With their flaky pastry casing, creamy custard filling and brulee topping, Macau’s Portuguese egg tarts are as much of a part of the Chinese enclave’s fabric as its casinos — but their origin is surprisingly British.
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Tens of thousands of people hit Hong Kong’s streets to protest against a government plan to overhaul its extradition rules, allowing the transfer of fugitives with mainland China, Macau and Taiwan on a “case-basis” for the first time.
China’s President Xi Jinping officially opened the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday. Location in videographic.VIDEOGRAPHIC
China’s President Xi Jinping officially opens the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories.
The world’s longest sea-bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China will be launched October 23, at a time when Beijing seeks to tighten its grip on its territories.
The gambling enclave of Macau cleans up after the world’s biggest storm so far this year wrecks havoc with streets submerged under water gushing in from the harbour.
Panting greyhounds lie in tiny concrete kennels at Macau’s notorious dog-racing track, waiting to learn their fate after the venue closed.
Learning Portuguese fell out of fashion in Macau after it was handed back to China in 1999, becoming a semi-autonomous territory loyal to Beijing and growing into the world’s biggest gambling destination. But Portuguese is back in vogue as China forges business ties with lusophone nations such as Brazil, Angola and Mozambique and casts Macau as a key link because of its cultural ties and history.
Billed as the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, it has been touted by supporters as an engineering wonder. But critics say the multi-billion dollar infrastructure mega-project is politically driven and a costly white elephant.
The Typhoon Hato last week left 10 dead in Macau and businesses and homes washed out, sparking angry criticism by some residents who say authorities have failed to protect them.