China’s Luxurious Floating Aircraft-Carrier Hotel

 

The Kiev, a 1,000 foot vessel, once the pride of the flagship of the mighty Soviet navy’s Pacific fleet (first began December 1972), serving them well for almost twenty years, as well as being able to hold more than a thousand crewmen, she could be loaded with dozens of missiles – some nuclear-tipped.

But now the Kiev is leading a much more sedate & humble life . . . available for business retreats, intimate getaways or simple relaxation (without actually getting away). That’s because the Chinese have bought the aircraft carrier and transformed her into a floating luxury hotel, the world’s first luxury aircraft carrier hotel, costing $15 Million.

It’s strange to think that a ship that was once a weapon of war is now a place of relaxation and fine dining.

The Kiev will stay permanently docked at theTianjin Binhai Aircraft Carrier Theme Park. Much as a Soviet-era sailor might resent the indignity, Kiev won’t go back out to sea. She’ll entertain guests and clients at anchor, a bizarre museum to a different country’s naval power. Guests will relax with Western-style cuisine in ornate luxury suites, dreaming of Chinese seapower.

Sold to Tianjin International Recreation Port in 2000, the Kiev has been refitted, furbished & transformed into a world-class floating hotel with 148 room – including two presidential suites, three VIP guest rooms and 137 standard rooms. Since it was purchased over a decade ago, the Kiev has also been upgraded with a luxury restaurant – something the original crew would have no doubt killed for.

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Source: China Daily

Photos: DWP/WENN/All Over Press

Be A Steward Not An Owner

Be a Steward Not an Owner

4634bannersichuan_2God’s Gift- Sichuan A Land of Abundant Beauty

“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

– Matthew 10:39


Human beings have a tendency to go through life accumulating things. Often enough we find those possessions not entirely needed or used. As a matter of fact, we become possessed by the possessions we possess. This may sound ridiculous but the fact holds true when we look at them perspectively. We are worried and constantly plagued by the fear if things get lost, damaged, or stolen; insurance, security and a host of others. In a word, we are not free of our possessions. Remember the time when we care for the precious car more than our wife and family.

Sometime or other, we are each a victim of burglary or theft, and house break-in. The fear of safety and security with our house keeps us from the peace of mind when going on vacation. Even our pet and garden present themselves as hindrances from going away on holidays. Can we ever enjoy life free from worries and care?

It is by the grace of God that things come to our possession. We are at best custodians or stewards. We come into this world naked and empty-handed, and when we finally leave it all possessions are left behind. We can’t take them with us, be it money or things.In 1 Peter 4:10, it is advocated that: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”

As with things, so it is with our lives. But when we surrender ourselves to God together with our possessions, He would then bless us back manifold in return. To gain life we must first lose it along with our possessions. Place all trust and faith in Him. Let Him be the worrier and rid us of all fears and worries.

God wants to bless us abundantly. But we must let Him do it in His way and not our way. Until and unless we understand this principle, life will always be one of futility and vanity.

You need to stretch out your hands & unclench your fists before you can receive.

  • Paul Chong