

The forecast number of visitor arrivals in Macau in 2025 is predicted to reach 38  to 40 million, based on the average annual rate of three to five percent increases,

Architect: Priority should be given to pedestrians

Francisco Vizeu Pinheiro, a local architect and scholar, has pointed out that to have the capacity to attract more tourists to Macau, local authorities must make a choice between cars

Sands China trade show hits Tokyo

Sands China will kick off its Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) roadshow in Tokyo, Japan later today, just one of numerous international trade fairs which seek to promote the

Health | Pediatric assessment center established

A joint pediatric assessment center is now open to the public, providing medical assessments of children who display symptoms of development disorders as well as offering consultations to their parents. With

Environment | Gov’t slammed for failing to issue contingency plans for nuclear plant

The New Macau Association (ANM) criticized the local government yesterday, for allegedly failing to address Macau’s safety regarding the Taishan nuclear power plant that is under construction in Guangdong province. During

Las Vegas Sands settles with former Macau CEO Jacobs

Bringing an end to a near six-year legal battle, Las Vegas Sands (LVS) has agreed to pay more than "USD75 million to end a lawsuit by its former top Macau

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