Lamma Island

Lamma Island, the third largest island in Hong Kong with a land area of about 14 square km, is situated 3 km off the southwest coast of Hong Kong Island. It is home to a highly diverse population of about 6,000 people, many of them of Western origins. There are regular ferry services between Lamma and Hong Kong Island. 

South Lamma is ripe for series of small-scale developments

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 and Development Advisory Committee.

Wednesday, 21 April, 2010, 12:00am

Laws ban trade in endangered species but don't protect habitat

As Martin Bode states, the refusal of the Development Opportunities Office to allow the construction of a luxury complex on a secluded beach on southern Lamma is to be applauded ('Don't let anyone spoil Lamma', March 30).

3 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Bar boss on drug den charge

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 on Friday.

23 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Letters

Take barging point away from Pok Fu Lam

I refer to the report ('Pok Fu Lam anger over route for trucks moving MTR waste', January 30).

On Saturday, January 30, hundreds of people from the Pok Fu Lam community, including residents, teachers and schoolchildren, took to the streets.

11 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

The boulders they concrete in place, to be sure

The huge boulders scattered around the hills of the outlying islands have stood for more than 100,000 years. But someone, somewhere in Hong Kong's vast bureaucracy, believes they may suddenly roll down the slopes and injure hikers.

And so to that truly Hong Kong solution - concrete and paint.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

What's on in Hong Kong

Encore Series: Duo Recital by Yo-Yo Ma (cello) and Kathryn Stott (piano)

The pair will perform pieces by Marricone, Franck and Brahms.

When: Today, 8pm

Where: Cultural Centre, Concert Hall

Tickets: HK$200-HK$980 (student discounts available from Urbtix)

G.E.M. 18

20 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Chow Yun-fat teases colleague about his directorial style

Chow Yun-fat (far right) in jest believes he knows who will be judged best actor in Let the Bullets Fly: the director. He joked at a press conference in Beijing on working with respected actor turned director Jiang Wen (left): 'Jiang's acting will be the best because when we do a take, he would yell, 'cut'.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Expats held in Lamma drug bust

Lamma Island, long considered the home of Hong Kong's expatriate drug subculture, saw its biggest drug raid in recent memory early yesterday morning.

While many will question whether the raid came 30 years too late, more than 60 police officers swooped on four bars on Yung Shue Wan Main Street, detaining 10 expatriates.

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

The Bay

Fare Pseudo-Mediterranean.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Legalised dumping proposal will be a recipe for disaster

The Heung Yee Kuk's latest bid to get permission to operate landfills on land zoned for agriculture doesn't come as a surprise to those who have been fighting to protect the green lungs of our city ('Kuk in bid to legalise dumping', September 9).

15 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

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

Lamma residents, including indigenous villagers, were shocked to learn that their greatest nightmare might become reality ('Developer seeks new government office's backing for Lamma resort', August 24). I can only describe this proposal, which will be put to the Development Opportunities Office, as monstrous.

29 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Developer seeks new government office's backing for Lamma resort

A small private developer has just submitted an application to the new Development Opportunities Office for a huge spa resort and marina club with residential flats on Lamma Island.

24 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

A rich taste of tradition

Just half an hour away by ferry, Lamma Island is the perfect destination for hiking, sunbathing, visiting temples, shopping, eating out or learning handicrafts. It has two main villages - Yung Shue Wan in the north and Sok Kwu Wan in the east.

22 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

American dies after passing out on ferry

An American died after he passed out on a Central-bound ferry yesterday. The man, 57, identified by police only as Davis, collapsed aboard the ferry in Victoria Harbour at 9.47am as it was travelling from Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, to Central. He was taken to Queen Mary Hospital, where doctors declared him dead at 10.52am. Police said initial investigations found nothing suspicious.

25 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Has the Loch Ness monster made a move to warmer climes?

Pui Pui the Yuen Long crocodile helped liven up the city at the height of Sars in 2003. Who knows what magic the appearance of a mysterious creature off Lamma Island could do to revive recession-hit Hong Kong?

25 Apr 2009 - 12:00am