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How a Lamma apt. was redesigned  (SCMP)

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Escape the urban jungle and retreat to the city's last bastions of laid-back life  (SCMP)

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Restaurant/Bar News: Bombay, Spicy Island opening, Just Kitchen moving, Island Bar, Waterfront, Andy's Seafood, Jing Jing, The Bay

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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!

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June 21:  Happy Birthday to Lamma Island Uncensored!

A year ago, a Lamma Drama about rampant censorship and banning of senior members in the oldest and biggest Lamma Facebook group erupted. This caused quite an uproar (or a storm in a teacup, depending on your perspective) and the founding of the Lamma Island Uncensored Facebook group.

The (Closed) Group founder and admin Marcus writes:

"With Tracy being our 956th member, congratulations to Lamma Island Uncensored on its 1st year anniversary!!

We are predominantly a female site (53.1%) of age 35-44 and living in HK on Lamma (742 members). Craig's post is currently most commented on and Louise was the 1st member.

Thanks to moderators Christian, Tracy, Ruby, and Lamma Gung for their continued support. And to Lisa and The-Shop-Opposite-Jing-Jing for being our cover shot."

Click here to apply to join. Read Lamma-related stuff and comments I wouldn't put into this totally public, positive-news Lamma-zine. But expect some Lamma-related questions before the admin or us moderators let you join.

Next milestone: Reaching 1,000 active and current group members on our island with only 6,000+ residents!

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June 14:  Drop-Dead Gorgeous Mombie

Vote for ex-Lammaite Abigail's amazing MOMBIE video in the NYX Dropdead Gorgeous Face Awards!

She writes: "'MOMBIE' is inspired by Delta Blues music, pop art zombie and my mornings as a mum. Despite my terrible voice I hope you enjoyed the lyrics and the look."

Up to 3 votes/day for HK's #1 face/body painter, till June 14 only! Video and voting instructions...

Want to see more of Abigail's self-paintings?

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June 13:  Antony Bourdain @ Andy's Seafood Rest.

Remembering Antony Bourdain's visit to Lamma in Jan 2012, during his "The Layover" series. He wrote:

"Lamma Island, only recently discovered by Bruce Lee and famous for its yearly martial arts tournament operated by the one-armed, evil dictator who rules over the island. I could be wrong."

See my Lamma-zine story of his visit:

One-Armed Evil Dictator Ruling Lamma

TripAdvisor reviews of Andy's Seafood with fine photos...

Here's my own more recent photo of the kind of feast Antony Bourdain & friends might have enjoyed:

The most recent epside of his Parts Unknown series, featuring Hong Kong again, has been aired on CNN just a week ago, just days before his suicide.


P.S. One of several more Bourdain-on-Lamma photo stories I've discovered during the research for this story, from "A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed".
It has been written by ex-Lammaite Glenn Francis Griffith (one of the numerous Lamma-zine content contributors over the last 15 years):

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June 12:  World Cup Football: Where to Watch

Where to watch the Football World Cup matches in YSW, as it won't be shown on domestic TV channels?
Here's a great summary from Marcus H. Langston (who'll be rooting for the UK team, despite just miniscule hope):

"Four sleeps until the kick off opening match in Moscow so I guess we are all wondering "Where to watch the World Cup in Yung Shue Wan...?"

Luckily, I had nothing to do before GnT o’clock so, starting from the Ferry here is the low down:

The Island Bar - Will not show the opening ceremony (another private event happening) and match on Thursday 14th. Will show the other matches during the competition, but no 02:30am games. No cover charge.

Spicy Island - A new "large" TV will be installed outside the new Spicy tomorrow that will be showing all matches during weekends (including 2:30 k/o) but only earlier matches during weekdays. No cover charge.

Jing Jing Bar & Restaurant - All matches can be shown, probably according to demand on certain days. Entry policy as yet undecided. Will be showing the opening ceremony and match.

Waterfront Restaurant & Bar - Closes by 10 so only 8:30 matches.

Bombay Bar & Restaurant - New TV and channel being installed, working on match schedule and pricing policy (if any). Snacks may be provided for late matches.

The Blue Goose Tavern - "Most matches will be shown upstairs". Cover charge (or not) policy being worked on.

Tin Head - Only 10:30 matches. Will be showing opening ceremony."

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June 11:  Farewell to Our 'Pro-Lammaite' Police Chief

I've requested a little farewell message from Lamma's Police Chief, Rachel Leung, for our Police Corner returning last week to Marine Police after 2 years on Lamma:

"For me, it is hard to say goodbye. I really enjoy working in Lamma. I am deeply impressed by this small but orderly community with a combination of Chinese and Western cultures. And as a short-term islander, it was really an amazing experience.

Surrounded by friendly Lammaites and beautiful scenery make my two-years service here more fruitful. With all your friendly smiles, lovely sun and even that raging Typhoon Hato, it left me with good memories that I will treasure for years.

As I have to return to Marine Region to resume my sea-going duties, I have to temporarily say goodbye to all my dearest friends in Lamma, but I will keep coming back as a pro-Lammaite."

It's been quite a peaceful time on Lamma since her welcome 2 years ago.

We'll remember Rachel from her first photo submitted to the Lamma-zine:

Welcome to Mandy Leung, starting last week, the 4th female Lamma Police Chief in a row: Camas, Solid, Rachel, Mandy! Might be unique in all of HK?

 Let's hope we'll hear from Mandy in the Lamma Police Corner soon. Lammaites might have A LOT of good (and bad) suggestions for her about how to improve local policing further?

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June 7:  'Island that lures creatives and entrepreneurs to throw in the day job and pursue their passions'

What's going on? So many Lamma-related stories in HK's major English newspaper, the South China Morning Post these last few weeks! In the last few years there was hardly a story about our home island, just a few per year, often drugs-related.

Is Lamma becoming more newsworthy or is it simply because more of their staff are moving here nowadays and going for the easy home stories?

Whatever it is, there have been quite a few great and interesting stories, with a lot fewer tired cliches and ancient stereotypes than in earlier years. Have a read, lots of fine photos, too.

How a Lamma apartment was redesigned to make the most of its stunning sea views
Escape the urban jungle and retreat to the city's last bastions of laid-back life
HK's conservationists want government to expand restrictions around Sham Wan in hope endangered green turtles will return home to nest
Lamma Island beach clean-up for sea turtles draws 2,000 volunteers as sightings of the creatures dwindle
Island in Hong Kong that lures creatives and entrepreneurs to throw in the day job and pursue their passions.

Here's my favourite Lamma cover story, from the former HK Magazine, which was bought out, closed down and added to the SCMP archive:

The Spotter's Guide to Lamma

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June 1:  Bombay Food!

One more delicious "dining experience" by Lamma-Por & Lamma-Gung in Bombay Bar & Restaurant!

 

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