The Macau Metro Monitor, October 26, 2011
PAC ON TO BE MACAU'S MAIN FERRY TERMINAL Macau Daily Times, Intelligence Macau
According to the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI), the new Taipa Ferry Terminal will be completed in 2Q 2013 and have a capacity of 15MM passengers a year. It will be the territory’s main maritime border crossing, Chan Hon Kit added. When asked if the Taipa temporary ferry terminal (Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal) would be totally destroyed, GDI coordinator Chan Hon Kit said, " The temporary Pac On facilities will be important for the future construction of the permanent terminal. The equipment will be used in the new infrastructure." Chan Hon Kit added there is still no decision on the future role what will be of the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, whose control the government is set to take back in December 20.
According to IM, the closure of the old ferry terminal would impact the Golden Dragon casino (SJM-owned), Fisherman's Wharf, and Sands Macao. IM says if Sands Macao gets pinched, it will make a big dent in the parent's profits.
GALAXY MACAU CINEMAS TO OPEN ON DECEMBER 15 Macau Business
The cineplex includes nine 3D-capable screens and up to 1,000 seats. It was also announced that Galaxy Square will open alongside UA Galaxy Cinemas on December 15. The 2,100-square-metre square will have a 19-meter-high atrium that can accommodate a stage and red carpet events, giant-size LED walls, a broadcast studio and a covered limousine drop-off area at the main entrance.