The Cyberpunk Don of Macau
Macau Ronnie blends corporate warfare, surveillance technology and the streets. Who said a triad grunt couldn’t climb the ranks of the Wo On Lok? Ronnie grew up in Foshan to a family of fish farmers that were mobilized to work at a steel mill. He’s an intelligent entrepreneur who already challenged the status quo once when he pushed competitors out of the laundry business in Tap Seac.
Then why didn't he start a tech company in the dotcom bubble? Because he could make more money in Ho Chi Minh City. Together with casino security expert Muslim Joe — who became his right-hand and enforcer — Ronnie began transporting drugs and refugees from Vietnam to Macau by boat. He established a radio communications network to coordinate the operation. When the war was over, he was set up to try his hand as a smuggler in the Golden Triangle.
Macau Ronnie had always been known for his witty use of technology. He stole from corporations in Macau and tampered with casino games. When he started hiring hackers to hack computer networks, his peers told him: “Don’t be an elephant”. But Macau Ronnie was swift and always moved ahead of the competition — and those who envied him. “We have to stay true to our traditions”, said his higher ups. But Macau Ronnie didn’t have it. “It is business. We must change. Or we die.” And he was right. People died, but he didn’t. In a rooftop massacre at a Macau casino, a handful of hitmen who flew in from Hong Kong assassinated the opposition.
Macau Ronnie is the subversive and illustrious underworld king of Macau that has mastered the trade of deceit.
Super Wok Explosion is a unique animated web-series about Chinese organized crime. The project is funded entirely by its audience. On this website, animator Tony Cheuk likes to share information about Asian organized crime—and world-building of the universe of the series, Chinese tongs and triads. If you're interested in learning more about the project, you can click here.