Macau

Macau, a former Portuguese colony, made US$44 billion (HK$341.3 billion) in gambling revenues in 2014. It is the only place where people can legally gamble at casinos in China.

Hello Kitty Obrigado Macau gives local delicacies a feline twist

Cat's whiskers: Hello Kitty Obrigado in Macau (above) sells treats such as flavoured butter cookies (below). Photos: Juliana Loh

If pork jerky cut into the shape of the Japanese cartoon cat is your thing, or macarons with Hello Kitty posing amid Macau scenes, here's where to go.

Wednesday, 8 July, 2015, 9:16pm

Restaurant review: Communal Table, Macau - good food and company

Time shared: roast beef croissant sandwich at Communal Table. Photo: Juliana Loh

Sandwiches, baked potatoes and pizzas are the principal fare at this good-value pit stop.

8 Jul 2015 - 9:16pm

Restaurant review: Grand Imperial Court, Macau - tasty dishes

Photos: Paul Yeung

Restaurant offers something for everyone, with not only Cantonese but Chiu Chow, Sichuan, Shanghai and Beijing fare on the menu - which may not be altogether a good thing.

8 Jul 2015 - 9:16pm

Where to go for family fun in Macau

Roll play: Shrekfast Character Breakfast with the DreamWorks Gang at Sands Cotai Central.

Macau's expanding entertainment options offer greater value for money.

13 Jul 2015 - 9:26am

Restaurant review: 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana Macau - truly great

Napolitan ragu pappardelle from 81/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana at Galaxy Macau. Photos: Paul Yeung

The newly opened Macau branch of stellar Hong Kong Italian restaurant delivers in a big way.

8 Jul 2015 - 9:16pm

Four of Macau's best hidden bars and cafes

Hot Rod cafe. Photos: Paul Yeung

Macau is not all about casinos and mainstream entertainment.

11 Jul 2015 - 2:41am

Coloane: Where to go to take a break from Macau

Cheoc Van Beach. Photos: Paul Yeung

The island offers a reprieve from the city's prevailing hedonistic vibe. See it before the inevitable development changes Coloane.

9 Jul 2015 - 10:57am

Favourite restaurants of Macanese Gastronomic Association president

Luis Pimenta de Castro Machado.

Luis Pimenta de Castro Machado finds it hard to single out places in Macau to eat Macanese food - lest he offend some chefs.

8 Jul 2015 - 9:16pm

Inside track: five places Macau people go to buy something special

Sweet surprise: Buddy Candy Store, where giant gummy bears rule supreme. Photos: Juliana Loh

From psychedelic candy stores to hipster boutiques, we visit the stores locals patronise.

 

9 Jul 2015 - 11:10am

Macau casino stocks far from safe bet as smoking ban looms

Tourists pose with a view of the Grand Lisboa casino on the 58th floor of the Macau Tower in Macau. Photo: AFP

Macau casino stocks rallied this week after visa restrictions were eased, but analysts say a grim revenue outlook and an incoming smoking ban mean the sector is unlikely to have bottomed out.

3 Jul 2015 - 7:30pm

Meet the guardians of the Galaxy's grand opening

Rachelle Alayon is thrilled to be part of team. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Galaxy Macau, one of the Las Vegas-style hotel and casino resorts along the Cotai Strip, is golden and glaring.

31 May 2015 - 5:39am

First new casino opens since Beijing turned tables on Macau

Galaxy Entertainment tycoon Lui Che-woo at the opening ceremony yesterday. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Under pressure from Beijing, Galaxy's expansion is as much about tourism and leisure as gaming.

28 May 2015 - 7:28pm

Macau's latest luxury hotel, the St Regis, will focus on the family, not gambling

The St Regis Macao will open on December 1, 2015.

A luxury hotel set to open in Macau's latest gambling development zone in the winter says it can attract patrons even without a casino dominating its business, promising to focus instead on family and convention services.

3 May 2015 - 5:27am 2 comments

Boy, 3, is first to die of flu in Macau this year

Dr Leung Chi-chiu of the Medial Association says the number of deaths in Macau and Hong Kong are not comparable.

Macau announced its first flu death of the year - a three-year-old boy confirmed to have died of influenza B earlier this month.

26 Apr 2015 - 5:12am 1 comment

Two Macau transport officials arrested for alleged corruption

Macau's government has pledged its support to Beijing's crackdown on corruption. Photo: Dickson Lee

Government employees alleged to have accepted some 16 million patacas in bribes to help three firms obtain contracts to run city car parks.

25 Apr 2015 - 5:24am

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