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How Macau became North Korea’s window to the world… and its nexus for weapons and drugs trafficking | South China Morning Post

How Macau became North Korea’s window to the world… and its nexus for weapons and drugs trafficking | South China Morning Post

From the terrace of the Michelin-starred restaurant Aurora, diners can see the Pearl River Delta and the Macau skyline. If Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was still alive, he might well be sat near the door that leads to this terrace, perhaps drinking a Japanese beer and talking with friends.

This Italian restaurant, where the priciest dish – Rangers Valley beef rack with potato puree, seasonal vegetables and beef jus – costs 1,388 Macau patacas, was one of Kim’s favourite places in Macau, friends told This Week in Asia.

Described as sociable and generous, polyglot Kim would send over drinks to neighbouring tables whenever he saw familiar faces. While dining in the restaurant, at least for a few hours, he would be just another customer.

Source: How Macau became North Korea’s window to the world… and its nexus for weapons and drugs trafficking | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post