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It is still on the waterfront, and still an eysore. It would bloke the view of Lantau island for children and minders using the playground. You would lose that wonderful sunset and the sea breeze. A police station In YSW ought not to be visible. I would prefer that it be built near the fire station. Above the village.

If they really wanted to be radical, the cops could tunnel into the the hillslope by the reclamation. Just have a periscope peeking out .


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The whole reason the reclamation was built at huge expense was to create land for goverment buildings. So if it's not a police station, it will be something else.


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High Plains Drifter wrote:
It is still on the waterfront, and still an eysore.

Have you *seen* the rest of the YSW waterfront? ;p


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May I suggest that the residents of Lamma hold a YSW Waterfront Design Competition. If someone comes up with an idea that allows for a more natural environment, with trees and lanscaping, then the gov. itself might take it on board.

I quite like the recently built sitting- out area facing Stanley Bay, on HK. There are shops selling cold drinks, amongst other things. There is some distinctive tarpaulin canopy work and nice decking. What it seriously lacks though, are trees. It could however, become a starting point for a typical waterfront design.

I would hate to see YSW, already commercialised, become like Stanley, though that may happen at Lo So Shing, on South Lamma. I believe that a boat service already connects Stanley Village with Lo So Shing. I would be sick if the YSW waterfront were to take on the characteristic of Peng Chau...

Anyway, best of luck getting what you want ...


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So, you're all happy to have a cop shop on your waterfront, or am I wasting my time with my suggestions?


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High Plains Drifter wrote:
So, you're all happy to have a cop shop on your waterfront, or am I wasting my time with my suggestions?


It probably is inevitable.

As I said, that is the reason the reclamation was made.


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If we look back to just the recent past, we will see that the Govt. scrapped it's huge plan for a so called "super-prison', to have been built on reclaimed land off of Hei Ling Chau. All due to public pressure.

Likewise, the China Light & Power Company decided against commiting itself to building a gas storage facility on one of the Soko Island's. Again, this due to determined public pressure, backed up by cogent arguments.

Having a viable alternative for the site at large in YSW, would be a very good thing. It is your island, you must make a claim for it's use. It necessarily involves a bit of work. Self-defeating arguments are just so...self-defeating.

Mine's a pint of cider, thanks.


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High Plains Drifter wrote:
If we look back to just the recent past, we will see that the Govt. scrapped it's huge plan for a so called "super-prison', to have been built on reclaimed land off of Hei Ling Chau. All due to public pressure.

Those were all much, much larger projects. And in this case, the reclamation is already there.


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Likewise, the China Light & Power Company decided against commiting itself to building a gas storage facility on one of the Soko Island's. Again, this due to determined public pressure, backed up by cogent arguments.

Having a viable alternative for the site at large in YSW, would be a very good thing. It is your island, you must make a claim for it's use. It necessarily involves a bit of work. Self-defeating arguments are just so...self-defeating.

Great. And those cogent arguments are?
And the alternative sites?

I personally find it hard to care. There's already a waste storage facility. In a couple of years there will be a sewage plant. It will be a smelly semi-industrial zone of ugly concrete blocks. A police station will probably be the most pleasant thing there.


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If you ,personally, find it hard to care, then why bother to reply ?


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High Plains Drifter wrote:
If you ,personally, find it hard to care, then why bother to reply ?


You were trying very hard to provoke a response.
Sorry if it's not what you wanted.

But conversely, you failed to respond to my questions.
Try addressing the actual issues and you might get somewhere.


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Alright children, let's get out our crayons and pencils and start drawing, shall we...


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I think a new super-prison could improve the Lamma economy greatly. We should put a bid in.


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One can only try.

Cynicism has it's place.

The world belongs to the under 20's...

Once again, I wish Lamma luck. I do have faith in it's inhabitants'.


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New photos from a few days ago, plus maps and artist impressions.
The construction of our new harbourside YSW police station has started. Completion by March 2013, one year from today.

The construction of the Activity Room just besides it (so the police can keep a really close eyes on people having too much fun in there?) has already started as well, probably completed later this year as it'll be open-air.


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Splendid design work by the Architectural Services Dept. Perhaps we should also have a small garrison of PLA troops stationed there - I'm sure YLF would approve.

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Still no idea what they will do with the existing police facilities at Hung Shing Yeh and Main Street.

Surely one or both will close? But they refuse to respond on what will be done.

Maybe they're taking bids for a luxury shopping mall, as at the former Tsim Sha Tsui Marine Police headquarters.

Lamma Shanghai Tang?


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Well, when I asked our Police Chief and his expat Aberdeen Marine Police boss a few months ago during the public consultation of this new station, they said:

Policebox on Main Street: no change

Hung Shing Yeh police station: returned to the Govt. after the move. They claim to have no plans at all yet what to do with it, or the police guys don';t know them.
But Govt. would accept suggestions from interested parties, including NGOs and other good causes.
It's actually quite cozy in there, but only if your visit in there was voluntary.

Anybody's got a good use for a little, safe hilltop fortress with barbed wire fence and (probably) a cannon tower?

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Lamma-Gung wrote:
Anybody's got a good use for a little, safe hilltop fortress with barbed wire fence and (probably) a cannon tower?


I'll take it for $4000/month.


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Too late, I've applied already!
Alan, you're #279 in the waiting list now....

It would make a nice, worldwide HQ for Lamma.com.hk Inc., well-protected and safe from angry readers who don't agree with critical comments posted in this forum and occasionally blame me personally for them, or blame me for not deleting them. Well, so far so good, no threats of physical violence this year yet.

Free speech is still an alien concept to many HK people, including Lammaites.

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