Going to Lamma Island for a fish dinner is one of the traditions my Seattle born daughter-in-law remembers from her growing up years visiting her extended family in Hong Kong. Lucky us. We have been able to participate in this Lee family activity, making it our own tradition.
It’s a wonderful getaway and contrast to the high energy big city buzz of Kowloon or Central.
We think of Hong Kong as a big sprawling city but actually it is an archipelago with 260 islands in the group.
Lamma Island, the second or third largest in the group depending upon which guide book one reads, was an isolated fishing village until World War II. In the 1980s and 1990s, it drew hippie Ex-pats and New Agers. It’s a grassy, hilly undeveloped place where about 6, 000 people live now who value the peace and quiet.
On weekends it tends to attract a lot of day tripper tourists.
To get to Lamma Island, we took a 30 minute ride on public ferry to one side of the island, getting off at the small resort village and home to the fishing industry.
We meandered through a small village and headed off on a three mile hike over a hill to the other side, stopping by a beach, a small temple and looking out at the fish farms and power plant. Eventually we ended up where we would meet up with more family members for dinner at their favorite Rainbow Seafood.
We sat on a terrace where we could watch the boats come in and out. After wards the restaurant ferry took us back to the Kowloon side of Hong Kong.
Hope you enjoy my visual representation of this adventure. My favorite photo ops were seafood tanks and the small boats in the harbors.
This stopped me in my tracks. I wonder if it is left over from the Hippie days on Lamma Island? I suspect there’s a story behind this pig painting.