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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: the great escapes

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by Jason Wordie

    ... not qualify for end-of-contract passages and other allowances. During the Pacific war years, Macau was packed with refugees from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong. The administration in Macau turned over the entire gambling revenue to support refugees; an open-handed act of goodwill that no one who benefitted ever forgot. A charity football match was held in Macau, between a local team and one whose ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: forcing the issue

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:52pm by Jason Wordie

    ... beyond breaking point. Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang recently wrote about the possibility of “serious social unrest”, and Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Laundering service

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:58am by Jason Wordie

    ... been a service economy for the international China trade since the 1840s; Macau performed the same function (as it still does) for three centuries before the British colony was established. ...

  4. Macao's Church of Saint Paul

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Macao's Church of Saint Paul by Cesar Guillen Nunez HK University Press, HK$250 Probably the most visited and most photographed tourist sight in Macau, the ruins of St ... Nunez, a Panama-born art historian, curator and long-time Macau resident, does much to explain the structure's original function and its hidden complexities. For starters, Macau ...

  5. Out and about

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Hengqin, immediately west of Macau, has been declared the site of massive new infrastructure projects. The largest of the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone's 146 islands ... crossing between Hengqin and Macau's burgeoning Cotai Strip, gets relatively little traffic but serious congestion can be expected before long. Hengqin was originally two islands: Xiao Hengqin ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Cool and collectable

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... of luxury goods in that period. Earlier travellers' accounts from Macau had already given European consumers some idea of what was available from China and as the 18th century progressed, trade ...

  7. Out and about

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Macau's European history far outdates that of Hong Kong and its northern districts offer a relaxing alternative to the casinos in the south. Jason Wordie reports. The northern districts of Macau, near the border crossing with Zhuhai, reward exploration yet are often ignored by visitors from Hong Kong, who prefer the glitzy casinos, cobbled streets and pastel churches ...

  8. Long-distance call

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... with two large characters for 'Macau', a thriving Chinese-owned snack bar seems strangely out of place in the suburbs of Salvador, northeastern Brazil. Mr and Mrs Wong, the owners of Macau Lanchonete (lanchonete means 'snack bar' in Portuguese) have been living in Barra, one of the city's most popular beach areas, for about 10 years. 'We lived in Macau ...

  9. Out and about

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... the border, pirate gangs operated with near complete impunity. The worst bands sailed out of Bias Bay (now Daya Bay), just to the northeast of Hong Kong, and from Macau. Hong Kong shipping- ... from Macau named Lai Choi-san. Lilius' adventures resulted in a book entitled I Sailed With Chinese Pirates. Published in 1930, and subsequently reissued in 1991, it provides ...

  10. Out and about

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... variety of other industrial products, until only a few decades ago. The Green Island Cement Company was established in Macau in 1887 and moved across the delta to Hung Hom in 1899. The company name came from the island at the northern end of Macau's inner harbour, where the cement works stood; bags of cement still bear an image of this long-forgotten Macanese factory. The Hung ...




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