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  1. The Bewitching Braid

    Posted Oct 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Joshua Samuel Brown

    ... Joshua Samuel Brown The Bewitching Braid by Henrique de Senna Fernandes Translated by David Brookshaw Hong Kong University Press $125 In the Macau of the 1930s, Handsome Adozindo, a young ... stumbling into Cheok Chai Un, one of Macau's poorest quarters. He runs into A-Leng, a poor but proud water seller (and the possessor of the braid from which the story gets its title). Were ...

  2. Olympians net $5m bonus on Macau trip

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Dignitaries raise the cash after an appeal for support China's Olympic heroes arrived in Macau yesterday where they were given a cheque for $5 million for their efforts at the Athens Games. The money, which will be shared among the 50 medallists, was raised last week by Macau dignitaries, including casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun, after chairman ...

  3. Vegas of the East

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The city has opened the tables to a new breed of stylish casinos Macau is the gaming capital of Asia. The end of?king of casinos? Stanley Ho Hung-sun?s 42-year monopoly on gaming heralds an era of transformation in the enclave. The spectacular Sands casino took only six months to build but it has set the standard for architectural and interior design of casinos in Macau ...

  4. From desperate times to the Vegas big time, Macau's gambling addiction grows

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1847 Macau's Portuguese government starts licensing gambling houses in a desperate bid to fill its depleted coffers following Britain's seizure of Hong Kong Island. Most gambling houses offer only Chinese games of luck, such as fan tan. 1937 To improve the supervision of its sprawling gaming sector, the Macau government decides to monopolise its operations. The casino ...

  5. Macau faces staff shortage

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Let us hire workers from Hong Kong, says casino mogul Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun jokingly said last week: 'We've even given a job to an elderly woman who ... Macau (SJM) operates 13 casinos with almost 10,000 employees. Three small casinos are due to open within the next two years, before he unveils his next huge project, the Grand Lisboa, which ...

  6. Trapped in poverty amid the boom in casinos

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau On the northwest side of Macau, hidden from the glamour of packed casinos, a small community of 200 families lives in shacks with metal roofs and wooden walls. Last week's policy address by Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah confirmed their fears that they are increasingly being forgotten as Macau's gaming and tourism industries surge ahead. The recent ...

  7. Macanese melting pot

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan It was champagne and caviar all round at Macau's Westin Resort last Saturday, as the enclave's top casino, real estate and hospitality executives gathered for a five-star culinary journey. Among general manager Akram Touma 40-plus guests were: Tom Smock, Venetian Macau senior vice president; Grant Bowie, president of Wynn Resorts; Trevor Warburton, head ...

  8. Symbols of a mixed identity

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan is a Macau-based correspondent for the South China Morning Post IT is Macau's colonial heritage that makes the tiny enclave unique. But many locals, despite being surrounded by Portuguese architecture, see themselves as strictly Chinese, detached from the minority Portuguese community. In terms of language skills, the Macau people generally speak better Mandarin than ...

  9. Silence at culture forum

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan is a Macau-based correspondent for the South China Morning Post A group of secondary school students have memorised historical facts about the 12 buildings in Macau ... the younger generation. In Macau, where most disagreements are resolved harmoniously, the preservation of its cultural heritage is one of the few pressing issues. The Unesco World Heritage list ...

  10. Macau casino gambles on the smile of Mona Lisa

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau More warm smiles are needed from casino staff, says Stanley Ho Hung-sun, chairman of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, who recognises that his gambling houses have consistently received complaints over service quality in the past four decades. 'People always complain that the girls do not smile enough, and maybe they don't because of all the hard ...




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