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 Post subject: VV's
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:21 pm 

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I wonder if you guys found Tuk Tuk :( annoying. I had a quick look and didnt see threads complaining about it, so I guess you guys are used to it. I spent a few days in Lamma last week and in general it was a pleasant stay...except.. there were too many Tuk Tuk (tractors?) on the island. It would hv been ok if they were slow and more pedestrians friendly. Most of them were not. I understand they are needed for deliveries where there arent other vehicles allowed in the island. But accidents can easily happen and it surely disturb the Island peace and calmness. Do the drivers even have driving licence? I saw many of them talking on the phone while they are 'driving'.

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 Post subject: Re: Tuk Tuk
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:47 pm 
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They're called VVs -- Village Vehicles.
They are licensed.
You can complain to the police if you see one acting recklessly.

They're noisy, but at least that means you do know when they are coming.

They're not allowed to run most places on the weekends, when there are more people around.

Like snakes and dogshit, if you live here you learn to deal with them.

 Post subject: Re: Tuk Tuk
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:53 am 
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Alan wrote:
Like snakes and dogshit, if you live here you learn to deal with them.

Hahaha, that explains both our different attitudes to living on Lamma, in one single sentence!

I live here, so I've learnt to deal with... wild, almost unspoiled nature on most of the island, amazing sunrises/sunsets, almost no traffic of any kind, friendly dogs/pets, beaches & butterflies, and 67+ nationalities of mostly friendly, fascinating people of many colours, languages, religions and world views.

Yes, we have lots of snakes, dogshit, VVs and other "inconveniences", but they pale in comparison to all the advantages for many of us, like myself.

But Lamma is definitely NOT suitable for most people. Less than 0.1% of HKers has chosen to live here and the population is growing only at 1%/year over the last 10 years (Govt. census), considerably less than the rest of HK.

Reasons? Search these forums or the home page for "reasons to hate/leave Lamma"...

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