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

CRIME | Boats smuggle illegal immigrants

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has busted a criminal group suspected of smuggling illegal immigrants into Macau. According to PJ, the group allegedly took advantage of the many vessels being used

CE assures fulfillment of public housing in reclamation zone A

“Having understood the importance of developing reclamation zone A - especially for the planning of public housing within the zone - the government will definitely fulfill the project and respond

Macau Pass to launch online and mobile payment services

Managing director of  Macau Pass S. A., Mr George Zhang, revealed to the media that the company is collaborating with renowned e-commerce companies to extend its services into these new

Literature | ‘The Ballad of a Small Player’ listed among NYT’s top books

The Ballad of a Small Player,’ written by British novelist Lawrence Osborne and set in Macau, has been listed among the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2014. “The setting

It’s confirmed: Xi to attend MSAR anniversary ceremonies

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to attend a gathering in town on Dec. 19-20 for the 15th anniversary of Macau’s return to China, authorities said yesterday. Xinhua confirmed that

ENTERTAINMENT | South Korean film star in town for ‘The Crossing I’ premiere

A star in her native South Korea, film actress Song Hye-kyo had to conduct extensive research and often debate her role with film director John Woo before shooting the Chinese

BRIEFS: Video Art exhibition at Casa Garden

The fourth annual Video Art For All International Festival (VAFA), is now open. According to the organizers, Art For All Society (AFA) and the Orient Foundation, the exhibition at Casa

MOTORSPORTS | André Couto thought he was Audi series champion, later penalized

Alex Yoong, a former Formula 1 driver from Malaysia, was crowned 2014 Audi R8 LMS Cup champion after securing a controversial victory in the final race in Abu Dhabi. Yoong topped

Ask the Vet | How dog food can help manage pancreatitis

What is Pancreatitis? The pancreas is a small organ that is located between the stomach and the first part of the small intestine. It has two main functions: the production of

Executive Council with two new faces

Chui Sai On, has announced the 11members of the new government's Executive Council (ExCo), that includes only two new faces: Ms Sonia Chan Hoi Fan, who was appointed the new

Chinese defendants enter pleas in Vegas gambling case

Two more Chinese citizens took plea deals Wednesday in what federal prosecutors say was an illegal Internet gambling ring broken up by an FBI raid at high-roller suites at

HAPPINESS INDEX | Chaotic traffic clouds residents’ happiness

The index was set at 6.99 percent out of 10, meaning that Macau citizens are slightly happier than last year (6.98 percent), but traffic, inflation and housing continue to play

Macau Taxi Passengers Association deplores hit and run by taxi driver

Details of a deplorable hit and run by a Macau taxi driver have surfaced on Macau Taxi Driver Shame, the official Facebook group of the Macau Taxi Passengers Association. According to

BRIEFS: Yachts allowed to sail between Guangdong and Macau

The government will launch a trial scheme for yachts to travel freely between Macau and Guangdong Province in the middle of next year. Accordingly, 40 to 50 temporary berths will

ENTERTAINMENT | A Christmas with Penguins of Madagascar

Alex Gaspar, executive sous chef of banquet and production at Sands Cotai Central told the Times that there is a lot of inspiration to draw from the DreamWorks theme from

Secretaries will incur in human rights violations, Jason Chao alerts

Political activist Jason Chao is convinced that Macau’s new principal officials will most likely “commit human rights violations.” He claimed that “no matter where they were born and brought up,

IC head says city on track to ‘becoming open-air museum’

In an interview with Xinhua ahead of the SAR’s 15th anniversary celebrations, Ung said the best thing that has ever happened to him was the chance to witness Macau’s impressive

EIU forecasts Macau’s economy to shrink 4 pct

The EIU analysts explain this year’s low economic growth and the fall in Gross Domestic Product in 2015 with the anti-corruption campaign launched by the Chinese government, which has led

Special traffic measures enforced for ‘Parade through Macao’

Authorities will be enforcing special traffic measures this Sunday while the “Parade through Macao, Latin City” takes place. Traffic will be limited along the parade’s route. The Parade opening ceremony will

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