Macau

Unwanted encore

As the city continues to recover from the damage inflicted by Typhoon Hato, a second typhoon struck the MSAR yesterday

Macau was hit by Typhoon Pakhar yesterday - only four days after the destruction caused by Typhoon Hato - with Signal 3 raised at five o’clock on Sunday morning and Signal 8 raised at 10.30am.

MGTO calls to pause package tours

In order to free-up resources to help the city recover after being hit by Typhoon Hato, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has called for a halt to package tours to the city starting from last

Sending a strong signal

Widespread criticism of the local weather bureau has taken its toll. Leading to the resignation of its much maligned head.

Local politicians and opinion makers criticised the slow response by the government in changing to the higher levels of Typhoon Hato signals and the lack of warning to residents, who found themselves

More than 100 flights cancelled or delayed

Over 100 flights from and to Macau International Airport were cancelled or delayed yesterday due to the typhoon, Macau International Airport Co. Ltd. (CAM) told Business Daily.

Typhoon damages local terminals

Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Ferry Terminal both sustained damage during the rampage of Typhoon Hato, the Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) informed Business Daily.

Losing Peninsula, winning Cotai

Typhoon Hato will have a greater impact upon gross gaming revenues from gaming enterprises solely operating on the heavily damaged Macau Peninsula; namely, SJM Holdings and MGM China, gaming analysts

Gaming analysts believe Typhoon Hato had a larger impact upon gaming operators with more properties on the Macau Peninsula than the casinos located in Cotai, with Union Gaming analyst Grant Govertsen

Macao Water: Illha Verde suffers serious damage

The city’s water supplier - Macao Water – has informed the public that they would seek to restore the water supply of Ilha Verde Water Treatment Plant by midnight yesterday.

Hong Kong journalists refused entry

Four Hong Kong journalists wanting to report on the Typhoon Hato aftermath were denied access to the MSAR on Saturday, newspaper South China Morning Post reported.

T10 Trauma

Virtually out of a clear blue sky. Fast-moving Typhoon Hato laid waste far and wide. Shaking the city to its core.

The roads and alleys were in complete chaos. Sirens blasted in some buildings. People were busy removing spoiled goods and products from their shops near the Rua dos Ervanarios in the Inner Harbour.

Wake up call

The most heavy floods Macau registered in decades, trees torn apart all over town and the islands, cars seriously damaged, people trapped hours in the city’s skyscrapers, entirely roads blocked, hundr

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