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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. 

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?

Saturday, 25 April, 2009, 12:00am

Letters

Will lawmaker's plan lead to massive reclamation at Lamma?

One Saturday last month we were invaded by a recording of the disembodied voice of our Legco representative, Albert Chan Wai- yip, promoting his idea of beneficial developments at Yung Shue Wan.

12 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Superbug case confirmed

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Superbug case confirmed

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Out and about

Monolithic piles of naturally occurring boulders popularly known as amah's rocks, lover's rocks or yun yuen shek (conjugal stones) can be found across the region. The implied meaning of the Cantonese term mong fu shek - 'dreaming of husband stone' - is, shall we say, rather more basic.

15 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Groups push for neutering of stray dogs

Members of animal-welfare organisations will meet this month to discuss strategies to promote their alternative to catching and killing stray and feral dogs in Hong Kong.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

MTR discount to be phased out

The MTR Corporation will stop offering a HK$1.50 discount on its fares to ferry passengers from Sok Kwu Wan, Yung Shue Wan, Peng Chau and Mui Wo from next Wednesday, ferry companies said. The six-month promotion was launched last July.

8 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Just to let you know...

Unfortunately, due to the likelihood of a typhoon coming our way on Saturday, the World Animal Day concert has been cancelled. The concert, organised by the Animals Asia Foundation, was due to take place on Saturday afternoon and evening on Power Station Beach near Yung Shue Wan on Lamma Island.

3 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Islanders upset at ferry change

Jane Wilbor and Marcus Langston chose the Lamma Island village of Pak Kok as home because they believed it would be the 'safest place on the planet' to raise their three children.

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Lamma: the perfect weekend getaway

It seems too small to have so much on offer - tasty food, beautiful beaches and a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. But a day on Lamma offers all this and more.

It takes less than 30 minutes by ferry to leave the frenzy of Central and arrive in laidback Yung Shue Wan.

9 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Maid's employer held over assault

21 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Five saved as skipper abandons speedboat

Police rescue women left on suspect vessel

Five suspected mainland sex workers were left screaming for help in the dark aboard a speedboat in rough seas after its coxswain jumped into the water during a high-speed police chase south of Hong Kong.

3 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The graphic with the report headlined 'Island ferries to raise fares up to 23pc' on City 1 on Saturday should have given the operator of the Central-Yung Shue Wan route as Islands Ferry Company and the Central-Sok Kwu Wan route as Winnertex.

3 Jun 2008 - 12:00am