The Village of Yung Shue Wan
Island District of Hong Kong
Escaping the bustling city life of Hong Kong is as easy as hoping on a ferry and take a comfortable 30 minutes ride from Central to the city of Yung Shue Wan. The small village lies on one of the many outlying islands called Lamma Island that belong to the territory of the city state. The moment you arrive on the island you probably immediately understand that this island and the community living here is different to other places in Hong Kong. There are no cars and apartments are restricted to be built within an area of 800 square feet per floor.
It is a place for people pursuing a different life style. With the good connection to central Hong Kong many people who work in the heart of the city chose to live a quite life far away from the busy streets of Hong Kong islands. No doubt there are thousands of visitors that strole the small alleys of the three villages on the island. It is an invitation for hikers and exploreres. After the sunset when most of the toursist took the ferry back to the main island, the streets get quiet and you understand why this place is different. there is a strong community among the citizens. A lot of creative people life here in one of the small houses and beautiful small apartments. Many expatriates call this place there new home. The spirit is strong here.
Take a walk and find your way through the tropical trees before you get to the wonderful Hung Shin Ye beach which is nicely placed in a small cove on the other side of the village of Yung Shue Wan. The only caveat is the ugly looking power plant that can been seen already from far away and unfortunately gives the island a very strange but unique look.
Lamma Island is different and a place for peace and relaxation that attracts people who are looking for a different life style. The many beaches, wonderful restaurants and hiking trails are always worth a visit and the island is waiting to be explored. (S)
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photography & text by Sebastian Schlueter