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Make wellness a priority for you and your family at Bedok Reservoir Clubhouse

Is self-improvement and general well-being on the agenda in 2023? Find benefits in these activities offered by tenants at the newest HomeTeamNS clubhouse.


The pandemic has highlighted the importance of looking after one’s mental health, and research has found that one should start young. For instance, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in seven adolescents (10 to 19 years old) experiences mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or behavioural problems, that remain mostly untreated.

In a bid to foster well-being for the family, the new HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir offers activities – like a gamified obstacle course and Singapore’s longest indoor waterslide – that provide endless fun, as well as others that can help to build a loved one’s physical and mental resilience.


With over 20 outlets island-wide, Playfacto’s integrated approach to learning nurtures well-being and character-building, while introducing topics like Robotics and Mathematics.

Playfacto, which conducts classes for primary and pre-primary schoolers, believes its environment inculcates collaborative soft skills like communication to foster positive relationships for well-rounded development.

With such an approach, parents can rest easy when leaving their children with the professionals at the centre, as they enjoy the other facilities at the HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir for some couple time.


Photo: The Dance Station

The Dance Station has been helping children discover the joy of rhythmic movement since 1981, offering ballet, hip-hop and jazz classes to fit different goals. Its third outlet, at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, once again promises a hi-energy experience, this time in a scenic new spot.

With its “more-than-just-dance” ethos, The Dance Station takes a holistic approach through its five pillars of growth, which touch on the cognitive, emotional, physical, social and integrity aspects of a child’s development. The trainers identify and try to bridge gaps in their students’ learning, before applying techniques that align with their learning style to encourage personal growth across these levels.

Benefits such as aerobic and core-strengthening are apparent when it comes to dancing. Still, research
has also shown that it is a form of physical activity that can help children with certain behavioural challenges, thanks to its many levels of engagement. The social benefits of dancing with others can also help build a person’s confidence and sense of self-worth.


Photo: Trifecta Martial Arts

Martial arts can help to instil a sense of discipline and natural self-confidence, along with increased agility and strength. Studies suggest that martial arts also helps to reduce aggression in adolescents. Trifecta Martial Arts in the clubhouse offer classes for children and adults, making it possible for parents to bond with their children.

Mr Ivan Howden enrolled his son in Taekwondo when he was five years old, and has seen how it has taught him qualities such as resilience and commitment. After acquiring a black belt, the boy moved on to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The proud dad says that apart from the mental benefits, his son can jump, spin 360 degrees and break a wooden board with his feet. “He thinks that’s pretty cool, and so do I,” said Mr Howden.


Photo: Yoga Inc

Yoga is an extremely accessible enrichment activity. Suitable even for those who aren’t naturally athletic, it focuses on progressive stretching and toning. For those who believe in the benefits of meditation but are unable to focus, yoga’s gradual and mindful poses help to build inner awareness by focusing a person’s attention on their body’s abilities.

Yoga Inc brings their menu of courses to Bedok Reservoir, from gentle Hatha to the more rigorous Flow yoga, allowing participants to expand their range of physicality to grow balance, core strength, flexibility and stamina. For children, this can help bolster awareness of their bodies and its limits, reducing the risk of accidents caused by over-exertion. For the parents, picking up the practice with them is a relaxing way to bond as a family.

For the latest updates on the enrichment facilities above, visit our website and Facebook page. Visit the new HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir and explore the many facilities catered to support your family’s lifestyle.

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10 short hops from Singapore for HomeTeamNS members to check out

Recharge your mind and body with a brief getaway from the Lion City, and snag attractive hotel and leisure deals for HomeTeamNS members.


1. Penang, Malaysia

Source: Hard Rock Hotels

From colorful street art to Instagram-worthy heritage buildings such as the elegant Victorian Eastern & Oriental Hotel and world-renowned street food, Penang’s George Town is arguably one of Malaysia’s most vibrant locales. When you’re done gorging on regional delicacies such as Sister Yao’s char koay kak (radish cake fried in sweet black sauce) at Macalistar Lane, don’t forget to stroll the old streets or snap pictures from the 68th-storey Rainbow Skywalk and Observatory Deck at Komtar Tower. Love a good bargain? Don’t forget to hit up the Batu Ferringhi Night Market.

Getting there: A 90-minute flight from Singapore

2. Belitung Island, Indonesia


Located off the eastern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, rustic Belitung Island has in recent years been gaining a reputation as the ideal alternative to the party haven of Bali. It was the backdrop for charming coming-of-age Indonesian film Laskar Pelangi, adapted from the eponymous novel by Andrea Hirata. Let your hair down and catch a tan on the island’s pristine white sand beaches, and be sure to check out the breathtakingly beautiful white clay mine at Tanjung Pandan. The town of Manggar also serves up some delicious coffee.

Getting there: An hour’s flight from Jakarta.

3. Da Nang, Vietnam


Previously known as the boondocks of Vietnam, Da Nang is today one of the most vibrant cities in the country that is renowned for its livability. It’s not difficult to see why many have now dubbed this place the Miami of Vietnam – it has stunning river bridges, picture-perfect beaches, charming French colonial buildings and a vivacious gastronomy scene to boot. Be sure to check out the city’s famous dragon bridge, hike through the picturesque Ba Na Hills, and party the night away at Sky36, the highest sky bar in Vietnam.

Getting there: A two-and-a-half hour flight from Singapore

4. Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia

Source: Legoland Malaysia

Fancy a quick family getaway that is both affordable and kid-friendly? Head across the Causeway to Johor’s administrative capital Iskandar Puteri and spend a day at LEGOLAND theme park. Those looking for something more adventurous can also check out the EnergX Park, touted as Asia’s largest indoor extreme park that delivers an adrenaline rush with activities such as go-karting, dodge ball and trampolining.

Getting there: A 90-minute drive from downtown Singapore. Alternatively, hop onto a bus at the Tuas Checkpoint

5. Cempedak Island, Indonesia

Perform sun salutations on golden sand, get pampered with a massage and admire the pristine coral reefs at this adults-only private island that’s ideal for a romantic escape. You can immerse yourself in the dreamy natural surrounds at its sprawling grass-roofed bamboo villas that are open to the bracing sea breeze and feature private plunge pools.

Getting there: An hour-long high-speed catamaran ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bintan, followed by a car ride and another short boat ride

6. Desaru, Malaysia

Source: One and Only Resorts

It isn’t surprising that this beach resort in Malaysia has always been one of the most popular destinations for Singaporeans: there’s something for everyone, from golf courses to nature hikes and waterparks, where HomeTeamNS members can enjoy special promos at Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast. Looking to live it up in style? New luxury resort One & Only Desaru Coast boasts an exceptional collection of suites – including one fringed by lush rainforest – a tony beach club, omakase restaurant and spa that combines western and eastern treatments in a tranquil setting shimmering with a lotus pond.

Getting there: A 90-minute ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Desaru Coast, or a 3-hour drive from Singapore.

7. Phuket, Thailand

Source: Boathouse Phuket

Boasting scrumptious Thai food, gorgeous white sand beaches and an effervescent nightlife scene, Phuket is a safe bet for a getaway that packs a punch. If lazing on the beach all day isn’t your idea of fun, strap on those boots and trek through the serene Khao Lak National Park. Rum aficionados should check out the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery, where the spirit is distilled from Thai sugarcane in French Armagnac copper stills.

Getting there: A two-hour flight from Singapore

8. Batam, Indonesia

Source: Tempat Senang Boutique Hotel & Spa via Facebook

If your idea of a blissed out sojourn is spending an entire day at the spa without breaking the bank, look no further. Located at Batam Island, the Tempat Senang Boutique Hotel & Spa offers a wide range of treatments ranging from Balinese massage to hot herbal compresses, foot reflexology and body scrubs. A full-day spa on the weekend typically costs just S$294 per person. How’s that for value? While you’re there, don’t miss out on amazing hawker fare at the open-air A2 Foodcourt next to Batam City Square mall. Cap your meal with coffee while lounging on colourful bean bags at the Cheryl Signature Cafe at Bengkong Laut.

Getting there: A 45-minute ferry ride from Harbourfront Center

9. Bali, Indonesia

Bali Safari and Marine Park
Source: Bali Safari and Marine Park

The Island of Gods is as synonymous with fiercely guarded traditions and festivals such as Nyepi (the Hindu Day of Silence), as it is with pulsating nightlife and family-friendly attractions. Acceding to your teens’ pleas to take them to Waterbom Bali or Splash Water Park Bali at the Finns Recreation Club (sip on mimosas while they play) will render you the popular parent, while the entire family will surely get a kick out of Bali Safari and Marine Park. The latter is where you can spot the endangered Sumatran tiger and formidable Komodo Dragon that’s endemic to islands within Komodo National Park. Check the troops into the centrally located and ever-buzzy Hard Rock Hotel Bali, where you can enjoy promotional room rates.

Getting there: A two-and-a-half hour flight from Singapore

10. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Source: Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Renowned for its multitude of food and leisure options, Kuala Lumpur is a highly urbanised city with surprising pockets of nature. Enjoy idyllic spots such as the KL Forest Eco Park in the heart of the city and the Perdana Botanical Garden. Have kids in tow? They’d love spending a day at KidZania KL.

Getting there: A one-hour flight or five-hour drive from Singapore

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Climb, conquer and enjoy an enhanced digital experience at Action Motion

Experience physical entertainment at Singapore’s first-ever gamified multi-tier obstacle course, located in HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir.


If you are someone who spends most of the day seated at your job, finding the motivation to get active is always a challenge. But if there are two things that usually do the trick, we’d say it’s the promise of some friendly competition combined with a hearty dose of fun. So, when the invitation came to try the new Action Motion at the launch of HomeTeamNS’ newest clubhouse at Bedok Reservoir, it was easy for me to say yes and jump right in!


The giant space that is Action Motion is unmissable as one enters the Bedok Reservoir clubhouse lobby. Set to the right of the entrance, the sprawling grounds are home to five different experiences that cater to players of all inclinations.

The largest of these is the Rapid Action obstacle course, Singapore’s first score tabulation gamified obstacle course. As players work their way through the course elements, they tap their RFID wrist tags at various recording stations. This tracks their progress and displays their times on a public screen. For groups, this can spur some epic competition. As a solo player, I pitted myself against the day’s scores, or attempted to set personal bests.

My first challenge at Rapid Action were three motorised and five static elements in a U-shaped route. After understanding how the gamified system worked, I launched myself into the giant playground, hoping my limbs would cooperate. Sure, the course offers easier ways to negotiate certain elements, but where’s the fun in that? I got a good workout navigating the first course, with spinning rods and hoops testing my timing, and unexpected stubs jutting out to delay my way across a wall. And if you miss, worry not — your fall is cushioned by ball pits. I found that the array of elements nicely balanced the need for agility, hand-eye coordination, balance and strength, and this deskbound noob actually breezed through the courses with decent scores.

The easier options makes the course more accessible to a wider age range, while alternative choices at certain junctions offer opportunities for repeated play. The advanced stage, though, was literally on another level. There were similarly eight elements there, with a safety net below, but finessing them required a lot more skill. For instance, one element contained ropes dangling like vines that would have you swinging like Tarzan, and another that looked like giant slices of Swiss cheese that you need to hook yourself through.


Tapping once again on technology, I headed for some augmented reality fun at Valo Climb and Valo Jump. Valo Jump is housed in a netted platform with a large bouncing mat. Camera sensors detected and monitored my jumps, and were linked to the movements of my avatar on the giant screen. I first picked out one of the five different augmented environments that corresponded to different difficulty levels (I was a bit winded so I chose the easiest). What emerged was an animated canyon setting where I had to bounce on a bridge to knock off birds and fishes to gain points, while an octopus tried to hold me down on the screen.

The engaging visual nature of the games made this suitable for all ages and it also distracted from how much of a workout one gets while playing. Players can share their emails to receive a copy of their gameplay video.

Valo Climb takes place on two bouldering walls, which can be adjusted to different heights and difficulty levels. Using precise motion sensors, players can attempt various augmented reality challenges that are projected onto the walls. My challenge required me to whack out bats from a forest. Despite the limited wall space, there was still plenty of room to clamber across. The nearby seats made this especially good for groups as spectators could cheer on their favourite players.


For rock climbers, the Ascend Lab is your go-to station. It offers 10 lanes of varying difficulty, with two black courses as the most difficult options. Ascend Lab also includes automated belay systems, which means solo climbers can enjoy sessions to their heart’s content, especially since the courses are refreshed twice a month.

For those new to rock-climbing, on-site briefings allow anyone to enjoy the routes. Again, I picked the easier yellow route, and had a great time figuring out the ways I could move up the wall. Because this was not timed in any way, I also felt this installation was more evenly-paced and less competitive, which had its appeal.

Motion Mesh had a similar vibe, as the netted cube was a rope maze that was similar to a playground. I had to climb up a tunnel to the second tier and then make my way down to the lower ball pit. While ideal for children who love to explore, I was told that adult teams have enjoyed using it as a quirky meeting venue, or turned into a small course for bonding events.


After attempting all five experiences at Action Motion, my body was feeling worse for wear – although I was grinning throughout. By adding so many elements of play into the games here, I had a solid workout that was also plenty of fun. With its wide array of customisable features for all body types, Action Motion also ensures that players of all ages can enjoy their facilities.

Tickets to Action Motion start from S$35 for HomeTeamNS members (Tuesdays to Fridays) and include savings of up to S$10 when you come as a group of four during weekends, public holidays and their eves, and school holidays.

For safety purposes, guests are required to be taller than 125cm and lighter than 120kg. Children under 12 years old have to be supervised by their guardians. The high-grip Action Motion socks are compulsory and cost S$4 a pair, but free socks will be given to all participants during the first three months of their official opening (until March 15).

When booking, pick out the time slots you prefer, and enjoy free play within the allotted session (2.5 hours on weekdays and 3 hours on weekends). I suggest timing it with a relaxing soak in the clubhouse’s waterfront infinity pool right after, or having a meal at one of the many eateries. Action Motion also includes event room usage – ideal for parties or corporate bonding sessions.

Unplug yourself for a day and find fitness and play at the new Action Motion located at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir.

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HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir: Where the indoors and outdoors meet

Live it up on the waterfront, at this new venue nestled in Bedok Reservoir Park whose facilities and activities are augmented by seamless digital solutions.



NSman SUPT (NS) Jason Lim had been looking for a special venue for his family to celebrate the year-end holidays, and eventually, he found just the place. “I had a Christmas party at the HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir,” said SUPT (NS) Lim. “It was beautiful – it overlooks the reservoir and I couldn’t ask for a better location,” he added. The waterfront experience is something you can’t find anywhere else, said SUPT (NS) Lim, who is the volunteer Chairman of the Branding and Publicity Committee of HomeTeamNS.

Situated by the reservoir, the design of HomeTeamNS’ newest clubhouse flows from the outside in, carrying with it nature’s sought-after qualities of light and airy spaces.

Inside, each of its five storeys is packed with activities and facilities, most of which offer front-row seats to unobstructed views of the reservoir that transport you far away from the crowds.


At the official opening of the clubhouse on 4 January, Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, said the clubhouse’s uniqueness as a waterfront haven was a vision more than six years in the making. “I specifically wanted a waterfront. This is going to be one-of-a- kind venue – I don’t think it can be replicated in terms of location,” said Mr Shanmugam.

Bedok Reservoir was the clear choice among the locations considered for the new clubhouse because of the exclusive view and the large area for development. Its location is also close to a big segment of HomeTeamNS members living in the east who can enjoy kayaking and dragon boating here. And the water sport options don’t end when the boats are docked. Just a few steps in, a wet obstacle rope course and Singapore’s longest indoor waterslide – all 114m of it – are ready for action at the three-storey Aqua Adventure, as is the six-lane 50m infinity pool overlooking the reservoir.


With such a unique vantage as part of the water and greenery of the reservoir park, HomeTeamNS is making sure it minimises any harm to its natural surroundings. The clubhouse has earned itself the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum certification – the highest sustainability standard for buildings – for its features that maximise energy efficiency and water conservation. “This includes the use of eco-friendly materials and systems, energy-efficient light fittings, use of solar photovoltaic panels, and a ‘blue & green’ roof to harness natural resources such as solar power and rainfall,” explained Ms Agnes Eu, Chief Executive of HomeTeamNS.


“We have moved beyond providing a traditional brick-and-mortar clubhouse experience for members,” said Ms Eu. In fact, the experience starts even before you reach the clubhouse.   

The HomeTeamNS Mobile App offers members access to a range of services like entering the reservoir-view Members Lounge and booking any of the 10 two-storey waterfront or garden-facing villas. The app also allows keyless access to the spacious three-bedroom villas – ranging from 144sqm to 157sqm in size – that are designed for large gatherings, with roof balconies and sheltered BBQ patios.

The latest tech will also help NSmen and their families level up for a multi-level obstacle course at Action Motion where the gamifier system lets players go up against each other in real-time through the leaderboard. The course has some serious digital cred, incorporating Augmented Reality (AR) bouldering walls and trampoline.


The 14,500sqm clubhouse was designed for Home Team NSmen by the people who know exactly what they want and need – their fellow NSmen. Mr Muhamad Azfar Bin Ramli, Chairman of the Bedok Reservoir Clubhouse Executive Committee, explained: “We wanted to provide a meeting place in the eastern region of Singapore for Home Team NSmen to host their cohesion activities, so that they may build and strengthen the bonds of friendship and camaraderie that they have forged during their experience serving NS together.”

SUPT (NS) Jason Lim understands this only too well. “In the midst of serving National Service it’s things like the Bedok Reservoir clubhouse that show the organisation is giving back to us as well – they’re giving us something nobody else has access to or the privilege of using,” he said.

Noting that with four HomeTeamNS clubhouses to choose from – Balestier, Bedok Reservoir, Bukit Batok and Khatib – Mr Lim said each one is unique in its own right for NSmen to use.”Go to the clubhouse based on the activity that you’re interested in,” Mr Lim advised fellow HomeTeam NSmen. “For the Bedok Reservoir clubhouse, it’s the water activities.”

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Maximise your membership with HomeTeamNS Rewards+

Here’s your handy guide to the newly-launched lifestyle rewards programme that offers greater perks to HomeTeamNS members.



If you frequent our HomeTeamNS clubhouses, we have great news for you. We’ve just launched HomeTeamNS Rewards+, a loyalty programme that promises more bang for your buck.

There are various ways for you and your family members to earn rewards each time you spend across HomeTeamNS facilities, from booking slots to enjoy HomeTeamNS-operated facilities such as Adventure HQ, to making payments for your Fitness Workz gym membership. The rewards also cover membership registrations and renewals.

Through the HomeTeamNS Rewards+ programme, we aim to recognise the tireless contributions of our Home Team NSmen, giving them more reasons to call our clubhouses home. Here’s how it works and where you can spend your points.


First order of business – what are the rewards called? They are known as +HPoints, and can be earned through eligible bookings, purchases, and HomeTeamNS membership registrations and renewals.

With every S$1 spent on eligible purchases, you will automatically receive 1 +HPoint in your account. However, a minimum expenditure of S$10 is required at checkout for +HPoints to be awarded. After accumulating 100 +HPoints, you are entitled to a S$1 redemption. This can be used to offset purchases made through the HomeTeamNS Mobile App. It doesn’t, however, apply to slot machine expenditure; purchase of discounted vouchers; payment of car park fees and fines; payment to external partners and fees for lost and damaged cards.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the term +HPoints was inspired by the term “HP (Health Points)” used in video games?


Earning +HPoints is easy. Simply update your HomeTeamNS Mobile App to gain access to the HomeTeamNS Rewards+ Programme. You can earn +HPoints when you sign up for (or renew) HomeTeamNS memberships, book an array of HomeTeamNS facilities and more. Imagine earning over 800 +HPoints just from East Villa bookings!

There will be more places to earn +HPoints in time to come. Check out our website or Facebook page for the latest updates.

Pro-tip: Be sure to redeem your +HPoints before they expire. The rewards are valid for one calendar year from the day they were credited into your account. For example, if you earned 100 +HPoints on 31 January 2023, these +HPoints will expire on 31 January 2024.


With the HomeTeamNS Mobile App, it’s easy to track your transaction history and points earned. The mobile app’s transaction page displays your expiring points, so all your hard-earned rewards won’t go to waste.

When it’s time to redeem your +HPoints, you can easily browse through the app to plan your next adventure at HomeTeamNS facilities.

If you’re new to the HomeTeamNS Mobile App, here’s why it’s good for you. The refreshed app, formerly known as GetKaki, is a one-stop shop for your all membership needs. Just a few taps will allow you to easily access the HomeTeamNS Members Lounge, book facilities and get first dibs on promotions.

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A peek behind the curtain of HomeTeamNS’ newest clubhouse

Members of the Clubhouse Development Committee (East) journey back to the development days of HomeTeamNS’ new waterfront haven.



The new HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir is officially open – and one of its most exciting facilities is the East Villa, comprising 10 beautiful waterfront villas.

But did you know that they narrowly escaped being simply called chalets, instead?

It was only after seeing the final design that the Clubhouse Development Committee (East) agreed that they were truly deserving of the title ‘villas’, recalled SUPT (NS) Jim Tan, Co-Chairman of the committee.

Along with Co-Chairman AC Kadir Maideen, Vice-Chairman LTC (NS) Nicholas Lee, and Committee Members DAC (NS) Yeo Kee Seah and SGT2 (NS) Shawn Quek, he sat down recently to take a look back at the fruitful process of creating HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir – and the committee’s hopes for how it will serve HomeTeamNS members in the future.


The key challenge of designing the Bedok Reservoir clubhouse was ensuring that it held all the facilities and spaces needed while still blending seamlessly into the surrounding greenery and water of its nature-rich setting. This turned out to be no easy task.

“The initial design from the architects, although meeting most of the operational requirements, did not capture this ‘blend-into-the-environment’ intention,” said SUPT (NS) Tan, who is a qualified and practicing architect specialising in digital delivery solutions for the built environment.

“We did not just want to build a clubhouse, we also really wanted to look after nature,” explained AC Kadir. “We did a biodiversity survey even before we appointed our consultants to have the experts assess the flora and fauna of the site. We did not want the building design to be too cold and blocky, which would stand out like a sore thumb in such a nice reservoir setting.”

After several rounds of design renditions and discussions, a decision was made to embark on a re-development of the design – a bold move that turned out to be the right one.

The re-development phase focused on the clubhouse façade. The final version features vertical fins, inspired by the shape of trees around the reservoir. An effort was also made to maximise the area’s idyllic views by giving clubhouse users more places to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Recalled AC Kadir: “I suggested that in order to not waste the space and potential of the roof, we make it part of the fifth level where the ManCaves are located. We communicated that to the designers, and that’s how we have the nice roof balconies today.”

When it came to the construction phase, another challenge emerged: Underground pipes owned by PUB had to be worked around, to avoid contaminating the reservoir’s water supply.

DAC (NS) Yeo, who has been in the security industry for many years and helped to assess the clubhouse’s surveillance set-up, said: “There were so many unknowns. The underground pipes already posed many challenges, and there were other surprises, such as pipes and cables that could have resurfaced as we dug the ground.”

Thankfully, the project’s consultants, architects, and contractors ensured that these problems were managed, and the completed clubhouse is now a one-of-a-kind attraction for HomeTeamNS members and their guests. 


The newest clubhouse under the HomeTeamNS Clubhouse Masterplan, HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, features state-of-the-art attractions.

As an example, AC Kadir cited the Action Motion, a first-in-Singapore digital active experience arena featuring an obstacle course, rock-climbing, and gamified user experience across all its five action zones. Users receive an RFID-enabled bracelet that records the points accumulated when it’s scanned at each obstacle course. They can check their live scores on the facility’s leaderboard and have some friendly competition with other users.

Those looking for less-competitive, family-friendly activities for all ages will be drawn to the clubhouse’s array of fun water-based options.

SGT2 (NS) Quek said that among his favourite features of the Bedok Reservoir clubhouse were the infinity pool and upcoming water activities along the reservoir’s waterfront. “I am also confident that the villas will be a big hit among our HomeTeamNS members,” he added. “They will provide a lot of fun times for many families and friends to enjoy. Situated at Bedok Reservoir, these villas are waterfront properties, and that itself has a certain allure.”

A splashing good time was also on the mind of LTC (NS) Lee, who said that he looked forward to going down Singapore’s longest indoor water slide at Aqua Adventure. “I can’t wait to let my kids have a go!”


In overseeing the development of the Bedok Reservoir clubhouse, the committee made sure to abide by the motto: “For NSmen, by NSmen”. They relied on research and surveys to learn what NSmen wanted: Space and facilities for interaction and gatherings, a family-oriented environment, and to have a clubhouse that they were proud to be associated with.

During the design phase, LTC (NS) Lee recalled mooting the idea of full-length swimming pools, to provide for NSmen who were avid swimmers wanting to do laps. “The end design did cater for some lanes to have the required length, so they could complete laps in a standard-sized pool.”

AC Kadir recalled how it was useful to have NSmen volunteers present at the meeting with the Urban Redevelopment Authority where the committee was justifying the need for a larger plot of land: “Part of the reason for our clubhouse to exist is that NSmen and NSFs can have cohesion at the unit level. To organise that, we cannot have a small space when we bring them in.”

He added that he hoped HomeTeamNS members would make use of the Bedok Reservoir clubhouse alongside their NS colleagues and families:

“We want our members to know that HomeTeamNS is very appreciative of them, and grateful for their contributions to NS, whether it’s NS active or NS reserve. We hope to look after them for many, many years with such clubhouse facilities, not only in Bedok Reservoir but across all the other clubhouses and programmes we organise at HomeTeamNS.”

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World Cup 2022: A tale of many cultures

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is more than just a chance to watch great football – it’s also a great opportunity to celebrate the cultures of other countries



Former Argentine national footballer and legend Sergio Aguero arguably summed up the global appeal of the World Cup best when he said: “The World Cup is a way of discovering other cultures. It’s up to us to break down the barriers between cultures. There’s no other way”. The FIFA World Cup is known for igniting the passion of football fans worldwide as they root for their favourite teams and players. But what if we told you that there’s more to uncover this season other than cheering through a screen?

As the games roll on and produce some unforgettable matches – from France’s sublime performances to Japan and Korea’s giant-killing feats on the pitch – it’s also raised interest in other countries, cultures and cuisines.


England’s World Cup group stage was concluded against Wales, which paved the way to their victory and set up a last-16 tie with Senegal. If you’re a big supporter of the Three Lions, known as the England national football team, why not get to know more about their culture too?

Besides football and other icons like the Royal Family – and yes, Harry Potter –horses also play a prominent role in English culture. During royal commemorations, weddings, festivals, soldiers on horseback are a sight to behold in England. While horses are a rare sight on our shores, what if we told you that you could trot to your heart’s content and experience that magnificent dream right here?

Gallop Stable at Pasir Ris and Horsecity

Gallop Stable offers a range of activities including riding lessons, pony rides and feeding sessions. Opened in 2003 with 13 ponies at Pasir Ris Park, Gallop Stable has expanded to Bukit Timah at the former Turf Club. HomeTeamNS members can enjoy exclusive rates for Pony Rides at S$8 (U.P. S$10), and 10% off regular riding rates (new students only) for Horse or Pony Riding Lessons until 30 June 2023. Simply flash your digital membership card found in the HomeTeamNS Mobile App upon checkout for the promotion.


Japan prides itself on its delectable sushi and the strong culture of cleanliness. Their shock win over Germany in the group stages captured headlines around the world. Equally noteworthy was the sight of Japanese spectators voluntarily helping to clean up the stands post-match. Even if you couldn’t be in Qatar to witness football history being made, there are other ways to celebrate all things Japan.

Hei Sushi (Halal)

Serving over 200 delectable Japanese dishes such as the Aburi & Tobimayo Sushi and Soft Shell Crab Udon, Hei Sushi is Singapore’s first halal-certified conveyor belt sushi restaurant. HomeTeamNS members can either enjoy 10% off the total bill, or a Tea Time Buffet at $19.80+ (U.P. $28.80+) at any Hei Sushi outlet.

Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi is also a conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Singapore that serves up affordable and authentic Japanese dishes such as Una Kyu Temaki and Cha Soba and Yasai Tempura Gozen. HomeTeamNS members enjoy 10% off the total bill until 31 August 2023. This promotion is valid at all outlets except Sakae Sushi Tai Seng.

Yunomori Onsen and Spa

Japanese hot springs, otherwise known as Onsen, are popular across Japan. Filled with mineral-rich warm waters, the baths are said to provide various health benefits and can help you to relax. If that sounds like something you need, we’ve great news. With a combination of traditional Japanese Onsen therapies and the healing effects of Thai massages, Yunomori Onsen & Spa allows you to experience a great escape to relaxation and rejuvenation. Be spoiled for choice from a total of 11 pools with six variations of baths and facilities like saunas and steam rooms. HomeTeamNS members get 10% off Onsen Entry (Day Pass) and is valid for new bookings only.

Simply flash your digital membership card found in the HomeTeamNS Mobile App upon checkout for the promotions above.


Germany, also known as ‘The Land of Poets and Thinkers’, is very well-known for getting together for city-wide festivals like Oktoberfest. Did you know that Germany produces over five thousand different types of beer and exports over 1.5 billion litres? About 7 million liters of beer are consumed during Oktoberfest alone!

Baden Restaurant & Pub

If you’re a fan of German football, how about popping open a cold one with your buddies at Baden Restaurant & Pub? Established in 1990, the pub is well-known for serving up a comprehensive range of beer, and popular menu items such as pork knuckle, currywurst, and schnitzels. HomeTeamNS members enjoy 15% discount for all food items, and an extended Happy Hour till 10pm on Monday to Saturday, and 12am on Sundays. Additionally, you can also enjoy a birthday drink on the house.

Simply flash your digital membership card found in the HomeTeamNS Mobile App upon checkout for the promotions above.


The Eiffel Tower in Paris and sweet-scented lavender fields in Provence are some of the most enchanting things about France. It’s common for locals and tourists to indulge in piping hot beignets paired with café au lait, or red Bordeaux accompanied by bread and cheese. With France becoming the first team to qualify for the Round of 16, what better way to celebrate than with a glass of red wine?

Sinopec Petrol Stations

From now till 31 December 2022, HomeTeamNS members can enjoy 50% off the Popular French (Bordeaux) Reds at all Sinopec petrol stations. Choose between Laville Pavillion Bordeaux and Duchesse De Berry Bordeaux at only S$24.50 per bottle. And most importantly, always remember to drink responsibly!

To enjoy this promotion, flash your digital membership card found in the HomeTeamNS Mobile App upon checkout for the promotions above.

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Make it a REAL® Run!

REAL® Run 2022 marked a welcome and popular return to a physical event.



In the early morning of 8 October 2022, close to 3,000 Home Team National Servicemen (NSmen), their loved ones and other avid runners gathered at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay for the REAL® Run. HomeTeamNS’ annual run was finally back as a physical race, and members eagerly soaked in the carnival-like atmosphere throughout the day.

Unique to this race, runners were flagged off by Singapore Police Force (SPF)’s Covert Bike and Emergency Response Team, and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)’s Fire Bike and Red Rhino. The runners were also greeted with a refreshing start, as the Red Rhinos sprayed water jets at the starting line. Guest-of-Honour Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, HomeTeamNS President and Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development, flagged off the event.


The run was open to group and individual competitors.

REAL® Run may be a race, but it is also an event for NSmen from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and SCDF to bond with one another. “I get to run with my father, which is something we can do together as a family, and together as Home Team members,” shared SC (NS) Muhammad Zidny Ilman Bin Edwan Nizar from the Public Transport Security Command (TransCom). It was his first time participating in REAL® Run with his father, COL (NS) Edwan Nizar from the 2nd SCDF Division, who is also a member of the Management Committee as the Co-Chairman of the Strategic Review Committee of HomeTeamNS.

Both NSmen and full-time National Servicemen (NSFs) competed in the 5km and 10km group and individual categories. For the 5km Flagbearer category, the NSmen from the Protective Security (ProCom) team of runners from SPF took first place, while the runners from the 4th SCDF Division came in second.


Supported by official sports care and recovery partners, STARBALM and, runners experienced a recovery massage performed using Theragun massage guns and STARBALM products.

Participants enjoyed various activities at the Race Village, which included carnival games, post-race massages and other highlights such as Human Foosball and Pedal Go-Kart. LTA (NS) Daniel Obadiah Lim and REC (NS) Koh Soo Tze Andy from the Civil Defence Academy (CDA) tried activities like hoop-throwing and Zumba.

“It was extremely engaging. There are so many activities to do here,” said LTA (NS) Lim. The pair added that the games provided an opportunity for family bonding, as parents played with their children. “The thing I missed most from these past two years is the fun-filled atmosphere. It’s nice that we hold it (REAL® Run) every year,” said REC (NS) Koh.


Longing for another reason to run? It’s time to gather your friends for the REAL® Run 10km Virtual Run. At your own time, pace and running route, complete the 10km Virtual Run till 31 January 2023. Register for the run by 31 December 2022 and send a screenshot of your running app displaying the date, time of the run and distance covered. If you are new to the virtual-running scene, you can use popular running and fitness apps that are GPS-enabled such as Strava, RunKeeper, Fitbit and Garmin Connect to clock in your run.

Entry fees for the virtual run are priced at S$19.90 and S$24.90 for HomeTeamNS members and the general public respectively. Runners will be entitled to The North Face Finisher Tee and a 20-litre Canvas Bag (worth a total of S$59) upon completion of the run. For more information on the run and entitlements, visit our website.

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A few words of encouragement from our REAL® Run Committee!

"It's not about the timing of the run, it's really about going out there and enjoying yourself together with your friends!"

"Life is an ultramarathon. It's more fun when you have likeminded people around you. Surround yourself with people who will cheer you on."

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Offering new unique user experiences: Bedok Reservoir Clubhouse makes its debut soon

Members can look forward to an infinity pool, luxurious villas and a high-tech obstacle course at the HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir Clubhouse.



Soon, HomeTeamNS members will be able to enjoy a new waterfront clubhouse when HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir opens.

Furnished with facilities including a six-lane 50-metre infinity pool, the five-storey clubhouse offers a full view of the Bedok Reservoir Park — a popular spot for jogging and nature enthusiasts. It also aims to provide a unique clubhouse experience, said members of the HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir Executive Committee.

“There will be several first-of-its-kind experiences at the clubhouse,” said Mr Bryan Chao, 42, Vice Chairman of the HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir Executive Committee. “There will be an indoor water adventure centre, Aqua Adventure, featuring the longest indoor water slide in Singapore that spans four storeys tall, and there’s also an indoor wet obstacle rope course.”

According to Mr Chao, the new clubhouse will feature a laze pool, in which users can float around and relax. “For those who want to enjoy a bit more of the adrenaline rush, they can go for the water slide and obstacle course, while the laze pool allows those who want to relax to have a good time too,” he added.


Executive Committee member, Mr Tan Junwei, 34, also shared that there will be 10 concept Waterfront Villas, known as East Villa. Offering scenic reservoir and lush greenery views, the villas are set on a slope, nestled within forested vegetation and a canopy of trees. “The two storey villas come with a living room and three bedrooms,” said Mr Tan.

He added that: “Apart from the luxurious waterfront view and verdant greenery, the East Villa is certainly a big draw as they also come with sheltered BBQ patios, which are perfect for family gatherings, staycations and weekend getaways.”

These villas will be available for booking on the HomeTeamNS Mobile App when launched. According to Mr Tan, members can also self-check-in at the villas through the app.

For those who enjoy tackling challenges, the Action Motion, a digital active experience arena at the new clubhouse, also offers a unique gamification experience. “With Action Motion, we hope to bring digital play to a whole new level by introducing augmented-reality Bouldering Walls and Trampoline, and the Net Maze, that are all fitted with a gamifier system. All activity scores will be captured in real-time on the Leaderboard, which will enhance the competitive experience for our players,” said HomeTeamNS President, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, who is also the Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development.

Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy a workout at Fitness Workz Garage. Said to be a crossfit haven, members can try out various programmes such as the Outdoor Group Training and Low Intensity Interval Training (LIIT), that is also suited for GenNext Members.

The reservoir-facing clubhouse is also perfect for members who love organising events and gatherings. If you frequent HomeTeamNS Khatib, you’d be familiar with the ManCaves (a hangout space with amenities like complimentary WiFi, BBQ pits and a built-in kitchenette with a fridge and karaoke system). For large-scale events like weddings, members can hold their reception at the Grand Ballroom which seats up to 400 guests.


PlayFacto School, an enrichment centre for children, offers Robotics and Mathematics classes on weekday nights and weekends.

As the clubhouse is built on a slope facing Bedok Reservoir, the architects also made sustainability a key part of their design concept. The new clubhouse will have a rainwater harvesting and drip-irrigation system to reduce water consumption. About 1,000 sqm of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels will also be set up to offset the building’s energy consumption by an estimated 2 per cent. Charging stations for electric vehicles are also in the pipeline.

Mr Chao shared that the clubhouse has an open promenade to encourage residents and those who frequent Bedok Reservoir to explore and use the clubhouse’s facilities. At the pre-opening roadshow at Our Tampines Hub on 1 October, Assoc Prof Faishal shared the range of facilities will not just cater to our NSmen, but to their families, wives and children. Tenanted facilities including PlayFacto School, Trifecta Martial ArtsYoga Inc, and The Dance Station will be available at the new clubhouse.

There’s also a 24-hour 7-eleven convenience store and a range of Halal and non-Halal F&B options including Sum Dim SumSri Bistari, Fun Toast, Burger King, George’s Bar, and Xiao Mu Deng restaurants.

To get the latest membership deals and make facility bookings with ease, download the HomeTeamNS Mobile App now!

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Keeping HomeTeamNS clubhouses safe and secure

HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok Clubhouse conferred with the SSWG Cluster, Individual and Commendation Awards for the first time.



For the first time, HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok Clubhouse was among the 80 Safety and Security Watch Group (SSWG) members to be conferred the SSWG Cluster, Individual and Commendation Awards.  Presented on 28 September 2022 at Orchard Hotel Singapore, the award recognised the efforts of HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, for its collaboration with the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in enhancing safety and security within the clubhouse.

The National Safety Security Watch Group Award Ceremony was graced by Guest-of-Honour Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Social and Family Development, where she highlighted the crucial role security plays against terror threats in Singapore.

 “We depend on the community to be attentive and provide information on possible self-radicalisation to the authorities for early intervention,” said Ms Sun during her opening speech.


For several years, HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok has assisted and supported the Jurong Police Division in conducting simulation exercises within the clubhouse.

In its efforts to ensure the safety of HomeTeamNS members and patrons, a licensed security team works round the clock to patrol the clubhouse and look out for suspicious activities or people. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have also been installed around the clubhouse, heightening security at HomeTeamNS.


In times of a crisis, everyone has a role to play – even building owners and the ground staff. Since 2001, the Singapore Government introduced various measures to raise the level of security in the country. This is where SSWG comes in, allowing SPF and SCDF to work with building owners to enhance their preparedness and readiness against potential terrorist attacks.

The SSWG has also been active in supporting the SGSecure movement, preparing organisations to deal with incidents and contingencies. In time to come, table-top exercises and seminars on safety and security will be conducted by the Jurong Police Division, equipping the HomeTeamNS staff to be ready for crises.

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