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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472705/bewitching-braid
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456324/desperate-times-vegas-big-time-macaus-gambling-addiction-grows
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469831/olympians-net-5m-bonus-macau-trip
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471964/vegas-east
  5. East Asian Games to challenge Macau's mettle as host

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

    ... place.' Ms Leong was even more thrilled the city could improve its reputation. 'Finally, foreigners will know something that is healthy about Macau,' she said, adding that she would ... of state-of-the-art sports facilities to promoting a theme song. The largest of seven new sports venues is the Macau East Asian Games Dome, known as the 'Macau Egg', estimated to cost 640 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456487/east-asian-games-challenge-macaus-mettle-host
  6. Stanley Ho aims to coin in on new venture

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Tycoon presides over Macau's biggest slot-machine hall Fireworks and lingerie models heralded the opening of the biggest slot-machine hall in Macau yesterday, part ... and Macau. No other details about the hotel's location were given. But Mr Ho said: 'The cake will get bigger and bigger while we also make it more delicious.' The latest slot-machine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460051/stanley-ho-aims-coin-new-venture
  7. Service with a smile is welcome change to 'Brother Sun's ways'

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Gamblers visiting Sands casino yesterday said it was more customer-friendly than the other casinos in Macau. Many agreed that the services on offer were more ... to her at Sands. 'I'm here to support a new era in Macau,' she added. Ms Lai, 43, another punter from Macau, said: 'The air is just better here.' Waiters donning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456323/service-smile-welcome-change-brother-suns-ways
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/474582/macau-faces-staff-shortage
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470730/macau-casino-gambles-smile-mona-lisa
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/474124/macanese-melting-pot

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