Macua is looking into developing resorts with a difference, currently most of the resorts in Macau cater mainly for gamblers with the numerous casinos opening up over the last 5 years.
The change in direction from Developers in Macau is not only due to a the economic downtown with developers such as Sands laying off 11,000 workers but also due to the recent visiting restrictions for Mainland visitors.
From our own visits to Macau we found that in the last 12 months food prices in restaurants have increased dramatically, taxi fares have risen over 20% and most of all the resorts are geared towards gamblers not families.
Families have realised that after to going to Macau once and you have seen the historical sites there is not much else for families to do if you go for a second trip.
Inspiration for Landscape Architect Media article was “Macau mulls plans to develop more integrated resorts to attract visitors” posted by Channelnewsasia.com
Pegasis News reports
“On Thursday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m., there’ll be a groundbreaking ceremony adjacent to the McDermott Library on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas.
The groundbreaking marks the start of a major landscaping project undertaken by the firm of Peter Walker and Partners, who have been contracted to spiff up the ol’ UTD grounds in welcoming and user-friendly fashion.”
SOURCE: Pegasus News – UPDATED: UT Dallas breaks ground on major landscaping project
Maine Today reports
“A proposal for an arboretum at Fort Williams Park gained unanimous approval from the town Planning Board on Tuesday night.
Backers of the project now will embark on a private fundraising campaign. They hope to raise $80,000 to construct the first phase of the arboretum, on roughly half an acre that would be visible from the park’s main entrance.”
SOURCE: MaineToday.com | News Update: Arboretum approved for Fort Williams.
“Nakheel PJSC, the state-owned developer planning a kilometre-high tower in Dubai, will scale back some of its projects because of the global economic slowdown.”
SOURCE: Gulfnews: Nakheel to scale back projects on slowdown.