TRAVELOG | Huge luxury suite on ship will run USD5,000 a person per night

A new luxury cruise ship debuting in 2016 will have one of the largest and most expensive suites ever offered at sea. Regent Seven Seas will charge USD5,000 a night, per

Beware | 2 airlines were targets of attempt to steal customers’ miles

The airlines say the incidents happened in late December. American began notifying affected customers by email on Monday, a spokeswoman said. Some travel websites are fighting this type of fraud by

Wearable sensors gather lots of data – now to make it useful

It’s not just about how many steps you’ve taken or how many calories you’ve burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse,

The Buzz | Turkish police check newspaper over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

A pro-secular Turkish newspaper says police stopped trucks as they left its printing center to check the paper’s content after it decided to print a selection of Charlie Hebdo caricatures. Cumhuriyet

World briefs

CHINA Shanghai police detain nine terror suspects from an ethnic minority in western China plus 10 Turkish people accused of helping them in an attempt to illegally travel abroad, including

Amazon signs Woody Allen to create his first TV series

The Oscar-winning filmmaker will write and direct all of the episodes of the half-hour series. A full season has been ordered for Amazon’s Prime Instant Video, the company announced yesterday.

Gov’t makes concession on animal protection legislation

Government representatives have agreed to suggestions proposed by lawmakers to differentiate between farm animals and pets during a meeting of the Legislative Assembly (AL) First Standing Committee yesterday. Kwan Tsui

SURVEY | Local youths show increasing symptoms of gambling addiction

A survey conducted by the Bosco Youth Service Network (BYS) found that young people in Macau are displaying more symptoms of gambling addiction.  There has also been a surge in

Sonia Chan demands IACM service improvements

The Secretary for Public Administration and Justice, Sonia Chan, paid a visit to the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) this week to learn about its operations, functions and the

Mortgage lending falls in Nov

With regard to outstanding balance, RMLs and CRELs both witnessed increases. In November 2014, new RMLs approved by local banks decreased 26.9 pct month-to-month to MOP3.4 billion; of which, 97.6

Positive impression of new gov’t from Portugal’s cabinet member

The politician revealed that the Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak, assured him that Portuguese citizens “will continue to enjoy a treatment of positive discrimination” concerning residency permits. As the Times

Experts trying to choose a pair of pandas to send to Macau

The Secretary said that experts have been trying to choose a pair of pandas to send to Macau, after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that the central government will be

Heritage exhibition offers free admission to senior citizens and groups

Originally owned by Mr Kou Ho Neng, a wealthy local merchant, Tak Seng On Pawnshop was established in 1917. Comprised of the main counter and storehouse, it is one of

Alan Ho expected to spend CNY in prison

The decision was made to remand six suspects in custody. Among these suspects is Alan Ho, nephew of SJM Holdings chairman Stanley Ho. He is expected to spend the Chinese

HEALTH | New Macau criticizes bloated hospital bureaucracies

The letter indicated that the core of the region’s medical system problems is inadequate human resources, but “many of the medicine graduates outside Macau are not willing to return home

MIGRANT WORKERS | A temporary home that becomes permanent

Leonardo Dioko is considered a success story amongst the Filipino population, the second largest migrant community in Macau. Nicknamed “Don,” the Macau Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) lecturer arrived in

9,000 Portuguese companies currently export to Angola

The same figures also showed that two-way trade amounted to 7 billion euros in 2013, and of that total 3.1 billion euros were goods exports and 1.4 billion euros were

Scholar says a mechanism to supervise work agencies is urgent

The lack of further legislation to regulate the work of employment agencies leads to abuse that affect non-resident workers in Macau, according to Cecilia Ho, Social Work lecturer at the

The TABOO everybody’s talking about | The Return of Danger

If you think a taboo is something nobody dares to mention, think again, because TABOO at the City of Dreams Macau is definitely one of the hottest topics in town! Shattering

Hong Kong suspends immigration program for wealthy investors

Hong Kong is putting on hold an investor immigration plan that has granted residency in the city to more than 20,000 mainland Chinese in the last decade. The Capital Investment Entrant

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