Mar 14 - New takeaway
place in the former location of the waffle shop, just
after the former Diesel's.
Mar 13 -
"Plan unveiled for high-rises at Sok Kwu Wan to double
Our former Official Court Glutton is back! He writes:
"Right! Much like the Dr. Seuss character "the Cat in the Hat", I too am
years of not writing, but yet maintaining a level of private
gluttony, I have been badgered and cajoled into writing mode
Who badgered and cajoled me?
I would like to say that it was friends who sought my opinions
on where to eat.
But that would not be true.
The true reason is that some providers on Lamma who over a
period of time have zipped, zapped, overcharged,
under-delivered, or simply bummed me out.
have been living on Lamma since 1996.
During that time there have been many changes on the eating
front in Yung Shue Wan.
Some places are still here, some places came and went.
This is completely normal and to be expected.
When I moved to Lamma, I also set up my office in Sheung Wan.
After finishing a long day, on the walk to the ferry, I would
look at the menus and generally decide to wait to get to Lamma
Mostly because it was substantially cheaper to eat on Lamma and
to support local eateries.
I have noticed in the last couple of year the price differential
between HK side and Lamma is reducing.
Just before Christmas last year, I had to visit the Wan Chai tax
department <shudder>, afterwards I decided to calm myself with
comfort food, i.e.: fried half chicken, French fries and a pint.
Turns out that the meal was better (opinion) and cheaper than
Lamma (Fact. Happy Hour price on ale).
Now I am not amused, Wan Chai cheaper than Lamma!
plan for the food reviews is to try to find dishes on Lamma that
represent what I feel good value.
Simply stated: good food, good quantity, in a nice environment
and served at a decent price. There are a few eateries who have
tried to hold the line and they should be commended for doing
I hope to be able to make good recommendations as these
businesses deserve our support.
You can expect my first report soon. If you have complaints
or suggestions, feel free to bombard Lamma-Gung, as he likes
that kind of thing."
In the meantime, can you
guess from which restaurants L-G's photos above came from? Or
you could simply follow our
Lamma Bar & Restaurant News...
Stella writes: "What do you get when you have a beach, music, meat, 4
dragon boats and lots of friends? One hell of a party!
On Sunday Lamma Dragons hosted their first ever invitational on Sun, Mar
16. Calling it an outlying island only event we invited the Lantau crews -
and they came.
The races were designed to be fun, fun, fun and different. While boats
were in the water, paddlers on the beach had a chance to make up points with
hysterical beach races.
Thanks to Sarah Sullivan and James Hudson - our randomly selected
captains - everyone who paddled, volunteered and Lantau for sharing our day.
We believe this is the first such fun race in Hong Kong for Dragonboaters
and will be the start of many, many more.
Think it looks like fun? Contact
email@example.com and come get in a boat. Oh, and big shout out to the
pink crew - the winners by a small margin on the day."
Final of the
Backwards Race... including backwards prat falls (Photos by L-G)
"Day ends to great applause and lots of drinking. Yay!"
Chris B writes: "For
years now, The Underground has been quietly stirring up a storm in Hong
Kong's best live music venues. Now, to commemorate our 10 year anniversary,
we're emerging from our home underground to bring to you our very first
outdoor music extravaganza. In collaboration with
Hong Kong Fan Zone,
Friday Night Rocks (aka The Underground Festival), will feature many of our
very favourite Hong Kong bands. Musical styles will range from indie folk to
pop rock, so there'll be something to suit everybody.
For a Friday night that rocks with good music and good fun, be sure to
mark your calendars for the 28th March at the New Central Harbourfront.
It's going to be one of the best nights of original music Hong Kong has seen
OMG!!! It's TONIGHT!!! I'm going to be NAKED on stage at
the Underground Festival at HK Fan Zone. Or will I? WHO CARES!!
There's going to be 9 amazing bands on one stage -
Helter Skelter Blues Band, Hey Joe Trio, Bamboo Star, noughts
and exes, Shotgun Politics, ToNick, DR.EGGS and Supper Moment.
OPEN AIR AT NEW CENTRAL HARBOURVIEW (right next to HK-side Star
Ferry) Come COME COME!
See below, a few of my photos. Review by Nick the Bookman pending,
it'll be posted in our
Music forum soon.
"Everyone was a winner today at LamMarathon. A heroic effort was
made - especially as some of the runners had been out the night before - and
HK$3,658 was raised for Children with Cancer UK, bringing the total
to GBP 920 (almost half way to our target!)
We had a number of people who couldn't make it but who pledged to help
out. This is the web link to give via
It was so nice to have so many kids take part today too - they took off
like whippets to the pagoda and back. Well done kids!"
Lamma Village Sewerage Phase 2
YSW Harbour seen from the Old Jetty, shot on
mobile phone by
This looks like one of Lamma's famous Black
Holes! But those infamous Gravity Pockets are usually located
very close to YSW's bars! More photos, please!
Find out how to to do a "Stereographic
Projection" by yourself:
Deadline for comments on the
Impact Assessment study:
this Friday, Mar 21!
Have a look at a Chinese/English sample letter,
draft your own and submit it by this Friday, if you'd like to
comment on these housing plans which will effectively double
Lamma's population after completion.
Support? Oppose? Why?
See the detailed govt. proposal and plans in the
Plus some photos on what's going on in the
ex-Lamma Quarry these days:
The "Community Engagement" will continue till
May 17, mainly a few panels from the glossy project brochure
displayed on and off Lamma, plus a single public meeting on May
3 in HK City Hall, just a few days before the deadline on May 3:
The search for a private developer to build this
dBay-style suburb will probably start soon afterwards. We're
still looking for a more memorable nickname!
Lamma dBay? Quarry City?
This is a brand-new takeaway place in the former location of the
waffle shop, just after the former Diesel's, run by Lamma Luminary
Joyce, managed by Jonalyn, former cook
of Jing Jing.
In case you're wondering about the mysterious
name (no sign up yet), it was selected in the
naming contest Joyce was running. No explanations on the
winning criteria and who actually won those free drinks for one
night, plus a bottle of "pineapple wine". Pineapple wine?!?
Testing The Lamma Space recently, I can highly
recommend their very reasonably priced takeaways, prepared and
packed with a big smile:
More Lamma Bar & Restaurant News
SCMP article today.
Click to read and comment.
Sat, Mar 6 @ the Pavilion above Hung Shing Yeh
beach (vis-a-vis the Power Station, on the Family Trail to Sok
GreenLammaGroup, volunteers & Lammaites performing tree
conservation work at the on-going
Green Hong Kong Green tree planting project! Great job
and many thanks to all involved!
Click on photos for gallery:
Tonight 10pm @
Open Space (Tai Ling, half way up to the
windturbine, past the Catholic Kindergarten):
"Party Purpose: to drive out recently-awoken
egg-layers, incl. snakes, centipedes etc., from Open Space
property with the use of large 4/4 output,
(i.e. dance music)."
Many of us have already encountered the babies of the
numerous creepy crawlies, weird bugs & nasty beasties that we share our home island with. For
example the tiny, but very poisonous and aggressive centipede
babies crawling all over paths, up walls and into homes via any
tiny opening. I just encountered a 2-incher on the bathroom
floor of our 2/F flat; no idea on how it got in, maybe through
the bathroom fan or up a pipe?
Instead of panicking or trying the various, often useless
prevention and extermination methods, what do the Open Space
Throw a party to drive the beasties out! That's the Lamma
spirit! Try the same approach in your home (but only till 11pm,
"No active participation in pest-control from
party-goers is expected,
as the following have been tasked with the sonic-cull today:
JB - Junkt - Devlar - Rapsac
Other DJs may follow...
Bring a torch, plus healthy enthusiasm for
Donations will be collected.
Drinks will be provided at the usual low prices and you
may also bring your own too. (There will be an honesty box for
drinks you wish to buy.)"
P.S. Here's the
DJ lineup for the Macro-Micro party tonight, according to DJ Jimbrowski of Open Space. Click on their Macro mugshots below -
looking like typical Micro Lamma Wildlife, obviously - to learn
more about these DJs and their creepy habits and weird noises,
click on their mugshots:
P.P.S. Who'll win this epic
"sonic-cull" battle of Lammaites vs. indigenous Lamma
Wildlife tonight? Bets are welcome, but my money's on the Bugs
early the next morning I've been biking past Open Space:
Eerie, haunting silence, like the aftermath of a horror movie,
not a soul stirring, no more sounds and noises of any kind...
It looks like the Bugs 'n' Beasties have
in the end, surviving the "sonic-cull",
enveloping some of the humans who couldn't flee quickly enough
in white cocoons. See these 4 spooky, terrifying, all-white,
corpses, some of them beheaded or their limbs torn off:
P.P.P.P.S. DJ Jimbrowski of Open Space writes:
"You must have gotten there just after the insects won a
crucial battle. Music was doing well until the human side got
tangled up in some sort of a silky cocoon-type-thing for the
best part of a week up there. Luckily, one chap escaped and
raised the alarm....
Contrary to all appearances, I believe we won in the end. OK,
so there were some casualties, but all in all, not one centipede
has arisen yet, (the roaches are another story.) Pictures will
follow after a quick spell in the quarantine bin."
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