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Tag Archives: Lamma Island
Wherever you go in Hong Kong, it seems that if you can get to the water, you will see someone fishing. You can find them on the busy waterfront promenades of the New Towns. You can find them on the empty shores of the Outlying Islands. You can even find a few hardy types in tiny dinghies, dodging massive ships in the middle of Victoria Harbour. One thing in common with all these fishermen is the size of their catch: these tiny palm sized fish are someone’s dinner tonight. So why is their catch so small?
With Hong Kong being a city by the water one would expect to see a larger number of ferries, and a quick glance at the waters of Victoria Harbour will confirm this. So how many ferry operators and routes are there in Hong Kong?
From my previous posts on Cheung Chau and Lamma Island you might think living the island life in Hong Kong is free and easy. While it might be quieter than life in the urban areas such as Hong Kong Island or Kowloon, transport can be a pain in the neck.
When walking around Lamma Island you would be forgiven for thinking it is a traditional island untouched by the Western world, but you couldn’t be further from the truth – the local community on Lamma Island isn’t like anywhere else in Hong Kong, with a hippy colony reputation. This noticeboard only explains half of the story…
After a trip to the tourist island of Cheung Chau, today I’m headed somewhere much quieter – Lamma Island. Compared to Cheung Chau, Lamma covers five times the land area but has a quarter of the population – 6,000 residents over 13.55 km², and the lifestyle is even more laid back.