Lamma Wind Power Station 南丫風采發電站
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Lamma Wind Power Station 南丫風采發電站

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Lamma Winds began operating on 23 February 2006, and was the first commercial-scale wind turbine in Hong Kong.With the commissioning of the territory’s first commercial-scale wind power station, Lamma Winds, on Lamma Island in February 2006, Hongkong Electric not only turned a new chapter in Hong Kong’s electricity supply history, but also allowed the local community to enjoy for the first time the supply of electricity generated by wind power - one of the many sources of renewable energy available now.

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A: lamma island wind power station viewing platform 風力發電站-觀景台

by njohn, 90 meters away

Hongkong Electric (SEHK: 0006) has installed new equipment at its Lamma Island power station, marking...

lamma island wind power station viewing platform 風力發電站-觀景台

B: Lamma Island Tai Ling 南丫島大嶺風車

by njohn, 160 meters away

Lamma Island is located to the southwest of Hong Kong Island. It has an area of 13.55 km²[2] and is 7...

Lamma Island Tai Ling 南丫島大嶺風車

C: Lo Tik Wan 北南丫島蘆荻灣

by njohn, 560 meters away

先沿家樂徑轉入風車路 一路都仲係有雨 去到風采發電站 影左一輪轉小徑落去蘆荻灣 個天仲係好暗不過就開始收雨 影下行下 落到碼頭跟手沿路行到村尾條路 見條路鋪得好靚話可以行去索罟灣 就係到上山點知去到一半...

Lo Tik Wan 北南丫島蘆荻灣

D: Lo Tik Wan 北南丫島蘆荻灣碼頭

by njohn, 630 meters away

漁民團體聯會主席張少強和漁業聯盟姜紹輝都說,黃立鯧在中層水域覓食,不會吃到浮在水面的膠粒,「早上收到漁護署在南丫島蘆荻灣魚類養殖區發現紅潮,可能水質問題致死。」今天的行程從南丫島的索罟灣出發, 途經模達...

Lo Tik Wan 北南丫島蘆荻灣碼頭

E: Lama Island Beach

by Milan Rademakers, 780 meters away

Lama Island Beach

F: Lama Island viewpoint

by Milan Rademakers, 1.4 km away

Lama Island viewpoint

G: Ex-Lamma Quarry Area at Sok Kwu Wan 南丫島索罟-灣鹿洲石礦場

by njohn, 1.5 km away


Ex-Lamma Quarry Area at Sok Kwu Wan 南丫島索罟-灣鹿洲石礦場

H: West Lamma Island

by Felix Oehl, 1.8 km away

Shot just off the path from Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan from 300ft up on a lovely, sunny Sunday

West Lamma Island

I: The Lake of Lamma Island 南丫島人工湖@鹿洲石礦場

by njohn, 1.9 km away


The Lake of Lamma Island 南丫島人工湖@鹿洲石礦場

J: Lamma Lake 南丫島鹿洲石礦場-人工湖

by njohn, 1.9 km away


Lamma Lake 南丫島鹿洲石礦場-人工湖

This panorama was taken in Hong Kong

This is an overview of Hong Kong

Overview and History

Hong Kong sits on the south coast of China, on the Pearl River Delta. It's got a population of more than seven million people and is one of the most densely populated places on earth. It also appears to be putting into place the template for population management, which cities around the world will be implementing as soon as they can afford it. More on that later.

Archaeological evidence dates human activity beneath present-day Hong Kong back to the stone age. The area was first settled by people from the mainland during the Han dynasty, around the beginning of the common era (the P.C. term for when B.C. changed to A.D. Whoa!)

For hundreds of years, Hong Kong was a small fishing community and haven for travelers, with a few pirates here and there. Then whitey showed up.

Western influence reached China at the beginning of the 15th century, when all those great explorers in boats were cruising for loot in strange and mysterious places. Tea and silk were the commodities connecting eastern Europe to China, and Hong Kong was known as a safe harbor through which to pass. When you're carrying the Queen's tea, it's especially important to avoid ARRRRRRguments with pirates. Hyuk hyuk hyuk.

Seriously folks -- in the eighteenth century Britain was doing a booming business with China, offering Indian opium to balance their extensive purchases of fine porcelains and everything else. The opium was ordained to be for medicinal purposes only, of course.

Well, as you may imagine, the Chinese got sick of opium fiends junking up the place, so they attempted to stop the British suppliers, to no avail. The Opium Wars resulted and ended with China ceding Hong Kong to the British, in fear of their massive naval power. This took place in the year 1841.

Colonization soon followed, Hong Kong shot up in value as an international port, and its population increased dramatically. In 1898 Britain acquired additional territories on a 99 year lease -- expiring in 1997. Does that year sound familiar? Read on.

In the 20th century Hong Kong changed hands several times. The British surrendered it to Japan during World War Two, then took it back after Japan's defeat, then gave it to China later. Immediately following the war, Hong Kong served as a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of Chinese refugees, while the Chinese National Government was losing its civil war against communist leadership.

The population of Hong Kong exploded as corporations seeking to escape Chinese isolationism arrived and set up shop. Cheap labor in the textile and manufacturing industries steadily built up the economy and ensured foreign investment. By the end of the 20th century Hong Kong had become a financial mammoth offering banking services to the world.

In 1997 Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule with a few stipulations in place to guarantee its economic autonomy, as much as possible. The phrase "one country, two systems" was coined by the Chinese to describe the relationship between the mainland and Hong Kong.

Getting There

Well, where do you want to get to from the Hong Kong International Airport? There are ferries servicing six mainland ports in the Pearl River Delta Region. Airport Express Railway connects directly to downtown Hong Kong, and it has been rated the best airport in the world multiple times.

The Airport Express Railway will get you into Hong Kong in about an hour, for $100. Public buses cost $10 and take a little longer. For direct service to your hotel you can take one of the hotel's private buses ($120+) or a taxi ($300+). As you can see, waiting time is optional for those who can afford it.

Here's a little blurb on travel times, with further information for access to nearby cities (cross-boundary transport).


Grab an Octopus card when you arrive. Octopus is the world's first electronic ticket-fare card system and the Hong Kong public transportation system is the world leader in people-moving. 90% of Hong Kongers get around on public transportation.

Octopus covers the Airport Rail line, buses, ferries, the rapid-transit MTR network, supermarkets, fast food outlets, phone booths... It's how to get around the cashless economy.

Nevermind the microchip built into it, you'll get used to having one of those on you at all times -- and soon they'll be internal! What do I mean? Many schools in Hong Kong even use the Octopus card to check attendance, because you read the card's data with an external scanner from a distance. This will the global norm soon. What if that chip is installed in your body? It's in the works baby!

The hilly Hong Kong terrain also demands some special modes of transportation. If you've been to Pittsburgh, you may have some idea of how cool it is to ride a cable car up the side of a mountain, overlooking a majestic harbor and city. Multiply that by about ten thousand and you've got Hong Kong: vertical-travel trams, moving sidewalks, and the world's longest outdoor escalator system.

People and Culture

The local currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) which is pegged to the U.S. dollar. Official languages are Chinese and English.  You're on your own, baby!  Dive into the swarming, throbbing, pulsing, crawling and teeming mix!

Things to do & Recommendations

The Peak Tower and its shopping Galleria are the biggest tourist attraction in Hong Kong so don't miss it.

Cool off in the Kowloon Park public indoor swimming pool!

After that, go see what's happening at the Hong Kong Fringe Club, a non-profit organisation which puts together exhibitions for international artists and performers.

Organize sports fans flock to the Hong Kong Stadium, but there's good news for disorganized sportistas too -- Mountain biking is now legal in the parks! Have at it, baby!

All this excitement is going to make you hungry. Springtime is traditionally the time to celebrate seafood, summer is for fruits, and winter steams with hot pot soups to keep you warm.

The best thing to do is go and find some dim sum. Dozens of plates of tasty small items, sort of like sushi but it's cooked, and the varieties are endless.

Since you won't be able to walk down the street without complete and total sensory overload, I'll just whap in the Hong Kong tourist board's guide to dining and leave you to your intuition.

Good luck, take it slow and above all -- DON'T SPIT OUT YOUR CHEWING GUM ON THE SIDEWALK. Gum is legal but there's a $500 fine for intentional littering. Enjoy!

Text by Steve Smith.

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