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.
The current application for rezoning and development of land in the vicinity of Tung O on Lamma is just the start of the destruction of the remnants of our eco-culture and green environment.Monday, 16 May, 2011, 12:00am
A new plan by the developer of the Baroque on Lamma residential project to create a 'conservation corridor' on low-value agricultural land while pressing ahead with its villas on eco-sensitive areas has been labelled unrealistic by a green group.13 May 2011 - 12:00am
Residents of Lamma will be consulted
I refer to your report ('Lamma waterfront plan back on the table', April 26) and editorial 'Lamma islanders ought to be involved in plan', May 2) and a number of letters which have appeared in these columns following your story.10 May 2011 - 12:00am
Yet again the government has failed to effectively consult the public, this time about controversial plans to concrete over Lamma's historic waterfront.
Why is it, in these days of modern media, that Hong Kong people have to be lucky enough to catch an advert in the Chinese- or English-language press in order to be informed of government consultations?7 May 2011 - 12:00am
Long renowned as an escape from the city and a residential haven for people who appreciate a slower pace of life, Lamma Island is in the middle of an eight-year facelift designed to make the island even more appealing.5 May 2011 - 12:00am
Lamma plan nothing like Stanley revamp
Anton Ivanov says that the objections to the Lamma harbour reclamation are made by 'overzealous activists' ('Reclamation is good for island', April 29).
If this is the case, then why do 85 per cent of the restaurants on Main Street object to the scheme? Are these people overzealous activists?4 May 2011 - 12:00am
For a government that claims to be so open and transparent, the lack of public consultation over plans to reclaim a chunk of the bay beside the Lamma Island village of Yung Shue Wan comes as a surprise. It is a proposal that has been twice rejected by residents, yet is back on the drawing board with few being aware of its existence.2 May 2011 - 12:00am
Full-time doctor the answer, not more concrete
So the planning and civil engineering and development departments want to reclaim a further four square kilometres of existing natural bay to create a clear emergency vehicle access (EVA) to the ferry pier from the clinic at Yung Shue Wan, based on 15-year-old logic and plans.30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am