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    In the event that you do miss the last boat to Lamma, has anyone got any good recommendations for a last-minute overnight hotel option in Central (closest to the Central Ferry Piers?) Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by dossier:
    In the event that you do miss the last boat to Lamma, has anyone got any good recommendations for a last-minute overnight hotel option in Central (closest to the Central Ferry Piers?) Thanks
    No hotel, but when I was living on Lamma a few decades ago I sometimes went to Aberdeen to take a Gaido back to Yung Shu Wan. Had a friend who once couldn't find a Gaido that suit his price idea and swam back. Drunk of course. He was sober when he arrive Lamma a few hours later.

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    I did google this, but can't seem to find any news - but there was some story a few years back about Japanese style "pod hotel" coming to HK - that would be perfect if there was one in Central - as it would just be for the odd emergency where you need somewhere to sleep for the night


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    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof:
    No hotel, but when I was living on Lamma a few decades ago I sometimes went to Aberdeen to take a Gaido back to Yung Shu Wan. Had a friend who once couldn't find a Gaido that suit his price idea and swam back. Drunk of course. He was sober when he arrive Lamma a few hours later.
    Seriously? I'm wondering now just how often lamma residents do this to get back for free.

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    Is there no private "water taxi" service available anywhere between HK and the Outlying islands on demand?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dossier:
    Is there no private "water taxi" service available anywhere between HK and the Outlying islands on demand?
    There are a few Sampans that provide water taxi service from the Aberdeen pier and Lamma, both north and south. A reservation will assure a seat but one can wait. Service does run most of the night but the older lady who basically has the only night service now will shut down early sometimes due to lack of demand. Neighbors have informed me there used to be more Sampans in the past but fuel prices made it tough to be competitive at night. The fare cost does fluctuate with rides to the south or north parts of Lamma running between 120-200HKD depending upon the time. It is also convenient for late night flights back to HK.
    Last edited by biffski; 21-05-2015 at 02:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:
    Seriously? I'm wondering now just how often lamma residents do this to get back for free.
    That is basically impossible, due to currents in the Lamma channel, day or night. One will drown or get cut in half by a cargo ship. End of discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biffski:
    That is basically impossible, due to currents in the Lamma channel, day or night. One will drown or get cut in half by a cargo ship. End of discussion.
    Well, it was done. Not much traffic at night, but vessels should be avoided. Helps to be a good swimmer too.

    $120-200 for the trip? Sounds cheap then. I remember it was $100+ some decades ago. The boats were really small open boats with a 80+ year old gold-toothed ladies steering them.

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    decades ago she was 80+, just wonder how old she is now
    picture this: you're 80% drunk, it's a bit rain and foggy night, then a 90+ year old gold-toothed lady approached you with a smile and offer "hey, you wanna have a ride?"


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