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Floating eatery back in business

Shayal Devi
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

THE floating restaurant and entertainment venue Cloud 9 is once again open for business.

Following its shutdown five months ago, managing director and owner of Cloud 9 Bar'el Wachtel said all licences needed for the resumption of business were in order.

A special ceremony was held on Cloud 9 yesterday for the vanua of Malolo in the Mamanuca Group to officially open the business. "Operations started last week but we wanted to get blessings from the vanua of Malolo and this is what the event is all about," Mr Wachtel said.

"The past five months were trying — we had to man the centres but we managed to gain the support of the local community and this is why Cloud 9 is here today.

"It is unfortunate that the concept of Cloud 9 didn't work the first time but we are not making the same mistakes again."

Mr Wachtel said the new location was an added advantage because of the number of resorts that surround Cloud 9.

"We are close to Malolo and all the resorts on the island. All our clients love the new location as it is much more protective and safe. It is a wonderful place for water activities and food and beverages.

"We have a new menu which everyone has been really pleased about and our water sports are great too — this is still a new and exciting concept to Fiji."

Last year, Attorney-General and Tourism Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum shut down Cloud 9, saying the floating entertainment centre breached the Surfing Areas Decree 2010.








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