S’poreans mourn the passing of Jumbo Seafood

Posted on 08 July 2013

Several of the staff were seen throwing themselves off The Riverwalk into the river.

Jumbo Seafood restaurant lost... boo hoo

Jumbo Seafood restaurant lost… boo hoo

Singaporeans from all walks of life gathered outside Jumbo Seafood restaurant yesterday evening to pay their last respects to the eatery once hailed as the king of seafood.

This after Gordon Ramsay beat out Jumbo Seafood’s signature chili crab dish in the cook-off held at Newton Food Centre.

The popular vote by the masses gave the thumbs up to Gordon Ramsay’s dish, which effectively marked the end of an era.

Mourners said that when news of Gordon Ramsay’s win spread throughout the Jumbo Seafood restaurant, the mood turned sombre.

Waiters and waitresses were dropping plates like grapes, followed by some bouts of wailing.

A few minutes later, several of the restaurant staff were seen throwing themselves off The Riverwalk into the river.

This is the traditional Chinese method of self-immolation, a practice carried out whenever the family name has been sullied.

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