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  1. Asian grapevine

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeannie Cho Lee The first time I visited Macau in 1994, my parents begged me not to go. They were worried that as a South Korean I might be kidnapped by North Koreans. While these fears seem ludicrous now, Macau in the late 1990s was a very different place. Alarming news stories supported my parents' fears: gun fights, bombings and murders linked to feuding triad gangs ...

  2. Life of glamour on offer

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor With the opening of each new five-star resort in Macau, the bar for luxury and comfort seems to get raised a bit higher. If there is a trend, it appears to be away from ... Samba, a Brazilian-style steak house. The MGM Grand Macau's Grande Praca is styled on a Portuguese town square. Rossio features a fusion menu with Mediterranean, Portuguese and Southeast ...

  3. Breathtaking entertainment

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... of the diversification of Macau's entertainment industry. In addition to private gaming areas, the exclusive club will have hi-tech media rooms, live entertainment and a unique VIP arrival experience. ... and Kids' City, Macau's largest attraction aimed at the younger set. With Performance Lake, the Wynn Macau also has a water-based show. With plumes of water punctuated by bursts of fire, ...

  4. All In

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Casinos can't lose as poker players try their luck Poker is increasingly becoming big business in Macau. On Sunday a 25-year-old from Dublin pulled down a top prize ... of the tournaments, and from poker players who might wander over to the blackjack (pontoon) tables or slot machines after getting knocked out of the main contest. The poker rooms across Macau- at casinos ...

  5. Vida Rica Restaurant and Bar

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Sujata Assomull

    ... Sujata Assomull Forget Macau's glitzy casinos. The new Vida Rica Restaurant and Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Macau has staked its position along the breathtaking Macau waterfront. ... with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting panoramic views of the South China Sea and Nam Van Lake. The three bar-counters include a cocktail bar, offering an extensive drinks list featuring local Macau ...

  6. Cap on gaming tables to control casino industry

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Gaming tables in Macau will be capped at 5,000 for an unspecified time as the government completes a study on how to develop the casino industry. Secretary for Economy ... the casino industry. He said the number of tables was unlikely to fall sharply in the foreseeable future. The number of gaming tables in Macau ballooned from 424 in 2003 to 4,311 at the end of March, ...

  7. Six firms have designs on giving 38-year-old Lisboa a new look

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Architectural designs for redeveloping Macau's iconic casino, the 38-year-old Lisboa, have gone on display at Grand Lisboa, the flagship casino of SJM Holdings. ... Hung-sun, the managing director of SJM, praised the long history of Casino Lisboa at the exhibition's opening ceremony, referring to it as Macau's 'heritage'. 'While ...

  8. Entertainment listings: the pick of what's on

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nederlands Dans Theatre The Dutch dance company presents three experimental pieces. Part of the 19th Macau Arts Festival. May 27, 8pm, Macau Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, 60-150 patacas. Inquiries: (853) 8399 6699 or www.icm.gov.mo/fam Sangre Flamenca Spanish group Nuevo Ballet Espa?ol combines modern dance with flamenco traditions. Part of the 19th Macau Arts Festival. ...

  9. All In

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from around the world. The little brother of Las Vegas' annual G2E conference and trade show is growing fast in Macau. It has tripled in size in terms of floor space since last year, ... conference programme, with seminars dedicated to casino security and internet gaming, as well as a management-training programme being offered in co-operation with the University of Macau. Around 160 ...

  10. 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 ...




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