FOLLOWING the very successful staff trip to Thailand over the New Year of 2008. First Mallorca arranged a further complimentary staff holiday and seminar this January 2010 to Singapore. The trip organised as a “thank you” to the company's employees for their superb efforts during 2009 in achieving a record degree of client satisfaction and a near record turnover which surpassed all earlier expectations.

Singapore was selected as a seminar destination to familiarize the First Mallorca team with the residential real estate market in a dynamic city market environment and to experience first hand the professionalism in that sector and to feel and touch the city's exciting commercial architecture. Thirty three persons travelled on a 5 star arrangement - Flying via Barcelona on Singapore Airlines the group arrived, following breakfast on board, to the impressive Singapore Changi airport where they were transported along a masterpiece of environmental landscaping - the East Coast road. A delightful route under exotic trees and lined with flowering borgainville until the Marina Bay extension to the city centre and built on reclaimed land reclaimed from the sea. A further five minutes the group's base - the city's best located hotel, the five-star Marriott, brilliantly located on the corner of the pulsating Scotts and Orchard Road shopping area.

Fourteen staff member of First Mallorca remained in Majorca to provide a service to clients visiting the island during this period. To qualify for the trip First Mallorca team members most have been employed over a period of one calendar year. Various complimentary activities and excursions were arranged, including guided visits to Singapore's China Town and Little India, a candle light waterfront dinner, a boat tour to see the spectacular and altra modern architecture of the city's business area,the futuristic cultural and entertainment areas and the amazing Marina Bay Sands Hotel which claims the highest hotel swimming pool in the world. A sensational 150 metres infinity swimming pool, 200 metres above the ground and set in an spectacular one hectare sky terrace resembling a ship left high and dry on top the of the hotel's three accommodation buildings.

In addition the group enjoyed a truly magical Singapore Zoo night safari. One cannot exaggerate the enjoyment, surprise and sensation of this remarkable zoo environment where the animals live in natural surrroundings and appear to have no barrier between them and visiting humans. A cable-car ride from Mount Faber to the neighbouring island of Sentosa and and a visit to a leading Singapore real estate agent and developer were two of several additional activities the group enjoyed outside of exploring the fabulous shopping Singapore is famed for. This tiny country is a fairy tale of success on several levels - city planning, infrustructure, social adhesion, financial stability and personal safety. The First Mallorca team were truly impressed and clearly loved the city's exuberance, its vitality, ease and quality of the city transport and the quality and enthusiam of Singapore's excellent standard of service. On the final night the group were invited to a cocktail in the Raffles Hotel Long Bar to sample the famed Singapore Sling, followed the coacktail the First Mallorca group were a hosted to a dinner in the Raffles Steak Bar.

Robert Maunder & Heidi Stadler, owners of First Mallorca hope to continue these staff incentive trips to highlight alternative approaches and methods to doing business in various locations, conditions and financial environments.


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