China wins Fireworks Display Contest

The Chinese team, represented by the Hunan Jingtai Fireworks company, has won the 26th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, followed by teams from Spain (second; pictured) and Australia (third). The winning

Hundreds stage sit-in protest to support Hong Kong’s fight for democracy

Hundreds of students and Macau citizens joined a sit-in protest on National Day at Friendship Square to show solidarity for Hong Kong’s fight for democracy. Student and organizer Edwin Hoi told

Crowd control, more tourists

‘Fishing’ under the national flag

As yet another Golden Week brought an increase in the number of tourists visiting Macau, complaints about taxi drivers’ behavior and services rose as well, said Andrew Scott, administrator of

Letter to the Editor | Imprudent and inaccurate comments by University of Saint Joseph Rector

In an article about a new management structure at the University of Saint Joseph that appeared in the Macau Daily Times on Tuesday 30 September, the Rector Peter Stillwell was

Chui Sai On confirms changes to gov’t team for his next term

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony marking China’s National Day on Wednesday, Chui Sai On revealed that he has not yet gathered all of the secretaries’ for

Gaming Adelson predicts Macau high roller rebound in two months

Chinese players have been “staying below the radar” by refraining from going to Macau and spending money in ostentatious ways, Adelson said yesterday at the Global Gaming Expo, the industry’s

Mass area smoking ban starts today

Clients of local casinos will no longer be allowed to smoke in mass public areas, following the smoking ban that came into force at 12 a.m. today. VIP rooms will

Local Muslim community celebrates Eid al-Adha

Several Muslims gathered at the Macau Mosque and Cemetery yesterday to celebrate Eid al-Adha, roughly translated as the festival of the sacrifice. According to Islamic tradition, Eid al-Adha is the second

UM ranked among world’s top 300 universities

The University of Macau (UM) has been ranked among the world’s top 300 universities in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings of 2014-2015, which were released last

Briefs | Students allege excessive chemicals in UM Hengqin campus

Students from the University of Macau have tested the level of formaldehyde, a toxic chemical commonly found in construction materials and furniture, in two rooms of the UM Pearl Jubilee

Ask the Vet | Feline lower urinary tract disorder

FELINE Lower Urinary Tract Disorder, or FLUTD, is an umbrella term for a number of different but similar conditions that affect the cat urinary tract. Factors that affect a cat’s

City of Dreams brings guests to space | Up, up and away!

The local resort City of Dreams has revealed its newest project, which seeks to enhance the experience of its guests by providing them with an adventure to outer space. In an

National Day, 8pm | Students rally in support of massive protest in Hong Kong

Several secondary and university students will organize a demonstration at Friendship Square today at 8pm to show solidarity with the protesters who are occupying major traffic arteries in Hong Kong. Nevertheless,

Yellow taxis’ contract at risk of failing to meet demands

Kou Kun Pang told reporters that data on the yellow taxis’ service index, which focuses on their ability to respond to customers’ calls, was presented yesterday during the meeting. Figures

MGTO promotes Macau as business travel destination

MGTO is running a booth at the three-day event under the theme “Touching Moments, Experience Macau.” In a statement, MGTO declared that forty delegates have already traveled to Thailand, representing

Gov’t approves up to 6 pct increase on ferry fares

A press release from the Bureau suggests that the government will allow the ferry service providers to increase the current MOP5 fares for Macau–Hong Kong economy class journeys by 2.6

Up in smoke | Tam says casino gaming revenue seen declining 13 pct

The city had set a record for tourist arrivals in August despite gaming revenue growth narrowing, according to the report posted yesterday on the website of the state-controlled television station.

Gaming Alert Casino bill set to pass in Japan Lower House, lawmaker says

“We want to finish up in the lower house in the first half of October and send it on to the upper house,” Koichi Hagiuda, secretary-general of a lawmaker’s group

Customs busts importer selling smuggled goods to supermarkets

Information suggests that the trading firm has been in operation for more than a decade at the Border Gate district. It is alleged that parallel traders have been employed to

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