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Jun 2022

Rural Idyll?

Jun 30 - Trying to create an impression of these 2 contrasting islands: HK vs. Lamma.


Jun 28 - Early riser Lamma-Por woke me up excitedly at 5:30am today.

Most Charming Island

Jun 22 - "We went to Lamma Island to sketch and paint with our two-year-old daughter."

Powerstation Beach Today

Jun 21 - Many beaches have been swamped by debris washed ashore.

YSW Bar Scene

Jun 20 - 2 more iconic Lamma bars in YSW are changing owners these days.

Nick's SCMPost Magazine Profile

Jun 19 - "Meeting Muhammad Ali, living easy on Lamma."

Pak Kok Ferry Pier News

Jun 7 - " be completed and in service in 2022".

May Sunsets

Jun 1 - Celebrating the end of another May full of amazing sunsets!

May 2022

Leaving Lamma & HK

May 31 - The huge, record-breaking emigrations from HK are in full swing.

'Cease Unlawful Occupation of Unleased Land'

May 30 - Bike and trolley clearance on June 1.

Tao Painting

May 29 - "Here we meet Mr. Chou, a Tao-painter living on Lamma."


May 28 - A frequent subject for photographers and inspiration for artists,

YSW Harbour @ Full Moon

May 27 - Almost nothing major has changed since then overall.

Renovated Lamma Pier in Aberdeen

May 26 - reopening today!



Having Fun in YSW

May 23 - Outdoor climbing gym in YSW Harbour.

Bars Reopening!

May 19 - Celebrations all over Lamma, bars reopening today!

Aberdeen Ferry Pier Moves

May 12 - "Due to pontoon maintenance and repair needs, from 16 to 25 May..."

We're Getting a Windfarm

May 11 - The long-delayed windfarm project by HK Electric has finally been approved.

Apr 2022

'Moral Condition of the Womenfolk...'

Apr 22 - " said to be very good. The men, however,..."

Happy Easter!

Apr 17 - As usual, I couldn't resist playing with this old poster above.

Seawall & Flood Barriers in YSW?

Apr 8 - YSW is among the 26 high-risk locations in this Feasibility Study.

Royal Spottings on Lamma ~ Lamma-zine Exclusive by Bike Mike

Apr 1 - "...Prince Harry and Meghan have been spotted."

Mar 2022

Red Tide!

Mar 21 - "A red tide on March 13, 2022 on the southern side of Lamma Island."

'6,000 Horny Drunks...'

Mar 20 - "It's hard to find the right color palette for debauchery."

Lamma Mia's Last Weekend!

Mar 12 - Last chance to explore the public art installations around Sok Kwu Wan bay.

Foggy Peaks

Mar 10 - Telecom Tower atop Ling Kok Shan, just behind Sok Kwu Wan. S. Lamma.

Decarbonised Pillar Boxes

Mar 7 - "9 HK Electric pillar boxes have recently been dressed up."

Flashback: Logotypes

Mar 1 - These are lecture/discussion titles in my notebook, hand-drawn with felt-tip markers.

Feb 2022

Lucky Lamma?

Feb 20 - How much longer will be continue living on a Covid-free island?

Flashback to 1986: LOVE Series

Feb 19 - These computer graphics series of 9 pictures has been created using SAS/GRAPH.

Brian Tilbrook's Full Circle

Feb 15 - "I am currently looking forward to a ten week exhibition, February to April 2022."

Playful Water Tiger 2022

Feb 1 - See more of my Generative Art images: NightCafeStudio.

Jan 2022

Creative Exchanges Exhibition

Jan 25 - "Write or Die and Lamma Art Collective invite you to participate in..."

(Un)popular Ideas?

Jan 24 - "What are your unpopular opinions/ideas about Lamma?"

Drone-o-grapher Extraordinaire

Jan 8 - "A planetary view of Hong Kong's Lamma Island"

Vegetable Tea Banquet

Jan 7 - More pictures of this promotional event for Shanwei Hailufeng Vegetable Tea.

Happy & Healthy 2022!

Jan 1 - May your 2022 Be Fabulous Like a Lamma Beach Party!

Dec 2021

Best of Lamma-zine 2021

Dec 31 - Time for another year's end review, focused on a full year of Lamma-related stories?

Christmas Tree Art

Dec 27 - So what I'm getting up to over the Christmas holidays,...

Happy Holidays!

Dec 25 - Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays & Happy New Year to all from the Lamma-zine!

Solar Panels @ Sunset

Dec 24 - While admiring the sunset, Lamma-Por pointed out a new solar cell installation...

Home Sweet Xmas Home

Dec 17 - My path home "blocked" by another Typically Lamma! obstacle.

Enjoy the Beach!

Dec 16 - A Typically Lamma! sign, hand-painted and unique. ex-Tannery Beach.

Tai Peng Social Sunday ~ Christmas

Dec 8 - "Thank you to everyone who supported the Tai Peng Social Sunday..."

Compunicate PC @ Night

Dec 7 - The jungle home office PC that's bringing you the Lamma-zine.

8 Bands @ Folk Festival

Dec 6 - Yung Shue Wan Folk Festival. Saturday 18th Dec 2021


Dec 5 - One of most amazing drone sunset photos of our home island.

Birthday Wishes

Dec 4 - Lots of good wishes flooding in today for my birthday, mostly in messages...

Lamma NFT Collection

Dec 3 - The hype around NFT has finally arrived on Lamma.

Nov 2021

Nick the Promoter

Nov 28 - Nick the Bookman is doing his very best to promote my Lamma calendar.

Calendar on Sale

Nov 27 - "This is an amazing calendar, excellent quality and stunning photographic art!"

Antique Aquabike?

Nov 20 - I've been suggesting to use it as perfect statue for the Bike Park, raised on a pedestal.

Triple Jabbed

Nov 19 - [COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Reminder] Vaccine: BioNTech (COMIRNATY).

HK Impressions 2022 Calendar

Nov 16 - A4 size wall calendar available for $200, customised & printed individually.

Flora & Fauna Database

Nov 15 - 1,000+ flora & fauna species have been recorded, photographed and confirmed.

Typically Lamma!

Nov 12 - Send me your photos for addition to this long-running photo gallery.

Ballychunder, The Mongcocks & MeatgasM

Nov 11 - "3 bands making the trek over the vast ocean to rock..."

7% Electricity Tariff Increase

Nov 10 - "...upsurge in global fuel prices and a worldwide supply shortage..."

Hong Kong Impressions

Nov 7 - My 2nd NFT Collection has just gone online for sale at only 0.05 ETH each.

Wow! Fucking Awesome!

Nov 3 - "Make at least one person happy per day!"

Oct 2021

Happy Hallowe'en!

Oct 31 - Lamma Hallowe'en, by Mark Malby of Mute Planet.

Hong Kong Halloweenies

Oct 28 - Check out my new, first-ever NFT CryptoArt Collection.

Another 'In Love With Lamma' Exhibition?

Oct 23 - Click above to view my left-overs...

Artists Painting Our VIP

Oct 22 - Ex-Lamma veteran artist Colin Golding with his painting...

Marine Debris Warriors

Oct 20 - Fourth video of the great beach cleaning efforts in South Lamma.

Return From Hospital

Oct 17 - One entire week without new Lamma-zine stories!

Stay Home or Enjoy Typhoon Parties!

Oct 9 - T8 typhoon Signal just went up at 6:40am this morning.

Harry Book Interview

Oct 7 - Summary of this interview with Lamma's most famous artist and a real Living Lamma Legend.

Tai Peng Social Sunday

Oct 2 - "Thanks to everyone who joined the Tai Peng Social Sunday last week."

Recycling Rewards

Oct 1 - For recycling 8 types of your waste you'll get free rewards from the Recycling Spots.

Sep 2021

Worldwide #1!

Sep 29 - My "Stairway..." image has just become #1 in worldwide liked images on NightCafe.

Wild Boars vs. Covid-19!

Sep 28 - "The Fun'd Raiser is for a member of the Lamma family ... huge hospital bill for her sister."


Sep 24 - "A juggalo is a fan of the group Insane Clown Posse."

Master Gardener Featured

Sep 23 - "Jane Ram is a long-time Lamma resident, a well-known broadcaster and writer..."

Mid-Autumn Full Moon

Sep 22 - Mid-Autumn Night: Harvest Full Moon over YSW, by Peter Kline.

AI Mooncakes & Lanterns

Sep 21 - More Digital Dabblings of Lamma, Mid-Autumn Festival edition.

Mid-Autumn Festival Preview

Sep 20 - Mid-Autumn Festival night tomorrow, when we'll admire the full moon.

Crepuscular vs. Anti-Crepuscular

Sep 19 - We've been blessed with some amazing sunsets this summer.

Lamma Mia!

Sep 18 - "...tell the story of Lamma Island, its people, scenery and its past."

Fractal Donuts

Sep 10 - Which flavour do you like best?

Anti-Crepuscular Rays

Sep 9 - "A rare sighting of 'anti-crepuscular rays' accompanying sunrise/sunset)"

Tai Peng Community Garden History

Sep 8 - "This is a short video history of the Garden, 2007 - 2021."

Frictionary News

Sep 7 - "I'm delighted to announce an acerbic alliance with political satirist Harry Harrison."

Humid Love?

Sep 2 - "Lamma's writing collective, Write or Die, will be selling their quarterly publication Ferry Brief."

Pak Kokian Women in Science

Sep 1 - Featuring Pak Kok's very own scientists, biology PhD Candidate Anna and Lou!

Aug 2021

History of Andy's Seafood

Aug 31 - So many Lamma-zine stories, photos, galleries and forums...


Aug 30 - Many excellent photographers are calling Lamma home. Case in point: Rob Aldridge!

DJ's Lamma Tour Restarts

Aug 25 - Brendan Sheridan - Third Annual Lamma Tour, Aug 2021

Full-Moon Sunrise

Aug 24 - 5:54am today, another impressive sunrise over Pak Kok Shan.

Bridge to a Pier

Aug 22 - The temporary pier in Pak Kok Village has just been dismantled section by section.

Ferry's Sunset Cruise

Aug 21 - Our regular ferry on the daily "sunset cruise" from YSW to Central.

Forest School Starts Again

Aug 16 - New term starting mid Sep at Open Space.

Huge Bugs

Aug 13 - The bugs are growing really huge on Lamma! Beware!

5 Lamma Ferries

Aug 8 - A most comprehensive and helpful guide on taking a ferry to Lamma.

Consumption Vouchers on Lamma

Aug 1 - Where to use the Vouchers you received today?

Jul 2021

Free Handouts!

Jul 31 - Handing out blue bags to elderly yesterday. What was inside these bags, I wonder?

Inspired by Lamma Nature

Jul 30 - #96-100 of my recent fractal explorations. Mutating and tweaking...

Jul 27 - "During the 50's, founder Mr. Wu Chuen purchased a sailing-ship."

My Favourite Lamma Tee

Jul 26 - Available in the Lamma Brand shop on YSW Main Street.

19. Anniversary of This Website

Jul 23 - Wow, 19 years! Big celebration next year's anniversary?

"A Place for Pure Creativity"

Jul 15 - "Tucked away in the back alley of Wang Long Village,"

Jun 2021

Rainstorm Aftermath

Jun 24 - The newish Tai Peng rain shelter has been missed very closely.

Unlimited Free-Flow Draft Beer!

Jun 23 - "... their wedding party was held at a brewpub!"

Snakes Getting Into Houses?

Jun 22 - "A big eagle dropped a snake on our roof once. It rains snakes on Lamma."

Exploring Sok Kwu Wan

Jun 21 - My recent trip exploring Sok Kwu Wan. I hadn't been "down there" for quite a few months.

Public Events Today

Jun 18 - 3 Lamma events today, the 2 above, plus this one: Quiz Night @ Lamma Grill.

Aberdeen Promenade

Jun 9 - Aberdeen Promenade in South HK Island, just off the Lamma ferry pier.

Morning Songbird Chorus

Jun 8 - Songbirds making such a noisy racket, err, melodious chorus on our balcony at 5:30am.

Tai Peng Tee-Pee Trail

Jun 4 - "The Tai Peng Tee-Pee Trail is ready for you!"

A Manly Man & His Hammer

Jun 3 - Darryl Montgomery, Venue Support Technician.

May 2021

South Lamma - Butterfly Paradise

May 31 - All pictures taken by me while hiking in South Lamma.

Lowest Tide

May 30 - This entire area is usually below sea level!

Hospital Signs

May 29 - Continuing my new series of amusing HK hospital signs.

Lamma's "Lizard Uncle"

May 28 - "Lizard Uncle", often seen walking along YSW Main Street with his pet iguana.

Lamma Artists Rule!

May 27 - Click for more Lamma Artworks, 2013-17.

A Typical Lammaite?

May 26 - "Joseph Gauthier, Manager, The Beer Shack, YSW Back Street."

Good Morning!

May 25 - Sunrise rainbow over Pak Kok Village, messaged to me by a friend.

Fond Vinyl Memories

May 20 - "There are few places in Hong Kong quite like Lamma Vinyl."

YSW Bay From Above

May 19 - Happy Buddha's Birthday!
Expect huge CROWDS of visitors descending on Lamma today.

Island in the Sun

May 18 - "We shall try to find solutions without blaming or finger pointing."

BMH Beauty Centre

May 10 - Lamma-Por and L-G have been enjoying a salt stone sauna.

YSW Yellow Pages

May 9 - A new addition to our extensive list of QUICK INFO links.

Pastries, Pizzas and Cakes

May 8 - Corner 84 Bakery entices passersby with the delightful smell...

Death on Construction Site

May 7 - "A man has died from head injuries sustained in a fatal injury."

Pround to Be PaKokian

May 6 - Lowest tide around the new pier-in-progress, plus a jet ski on a pontoon.

Our Balcony Is Blooming

May 1 - Spring blossoms are spreading on our Village House balcony.

Apr 2021

Snake Sightings

Apr 29 - Which of these snakes has been sighted on Lamma?

Marine Debris Warriors

Apr 25 - "Thank you to all the volunteers! They went again to the Shek Pai Wan Rock Beach."

Weight Test for Pak Kok Pier

Apr 24 - It'll be safe for the weight of the big, expected crowds of weekend visitors.

Luisa @ Lamma Gourmet

Apr 20 - "Luisa, and her effortless charm, have become synonymous with the store."

Best Mountain/Family Biking Routes

Apr 19 - "The islanders have a biking culture that might be unique in Asia."

Tofu Pudding & Oyster Omelette

Apr 14 - Celebrity chef Christian Yang visits and promotes Lamma....

'Three Paths' Exhibition

Apr 13 - "Welcome to Three Paths | Joint Art Exhibition.
Three women artists"

Another Bike Clearance

Apr 10 - Save your bikes well before these clearances on April 15.

TANA Workshop

Apr 9 - "With colourful paintings and Chinese calligraphy lining the walls,..."


Apr 8 - 2nd shot of Comirnaty (BioNTech) vaccine done a few days ago. No side effects....

Nick's Antique Name Card

Apr 7 - ...very well-worn namecard I designed for Nick years ago!

Easter Sunday Sampler

Apr 4 - A little sampler of my recent artworks. More at:

¡El Gran Miguelitor!

Apr 3 - "People don't see me, and it makes me a good observer."

Happy Easter!

Apr 2 - ...from the Lamma-zine's Balcony Garden.

New 'Triangle-Route' For Lamma

Apr 1 - "Yung Shue Wan - Discovery Bay- Central - Yung Shue Wan triangle service."

Mar 2021

All of Turtle Bay Closed

Mar 31 - Starting tomorrow, Turtle Beach and the ENTIRE bay will become a restricted area.

Admiring the Full Moon

Mar 29 - Full Moon over YSW tonight, views from Fishermen's Pier.

Eastern Sparkle

Mar 26 - "The current City Garden is where HK Electric's second power station used to stand."

Bushfire & the Aftermath

Mar 25 - Hill fire today, on the hill overlooking the powerstation!

13x on Emergency Helicopter!

Mar 24 - "How many times have you been on a medical emergency..."

Lamma Covid-19 Case

Mar 23 - The sole COVID-19 local case in many weeks, a neighbour close to our home.


Mar 22 - Lamma-Poh just got her 1st BioNTech shot, the Comirnaty vaccine.

Hippies Abloom

Mar 21 - The very first Hippeastrum flower just opened in my balcony garden.

'Regarding Lamma'

Mar 19 - "Lamma is my love at first sight."

Lamma Life Jungle

Mar 18 - A South Lamma-based NGO I've never heard of before.

To Be Vaccinated

Mar 10 - Just booked online for BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine, no wait at all.

Temple of Feminization

Mar 9 - Originally located on Lamma Island, it has moved...

No Entry!

Mar 8 - If you don't use it, you lose it, Lamma-style.

More Free Dining Coupons

Mar 5 - Very pleasant surprise yesterday in our maibox!

Feb 2021

Internet Fibre For Lamma

Feb 28 - Lamma Island has never been connected to the Internet via high-speed fiber.

Lamma Restaurants Online

Feb 27 - Did you know there are at least 74 restaurants on Lamma?

Best of February

Feb 26 - Still dabbling in creating Mandelbulb 3D fractals. Any comments?

Medical Services Survey

Feb 25 - "...submit the result to the authorities reflecting our medical needs and concerns."

What Was On 2 Years Ago?

Feb 24 - What a difference 2 years make!

'International Life Style Centre'

Feb 23 - Lamma Life in the 1990s.

Yung Shue Wan @ Night

Feb 18 - ...shot from mid-harbour, tip of old fishermen's jetty.

Sauntering Stroll

Feb 17 - Sauntering the coastal path from Pak Kok to YSW.

Dear HK Exhibition

Feb 16 - "Join our creative sharing workshop to find out how the 80 portraits...."

Dredging Power Station Approach

Feb 15 - "For a period of approx. 6 months, dredging operations will be carried out...."

Firing Cupid

Feb 14 - Still my favourite Valentine's Day cartoon, by Harry Harrison, of course!

We Love Our Cleaners

Feb 13 - "A huge Thank You to everyone who donated towards our cleaners on Lamma Island."

Lamma-Gung Hei Fat Choi!

Feb 12 - Happy New Year of the Ox 2021!h

Fiery & Noisy!

Feb 11 - YSW Tin Hau temple, Lunar New Year's Eve, Feb 11, 2021.

More Dining Coupons!

Feb 9 - Remember the vastly popular HK Electric coupons for HK and Lamma restaurants last year?

Best Fish & Chips?

Feb 8 - Where to get the very best fish & chips in YSW?

Pak Kokians Jumping For Joy

Feb 7 - "Not a bad place to grow up." ...and to semi-retire!


Feb 6 - "Yesterday we were paddling off Lamma and saw the dolphins."

Record-Runner Stingray

Feb 4 - Congratulations to my PK Village neighbour 'Stingray' for setting a new HK Trail record!

Emma the Child Prodigy

Feb 3 - "Emma began learning the violin at age four after being inspired by her mum."

Pak Kok Shan Then/Now

Feb 2 - Aerial view of Pak Kok Shan in 1985.

2,357 Plastic Bottles

Feb 1 - "Thanks to the Lamma SUP team and all volunteers."

Jan 2021

History of Old Police Station

Jan 30 - "...was built in 1966 at the top of Hung Shing Yeh Bay."

Warning: Jungle Ahead!

Jan 28 - What is this sign by Islands District Office trying to tell us?


Jan 27 - "Sitting in the stock room of Brothers frozen goods shop,..."

Nick & Bernie

Jan 25 - This Bernie-Sanders-at-Joe-Biden's-inauguration photo meme...

L-G the Cartoon Character

Jan 24 - So honored to be featured once again today in a Harry Harrison cartoon.

Sauntering in Pak Kok

Jan 20 - Taking a long stroll on Jan 15, exploring my neighbourhood.

5 Years! Congrats!

Jan 18 - "This month, we are celebrating 5 years of your favourite show Drone and Phone."

Fortune Rice for Elderly

Jan 17 - North Lamma Rural Committee will distribute a CNY gift for all elderly (65+).

Chloe Founded 'Write or Die'

Jan 14 - "...writers who wanted company, I was inundated with messages..."

Still 'Staying Home, Staying Safe, Staying Creative'

Jan 13 - See #53-55 above in my current series.

Fascinating Podcasts

Jan 8 - Fascinating and very informative podcast by my close neighbours DJ Clark and Stephen Davies.

Little Thai

Jan 7 - "Little Thai is positioned between the tennis courts and the beginning of Snake Path."

Harry Went Viral

Jan 5 - Congratulations to Harry, very impressive!

Lamma's got 3 Penis Rocks?

Jan 4 - How to get there, plus loads of great South Lamma photos by Mike Chau.

Mute Planet

Jan 3 - Another amazing photo from Mute Planet's Mark Malby!

Flor & Carlos

Jan 2 - "Lamma provides Flor and Carlos with the ideal space to practice their art."

Happy & Fun & Creative NY 2021!

Jan 1 - From Lamma-Gung's & Lamma-PoPo's Home Sweet Home!

Dec 2020

Happy Holidays!

Dec 25 - Good Riddance to Gnarly 2020, Wishing You a Sunnier 2021!


Dec 24 - Christmas shopping in Wellcome, we were surprised by the total cost at the cash register!

Melanie's (& Ensie's) Kitchen

Dec 17 - "Melanie opened 'Melanie's Kitchen' two years ago and quickly got to work."

Drug Rehab Centre Interview

Dec 16 - Just out: Building resilience, a print story in the Youth Hong Kong magazine.

Turtle Beach Restricted Area Expansion

Dec 11 - "...designated as a restricted area between April 1 and October 31 each year."

5G on Lamma?

Dec 10 - First example from my new smartphone with 6 (!) built-in lenses and up to 48Mixel resolution, see above.

Frater Omniscis Totalis

Dec 9 - Great Lamma people cover story in HK Magazine (RIP) 6 years ago.

Squinty John and the Pandemics

Dec 8 - Click for a fantastic, brand-new music video by this brand-new band.

Mini Birthday Cakes

Dec 4 - My birthday mini cakes from Aberdeen & Wanchai cake shops.

1st Day of Advent

Dec 1 - The very first Swiss chocolate from behind a numbered cardboard door!

Nov 2020

Aquabike For Sale?

Nov 20 - YSW ferry pier, an ancient bike magnet-fished out of the harbour.

Greetings From an Ex-Lammaite

Nov 19 - "I still enjoy reading your Lamma news every week."

November Sunset

Nov 18 - Mute Planet: "November never fails to bring us extraordinary sunsets in this part of the world."

Exploring South Lamma

Nov 17 - "Fantastic day exploring abandoned villages of Mo Tat Wan and Hoi Ha on a photo tour."

Lamma Viewed From The Peak

Nov 16 - Close-up, "zooming in": Yung Shue Wan panorama
Photos by Hana Ripley.

Home Sweet Ferry Pier

Nov 15 - Pak Kok ferry pier construction is making good progress.

Coffee Philharmonic

Nov 14 - Roby and the impressive coffee roaster in Coffee Philharmonic.

Happy Friday, Lammaites!

Nov 13 - "Wind down for the weekend with Friday night food and drinks in the village"

HK Electric to Freeze 2021 Tariff

Nov 10 - Great news from HK Electric, sole power supplier for HK and Lamma Islands.

Election Day Panic Watch

Nov 3 - "Tomorrow morning Diesel's will open at 10am to show the US election carnage."

Lamma-zine Archive Updated

Nov 2 - News, Events, Lamma-zine, Stories, Pictures, Forums, Classifieds....

Discover the Family Trail

Nov 1 - "Taste the traditional flavours of Hong Kong on this easy hike."

Oct 2020

Memories of Halloweenies

Oct 31 - Brand-new photos of tonight coming up tomorrow!

People of Lamma:
Blue Geese

Oct 30 - "Colin and Jessie, relocated The Blue Goose Tavern from Wan Chai."

How Many Languages?

Oct 29 - Click above to find out or add your own language(s).

Secluded Island Idyl

Oct 28 - Our Tsui Wah ferry with its very friendly & helpful crew arriving at Pak Kok ferry pier.

Biodiversity Survey of Lamma

Oct 24 - "Plants, butterflies, dragonflies, moths, insects, amphibians, reptiles..."

'Free One-stop Service on EV Charging Solutions'

Oct 23 - HK Electric's Lamma Powerstation uses a few electric vehicles,...

Sleepover Lamma Style

Oct 16 - "This is what I woke up to three years ago on my way to work."

Undistinguished and Dreadful

Oct 14 - "...according to a beautifully opinionated 1969 Lamma guidebook."

Mandelbulb Maniac!

Oct 11 - A few of my recent artworks, all 3D fractals intensively mutated, tweaked and Photoshopped...

Huge Tree Collapse

Oct 10 - "Thank you, police, Lamma Fire Station and FEHD staff for assistance."

Sooty-Headed Bulbuls Love Papayas

Oct 9 - Sooty-headed Bulbul, 1 Oct. '20, by Karim Babakishi

Did Thor Get Hammered?

Oct 6 - "Thor", a Danish world traveler, has visited 194 countries so far without flying.

Sep 2020

Internet Fibre by 2026!?

Sep 30 - [Rant-alert on]Since moving to Lamma almost 20 years ago, we've been hoping....

'Old Nick' the Bookman

Sep 29 - Photo by Samantha Leigh of Phoenix Artisan Collective.

Unbridled Joy!

Sep 26 - From the seemingly ancient days when Lamma Events & Happenings were still bountiful.

5 Lamma Stories @ Apple Daily

Sep 22 - Apple Daily's series of stories on Lamma's unique culture and characters.

Drones Flying High

Sep 18 - Flying high above Yung Shue Wan, another great drone bubble photo from Mark Malby's Mute Planet!

Happy Green Trio Supporting Online Learning

Sep 15 - animation series, an interactive drama and a virtual guided tour.

Pak Kok Pier Progress

Sep 12 - Good progress so far, will it really take almost 3 years to complete and open?

Cryptic Harry?

Sep 11 - Beautifully narrated through a series of witty illustrations (by Harry Harrison).


Sep 10 - Plus my best result from playing around with my sunset photo.

JC, Lammaite of the Week

Sep 8 - Great in-depth story, interview and video in Apple Daily about JC...

Aug 2020

Shovel in the Stone?

Aug 31 - This might be the Lamma version of the Excalibur/King Arthur origin story.

Pak Kok Pier Reconstruction Starts

Aug 30 - It'll take 3 years and HK$72.4 millions!

5G on Lamma?

Aug 27 - "The above fluorescent green area represents CMHK outdoor 5G coverage."

HK Electric Online

Aug 20 - The newsletter features photos of Lamma's 2 winners of their recent Lamma Nature Photo contest.

Garden After Rain

Aug 19 - "My garden after the rain - Lamma Island. Playing with a macro lens and flash diffuser."

Covid-19 Test Centre

Aug 11 - 2 healthcare workers handing out free Covid-19 test kits.

Raisin Walnut Sourdough Boule

Aug 3 - This is probably the best, most mouth-watering bread photo I've seen recently.

Ocular Hybridisations

Aug 2 - Karen Taylor's amazing eye drawing inspired me to create a series of computer graphics "hybrids".

Lamma Fashionista

Aug 1 - A safer way to wear a face mask, protecting the eyes as well, modelled on our very own catwalk, Main Street!

Jul 2020

We're Being Surveyed!

Jul 23 - "YSW Pier Improvement Opinion Survey. Sense of Place and Well-being Survey."

Home Sweet Home, YSW

Jul 22 - "An original collage created for Ewan, captain of the young Lamma Dragons."

Wasp vs. Spider

Jul 21 - "The spider will be dragged off to its lair, still alive, and used to incubate the wasp's eggs."

Drone Photography Master

Jul 16 - A first for Lamma drone photography I've ever seen, a thermal view of N. Lamma!

COVID-19 Case @ Powerstation

Jul 15 - " guard has tested positive for COVID-19 and classified as probable case."

Pirate Treasure Map

Jul 14 - "Some say the three treasures of Hamish McYardley are still buried on Lamma Island to this day."

Organising My Creative Experiments

Jul 5 - My latest Creative Experiment from today, started as a CG sunset.

Jun 2020

Growing Up On Lamma

Jun 27 - "A Poetry Art Film exploring personal cultural identity"

Home Office Views

Jun 26 - Hard to get any work done with views like these.

Typically Lamma!

Jun 25 - Just below the North Lamma Kindergarten. Notice the face mask!

Lamma Events Multiplying!

Jun 24 - Check out my always up-to-date shortlist of links on this home page.

Partial Solar Eclipse @ Summer Solstice

Jun 21 - My favorite screenshot I took of the partial solar eclipse today in HK.

5 Eyes Alliance Discounts

Jun 20 - Specials in several "yellow" YSW restaurants and 10% off shopping in the Tai Peng store!

Ferry Arriving on Planet Lamma

Jun 12 - Tsui Wah ferry arriving from Aberdeen via Pak Kok at YSW ferry pier.

Lamma's Soundtrack!

Jun 11 - Lamma has finally got a semi-official soundtrack, the "Powerstation Beach" album!

Ways to Die on Lamma

Jun 10 - TOP ten most likely ways to die on LAMMA! (List from Gareth Dunster):

Winners of Lamma Wildlife Photo Contest

Jun 9 - Congratulations to Ewa Wilkinson & Mark Malby for being 2 of the 4 winners!

Candles Blooming Everywhere

Jun 4 - YSW Main Street's candlelight vigil tonight, socially distanced in groups of up to 8!

Home Sweet Lamma-zine Home

Jun 3 - Home of the Lamma-zine, photo by neighbour DJ Clark. Thank you!

"Care and Share" Dining Coupons

Jun 2 - Lamma-Por picked up her $500 free dining coupons today from the OIWA office in YSW.

Memories of Andy's Seafood

Jun 1 - Selecting some of my own photos for the Lamma Wildlife Photo Contest confirmed once again that...

May 2020

Wildlife Contest: My Entries

May 31 - Selecting some of my own photos for the Lamma Wildlife Photo Contest confirmed once again that...

Andy's Seafood Rest. Closing

May 30 - Our last dinner in our favourite Chin. restaurant, closing tomorrow forever.

Govt Clears Bikes, Dumps Them in Countryside

May 29 - The "bike graveyard" on Lamma Island,...

Dining Coupons for Underprivileged Families

May 28 - "HK Electric will begin distributing dining coupon sets worth $500 each..."

Lamma Life

May 27 - Click for 13 MPixel high-res version.

Lamma Wildlife Photo Contest

May 26 - Submit your favourite photos of living organisms on Lamma!

Back to Old Ferry Schedule: 20 May

May 13 - Please refer to the left column of this website.

Wild Boars + Snakes, Don't Risk It!

May 12 - Best advertising sign for a YSW rest. I've seen recently!

End of "Stay Home..."

May 8 - Off to the cinema today!

Apr 2020

No Words Necessary...

Apr 30 - Wow, this has become my Facebook photo with the most reactions, shares and comments ever!

Professors Visiting

Apr 29 - A history professor from a US college wrote a book about Nick the Bookman's famous great-grandfather.

Stand-up Paddleboard Graffiti

Apr 26 - See what Brendan Sheridan did with a stand-up paddleboard and a GPS!

Register as a Voter!

Apr 25 - "September Legco Elections
Voter Registration Stations"

Brown Booby Visiting

Apr 4 - Big commotion among bird lovers the other day! An extremely rare HK visitor, a Brown Booby.

WE Love Lamma!

Apr 3 - "When 'Professional and Dedicated Guardian Angel (Outsourced Cleaners)' meet 'Loving HKers'."

5,000 Free Face Masks

Apr 2 - So these 5,000 free masks went in less than half an hour.

Lamma to Host Post-COVID-19 Triathlon

Apr 1 - "...three popular sporting pursuits: Swimming, Running, and Roller Sports."

Mar 2020

Greenest Island

Mar 20 - "Here, on the greenest island of the archipelago. Stay sane, stay safe, everyone."

"Remember Rambler?"

Mar 18 - Who's taken up Rambler's coveted mantle as Lamma's best (IMHO) close-up nature photographer?

Power Station Views

Mar 6 - by Mute Planet and Agent Yippee

"...object to being called a bastard."

Mar 5 - "For all that's changed in Lamma over the last 70 years,..."

Feb 2020

Gardeners vs. Wild Boars

Feb 23 - "Geoff Smith faces off against his nemesis."

David's Covid-19 Quarantine

Feb 19 - "What We Talk About When We Talk About the Coronavirus"

Robotics, Mobile Apps, Big Data & AI

Feb 18 - "HK Electric has been presented with the 'HK Sustainability Award'"

Drone Guide

Feb 17 - "A Complete Guide to Lamma Island" by DRONE & DSLR (6 Feb 2020!)

Lamma Winds Temp Closure

Feb 13 - HK Electric has closed Lamma Winds with immediate effect.

How to get furniture to Lamma painlessly

Feb 12 - "Sit back & let Steve & his team take the strain!"

Mo Tat Wan Beach Villas

Feb 11 - "I strongly object to the application to build two houses in Conservation Area."

Jan 2020

1st Sunset Pics of the Year

Jan 28 - My first sunset photos of this year. More to follow, hopefully.

Nick the YouTube Star

Jan 27 - This is the story of Nick's peaceful life, and why he's never shaved his beard.

Lunar New Year @ Tin Hau Temple

Jan 26 - ...traditional midnight lion dance & fireworks greeting the Year of the Rat.

Happy New Year of the Rat!

Jan 25 - May all your cheesiest dreams come true.

Opening Hours over LNY

Jan 24 - Which Lamma places are closed over Lunar New Year?


Jan 23 - With the Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan starting to spread across the world...

Cover Photo of 'Digital Computer Art' FB Group

Jan 16 - My 'AI Drone Attack!' above has just been selected as cover image...

Black Kite in Virtual World

Jan 13 - Transplanting a Black Kite into a virtual-only world of highrises.

Rooster Dragon or Mutant Turkey?

Jan 9 - My latest Creative Experiment, just completed. Suggest a title!

Past Art & Photo Exhibitions of L-G

Jan 8 - Solo Exhibitions & Joint Exhibitions

Balcony Garden of a 'Deep Dreamer'

Jan 7 - Hippeastrum "Hippie" flowers - Centipede - Stinkbug

EMDs Are Banned!

Jan 6 - ...publicity campaign against all these electric transportation devices.

Plan a Day Trip to Lamma

Jan 5 - Quite comprehensive, up-to-date guide for visitors from Cathay Pacific/Dragon.

Favourite Dishes in YSW?

Jan 4 - What are yours and should be added to my list, titled "Overwhelmed and Delighted"?

Return to Lamma Nature Photos...

Jan 2 - Village house building is really speeding up around Pak Kok New Village.

Happy New Year!

Jan 1 - Happy New Year 2020!

Nov/Dec 2019

Last Day of Cheung Chau Ferry

Dec 31 - Last day of the Aberdeen - Cheung Chau ferry route from Tsui Wah pier.

2020 Calendars

Dec 30 - Last day of LAZERARTI exhibition @ Lamma Art Collective: Jan 1, 2020.

Solar Power System on Your Rooftop?

Dec 29 - HK Electric will buy solar power generated on your rooftop....

Balcony Jungle

Dec 28 - I'm returning to transforming my real-life photography into wildly colourful AI Deep Dreams.

Xmas Presents from Landlord/Lady

Dec 27 - We've never received a Christmas present from any landlord/lady.


Dec 26 - Christmas Set Menu in Jing Jing, our yearly indulgence.

Very Merry!

Dec 25 - Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year 2020.

Fractal Baubles, Anyone?

Dec 24 - If you still have some room on your Xmas tree, here are my own fractal baubles.

Auction's Topopo Prize

Dec 6 - Money raised for the Lamma Fun Day charity: tba.

Fun Day!

Dec 5 - Photos!

Carousel of Digital Obsolescence

Dec 4 - I've assembled this for the LazerArti & Party exhibition, starting this Friday.

Moving to Lamma by Sampan

Nov 19 - After 3 peaceful months as the sole tenants of our new village house...

Oct 2019

LazerArti Exhibition

Oct 25 - "To celebrate the 2-year anniversary of The Lamma Art Collective's first ever exhibition 'Lamma On Board..."

Looking for Haunted House Volunteers

Oct 24 - "The booth and haunted house will be started at 6:00-9:00PM on Sat, 26 OCT."

Street Cleaner Fa

Oct 23 - "There is such a wonderful community here; people are friendly, kind and we look after each other..."

Around Lamma Races

Oct 19 - Lamma has been surrounded today, 41 "OC6, OC1, Surfski, Coastal Rowers..."

Helping 116K People?

Oct 15 - When I've answered a few questions from Facebook about local businesses...

Lamma Phone Case

Oct 14 - "Lamma Island. Eccentric, independent, and removed from the Hong Kong rat race."

Most Liked Photo

Oct 11 - Tsui Wah ferry arriving from Aberdeen at Pak Kok ferry pier, shot from my former flat's rooftop.

Feeling Creative @ Jungle Home Office

Oct 10 - Here are some of my latest digital artworks, created in my jungle home office.

Getting Broadband Internet, Finally!

Oct 9 - All of Lamma Island gets wired broadband from monopoly PCCW, at max. speed of 3Mbps.

In Memoriam

Oct 1 - 7th anniversary of this traumatic accident off Pak Kok.

Sep 2019

Mandelbulb ManiaCreations

Sep 27 - A few more of my very own mutations, tweaks, lightmaps & post-processing of 3D fractal graphics.

Ain't They Cuties?

Sep 23 - Ain't they CutiePies, err, CutieCookies? Love'em!

Creative, Tweakative Sunday

Sep 22 - A busy Sunday creating/tweaking my new 3D fractal computer graphics.

Public Forum for Lammaites

Sep 21 - This first, highly informational forum covered the 3 main concerns of Lamma residents.

Join the Tech Tribe!

Sep 20 - "The theme of the party is Neon Glow-in-the-dark. You guys will be the main decoration!"

Sauntering in N. Lamma

Sep 19 - A morning sauntering around Pak Kok & Tai Peng.

Community Survey & Public Forum

Sep 18 - Click above to register!

Mid-Autumn Festival @ Hung Shing Yeh

Sep 14 - Yesterday night @ Hung Shing Yeh Beach.

ECO Lanterns, Parties, Even Karaoke

Sep 13 - But does there need to be any reason for a party? Not on Lamma!

'We come from more than 70 nationalities'

Sep 11 - Comments from a private Lammaite who prefers to stay anonymous:

Bedroom Window Spider

Sep 5 - No need to leave your Lamma home to get photos like these.

Aug 2019

Deep-Dreaming 3D Mandelbulbs

Aug 31 - Discovering my brand-new passion: Creating 3D computer graphics based on....

Tears To Your Eyes

Aug 30 - A very recent SCMP appearance of this recurring character.

A Protest-Free Sight

Aug 26 - "Here's a new way of promoting Lamma Island to visitors,"


Aug 16 - This "protest banner" has appeared at the Pak Kok ferry pier.

Bookworm Cafe's Co-Founder

Aug 7 - "As part of our Eco Heroes series for our Sustainability issue..."

Falafel Platter @ Back Street

Aug 5 - Late lunch in Best Kebab & Pizza: Very nice Falafel plate and...


Aug 4 - I'm getting a bit more serious with posting on Instagram: lamma.gung.

Lamma Life...

Aug 3 - My favourite photo model, enjoying his modeling fee - meat pie & mash - in The Blue Goose Tavern.

New, Furnished G/F Flat For Rent

Aug 2 - ...quiet 700sqft G/F flat available in Pak Kok New Village.

Post-T8 Hibiscus

Aug 1 - After all this T8 typhoon rain, storm and general greyness yesterday and today...

Jul 2019

Successful Strive

Jul 31 - Poster in the YSW ferry pier, getting ready for renovation, lasting till well into 2021.

Harry's Gig Posters

Jul 26 - Some of the very best of Harry Harrison's poster artworks for Lamma events!

All-Around Sunrise

Jul 25 - Very first sunrise photos from our brand-new village house's rooftop.

Tour and/or Pub Crawl?

Jul 24 - I mistook this very nice poster for humourosly announcing kind of a daily pub crawl.

I Live on a Tropical Island

Jul 23 - "I live on a tropical island, covered in a fervent fertile jungle settled by concrete villages..."

Sauntering Around YSW

Jul 21 - A few random photos and captions taken while strolling around YSW.

17 Years!

Jul 19 - Whoaah! 17 years already, longest-lasting job, err, lowest-income "Labour of Love" of my life!

Lamma Marinade

Jul 18 - A new Chin. chef introducing a completely new menu of Chin. specialties.

Feeling Safe in the Lamma Jungle

Jul 17 - 7 locks on the new flat door that our new, great landlord got installed yesterday.


Jul 16 - This will be your only chance to witness a "riot" in our (almost) always peaceful island community.

Still Enchanted by Sunsets

Jul 15 - June and July are the best months for HK sunset/sunrise photos.

Hyperlocal and Proud of It!

Jul 14 - Calls and emails from major HK newspapers requesting my photos arrived.

No More Broadband, Watch Sunset Instead

Jul 13 - First sunset from atop our new village house.

Lamma Democracy Wall Resurrected

Jul 12 - New name: Lamma Lennon Wall.

Carrie Caption Contest

Jul 11 - Winner of a free round for two at Lamma Grill:

Carrie Lam Opens YSW Library

Jul 10 - Opening ceremony of our new YSW Library, feat. surprise VIP, CE Carrie Lam.

New Home Sweet Home

Jul 9 - We've moved from one village house to another one in this same village.

Full Moon Sunrise

Jul 8 - Full Moon Sunrise, shot in the opposite direction of the actual sunrise. June 18.


Jun 20 - Jul 7 - My PC and the Lamma-zine are taking a break for most of the duration of our mega move.

Jun 2019

Back on the Bike

Jun 19 - Pier at the far end of Pak Kok, facing HK Island across the East Lamma Channel.

Full Moon  Sunrise

Jun 18 - Opposite the sunrise today, the full moon was setting, reflecting some of the sunrise colours.

Sunset Flight

Jun 16 - Occasionally, I get lucky, finding details in my photos only while post-processing them.

'Farewell My Beauty!'

Jun 12 - Updating my historic website with so many highlights very soon:

What Will I Miss the Most?

Jun 10 - ... about our rooftop after having to move next month to a rooftop-less flat?

R.I.P. Island Bar

Jun 9 - "My tribute to The Island Bar which closes today after 38 years!"

May 2019

Last Day of YSW Ferry Pier Shop

May 31 - They've had to close the shop today, pending the renovation of the entire pier.

Rooftop Racket!

May 30 - Songbirds making such a racket on our balcony at 5:30am, keeping me awake!!

Lamma's Da Vinci

May 28 - "Delighted to meeting you on Lamma, Nick! You have inspired me..."


May 19 - Meet you at the Lamma Art Collective today?

Hulu's History of Lamma

May 2 - "Lamma Island is the third largest island..."

Sunset After Rainstorm

May 1 - Sunsets after a rainstorm are the best!

Apr 2019

Lamma Cookie

Apr 30- Handmade by Fa de Agatha: Gingerbread cookie from Corner84.

Touring Inside the Powerstation

Apr 25 - Organised by Lamma Dragonboater Chloe Grimmett, thank you!

Medical 'Vacation'

Apr 14 - Queen Mary Hospital in-patient for suspected spine tumor, until further notice...

Mar 2019

'L' is for Lamma!

Mar 23 - The fun-loving Lamma Dragonboaters seem to love all smileys!

The Xscalator @ Lamma Enduro

Mar 17 - "These new switchbacks bypass a particularly brutal section of the PX Climb."

Plant & Garden Tour

Mar 10 - "Sign up today for a plant and garden trawl of the northern NT on March 27th."

Sisters of Sharon 1996

Mar 9 - A major, longtime Lamma-zine Content Contributor! Want to become one, too?

Free Bubbles & Brownies!

Mar 8 - Powerstation beach tomorrow, Saturday, for a beach clean up from 11.30am.

Green & Happy

Mar 6 - Learn more about energy efficiency, renewable energy, low carbon lifestyle and smart city....

Feb 2019

First Annual...

Feb 23 - After the recent Official Opening of the completely rebuilt, highly popular YSW Diesel's Bar...

Cupid's Boss

Feb 14 - Another masterpiece from Lamma's best-known artist, SCMP cartoonist Harry Harrison!

Jan 2019


Jan 31 - This cutie has become a real YSW celebrity, appearing in many photos by locals and tourists alike!

Tai Peng Sprinkling Man

Jan 22 - Don't resist the urge to press the Big Button when walking by!

Do You Like Going in Circles?

Jan 18 - Stop by at PS Beach this or next Sunday; you might actually love it!

Porcine Vandals @ Tai Peng Garden

Jan 15 - "All able-bodied Tai Peng residents are to report for wall-building duties tomorrow."

Beware of Online Deception

Jan 10 - Warning leaflets distributed by the Lamma Police.

Dec 2018

3D-Printed Fridge Magnets

Dec 29 - Are high-tech design & manufacturing processes coming to Lamma?


Dec 25 - Christmas Set Lunch/Dinner @ Jing Jing Bar & Restaurant on YSW Main Street.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Dec 24 - 8:18
December 24, 2018
Battery 85%

Moving Soon?

Dec 20 - Are you moving to/from/on Lamma soon? We can highly recommend....

Christmas Menus

Dec 21 - The menu we'll be enjoying ourselves is being offered by Jing Jing Bar & Restaurant.

Choco Kindness vs. Satan Claus?

Dec 20 - 2 Xmassy events happening this Saturday, Dec 22.

Stumbling Randomly

Dec 17 - Stumbling Randomly through Pak Kok on a recent warm December day.

LI-BAR-RY @ Ground Zero

Dec 16 - A few close-up pre-sunset shots from BEFORE Ground Zero - Lamma Rave.

Thumping, Thundering Techno!

Dec 15 - "Get ready for some thumping thundering Techno on an amazing location."

Last Days of Joint Art Exhibition

Dec 14 - Last 3 days to visit the Joint Art Exhibition at the Lamma Art Collective.

Think Greener, Dream Bigger

Dec 4 - "Renovate containers with solar panels to be used as columbaria in the memorial park."

Views from Ocean Park

Dec 3 - Just a few pictures from our trip to Ocean Park today...

Nov 2018

Open Space 10th Anniversary

Nov 30 - "Q: So what went wrong?"

Joint Art Exhibition

Nov 29 - Grand Opening on Dec 1, Sat, at 4pm. The exhibition will be open from Dec 1-16.

Sri Lankan Buffet

Nov 22 - Sri Lankan Night, Friday, Nov 23, from 6pm.

Appreciating Lamma Nature

Nov 18 - Introduction to Nature Appreciation Photo Workshop (by Ewa Wilkinson).

Drone Workshop & Demo

Nov 17 - Lamma Art Collective writes: "A very interesting and innovative Drone Workshop by Mark Malby!"


Nov 10 - How old is this and what's the meaning/story behind "Lamma Life"?

Celebrating Diwali @ Bombay

Nov 9 - Photo album of Bombay's Diwali Dinner Buffet.

Happy Diwali!

Nov 8 - Just a little poster I made for my friends in Bombay Bar & Restaurant on YSW Back Street.

Tasting & Painting w/Georgian Wines

Nov 4 - Wine tasting and painting with wine don't mix! What a mess I made...

Oct 2018

Halloweenies 2018

Oct 31 - Fantastic photos & videos again this year from master artist, photographer and... hobby baker Dina B. Knight!

Smart Power for Smart People

Oct 30 - HK Electric has launched a number of new services and discounts....

Planet Lamma, Fun Day Edition

Oct 29 - After sunset behind the powerstation chimneys, the Lamma Fun Day....

Fun Day Pics

Oct 27 - A few of my random shots from Lamma Fun Day!

Fun Day & Beach Music Festival!

Oct 26 - While you're there, pick up some Lamma charity calendar, T-shirts or...

Full Moon Rise

Oct 25 - Tired of all the sunrises & sunsets I publish here and on Facebook?

Happy Birthday, Peter Berry!

Oct 19 - The Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is still a wonderful party venue.

Chu Hoi Dick's Public Forum

Oct 16 - "There were definitely tensions and differences, especially at the start."

Live Life While You Can!

Oct 15 - Neighbours have been moving an old couch atop their village house's small rooftop cabin.

Green Mission for Smart Power Ambassadors

Oct 10 - " ambassadors to help promote energy efficiency...."

What a Dump!

Oct 9 - Time Out HK: "11 more of the harshest TripAdvisor reviews of Hong Kong."

New Aberdeen Ferry Schedule/Fares

Oct 2 - "...effective table from 7th October 2018 (Sunday)"

Balcony Jungle Reblooming

Oct 1 - My severely Mangkhuted Balcony Jungle is gradually recovering.

Sep 2018

Lamma Calendar-Worthy Pics?

Sep 26 - Missed the deadline!?

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Sep 25 - Remembering Lamma-Por's mother, my mother-in-law.

Post-Typhoon Strolls

Sep 23 - Both paths from YSW to Pak Kok Village are finally open again. A few pics:

Sell Power to HK Electric!

Sep 20 - HOW TO GET PAID BY HK ELECTRIC, by generating your very own renewable energy.

Loved 1,000 Times

Sep 19 - Many of my 1,548 Facebook Friends have been generous in reacting to my almost daily posts.

Mangkhut, the Most Powerful Typhoon Hitting HK

Sep 18 - 15,000+ major trees destroyed...

Waiting for a T10

Sep 15 - While taking pictures of the sunset today - just ahead of T10 typhoon Mangkhut hitting HK.

New Lamma-Aberdeen Ferry?

Sep 8 - This just shows ... why most passengers love the personal service.


Sep 7- 'Lamma We-Re-Cycle, Action on 9/15.'


Sep 6 - Just a few recent sunsets, starting with today's.
For a few more close-ups...

Aug 2018

Public Forum w/Eddie Chu

Aug 29- 1st Sep (Sat), 3-5pm, YSW Tin Hau Temple Sitting-out Area.

Creating Something From Nothing

Aug 25 - A few new experiments, starting with the same grey-noise-only image.

Dora the Explorer, Pilgrim w/a Tent

Aug 18 - This marks the end of her pilgrimage along the Via Francigena trek.

'Fool Me Twice'

Aug 17 - Exciting excerpt from Lammaite Jules Hannaford's upcoming book,...

Before the Sunrise

Aug 11 - I usually sleep very well, till these amazing sunrises keep waking me up through our bedroom window.

Milestone at Lamma Power Station

Aug 7 - "Officiating guests ... celebrate the smooth completion of L10 construction."

Jul 2018

Ring the Bell for 16th Anniversary

July 31 - Free drink for everybody, celebrating the's anniversary.

Press to Pay

July 30 - Is it still operational, this DIY self checkout contraption in Yan Yan Store, home-made in 2015?

Total Lunar Eclipse Photos?

July 28 - Total lunar eclipse this early morning! Getting up at 4am, setting up my tripod and zoom.

Good-Bye to Marckq

July 25 - "Lamma Lamma Lamma. What an island. My home away from my new home."

Cook of Western Food Wanted

July 24 - Some of the sample dishes the new cook should be able to prepare:

16th Anniversary of Lamma Forum

July 23 - I6 years today since the Lamma forum on this site started! I'd ring the celebratory Bell...

Beach Partayyy!

July 22 - Marckq: "Great party! Thanks for coming and hope everyone enjoyed it!"

Pak Kok Ferry Pier Rebuilding

July 21 - "The Pier was first built and financed by villagers... 1970s and 1990s."

Accepted to University!

July 12 - The eldest of my 3 grand-stepsons ... are celebrating their success in the DSE exam!

Village Charter

July 11 - Register as a Village Rep voter! Details here and here...

Interviewing LegCo's Eddie Chu Hoi-dick

July 10 - "Went to interview with Chu Hoi-dick in LegCo canteen."

Register as a Village Rep Voter!

July 9 - Permanent residents who lived in their village for 3 or more years...

Philippe Colin, Artist

July 8 - See who I met again by pure chance at the Pak Kok ferry pier last Sunday:

Reopening Diesel's

July 7 - Our longtime readers and most Lammaites will remember the former Diesel's, an iconic bar!

Visiting LegCo

July 6 - Pre-registration, airport-style security check-in, phone call, bags X-ray, id card check.

Baroque on Lamma news?

July 5 - Summary: No news is good news!

Transition Coal to Gas

July 4 - "HK Electric announced ... transition from coal to gas generation."

1,000 Members

July 3 - I've just approved Member #1,000 into the Lamma Island Uncensored group.

What's Up in July?

July 2 - A full events calendar at Lamma Art Collective for the month of July.

R.I.P. Booza

July 1 - I've just approved Member #1,000 into the Lamma Island Uncensored group.

Jun 2018

Support Village Elections!

June 30 - Detailed, bilingual information, Village Charter and registration forms.

Evolution of a Sunset

June 29 - (shot over half an hour from the very top of our village house rooftop cabin.)

UFO Over Lamma!

June 23 - Just before the thunderstorm started today...

Happy Birthday to Lamma Island Uncensored!

June 21 - A year ago, a Lamma Drama about...

Drop-Dead Gorgeous Mombie

June 14 - Vote for ex-Lammaite Abigail's amazing MOMBIE video!

Antony Bourdain @ Andy's Seafood Rest.

June 13 - Remembering Antony Bourdain's visit to Lamma in Jan 2012.

World Cup Football: Where to Watch

June 12 - Here's a great summary from Marcus H. Langston.

Farewell to Our 'Pro-Lammaite' Police Chief

June 11 - I've requested a little farewell message from Rachel Leung.

Island That Lures Creatives & Entrepreneurs

June 7 - So many Lamma-related stories in the SCMP these last few weeks!

Bombay Food!

June 1 - One more delicious "dining experience" by Lamma-Por & Lamma-Gung!

May 2018

Sunset Admirers Society

May 26 - Here's yesterday's amazing & spectacular, but totally free & almost daily light show!

Free Food @ Spicy Island

May 21 - Grand Opening of Spicy Island last Saturday, May 19.

Lamma 500 Video

May 20 - Fantastic video by Official Lamma500 Videographer Donna Foreman!

Another Busy MayDay

May 19 - Preview of another framed masterpiece from master cartoonist Harry Harrison.

Spicy Island Grand Opening

May 18 - "Join us and celebrate the return of Spicy Island."

Ferry Ride Home

May 16 - Some photos seem to strike a nerve and become very popular witin hours of being published.

30Mbps Broadband Is (Very Slowly) Arriving

May 9 - Some broadband distribution boxes are getting power installed these days.

AirBnB on Lamma

May 8 - AirBnB has been growing from just 18 properties listed on all of Lamma 4 years ago to 65 properties listed today.

Lamma Day: Mixed Miscellaneous

May 7 - Miscellaneous non-dragonboating photos of North Lamma, Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Lamma Day: Dragonboats!

May 6 - Yung Shue Wan harbour dragonboat & sampan races.

Apr 2018

Adventure Summit

Apr 30 - Just found this chart in the summer brochure of an NGO who's very active on Lamma all year round. Guess which one?

Leave These Harmless Birds Alone!!

Apr 29 - Another Typically Lamma! photo as seen on Yung Shue Wan Main Street.

Snakey Survey

Apr 28 - Which venomous snakes have YOU personally seen on Lamma?

Just Kitchen's Moving

Apr 26 - Free Drink! ~ Low-cost buffet ~ MAGIC MOON BAND Live ~ BELLY DANCER ~ FUN!

What's Going on @ YSW Ferry Pier!

Apr 21 - This ship-cum-raised-investigation platform has recently appeared.

Bloomin' Hippies

Apr 20 - Lamma Hippies (botanical term: Hippeastrum) keep on regrowing and blooming again every year!

Praise for Tsui Wah Ferry!

Apr 19 - It's really refreshing to be a frequent passenger of such a responsive, friendly and helpful ferry company! Let me elaborate:

Lamma Day @ Tin Hau Festival

Apr 18 - If you'd like to join the dragonboat paddling, hurry up and sign up at The Island Bar!

Just Kitchen's moving!

Apr 17 - "Georgian restaurant in Lamma invites you all for its closing up party from the present location."

Farewell to Rajen

Apr 16 - The Island Bar's farewell to Rajen I Gohel, leaving Lamma & HK, after DECADES of living here.

How to Become a Smart Power Ambassador?

Apr 13 - Site visits covering global climate changes, green electricity generation, energy...

Goodbye, Green Mean Machine

Apr 11 - After almost 12 years of mostly faithful and reliable service, my home office PC has...

Lamma Ferries App

Apr 10 - Brand-new Lamma ferries app for Android users, programmed by Robin, Tony the Coffee Guy's son.

Rambling Randomly from Pak Kok - Tai Peng

Apr 9 - Another installment in my long-running photo series.

More Pak Kokian Pictures...

Apr 8 - Plus one more from local master photographer David Ogg. Where's our house?

Easter Crowds on Lamma?

Apr 1 - Some of my recent snapshots about a happy, peaceful life on the North side of Lamma.

Mar 2018

Hong Kong Camera Show?

Mar 16 - HK Flower Show in Victoria Park on Friday opening day. Seeing the huge, annoying hordes of photographers...

Lamma Events!

Mar 11- So many Lamma-based events from today till Easter! Click above for all events that have a Facebook page.

Christmas Tree Bonfire Party

Mar 10 - What did you do with your old, dried-out Christmas tree?

CAREnJOY for 7,500 Elders

Mar 8 - HK Electric's community care programmes, has reached out to more than 7,500 single elders on HK and Lamma Islands.

Can't Stop Deep-Styling

Mar 7 - I still can't stop Deep-Styling some more recent photos! The "Lamma Boards" exhibition started it all!

Feb 2018

Leaflet for  VV Drivers

Feb 28- Police handed out this leaflet to VV drivers a few weeks ago, just a reminder of the Govt. regulations.

Just Another Lamma Weekend

Feb 24 - All these events are happening today and tomorrow in North Lamma alone.

Feb 22 - "Today's shelter building with 13 kids ranging in age from 1 1/2 to 8 years old."

Artsy Beardies

Feb 21 - Meeting of the proud beardies in Yung Shue Wan.

Lai See Dau Loi!

Feb 18 - Lunar New Year with my HK-Chinese family.

Feb 17 - So many events are happening in Lamma Art Collective, up to 3 events/day! Wonderful!

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Feb 16 - Here's my little home-made greeting card, re-purposing my digital Valentine's Day card,

Feb 15 - Midnight at the Tin Hau Temple in Yung Shue Wan!

Ready in Blue for CNY!

Feb 14 - Chinese New Year, time to clean your home/house thoroughly, inside AND outside!

Feb 13 - Who else is offering special menus tomorrow night? Contact me!

'Lamma-Gung Updated His Profile Picture'

Feb 12 - Another little digital artwork I created from a photo of an orange hibiscus blooming...

Feb 11 - For even more Lamma events (including the ones without Facebook Events pages like above):

Jan 2018

Jan 31 - "Special appearance by The Magic Moon Band."

Jan 26 - "Middle Eastern Vegan Brunch tomorrow at 11:30."

Jan 23 - One colour-perfect leaf from my Balcony Jungle today. Yes, it's been a slow news day, nothing exciting to report...

Stop hibernating and get fit!"

Jan 9 - On this coldest day of the year so far (9C on Lamma, 7C in New Territories), here's a picture.

Jan 1 - My sunrise/sunset photographic obsession is continuing unabatedly...

Dec 2017

Dec 31 - Another marvelous drone photo by Tony Ng.

Dec 30 - These are most of the event posters for public events & happenings just on Lamma in the next two days.

Dec 29 - Today, 5:37pm.
Plus 1 minute earlier and 1 minute later.

Dec 26 - This is a wonderful new Wildlife Map of HK from the World Wildlife Fund.

Dec 25 - Happy Holidays to all our readers around the world! (147 countries according to our last Usage Statistics)

Dec 24 - NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) tracks Santa every year on his frantic trip!

Dec 17 - Artist Sham, Just Kitchen's Sam, a major Sham-fan, plus 2 minor Sham fans.

Dec 16 - ...HK Electric's tariff increase of around 2 percent for 2018 over current tariffs?

Dec 15 - "This is a 100 page glossy package celebrating my year of drawing. I'm very proud of it and I'm selling copies."

Dec 14 - Leaving Lamma for the holidays and New Year? Here are a few tips...

Dec 13 - Christmas special menus so far: Jing Jing and The Waterfront.

Dec 12 - Free Kinesiology intro/ Open House this Saturday in Central

Dec 9 - One more fun poster for the Island Bar by Lamma's inimitable Harry Harrison!

Dec 8 - Our outdoor Christmas tree is ready...

Dec 7 - Lamma on Board exhibition. 25 International Artists, 75 Unique Artworks.

Dec 6 - Same venue, Sunday, Dec 10: Much more Christmas Bazaar info...

Nov 2017

Nov 30 - YMCA Mountain Bike Challenge Day in the ex-Lamma Quarry, Sunday, Nov 26, '17

Nov 29 - ART x TEA with artist Dora Tsang & BASAO tea tasting by neighbour Jack Cummins.

Nov 18 - "The Second Biggest Number", by Nick the Bookman

Nov 17 - The Lamma-zine will be very happily covering the festival again this year, staying in town.

Nov 16 - A most unusual sight over North Lamma the other day:

Nov 15 - A first-time-ever sight in the East Lamma Channel a few days ago: a huge container ship crashing into Magazine Island.

Nov 14 - "We would like to thank you for all your efforts and wonderful support towards Lamma Fun Day."

Nov 7 - "Six Hundred Parents and Children Join Lamma Treasure Hunt by Hans Andersen Club."

Nov 6 - "Join Us to Help make a Harmonious Community at Lamma"

Nov 5 - I took a few more pics of our "Harmonious" environment just outside the venue.

Nov 4 - Just a few of my snapshots from Lamma Fun Day 2017

Nov 3 - "Live music all day, two extraordinarily talented auctioneers with voices of angels and bodies chiseled from granite."

Nov 2 - "Ever seen a square pumpkin? How many shapes can a pumpkin have?"

Nov 1 - "Makeup and bodypaint by @facepaintbyabigail #art #bodypaint #facepaint #makeup #halloween2017"

Oct 2017


Oct 31 - All photos courtesy of Michelle D Chung, edited by Lamma-Gung.

Oct 30 - "Want to pre-order your Lamma Calendar? We have discounts between now and Friday 3rd November."

Oct 29 - Plus many other Fun Day events, bands and latest news...

Oct 28 - Fun event in Lamma's (HK's?) only Georgian restaurant, Just Kitchen, yesterday!

Oct 27 - "Come for the food, stay for the view"

Oct 26 - After the big success with last Friday's Diwali Buffet (sold out inside & outside)...

Oct 25 - David Ogg took a hike up to Snake Trail this afternoon to check out the damage...

Oct 22 - Our Official Court Poet waxes lyrically about seasonal dragonboating (and the closely related, all-year outrigging).

Oct 21 - See you this Friday night for their Diwali (Hindu Festival of Lights) Buffet?

Oct 20 - Bombay is becoming our regular Indian place for meeting friends, so I don't mind promoting them a bit here.

Oct 19 - "Thanks Ben Appleby for the amazing artwork on the Lamma Island IPA label."

Oct 18 - I can't get away from taking all these orange photos these days! Something wrong with my camera, perhaps?

Oct 17 - Just trying to capture a good sunrise over Lamma from the Cheung Chau ferry. Yes, I can be that chee seen sometimes...

Oct 14 - Spot the poster artist, a perennial Midlife Crisis Cowboy.

Oct 8 - Huge swarms of tourists swarming over much of Lamma, creating long queues at the ferry piers and filling our...

Oct 6 - ... Lamma couple we had a fantastic Olive Leaf veggie brunch with yesterday!

Oct 5 - Nobody missed meat, not even us omnivores.

Oct 4 - ... @ Lamma Space Station

Oct 1 - Lamma Spotlights of the Week, Oct 1, '17

Sep 2017

Sep 28 - The Lovely Lamma Ladies look great again in the Lamma-zine and Josephine Skelton is a true cheerleader!

Sep 27 - "I guess my celebrating the arrival of autumn was a bit premature."

Sep 22 - Today, I've finally reached the top level of Google's hobby artists, becoming an official Deep Dreamer!

Sep 20 - "It is 7am on Powerstation Beach. ...remains of a party from the night before...."

Sep 16 - Submit up to 3 photos to Lamma Calendar by Sep 17!

Sep 15 - Beach Cleanup,  Floating Tubes, Red Star Rising, DJ Jimbrowski.

Sep 14 - Dress code: Spacey
Launch location: TBA (open-air Spacecraft during Full Moon).

Sep 13 - Getting carried away with my creative experiments is a favourite pastime...

Sep 12 - 150sqft micro flats have arrived on Lamma at $5,000/ month!

Sep 4 - My latest creative experiments with my High Tide @ Fishermen's Pier photo.

Aug 2017

Aug 31 - "Sham Wan beach on Lamma Island is the heartland for endangered green sea turtles."