10 min­utes with... co-founder, Ras­cal Repub­lic

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What is the busi­ness model of Ras­cal Repub­lic?

Ras­cal Repub­lic is con­sid­ered the pi­o­neer of ex­pe­ri­en­tial in­vest­ment. We present dy­namic in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in both lux­ury sea voy­ages and eclec­tic land and villa ven­tures. We are a a port­fo­lio of de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties that of­fer fi­nan­cial and life­style re­turns. From Sin­ga­pore’s breath­tak­ing 1-Al­ti­tude rooftop bar to iconic lux­ury yacht Ras­cal, our ex­ist­ing projects span the yacht­ing, travel & tourism, ho­tel & real es­tate, food & bev­er­age and blockchain sec­tors.

What has been your most mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence through Ras­cal Repub­lic?

It is when we set up Ras­cal Voy­ages, carv­ing a niche in the lux­ury hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try. Right now, Ras­cal is the most talked about lux­ury Phin­isi yacht, of­fer­ing be­spoke voy­ages through the In­done­sian ar­chi­pel­ago. We are also com­mit­ted to help save and con­serve the marine life. Ras­cal Voy­ages was cre­ated in or­der to ed­u­cate hol­i­day go­ers about these en­dan­gered crea­tures and the fleet is now ex­pand­ing to more ar­eas. Soon, new Ras­cal yachts will serve the In­dian Ocean and the Gulf of Thai­land, of­fer­ing unique itin­er­ar­ies around The Mal­dives and Cam­bo­dia.

How do you split your time be­tween In­done­sia and Sin­ga­pore? I’m just thank­ful that Sin­ga­pore is home to one of the best air­ports in the world. Trav­el­ling to In­done­sia takes two and a half hours, and I do this fort­nightly. Fly­ing back and forth is like a daily com­mute for me.

What’s your favourite fes­tive food?

I love my fam­ily’s roasted turkey with the tra­di­tional trim­mings. My home is the U.K., so my fam­ily will gather ev­ery Christ­mas over a ta­ble filled with dishes, such as Pigs in a Blan­ket, roasted cauliflow­ers and broc­coli and, of course, the cran­berry sauce for my favourite roasted turkey stuffed with chest­nuts.

How are you go­ing to spend your hol­i­days?

My wife and I have re­cently pur­chased a house in Hol­land Vil­lage. We are in the midst of mov­ing in. I will spend time ex­plor­ing the neigh­bour­hood to dis­cover the ex­cit­ing eats avail­able.

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