Outline of Macau

Macau government in legal move over land deals

The Macau government has 'initiated procedures' over the handling of five plots of land at the centre of a corruption case involving former public works chief Ao Man-long and two Hong Kong tycoons after a thorough study of the judgment.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am

Macau could seize luxury HK$20b La Scala site

The site of the HK$20 billion luxury La Scala development could be seized by the Macau government at the end of the corruption trial in which two Hong Kong tycoons are accused of paying a HK$20 million bribe to a disgraced top official.

Macau's chief executive, Fernando Chui Sai-on, declined yesterday to rule out his government seizing the five plots of land involved.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Kicked out of Macau for no good reason

If you maintain a blacklist of journalists you want to keep out on sensitive dates, you should at least make sure it's up to date and accurate.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Boost for Macau's canoe polo

For four years, a group of boys from Macau has come to Hong Kong to take part in the Winter Canoe Polo Open Championship. Once again, they gathered at the Wan Chai Swimming Pool on Sunday for the first day of the competition.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Asian grapevine

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.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Man-made islands are the wrong idea

A proposal to build artificial islands off the coast of Hong Kong to provide more space for housing has been released. However, I think this is an ineffective solution.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Festival season begins with a flourish in city

The Glam Slam 2011 at City of Dreams is one of several cultural and entertainment events taking place in Macau.

Continuing is the 25th Macao International Music Festival that runs until November 5.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Construction of new block on long-time agricultural plot will hurt village lifestyle

While in many ways Macau has proudly secured its heritage and history, the village of Coloane is now experiencing the cavalier attitude of property developers.

As residents, we received information of a plan to develop a very small piece of land known locally as the garden behind Lord Stow's Garden Cafe.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Raids leave outspoken Macau broadcaster on edge

The second-biggest TV broadcaster in Macau, known for its critical news coverage, has been repeatedly raided by government officers searching for illegal workers.

The raids on Macau Asia Satellite Television, which found no illegal workers, have stoked fears that Macau's already limited press freedom is being threatened.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Bursting with pride

Reggie Martin deals with VIPs at the Venetian and is also the honorary warden of Macau for the United States Consulate in Hong Kong. He has seen Macau change profoundly over the past decade and is bullish on its future.

'Granted, I miss the 'old Macau', but I'm honoured to experience history in the making,' says Indiana-born Martin.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Price to pay for success

Fanny Vong Chuk-kwan has led the training of the tourism industry's front-line staff since 1999, and the Macau Institute for Tourism, of which she is president, has become the benchmark for rising standards in service quality.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

It's time to review the allowance for competitors both home and away

The early tinkering with the rating allowance for Macau horses in the interport trophy races has, arguably, been successful in a general sense but, assuming there is a serious will for these 'friendship' events to continue, it is probably not a completed job.

4 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Entertainment listings: the pick of what's on

Mid-Autumn Festival

12 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Macau told not to tag along with Hong Kong on universal suffrage

Leading mainland experts on the mini-constitutions of Hong Kong and Macau have warned against any rush to bring universal suffrage to the former Portuguese enclave.

The experts yesterday cited no mention of universal suffrage in Macau's Basic Law - a major point of difference between the two mini-constitutions - at a Basic Law forum in Macau.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Miss Macau to pass on crown, end 11-year reign

Agnes Lo Vai-van has held the Miss Macau title for 11 years, and says she is glad that a successor will finally replace her this year.

Macau has not held a beauty pageant since 1998, but the booming casino business is helping to revive the annual event.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am