Aqua's new investment sets sail for business

PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 January, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 January, 2006, 12:00am

The Aqua Group is so over the moon about a new seafaring venture that it threw a party on the roof of Pier 4 at the new reclamation ferry docks in Central to celebrate it. As guests mingled on Wednesday night and enjoyed the neo-Chinoise themed soiree - complete with an all-girl quartet in cheongsams playing Shania Twain and Michael Buble hits with Chinese instruments - the restaurant company's new investment sailed into the harbour.

The Aqua Luna, a 28-metre traditional Chinese junk, was built from scratch by a 73-year old ship-building veteran. It offers 1,500 square feet of alfresco space on two wooden decks. The junk can accommodate 80 guests and will be rented out for cocktail cruises and catered dinners. It has a Cantonese name, Cheung Po Tsai, in honour of the famous Cheung Chau pirate.

CitySeen was duly impressed, especially when we learned it costs up to $80,000 to rent it.