Jun 8 - Our
long-running Lamma Spotlights of the Week has just added a new, 6th
Bird of the Week!
Jun 5 - Living on an
almost all natural, almost traffic-free, 7km long island
with just 6,500+ people on 13.55 km²,...
Dawn Roughsedge, Lamma Dragons:
"20 years ago today..... Jeez, where did that
time go... I left my hometown of Bolton, UK, and arrived in Hong
Kong. It was raining and the buses all looked the same as home. Lan Kwai Fong was full of suits and I didn't think I was going
to like it here.
20 years ago tomorrow, I arrived on Lamma, it
was sunny and I ended up somewhere in the hills near Pak Kok
playing bongos in a teepee with 20 or 30 people I had never met
and, like me, most of them couldn't play the bongos either. I
knew I was going to like it here. I was wrong about one and
right about the other. Love Hong Kong, love Lamma. It's been a
fantastic ride so far."
"HK Electric submitted today its views on the
future development of the electricity market in Hong Kong in
response to the Government's public consultation launched
It remains the company's conviction that the
current Scheme of Control Agreement regime, with its clear and
proven track record, continues to be the best way forward for
HK Electric's submission is that the
proposals contained in the Consultation Paper will only bring
about uncertainties, but not benefits.
...that under the certainty provided by the
cost effective Scheme of Control Agreement (SCA), Hong Kong has
been enjoying world-class electricity services and has achieved
the Government’s four energy policy objectives of safety,
reliability, affordability and environmental protection."
The Executive Summary of HK Electric's submission
(It answers the
consultation's questions about Renewable Energy, future fuel
mix, future tariffs...
Ideas on what to do with the completed but still unopened
(no opening date known!)
YSW Bike Park...
New Lamma Highlight of the Week category:
PERSON OF THE WEEK ~ June 25, '15
Jean the Photographer ~ by Olivier Yoan for SCMP Magazine
...and what have I been posting recently?
biggest wildlife threat and major bother on Lamma are not
the much-discussed many varieties of snakes who thrive here,
not the feral dogs and boars, not the centipedes and other
creepy crawlies breeding these weeks and climbing walls to
even rooftop flats, it's mosquitoes!
It's so difficult to keep the little buggers out
of our flats, preventing them from disturbing our peaceful
nights with their high-pitched, whiny noises whizzing around our
heads in dark bedrooms! (Illustration from
Here's a discussion
with some great advice to keep them out:
I closed all windows and turn on the air conditioner,
still dozen of mosquitoes get into my house, help!
A little guide from Sok Kwu Wan resident
Megaen, our new South Lamma correspondent. Welcome!
Who else wants to tell us more about their
of the island, please? Don't let the Yung Shue Wanians dominate
this community website! There are so many other fascinating and
beautiful areas of Lamma to discover!
The Other Side, by Megaen
(additional photos by Nicky Jones)
Why I still love living on Lamma, after almost 14 years, all in one photo
More sunrise/sunset/night views from my rooftop...
These are some of the posters on Lamma's walls (online and in the *real*
world today. Let me give this beautifully designed posters some additional
free publicity to the visitors from 100+ countries that this website
receives, besides our (almost) daily updated
Lamma Events page:
Send me YOUR
posters for free publicity on this events/news website!
Lamma Spotlights of the Week,
June 8, '15:
LIFE'S A BEACH
Other Side of Lamma
Weavers are everywhere...
Guy R.H. Miller
looked over the line...
Our long-running Lamma Spotlights have just added a new, 6th category:
Bird of the Week!
Living on an almost all natural, (almost) traffic-free, 7km long island with
just 6,500+ people on
km², we residents treasure our (mostly) relaxed, peaceful and green
lifestyle. So World Environment Day is not just another day in the calendar.
With all our green initiatives, like recycling by type of waste, frequent
beach cleanings, eco-tours, etc, what are Lamma businesses up to these days?
For example, what's Lamma's biggest business doing today for this cause?
Click to find out in our almost 13-year young
Environment, Politics & Development forum...
Now if only all the village house-building noise outside my home office
would stop soon! It's especially noisy today and they've only just started
Dig a deep trench and pour in lots of concrete.
This is located in one of the few areas of Lamma that will not be connected
to the sewage treatment works (in progress for many years right now).
Notice the slowly dying art of building a cess pit first for a standard
village house where all the toilets will empty into.
Concrete recipe (from my observations):
1 shovel-full of sand, 2 gravel, 1 bag Green Island cement, plus 5 buckets
of water makes 1 batch of concrete.
Mix, pour into hole, repeat many times...
This complex procedure requires at least 4 people.
I've just passed this most unusual sight, a definite first for Ferry Pier 4
in Central HK, a Mercedes star on top of Pier 4! Quite incongruous for a
"Maybach promotional event. Like Mercedes-Benz but more monies ;-) ...
For the suckers in HK."
Zooming in on my mobile, see right. This extremely profitable promotional,
short-term events on the rooftop are becoming more common these days,
several per year, bringing in millions of dollars in pure profit for HKKF,
the exclusive tenant of this pier.
They're permitted to keep all the profits from subletting the shops and
space in this Govt.-built and maintained ferry pier. It's kind of a subsidy
to keep the ferry fares from rising too much. Not a bad arrangement for us
passengers and especially for HKKF!
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