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...

Greying of Macau tipped to worsen labour mismatch

The director of the Policy Research Office, Lau Pun Lap, says the ageing of Macau’s population will exacerbate the imbalance of labour demand and supply. The Policy Research Office forecasts that the population will grow to 750,000 in 2025 from 640,700 now. Mr Lau...

June hotel occupancy rate falls to 73.9 pct

The average occupancy rate of hotels and guesthouses in Macau was 73.9 percent last month, 10.6 percentage points less than a year earlier, the Statistics and Census Service says. The service’s data indicate that the average occupancy rate of three-star hotels was...

June package tourists decrease 17.5 pct to 707,000

About 707,000 package tourists visited Macau last month, 17.5 per cent fewer than a year earlier, official data show. The Statistics and Census Service attributes the decrease in part to the outbreak of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South...

Cecil Chao’s Coloane development may abut LRT

Hong Kong tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung’s housing, hotel and shopping development on Coloane may be built next to the Light Rapid Transit elevated railway, a public works official has said. Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau planning chief Lao Iong told the...

Court shuts door on further La Scala appeals

The full bench of the Court of Second Instance has upheld the court’s rejection of an appeal by Hong Kong businessmen Joseph Lau Luen-heng and Steven Lo Kit-sing’s against their conviction for bribery and money laundering. This closes the last avenue of appeal for Lau...

June re-exports grow while imports shrink a bit

The value of Macau’s merchandise exports rose to MOP923 million (roughly US$115 million) last month, 17.6 per cent more than a year earlier, official data indicate. Statistics and Census Service figures show the value of re-exports increased by 27.7 per cent to MOP790...

The Buzz | Mob Museum in Las Vegas to open FIFA exhibit

Macau Daily Times feed The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is setting up an exhibit dedicated to the FIFA corruption scandal. The permanent display entitled “The ‘Beautiful Game’ Turns Ugly” will open at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in downtown...

World Briefs

Macau Daily Times feed HONG KONG  Passengers on a Cathay Pacific flight to Los Angeles have spoken of their terror as the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at a military airport in Alaska after smoke was detected on board, SCMP reported yesterday. Los...

Editorial | Far from where

Macau Daily Times feed 3 Jews are sitting in a DP [Displaced Persons] camp after the war. Says the first Jew, “I’m going to settle in England.” The second Jew states, “I’m going to Canada.” And the third Jew declares: “I’m going to Australia!” Asks the first Jew:...