APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting delegates visit local attractions before event kicks off

Delegates to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 8th Tourism Ministerial Meeting (TMM8) are arriving in Macau, with many of them having already taken part in a meeting and a tour

BRIEFS | AFA Art Courses open for application

To promote contemporary art education, the Art For All Society (AFA) is set to launch a range of art courses in October. Twelve art programs for both children and adults

TRAVEL | Macanese woman backpacks through Southeast Asia to break stereotypes

A backpack equipped with a snorkeling mask and a few pieces of light clothing easily sets the scene for a traveling adventure in Southeast Asia. Twenty-eight-year-old Macau-born Susana Cruz embarked

FOOD SAFETY | 21 local food producers found using Taiwan gutter oil

Macau is enduring another food safety scandal. A local food oil importer has recalled around 300 barrels of Taiwanese cooking oils that were suspected to contain gutter oil. The Civic

La Casa del Habano opens eyeing Cuban cigar aficionados

Limited editions, Cuban vintage cigars, and 27 Cuban brands sit on the shelves of what its owner describes as the largest La Casa del Habano in Asia, which opened its

Number of HK laborers in the city triples in two years

Although Hong Kong faces a shortage in construction workers, the number of non-resident laborers (TNR) from the neighboring SAR working in Macau’s construction industry was found to have tripled in

MUSIC | Macao Youth Choir wins gold medal in Singapore contest

Under the leadership of the director of the conservatory’s music school, Liu Chang, the choir won its gold medal on the competition’s fourth day. “In the year that marks the 15th

Heritage Association concerned with capacity for local tourism

The Macau government has been trying to divert visitors to areas within the city that were previously unpopular with tourists. Some pointed out that this measure, which aims to reduce

CRIME | PJ warns against new phone fraud tactic

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has urged residents to be vigilant against a new phone fraud tactic involving the impersonation of mainland police and post office personnel. In a public notice released

Air Macau CEO departs the company

Nevertheless, there has been no news on his successor. Mr Zhu has already returned to the Beijing headquarters of Air China and assumed the position of adviser to the president and

Gov’t spends MOP5.3m on transportation habits survey

Four surveys have been commissioned to Umtec Limited, a company working in conjunction with the University of Macau, to understand Macau citizens’ current transportation needs and habits. Three of the surveys

BRIEFS | Int’l Fireworks Display Contest program update

The 26th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will take place on the Macau Tower waterfront today, as well as on September 13, 20 and 27 and on China National Day

This Day in History: 1986 – Pinochet survives rebel ambush

The Patriotic Front of Manuel Rodriguez - one of the country’s Marxist guerrilla groups - are believed to be behind the attack. None of those involved have yet been captured. The

ASK THE VET | Most Common Older Cat Problems

1. Arthritis Arthritis is more frequent in elderly cats, and is the inflammation of joints. The cat will be in a lot of pain, will have difficulty jumping and even walking

Martial Arts | New MMA federation seeks to foster a Macau team

Macau has lately witnessed a range of mixed martial arts (MMA) fights, which have contributed to the city’s growing interest in the sport. The Macau Mixed Martial Arts Federation (MMMAF) was

Local delegation enters final stage of Asian Games preparation

Macau’s delegation will soon depart for Incheon, in South Korea, as the 2014 Asian Games kick off on September 19. Over 100 athletes will be joining the event to compete in

New Era bus hits Border Gate pillar, 12 injured

A New Era bus hit a concrete pillar inside the Border Gate underground bus terminal yesterday at around 6 p.m., which resulted in 12 people, including two mainland residents and

Jason Chao hits back at police and data protection office

Jason Chao filed three complaints to the Public Prosecutions Office (MP) yesterday against three government agencies, accusing them of abusing their powers, malfeasance and calumnious denunciation (making defamatory accusations). The civil

Briefs: CCAC unveils corruption case

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) has accused the president of a building management association of falsifying documents in a corruption case that also involves a supply company.  The case is

UM old campus to be used for evening classes

UM’s Dean of students, Mr Peter Yu, has told TDM that the University of Macau’s old campus in Taipa will be used for evening classes and promotional activities. The government recently

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