I was coming home from a quick trip at work when I noticed this HUGE ship at the harbour. Eventually, I found out that it was the Russian tallship Pallada, currently berthed at VivoCity, a mall in Singapore.

I snapped some photos of it, and even managed to take a photo of an authentic Russian sailor, I bet they have to go through the best boating license practice test in order to manage this thing!

I found out that you can get on-board the Pallada for free! You can take a free tour of the Pallada tomorrow, March 13, at 10am, 11am, 12nn, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Be sure to bring your passport (if you’re a foreigner) or your IC (if you’re Singaporean).

Some info on the Pallada, via SchoonerMan:

Flag: Russia
Rig: Full-rigged ship
Homeport: Vladivostok, Russia
Normal cruising waters: Worldwide
Sparred length: 356′ 4″
Draft: 22′ 4″
Beam: 45′ 9″
Hull: Steel

Pallada is the fifth ship of the Dar Mlodziezy-class built in  Gdarmsk, Poland during the 1980’s. Unlike her white- hulled sisters, Pallada has a black hull with false gunports and resembles the great Russian Barque Kruzenshtern. She is named for the Greek goddess Pallas Athena. She is owned by Dalryba, a conglomerate of fishing companies, and offers sail training to foreign marine-college cadets.

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