MPay, the mobile payment platform by local tap-and-go card payment company Macau Pass, recently announced that it has more than 510,000 registered users. As a result, it is calling itself the most popular mobile payment platform in Macau. The company also said it is ready to migrate to the government-led Simple Pay unified mobile payment platform. Excluding similar platforms from the mainland, the city has three other major mobile payment gateways aside from MPay: Tai Fung Pay, BOC ePay and ICBC Macau ePay.
Elevator control of luxury residential building catches fire
The roof-top elevator mechanical room of the Phoenix Terrace, a luxury residential skyscraper situated at the intersection of Avenida de Sidónio Pais and Avenida do Colonel Mesquita, caught fire on Monday evening, triggering a call out from the Fire Services Bureau. Preliminary investigation attributed the fire to a short-circuit malfunction in the machine’s control box. While 150 residents were evacuated, no injuries were recorded. The building’s security guards notified residents of the need to evacuate by knocking on their doors.