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The Macau Metro Monitor, August 22, 2012

MBS AND RWS FINED FOR BREACHING SOCIAL SAFEGUARDS TodayOnline

Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA) has fined MBS and RWS S$357,500 and S$140,000 respectively for breaking social safeguard requirements, such as letting Singaporeans and Permanent Residents enter without paying the S$100 entry levies.  The breaches took place between May and October 2011. In addition, RWS has been censured for three cases of similar breaches during the period and MBS censured for failing to display appropriate message on its progressive jackpot system on Oct 18, 2011.

VISITOR ARRIVALS FOR JULY 2012 DSEC

Visitor arrivals decreased by 4.2% YoY to 2,444,264 in July 2012.  The average length of stay of visitors stood at 1.0 day, down by 0.1 day YoY.  Visitors from Mainland China decreased slightly by 0.3% YoY to 1,456,351, coming mostly from Guangdong Province (683,285), Fujian Province (70,439) and Zhejiang Province (56,937); Mainland visitors traveling under the Individual Visit Scheme rose by 4.1% to 643,147.  Visitors from the Republic of Korea (36,030) and Japan (35,132) increased by 2.0% and 20.1% YoY respectively, while those from Hong Kong (639,580) and Taiwan (112,263) both registered a decrease of 11.1%.

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CHANGI AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC UP 4.5% IN JULY Strait Times

Passenger traffic at Changi Airport grew by 4.5% in July to hit 4.36 million.  Changi Airport Group said that traffic to and from the Middle East, Southwest Pacific and the Americas remained strong and witnessed double-digit growth.  However, the growth in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia traffic was weaker and in the low single digits. These two regions account for about 70% of total passenger traffic at Changi.

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