Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important and colorful Chinese festival celebrated by the majority of the local population, where shops, offices, factories close for this traditional holiday. During ten days there are a huge number of events celebrating the New Year. The...

Casinos to be smoke-free eventually, official says

The government is determined to ban smoking anywhere in casinos to protect the health of gaming employees and patrons, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng has said. Mr Tam told a press conference that the ban would be included in legislation...

Melco Crown Entertainment announces bonus payment

Macau casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd has announced that it will give all its employees, except managers, a bonus equivalent to one month’s pay. An internal notice also says the company will promote some 1,300 employees or transfer them to its new Studio...

Cultural and creative product shops opening soon

Nine new shops selling products made by cultural and creative enterprises are due to open near the Ruins of St Paul’s on Sunday afternoon. The shops, in Rua de Nossa Senhorado Amparo and Patio de Chon Sau, are owned by Number 81 Co Ltd. Number 81 owns 12 shops there...

Legislator asks: where’s the new Taipa crossing?

Legislative Assembly member Chan Meng Kam has urged the government to disclose the progress it has made towards building a fourth crossing from the peninsula to Taipa. Mr Chan says in a written inquiry that traffic on the three bridges has nearly reached their...

Police bust crime ring that used China UnionPay

The police say they have broken up a ring that used the China UnionPay payment system to make illegal transactions. They say they arrested four mainlanders on suspicion of committing computer fraud, and that they have referred the case to the Public Prosecutor’s...

Mandarin’s House 2015 gift shop suppliers chosen

The Cultural Affairs Bureau has chosen 21 Macau cultural and creative enterprises to sell their products in the Mandarin’s House gift shop this year. They are the Absolute Friends Club, Tumbler Ville, Crazy Craft Macau, the Macau Association of Composers, Macau...

Retail revolution

Revitalisation of old districts. The gov’t wants it, and so does a new breed of entrepreneur. New shops featuring local and overseas creative cultural brands will open near Macau’s iconic landmark on Sunday. The opening ceremony of some specialty retail shops at Rua...

Happy together

That’s nice. A Taiwanese Government census has detected romance in the air. The majority of Macau-born people living in Taiwan and married to locals are very content. Despite their average household income being less than half the local average. The majority of...