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Jumbo canceled

Post by tamada » June 23, 2022, 9:05 am

China conveniently loses an iconic reminder of its successful, colonial, pre-communist past in Hong Kong.

https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/chin ... 05593.html


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Re: Jumbo canceled

Post by GT93 » June 24, 2022, 2:14 am

Just an accident?

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Re: Jumbo canceled

Post by glalt » June 24, 2022, 10:08 am

It appears that the movers failed to monitor the weather. That old top heavy monstrosity seems to have blown over.

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Re: Jumbo canceled

Post by tamada » June 24, 2022, 10:17 am

The "undisclosed location" it was headed for was apparently somewhere near the Paracel Islands?

Last year, the separate kitchen barge that was behind the "palace" sank in the harbor. There's no way the restaurant was seaworthy to be towed anywhere, let alone the South China Sea in typhoon season.

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Re: Jumbo canceled

Post by tamada » June 24, 2022, 10:57 am

Now we know why the Jumbo restaurant was being towed from Hong Kong to the Paracels. It was probably going to be a gunnery, bombing and torpedo target. Maybe used to stage an 'Taiwan invasion' exercise?

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietn ... 79511.html
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Re: Jumbo canceled

Post by deankham » June 24, 2022, 2:54 pm

I've eaten on Jumbo twice. Was certainly a landmark in Aberdeen. Yes would be interesting to see the insurance underwriters report on this one!

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