Rafelle Allego

Rafelle grew up in Hong Kong and Macao. She spent her first eight years in Hong Kong before settling down in its sister SAR, however she has also lived in the Philippines, previously graduating from the University of the Philippines Cebu. Here, she developed an interest in investigative writing, infographics and screenplay writing and later became a journalist in Macao.

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Migrant workers in Macao face unemployment, poverty, repatriation in wake of new labour law

Experts say a shrivelling job market coupled with a restrictive new work permit law poses hardships for the city’s ‘blue card’ migrant workers.

Where to buy flowers in Macao for Valentine’s Day

With 14 February just around the corner, you’re running out of time to pick out a gift for your better half. We’ve rounded up a few of Macao’s top flower shops to help you find fresh, fragrant blooms this Valentine’s Day.

Macau Special Olympics' Track and Field player Wong Kin Hong - Photo by António Sanmarful

Training Day: Inside the Macau Special Olympics

Wong Kin Hong, a track and field player who has been diagnosed with a moderate intellectual disability, rushes to the

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Made in Macao: Where to shop for locally produced facemasks during Covid-19

Looking for locally made face coverings? These ‘Made in Macao’ brands are leading the city’s fight against Covid-19 with functional and fashionable facemasks.

50 years of film: 12 of the best movies filmed in Macao

Macao has long provided the perfect backdrop for filmmakers from across the globe. From big blockbusters to charming indie flicks, we shortlist a few of our favourite movies filmed in Macao.

Indie music in Macao: Add these talented local musicians to your playlist

Looking for new tunes? From alt-rock to instrumentals, pop-punk, indie and funk, Macao is brimming with noteworthy local bands. For music lovers looking for new sounds, we’ve rounded up a few of the city’s top talents to keep on your radar.

Alice Tsang Sau Mui

Alice Tsang’s nursing career has taken her around the world and to the heights of her profession.

Paul Pun Chi Meng

To Paul Pun, decades of tireless humanitarian work in Macao are nothing more than an honour.

Karen Araño Tagulao

Professor Karen Araño Tagulao's work over at USJ is helping to promote the conservation of mangroves in Macao. Hear her story here.

Father Aidan Conroy

Known by many of the city's Catholics, Father Aidan Conroy has been serving as a priest in Macao for over 40 years and has been in Asia for nearly 60 years.

Gary Ngai Mei Cheong

Founder and former president of MAPEAL has led an eventful life — at one point even working as a translator for Mao Zedong! Here, he shares his many experiences and reflects back on them.

Celia Lao

Lao is currently the AirAsia Hong Kong & Macao Chief Executive Officer, with over 20 years of experience in aviation. She helped establish AirAsia in its first few months in Macao and through her connections, was able to gain access into the Mainland Chinese market for their airline.