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  1. Lamma drama

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A maritime search and rescue exercise was staged off Lamma Island yesterday in response to a series of high-speed ferry collisions in recent months. The exercise, jointly staged ... Island. In the realistic enactment, many passengers and crew on both vessels were treated for mock injuries and given medical assistance and evacuated. Two passengers were 'missing' ...

  2. Historical look at HK's waters is timely reminder

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... some pellets had been found inside fish at Chi Ma Wan, a site for fish farms off southeastern Lantau, and that more than 600kg of pellets had been collected from Lantau and Lamma islands, Peng ...

  3. Island ferry travellers hit by HK$4 fare rise

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Travellers on ferries to and from the outlying islands will soon have to pay up to HK$4.10 more per trip. The government approved fare rises of 9 to 12 per cent for single ... environment, she said. Chan Lan-wai, chairman for the Lamma North Rural Committee, said he was very unhappy about the increases, which he said were not in line with the inflation rate. 'We ...

  4. No monopoly on posh

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Warboys

    ... you lived. If your residence was on The Peak you were obviously rich. An apartment in Discovery Bay? Probably a pilot. Lamma Island? A backpacker. Happy Valley? Most likely a small-time ... of mixing going on. Lamma Island was regarded in the 1990s as a hippy haven thronging with mostly British backpackers who stopped off for a few months to share cheap flats while they replenished ...

  5. Oil spill closes beach

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An oil spill led to the closure of Hung Shing Yeh Beach on Lamma Island yesterday and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the beach would be closed until further notice. Elsewhere, red flags advising people to stay out of the water were raised at Upper Cheung Sha Beach, Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Pui O Beach and Tong Fuk Beach on Lantau due to big waves. ...

  6. Islands 'need better access'

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong's outlying islands offer tourists some of the most beautiful natural scenery and ideal sailing, but some are not readily accessible because of a lack of public piers, sailing enthusiast and Catamaran Club founder Andrew Kay said. Hong Kong is surrounded by more than 200 islands. Excepting Lantau, Peng Chau, Lamma, Cheung Chau and Tsing Yi, many ...

  7. 46 aircraft deviated from set flight path

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... direction between 11pm and 7am to turn south upon reaching the northeast corner of Lantau Island and use the southbound route via the West Lamma Channel. However, 46 failed to do so from 2004 ... Martin Wong Almost 50 aircraft leaving the city over the past five years have failed to take the West Lamma flight route, a Civil Aviation Department requirement designed to reduce noise ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Environmental degradation ruins Lamma Oh that the idyllic, sensitive development suggested by Eva Wiegandt ('South Lamma is ripe for series of small-scale developments', April 21) were possible. You only have to take a look at the other end of the island to see that it is not. In Yung Shue Wan agricultural land is being dumped on and natural habitats are being ...

  9. Listings- New Territories / Outlying Islands

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a relaxed atmosphere. RAINBOW SEAFOOD 23-25, G/F First Street, Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island, 29828100 www.rainbowrest.com.hk Cuisine Chinese Specialities Seafood Wine Australian, French, Spanish, ...

  10. Divided loyalties

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... village on South Lantau by one vote. Another expatriate, Baron Van Voorsttot, was elected village head of Lo Tik Wan village on Lamma. Just days after Mr Brown was elected, the indigenous village ...




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