On the Jumbo ship's sinking
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There has been a plethora of hot takes over the closure – and subsequent, more recent, sinking – of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant. The floating restaurant had once been Hong Kong's hallmark tourist attraction on Island South – the latter the nexus of redevelopment and renovation efforts under the eponymous urban renewal project introduced by the SAR government. Such hot takes have ranged from lamentations over the raft's discontinuation – and subsequent sinking; to poorly disguised attempts at politicising the incident as an ostensible metonymy for the city's similarly oriented trajectory. Still, there exist more anodyne takes – more than one could feasibly count – concerning the fundamental negligence and dereliction of duties when it comes to the preservation of cultural artefacts, such as Jumbo. ...