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Hong Kong's famous Jumbo Floating Restaurant towed away after half a century


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 Hong Kong's Jumbo Floating Restaurant, a famed but ageing tourist attraction that featured in multiple Cantonese and Hollywood films, was towed out of the city on Tuesday (Jun 14) after years of revitalisation efforts went nowhere.

The buoyant behemoth, which at 76m long could house 2,300 diners, set out shortly before noon from the southern Hong Kong Island typhoon shelter where it has sat for nearly half a century.

Designed like a Chinese imperial palace and once considered a must-see landmark, the restaurant drew visitors from Queen Elizabeth II to Tom Cruise, and featured in several films - including Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, about a deadly global pandemic.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/hong-kong-jumbo-floating-restaurant-towed-out-2745671?

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Hong Kong: Iconic floating Jumbo restaurant sinks

A floating restaurant that was a famous Hong Kong landmark has sunk, days after it was towed away from the harbour where it operated for nearly 50 years.

The Jumbo restaurant capsized in the South China Sea while on its way to an undisclosed location, its parent company said.

Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises said it was "very saddened by the incident" but that no crew members were injured.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-61875061

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Mystery deepens as owners say Hong Kong floating restaurant has not sunk

perhaps under pressure from authorities to pass on more information about the apparent wreckage, ARE said on Thursday that the vessel and accompanying tugboat were still in waters near the islands, and therefore reports that the boat had sunk were “inaccurate”. ARE’s PR representatives said on Friday that it was still afloat but that rescue work would be “extremely difficult” due to the depth of the water.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/24/mystery-deepens-as-owners-say-hong-kong-floating-restaurant-has-not-sunk

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