Tag Archives: Outlying Islands

Living the island life isn’t easy

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.

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Lamma: Isle of the Gweilo

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…

Community flyers on Lamma Island
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Lamma Island: a sleepy little hideaway

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.

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Daytrip to Cheung Chau

Hong Kong is a territory of many islands – 236 of them all up. The majority are uninhabited, a few have become part of the urban area, but a handful survive as tourist resorts – Cheung Chau is one of the latter.

Walking the dog on the narrow streets on Cheung Chau Continue reading

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