5 Mar – Jumbo Floating Restaurant or Jumbo Kingdom – the enduring Hong Kong attraction that has been featured in a number of movies and hosted Queen Elizabeth up to now, shall be suspending its each day operation till additional discover.
As reported on Mingpao, the restaurant owned by Melco Worldwide Growth, introduced the unhappy information on 2 March, saying, “This resolution has been taken in mild of the extreme influence Covid-19 has had on the eating places’ enterprise. We’ll proceed to watch the industrial outlook for Jumbo and can present any related updates in the end.”
First opened in 1976 by Macau on line casino tycoon Stanley Ho, the Aberdeen Harbour attraction has been one of the vital iconic locations in Hong Kong, and featured in lots of Hollywood and Hong Kong motion pictures alike together with “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974), “Contagion” (2011), and The Protector” (1985).
Followers of Stephen Chow would additionally recognise the restaurant because the set for the ultimate act of the film, “God of Cookery”, by which the actor’s character competed in a cooking competitors to regain his standing because the God of Cookery.
Nancy Sit, who additionally visitor starred within the mentioned movie, expressed her disappointment over the indefinite hiatus, saying, “I’ve usually gone there to drink and movie exhibits. Individuals additionally bear in mind the scene the place I sat on the dragon chair and ate the “sorrowful rice” [on “God of Cookery”]. Many vacationers would come to go to the positioning and we’d additionally take our visitors to the restaurant for seafood.”
“It is a pity that it’s closed now. I hope the epidemic will go instantly,” she added.
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