The latest casualty in a long slew of cancelled events and temporarily closed venues due to COVID-19 is Jumbo Kingdom, a collection of floating restaurants and recognizable landmark that has been running for over 40 years. On March 1, the restaurant announced on its website that it would be suspending services from March 3 until further notice.
Opened in 1976 by Hong Kong and Macau tycoon Stanley Ho, the floating complex consisted of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant and adjacent Tai Pak Floating Restaurant, as well as a number of attractions including Chinese culinary school Cooking Academy and dining experience Sampan Dining, which involved seafood meals being served on sampans, among others. The restaurants boasted famous visitors from Queen Elizabeth II to David Bowie, and have shown up in Jackie Chan and James Bond movies, reality TV show The Amazing Race, and even video games and anime episodes.
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