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  1. 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 its natural stone interior, the 108-seat Vida Rica offers Chinese ...

  2. Food for thought

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui After leaving a lucrative law practice in Los Angeles, Alan Ho returned in 1991 to join Sociedade de Turismo e Divers?es de Macau (STDM) and take over from his late father, the brother of Stanley Ho Hung-sun, in the hospitality business. His ...

  3. Preserving history

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Backers of Ponte16 project say development and heritage concerns should not be mutually exclusive Executives behind Ponte16 have pledged that the hotel and casino-entertainment complex will keep the integrity of Macau's heritage by offering visitors ...

  4. All In

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough takes an eye-in-the-sky view of the growing casino trade Measuring up Adelson There is no rule that says you have to be outspoken to make it as a casino tycoon, but it doesn't appear to hurt. Billionaire Las Vegas Sands Corp chairman and c ...

  5. When the chips are down, who will be holding the best hand?

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... One year after Stanley Ho's casino monopoly was broken and the American-owned Sands opened, Macau correspondent Freda Wan examines the changes and challenges facing its gambling scene A security guard points his plastic ruler at a woman gambler from ...

  6. Immune and booming

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yi Hu Macau's gaming industry has been boosted by an influx of mainland visitors, despite a nationwide crackdown on gambling that has forced the closure of many casinos in neighbouring countries. Macau casino employees and pawnshop owners said mainla ...

  7. Shufflers find the chips far leaner

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

    ... gambling Freda Wan in Macau With more casinos vying for business, suppliers are under pressure to cut prices Casino operators are not the only ones adjusting to competition in Macau's liberalised gaming market. Suppliers- from makers of baccarat tabl ...

  8. 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 ostentation and towards glamour. There is that subtle attention to deta ...

  9. 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 HK$4.19 million after finishing first among a field of 429 players in t ...

  10. 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 plac ...




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