& former Lammaites are getting up to more shenanigans
tonight, following the fine example of several Lamma Bands
who are performing all over HK (shout-out to Dark Himaya,
DJs Tie One Toe, Barnaby Bruce
and Jim Browski will play an
Eklectronic mix of disco, electro house, breaks and
Dub'n'Bass, with live percussion by
the Drum Queen and live painting by
Norris of Vivid Vibrations. Kumi & Tamara have recently
Vivid Rhythms Sound & Vision Studio in Kennedy Town on
HK Island. Check it out, they're still looking for creatives to
share this very attractive, art-jammed space (email).
L/G, 13 Lyndhurst Terrace:
(ex-)Lammaites Kumi, Tamara & Barnaby Bruce performing. Free entry,
for more info: 2815-0868,
all the speculations & rumours about something looking like
oil-drilling rig appearing in Yung Shue Wan harbour
last year, see right? The sewage works construction company
who put it up has decided to be more pro-active this time
and inform us Lammaites well in advance, in addition to the
rural and district councils, by sending me this official
"We want to inform you that
our YSW sewage treatment plant project is on-going and there is
a submarine outfall to be constructed in the sea.
Next week, after the Labour
Day holidays, there will be a derrick lighter to erect a
temporary platform in the sea for our marine construction and a
flat-top barge will be located at the area for 3 months....
hope this information can help you to notify Lamma people so
that this time they won't be surprised about an 'oil drilling
Expect quite a bit of activity in this area,
weekdays only from 7am-7pm, including "dredging, erection of
a temporary working platform, underground drilling and pipe
laying" by "a flotilla of vessels including 3 derrick
barges, one split hopper barge, some tugs and guard boats".
The full and detailed Marine Dept.
Notice has been uploaded to our forum:
Platform & pillars in the harbour?
Logan - Puppy rescued by
LAWC, fostered by
P.S. on May 14, 2011:
Good news from Louise, via
Logan has quickly found a new foster home! So the next step
still remains to find him a permanent home! Anybody?
It's been exactly 3 weeks since my Partial Abdominoplasty
surgery, slicing off some of my extra tummy skin after my
weight loss. I just got the stitches plucked
out one week ago and the last wound dressings removed by the
very professional and cheerful nurses in the Lamma Clinic.
They even convinced me to come in twice during the Easter
weekend for their careful but resolute procedures in some
delicate and tender areas of my anatomy.
The North Lamma Clinic is actually surprisingly very busy on
a Sunday morning; no doctor present, but lots of patients
coming in for small, non-critical procedures that nurses are
permitted to handle - anything for the absolute bargain price of just $17! The
worst part about the recovery is not the wound, which hardly
ever hurt at all, but the incredibly annoying, long-lasting itchiness
caused by all the plasters some of which I was severely
Being allowed my first full splashing shower after 2 weeks of careful
wet-towel- only cleaning was such a relief. Most of us take
daily warm showers for granted - yes, even on Lamma! - but try not showering for
two weeks, then you'll REALLY appreciate this wonderful and
pleasurable modern convenience!
over-eager to get back into my former routine of three
1-hour BoostCamps per week, as they were surely crucial for
my quick recovery after surgery - leaving hospital after 6
days without complications. On my daily walkabout today, I
met my Personal Trainer Extraordinaire, Donna the
BodyBooster; see right, including a little (rejected)
logo I designed for her. She urged me to resume my BoostCamps,
but my plastic surgeon doesn't approve of me exercising yet.
worried that I might break open some of the record-length
scar he stitched up so carefully and nicely. This could cause me
(theoretically) to spill my
guts (literally). That might look a bit messy and be
probably unsanitary on the nice, bouncy floor of the Basketball Court
during BoostCamp. Also, all these expensive but tiny
Titanium staples (holding my permanently reduced stomach
together) might create a safety hazard for barefoot
exercisers. I encouraged Donna to add
this potential spilling-your-guts hazard to the disclaimer form we
all signed before starting classes. She didn't take me
seriously, I suspect.
I've been "strongly encouraged" to wear my tailor-made "compression garment"
- Don't call it a girdle! - for another several weeks (Doctor's
orders!), even during this steam-room-like spring weather, 24 hours per
day. So iiiiitchy! A feminist friend of mine pointed out to me that
I can now sympathise with what Victorian- era women had to endure
to look slim-waisted and supposedly sexy. But a girdle, eh, a
compression garment looks definitely NOT sexy nowadays,
especially not on a big guy like me. Actually, I shouldn't have
told you about it at all! I'll probably attract ridicule
wherever I'll go in the village now. But it definitely helps to
prevent my guts from spilling out, just in case I can't restrain
my over-zealous NEW BODY from starting exercising again way too
After keeping my weight pretty steady for the
last 1.5 years, I've lost another 6 kg (13 pounds) since just
before this skin surgery, including the sliced-off-and- discarded
2-3kgs. Well, hospital food only for a week might do that to
you. I'm now well below my "ideal target weight", so where's
the chocolate and wine?! Or should I try adding some muscle mass instead,
perhaps? Nah! Later!
just got emailed by a Lamma-zine reader who wants to know "every-
thing" about my weight loss surgery. She's
considering to follow my example, chronicled in this online
publication. I'll be meeting up with her
tomorrow over a plate of Chinese veggies to download some of my
data and experiences,
good and bad, of this life-changing, but definitely not
risk-free surgery 3 years ago. But it's just the
starting point for all the moderate dieting and exercise
regiment which remains absolutely crucial and mandatory to
make my weight loss into a hopefully long-lasting success story.
Well, so far so good...
Jay Scott Kanes
Court Pet Correspondent -
Gentle Dog Charmed Even Cat- Lovers --
And the Cats Too!
Nothing Easy When Losing a
YUNG SHUE WAN, Lamma
Island, Hong Kong
– Who would expect cats to grieve for the sudden death
of a dog? It happened after the startling and unexpected
demise of Gail, our family dog.
A faithful, gentle dog,
Gail died abruptly at 12:20 a.m. on March 2. Suddenly
she began to feel unwell, collapsed and passed away, all
within remarkably few minutes. The situation turned
deadly even before my wife and I could realize its
seriousness and ended too quickly even to consult a
veterinarian. Until then, Gail had behaved normally.
Middle-aged at most,
Gail, a black-faced, brown mongrel (with German shepherd
and mystery ancestry) still had several weeks to go
before her eighth birthday. Even our six housecats miss
A tiny kitten named Coy
gazed at Gail and decided to make the 'big dog' a
special friend for life.
As a puppy, Gail awaited adoption as a guest of the
Animal Protection charity. (LAP Photo)
(all photos by Lamma-Gung, see
full photo gallery.)
(all photos by
full photo gallery.)
Digging & Games by Hangout Kindergarten of
Church of Christ in China (click to enlarge any
Easter Sunday Mass
and Baptism of the Canaan Church:
handout for interrupted Beach Rave Party -
Nearby: old and brand-new Lamma properties:
Click to enlarge
For info & pictures of former LAMMA DAYS, click here.
Harry Harrison has been applying his
tremendous creative juices to a new artistic, high-brow
endeavour, a new avenue of pure, non-commercial, creative
expression, moving from hand-drawn illustration into the
purely all-digital domain. He's trying hard to win critical
acclaim and high praise even from snobby art critics who
still refuse to acknowledge his daily SCMP editorial
cartoons, magazine covers and illustrations for numerous
children's books as the fabulous and sophisticated artworks
they really are!
So Harry's been taking artsy iPhone photos of
his Lamma buddies and processing them with the Half Tone app,
creating an all-digital photo comix. Here are some of his latest
artworks, republished from his Facebook page with his explicit
and concise permission, consisting of a one-word email reply:
So when you meet Harry on Main Street or in a
bar, smile for his always on-the- ready iPhone camera, you might
end up the subject of his next artwork!
P.S. New Half Tone artworks by Harry from May 2nd:
(All pictures and story by Lynley Capon.
Editor's Note: Originally from New Zealand, the
writer lives and teaches in Thailand. Recently, she and
her husband Peter visited Hong Kong
for the first time, staying with friends on Lamma
BACK STREET, Yung Shue
Wan -- Everyone has heard of Hong Kong, but not many
people know about Lamma Island. Until a few years ago, I
too fell into the category of ignorance of this little
Measuring 13.55 square
kilometres, Lamma is Hong Kong's third-largest island.
It has about 6,000 residents, many of them non-Chinese.
Low-rise housing, small
settlements, bush-clad hills and sandy beaches make
Lamma a stark contrast to the towering skyscrapers,
bustling harbor and pushy crowds of nearby urban Hong
Kong. What a pleasure to board a ferry at Central on
Hong Kong Island and then sit back to enjoy a 25-minute
ride to Yung Shue Wan, the main town on Lamma!
After disembarking, you
hear the birds singing, smell the fresh sea-air, see
greater distances without smog and notice the absence of
motorized vehicles. Hundreds of bicycles are tethered
along the pier, waiting for their owners to return from
the city and bike along the very narrow paths to modest
homes. If you don't want to bike, then walking is the
only other option to get around.
On the Main Street, you
can't miss the sight of happy dogs. Many large,
free-ranging dogs roam the streets, mostly without fear
of dog-snatchers. Many dogs live happily here after
being adopted from dog shelters. One beach is designated
as "for dogs". Lamma's dogs must think they're in
Yung Shue Wan's Main Street
is lined with seafood restaurants, cafés, souvenir
shops, fruit stalls and bars. A library and post office
also provide services. It doesn't take long to walk
through the town and over a small rise to the beaches.
Keen walkers can cross the hills to a small community
called Pak Kok and there take a ferry to Aberdeen on
southern Hong Kong Island.
Lamma lies to the southwest
of Hong Kong Island and is visible from Aberdeen on
clear days. Unfortunately, pollution, much of it from
the Chinese mainland, often obscures good views of the
outlying islands, even Lantau with its high hills. When
on the ferry crossing the small strait to Lamma, it's
sometimes hard to see far at all. Three big smokestacks
at the Lamma Power Station, the one blot on an otherwise
perfect landscape, often loom out of the haze. These
chimneys give Lamma a unique landmark, a dubious cause
It's possible to walk all
over Lamma within a day. Little more than an hour away
from Yung Shue Wan, beyond low hills, awaits Sok Kwu
Wan, a quaint fishing village resting ribbon-like along
the shoreline. Like Yung Shue Wan, this community gets
overrun by Sunday visitors from the city eager to taste
Lamma's rather-expensive seafood delights.
We visited Sok Kwu Wan on a
Monday, and the town looked very quiet. Not wanting to
spend a small fortune on seafood, we wandered along the
one street until we came to a small snack bar. We went
in, examined a menu and decided the fare and prices
suited us perfectly.
Several people played
mahjong, and no one seemed interested to serve us.
Finally, we asked if we could eat and were lead to a
table beside the harbor. We placed our orders, and the
waiter went off for a moment, talking on his phone.
Moments later, he returned, and we wondered what on the
menu was unavailable that day. To our surprise, he
informed us there was no one to do the cooking, so no
food for us at all.
I suspect the mahjong game
may have involved high stakes so that serving customers
on a Monday took a very low priority. Needing a little
sustenance before hiking back to Yung Shue Wan, I bought
an ice cream that cost about as much as a good lunch
Near Sok Kwu Wan, a pathway
leads to Mount Stenhouse, the highest point on Lamma.
The sides look steep, and although I'm sure the view
from the top is worth the climb, I felt too lazy and
unfit to make the effort. My excuse was that Gail,
the dog who would have guided us, had died suddenly a
month earlier and I didn't have the heart to go without
her. Instead, I enjoyed a dip in the sea at the "dog
beach" and felt the joy of watching some local dogs romp
in and out of the water.
Having friends on Lamma, I
have followed some recent events there and had looked
forward to an ice-cream cone at Emily Ho's famous
ice-cream shop. Unfortunately, her business fell victim
to escalating rents and closed a week before we arrived.
Still, it was good to have a coffee with Emily, "the
ice-cream lady", and to hear her tales and plans.
Our visit to Lamma gave us
a wonderful experience. We met so many interesting
people and learned about the many cultural and social
events (like basketball games and Chinese operas) that
keep the community humming. We watched a bamboo
opera-house take shape, but had to leave before its
completion and the ensuing festival.
I hope that we can visit
Lamma again and reacquaint ourselves with its people,
places and pets. By the end of our one-week stay, the
six pet cats at the home of our friends, with whom we
stayed, had accepted us as family. We said goodbye to
them with sadness.
Of course, once back in
Thailand, we had a joyful welcome home from our own two
dogs and two cats. Even so, Lamma Island now holds a
very special place in our hearts.
(right) and her husband Peter pose with Emily the
Ice-Cream Lady, outside Emily's now-closed shop.
Nasty haze clings to
urban Hong Kong.
A fresher-looking harbor
waits in Yung Shue Wan.
'Welcome to Lamma Island'
A big sign dwarfs the tiny library.
Hundreds of bicycles line
the ferry pier.
Lamma has the narrowest
Main Street imaginable.
Three huge smokestacks
blot an otherwise perfect landscape.
Happy dogs at the beach:
paradise for them.
Quaint Sok Kwu Wan clings
to the shoreline.
A bamboo opera house
"If anyone is thinking of moving to
Lamma from the city or abroad consider these inconveniences:
1. Paying $10,000 for a flat
that was previously rented ( months earlier) to a local for
2. Thousands of weekend tourists blocking all the streets.
3. Poisonous snakes, giant centipedes and spiders.
4. No big supermarkets.
5. Packs of semi-wild dogs running around.
6. Living next to an illegal guest house with 12 H.K. students
partying till 6am.
"More reasons to avoid Lamma:
Speeding village vehicles and
Skol beer addicts.
A new methadone clinic forecast to open in early 2012.
Everywhere turning into a construction site.
A large amount of landfill for new construction sites.
Reclamation of Yung Shue Wan harbour.
Pathways being dug up all over Lamma."
Even more reasons in this
surprisingly highly popular forum topic:
10 reasons to avoid Lamma
Nick the Bookman,
the Offical Court Music Reviewer of the Lamma-zine, attended
Bob Dylan's HK gig in KITEC on Apr 13. He "burst into tears
of joy" and sang along in "joyous tuneless abandon" and then
wrote another passionate and hilarious review in his own unique,
inimitable style. Enjoy!
Bob Dylan in HK. 13/4/2011 - by Nick the Bookman
Les Knight (click to enlarge:
- "Set up in response to the continual degradation of
Lamma's natural beauty and village character":
Monster Wall for Yung
We've already got a monster clock. Are
Lamma-ites going to wake up one day to a monster wall?
Schemes for the reclamation of the
harbour have existed in various forms since the mid
1980's. In general people have been unconvinced by the
arguments for these proposals and organizations such as
Save-the-Bay and the Save Lamma Campaign helped convince
the government at the time that concreting over Lamma's
harbour front was not going to be popular.
When the plan last resurfaced around
2000, extensive bilingual surveys were carried out by
local pressure groups. The results were somewhat
striking - 93% of local residents and 98% of tourists
were against the plan. This negative reaction was
covered in local and international papers. The plan
foundered at the Environmental Impact Assessment stage.
So it may come as a surprise to many to
find out that a revised version of the plan has quietly
made its way to the Environmental Protection Department
So what's in it? And what's different?
You can download the full version of the
2011 Project Plan (pdf) from the EPD web site
but here's the core.
SAVE LAMMA! Facebook Group
YSW Harbour Reclamation Phase 2 - A Chronology
Peng Chau Slide Show (showing an existing
similar harbour reclamation)
hard for some time now to get more info from local politicians
and govt. depts. supporting this already finalised project, but
not much luck so far. A secretive, unannounced 14-day "public
consultation" has just ended on March 9. Construction will
start in 2014, after completion of the soon-to-be-started
Environmental Impact Study.
Striving to be a neutral, reasonable media, the
Lamma-zine would love to hear more from BOTH sides, including
official and private views supporting this project. I'll publish
all views as soon as they become available.
Check out our very active harbourfront discussion forum...
This mobile phone photo has been submitted by
Alert Lamma-zine Reader Lydia C. on Sat afternoon, April
9. She called it "Loch Ness Monster visits Lamma".
Why? Check out this supposedly "real", famous photo of Nessie:
I suggested these two captions myself:
session for the future Olympic discipline of Submarine Dragon
Dragons checking out the seabed for the announced YSW Harbour
Reclamation, Phase II.
But I'm sure you can come up with much better
captions. Post them in our
Typically Lamma! forum, or, even better, post them on
Lamma Gung's Facebook page, where there have been quite
a few comments and captions posted already, within minutes of
me posting this photo. Expect a lot more Facebook shenanigans from
Social Media Marketing Consultant Lamma-Gung in the near
You might have noticed - or not - that the
Lamma-zine hasn't been updated daily for the last week or so.
Well, I've been offline completely - off all electronic media,
even TV - for a week spent in
Tung Wah Hospital
(formerly Western), just returning home last night. I'm
currently recovering from Partial Abdominoplasty surgery performed
I was most reluctant to undergo this surgery, but
the public hospital system offered it for free, even though I
didn't ask for it. Overseas,
even private medical insurance usually doesn't pay for this
type of plastic surgery. But if you
lose over 80kg (175 pounds) of body weight, like I did after
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery 3 years ago, not all the
skin will shrink back to fit the new body. Imagine a
deflated big balloon...and a balloon is a lot more elastic than
Please be advised that this story might be disturbing to
some of our more
sensitive readers as it contains some potentially disturbing surgical and medical
information, plus occasional portrayal of undesirable behaviour. Reader discretion
and/or parental guidance is recommended!
I had heard horror stories from fellow patients, and a
HK friend of mine who underwent the same weight
loss and skin reduction surgeries just ahead of me.
Researching extensively in weight loss patients forums made me worry even more: the huge amount of pain ("9
out of 10!"), many potential complications, a long and difficult
recovery and often disappointing results. It turned out quite
different and so much easier in the end, maybe thanks to my
intensive preparations, like a healthy diet and bootcamping 3
times per week. If you expect the worst, almost any
outcome will be better than that!
one year of mulling it over, I finally relented.
After a long wait for this low-priority, non-critical surgery -
your body weight has to be at a minimum and stable for at least
1 year - they suddenly found an available date:
the day right after Ching Ming Festival, the Chinese
grave-sweeping festival: Apr 6. Close to this date, HK Chinese
are most reluctant to have surgery as it's considered bad luck.
Lamma-Por, bred and raised proudly in HK, was a bit worried and
the usually full hospital ward was half-empty that week when I
checked in. But I'm still just another Gwailo, even after 23+
years living in HK, so these local beliefs don't apply to me
yet, or do they?
the hospital ward had leaflets for patients about organ
donation, you know, just in case. I've already marked "All
usable organs" on my own Donor card, to be carried in my
wallet at all times. You know, just in case.
In a 3-hour operation, the
highly-respected surgical team from Queen Mary
Hospital basically sliced off about 2kgs of my
lose stomach skin, 15+cm vertically, left over
from my massive weight loss. But first they had
me standing almost naked in the operating
theatre, taking at least 5 flash pictures of my
tummy for "teaching purposes", while 8 masked
people prepared for the surgery all around us.
Well, the best part about full general anaesthesia is
that you wake up a bit groggy and ask, "When are we starting the
operation?" and they tell you, "It's all finished already!"
I was so happy that there were NO tubes up my nose, down my
throat and up my penis into my bladder, unlike last time when
this came as a big surprise after awakening from my weight loss
surgery 3 years ago! These tubes remained in place for days...Ouch!
Reawakening slowly mere hours after surgery, I failed to be able
to pass urine (infection risk!) while lying flat on my back. So
the nurses pushed me to drink a glass of warm water every hour,
otherwise they'd have to put in a catheter tube this time as
well, but with me being awake this time! This really motivated
me to try my outmost to pass urine finally hours later.
Well, this time I was only leaking from two tubes in my
hips for over a week. I had to learn to empty the drains myself
daily after leaving hospital, measuring the daily bloody output, as
Lamma-Por is a bit squeamish about this kind of thing.
But I still had my old belly button - Hurray! -
even though they threatened that they might have to "relocate" it, creating a new one. They also didn't touch
my (well-toned, hard?) abdominal muscles and other tissues, no fat liposuction or any body-shaping, so the
definitely won't be great-looking, more "functional".
You want to look great, go to a private hospital. Well, you
won't see me anytime (ever!) on Hung Shing Yeh beach in Speedos!
me with an impressively scary scar around 3/4 of my circumference.
I might now add another record to the "Guinness
Book of Records, Lamma Edition", after my "Biggest
Loser of Lamma" accolade 1.5 years ago: Longest Scar on
a Human Body. What record will be next? It
takes more than half an hour every day to change
the dressing on this wound, but I do appreciate the
caring, careful attention of the very
professional nurse in the Lamma Clinic. If it
all just wouldn't be so incredibly itchy....
After a few days, I actually started getting
used to hospital food, including congee-only breakfasts every
morning. Frightening, I know. I was really looking forward to
Lamma-Por's almost daily visits, bringing me her delicious,
home-made Chinese soup! To my huge surprise, my weight loss
surgeon - the wonderful Dr Chan who's still following me up regularly 3 years
post-surgery - visited her "poster
child", the biggest loser of her weight loss program so far,
even though it was her day off! She told me that it is her
"passion" to make seriously obese people lose weight, restoring
them to good health. Then she asked me to write about my
experiences for the benefit of potential future patients in her
weight loss program.
I got to read several books (dead tree
versions) in bed, but then a new guy checked into the bed besides me
with an iPad. Then I knew it was high time to return
home, to my favourite recovery and recreation area, in front of
my PC in my home office, blogging away right now. Healing well
and quickly, no infections and very little pain, I expect to be
back to hill hiking and bootcamping in just a few weeks. Hey, I
haven't even been up Mt Stenhouse yet this year!
How To Lose 175 Pounds.
Harry Potter, err, Harrison created this
updated version of Quidditch for the Lamma Dragonboaters
Fundraiser - Go Potty for Potter! - yesterday in the
Island Bar. The original of this drawing has been auctioned off
for a new record of $5,500 to Oliver the ex-Dragonboating
Captain. The first prize in the Lucky Draw, an iPad 1,
went to Donna Foreman! Congrats to both of them! The event
raised $24,720 for the Lamma Dragons teams! More photos
Court Overseas Correspondent:
by Bike Mike, extensively edited & expanded by
Lamma-Gung, pics by L-G)
Lamma Island will soon become the sight
of another world-leading, eco-friendly project.
Construction will soon begin in the
small valley known locally as Bobsy's GAIA Valley
(close to Lammarina and the DickStock Residence).
Several technologies will be called upon to counter the
effects of global warming using renewable energy
sources, while at the same time treating YSW's sewage,
complementing the massive Sewerage Treatment Plant
currently under construction beyond the existing YSW
Helipad - see Artist's Impression:
Phase One will see the installation of
solar photovoltaic panels that will line the
upper reaches of GAIA Valley, similar to the ones
already installed on the Power Station rooftops last
year. At the same time, work will begin on digging a new
sewage conduit across Lamma's more populated corridor
from Wang Long Village past YSW to the area popularly
called "Dog Shit Beach" which lies just below GAIA
The new sewage collection trench will
feature a two-metre diameter pipe, the largest of any
disposal lines currently found on Lamma, allowing for
the increased flows to be generated by anticipated
future developments on the island.
Electricity produced by the
Array will power massive pumps that will draw cold
water from the deepest off-Lamma depths. The cold water
will cool giant cold exchangers - similar to those found
in domestic air conditioners and refrigerators -
producing millions of cubic metres of chilled air. Power for the pumps will be further augmented
by the erection of two new windmills in the
surrounding hills, adding to the existing Lamma Winds
Lamma's sewage will be pumped to the
heights above GAIA Valley where it will be sifted and
blown in a fine spray through the refrigerated air,
artificial snow while
rendering the wastewater safe. Snow will fall over the
valley, protected from melting by the
shadows created by the giant solar panels above.
The microclimate created by this project
will counteract global warming, lowering annual
Hong Kong temperatures to pre-2001 levels. Lamma's
new snowy abode will become a refuge for abandoned
Alaskan Husky dogs that have been left behind by irresponsible
expats. Angela Leary of
Animals Asia announced that fugitive polar bears
will also be relocated here as they have been displaced
by the melting Arctic Ice Cap.
Canada's Whisky Jack ski resorts
have also expressed an interest in developing a major
resort venue here, inspired by the pretty ambitious plans for
Baroque on Lamma development in South Lamma. Lamma-Gung will be
handling Internet advertising and social media marketing
for the ski resort.
the BodyBooster has announced plans for some really cool, snow-themed
A ski jump
ramp will be installed from the top of the hill down
to the beach, allowing skiers an exhilarating,
world-first landing in the warm sea below. Lamma's tough
mountainbikers are salivating at this prospect,
practicing already by
jumping into our Quarry Lake. The Dragonboaters
expressed keen interest in using the ramp for a "flying
start" in races.
Luxury-equipped ice igloos will be rented out as
resorts by our eager local property agents. Lamma-Gung
is rumoured to be in secret talks to import wooden Swiss
Ski Chalets, competing for top- dollar
rentals with the nearby (almost!?) completed Lamma
Nick the Bookman has already volunteered as an
"Abominable Snowman" mascot for the resort.
Brad the Wine Baron
- featured exactly 1 year ago - will provide copious amounts of
Thirsty Horse Premium Wines for wild après-ski parties.
Several Lamma Bands are most eager to perform
live gigs in this high-class but eco-friendly ski resort.
Construction will begin today, April 1.
"Welcome to GAIA Valley"
Sewage pipes, Phase 1,
Enlarging the official
"Lamma Island" logo, showing two additional windmills
Proposed GAIA ski jump ramp
Lamma Quarry practice for
the future GAIA Valley ski jump
about this story:
Lamma Eco-Development Starting Construction in GAIA Valley.