15th June 2022 – (Hong Kong) Jumbo Kingdom consisted of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant and the adjacent Tai Pak Floating Restaurant,. The Jumbo Floating Restaurant was towed out of its berth in Aberdeen yesterday (14th). However, sources revealed that the adjacent Tai Pak Floating Restaurant may continue to operate. The licence as a laid-up vessel to moor in Aberdeen has recently been renewed and a white knight may take over its operations.
The Marine Department confirmed in reply to media enquiries that Tai Pak Floating Restaurant has applied for and obtained a permit to as a laid-up vessel. Meanwhile, Legislative Councillor Judy Chan Kapui pointed out that a businessman plans to take over the restaurant. Since Tai Pak Floating Restaurant is smaller in size and lower in maintenance costs, it is believed that there is no urgency for it to be moved out of Hong Kong for the time being.