March 16, 2005

view near the ferry pier


Lamma Island is the 3rd largest island in HK. The first time I visited, I fell in love with it. The scenery is awe inspiring, the air is clean and I can ride a bike here. There is an interesting mix of locals and ex-pats which I like. I like to live in a culturally diverse place. And the prices for stuff here is even cheaper than what I pay in Yau Ma Tei. I'd have to take a ferry to work but the whole commute (assuming I don't just miss the ferry) should take me about 1 hour which is okay. Right now, my commute is like 45 mins. Rents are very cheap here (by HK standards) because only freaks like me want to live so far away from 24 hour convenience stores and designer clothing shops. While I'm sure I'll be eaten alive by insects, it's better than breathing in exhaust fumes and constantly being surrounded by coughing, sneezing people. The village centers of Lamma have a Kensington Market (in Toronto) kind of feel to them. I've always wanted to live on a tropical island (though Lamma is semi-tropical, that works for me). I can get so much exercise hiking and bicycling. I hope I can make this work out for me.

Posted by Christine at March 16, 2005 09:04 PM

Hello Christine,

Did you make up your mind? Are you moving in? If you need feed back on the real life on the island, don't hesitate to ask. You can also have a look at the "Official Lamma Website" (

Another "freak like you"


Posted by: Jean-Francois (JF) at March 25, 2005 11:43 AM

hmm, I tried to send you an email but it bounced.

Posted by: Christine at March 25, 2005 09:14 PM