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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 11:10 am 
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Somebody just told me about a proposed Guinness World Record attempt: Lamma as the most cosmopolitan village in the world, with the most nationalities of any village.

He counted all his friends' and acquaintances' nationalities and got up to 49!
Pretty impressive, but he's a popular guy.

Nancy just mentioned that in the Waterfront "one night there were 5 Filipinas, 1 Indonesian, 1 American, 1 Malaysian, 1 Singaporean, 3 Chinese, 2 English, 1 Australian, and 1 German."

We should do this as an informal count and setting a few ground rules like the person has to have a passport from that country and Lamma being their main residence.

How many people of different nationalities do YOU know living here? This might also make a great party and BBQ game. List the nationalities you know personally (and are sure about) in a message, no need for names for now.

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i have often spoken about this on my travels, telling people we probably cover 80% or more of the planet on our sunny little isle.
I have often thought that a shop could have a world map, and we could stick coloured pins in the different countries to show off a bit.
If you say 'English' then you discount the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish. NOBODY has an English passport, not even the queen! We all have 'British' passports. As there are actually 4 nationalities in Britain, we could expand the list by 4 countries!
You will also need to edit your topic though.
I know an Equadorian, an Argentinian and a couple of Welsh so theres a start! There used to be a Cook Islander and a Samoan, but dont know if they are still around.

Good idea Lamma Gung! Now where are we gonna put that map? Any takers from the Lamma business community?

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Actually, the Queen doesn't have a passport at all.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/OutPut/Page4871.asp
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As a British passport is issued in the name of Her Majesty, it is unnecessary for The Queen to possess one.


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Thats right, I did know that, but it slipped under the radar.
Anyway, if she gets pulled at immigration let me know, she can borrow mine, she can get a work visa as well!

Like your avatar by the way, suave!


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Here's my list for Pak Kok:

American
Austrialian
Bahamian
Canadian
Chinese (mainland)
Danish
English
French
German
Hong Konger
Indian
Indonisian
Israeli
Japanese
Mexican
New Zealander
Pakistani
Pinoy
Russian
Spanish
Sri-Lankan
Thai
Ukranian
Welsh


So all we need is a:

Korean
Lithuanian
Omani
Qatari
Venezualen
Xenophopic person
Yugoslavian (?) / Yukan
Zambian (me, but no passport for it)

A-Z!


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I'm Dutch so you can add that to the list. I lived in Oman and Venezuela if that helps!
Don't forget our Senegalese friends and the Turks, our resident Austrian and a few South Africans. There is a Chilean woman down the road as well as a Moroccan and Japanese.


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Ingmar,

No it doesnt..

a) do you live in PK or YSW? If you answer YSW hit the back button.
b) which passport do you have?

Its not that hard.


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Great count so far!
Its time to take it forward Lamma Gung, please add it to next months blog and we will get a big response.
Any ideas on a shop to put up a map yet? I wll speak with Emily at the ice-cream shop soon, seems like she would be into it!

We really could have a big gathering and photo shoot soon, AND contact the Guiness Book of Records!
No sight of the Irish yet then?


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Insomniac,

I don't give a toss about Pak Kok so shall ignore my back button.

Seeing as I said I am Dutch in my post it would be a fairly good guess that i have a Dutch passport.

You're right, it's not that hard.


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OK, there are a few more nationalities I know to add to the ones mentioned above. Yung Shue Wan, Pak Kok, Hung Shing Yeh, Sok Kwu Wan, Mo Tat Wan, ANYWHERE on Lamma, please.

Italian,
Finnish,
Swiss,
Malaysian,
Nepali,

We're still far from 50 so far...

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I thought that there wasn't any chance of Guinness actually taking such a record seriously. But looking at their site, they have a number of remarkably pointless and silly "records".

Closest to this seems: "The record for the <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/modern_society/people_and_places/most_nationalities_in_a_sauna.aspx"> most nationalities in a sauna</a> is 38, achieved by participants from 38 different countries at an event held by Kobe Sauna & Spa in Kobe, Japan on October 17, 2004."

But I think we have little to no chance of being being No 1. For instance, I guess Greenwich Village New York, and probably some places in Thailand (Phuket, Pattaya, say) would score higher on the expat resident stakes. You'd have to restrict the definition of "village" rather strictly to have a chance.


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That doesn't surprise me. I believe in Japan, ALL the other nationalities are dumped into one spa/sauna for the sake of hygiene


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Alan wrote:
"The record for the <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/modern_society/people_and_places/most_nationalities_in_a_sauna.aspx"> most nationalities in a sauna</a> is 38

That's a great idea if the "village" angle doesn't work out.

Most nationalities in a bar, maybe?
Most nationalities on a 700 sqft rooftop?

Actually, I'm not so fixated on the Guinness angle, it's not that important. But having a pretty good idea on the number of nationalities living here would be great, I think, for its own sake, a fine Lamma-zine story and a great conversation starter, especially with visitors and non-islanders.

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How about most nationalities in/on a village vehicle?


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For a distinctly Lamma record, most nude nationalities dancing round a Maypole.


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And LG can do the revealing photo shoot.
Should up the tourism.
Is nudity allowed in Hong Kong or is it against the law?

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Yes, that would make a really fine photo opportunity!

These are all great suggestions for locations! A few more and we might put them to the vote.

Not sure about legality of nudity in HK, but at least on Lamma it seems to be OK, as long as nobody lodges a formal complaint to the police. Even walking nude at noon through Main Street will not get you fined, as long as you don't bother anybody. But the police will stop you, cover you up and send you home, according to a recent example.

Alan, I didn't know that clothing was optional at the May Pole dance? The photos I've published in the past were nudity-free. Maybe they wait till all photographers have left before taking their swimsuits off?

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Lamma has a claim, which has caught my interest. But why the fixation on the 'Guiness Book of Records'. Wikkipedia's entry is more used. Number of drums banged in a room (HK's latest attempt) WTF? Most people eating Kimchi (Korea) WTF? :)


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add a couple of Brazilians to the list too LG


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Rach wrote:
add a couple of Brazilians to the list too LG


!!!! L-G and Brazilian should not be in the same sentence!

Will the young lady get a Brazilian passport Rach? I saw her briefly the other day- both of you looking very well!


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