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4 Unique F1 After-Parties You Can Enjoy in Singapore 2018

With the F1 Singapore Grand Prix happening 14 to 16 September, coupled with world-class acts Jay Chour, Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa, and The Killers, 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 premier places to go.

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Sign Your Kids Up For An Unforgettable Mast Climbing Experience

School holidays are coming right up, and that means taking the kids out to have fun while they take a break from the classroom.

Planning outdoor activities for your kids is always a great idea during this period, especially since our children spend so much time inside and every year, the time students have been waiting for – the June holidays – is the best time to let them experience life outside of their usual curriculum.

Besides the old favourites like trips to the Zoo or theme parks, taking your kids to a real Pirate ship could make you the most popular person of the week. You might be surprised to know that your kids can engage in a range of exciting outdoor activities onboard Tall Ship Royal Albatross!

Activities On Board

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Being on a ship can be a lot of fun. On Royal Albatross, your kids can be kept busy enjoying a range of activities. The mast climb is particularly popular among the youthful and energetic and is definitely an activity that kids will enjoy and remember for years.

Towering 21 metres above the deck, your kids can have an extraordinary mast climb experience and take home a photo or video of the entire accent as a memento! Royal Albatross boasts 4 masts, 22 sails and over 200 working ropes all traditionally designed so its educational too as your kids get a taste of what it was like to be a sailor centuries ago.

If they’ve ever wanted to be a pirate like their heroes on Pirates Of The Caribbean, this activity is perfect for them!

Team Building Activity

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The Mast Climb is also great team building activity that bonds the family. Your family can experience something new and spend a great afternoon taking the challenge of assailing our masts and getting out of your comfort zone once in a while. With our experienced crew to guide you along, even Mum and Dad can join in the fun.

If you’re looking to do something different, try our mast climb – it will definitely be a memory you’ll remember for years to come!

The Perfect Singapore Proposal Venue

It’s been months of deliberation, cold sweat, and “what ifs”. Yet, in spite of the emotional rollercoaster, you’re finally ready to pop the question.

And to get that special someone to say “yes”, you decided that the proposal has to be unique, romantic and spectacular. In other words, it has to be perfect.

In that, the Royal Albatross ticks all the boxes. After all, what could be more unique, romantic and spectacular than a ride on a luxurious tall ship?

Sailing effortlessly on the seas, the Royal Albatross will whisk you along the coastlines of Singapore, sweep past beautiful islands, and host your proposal in the company of clear waters, and the vast, blue sky.

Proposal Packages Singapore – The Perfect Set-Up

To thoroughly impress your beloved and give them a surprise proposal they’ll never forget, the beautiful atmosphere on board our sailing ship is what we proudly offer.

Beyond that, the inclusion of a careful selection of drinks — delightful cocktails, champagnes and such — as well as some lively entertainment will certainly further brighten up that smile on your lover’s face.

And should you want to thoroughly pamper your significant other, the “Love Nest Under The Stars” package even includes a scrumptious 3-course Seafood or Western dinner.

This ensures that both your hearts and tummies will be full during the entire sailing experience.

And if you prefer a private proposal venue for an intimate gathering with your love, fret not, as the tall ship’s dynamic nature caters to all couples. Our experienced crew will meet your every need, offering service that is both discreet and professional.

Alternatively, our “World Exclusive Top Of The World” package can satisfy any thrill-seeking couple. Make your proposal adventurous by scaling our tall mast. You’d literally feel atop the world as out mast will give you a vantage point that’s right in the middle of the sea.

Not only that, let our cameras take memorable pictures of the both of you with the backdrop of Singapore’s stunning city skyline.

Surprise Proposal – The Most Important Moment

Proposals are precious moments that can last a lifetime. It is, therefore, absolutely vital to make it as unique as possible.

Here at the Royal Albatross, we aim to do all we can to ensure that your proposal will go smoothly and successfully.

Thus, for an unforgettable proposal venue in the quaint waters of the Lion City, make a booking with us on the Royal Albatross today!

3 Themed Party Ideas For A Good Time On The Royal Albatross

How do you to make parties extra fun and last longer? Here are some ideas that will get your party buzzing before it even starts. After all, trying out different outfits in preparation for the gathering always gets people talking and makes for an exciting process.

For this reason, themed parties set the perfect stage for your creativity to shine, giving you limitless opportunities to go crazy with your get-ups and programmes.

And if you’re lucky enough to be hosting an event, a well-thought theme can be an excellent source of inspiration for the kinds of deco you’d want. Beyond the costumes or dress code, you can further the immersion into a different era or place.

On that note, why not up the ante and host your next jamboree on a luxurious tall ship? You’d still be able to come up with all kinds of unique ideas — the only remarkable difference? You’d be partying with the backdrop of the sea.

That being said, here are three kinds of themed parties you’d totally want to have onboard the majestic Royal Albatross.

1. Nautical Theme

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If you’re a party planner who believes that the “genius is in the obvious”, then the nautical theme is a no-brainer.

With the Royal Albatross as your ultimate prop, be your own captain and sail the high seas with a sailor’s uniform, greeting guests with a tip of your peaked cap.

Alternatively, you could impress with the classic blue and white combination, a definitive colour palette that dives right into the heart of all things nautical.

2. Hollywood Theme

A popular idea amongst seasoned party goers, this theme always gets it right. After all, it’s how the stars do it!

Furthermore, a significant advantage of this theme is its flexibility. Are you a fan of soccer legend David Beckham, or are you a pop diva at heart and would instead dress as his wife, fashion icon Victoria Beckham? For this particular theme, either is fine!

And who said geeks can’t do the red carpet? With the Avengers making multiple appearances on the big screen, Hollywood is just as much about the Incredible Hulk and Thor as it is about singers and actors.

The Hollywood theme is for anyone. And the sky’s the limit with what you can do with it.

3. En Blanc Theme

Minimalism is undoubtedly in trend. And there are few things more minimalist than an all-white party.

On that note, having a simple, streamlined and elegant party is a different way of doing things — perfect for those who don’t want the hassle of colour-coordinating everything in sight.

Best for a dinner event, the en Blanc theme also has deep ties to all things delicious. Hence, this idea is excellent for hosts whose guests are unapologetic foodies!

Conclusion

It’s easy to see that themed parties double the fun. Hence, for an enjoyable time, you should hold your next themed party onboard the Royal Albatross!​

Why we should be celebrating the Trump-Kim summit

This historical summit happening right on our shores in Singapore is going to be written in the history books in golden letters as it marks the start of a new era not just in the Korean Peninsula but for world peace. Let’s come together to celebrate this historical landmark event with Royal Albatross’s Peace Cruise.

Singapore at the Centre of the World

Politicians and media alike are viewing held the Trump-Kim meeting as the most significant diplomatic event of the decade. President Donald Trump announced our island-state as the venue to host this an all-important meeting pick after several weeks of speculation. Before then, the media named a few usual favourites like Switzerland and even Thailand volunteered to host.

The choice by both countries is a vote of confidence for Singapore sterling reputation as a peacemaker, neutral party, and a bastion of stability and security. Some of the most remembered diplomatic events in Singapore are the China-Taiwan meeting between Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting, and the annual Shangri-La Dialogue. Singapore’s good relations with so many nations is also why the media named its passport as the top in the world.

Regional Security and World Peace

Tensions in the region are regularly fired up over the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and between claimants in the South China Sea dispute. Having one of these perennial issues solved would mean greater stability in the Asia Pacific region.

Previous US Presidents traditionally hold a vague and uneasy stance over issues like North Korea and Taiwan. But since winning the election, Trump has introduced a different baseline for talks with his tit-for-tat rhetoric. His line of diplomacy has opened a way for this historic moment to happen that no other presidents were able to accomplish.

This historic summit and his mounting accomplishments during his presidency are the reason why his allies have pledged to support him as a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019. The talks on 12 June might not produce a peace treaty nor denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula immediately, but they could very well lead to one in days to come. All in all, this is one global celebration you should not miss.

Sailing Happily Ever After into the Sunset

With the multilateral “Happily Ever After” imminent, the Royal Albatross is celebrating the Trump-Kim Summit with a Peace Cruise.

Guests onboard the Peace Cruise will be treated to a Western-Asian fusion buffet and our Olive Branch Martini as welcome drink to mark our contribution to world peace and giving the world citizens a reason to celebrate this monumental summit on our shores. With that, peace lovers can feast and drink cocktails and soju on the decks of the 4-mast tall ship as they sail towards a better tomorrow.

For those unable to go on the cruise, you can always get the Peace-Za and Olive Branch Martini in The Peace Deal during our restaurant’s opening hours.

Join the Royal Albatross, beyond its previous life sailing past the Trump Tower along Chicago River, to this historic moment in Singapore celebrating in a joyous occasion for World Peace.

FATHER’S DAY 2018:
5 TYPES OF DAD AND WHY EACH WILL LOVE THE ROYAL ALBATROSS

Every dad is special and unique. Each has their own personalities, interests, quirks, and so on. Despite their differences, all dads will love the gift of a luxury cruise experience this Father’s Day. Here are 5 types of dads and why each will love, appreciate and jump at the chance to sail the magnificent Royal Albatross!

1. The Adventure Dad

He is first and foremost a passionate outdoorsman. When adventure calls, this dad won’t be one to turn it down.

This Indiana Jones-Esq father has probably experienced his fair share of escapades. Be it a strongmen marathon, a hike in the wilderness or a sky-high rock climbing crusade, he has braved them all thoroughly and with style.

That being said, the Royal Albatross is perfect for this thrill-seeking dad. The cruise is an outdoors experience unlike any other and unapologetically brings its guests to the doorstep of nature.

From whisking past the exquisite islands of Singapore’s southern coasts to witnessing the vivid greenery of the forests, the tall ship’s trip is packed with excitement, fun, and will no doubt leave the explorer in dad feeling utterly blessed and buzzed!

2. The Geeky Dad

This particular father may not be the ultimate macho man. But, it would be a mistake to count him out! For what he lacks in brawn he makes up for in brain power.

In this, the Royal Albatross is sure to impress. In 2008, the tall ship actually appeared in the Batman Movie, “The Dark Knight”.

On that note, we think that regardless of whether dad is a Marvel or DC fan, the fact that he’ll have a chance to jump aboard Batman’s ride will make the geek in him dizzy with excitement.

Hence, for the ultimate geek-out session, grab your dad, hop on to the side of justice and defeat evil with the trusty, imposing, and ultra-cool Royal Albatross.

3. The Foodie Dad

Bringing the old adage “fire in the belly” to a whole new level, the foodie dad has an unparalleled passion for all things delicious.

A connoisseur of sorts, this dad’s refined palate can only be matched by his voracious and hearty appetite.

If that’s the case, rest your fork and spoon and be assured that dad will totally relate to the Royal Albatross. After all, we always make sure our guests are well-fed while they tour the seas.

From a plethora of international dishes, ranging from satisfying roasts, crispy samosas to lovingly-prepared puddings, we know the foodie dad will rub his hands in glee and readily sink his teeth into our specially curated delights!

4. The Stylish Dad

Say no more about this particular dad.

This stylish pop is the dapper gentleman at every party; he’s the kinda guy who will make all the teachers swoon during meet-the-parent conferences; and the tall, dark and handsome “James Bond” who managed to win over your equally beautiful mom.

Well, if the above description reminds you of your father, then rest assured that the Royal Albatross will perfectly match his intricate tastes.

To begin with, the tall ship’s interior has been thoughtfully designed. Its rooms are luxurious, warm and cosy. From plush leather seats to exclusive and discreet service from our experienced staff, the ship is all about bringing guests back in time to the golden age of sail.

On that note, feel free to tour our swanky Grand Salon or enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and skyline at the upper deck.

Either way, we think dad will feel right at home onboard the Royal Albatross. And yes, we know, his martini has to be “shaken, not stirred”.

5. The Absent-minded Dad

Out of all the fathers mentioned above in this listicle, this particular category might resonate with you the most.

The absent-minded dad is the father that works hard to provide for his family. Never one to complain, he sees his sacrifice as a way to give his family a better life. Because of this, he tends to forget about himself.

That being said, we think all dads do plenty for their families and deserve to be pampered this Father’s Day. While the Royal Albatross offers many forms of entertainment, it is ultimately a getaway from city life.

It’s also a great place to help dad forget about his woes and at the same time, enjoy a day out with his loved ones.

You know this is one great plan, so book your tickets now and make this Father’s Day a memorable one for the most important man in your life!

Harbour Cruise Singapore

SINGAPORE’S ONLY HARBOUR CRUISE IS GREAT FOR A SINGAPORE DAY TRIP WITH THE FAMILY

Are you looking for a great new experience for the family? Going on the only harbour cruise Singapore offers could be perfect for you. The best part is that it is on a unique a tall ship, yes the same type of ship featured in the Pirate of the Caribbean Movies. With the Royal Albatross, you’ll enjoy an open deck under her tall masts and billowing sails giving you the best views of Singapore’s skyline from afar as you cruise through calm port waters.

On the Royal Albatross, other than the harbour cruise, you and your family can get to enjoy a range of entertainment including a guided tour or mast climb that will make your harbour cruise an unforgettable experience. Curious about what goes on behind the scenes of such a magnificent ship? You and your family can sign up for guided tours onboard and even have a chat with the Captain and Chief Mate! For those who are more adventurous, you can sign up for the Mast Climb and other team building activities onboard before your sail!

Habour Cruise – Dining

The dining experience on the Royal Albatross is something to look forward to. Indulge in tantalising flavours while you enjoy cool winds on your harbour cruise. Like a few cocktails to end off your meal? Visit the bar to choose from a range of concoctions.

Although Singapore might be a little red dot on the map, there are lots of exciting attractions that are great for you and your family, especially in Sentosa, easily accessible right opposite Harbourfront. You could spend the day at RWS or the beach and end your perfect day with a harbour cruise in your itinerary will make your tour around Singapore all the more unique. With family-friendly activities, delicious cuisines, and an amazing backdrop of the sea, a harbour cruise will definitely be an unforgettable experience. Not only will you get to spend time with your loved ones, but you’ll also be able to tour Singapore and marvel at unique sights that not many tourists will get the chance to enjoy.

Book our Harbour Cruise with your family today!

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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…)

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.