Ching Ming Festival

Ching Ming Festival is one of the 24 segments in Chinese calendar.   It normally falls on the 4th or 5th of April because it’s depended on the Cold Food Day (105 days after previous year’s winter solstice).  In the old days, Ching Ming was celebrated 3...

Visitors decrease 13.5 pct to 2.27 mln in March

Macau had 2.27 million visitors in March, 13.5 per cent fewer than a year earlier and the fewest since October 2012, official data show. The Statistics and Census Service says the city had nearly 1.46 million visitors from the mainland, 17.6 pct fewer than a year...

Macau shows grimmer aspects of growth in 2014

Macau’s population density increased to 20,500 people per square kilometre last year from 19,500 people per square kilometre the year before, official data indicate. The Statistics and Census Service says the city had 566 motor vehicles per kilometre of public road...

HSBC threatens to move HQ to Hong Kong from London

The HSBC banking group has threatened to move its head office to Hong Kong from London after candidates in the British general election said they would increase taxes on banks if their party won the election. HSBC says the tax increase envisaged could slash its...

Staff churn hampering MICE industry, study finds

The high rate of turnover of employees is one of the main obstacles to the development of the meetings and exhibitions business in Macau, an academic study concludes. “A common finding was that once staff earned some experience in this industry, they would commonly...

Govt proposes to add to cultural heritage list

The government will announce next month which buildings it proposes to add to its tally of Macau’s cultural heritage, Cultural Bureau official Cheong Cheok Kio has said. Mr Cheong told the Urban Planning Committee that his department would seek the...

Macau attends East Asian tourism body gatherings

The Macau Government Tourist Office was represented at Pacific Asia Travel Association meetings held in the province of Sichuan in the past few days. The association held a meeting of its board, its annual summit meeting and its annual general meeting. The Macau...

World briefs

Macau Daily Times feed TIBET-NEPAL All mountaineering on the Chinese side of Mount Everest was cancelled after Saturday’s earthquake. China’s official Xinhua News Agency says more than 400 climbers from 20-plus countries were on the northern side of the world’s...