Tuesday, 27th September 2005 by Alex Turnbull
Docked in the middle of Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong, in the style of a sumptuous Chinese palace, is the gigantic floating restaurant Jumbo Kingdom. Opened in 1976, this mammoth eatery can accommodate up to 2,300 people, and the facilities include a ‘six-star’ gourmet restaurant, shopping, exhibitions, cafes and a ton of other stuff. However, I read that Jumbo Kingdom no longer actually floats, and is now supported by concrete. Can anyone verify this?
There’s a free ferry which takes you out there, and you can see some of them docked by the side of the restaurant itself (see this photo for comparison).
Some people claim that this is the world’s largest floating restaurant, but the Jumbo Kingdom site makes no such claim, which makes me wonder… What is the world’s largest floating restaurant? And (more importantly) is it in hi-res? 😉
Many thanks to Leonard Wan for being the only person to submit this!