Porto mayor says city ‘forgotten’ in Golden Visa policy

The Mayor of Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, believes that his town has been left out of the Golden Visa policy, as businessmen applying for the program are mainly looking

Building near Macau Mosque raises concerns

Some residents have expressed their concern regarding the possibility of the construction of a residential building as tall as 143 meters to be constructed on the land lot of the

Iranian vice-president says tourism a way to counter ‘illegal sanctions’

After international sanctions were applied to Iran over its continued nuclear activities, the country’s economy could no longer rely on the oil industry alone, and tourism is now playing a

Pansy Ho: China’s HK visa restrictions also affect Macau

Co-chairperson of MGM China Holdings, Pansy Ho, believes that mainland China’s visa restrictions to Hong Kong have had an impact on the tourism flow to Macau too, TDM News reported.

App developer seeks to improve dining info

You may be familiar with mobile applications such as OpenRice and TripAdvisor, which allow people to search for restaurants in their cities. But Gilberto Camacho believes that it takes a

Unions accuse Melco Crown of breaching mass floor smoking ban

“In the first two weeks, we were very satisfied with the new ban’s implementation, but now there have been some changes that impose a bigger threat to casino workers’ health,”

Briefs | Jaime Carion retires from DSSOPT

The Director of the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT), Jaime Carion, is retiring after working 36 years as a civil servant. DSSOPT’s current deputy director Chan Pou Ha

GPDP investigates gaming-related spam

“We are still investigating the cases… In this early stage, we would not rule out that these direct marketing messages were from non-local companies,” she said. The coordinator added that

Wong Kit Cheng denounces food security protocol violations

Lawmaker Wong Kit Cheng has voiced her concerns over violations of food security policies and legislation. She not only recalled international food scandals that have had an impact in Macau,

UM brings in extra security measures against illegal immigrants

Responding to local Chinese newspaper Macau Daily, UM revealed that it also plans to install around 40 more surveillance cameras and an infrared alarm system this week. It also claimed

Expert says China is under Ebola threat

“In Africa, there are many Chinese working there. So that could be a risk for China in general, and I assume that one day will happen,” he said during

Pacquiao tours Hong Kong ahead of Nov 23 fight

Philippine boxing sensation Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao said that he is on the course to reach his highest peak for the Clash in Cotai II bout against Chris Algieri from the

Asia-Pacific broadcasters seek strength in united diversity

“It is a huge challenge to unite such an immensely diverse place,” stated the ABU acting president, Ahmad Jailani Muhamed Yunus, in his speech at the opening ceremony. As “the most

STATISTICS | Value of private construction projects surges

A total of 2,769 establishments were recorded to be operating in the Construction Sector in 2013, with 34,007 people were working in the industry. According to information from the Statistics

Macau and Phnom Penh now linked by charter flight

The first flight landed at Macau International Airport (MIA) at 2:10 p.m., with an inaugural flight ceremony at the airport.  The event was attended by Mr Tith Chantha, Cambodia’s Vice

HK Indonesian newspaper expands to Macau

The publisher of the Hong Kong Indonesian newspaper Apakabar Plus has expanded its operations to Macau launching Apakabar Makau in September. The Times spoke to the chief editor of Apakabar

Caritas fundraising bazaar to take place this weekend

The 45th Caritas Macau Charity Bazaar is set to take place at the Nam Van Nautical Center this Saturday and Sunday, with a Halloween-themed charity promotional event on Friday evening. “This

Asia-Pacific region to receive 535 million int’l tourists by 2030

The research document was presented yesterday at the 3rd Global Tourism Economy Forum’s opening ceremony. Taking place at The Venetian Macao, the three-day event brings together government officials and tourism

Macau should focus on heritage and leisure products

The Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mr Xu Jing, believes that Macau can achieve sustainable tourism growth by focusing on cultural heritage

AL PLENARY | Lawmakers call for more accountability for pet owners

The Animal Protection Bill on Friday passed its first reading in the Legislative Assembly (AL). Lawmakers welcomed regulations safeguarding animal welfare, but they also called on the government to improve

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