Lamma is the third largest outlying islands in Hong Kong with an area of 13.47 km2. It is also known as Y Island due to its island shape and its location at the south of Hong Kong.
Lamma has a population not exceeding 10,000 people. Majority of which are foreigners, who value the peace of quiet of the rural lifestyle. Lamma is an ideal place for great escapes from busy city life. By taking a ferry, the travelling time between Central Pier 4 and Lamma is only 30 minutes.
Lamma is a holiday resort desired by the people of Hong Kong during weekend. During recent years, more people love Lamma and purchase home thereat. A car-free island separate the noise and exhaust emission from vehicles. Most of the buildings in Lamma are low-rise residence.
Lamma is a low pollution island in rich of green hills, beautiful bays and fresh seafood. Mr. Chow Yun-fat, a Hong Kong actor best known in Asia, was born in Lamma Island. Residents of the island are proud of him.
A comfortable and unforgettable trail linking the major villages between Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan. Visitors can soak up the beautiful scenery along the way. Other trial of Lamma develop in relation and access to Mount Stenhouse at island south. For those visitors enjoying the abundant sunshine, they are gathered at Hung Shing Yeh Beach and Lo So Shing Beach. However, owing to its rugged terrain, Lamma has very small area of farmland. Rocky and bare hilltops dominate the island’s grassy lower slopes. Archeologists have associated it with some of the earliest settlements in Hong Kong.
In the past, transportation was the main factor to hinder the development of Lamma. Upon the completion of piers at Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan in 1960’s as well as subsequent improvement of ferry service, Lamma has attracted more and more people from local and abroad to visit and settle down. Thus Lamma has become an island mixing the Chinese and Western cultures.
At present, the ferry service linking Lamma with Hong Kong are mainly the routes heading to Central. They are operated by Hong Kong & Kowloon Ferry Limited for Yung Shue Wan route and Sok Kwu Wan route.