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...

Bank forecasts 150 gaming tables for Studio City

Deutsche Bank says Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd’s Studio City casino-resort in Cotai could have about 150 gaming tables when it opens in October. Melco Crown says it has postponed the announcement of the opening date to Wednesday from today because its chief...

Operators reportedly closing more VIP gaming rooms

Two more junket operators are closing VIP gaming rooms they run in Macau casinos, trade union Forefront of Macau Gaming says. A social media web page belonging to the union carries what purports to be an internal notice by AG Group to its employees saying the company...

Govt denies U-turn on casino smoking ban

The Secretariat of Social Affairs and Culture has denied that the government has changed its mind about banning smoking in casinos, Jornal Tribuna de Macau reports. The Portuguese-language newspaper quotes a spokesman for the secretariat as saying: “The position of...

Average price of housing rises by 2.6 pct in June

The average price of housing rose to MOP92,497 per square metre (about US$11,562) in June, 2.6 per cent more than in May but 5 percent less than a year earlier, the Financial Services Bureau says. The bureau’s data indicate that 602 homes were sold in June, of which...

Less wealth curbs home prices, estate agent says

Jones Lang LaSalle Macau estate agent Jeff Wong says the slump in gaming is depressing housing prices because it has weakened the wealth effect on people that benefited from the gaming boom, Business Daily reports. Mr Wong was among four associate directors of the...

Bill to protect workers bilked of pay passed

The Legislative Assembly has given the final reading to a bill to protect workers owed money by their employers. Once enacted, the legislation will advance workers the money they claim without their having to wait for the courts to award it to them. The money will...

The Buzz | 2nd American involved in illegal lion hunt

Macau Daily Times feed A second American killed a lion in an illegal hunt with a bow and arrow in Zimbabwe several months ago, amid an international outcry over a U.S. hunter accused of illegally killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July, authorities said...

Student protesters sit-in at Taiwan Education Ministry

Macau Daily Times feed Dozens of students launched a sit-in Friday at Taiwan’s Education Ministry demanding that officials take responsibility for a student leader who killed himself in an apparent protest over curriculum changes that critics say overemphasize China’s...

World Briefs

Macau Daily Times feed CHINA A semi-trailer truck rear-ended two sedans on a road in northwest China’s Qinghai Province yesterday, leaving seven people dead and five injured. The truck rear-ended a sedan and pushed it forward to hit another trailer in front. The sedan...