Pro-democracy lawmakers hand in petition on universal suffrage

Yesterday, pro-democracy lawmakers Au Kam San and Ng Kuok Cheong handed a petition to the government advocating for universal suffrage. They are hoping the letter can be forwarded to president

Shop caters for coffee lovers and their cats

Imagine a relaxing afternoon with a cup of coffee, a cake and a cat on your lap. That’s exactly what the local café ‘Meows Corner Meeting’ is offering its customers. Angela

MSAR 15th Anniversary | Painting exhibition unveils diverse Portuguese artistic views

Organized by Clube Militar (Military Club) in cooperation with the Cultural Events Promotion Association (APAC), the exhibition brings to town artworks by prominent Portuguese painters, such as Júlio Pomar, Graça

MSAR 15TH ANNIVERSARY | Is the ‘El Dorado’ effect over?

While the region keeps on exceeding world records, with many praising the economic growth made possible by the gaming industry, some residents claim that the ‘El Dorado’ period is over

Mark Wahlberg loses USD45,000 on Macau casino bet preparing for movie role

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Whalberg has stepped into the role made famous by James Caan in the 1974 original and as part of his movie research, he headed

Remaining HKD80 million recovered from Ao Man Long’s illegal savings

The Public Prosecutions Office (MP) has recovered more than HKD80 million from former Secretary for Transport and Public Works Ao Man Long’s remaining illegal holdings in Hong Kong and on

Slight decrease in foreign exchange reserves

The preliminary estimate of the Macau SAR’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to MOP127.9 billion (USD16.02 billion) at the end of November 2014, the Monetary Authority of Macau announced yesterday. The

24-hour border ‘a step in the right direction’

As a measure expected to benefit the region’s tourism and gaming industries, the Hengqin border will start operating around the clock this Thursday. Tim Craighead, director of Asian Research for

COURTS | Filipino national sees permanent residency denied

A Filipino national, living in Macau since 2005, has seen his permanent residency denied for not spending enough time in the territory – one of the main requirements for being

New Macau plans to go ahead with Dec 20 protest

Macau authorities have not yet replied to the New Macau Association’s request to hold a protest on Saturday, but the pro-democracy group’s vice-president, Bill Chou, is convinced it will not

Spanish jeweler brings new glamor to town

  Glamorous yellow gold and precious stones were brought from Spain to Macau, as the 129-year old jewelry brand Carrera y Carrera expanded its presence in the Greater China area with

MSAR 15th ANNIVERSARY | Macanese community in need of new dynamics

Fifteen years after Macau’s handover to China, the uniqueness of the Macanese community seems to remain mostly untouched. Its creole language has even been revived by amateur theatre group Doci

1999-2014 | Macau, what changed?

Back in 1999, Macau had around 430,000 residents; a number that has since increased to 631,000. The total number of non-resident workers has multiplied fivefold and now stands for 40

MACAU SPECIAL | Gov’t confers awards on 46 individuals and 4 organizations

Forty-six individuals and four entities were presented with medals and honorary titles for their distinguished contributions to Macau during the 2014 Medals and Certificates Conferment Ceremony held yesterday, at the

ROTARY CLUB 15th CHRISTMAS PARTY | Association calls for more therapists for children with special needs

Rotary Club of Macau’s mission to further support children with special needs is ongoing, even after fifteen years, and last Friday the organization launched its annual Christmas Party, gathering about

Survey: residents lose confidence in local lawmakers

A recent study shows that residents have lost confidence in Macau’s lawmakers, TDM News reported. The President of the Legislative Assembly (AL), Ho Iat Seng, said the drop in confidence

New Macau looking to organize demonstration on Dec 20

The New Macau Association (ANM) is seeking to organize a demonstration next Saturday advocating for universal suffrage. The city is commemorating the 15th anniversary of its handover to China on

MSAR’s 15th anniversary | Outgoing prosecutor urges for deeper judiciary reform

The outgoing Prosecutor General, Ho Chio Meng, has urged that improving judicial efficiency is imperative and that the penal system needs amendment to cope with changing reality. Speaking to the media,

Alexis Tam replaced as TDM gov’t representative

The newly appointed Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, will be replaced in his role as the government representative in local public broadcaster TDM. Mr Wu Lok Kan,

Annual ‘Parade Through Latin City’ keeps drawing revelers

For its 4th edition, the “Parade Through Macao, Latin City” chose an extraterrestrial storyline, with large sea creature balloons and alien-dressed dancers adding a new flavor to the Latin-themed festive

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