Airport passengers increase to 480,000 in May

Over the past month, the airport has maintained its overall passenger traffic growth while the Taiwan market registered a 6 percent increase, and Southeast and Northeast Asia recorded continuous growth.

Seac Pai Van pavilion reopens with new pair of giant pandas

The Giant Panda Pavilion in Seac Pai Van park reopened to the public yesterday, as Xin Xin and Kai Kai, the new pair of giant pandas presented to Macau by

Sino-Lusophone meeting in town

A ministerial meeting between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries on the subject of infrastructure will take place on Friday in Macau, according to the deputy secretary-general of Forum Macau, Vicente

Health | Passenger aboard MERS patient plane in Macau

The Health Bureau (SSM) is searching for a South Korean visitor in Macau who entered the city after coming into contact with a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient last

Merchandise import decline by 4.3 pct

Merchandise imports declined by 4.3 percent year-on-year to MOP6.88 billion in April, data collected by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) shows. Imports of gold jewelry and watches dropped significantly

Photography exhibition | Documenting the city’s rainy days and floods

All that Macau-born photographer Choi Vun Tim ever wanted was to take pictures from a different angle – something that would stand out and make a difference. He remembered a Hong

Gaming revenue falls 37 percent

It’s an anniversary in Macau that casino bosses aren’t in any mood to pop champagne over. Casino revenue in the world’s largest gambling hub fell for the 12th straight month

Briefs | Local senior dies at swimming pool

A local senior was confirmed dead after passing out in the swimming pool at the Lin Fong Sports Centre. It was reported that the 67-year-old woman suddenly fell unconscious while

CCAC | No promise of immunity from prosecution given to Sing Fong protesters

The New Macau Association raised doubts over the impartiality of Macau’s judiciary system and filed a complaint with CCAC last month, urging the city’s anti-graft agency to investigate the case. A

Crime | 20 fall victim to phone scam, PJ on the alert

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has warned residents of a telephone scam that has swindled money from at least 20 people after the victims received calls from conmen pretending to represent

Tourist raped twice in hotel room

A mainland tourist faces prosecution after he lured another Chinese visitor into his hotel room via a dating phone application, and allegedly raped her twice on the weekend. Early in the

Health | MERS scare reaches Macau

Macau has been on alert for the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, since at least five of the passengers coming into close contact with a newly confirmed

Consultation on medical staff certification to be launched

The government is launching a public consultation on the legal regime governing the healthcare professionals’ certification and qualifications scheme this coming September, the head of the Health Bureau (SSM) told

New construction workers protest over ‘payment inequality’

The central government’s liaison office in Macau was once again besieged last Saturday by mainland construction workers unsatisfied with their employers over unjust salaries and compensation arrangements. Roughly 200 workmen

Statistics | Visitors on package tours down by 6.8 pct

The number of visitors on package tours reached 806,000 in April, down by 6.8 percent year-on-year, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The average occupancy rate of hotels

Chui says UM promotes city’s image abroad

Macau’s chief executive Chui Sai On praised the University of Macau (UM)’s growing international influence, which helped enhance the city’s profile abroad at the 2015 congregation ceremony last Saturday afternoon

Health Bureau condemns violent behavior against inspectors

On 28th and 29th of last week respectively, two smoking-control inspectors and one trainee from the bureau were sent to the hospital after being assaulted by people who were given

Flash mob | Breastfeeding increasingly popular

A group of local breastfeeding moms and advocates are determined to keep up their annual flash mob campaign, with the purpose of continuously promoting society’s acceptance of breastfeeding in public

Taiwanese low cost V-Air cancels Macau operations

Taiwanese low-cost airline V-Air has announced it will drop all flights between Macau and Taipei in the next month. The company currently operates three weekly flights between Macau and Taipei, which

‘A Useless Fiction’ screened at 2015 Cannes Film Festival

The movie made its debut at the world-renowned film competition’s Short Film Corner, which is an event where talented filmmakers come together to share mutual insights into each other’s works.

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