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Lamma Island, Hong Kong

Lamma is situated only 3km off the south west coast of Hong Kong Island. The island is Hong Kong's third largest being about 6km in length and quite narrow being about 2.5kms at its widest point. Apart from a large power station built in 1972 on the western side of the island which supplies energy to Hong Kong Island and a recent solitary wind turbine the island is virtually unspoiled and something of a contrast to its outlying island neighbours Cheung Chau and Peng Chau. It has a population of around 5,000 of which the vast majority live in the two main villages, Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan.

The island is very rural with some rugged scenery with granite hills dominated by the 353 metre peak of Mount Stenhouse (Shan Tei Tong) in the south, as well as tiny settlements and quiet beaches. As with its neighbouring islands there are no cars, just bicycles, motorised carts and miniature emergency vehicles.

Lamma has a very “relaxed” feel to it with a slow pace of life which has made it popular with people seeking cheap accommodation and an alternative bohemian type of lifestyle. There are many western ex-pats in the community, some of whom have lived there since the “hippy/flower power” days of the late sixties/early seventies. The island is well known for its seafood restaurants which are popular with locals, visitors and corporate guests of some of Hong Kong’s leading businesses.
Lamma beach from afar
Lamma beach from afar
home made fish paste
home made fish paste
Famed Ah Po Dou Fu Fa (must stop)
Famed Ah Po Dou Fu Fa (must stop)
receding tide
receding tide
couple
couple
under the shade
under the shade
dog loo
dog loo
Lamma beach
Lamma beach
Lamma's quiet corner
Lamma's quiet corner
ocean view
ocean view
this powers up Hong Kong
this powers up Hong Kong
beautiful bay view
beautiful bay view
from the viewing tower (cloudy day), Lamma Island Hong Kong
from the viewing tower (cloudy day), Lamma Island Hong Kong
from the viewing tower (sunny day)
from the viewing tower (sunny day)
Sok Kwu Wan
Sok Kwu Wan
Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
guess house
guess house
yum cha !
yum cha !
fresh sea food
fresh sea food
island apartments
island apartments
floating fishing village
floating fishing village
floating fishing farm
floating fishing farm
low tide
low tide
temple
temple
Chinese New Year Red Lantern
Chinese New Year Red Lantern
the famed rainbow seafood restaurant
the famed rainbow seafood restaurant
inside Sok Kwu Wan
inside Sok Kwu Wan
seafood restaurants
seafood restaurants
giant spider
giant spider
boats
boats
cute couple
cute couple
Yung Shu Wan Ferry Terminal
Yung Shu Wan Ferry Terminal
departing
departing
Man in the Net
Man in the Net
Rainbow Seafood Restaurant at night
Rainbow Seafood Restaurant at night
Sok Kwu Wan
Sok Kwu Wan
seafood in a tank
seafood in a tank
Sok Kwu Wan at night
Sok Kwu Wan at night
soaking up that sun
soaking up that sun
fishing village
fishing village
Old Fashion Advertising Board
Old Fashion Advertising Board
not so busy Hong Kong
not so busy Hong Kong
best coffee on the island
best coffee on the island
happy couple
happy couple
smile
smile
golden glow
golden glow
nice trek
nice trek
mission accomplished
mission accomplished
Slippery Slop
Slippery Slop
Morning Stroll
Morning Stroll
artwork
artwork
Packed with People over Chinese New Year
Packed with People over Chinese New Year
The Book Man of Lamma
The Book Man of Lamma
Rubbish Bins
Rubbish Bins
Notices
Notices
Bull Dog
Bull Dog
Bonsai
Bonsai
Shadows
Shadows
Grandma Makes Bean curd
Grandma Makes Bean curd
Everyone Stops at Grandma's for a Bowl
Everyone Stops at Grandma's for a Bowl
I Love CATS
I Love CATS
Japanese Dog
Japanese Dog
Man on the Hill
Man on the Hill
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