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  1. Comment - Letters

    Forget tower blocks at Lamma quarry and clean up village areas

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by LETTERS

    ... Forget tower blocks at Lamma quarry and clean up village areas In Sydney recently, I found an engaging booklet, Your Guide to Hong Kong's Outlying Islands, published by the Hong Kong ... can it be that, on Lamma Island, the government proposes to build clusters of tower blocks- a mini Discovery Bay- at the Sok Kwu Wan quarry site? Low-rise tower block suburbia, however well ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time for the Hong Kong government to take a tough line on Lamma ferry tragedy

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:21am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Time for tough line on Lamma tragedy Since the people of Hong Kong have demanded compensation, retribution and high standards of accountability of Philippine authorities over the Manila hostage crisis, we should apply the same standards and outrage to those responsible for the Lamma ferry crash. Eight Hong Kong people were killed in Manila while 39 died ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Desire for political reform will remain until credible candidate stands

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... to prove that it does indeed love democracy. Robert Baxter, Lamma Island ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Islands hold key to education crisis

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to transport, Lamma is only 15 minutes from Aberdeen by ferry. Once you've factored in the new South Island MTR line, there is an interesting convergence of some really good things. When it comes ... Building schools on outlying islands can fix education woes Hong Kong is facing a crisis in primary education. No other topic has the ability to turn the faces of Hongkongers red ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Seeking answers amid our sorrow over Lamma sea tragedy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... have been senselessly taken from us in Monday night's collision of two passenger boats off Lamma Island. Three days of official mourning begin tomorrow, but we have been grieving ... they cannot be helped. There have been accusations, claims and seven arrests, but we do not know for sure who is to blame for the collision in the Lamma Channel between the Hongkong Electric ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 13th 2014, 04:15am by STAFF

    ... These girls... we have indeed liberated them … These girls have become Muslims Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, says some of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls have converted to Islam   Are human lives less important than Romer's tree frogs? Lamma villager Ahtat Wong advocates development on the island, home to a a species of frog found only in Hong Kong   Am ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:41am by STAFF

    ... This is a revival of a system created in 1949 when Western countries essentially lowered an 'Iron Curtain' Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Western sanctions   Hong Kong is just not a good place for dogs. This is not what I wanted when I moved here Long-time Lamma Island resident John Wedderburn, who plans to leave the city after his dog was poisoned ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Lamma, haven of tranquility

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:27pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com There’s something entertaining about the FT running a piece extolling the virtues of living on Lamma Island. Under the headline “Where No Cars Go,” ... together of Clear Water Bay, Sai Kung and Lamma under cheaper alternatives to Hong Kong island. The gentlefolk of Clear Water Bay and Sai Kung might not relish being tied in with all those teachers ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 3, 2014

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by LETTERS

    ... is not demonstrating against the fait accompli but concentrating on finding someone who is capable of being our next chief executive. David Chappell, Lamma   Will we make right decision in 2017? ... meaning and go to the island to buy the famous buns and other souvenirs. I appreciate that commercialisation can help keep these festivals alive, but I think people should always try and remember ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Department keeps issuing pointless warnings on beaches

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... be prosecuted. The spin is that these people are idiots, but I can fully understand their reasoning. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department closes beaches on the slightest excuse. On Lamma ... Beachgoers only have to get out of the water when sharks are over 2.4 metres in length and acting aggressively. Here, frequently, the red flag is raised at Hung Shing Yeh beach, Lamma, and we ...




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