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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.