Central <=> Yung Shue Wan
"The Fare Concession Scheme of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry Holdings
Company Limited launched from 1st July 2016 will be ended after 31st March
Starting from 1st April 2017, all passengers travel between
Central and Lamma Island or Central and Peng Chau with single journey
ticket or monthly ticket, will need to pay the fare approved by the
HKKF made "excessive profits" recently (quoting the Transport Dept., >32% profit!), so the TD
"convinced" them to give a temporary fare concession
from July 2016. The huge subsidies they receive from Gov't already might continue
this summer, pending approval from LegCo.
Meanwhile, the other two, smaller ferry companies servicing Lamma, Tsui Wah
(YSW-Pak Kok-Aberdeen) and Cheung Kee (Aberdeen-Mo Tat Wan-Sok Kwu Wan),
never received subsidies and remain unprofitable. This is according to submissions
to LegCo where they're trying to get similar Gov't.
subsidies, with perhaps only slim chances of success?
These fare concessions of HKKF were supposed to end by the end of 2016, but
have been extended twice, to end of Feb and then to end of March, today.
Central <=> Sok Kwu Wan
More about this 20+% increase to the current fares...
For those unfortunates who can't make it over tonight, Lamma is coming to
you! Lamma Invasion @ The Wanch on HK Island. Harry Harrison's Midlife
Crisis Cowboys will be performing last:
Our Police Chief - LEUNG Yuen-shan, Rachel OC Lamma Island & Peng Chau
Cheung Chau Division - just sent me this poster, asking for more publicity
via this website. Always happy to oblige our local authorities, but I'd love
to hear also more about recent police matters on Lamma than an occasional
poster... What happened to our monthly Police Corner stories?
Following the link she provided, I learnt so much about all the
different forms of telephone deception. A quite thrilling and fascinating
read, pretty unusual for the police website. Who knew there are so many
forms of telephone deception to be worried about. How many of this
staggering number of different scams have you or your friends encountered
before? Lots of details, videos, even a micro-film:
False Proof of Fund Fraud ~
Property Fraud ~ Employment Fraud
~ Email Scam
- CEO Email Scam
- The Stooges Insurance Fraud
Fight Scams Together - Scam
Mooncake Redemption Coupon
Currency Situation in Hong Kong
Commodities Trading (Bitcoin)
Crimes Drama - Cyber Trap
~ 'Caller ID
Scheme Related Fraud
~ Loco London
and Modelling Fraud
Money / Mobile Phone
~ Advance Fee
~ "Change of
supplier bank details"
relatives/ friends need immediate money remittance"
Naked Chat Blackmail
Crime Related to Online Games
Call Defender app (aka Studio Kuma Call Filter) on my smartphone
usually hangs up automatically on almost all these calls (plus almost all HK
junk calls) so I know NOTHING about these scams first-hand.
My occasional prank calls to a good friend back in my student days were all
pretty harmless, never profit-oriented and a lot more hilarious, at least
IMHO (In My Humble Opinion).
Hong Kong movie star Chow Yun-fat (inset) is appealing for new homes for
puppies. Photos: Facebook / Lamma Animal Welfare Centre
"Movie actor and city legend has lent his support to the Lamma Animal
Welfare Centre" By ASIA TIMES STAFF, MARCH 20, 2017"
puppies on Hong Kong's Lamma Island are being helped, in their bid
to find new homes, by a famous Hong Kong movie star, Chow Yun-fat - who has
appeared in Hollywood films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
Lamma Animal Welfare Centre posted on its Facebook page on Saturday
that Chow, who grew up on the island, had offered to help appeal for
prospective owners when he saw volunteers transporting the puppies."
P.S. Fat-Gor has been spotted around our island more frequently
recently. Here's another recent encounter with Master Birdographer
Guy R.H Miller:
Guy: "I was just about to enter the bird hide & was spotted by
this #CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon who came over & chatted health, trails &
Lamma birds before he disappeared up into the woods at the start of his
cross-Lamma trail run."
No new date announced yet.
Right away, two of the bands shifted the venue for their Sat night gig,
performing in the Island Bar instead.
A 'Typically Lamma' story by a Lammaite (who prefers to remain anon):
"My bathroom has energy efficient lighting. The type that deliberate for
an age before providing full illumination.
In the secretive darkness I stood upon an unknown moistness.
A nocturnal misfire by my son, I thought. Lifting my foot I came to
realise there was a wet mass stuck to my sole. I peeled it off.
A strange tingling ran over my hand and foot. Squinting, the full horror
of my predicament came to light. A full battalion of ants were scurrying
over my extremities.
Fleeing the severed head of a Gecko, whose grey dead eyes, half removed
through industry, oozed their contents on to my quivering fingers. A
splendid start to the day."
Lamma Spotlights of the Week,
Mar 3, '17:
See former Spotlights ~
your best Lamma photos/videos!
Lamma Spotlights of the Week I
Many thanks to eminent "Lamma historian & tour guide"
Lockyer for digging up these photos and all his recent, great
into Lamma's past:
"Yung Shue Wan 1945, Yung Shue Wan 2015.
Amazing how much change has happened in 70 years."
Robert Lockyer: "How to access to the Japanese
'Invasion tunnel' on Lamma Island.
Dug, under force from the Japanese, by local village residents.
particular tunnel complex served as an observation post over the
East Lamma Channel and the island of Hong Kong. As well as high
ground observation and protection for the 'suicide/kamikaze'
boats that were hidden in the six grottos/caves in Picnic Bay (Sok
Kwu Wan/Lo So Shing area)..."
Click above to find out how to find them...