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  1. 72b yuan- the bill to transform sleepy Hengqin

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Guangdong will spend 72.6 billion yuan (HK$82.3 billion) to transform sleepy Hengqin Island off Macau from a bleak outpost with a gross domestic product of just 128 million yuan ... This will feature convention and exhibition centres, office towers and five-star hotels. In another project, the University of Macau will be moved to Hengqin and a cross-harbour tunnel will link ...

  2. More meeting spots to come

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui Macau will flourish with opportunities brought by the newly opened City of Dreams, Macau Science Centre and L'Arc New World Hotel Macau, adding impetus to the city's ... their bookings before the opening date will be offered 20 per cent savings on wedding packages or 30 per cent savings on meeting packages. The Grand Hyatt Macau, situated in the City of Dreams, will open ...

  3. US$1b light railway up and running in Macau by 2014

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The Macau government will spend US$1 billion to build a light railway by 2014 and continue expansion thereafter, according to Michael Lam Soi-hoi, a transport infrastructure consultant with the city's government. 'In the next 10 years, a big change will come to Macau. Lots of railways and roads will be built,' said Lam at the South China Transport ...

  4. Zhuhai lawmakers criticise plan to move Macau university to city

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A plan to move Macau's top university to Zhuhai has drawn the ire of officials and lawmakers in the mainland city, highlighting friction between the neighbours. The University of Macau will find a new home in Zhuhai's Hengqin Island while still operating under Macau laws, according to a plan revealed by university directors this month. However, officials ...

  5. Macau's black-faced spoonbill at risk from key delta works

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau's only wintering site for the endangered black-faced spoonbill is at risk, with construction of transport links to Hengqin island expected to start soon. The island, just 200 metres from Cotai, has been earmarked as a base for co-operation between Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong. A decade ago, the mangroves were rescued from reclamation work for the land ...

  6. Border security at HK, Macau to be tightened for Asian Games

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Guangdong police say they will tighten security checks at cross-border stations including those at Hong Kong and Macau before the 16th Asian Games in November. He Guangping, ... Asian Para Games, to be hosted in Guangzhou from December 12 to 19. The deputy chief said many visitors, athletes and journalists would enter the province via Hong Kong and Macau during ...

  7. The challenges of a changing Macau

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The changes in Macau since it reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1999 have been startling. The liberalisation of casino licences has brought about a phenomenal gaming boom and a profound socio-economic transformation. But now Macau's gaming business and economy as a whole are in the grip of uncertainty after Beijing tightened restrictions for mainland visitors. ...

  8. Trojan horse?

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is the new bridge to Macau and Zhuhai a trojan horse for Hong Kong property? During the property boom a lot of people invested in Macau property. Then, with property prices falling in Hong Kong, investors quickly lost sight of Macau. With the bridge, Macau takes on a new perspective. It will be 29km long and depending on the speed limit a crossing will take about 15 minutes. ...

  9. Macau won't let in HK, mainland cars using delta bridge

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu If a long-discussed bridge across the Pearl River Delta is built, Macau will not let vehicles from Hong Kong or the mainland use its roads, a Macau transport official has said. Wong Wan, head of Macau's Transport Bureau, told the Macau Closer magazine the city would keep out non-Macau vehicles using the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge-tunnel link, saying ...

  10. Rent-a-child scheme helps Macau visitors beat the border queues

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The human logjam at Macau's major border checkpoint has spurred a search for ways to cross the border more rapidly, including the option of renting a child. Visitors hiring a Macau child for 10 to 20 patacas can use the smoothest channels at the Border Gate between Macau and Zhuhai- those reserved for Macau residents. They are taking advantage of a rule that anyone ...




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