Lamma Spotlights of the Week, Dec 21, '15:
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A first in my time on Lamma, electric bills are getting lower!
To their customers' great surprise and delight, HK Electric and CLP
announced lower tariffs today. Less 1.1% doesn't sound like very much, but
in summertime, that's several free coffees per month to enjoy in my
air-conditioned home office. And it's the thought that counts and the
pleasant, unexpected surprise.
Here are the full details:
HK Electric to Reduce Tariff [15 Dec 2015]
Even more details in this presentation:
2016 Tariff Review
Farewell blog from our Lamma Police Chief, Ms. Camas TUNG Hei-man:
"I heard many of you are concerning about the driving manner of the
Village Vehicles in Lamma. The Village Vehicle has formed part of Lamma
people's life as it is the only transportation mode on the island. With the
vehicles' frequent passages through the Main Street and other crowded area,
the driving manner may cause a concern to public safety.
We, the Police, do have the same concern as you do. While we would
conduct enforcement at restricted zones during restricted hours, we also
appeal for your assistance to report to us any inappropriate driving manner
of the Village Vehicles. If you can recall the license plate of the vehicles
and are willing to give statements to Police as a witness, your information
would be forwarded to our Traffic branch for further investigation. The
officers in our Traffic branch are well trained to investigate vehicle
related complaints. Hope with our concerted effort, there would be no
accident caused by the Village Vehicles.
Finally, it has come to the end of my tour as
the officer-in-charge of Lamma Island. Yes, I have to say
'Goodbye' to all of you while I will be rotated to another post
in Admiralty in late-Dec and I will move out of Lamma at the
same time. I do enjoy being a Lamma person and I am sure I would
often come back to Lamma for the lovely nature. It has been so
memorable to work with you all to maintain Lamma a happy place.
My successor would introduce herself to you
later. Already given you a hint that a female officer is taking
charge of the island again. Now, let's recap some of the happy
moments during my time in Lamma."
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A Long-tailed Shrike, bathing and posing in
Miller's new bird pond, a close-up shot from his well-hidden lair:
Who else is being showcased in the
Lamma Island Bird World? Check it out?
See what I got home-delivered the other day as a pre-Christmas treat for
myself: Boozy Cupcakes, the new mini versions! Delivered with a smile by
Karen the Cupcake Lady to my home in Pak Kok, all the way from Yung Shue
Wan, and it was free delivery with a minimum order!
VerYummy, they were! More, more!
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Green Energy Dreams Come True, backed by HK Electric (8 Dec 2015)
"Those who think out of the box have returned with their visions, and
versions, of how to make their dreams of greener energy come true.
It all started in February this year, when HK Electric's Smart Power
Campaign invited secondary school students, through its "Green Energy Dreams
Come True" programme, to submit proposals on how they would utilise and
promote green energy.
With proposals submitted by the students, twelve teams were short-listed
and spent the past few months implementing their projects. They had been
allotted seed money of up to HK$50,000 by HK Electric and were each assigned
a young engineer from the Company to act as their mentor and guide.
At the final presentation and award ceremony held on 5 December, all 12
teams had their chance to present their results, months of hard work and
efforts that showed what they had learned from the projects."
"Go Green, Go Low Carbon" is Latest Focus (29 Nov 2015)
HK Electric MD Wan Chi-tin (third from left);
the Conservancy Association Chairperson Ms. Lucy Woo (3. from right);
Assistant Director (Country & Marine Parks) (Acting) of AFCD Dept. Patrick
Lai (2. from left); Southern District Council Vice-chairman Chan Fu-ming (2.
Lamma Island (South) Rural Committee Chairman Chow
Yuk-tong (1. from left);
Lamma Island (North) Rural Committee Chairman Chan Lin-wai (1. from right)
officiating at the third Green Hong Kong Green Eco-tour Festival.
"As hiking and eco-tours gain popularity among urban dwellers, HK
Electric and the Conservancy Association (CA) call on hikers to "Go Green,
Go Low Carbon" when they visit the countryside.
The appeal was the theme of this year's Green Hong Kong
Green (GHKG) Eco-tour Festival, an annual event jointly
organised by HK Electric and the Conservancy Association to
promote eco-tourism and environmental awareness.
Speaking at today's (29 November) opening ceremony, HK
Electric's Managing Director, Mr. Wan Chi-tin said the company
had conducted a simple survey with CA to understand the habits
of the public when they are out enjoying nature and have
collected more than 230 responses.
Results show that out of nine good hiking habits, most
respondents brought their own recycled water bottles (95%) and
took public transport (91%). Some 88% also indicated that they
would respect local culture and lifestyle, especially when they
were in the vicinity of local villages.
However, only 55% of respondents said they brought their
own lunch boxes and cutlery, or would prepare low carbon
refreshments (53%) for their trips. Some people also tended to
neglect the adverse impact of chemically-based products, such as
sun blocks or mosquito repellents, on the environment as only
53% avoided using them when hiking."
Many congratulations to all prize winners, thanks to all participants and
great thank-yous to all the generous sponsors of the 17th annual Treasure
Hunt for Operation Santa Claus in The Island Bar yesterday!!
More photos in my album...
Thank-you letter, photos & video...