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  1. Lamma Island ferry firm to apply for fare increase

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry plans to seek a $2 fare increase on its Lamma Island service to curb mounting losses caused by soaring fuel costs. The increase- a year after the ferry operator's last fare rise- would apply only to its Monday-to-Saturday service. Monthly tickets would cost $45 more. Islands District Council chairman Lam Wai-keung said he feared ...

  2. Husband of niece is Lamma murder suspect

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The niece of the British woman found dead on Lamma island said yesterday that the man arrested in connection with her aunt's suspected murder was her husband. Julia Fareed, ... in connection with a suspected murder case in which a 64-year-old missing woman was killed on Lamma island'. The suspect was being detained 'pending further inquiries'. Fareed wept as she ...

  3. Ill-conceived plans to pour more concrete threaten beautiful Lamma

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The planning intention for Lamma Island set by the government is not worth the paper it is written on. Both the government and a private developer seem determined to forge ahead with plans that will seriously undermine Lamma's attractiveness. For two years, local non-governmental organisation Living Lamma has been lobbying for an environmental clean-up and better design to enhance ...

  4. Lamma waterfront plan back on the table

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip It's a case of deja-vu for those who call laid-back Lamma Island home. The waterfront of Yung Shue Wan, home to seafood restaurants, will be filled in with about four square ... According to residents concern group Living Lamma, this plan was announced in The Standard- which is not distributed on Lamma Island. And the main official community notice board on Yung Shue Wan ...

  5. Building an ambulance road on Lamma is not going to save lives

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of its money, I am sure it can come up with more constructive ideas, even for Lamma. Maybe it could consider extending the MTR's South Island Line to have a Lamma Island stop. Wouter van ... It was with disgust that I learned about the latest government plan for the destruction of our coastline. This time it is Yung Shue Wan that is the victim ('Lamma waterfront plan back ...

  6. South Lamma is ripe for series of small-scale developments

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The proposed massive environmental destruction of south Lamma's beauty by the absurdly over-the-top 'Baroque on Lamma' project was rightly rejected by the Land ... collaboration between government departments and local initiative can achieve. On south Lamma, turn well-kept and picturesque Mo Tat Wan old village into an 'inhabited museum' along the lines ...

  7. Marina on Lamma will disrupt the lives of many ordinary Hong Kong residents

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lamma]. He is accredited on the developer's website as a 'green partner' in the project. Mr Gambarota stated that the 'construction will not disrupt the lives of any Hong Kong ... These people are rich and poor, young and old, and all of them visit to appreciate the unspoiled natural environment that the area offers. South Lamma is a priceless source of low-cost recreation ...

  8. Lamma: the perfect weekend getaway

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and arrive in laidback Yung Shue Wan. Lamma's more frequented ferry terminus is home to the island's main street which is lined with restaurants offering fresh razor clams, crabs and other ... beach-goers. The island is ideal for hiking. It takes about two hours to walk from Yung Shue Wan to the other side of the island- and the other ferry pier- Sok Kwu Wan. A perfect Lamma experience might ...

  9. Bar boss on drug den charge

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The manager of the Deli Lamma bar and restaurant on Lamma Island appeared in court charged with allowing it to be used as a drug den. Ambekar Praful Gajanan, 55, is accused of allowing the premises in Yung Shue Wan Main Street to be used as a divan and for drug trafficking and with obstructing an officer there. He appeared at Eastern Court and is due to appear again ...

  10. Plan for large resort will put at risk Lamma's precious heritage

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to build a power plant on the island. The last thing we need is to see more concrete structures on Lamma. Despite the claims of a resort, it will be another residential development with flats ... construction projects. The founder of the famous Banyan Tree resorts lived on Lamma and chose the name because of Yung Shue Wan. If he felt the island needed a resort, I am sure he would have built it. ...




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