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After reports of sexual harassment and murder, ride-hailing apps from Grab to Didi turn to technology to improve safety

Risks for women have become increasingly visible in recent years, with the rape and murder of two female passengers by drivers in China this year alone

Risks for women have become increasingly visible in recent years, with the rape and murder of two female passengers by drivers in China this year alone

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Month of festivities

Portuguese mariners arrived in Macau in the 16th century and, in 1535, the nation’s  traders were granted rights to berth ships and to carry out trading activities. Christian missionaries quickly followed.

Portuguese mariners arrived in Macau in the 16th century and, in 1535, the nation’s  traders were granted rights to berth ships and to carry out trading activities. Christian missionaries quickly followed.

20 Nov 2015 - 11:21AM
New bus tours offer a simple way to explore Macau’s top attractions

Exploring Macau has become easier and more fun with the launch of two hop-on, hop-off circular bus tours. One takes tourists around key sites in the old city on the peninsula, while the other goes on a tour of the islands of Taipa and Coloane.

 

Exploring Macau has become easier and more fun with the launch of two hop-on, hop-off circular bus tours. One takes tourists around key sites in the old city on the peninsula, while the other goes on a tour of the islands of Taipa and Coloane.

 

11 Nov 2015 - 9:31AM
Central voyage of discovery

Central Vietnam is one of the country's best-kept secrets. There are sandy beaches with stylish hotels, Unesco World Heritage Sites and top golf courses. Da Nang International Airport has flights to a growing list of domestic and regional travel destinations.

Central Vietnam is one of the country's best-kept secrets. There are sandy beaches with stylish hotels, Unesco World Heritage Sites and top golf courses. Da Nang International Airport has flights to a growing list of domestic and regional travel destinations.

6 Nov 2015 - 4:32PM
Emphasis shifts from business to pleasure

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur have traditionally targeted meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) organisers and business travellers, but a move is afoot to broaden their base by attracting more leisure travellers. Their efforts are supported by Tourism Malaysia, which is focusing increasingly on the leisure travel segment by promoting festivals and other tourist-friendly events and activities.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur have traditionally targeted meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) organisers and business travellers, but a move is afoot to broaden their base by attracting more leisure travellers. Their efforts are supported by Tourism Malaysia, which is focusing increasingly on the leisure travel segment by promoting festivals and other tourist-friendly events and activities.

6 Nov 2015 - 4:29PM
Revving it up

Macau comes alive every autumn with the roar of sports car and motorcycle engines, as drivers, riders and enthusiasts descend on the former Portuguese enclave for one of the world’s most exciting sporting events.

Macau comes alive every autumn with the roar of sports car and motorcycle engines, as drivers, riders and enthusiasts descend on the former Portuguese enclave for one of the world’s most exciting sporting events.

4 Nov 2015 - 10:15AM
Diners delight

Macau’s eating out scene continues to improve. There are fine dining restaurants, informal bistros, intimate cafes and - for a slice of Macanese life - bustling street markets, where the locals say some of the best food is to be enjoyed.

Macau’s eating out scene continues to improve. There are fine dining restaurants, informal bistros, intimate cafes and - for a slice of Macanese life - bustling street markets, where the locals say some of the best food is to be enjoyed.

20 Oct 2015 - 10:37AM
Macau celebrates its historic connections with the annual Lusofonia Festival

Portugal once had a far-flung empire with "overseas provinces" in Africa, Asia and South America. It was the world's first truly global empire, spanning more than five centuries.

Portugal once had a far-flung empire with "overseas provinces" in Africa, Asia and South America. It was the world's first truly global empire, spanning more than five centuries.

7 Oct 2015 - 10:35AM
Macau’s handover site evolves into cultural and entertainment centre

More than four centuries after the Portuguese settled in Macau in 1557, the enclave was returned to Chinese administration on December 20, 1999. But why was that particular date chosen for the handover? 

More than four centuries after the Portuguese settled in Macau in 1557, the enclave was returned to Chinese administration on December 20, 1999. But why was that particular date chosen for the handover? 

24 Sep 2015 - 9:47AM
Get a taste of old Macau by visiting these nostalgic restaurants off the tourist track

Macau's dining scene has completely evolved over the last decade, with the enclave now boasting Michelin-starred restaurants, serving haute cuisine,  alongside a long list of food and beverage outlets representing the farthest reaches of the globe.

Macau's dining scene has completely evolved over the last decade, with the enclave now boasting Michelin-starred restaurants, serving haute cuisine,  alongside a long list of food and beverage outlets representing the farthest reaches of the globe.

26 Aug 2015 - 9:34AM
Step onto Senado Square and into the past: Walking tours bring Macau’s Chinese, Portuguese history in focus

Senado Square sits at the heart of old Macau. Overlooking the triangular-shaped plaza is a building called the Leal Senado, which means “loyal senate” in Portuguese. It was the seat of the enclave's legislative assembly before Macau was returned to Chinese administration in 1999.

Senado Square sits at the heart of old Macau. Overlooking the triangular-shaped plaza is a building called the Leal Senado, which means “loyal senate” in Portuguese. It was the seat of the enclave's legislative assembly before Macau was returned to Chinese administration in 1999.

12 Aug 2015 - 10:33AM
The other side of Macau: Fun for all the family in Coloane

Coloane might be just a hop, skip and a jump from the mega resorts, massive shopping malls, and glitzy casinos of Cotai, but it is an entirely different world, where high-rises are the exception rather than the rule.

Coloane might be just a hop, skip and a jump from the mega resorts, massive shopping malls, and glitzy casinos of Cotai, but it is an entirely different world, where high-rises are the exception rather than the rule.

22 Jul 2015 - 11:15AM
Temples, picturesque gardens and quiet alleyways provide a glimpse of historic Macau

A walk through Macau's historic St Lazarus district is like a short course in Sino-Western history. Kun Iam Tong is a good place to start. The temple, at No 2 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita, which is also known as Pou Chai Sim Iun, dates back to the 13th century. The structure was built during the Ming dynasty in 1627.

A walk through Macau's historic St Lazarus district is like a short course in Sino-Western history. Kun Iam Tong is a good place to start. The temple, at No 2 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita, which is also known as Pou Chai Sim Iun, dates back to the 13th century. The structure was built during the Ming dynasty in 1627.

15 Jul 2015 - 12:53PM
Science, movies and a Skywalk: Why Macau isn’t only for gamblers

Macau is not just for gamblers. A growing number of families are travelling to the former Portuguese enclave thanks to fun-filled and educational attractions that children find entertaining.

Macau is not just for gamblers. A growing number of families are travelling to the former Portuguese enclave thanks to fun-filled and educational attractions that children find entertaining.

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