MOTHER’S DAY 2018: TAKE YOUR MOTHER FAR AWAY FROM HOUSEWORK

Being a mother can be both an amazing and tiring experience. As the household manager, she the magic behind how everyone can come home to a clean house. Sometimes however, even mummies need a break from being well, mummy.

When was the last time you took your mother out for a break from her daily routine of work and housework? Mother’s Day 2018 is just around the corner, so here’s how you can take her far, far away from the dreariness that is laundry.

SAIL AWAY FROM MUMMY RESPONSIBILITIES

Skip the restaurant this year because we have something much better in store for you and mummy. You can leave the shores of Singapore without breaking the bank. The crew at the Royal Albatross is cooking up a storm for Mother’s Day 2018 and we can guarantee that it will take your breaths away.

Climb aboard the 22-sail tall ship and let us whisk you and mummy away into the horizon. Depending on your preference, we have two sails available. Join us in the daytime for our high-tea platter, or sojourn with us in the evening for a lavish 3-course dinner.

The high-tea spread is designed for the mother with the sweet tooth, with baked delights from Green Tea Panna Cottas to an assortment of homemade pastries. For mummies with a appetite to please, take the evening sail instead. We promise to impress with our decadent selection of roast meats from our slow roast Turkey Breast to the Aussie Sirloin Au Jus. With the meals set against the stunning backdrop of the Singapore skyline, let our live entertainment bring mummy nostalgic tunes while you take charge of snapping flattering photos of her for keeps.

With this sail, take mummy on a mini adventure far away from her household responsibilities. Let the seabreeze carry away her worries and her burdens sink beneath the waves, even if it’s only for a mere few hours. And the best part is, she would not even worry about packing for the trip! With our ship conveniently docked in Sentosa, this is one trip that even the busiest mummy can appreciate.

MOTHER’S DAY AT SENTOSA

Mother’s Day is but one day of the year. You might have been giving her small treats the other 364 days, but besides her birthday, there’s no better time than to give her an unforgettable experience on Mother’s Day.

Take time out to show this wonderful woman in your life how much you truly appreciate her. While we may not be able to help her clean the house, we can switch out dish duties for sweet indelible memories just for one day.

Here’s where you can book your Mother’s Day 2018 sail!

Ready to get hitched? Tie the ‘knot’ at a dreamy yacht wedding!

READY TO GET HITCHED? TIE THE ‘KNOT’ AT A DREAMY YACHT WEDDING!

PLANNING A WEDDING?


A wedding is a once in a lifetime experience. It is a day when those closest to you gather to celebrate a union between you and your beloved. Hence, it is of great importance that you give such a significant event the utmost attention.

On that note, if the explorer within you is aching for something new, perhaps a breathtaking outdoor wedding might just be the thing!

AN ADVENTURE YOU WON’T FORGET

There are few things more unique and magical than the backdrop of the ocean. Clear blue skies, glistening waters, and the occasional bird call are just but a few of the many gifts Mother Nature can offer. But, to appreciate these wonders of the outdoors, you’ll need to get there first. Cue the Royal Albatross, a simple but unforgettable outdoor wedding venue. A magnificent tall ship, it is the only vessel in Singapore that can accommodate more than a 100 of your closest family and friends. Indeed, the Royal Albatross is designed to impress. Not only is the ship’s massive size packed with modern luxuries, the 22 white billowing sails will set the tone from the start, rousing your guests the moment they set eyes on it.

And what’s a ship without an adventure? With the Royal Albatross on your side, you can be your own captain and coast through the waters while taking in the picturesque seascape of Singapore’s pristine Southern Islands. Alternatively, you can choose from a series of other locations. These include the stunning harbours and bays of various South East Asia islands. A fairytale of sorts, imagine yourself speeding away from the hustle and bustle of hectic city life. And therein lies the wonder of hosting a ceremony in an outdoor setting. The scenic environment pulls you away from daily life and offers a sense of romantic escapism.

Last but not least, it is no secret that successful events are always complemented with world-class service. That said, the hospitality staff and crew at Luxury Tallship Charter Royal Albatross are some of the best in the industry, offering impeccable service that is both efficient and attentive.

A UNION THAT’S TRULY YOURS

One key aspect of weddings is that they are deeply personal. It is a holy matrimony between two people and the ceremony should reflect the differing personalities, lifestyles, and desires of the couple. But, compromises are hard to make. Furthermore, it can be challenging to seamlessly fuse the lifestyles and preferences of you and your beau together. To perfect this delicate balancing act and make the process as easy as possible, you might consider seeking the help of professionals.

More often than not, wedding planners are instrumental to a successful union. Here at the Royal Albatross, the wedding planners are more than willing to help create the ideal ceremony. With years of experience, they bring with them a keen eye for detail and the organizational skills of a ninja. From the initial stages to the final touches, these dream-makers will coordinate every aspect of your ceremony to ensure that all goes to plan on your big day.

THE PERFECT LOVE STORY

Outdoor weddings are unique, exciting and when done right – beyond memorable. It is the perfect way to kickstart a significant milestone in your life and a beautiful way to get that special someone to say, “Yes!”.

Looking for a luxury cocktail cruise experience? Hop aboard the Royal Albatross’ floating bar!

LOOKING FOR A LUXURY COCKTAIL CRUISE EXPERIENCE? HOP ABOARD THE ROYAL ALBATROSS’ FLOATING BAR!

Forget the conventional pubs on dry land, here’s the ultimate way to dine and drink in style!
The Royal Albatross Restaurant and Bar is at the forefront of providing true luxury.Located conveniently behind the S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa, its sea front location gives a sense of allure, mystery, and romance. The bar’s revamp is spectacular. Spanning a six-year makeover, the tall ship’s transformation is an immaculate fusion of technology and tradition, transporting guests back into the golden age of sail. Moreover, the bar’s swanky interior is accompanied by a stupendous view, with the air-conditioned Grand Salon offering an impressive 270-degree view of Sentosa. Not only that, the upper deck of the ship features a 10-person seat and gives its guests an awe-inspiring, panoramic view of the island and sea – perfect for professional photographers or even photography enthusiasts looking for their next ‘Instagram-worthy’ shot. No doubt, the bar oozes a classic and romantic ambience unlike no other and is the ideal place for a date with a loved one or a cosy gathering with friends.

PREMIUM COCKTAILS

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Besides offering a magnificent view, the Royal Albatross Restaurant and Bar boasts a team of accomplished bartenders. The bartenders have years of experience and are more than skilled in the art of mixology. And, their passion for the unorthodox will see them concocting a variety of sinfully delicious elixirs and cocktails for you and your guests. Our tapsters also have a deep appreciation for Singaporean culture and are always interested in incorporating local flavours into their creations. As such, this passion for South East Asian heritage is a key inspiration behind the special blend of international and local concoctions you’ll find at the bar.

AN EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

Romantic Boat Ride

Needless to say, the Royal Albatross’ floating bar is breathtakingly exclusive. Being one of only five remaining luxury tall ships in the world, it is an elegant superyacht that gives guests the rare experience of indulging in drinks while sailing on the coastal waters of Sentosa. Thus, for a truly unforgettable experience, hesitate no further and make a reservation at the Royal Albatross today!

Corporate Parties

THIS IS DEFINITELY THE COOLEST EVENT VENUE SINGAPORE CAN OFFER FOR YOUR CORPORATE PARTIES

Think back to the last corporate event you attended. Chances are it was in a hotel banquet hall or perhaps on a rarer occasion, it was held at one of Singapore’s more “Instagram-worthy” restaurants. The food was great, the drinks stimulating and the company genial. Overall a great experience but if you’re on the planning committee, that lack of novelty is eventually going to set in and the event forgotten or merge with its predecessors. If you’re looking for something fresh and unique in corporate party ideas, here’s a brand-new experience to consider.

PARTYING ON THE ROYAL ALBATROSS

Partying onboard Royal Albatross

Capable of hosting up to 200 dockside and 130 while sailing, the Royal Albatross is your way of cementing your reputation as the organiser of the most unforgettable corporate party in Singapore.

The 22-sail and 4-mast ship operates from Sentosa and will take you and your clients towards the Southern Islands and Marina Bay. Set sail during the day and enjoy your lunch al fresco, or opt for the sunset sail and take in the night-time cityscape with a fancy cocktail in hand. If you want to take your corporate evening planning up a notch, you can arrange for some team building activities onboard like mast climbing, and later enjoy the beauty of a sunset and cool night-time sea breeze as you sail.

Skip the typical restaurant-style setups and instead, impress your guests with the charm of this Barquentine tall ship. The top deck is beautifully adorned with sleek woodwork and al fresco dining spaces. Below deck, your clients and VIPs will get to enjoy a reprieve from the sea breeze in a fully air-conditioned lounge complete with soft carpeting and luxurious settees.

Of course, no corporate party worth its salt will be without a delicious banquet, and the Royal Albatross aims to please with its unique service. Enjoy butler service for drinks and canapés, as well as a tasteful array of gourmet food, cooked to perfection by the crew on board. And what party is complete without a good drink or two? Aboard the Royal Albatross, both bars on and below deck are well-stocked with any drink your VIPs might desire.

UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES FOR YOUR VIP

Unforgettable Memories for your VIP

If you’re going to host a memorable corporate party, it’s time to pull out all the stops. The Royal Albatross presents itself as a novel corporate event venue in Singapore, and the ship can even be setup in your corporate colours if so you wish.

Skip the restaurant; it’s time to take your clients sailing instead. Perhaps it might even garner you more ‘Aye’s in the future. For more information about their corporate charters or email them at sales@tallship.com.sg.

Eggstra Special Easter Brunch Singapore 2018

EGGSTRA SPECIAL EASTER BRUNCH SINGAPORE 2018

Relish an afternoon of sumptuous fare at Tall Ship Royal Albatross’ Restaurant and Bar as we celebrate a nautical Easter on the waterfront at Resorts World at Sentosa. Warm spring vibes and the aroma of meats grilled over a charcoal flame fill the air as families, couples and friends spend an idyllic afternoon on the water, enjoying the views of Cruise Bay – Singapore’s historical natural harbour – as our in-house chefs prepare a festive Easter lunch for your feasting right onboard Royal Albatross.

EGG-SPERIENCE A LUXURY TALL SHIP

Easter Brunch

Tuck into our charcoal grilled Tandoori Chicken Thigh – smoky, juicy with just the right hint of spice – a guaranteed hit with our chef’s time-tested recipe. If you’re in the mood for seafood, we are serving a crispy-skinned barramundi barbecued with herb oil and Cajun spice, a natural superfood. An exotic addition this Easter would be our Masala Vegetable Tower, an impressive tower of quinoa, masala vegetables and pineapple rice, beautifully garnished with mint sauce.

Since there is always room for dessert, choose between minty fresh fruit cubes, Raspberry Jello with Mango Cream or Peach Melba to end the meal on a hoppy note. Linger onboard, rally your posse and enjoy a truly Happy Hour between 3 – 6pm!

EASTER BRUNCH FEAST ON THE SEAS

Easter Decoration

Choose between relaxing in the air-conditioned Grand Salon, with a 270-degree view of the harbour, as you admire the hand crafted woodwork crafted lovingly by our ship’s crew; or lounge on the upper deck, a natural sea breeze in your hair and a glass of champagne in your hand. Besides a gastronomic eggs-perience, more Easter fun is afoot onboard the Royal Albatross. Scamper onto our Facebook or Instagram pages to cleverly spot all the Easter bunnies in their favorite hiding places to win a delicious main course and 10% off the total bill as part of the Easter celebrations! Winners will be announced on 23rd of March 2018.

Reserve your seat now for an eggs-quisite Royal Albatross lunch date or family affair!

Once in a blue moon, sail around Singapore

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, SAIL AROUND SINGAPORE

Sail into the sunset with Royal Albatross as the breathtaking hues of orange, pink and purple shimmer in reflections upon the waters, and let the world draped in the colours of the sunset enrapture you. Lush gradients of golden light paint the canvas of the sky above and the waters around you. As the magnificent tall ship sails by the cityscape of Singapore, the gorgeous backdrop of the golden hour makes way for the soothing shades of the heure blue. It is a beautiful transitory time to watch the world melt and meld day and night around you. Be mesmerized as a glorious full Blue Moon* rises to its place in the heavens.

EXPERIENCE THE SUNSET AS THE FULL MOON RISES TO LIGHT

Blue Moon

During the 2.5 hour sail you will enjoy the sunset just as the full moon is rising. Experience the magical, moonlit sight of Singapore during the relaxing, romantic sail aboard the elegant Royal Albatross. Bask in her exquisiteness under the starlit sky and listen to the sound of waves lapping against the hull as you experience the splendour of the Singapore city skyline under the bright, radiating light of the full moon.

A MAGICAL FULL MOON SAILING ADVENTURE

Romantic Boat Ride

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a lavish buffet or a lovely three course dinner prepared by our galley, while live music sets the mood. Sample signature nautical themed cocktails from the premium bar or chill a bottle of Moet Iced Champagne as the Blue Moon hangs over the romantic sky.

Be it reserved or free-seating, prime yourself for an impressive magical experience as we glide along the beautiful moonlit waters of Singapore aboard the gorgeous Royal Albatross. On our cruise, you will enjoy beautiful photo opportunities with your friends or simply indulge in the evening glow with your partner.

Once in a blue moon, pamper yourself with a unique luxe full moon sail in Singapore. Reserve your seat now!

*Royal Albatross does not guarantee the sighting of the Blue Moon. Sightings are subject to weather conditions.

Top 4 Things to Spend

TOP 4 THINGS TO SPEND YOUR SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018 $300 SG BONUS ON

With the announcement of Singapore Budget 2018, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat mentioned a one-off SG Bonus that all Singaporeans aged 21 and above would be getting. This “hongbao” came in as a decision following 2017’s budget surplus.

Depending on one’s income, you could get a sum from $100 to $300. And we’ve got just the temptations for you enjoy with this angpao.

1. BUY BITCOIN AND OTHER CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Buying Bitcoin 2018

If you don’t already know, you don’t need to buy a whole bitcoin to get started. Just go over to one of the exchanges like Gemini or Coinbase. You can also check out local ones like CoinHako or Tokenize.

Besides Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEO, and Ripple are one of the top altcoins around with significant market cap to their names. Ripple investors would have earned some 380-fold compared to Bitcoin’s 12-fold this year.

2. ENJOY THE ROYAL ALBATROSS SUNSET SAIL EXPERIENCE

Romantic Boat Ride

The Royal Albatross launched Sunset Sail City Lights in 2018. The goal was to provide locals and tourists alike the unique, extravagant experience of sailing onboard the only luxury tall ship around.

Setting sail from her home berth at Resorts World Sentosa, she will cut the waters beyond the sandy beaches of Sentosa towards Marina Bay and back again.

During the sail, guests will be enjoying a delectable meal, either sit-down or buffet. They can order drinks from two premium bars on the breezy Upper Deck and the air-conditioned Grand Salon to complete their meal.

The exquisite designs, especially the wood are all handcrafted by the crew, as craftsmen of various trades. If you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or a special occasion, this is one experience you will never forget.

You can choose the Gold Package at $165 a ticket, or the Platinum Package at $195.

3. DO A BODY MASSAGE OR SPA TREATMENT

Massage Oil and Spa

Pampering yourself in zen mode a la Louis Litt in Suits or Blair in Gossip Girl, now that is something everyone daydream about now and then. What better time than to splurge a little on yourself with the $200 hongbao that the government is going to give you during this Budget 2018.

There are countless beauty & wellness chains and boutique spas scattered all over the island. You will be hard-pressed not to find one in your town.

Packages for singles range from a hundred and beyond. And a simple treatment can set you back a cool $200. But you will emerge all refresh and ready to take on the world again.

4. SPEND ON A ONE-NIGHT STAYCATION

Staycation in Royal Albatross

Located in historical planned districts from Chinatown, Bugis, to Boat Quay, you can have a one-night getaway to chill and relax in some hotels and hostels.

This article has some sweet spots, with nicely decorated rooms and common areas. Boutique hotels like Wanderlust also have themed rooms from outer space to treehouse-style suites.

Better yet is that these places are conveniently located nearby bars or shopping malls. Even if you want to go beyond the precinct, the MRT stations are pretty much within walking distance.

Chinese New Year 2018 Greetings

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2018 GREETINGS

Every Lunar New Year, the world sees the largest mass migration on a global scale as the Chinese fly all over the world to meet their relatives. Some of the most defining elements of the 23-day festival include the red packets, reunion dinners, and new year greetings.

Before you can gorge yourself on all the Chinese New Year goodies and receive those angpaos, you have got to come equipped with mandarin oranges and some words of blessings.

For Chinese New Year 2018, Royal Albatross wants to help you out with these idioms and phrases to wish your friends and family the best in different aspects of their lives.

CHINESE NEW YEAR PHRASES FOR THE YEAR OF THE DOG

CNY Snacks
 
As 2018 is the Year of the Earth Dog, you might want to spice it up with phrases that are related to this year’s zodiac. For you canine lovers, these will delight you:

旺財旺福 (wàng cái wàng fú)
Looking at great fortune and prosperity

瑞犬迎春 (ruì quǎn yíng chūn)
To welcome the Spring with luck

福祿雙犬 (fú lù shuāng quǎn)
Prosperity and longevity be with you

神犬嘯天 (shén quǎn xiào tiān)
Roaring to the heavens

鷹犬之才 (yīng quǎn zhī cái)
As talented as the eagle and the dog

CHINESE NEW YEAR IDIOMS FOR STUDENTS AND WORKING ADULTS

CNY Lo Hei  
Besides having phrases appropriate to the year’s zodiac, let us share some common idioms you can use to impress and bless others with words of blessings. These idioms are best used for students and working adults.

For Career and Success
事業發達 (shì yè fā dá)
May your career be successful

升官發財 (shēng guān fā cái)
To promotion and prosperity

生意興隆 (shēng yì xīng lóng)
May your business thrive

學業進步 (xué yè jìn bù)
May your studies improve

步步高陞 (bù bù gāo shēng)
May you ascend with every step

CHINESE NEW YEAR GREETINGS FOR THE SEA

CNY Set Up  
Finally, here at Royal Albatross, we have nautical-themed greetings you can use as well:

福如東海 (fú rú dōng hǎi)
May your fortune be as vast as the Pacific Ocean

順風大吉 (shùn fēng dà jí)
May the favourable winds bring you great auspiciousness

一帆風順 (yì fān fēng shùn)
May everything be smooth sailing

布帆無恙 (bù fān wú yàng)
May your journeys be safe

風生水起 (fēng shēng shuǐ qǐ)
May you make good and quick progress

Ready for Chinese New Year yet?

From all of us here at Royal Albatross, 顺风大吉 (shùn fēng dà jí), may the favourable winds bring you great auspiciousness!

Where To Go For Your First Date

WHERE TO GO FOR YOUR FIRST DATE

Food and romance. Of the hierarchy of needs, are these two basic human needs linked in any way? To some, this link can be surmised in the adage, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”.

There is always that moment when you are planning a special romantic dinner for your partner where you spend a lot of time choosing the menu, ingredients, table settings, and ambience. Beyond logistics, even on Valentine’s Day dinner, couples are always searching for that novel venue with that unique romantic dinner idea.

Imagine two people sharing that moment in time, through good food, dinner conversation, and a great atmosphere to boot. Dopamine is sure to be coursing through their neurons as they enjoy each other’s company.

Indeed, the expectations come higher with special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, or just to celebrate personal achievements. Now, if you are going on your first date, you would want everything to be perfect.

You have asked her out with a clear intention of wooing her. And now this is your stage to set. You might have been friends before and had casual hangouts. But when romance enters into the equation, your friendship has a new dimension, and her expectations will be higher, consciously or not.

This date night is that one day when you can’t be ordering fried rice or take her to your favourite nearby local cuisine, you can always indulge in such activities when your partner is much more comfortable with you perhaps when you have met her on at least 2 or 3 dinner dates before.

PRE-DINNER

Drinks onboard
 
A pre-dinner drink is undoubtedly on the cards on the first date, invite her out to an exclusive rooftop restaurant perhaps at sunset and get the ball rolling with a little alcohol in both of your systems to ease those nerves.

DINNER

Dinner  
Chose a restaurant which is close-by, in case she gets peckish early, avoid messy food items and select something sexy from the menu which is easy on the palette and easy to handle as well. An excellent choice of the restaurant will be a rooftop bar or a floating restaurant where you can get best of both worlds, a lovely sunset drink and a nice romantic dinner in the comfort of its air-conditioned lounge.

POST-DINNER

Luxury Private Dining Experience  
Post-dinner does offer to adjourn the dinner date over a cup of coffee or at a dessert place which should be nearby as well but at a separate location. It will also give you more time with her and also for you to get to know one another more, as the ambience in these places is relaxed and informal.

Finally, drive her off in style and drop her home before midnight. Or, at least, you should get her to text you when she is back home.

There are several places in Singapore for that all important first date over a romantic dinner, and one of them, Royal Albatross Sunset Sail, has proved to tick all the boxes which serve as a prerequisite for the first date night. It oozes of Romance, Exclusivity, Luxury, is informal but classy, both at the same time. The sunset sail aboard Singapore’s largest sailing yacht is bound to sweep your partner off her feet and will surely make a place in her memories and heart.

Did she say Yes, a guide to proposal in Singapore

DID SHE SAY YES?: A Guide To Proposal in Singapore

In this blog post, we will take you through some indicators to look out for when searching for that perfect romantic venue to pop the question, and yes these places will suit that romantic dinner after the proposal.

Aesthetics should play a fundamental role in deciding on where you should hold your special occasion. These include the look of the place, the surroundings and ambience, as well as the food.

1. HISTORICAL SITES

Historical Sites Singapore

Historical sites tend to draw a sense of romance and nostalgia, be it an old European fort or a colonial building converted into a dining venue. Such stately architecture exudes an old world charm which resonates with people from all walks of life. Look for that character and history in the venue, and the chances are that it is going to impress her.

2. SEA VIEW

Romance by the sea

Photo: Royal Albatross

In case you have not noticed, venues that tend to appeal to the feminine heart are mostly surrounded by lush greenery, stunning grounds, or the serenity of blue waters. There is something about the sea that brings a soothing romantic atmosphere between the two of you; look for a venue by the sea with a romantic dinner, and it will set up a proper prelude for the all-important day in your life.

3. PRIVATE ROOM

Luxury Private Dining Experience

Photo: Royal Albatross

Its all about that surprise element which makes the proposal even more impressive, look for that venue which has such a feature so that you can sweep her off her feet when you emerge to ask that all important question. Follow the surprise proposal with a romantic sunset dinner and make sure to get a photographer/videographer to capture these moments. There is nothing more impressive and than to pull out a surprise romantic proposal, as she will speak about it for decades to come and it will make your relationship stronger.

4. MOOD LIGHTING

All the above details are if the focus shifts from the moment. Back your proposal up with some lighting to boost the ambience, make sure to have some help at hand to put a bit of a spotlight on your girlfriend, make her feel like a princess and keep the focus on her. Warm and pastel moods create that sense of romance which is also going to look stunning in photos.

5. ROMANTIC MUSIC

Romantic Music

Nothing impresses ladies more than remembering their favourite music or earworm at the moment and playing that romantic track in the background just before or after the proposal. Do make sure that the venue has a quality sound system near the proposal area to add that whole dimension to your plan. And the memories you evoke whenever both of you watch the video will be all the more perfect.

6. UNIQUE VENUE

Unique VenuePhoto: Royal Albatross

Location, location, location. If you have everything; but the venue is just an ordinary restaurant, the chances are it will send the message to your girl that you are not making an effort. Spend some time in researching a combination of the different factors and make sure that the venue is truly unique and exclusive.

7. ROMANTIC DINNER

Romantic Dinner

No proposal is complete without a romantic dinner. Make sure the place that was chosen by you also doubles up as a restaurant and bar for that after party. Try to reserve a couple of tables for the plan, one for yourself and your fiancé (she might need a bit of space after the proposal with you) and the other one for your best friends who have worked hard with you to make the wedding proposal a reality.

If you want a venue with all the elements above, you’ll be pleased to know that one exists right here in Singapore. The Royal Albatross is a unique superyacht that encompasses all the tradition and romance from the golden age of sailing with the modern day era. There is nothing quite as thrilling as standing upon an open deck with the white sails billowing above you and the crisp sea breeze catching in your hair. A romantic proposal followed by a dinner on Royal Albatross is indeed a very memorable event that will leave you and your better half with a once in a lifetime experience.

A Valentine's day guide to the meaning of roses by numbers

A VALENTINE’S DAY GUIDE TO THE MEANING OF ROSES BY NUMBERS

No matter where you’re from, receiving a rose will be interpreted as a loving gesture. And the extent of which can arguably be measured by the number of roses presented. Do two roses mean twice the love of one rose or a dozen roses say “I love you”, so where do you stop? More importantly, it is the symbolism in the feelings that you want to convey to your loved one.

If you are going on a Valentine’s Day dinner, roses are inextricably part of the occasion. You don’t want to be giving any odd number of roses for no reason, especially if you are going for anything other than one or a dozen roses. What you want to display is a clear and strong intent.

Now, before you even want to go into all the logistics of finding the best restaurants for Valentine’s Day 2018 and selecting a lovely Valentine’s Day set menu, you ought to figure the gifts side of things first.

To help you to complete what you choose from all the Valentine’s Day events in 2018, we’ve put together our knowledge of the meaning of the number of roses in the following guide to help provide a romance yardstick as to how you would like to declare your love!

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A SINGLE ROSE

You are the one for me.

2 ROSES

You and I make a pair. Two is the number of interdependence and balance between a duality.

3 ROSES

Very simply, ‘I love you’. Thrice the charm, they say – the completion.

4 ROSES

Speaks of foundation. The perfect way to make a promise to say ‘nothing will come between us’.

5 ROSES

As the number of grace, five roses are a great way to show your love for that special someone. To show how much you care for a friend or partner, five roses perfect.

6 ROSES

Signifies ‘I want to be yours’; or the completion of the beginning. If you’re dating someone and wish to take your relationship to the next level, gifting them with six roses is a perfect way express those feelings subtly.

7 ROSES

Seven is sacred. There’s something divine about sevenfold. It is telling her you will love her for every single day of the week.

8 ROSES

Affection, care, and support; it is the number of plenty and new beginnings; especially good when someone is going through a tough time.

9 ROSES

A symbol of eternal love. You would often give this exact number of roses to those you wish to spend the rest of life with. In Chinese, nine is a homonym of long-lasting.

10 ROSES

Completeness; a simple yet powerful way to tell a special someone ‘they’re perfect’.

11 ROSES

‘you are my treasured one’, or that ‘I’m incomplete without you’.

12 ROSES

A perfect dozen

13 ROSES

The meaning of roses when presented in the number 13 can either symbolize eternal friendship or a secret admirer.

14 ROSES

The completion of an epoch, especially one of two phases. Fourteen roses help you to say that ‘we did it’!

15 ROSES

If you’ve done something to upset someone and wish for forgiveness, opt for 15 roses.

16 ROSES

Say ‘Bon Voyage’ with 16 roses.

17 ROSES

This is the number of roses you would gift your wife, be it on her birthday or another special occasion.

18 ROSES

The number of youth and beauty, that your love will stay as passionate as it is in time to come.

19 ROSES

The number of roses to give someone you plan to wait for.

20 ROSES

symbolic of sincerity and belief.

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21 ROSES

For your daughter, wife, girlfriend or best friends coming of age

22 ROSES

this quantity boasts two meanings – togetherness and wish you the very best of luck.

25 ROSES

For the silver anniversary.

30 ROSES

For the pearl anniversary.

33 ROSES

Signifies the sincerest affection.

40 ROSES

For the ruby anniversary. And to show that you are willing to go through or have gone through the lows in life with them.

44 ROSES

When you wish to pledge an unchanging and constant love.

50 ROSES

For the golden anniversary.

55 ROSES

This number in a bouquet simply means ‘love’.

60 ROSES

For the diamond anniversary.

65 ROSES

For the sapphire anniversary.

66 ROSES

This quantity on the other hand suggests ‘my love for you will never change’.

70 ROSES

For the platinum anniversary.

75 ROSES

For the diamond and gold anniversary.

77 ROSES

This number of roses signifies ‘faith’ and that you believe the person you are gifting is your soul mate.

88 ROSES

If you owe someone a rather big apology, 88 is the number of stems to choose.

99 ROSES

You are the only one for me, and I’ll love you till death do us part.

100 ROSES

Roses – I am utterly devoted to you for eternity!

Rose2Photo: kolderal

 
So there you have it – if you’re planning to gift a special someone with roses anytime soon, be sure to get the right number!

All you need now is the perfect platform to present your Rose bouquet, and there’s no better romantic venue than Luxury Tall Ship Royal Albatross – a 47m Superyacht that has fast emerged as Singapore’s premier and only venue for a romantic Sunset Sail dinner cruise.

Among the things to do on Valentine’s Day in Singapore this 2018, Royal Albatross’ very own Valentine’s Day dinner, packed with experience and entertainment, is held on the largest sailing yacht in the region. Royal Albatross makes a candlelight dinner under the stars while cruising along Singapore’s city skyline a new possibility, but don’t forget to order the Roses this Valentine’s of course!

How to impress her overnight

GUYS, HOW TO IMPRESS HER OVERNIGHT!

Romance. Such a key part of relationships wouldn’t you agree? After all, men are supposed to be from Mars and their better halves from Venus. We all have heard that saying which might explain why we break out in a sweat when it comes to setting up a romantic dinner date. How many times have you left it to the last minute, only to find the best romantic restaurants in Singapore are already fully booked?

Women, on the other hand, have all these romantic dinner dates planned six months way in advance. When it comes to romantic deeds, men might seem pretty clueless; but it’s not exactly our fault though, as we have been influenced by all those chick flicks that the only things that matters are the expensive romantic dinners, getaways and turning up at their girlfriend’s office with a ten dozen roses!

In this blog, we talk about some new topics that most women will find very romantic so do try to incorporate these ideas into your next night out with your partner. It is not difficult to search for things to do in Singapore or for romantic dinner places. So listen up, and these are guaranteed to win you brownie points and some extra oomph in your relationship!

1. WOMEN LOVE A ROMANTIC SUNSET DINNER

Romantic Sunset DinnerPhoto: Royal Albatross

There is nothing more romantic than watching a sunset while enjoying your meal. Make sure to know if your partner is an outdoor person or be prepared to find a vantage point in an air-conditioned corner.

2. WOMEN LOVE ROMANCE BY THE SEA

Romance by the sea

Photo: Royal Albatross

Romance and Sea go hand in hand. Since time immemorial, poets and artists have spun verse and prose of the sea and its natural association with romance. There is something about the sound of waves which calms the mind and infuses passion into the atmosphere. A romantic dinner by the seaside is not a bad idea. Just imagine the sea breeze on a dinner cruise, and better still if you can serenade her with a guitar.

3. WOMEN LOVE LUXURY (well who doesn’t…)

Luxury Private Dining Experience

Photo: Royal Albatross

Dress up on your anniversary dinner date, surprise her with that cologne that she gave you on your birthday and picked her up in a classy limousine. And for that night, all will be forgotten in a world of two.

4. WOMEN LOVE ROMANTIC CANDLELIT DINNERS

Romantic candle lit dinner

Photo: Royal Albatross

This is not a secret: simply dim the lights and focus on her, telling her how much you appreciate her company, whisper how you cherish the night you first met her and do note: the more candles, the better.

5. KEEP IT SIMPLE

Gift options

Above all, it’s the simple things that will impress and win her heart, have a meaningful conversation, give her a handmade gift, offer tons of emotional support, and your romantic dinner date will be an instant success. The great thing is that it doesn’t need to be a birthday dinner or a momentous occasion for you to do it.

REAL LIFE SCENARIO

Consider this, her birthday is just one week away, and you are on another overseas trip, you don’t have any personal time, and your wife is starting to get suspicious that you’ve forgotten to plan for her birthday for the tenth time in your ten years of marriage! Sounds familiar..? Believe me, you are not the only person in the world (not) to do this – 80% of married men in Singapore surveyed face this situation every year!

So where can you find a romantic proposal venue which fulfils what women want and sweeps her off her feet? Luxury Tall Ship Royal Albatross (a 47m Superyacht) is emerging as one such venue, and our Sunset Sail is exclusively designed for that Romantic Dinner Cruise that you have been planning for a while. If you are looking for dinner on a boat in Singapore, the experience and entertainment-packed evening cruise come on the largest sailing yacht in the region has made enjoying a four-course candlelit yacht dinner in Singapore under the stars while cruising along the lion city’s Marina Bay skyline a possibility.

Dating Ideas 2017

Five Things You Can Do To Up Your Dating Game

We hear about many couples who ran out of ideas when it comes to their next date. After all, on a small island like Singapore, there seem to be only so much a couple can do, repeating a few activities more than twice. Fret not; we found a selection of unique and romantic dating ideas you can choose. Men, this is how you can up your game in the dating arena.

1. Mast Climb on a Tall Ship at Sentosa

Mast Climbing at Sentosa

Believe it or not, with only 150 tall ships available in the world, climbing on Singapore’s Luxury Tall Ship is uniquely unnerving but exciting. With four masts to choose from, you and your lover can now scale of the masts and experience the life of a sailor. Imagine yourself as working crew who would clamber up to the crow’s nest to watch for land or other ships or approaching storms. This experience is available when Royal Albatross is during dockside, happening daily from 10.30am onwards. This package sells at only $48 (U.P $58), and it includes the mast climb, digital photo when you reach to the top a certificate of achievement and a $25 F&B voucher.

Mast Climb at the Royal Albatross, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

2. Stargaze at Science Centre, Observatory Deck

stargazing at Singapore

Photo: Science Centre Singapore

For the stargazers, this intimate experience is a perfect activity for a quiet night out, followed by a romantic dinner. Get up close to the constellations and peer into the universe when you zoom in through the telescope at the Science Centre Singapore’s Observatory Deck. It can’t get more romantic than this!

Science Centre, Observatory Deck, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081.

3. Date Night at Five Star Spa Experience

Ikeda Spa

Photo: Ikeda Spa

“The spa is not for me,” said no woman ever. Upgrade on this experience with a Japanese onsen to boot when you visit the Ikeda Spa. This Japanese inspired spa takes pride in their service. Packages can be customised from signature body treatments to geisha organic facial to zen candle therapy massage. Now you can make her smile with a gift of zen and relaxation. Detox massage starts at $180+.

Ikeda Spa, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Clarke Quay Central #05-22 (Level 5 Carpark) Singapore 059817

4. Scream your head off at G-Max Reverse Bungy Experience

GMAX Reverse Bungy

Photo: GMAX GX5

Make sure your date and you decide to experience this bungee only before dinner. This exhilarating experience is available at Clarke Quay located a few meters away from Zouk Club. Perhaps you have heard the screams of other patrons or seen the bungee take off, but this is your time to experience it for yourself. Embark on this crazy experience and get outside your comfort zones together. It will for sure help to spice up your date night.

GMAX GX5, 3E River Valley Road #04-02 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024

5. Charcoal BBQ on a weekday on Royal Albatross

BBQ dinner at the Royal Albatross

Sure, you can have your barbeque at any restaurant in Singapore, but how often can you do go on a superyacht? With menus starting from $20++, it’s affordable for a luxury yacht. Enjoy this varied barbeque selection from US sirloin steak to tandoori chicken to barramundi fish, chicken and beef satay as the favourite local delight. With the ambience of a superyacht, it will be a sure hit with your miss or Mrs With the wind blowing in your hair as you relax under the canopy of sail, you can be sure to impress with a delicious meal on this dockside experience. Opens daily from 10.30am.

Royal Albatross, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

 

Top 5 things to do at Christmas in Singapore

Christmas is one of the biggest festivals celebrated around the world. It’s a festival that signifies family and love and also the spirit of kindness and giving. If you love food, it is about chocolate cakes and puddings and giving and receiving wonderful gifts on Christmas. Christmas has a special place in our hearts, and the festival brings happiness and cheer to everyone around the world.

Singapore has a long tradition of celebrating Christmas with great pomp and show with the epicentre in Orchard Road Christmas Light-up 2017 this year. Despite being in an equatorial climate, there is no let up in the festive spirit. If you live in Singapore or are planning to visit Singapore during the holidays, there are many exciting things to do and explore. Here are our top 5 picks of things to do when you are spending Christmas in Singapore:

Xmas Buffet with Royal Albatross

Treat yourself to a Christmas Buffet

All-you-can-eat buffet-style meals are what Singaporeans love most – and most good hotels will offer one. At Christmas, the buffet tables enter the festive season with a full flourish and are laden with an endless selection of dishes along with scrumptious Christmas delicacies and cakes. Usually, they have an excellent international variety of food and wine which is guaranteed to ensure that you have a good time whether you are celebrating with friends or family.

Popular choices for the Christmas buffet are the Goodwood Park Hotel, Raffles Hotel, and the Ritz Carlton. You can also check out the Marina Mandarin Hotel and its “fusion” Christmas buffet. Many buffets might be booked out early, so do make your reservations before it is too late.

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Enjoy a beautiful Christmas cruise aboard the Royal Albatross

If you are looking for a unique experience at Christmas this year, you can also set sail with the luxury superyacht the Royal Albatross. The beautiful ship beautifully combines the comfort and safety of a modern ship with the beauty of the old sailboats and is a marvellous sight to behold.

For Christmas, the Royal Albatross is opening two Christmas Sails (Dec 22 And 23) for a 2.5-hour cruise. Guests can bring their loved ones to partake in Xmas festivities on board the Royal Albatross with a buffet. The cruise will have limited space, so it’s best to book your tickets in advance.

Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up 2016

Photo: AspirantSG

Shop till you drop with Christmas Shopping Madness

Orchard Road is known for its yearly Christmas Light-Up where the facades of all the malls along the world-renowned shopping street are all decked for the season. They have beautiful Christmas trees, festive decorations, carolers, fake snow, and all the elements needed to put you right into the atmosphere! It helps that there is a competition for the annual Best Dressed Building award.

What makes shopping during Christmas in Singapore more exciting are the amazing discounts and the extended shopping hours. If you can bear the crowd, you can explore the stretch of Orchard Road encompassing Ion Orchard, Wisma Atria, Ngee Ann City and Paragon malls. Some of the newer funkier malls are further down like Orchard Central, Mandarin Gallery and 313@Somerset.

Christmas Candlelight Mass Church

Visit a church

And of course, what is Christmas without where it came from – the church. If you would like to attend mass on Christmas and experience Christmas in a church, then Singapore has some beautiful Churches. A lot of them are historically and architecturally significant, and the best part is that they are all located close
to each other.

Close to Orchard Road is Singapore’s largest church – St Andrew’s Cathedral. You can also visit St Joseph’s Church which is famous for its incredible stained glass windows. Another famous landmark is the Armenian Church, it is Singapore’s oldest church and is surrounded by beautiful grounds. Besides the traditional Anglican, Catholic, and Orthodox churches, a quick google search will find you modern non-denominational churches if you are looking for something different. Churches like City Harvest Church and New Creation Church are known to have excellent Christmas drama productions complete with theatrical props and original compositions.

Gardens by the Bay Christmas

Photo: Great Deals SG

Other Christmas Light-Ups

For the month December, every evening the Christmas display outside the Tanglin Mall is showered with foamy soap bubbles. It’s a lot of fun for adults and children alike and is a huge hit. If you want to catch the bubbles you need to be there at 7:30 to 8 pm.

Besides that, there is also places like Gardens by the Bay, Botanic Gardens where you and go with your partner or friends to enjoy a special time walking about and taking photos for your Instagram and social media display pictures.

Top 5 most unique go-to attractions in Sentosa

Top 5 most unique go-to attractions in Sentosa

Singapore has been one of the favourite countries to visit within South East Asia. As a tech and food hub, visitors flock to immerse themselves and be in awe of the colours, sights and sound of what this tiny island has to offer. There is plenty to see for tourists and locals alike.

Singapore’s main island is surrounded by 63 offshore islands. This week, we take a look at Sentosa Island, the go-to place to visit when you are in Singapore. Here are the top 5 most unique attractions in Sentosa you should look out for.

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Sentosa Fun Pass with the Royal Albatross

Sentosa FUN Pass partners with Luxury Tall Ship The Royal Albatross

4 Oct 2017

Have you always wanted access to a Superyacht? Starting October 2, Singapore visitors and tourists can purchase Sentosa FUN Pass and enjoy an exclusive walkabout tour on the Royal Albatross among the wide variety of activities available to them.

For two credits’ worth, pass holders will get a chance to step on board the Royal Albatross and the S.E.A aquarium as a bundle. Other rides and attractions that visitors and tourists can purchase with the Sentosa FUN Pass give access to attractions like Madame Tussauds, 4D AdventureLand, KidZania, Mega Adventure Park and much more across the Sentosa island..

For those looking to get more out of their experience onboard Royal Albatross, Sentosa FUN Pass guests will get to enhance their experience onboard the tall ship with a selection of signature cocktails such
as “Moonpool”, “Gollywobbler”, “Spanker” and more, named after its nautical theme. Guests can also receive special rates for Sunset Sails.


Traditional English Cream Tea and Signature Cocktail by Royal Albatross

“We are delighted to work with Sentosa Development Corporation on this FUN Pass product and to offer visitors to Singapore with a unique experience on our luxury tall ship. We look forward to deepening this partnership as we progress,” said Peter Pela, Founder and CEO of Tall Ship Adventures Pte Ltd, the operator of the tall ship, the Royal Albatross.

As for the Sunset Sails, the Royal Albatross offers scheduled sails on weekdays and weekends, for guest to complete their day at, with a view of the sunset at Sentosa, sailing along the southern coast of Singapore. The view of Singapore from a vantage point few get to behold is something visitors will remember on their trip to sunny Singapore.

F1 after-parties singapore 2017

4 Unique F1 After-Parties You Can Enjoy in Singapore 2017

With the F1 Singapore Grand Prix happening 15 to 17 September, coupled with world-class acts OneRepublic, Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, and Ariana Grande, there is no lack of entertainment for each day.

And if you are wondering where are the top ultra-luxe after-parties, here is a quick round-up of the premiere places to go.

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