Jumbo Floating Restaurant – Aberdeen, Hong Kong

A mural in the restaurant
Image via Wikipedia - Ancient Mural

Dine like an emperor with a “six-star” sumptuous dinner at the dragon court of this most famous Hong Kong landmark in Aberdeen.

Make it a memorable occasion & have your photo taken dressed in traditional imperial garments sitting on the emperor’s throne.

Source: Wikipedia - Full View at Night

Jumbo Kingdom (traditional Chinese: 珍寶王國) consists of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant (珍寶海鮮舫) and the Tai Pak Floating Restaurant (太白海鮮舫), renowned tourist attractions in Hong Kong‘s Aberdeen Harbour.

Popular for Weddings & Lavish Functions

Over 30 million visitors have visited Jumbo Kingdom, including Queen Elizabeth II, John Wayne, Tom Cruise, Chow Yun-fat and Gong Li. Jumbo Kingdom is part of Melco International Development Limited (新濠國際發展有限公司), a company listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

The Jumbo Kingdom was established in October 1976 by Dr. Stanley Ho. It took four years and over HK$30 million to design and build it. It was originally decorated in the style of an ancient Chinese imperial palace.

Free motor launch transport

The Jumbo Kingdom recently underwent a major multi-million dollar renovation, which transformed it into “a theme park on the sea” including dining, shopping, sightseeing and cultural attractions.

Jumbo Entrance

A Chinese culinary school taught by the chefs

of Jumbo Kingdom has been established.

Visitors can experience the nostalgic Hong Kong dining experience from a bygone era, the Typhoon Shelter seafood meal on a sampan.

The Chinese Tea Garden, Pier Plaza & Bronzew are Exhibition are additional attractions.

Since its opening in 1976 as the Jumbo Floating Restaurant, it has excelled in the preparation of seafood for discerning diners. Designed like a classic Chinese palace, it can accommodate up to 2,300 people. Situated in Aberdeen Harbour, the Jumbo is one of the world’s largest floating restaurants and an iconic tourist landmark of Hong Kong.

Inside Jumbo Floating Restaurant (Hong Kong)
Image via Wikipedia - Interior

The combination of good food & place makes eating all the more pleasurable!

Colours & lights at night add on to the romantic delight!

HK Sunset Cruise By Chinese Junk

A romantic & worthwhile proposition is a Sunset Cruise plus dinner at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant!

Satay Mu – Authentic Malaysian Chinese Restaurant

Introducing you to . . .

By Paul Chong          Friday, 11 December 2009

Authentic Malaysian Satay with Gravy, 'Pulut', Cucumber & Onions

Whether you eat to live

Or live to eat

Come & eat

Healthy & be fit!

(Dine-in or takeaway)

Announcing to all students & staff at Murdoch University, Murdoch College, residents from Bullcreek, Murdoch. Winthrop, Booragoon, Kardinya & places near or far to this new “boutique” Malaysian Chinese restaurant in South Street, cnr. of Gilbertson Road next to Chicken Treat. It’s affordable, good value for money, & the choicest authentic Malaysian Chinese cuisine.

I am no cuisine writer & a professional will surely do a greater justice to the proprietress Irene & her son Andrew Ng – to give you a better description & a taste of what menu they have to offer. However, they say the test is in the eating. We sure know a good thing when we taste it!

Customer Daniel (L from Malaysia) with Peggy & friend Raymond

Our closely-knit senior group of over 55 have been going round for lunches in Perth & the suburbs. We’ve been virtually everywhere it’s good – you name it we’ve tried it!

Proprietress Irene Seated Middle

Yesterday we found this new eating place & we vowed that we would be there more often now for our gathering & fellowship . . .

Food’s good

Price’s fair

Service’s excellent

Friendliness fills the air.

This is one restaurant with a difference . . . & the difference grows & shows with your unfailing patronage.

For the Karaoke lovers & enthusiasts, you’d be interested to know that Proprietress Irene is a true professional singer, rendering Mandarin songs with her rich melodious voice in easy sweet refrain. She sings English too.

Opening Hours:

Everyday: 11 am – 9 pm

Monday Closed

Phone: (08) 9314 2828

Address: No 17/19, South Street, Kardinya Square, Kardinya 6163

(Next to Chicken Treat)

Karaoke Extravaganza

Karaoke Extravaganza

IMGA Galaxy of Stars

Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.” – Psalm 96:1

My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.” – Psalm 63:5

( The word “Psalms” come from the Septuagint which is the Greek translation of the Old Testament where it originally referred to the stringed instrument like the harp, lyre and lute and then to songs sung with their accompaniment.)

Biblically, the word “sing” occurs some 32 times, most frequently being in the Psalms. For the romantics, you are probably more familiar with this saying “if music be the food of love play on.” It ‘s been said too that a merry heart is good medicine for the soul. No doubt, music has a way of melting even the most savaged hearts and changing lives. Therefore, sing and be happy!

Karaoke is a Japanese tradition, which has come to capture the minds and hearts of men all over the world. The Japanese word “Karaoke” literally means “empty orchestra”. The pastime has become so popular that it is listed in the latest editions of both Japanese and English dictionaries.

China is a singing nation. You’ll only have to watch CCTV on satellite TV to astound yourself with the galore of singing stars, both amateur & professional, young & old, vying to be heard. Just about everyone sings! From the pure basic home entertainment, bars & the stage, singing range from the traditional folk or classic, modern tunes, pop & rock to the very classic of Eastern & Western opera. Whenever & wherever festivals reign, singing grips the mind & hearts of people without restrain!

Karaoke is the ultimate “family friendly” form of entertainment. No doubt it is prevalent in bars and taverns and restaurants, especially some Chinese restaurants. Anyone can sing along to karaoke. A wide range of songs and music are available with lyrics and tempo indication to guide you along. Karaoke is always good for a laugh if you are plain amateurish. Some Karaoke singers are really “professional” and as with a few doctors and dentists known to me, they not only sway your hearts and minds but also provide you with something that no medicine can buy!

Often home parties are lavished with delicious home cooked foods and the rotation of hosting such parties, eagerly awaited for, is unending and more frequent than your social calendar can hold. With good food, good fellowship and good entertainment, what better alternative is there? The very serious enthusiasts go for voice training and professional coaching. We are never short of talents comparable to such singing greats as Teresa Teng, Anita Mui or Elton John and Elvis. For the more conservatives, Pat Boone, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard and others are among the favourites. Some home groups like to sing Mandarin or Cantonese songs while others are more inclined to sing in English. Tribute must also be given to the Filipinos, the Burmese and Karens and Indonesians, for they’re known traditionally to be more singing oriented.

IMG_0001Truly Professional Stars

With the affordability and availability of DVD players, karaoke has come a long way from Japan’s Kobe City some 20 years ago . . . from long playing tapes, cassette tapes, big laser discs, VCDs to DVDs. Who knows what the future has in store with the rate of technological advances and computerisation.

Karaoke is good clean fun – an enjoyable form of cheap entertainment. It is an excellent way of bringing people together and keeping families together. Get goofy and sing off-key! Who cares! But just don’t “expire” and be interred with your bones with the best music waiting to be sung! You may yet be a singing great waiting to be head hunted by talent scouts from Hollywoods!

My only lament is that there is a lack of good Christian Karaoke VCDs or DVDs. Churchgoers sing in churches and when at home singing stops. You should have no fear or qualm singing to the LORD, for He loves you singing praises unto Him, just like King David did. Yes, sing to the LORD with a new song!

Karaoke Lunch

Sing & Be Happy!

Paul Chong

A Karaoke Enthusiast

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