Jumbo Floating Restaurant: The world’s largest ‘Jumbo Floating Restaurant’
The world’s largest ‘jumbo floating restaurant’ has sunk in the South China Sea, a tourist attraction in Hong Kong. This information was given by the parent company of the restaurant, Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises. According to the company, the restaurant collapsed on Sunday near Paracel Islands due to bad weather, which was flooded and completely submerged. The water depth at the site was more than 1,000 meters, or 3,280 feet, the company said in a statement. Rescuers were not called for him, and he was not immediately available for comment.
The company says the incident is “very sad” and no one was injured in the accident. According to a statement from the company, which will investigate the accident, a marine engineer has been hired to inspect the floating restaurant, for which all approvals have been obtained.
Jumbo business in loss since 2013!
The restaurant was closed in 2020 during the Corona epidemic and employees were laid off due to the closure of work. Restaurant operator Melco International Development reported last month that the company had been making losses since 2013, with the company losing US$12.7 million.
Meanwhile, millions of dollars are spent every year on the maintenance of the 80-metre-long and three-story floating restaurant, and dozens of companies and organizations have refused to operate the floating restaurant. The operator said Jumbo will leave Hong Kong and operate from an undisclosed location once the license expires in June.
Jumbo Floating Restaurant was built in 1976!
It is worth noting that the famous floating restaurant was started in 1976. It was created by casino businessman Stanley Ho. It was reportedly built at a cost of HK 30 million or US 3.3.8 million.
VVIP people visited the restaurant
The floating restaurant has been visited by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, 39-year-old US President Jimmy Carter and Hollywood actor Tom Cruise. More than 30 lakh people have visited this restaurant.
The Jumbo restaurant has also shot several local and international films, including “Inter the Dragon”, “Spider-Man: The Dragon Challenge” and the comedies “God of Cookery” and The Man with the Golden Gun.