Giving Macau a helping hand

Macau recently saw one of its worst typhoons in years. Being the charitable man that I am, I came up with a brilliant idea to stimulate the region’s economy and offset the storm’s devastating effects.

  • By Taipan
  • 07 Sep 2017
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“We should all head there and spend lavishly on casinos and nightlife,” I announced over my usual afternoon tipple with some friends.

I certainly had some tips. I still remember back in the day when I badly wanted to win an award for a bond I had worked on and was very proud of. I rang up one of the reporters at the magazine which was judging the awards and convinced him to go to Macau with me for a weekend of debauchery.

To sweeten the deal, we flew in a helicopter and had champagne on arrival at one of the swankiest hotels there — all expensed to my then big-hearted employer.

Of course, we didn’t win and I wouldn’t recommend bribing pressmen these days. But there’s nothing to stop us from reliving those go-go days on our own. 

Viva Macau!

  • By Taipan
  • 07 Sep 2017

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