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Old February 28th, 2012, 07:11 AM   #1
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Crime back in the city

Now that BrokenTooth Koi (崩牙駒; Cantonese: bung nga keui; Mandarin: bēng yá jū) is about to leave the jail (march 31st), let's talk about the crime in the streets...


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Dead body found in Taipa hill


A badly decomposed human body was found near an exercise path frequented by hikers on a Taipa peak, according to the Judiciary Police (PJ), which is checking the identity and cause of death. In another case, a loan shark victim was detained after losing HKD100,000 in a local casino.
In a regular media briefing yesterday, PJ confirmed that the body was first reported to a patrolling officer near the site, by two American tourists hiking in the Parque de Merendas da Taipa Grande, just above the Estr. Da Ponta Da Cabrita, late last Sunday evening.

The tourists led police to the secluded scene where they had found the decomposed human remains. The police are waiting for autopsy and other scientific examinations to determine the gender and identity of the deceased, and would not speculate on the age, the nationality and time of death, except that some official documents issued by a Hong Kong authority were found near the scene, along with a broken nylon rope.
PJ could not confirm if the deceased was a Hong Kong citizen, and the contents of the documents, only saying that the scene is near an exercise path frequented by local residents but the spot where the body was found is in the middle of a forest away from the hiking track.

According to PJ’s information, the two hikers spotted the bones in the afternoon but did not report to the police immediately. After hiking for another period of time they met a patrolling officer and reported the case. in Macaudailytimes.com
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Old March 1st, 2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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Question: Don't most crimes in Macau occur near the border to Guangdong (aka Portas Do Cerco)??? After all, most of the drug smuggling takes place there


Anyways
I still think Macau is relatively safe in my humble opinion. I've walked from Sands casino all the way to Grand Lisboa casino at 3 AM without any trouble or fear that someone would point a gun at me............and I'm a foreign tourist. At that time, I didn't know my way and just relied on the structure of Grand Lisboa to help me get there safely. In the end, I made it.

Most areas I reckon are safe (Grand Lisboa<->Avenida Almeida Ribeiro<->Sofitel macau @ Ponte 16 sap lok bou)

I still consider Macau as a safe place imho.

Anyways, what do you guys think? Do you consider Macau as a safe place and do you feel that no one will point a gun at you or stab you with a bladed weapon?
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 02:40 AM   #3
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Question: Don't most crimes in Macau occur near the border to Guangdong (aka Portas Do Cerco)??? After all, most of the drug smuggling takes place there


Anyways
I still think Macau is relatively safe in my humble opinion. I've walked from Sands casino all the way to Grand Lisboa casino at 3 AM without any trouble or fear that someone would point a gun at me............and I'm a foreign tourist. At that time, I didn't know my way and just relied on the structure of Grand Lisboa to help me get there safely. In the end, I made it.

Most areas I reckon are safe (Grand Lisboa<->Avenida Almeida Ribeiro<->Sofitel macau @ Ponte 16 sap lok bou)

I still consider Macau as a safe place imho.

Anyways, what do you guys think? Do you consider Macau as a safe place and do you feel that no one will point a gun at you or stab you with a bladed weapon?
Well, Macau in the 70's, 80's and 90's had an agressive reputation. I recall boarding an Hanoi-Hong Kong plane and when I replied "Macau" after a nice Thai tourist asked me where I was going she gave me a look of shock and said it was a place of "gambling, drugs and murder". It is true that triads like the 14kk acted with virtual inpunity and were flashy about it, but before the handover the portuguese government intensified the fight against crime, and after the handover the fight was continued by the macanese government. Organized crime, murder, extortion aren't as common nowadays I'm told, but they are still there.

Back in the wild days I didn't feel I was getting stabbed if I didn't get in the wrong kind of situation, but even today you might get stabbed if you get in the trouble with the wrong kind of people.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 02:07 PM   #4
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Anyways
I still think Macau is relatively safe in my humble opinion. I've walked from Sands casino all the way to Grand Lisboa casino at 3 AM without any trouble or fear that someone would point a gun at me............and I'm a foreign tourist. At that time, I didn't know my way and just relied on the structure of Grand Lisboa to help me get there safely. In the end, I made it.
Did you win a lot of money, maybe someone will follow you if they spot you win a lot of money.

Where there are Casino, there are loan shark, and there are crime.
But I still think Macau is reasonably safe, it is no worse then anywhere else.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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Did you win a lot of money, maybe someone will follow you if they spot you win a lot of money.

Where there are Casino, there are loan shark, and there are crime.
But I still think Macau is reasonably safe, it is no worse then anywhere else.
Oh nope.

Actually, the reason I did that back then was because I recently finished playing at a video arcade inside Fisherman's Wharf (澳門漁人碼頭) and I wanted to meet up with my papa at Grand Lisboa where he was playing poker there. Unfortunately, as a young foreign tourist back then (I was only 17 years old I believe), I was a bit shy to take a taxi since I didn't know how to say the world Grand Lisboa Hotel in Cantonese (aka San Bou King).

So I decided to just walk going there.

Being a foreign tourist who had ZERO knowledge of the area, it kinda felt scary at first to walk around unfamiliar territory at 3 AM in the morning. I only saw a few people along my stroll.......and in some areas, there were ZERO people at all (I felt like I was the only person alive in that area at that time). Still, I decided to just be brave and hope that nothing bad happens to me and that I walk to Grand Lisboa safely.

Thankfully, after 15 minutes or so of walking in unfamiliar territory, I finally made it.............and in the end, I was able to save the money that my Papa gave me (which was supposedly for the taxi fare).

Anyways, I still believe Macau is safe.

But, for the sake of curiosity, maybe it would help if we also post crime statistics as well.

Also, it would be nice to put a list of places that are safe (i.e. San Ma Lo, Senado Square, Av. Horta E Costa, Travessa Dos Anjos, Rua De Pedro Nolasco Da Silva, Avendia da Lisboa, the entire Cotai area) AS WELL as areas that may not be as safe (i.e. the Border Gate)

Just for sake of information and to inform people regarding this matter
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