If a food place you liked suddenly closed, it would make you sad. You used to eat in it, and then suddenly, it was gone.

The Jumbo Floating Restaurant was pulled out of Aberdeen Harbor by a tugboat in June, mid-month. A 6-story building sailed between two yachts last week. There weren’t many of those elegant boats. Since the 1970s, this food enterprise has been in Hong Kong’s waters. It is set up like a Chinese kingdom in many ways. There, both Hollywood and Cantonese movies were made. Richard Branson, Tom Cruise, and the Queen all went to that place. The pandemic put an end to the food eatery’s long run of success. Some people say that Hong Kong’s entrepreneurial appeal has dropped so much that it can’t compete. The closing of the meal franchise shows it. Hong Kong and mainland China’s policy of zero COVID hurt an economy that depends on international business, finance, and trade. This is how Hong Kong and China do things. Fewer people are going to “Asia’s World City” because of travel restrictions and lockdowns. Small and medium-sized professional establishments have shut down, making the city less connected to the rest of the world.

Although the pandemic is not as bad as it is perceived, it has caused many occupations to close. This is an unhappy reality.