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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:26 am 
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If anyone is thinking of moving to Lamma from the city or abroad consider these
incoveniences:

1. Paying $10,000 for a flat that was previously rented ( months earlier) to a local for $4,800.
2. Thousands of weekend tourists blocking all the streets.
3. Poisonous snakes, giant centipedes and spiders.
4. No big supermarkets.
5. Packs of semi-wild dogs running around.
6. Living next to an illegal guest house with 12 H.K. students partying till 6am.
7. Drugs...... Ketamine, Cocaine and Grass easy to buy.
8. Noisy dogs on balconies and rooftops, barking till 6 am.
9. Local land owners dumping bags of rubbish/concrete into ponds and ditches.
10. Weekend ethnic minority parties singing Celine Dion's 'my heart will go on and on and on' with their Karaoke.

The list goes on.....

No1 is a form of amusement and and a major concern for our future rental prices.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:55 am 
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A big pat on the back Bruce!

More reasons to avoid Lamma....


Speeding village vehicles and mountain bikers.

Skol beer addicts.

A new methodone clinic forcast to open in early 2012. (A benefit to the community really)

Everywhere turning into a construction site.

A large amount of landfill for new construction sites.

Reclamation of Yung Shue Wan harbour.

Pathways being dug up all over Lamma.










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Bye guys. See you around.


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Hmmmm....these could be reasons either to avoid Lamma or to put some energy into making it better. It is easy to sit around and complain (sorry if you are people who have been working for improvements); it takes energy to make positive changes. Yes, there are lots of problems here, but for me it is better to be here where there is a semblance of nature than to be surrounded by concrete and diesel fumes somewhere else. Here there are ways to build or be a part of a community, which for me is more satisfying than living in a high-rise where no one speaks to each other.

And I think poisonous snakes are one of Lamma's great assets!


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Nancy, yes I am all for making a difference as well.

Whereas changing the mindset of the local property magnates may be difficult without the cooperation of the Lands and Building Departments, there is a great deal that can be done to affect the behavior of our fellow residents.

One thing in particular that always annoys me is the number of westerners who think it is ok to bring a dog into a restaurant or eating place, when they know they cannot do it in their own country - and the number of restauranteurs who allow it to happen.

I am sure that if made a formal complaint there would be a file opened, and the FEHDs would do lots of inspections, so why not just take the hint?


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THIS IS NOT A COMPLAINT.
THINK ABOUT IT.


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To protect yourself, deter anyone thinking of paying more than 6/7k for a 700 sq ft. Property.
IF WANT TO PAY MORE, GO TO DISCOVERY BAY!


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brucelee wrote:
THIS IS NOT A COMPLAINT.
THINK ABOUT IT.


Ok I've thought about it. Are you going to enlighten me?


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shapogung wrote:
One thing in particular that always annoys me is the number of westerners who think it is ok to bring a dog into a restaurant or eating place, when they know they cannot do it in their own country - and the number of restauranteurs who allow it to happen.

I am sure that if made a formal complaint there would be a file opened, and the FEHDs would do lots of inspections, so why not just take the hint?


As far as I have seen, these are mostly tourists from a certain nearby country who bring dogs to restaurants and make them sit at the table on chairs. There's no complaining about them.


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On ya, Bruce.

Unfortunately, as usual, some people didn't seem to get the message, or maybe they are not aware of what’s happening with the Lamma property market.

Maybe you should have included a note along these lines: "For anyone contemplating moving to Lamma , and especially HK Island residents who think Lamma is cheap and are prepared to pay any ridiculous rental asked for by greedy landlords, the following are some of the reasons why you should avoid moving to Lamma.”

Some more reasons to avoid Lamma....

- All current residents would be grateful as they wouldn’t live in constant fear of their rents increasing
- There are no taxis on Lamma
- Unlike Mid-levels , Po Wah Yuen and Tai Peng don’t have an escalator.


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THANKS NICBUD
YOU GOT IT!


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I love Lamma that's why i live here.
there are many things to be celebrated about this wonderful island

community, (I have never lived in a place where I've known my neighbours so well)
Friendliness (complete strangers greet you all over this island).
Beauty (lots of lovely gems hidden all over the isle).
Kindness (wonderful people drop little gifts on the doorstep, bananas, cakes, flowers).

I think this is such a unique living experience as a westerner, I love boarding that ferry in the evening and coming back to peace and tranquility.


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Come on, we are trying to keep the rents down ...


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i could feel the rent go up slightly then.

Forgot to mention the increase in crime......


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Maybe you should hang around outside the Lamma estate agents at weekends and advise any prospective yuppie renters who are currently paying 10k-15k for a shoe box in Sheung Wan that Bruce will beat them severely if they rent anything for more than 8k. And that HK Mag story about us being the coolest island wasn't true and the bay will soon be concreted over. Maybe skip that last bit, townies might actually like it - try mooching a bit instead, maybe ask them to buy you a drink, then say you have to run off to the hippie commune. We need to keep our old image to stop them.


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Did they ever find a really giant python that may have been connected to the disappearance of some pets?


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Tally Ho wrote:
... maybe ask them to buy you a drink, then say you have to run off to the hippie commune. We need to keep our old image to stop them.


Yeah, and quickly drag them into a really intense conversation about the nature of reality whilst referring to them as "man" and asking them if they're "lizard breadheads".


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Not to mention two violent deaths recently.


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I have a 3 metre Burmese python in the swamp next to my flat. Want to see it?
A beautiful creature, but maybe responsible for eating a few cats.
Thats nature.


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