|Jetty to Lamma Island|
|Our ferry ride|
|Such a simple way of naming the street|
|Entrance ticket to Lamma Fisherfolk's Village|
|Salted fish were being dried|
We were first given a tour around the place and the fishes that were being bred. Our tour guide, Ming Gor, was an affable man, sharing with us the history of the fishing industry in Hong Kong as well as the adventures he had when he himself was sailing around as a fisherman. He also pointed out information on the fishes on showcase, letting us touch some of them like puffer fish and starfish.
|Adorable puffer fish|
|Baby starfish, no bigger than the Honey Star cereal|
We were also taken to the fishing junk rested besides the village and given a tour on the way of life of those fishermen in the junk. The fishing junk can house a whole family as there are rooms inside the boat for them to sleep in. You will be amazed listening to these traditional ways of living coming out from Ming Gor's mouth.
|Traditional fishing junk|
|You can raise the sail|
|Inside of the fishing junk|
After the tour on the junk boat, we then proceeded to try our hands on the hookless fishing. There was no hook used to catch the fish. Rather, at the end of the fishing rod, a loop was used to first tie the bait (a small fish) and when the prey bit it, you have to pull it up, using the bait itself as a makeshift hook, in a sense. I think I might have lost you here but you just have to try it to believe it.
Overall, Lamma Fisherfolk's Village proves to be an unique way of experiencing Hong Kong other than the usual shopping sprees. If you have an empty slot in your itinerary, consider going to the Lamma Fisherfolk's Village.
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There are 2 types of tickets available for Lamma Fisherfolk's Village; Premium Ticket (adult HK$ 98 or RM 39, child & senior HK$ 78 or RM 31) and Full-Day Ticket (adult HK$ 60 or RM 24, child & senior HK$ 50 or RM 20). Premium package includes 5 village game tickets, 10% discount card on souvenirs, a portion of fishermen's snacks, entrance passes for all exhibitions and shuttle service for Sok Kwu Wan Public Pier to the village whereas full-day ticket includes entrance passes on all exhibitions and shuttle service. Operation hour is from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. For more information on Lamma Fisherfolk's Village, check out their website. As for the ferry schedule to Sok Kwu Wan, click here for Hong Kong & Kowloon Ferry's timetable and here for Chuen Kee Ferry's timetable.