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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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All you need to know about VR dating apps

For busy working professionals including NSmen, the future of dating may be in the metaverse.


After a tiring day at camp or work, it can be tough mustering the energy to catch up with friends, let alone put yourself out there on a blind date. Enter Virtual Reality (VR) dating, which gives time-strapped NSmen the opportunity to fire up their love lives — without compromising on the experience.

While you can already meet others in the metaverse through apps such as VRChat and Facebook Venues, VR dating apps are specifically designed for establishing the right match using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Users typically start by creating their profile, which indicates their gender and partner preferences. They identify through avatars instead of photographs, putting the focus on their personality rather than looks. The apps — most of which can be paired with headsets for a more immersive experience — vie with each other in the creativity of their virtual date spots.  

VR technology facilitates scenarios where avatars can cuddle, hug, sleep and be intimate with one another. Some VR users even experience “phantom touch”, where they apparently feel physical sensation when their avatar is “touched”.

Here are four VR dating apps on the scene.


VR dating app Nevermet

The main objective of Nevermet developers Cam Mullen and Solaris Nite was to evolve dating beyond its superficial aspects and help connect individuals on a deeper level, based on their common interests.

The developers enforce this notion through their “no-photos” policy. Users create a profile to specify age, gender and preferences – whether they are looking for an adventure buddy, partner in crime, or love. All profiles must be approved by its moderation team, after which users swipe on potential love interests. Once matched, they can then coordinate a meet up for a VR Date. “Play ping pong, ride unicorns, and go to Paris, all on your first date,” as the company puts it.

Headset compatibility: Meta Quest 2 (preferred), most other headsets including Meta Rift, Meta Quest 1 and HTC Vive.


VR dating app Flirtual

The design focus of Flirtual, which has had a regular presence in the VR gaming space since 2018, is for people to meet in the metaverse and move on to real life relationships.  

Co-founders Antony Tan and Kyle Farwell themselves have individually tried VR dating. Farwell met his girlfriend in VR, and they have since moved in together in real life. So, the duo is aware of the safety and diversity concerns. “We take privacy and user choice seriously, and we are open source and open algorithm,” explains Tan, which means that codes are more publicly accessible and customisable. “We work to make all kinds of groups and identities feel welcome at Flirtual.”

Flirtual matches VR users based on their interests and then facilitates a VR date that acts as a precursor to a physical meeting. Flirtual also hosts speed dating and social events in the virtual space

Headset compatibility: Users on Flirtual do not require a VR headset to start, as it is designed as a non-VR app. Once users are matched, they can decide where and how to meet on VR.


Developed by OG metaverse platform Second Life, Lonely Hearts Dating Agency (LHDA) is a great space to make friends, conduct business and share knowledge, aside from finding that special someone.

LHDA’s cleverly designed VR destinations cater to your wanderlust by teleporting you to various destinations, from Holland to Japan. There’s even a Dutch countryside experience at Hedwigepolder piped with the sounds of windmills spinning in the background.

There is a plethora of realistic hangout spots, including a Blues Club, an Irish Pub, a nightclub and even a shopping street. All you have to do is pay L$1 (Linden dollars) to the virtual dating agency, which buys you a month to find what you are looking for.

Headset compatibility: VR headsets are not compulsory, although they help make the experience more immersive. The platform is compatible with most VR headsets.


Planet Theta

The soon-to-be-launched Planet Theta packs a punch when it comes to features. The basic concept of matchmaking is simple. Users jump into a Microdating Queue – a VR version of speed dating – where the app’s algorithm sets them up on short dates with those who meet their criteria. While waiting in the queue, they can mingle with others in a virtual bar. There, they can also purchase NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to be displayed in their high-end virtual residences. 

These Microdates can be extended into longer Coffee Dates if users find common interests, at virtual spots ranging from a pool parlour to an axe throwing venue and enchanted forest. They then get to view each other’s full profiles, send messages and share pictures. Planet Theta has partnered with Wolf3D that allows them to create three-dimensional avatars of themselves. All you need to do is take a selfie and the app generates an avatar in your likeness. Users can reuse or export that avatar to other apps that use Wolf3D.

Headset compatibility: Most popular VR headsets including the Meta Quest 2, Meta Rift S, Meta Quest Pro, HTC Vive, and Valve Index. Planet Theta’s Beta site is also available on Meta and Steam, which allows users to try the app without a headset.


  • Although you cannot see the other person, VR apps do due diligence in capturing body language. Be as mindful as you would on a physical date.
  • Safety on the metaverse is key. Only download apps from approved app sources as they are strictly moderated.
  • Brush up on the personal safety features you need to follow. For example, Oculus has a safety centre.
  • Be aware of the moderations as well as blocking and reporting features on your app or platform. Metaverse dating could still expose you to cyber bullying, stalkers and inappropriate behaviour despite these features. Report any unsavoury experiences immediately to the moderators so they can monitor and take action accordingly.
  • Cryptocurrency offers a lot of flexibility and has its advantages, but it remains a largely unregulated space. Do your homework and be cautious when dealing on the metaverse.

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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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6 physiotherapy, TCM and spa treatments worth checking out with HomeTeamNS

These treatments with HomeTeamNS partners span Western and Eastern practices and can help reinvigorate tired bodies and minds.



If you feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders – or perhaps on your back or knees, depending on which body part hurts most – it’s time to be kind to your body and mind.

For some, that might mean undergoing physiotherapy for an old sport injury, or seeking holistic pain management for chronic aches. Others just want a good soak in a steamy onsen.

Whichever category you fall under, and whatever sport you play, as a HomeTeamNS member you’ll enjoy special members-only discounts and offers from the following merchants. So breathe easy — we’ve got your wellness needs covered.


Photo: Ready Fit Physiotherapy

Ready Fit Physiotherapy

Don’t let a sport injury turn into lifelong limitations on your movement. For those in need of physical rehabilitation, Ready Fit Physiotherapy at Marina Square offers a range of customised services covering post-operative pain, recovery acceleration and more.

HomeTeamNS members enjoy 25 per cent off all Ready Fit Physiotherapy’s services until 14 September 2023. To make an appointment, call 8800 2351. Each member is only entitled to one redemption.

Total Health Chiropractic

People who swear by chiropractic treatment say it not only relieves pain, but also enhances their health and vitality. Put their claims to the test at Total Health Chiropractic, which is offering a special HomeTeamNS promotion until 20 October 2023.

HomeTeamNS members who are first-time visitors enjoy S$20 off their first chiropractic visit, plus 20 per cent off all available packages. To utilise this promotion, quote the promo code found in the HomeTeamNS mobile app when you make your appointment at any of Total Health Chiropractic’s four clinical outlets across Singapore.


Photo: Multiflora TCM Spa

Multiflora TCM Spa

Multiflora combines a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to health – which prioritises keeping the body in a state of harmony – with modern Western technologies aimed at enhancing wellness and beauty.

HomeTeamNS members can indulge in a 20-minute Yang Enliven Therapy session at only S$38 (not including GST). Present your digital membership card found in the HomeTeamNS Mobile App upon payment – the promotion is limited to new customers or those who have not visited in the past 12 months. Only one redemption per customer can be made.

The promotion runs until 31 August 2023 and is available at any of the nine Multiflora TCM Spa branches across Singapore.

Singapore Paincare TCM Wellness

If aches and pains are slowing you down, visit Singapore Paincare TCM Wellness at Marina Square. Their philosophy centres on finding a balance between internal qi (vital energy) regulation – known as yin – and external physical movement, better known as yang.

Until 14 September 2023, Singapore Paincare TCM Wellness is offering special rates to HomeTeamNS members for the following treatments: TCM Holistic Paincare including consultation, acupuncture and Q’nergy Tuina at S$108 (original price: S$240) and Q’nergy Tuina comprising consultation and 30 minutes of Tuina treatment at S$58 (original price: S$110).

To book an appointment, call 6266 2168. Each HomeTeamNS member is entitled to one redemption, and you have to present your membership card found in the HomeTeamNS Mobile App upon checkout.


Photo: Yuminori Onsen & Spa

Spa-1 Wellness Centre

If your K-drama addiction has you hankering for the relaxing environs of a traditional Korean jjimjilbang (bathhouse), check out Spa-1 Wellness Centre, where HomeTeamNS members enjoy 10 per cent off the Main Treatment and Day Pass.

Day Pass holders may access Spa-1 Wellness’s array of relaxing facilities, such as the Himalayan salt sauna for a healthy sweat session and their signature cassia seed sauna, which seeks to improve symptoms of congestion, redness and vision problems. Feeling peckish? Help yourself to free-flowing plant-based food and beverages at the refreshment lounge.

Be sure to mention the promo code found in the HomeTeamNS Mobile App when you book your appointment. Spa-1 Wellness Centre is located at Grandlink Square, next to Paya Lebar MRT.

Yunomori Onsen & Spa

Surround yourself with authentic Nippon-style hospitality at the Yunomori Onsen & Spa for all ages, which is conveniently situated at Kallang Wave Mall.

HomeTeamNS members enjoy 10 per cent off the onsen entry Day Pass, which entitles users to all-day access to Yunomori baths, steam areas and sauna (the lattermost is available only in the men’s onsen). For the full Japanese experience, robe yourself in the provided yukata after you’ve sampled their six different baths – choose from warm bubbles to bracing cold water – and relax in the well-appointed lounge.

Do note that the promotion is available only for new bookings. You’ll need to present your digital membership card and quote ‘HomeTeamNS’ upon checkout to enjoy the discount.

Treat yourself to a stress- and pain-free day with these wellness promotions that won’t break the bank.

There’s so much to look forward to as a HomeTeamNS Member. Explore all the latest benefits and perks on our website and Facebook page.


6 unusual sports you can try in Singapore

A new sport can not only spice up your fitness routine, it can also help you develop new interests and better all-round health.



Are you in desperate need of a change of pace? Or looking for new ways to relieve stress after a hard week at work? From new activities to try out on a weekend with friends, or unique ways of getting that much-needed adrenaline hit, here’s a list of new and unusual sports that are sure to do the trick.


More than a decade ago, the empty-hand fighting style of Wing Chun exploded in popularity thanks to Donnie Yen’s compelling performances in the Ip Man series of martial arts films.

Wing Chun places an emphasis on close-quarter combat, featuring quick punches and a tight defence to overcome opponents. It is most notable for its iconic movements which “stick” to an adversary that allow you to control and destabilise your opponent, and redirect their energy to your advantage.

While Wing Chun may take years to master, it’s also a practical form designed to be picked up more quickly relative to other Chinese martial arts. There is never a bad time to start, by gaining an understanding of its principles, theories and basic skills. After all, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step (into HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok).

For beginners looking to follow the footsteps of Grandmaster Ip Man, HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok offers Wing Chun classes on a term basis.


HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok is also a sanctuary for IRL (in-real-life) first-person shooter fans.

Laser Quest is a laser tag experience that combines Hide-and-Seek, Tag, and high-tech laser guns and vests – a heart-thumping experience that can accommodate up to 10 players per game. Paintball junkies can also frequent the Paintball Arena at the heart of HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok – which features state-of-the-art equipment including paintball guns and strategically-designed terrain to deliver adrenaline-packed sessions of wholesome fun.

Likewise, HomeTeamNS Khatib is home to TactSim, or Tactical Simulator – Singapore’s first indoor Player-versus-Player (PvP) airsoft arena. Airsoft, is a team game where participants seek to eliminate opponents by tagging them out of play with air-powered guns which fire plastic pellets.

TactSim offers two PvP airsoft arenas for gameplay and a target shooting range to hone your skills. At the arenas, TactSim is played in short skirmishes for a heart-thumping experience with classic game modes like Capture the Flag and King of the Hill.


You may have heard of surfing on the beach, but have you heard of stand-up paddleboarding? A modern take on surfing, this new-age sport involves propelling oneself on a paddleboard (which looks similar to a surfboard) with the help of a paddle.

Aside from being a chill and fun sport, stand-up paddleboarding also offers several benefits that can help you to relax. Through the rhythmic flow of paddling and cruising through water and wildlife, it encourages you to ease your mind and relieve stress while soaking what nature has to offer.

HomeTeamNS members can try out the Stand-up Paddleboarding course at various PAssion WaVe outlets. HomeTeamNS-PAssion co-brand card holders can enjoy the course at PAssion member rates.


All-terrain-vehicle (ATV) riding is a fast-paced outdoor activity where you ride rugged four-wheeled bikes across rough terrain. Enter Singapore’s first and only ATV facility at Gallop Kranji Farm Resort: Mud Krank. Rain or shine, Mud Krank offers action-packed ATV trail riding experiences for all ages.

No experience? No problem. The ride involves multiple segments, which first involves training and preparation for beginners and a practice run, before participants can take off for a high-octane joyride around the farm.

Get your gear on and head on over to Mud Krank today to get your much-needed dose of vehicular adrenaline.


Did you know that hooping has rapidly gained popularity among young adults as a sport? Hoop Fitness at HomeTeamNS-JOM Balestier and HomeTeamNS Khatib is a proprietary programme designed to help shave your belly fat and trim that waistline down to perfection. It features a fusion of traditional slimming principles with a hula hoop regime that seeks to achieve overall slimming, with a focus on the abdominal, thigh and buttock areas. Led by passionate, experienced instructors, this is definitely an activity to try – especially if you’re on the hunt for fun ways to fulfil that new year slimming resolution!

Get hooping by signing up for a course with Hoop Fitness at HomeTeamNS-JOM Balestier and HomeTeamNS Khatib today, with sessions running twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday, and Wednesday respectively.


Feeling a little crazy? Or maybe you’re on the prowl for that much sought-after adrenaline rush after a stressful week at work? Nothing gets quite as exhilarating as a reverse bungee experience at Slingshot. Visitors have their pick of two heart-dropping rides – the 70-metre Slingshot into the sky, or a 40-metre freefalling Extreme Swing over the Singapore River. Each Slingshot ride propels you over the city skyline at speeds of over 120kmh – 160kmh! How’s that for living in the fast lane?

In urgent need of an adrenaline hit? Slingshot at Clarke Quay awaits!

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Planning an adventure-themed holiday? Here are 5 adventurous activities to do while you’re abroad

Adventure awaits on your next holiday, so don’t just lounge by the pool. Blow off some steam with your family and friends by trying out exhilarating activities outside of Singapore.



Holidays aren’t just a time to laze around the beach or hotel room bathtub. They’re also a great time to step out of your comfort zone and have an adventure.

Besides being a change of pace from the daily grind, engaging in adventurous outdoor pursuits has been shown in studies to increase happiness and life satisfaction, while reducing stress levels.

Best of all, Singapore’s ideal location means that we’re a hop, skip and a short flight or ferry ride away from some of the most exciting regional destinations around, whether you’re a solo daredevil, or travelling with kids in tow. If you’re still looking for inspiration on where to travel to, here are some nearby accommodation options with discounts for HomeTeamNS members.


The Island of the Gods has been a must-visit surfing destination since classic surf film Morning of the Earth (1971) depicted it as an idyllic paradise, with perfect white-capped waves crashing in slow motion on an unspoilt shoreline.

These days, the original surfer town of Kuta is a highly-developed tourist spot bustling with cafes, bars and hotels. But Kuta Beach itself still has the same easy, small waves that suit beginners and less-confident surfers, and numerous surf schools along the sand to teach surfers of all ages the basics, including paddling, balancing and standing on a longboard.

Advanced surfers will prefer Uluwatu, down south from Kuta and Ngurah Rai International Airport. The waves at Uluwatu are generally fast and powerful – rising as high as 15m in some places – and surfers have multiple breaks scattered along the coastline to choose from. Beware of sharp rocks and coral reefs, though.


The Andaman Sea is known for its beautiful blue waters, which are home to an intimidating array of big game fish: Sailfish, wahoo, mahi-mahi, barracuda, yellowfin tuna and marlin, among others.

If the idea of hooking a fish bigger than a grown man, fighting it into submission and hoisting it up for a triumphant photo is one that floats your boat, head to Phuket. There are boat charters available with experienced captains who can bring you outside the National Marine Park no-fishing zone to an area known as the Drop-off, where large schools of tuna and other species loiter around sea-mounts, hoping to snack on the smaller fish taking shelter there.

Be sure to practice responsible catch and release, so that any record-breaking fish you manage to haul in has a chance to live on, procreate and continue to play their role in the marine eco-system. And if the prospect of battling marine monsters is a little too tiring to contemplate, there are more relaxed cruises that offer a casual angling experience while island-hopping.


Tourists on two wheels will enjoy exploring Georgetown for its quaint cafes, famous street food stalls, charming wall murals (including the famous Children on a Bicycle) and fairly flat roads.

But for an adventure outside the town centre, rent a bicycle and head out along the Eastern Coastal Route, a dedicated cycling path that runs from Georgetown to Queensbay in Phase 1, and from Queensbay to Batu Maung in Phase 2. Along the way, you’ll cycle across the Pinang River, pause for a breather by the seafront promenade named Dataran Persiaran Karpal Singh, and stop for a selfie at the Penang Bridge, which connects the island to the mainland.

Going even further off the beaten path, head to the western side of Penang and ride from the kampungs of Balik Pulau down to Pulau Betong Fishing Jetty. Art aficionados will want to stop at Kampung Terang for the portraits painted and displayed on shipping containers, as part of the Penang International Container Art Festival. When you’ve reached the jetty, cycle up again – this time hugging the western coastline – in order to luxuriate in nature at the Balik Pulau Paddy Field and the Pantai Malindo Mangrove Forest.


Bintan is more than an island full of resorts and golf courses. It’s also the home of Mount Bintan, a 336m high summit also known as Gunung Bintan Besar.

Considered a fairly easy climb for amateur hikers, the trek up Mount Bintan can be accomplished in three to four hours. The trail is well maintained, making it a good choice for older children and groups of varying fitness levels.

Start around 8am, and you can make it back to your resort by lunchtime, including the drive of less than an hour from most Bintan resorts. As you walk, admire the lush tropical foliage and let your guide educate you about the various plant and animal species living in the forest.

At the end of the trail, you’ll find Kolam Puteri – known in English as the Princess Pool – and a waterfall where tired, hot climbers are known to take the occasional dip before settling back to enjoy the panoramic view from the top.


Langkawi might be synonymous with the beach life, but for a shot of adrenaline, check out all-terrain vehicle (ATV) tours. These ATV adventures will bring you to plantations and traditional villages, and give you the opportunity to navigate through streams and paddy fields on your way to the Lubuk Semilang Waterfall, a popular stop for tourists.

For those who prefer their thrills all in one convenient place, there’s the Langkawi Adventure and X-Treme Park. You can still go on an ATV jungle ride at the park, in addition to a wide range of other adrenaline-fuelled activities, such as the flying fox, indoor go-kart (perfect for rainy days), paintball, archery, and the Langkawi SkyBike, which brings cycling up to a whole new level.  

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7 fun family activities for the school holidays

The school holidays have finally arrived – Here are seven fun family activities that won’t break the bank!



The December holidays. It’s the most anticipated time of the year, filled with festive lights, celebrations, and overseas trips. If you find yourself fresh out of ideas for fun activities to do with your family during the school holidays, we’ve got you covered. From taking flight at the highest open-air panoramic ride in Singapore to going on quests, there will never be a dull moment as you end the year with a bang.


Escape rooms are one of the best ways to bond with family and friends. Combine your wits to solve the puzzles and make a break for it before your time’s up. Themes range from spine-chilling horror to brain-wracking mysteries.

One stellar example is the Trapped Escape Room, which features over 50 escape room props and animatronics, and several thrilling themes that can bring your nightmares to life. This season’s horror themes include Carnevil, Hide and Seek, and 28 Days of Night.

Dare to give it a go? HomeTeamNS members enjoy $5 off standard price until 31 December 2023, with a minimum purchase for four pax. Simply flash your digital membership card from the HomeTeamNS Mobile App.

Trapped Escape Room Singapore

  • Address: The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, #B1-08/09/10, S229233
  • Nearest MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am to 10.30pm


Horse-riding has become much accessible in Singapore, with a variety of stables and horse-riding centres available. Imagine trotting away into the sunset on your majestic steed, alongside your significant other. Gallop Stable accommodates riders of all levels with horse and pony riding lessons!

With two outlets at Bukit Timah and Pasir Ris Park, HomeTeamNS members can enjoy exclusive rates for pony rides and horse or pony riding lessons. Pony rides cost S$8 (U.P. S$10), while members signing up for rising lessons enjoy 10% off regular riding rates for new students. This promotion is valid till 30 June 2023. Please visit our website for more information on the riding rates at Gallop Stable Pasir Ris Park and Horsecity. All you have to do is flash your digital membership card from the HomeTeamNS Mobile App.

Gallop Stable at Horsecity (Bukit Timah)

  • Location: 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992
  • Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 7pm; Friday to Saturday, 8am to 9pm

Gallop Stable at Pasir Ris Park

  • Address: 61 Pasir Ris Green, Carpark C, Singapore 518225
  • Operating Hours: Closed on Monday; Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 7pm; Friday to Saturday, 8am to 9pm


The school holidays wouldn’t be the same without a visit to a park. The parks by the Mandai Wildlife Reserve – Singapore Zoo, River Wonders, and Night Safari are home to gorgeous huddles of wildlife. They offer an ideal opportunity for the family to get up close to some of nature’s most graceful creatures – from the majestic White Rhinoceros to the cuddly Giant Pandas – shoutout to Kai Kai, Jia Jia, and little Le Le!

HomeTeamNS members enjoy 40% off tickets to the Singapore Zoo, River Wonders, and Night Safari, if bought on Monday to Thursday. For tickets bought from Friday to Sunday, members can get 10% off tickets

Singapore Zoo, River Wonders & Night Safari

  • Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
  • Operating Hours: Singapore Zoo – Monday to Sunday, 8.30am to 6pm; River Wonders – Monday to Sunday, 10am to 7pm; Night Safari – Monday to Sunday, 7pm to 10am


Get in touch with your inner Superman at Singapore’s highest open-air panoramic ride, the SkyHelix Sentosa. As you strap on the open-air gondola and rise 79 meters above ground, soak in the mesmerising 360-degree views that span from Sentosa to the Keppel Bay area and Southern Islands.

Whether it’s for a date or a family outing, the SkyHelix Sentosa is the perfect way to end the day on a literal high with your loved ones. With the wind in your hair, take a sip of your complimentary beverage and enjoy the sky-high rooftop bar vibe.

Enjoy up 20% off SkyHelix Sentosa (U.P S$18) as a HomeTeamNS member until 31 December 2022.

Skyhelix Sentosa

  • Location: 41 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, Singapore 099707
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 9.30pm


Even if you’re not heading abroad during the school holidays, you can still have a lot of fun at the airport. If you’re a fan of all things Jurassic, be prepared to take a trip back in time. Teleport back to the Cretaceous period as cadet rangers and come face-to-face with gigantic augmented-reality (AR) dinosaurs. Round up the kids, get equipped with a TimeLens, and peep through the verdure of Shiseido Forest Valley and Canopy Park within Jewel Changi Airport to hunt for these behemoths.

As you go about your Quest, you’ll get to complete missions and play games while learning fun facts about dinosaurs. HomeTeamNS members can enjoy 20% off the Jewel-rassic Quest. Simply download the HomeTeamNS Mobile App to retrieve the promo code to enjoy this promotion.

Jewel Changi Airport

  • Location: 78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666, Level 1 Concierge Counter
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10.30am (first timeslot) to 5.30pm (last timeslot)


This one is for all the bookworms out there! A visit to POPULAR is a Singaporean’s favourite past time – especially when restocking stationery for a new school term. From now till 18 December 2022, BookFest@Singapore, Singapore’s largest book and stationery fair returns! Set at Suntec Convention Halls 401 to 406, take part in an assortment of games and activities, and shop till you drop.

As the fair spans across 130,000 square feet, you can look forward to various workshops, talks, and performances – featuring Mediacorp LOVE 972Fm deejays, Wallace Ang and Violet Fenying.

On top of the 10% discount for student or adult POPULAR members, HomeTeamNS members can get up to S$20 cash e-vouchers, Sure-Win Gachapon prizes (worth up to S$10,000), and receive a bonus gift (Collapsible cup worth S$12.90), when you sign up for a 3-Year POPULAR Membership via the POPULAR SG App.

Suntec Convention Centre Singapore

  • Location: 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593, Convention Halls 401-406
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm 


The Wings of Time is a captivating water light show – featuring lasers, fire and water effects synced to a majestic soundtrack – that concludes with a stunning fireworks display!

Journey with Shahbaz, a mythical bird-like creature and his human friends, Rachel and Felix – and learn about friendship and courage. Travel with them across gorgeous landscapes and artistic interpretations of the British Industrial Revolution, the Silk Road, Mayan Pyramids, Underwater World and African Savannah.

HomeTeamNS members enjoy 20% off the standard price tickets (U.P. S$16.20) to Wings of Time at Sentosa, till 31 March 2023. Simply flash your digital membership card from the HomeTeamNS Mobile App.

Wings of Time, Sentosa

  • Location: 50 Beach View, Singapore 098604, Wings of Time Theatre, Siloso Beach, Sentosa
  • Show Times: Monday to Friday, 7.40pm; Saturday, Sunday, Eves of Public Holidays & Public Holidays, 7.40pm and 8.40pm

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Recognise and rediscover all things Singapore

From music and film to art and football – these are just some of the gems that have come to embody us in some unexpected ways, right here in Singapore. 



As the school holidays are upon us, what else can one look forward to besides travelling, shopping and tucking into great food with friends? Why not open yourself to more local influences – think films, music, art and football – and reconnect with all things Singapore? Here are just a few recommendations that’ll get you started on your journey of all things Singapore, and a few HomeTeamNS promotions that shouldn’t be missed.


While we often defer to national theme songs as a symbol of Singapore, our local music scene has been brimming with exciting talents that are expanding the island’s soundscape with an evolving identity. The new wave was led by artists like Tabitha Nauser, Shigga Shay and Gentle Bones, and these emerging acts continue to chart new grounds.

Keyana: Demonstrating Singapore as the cosmopolitan city that it is, the Ghanaian-Chinese-Singaporean songstress charms with her effortless groove in two R&B singles, Save It and Scorpio. Her honeyed vocals deliver straight-to-the-heart lyrics wrapped up in catchy rhythms, and she even rendered a soulful cover of the classic Moonlight in the City (originally sung by Mavis Hee) at Chingay 2021.

Wovensound: Aka Vinod Dass, this music producer/designer/mixer moves between genres but has settled on hip hop grooves that are hypnotic and poignant. Often working with other independent artistes, the music maker weaves rap, vocals, lo-fi and even jazz tracks into a mesmerising sound tapestry. With plenty of sound design work featured in film festivals in Melbourne, Iran, Mexico and New York, he’s finally found time to release a 6-track debut with the EP Vertigos Fulfilled.

BGourd: Don’t let his lizard-green bodysuit fool you, the chill rap numbers here hide intimate observations and references both local and nerdy that lets you know this is a Singaporean youth well and truly. He even named his latest album, Veggie Wraps, Vol. 4.


Singapore cinema had a golden 25-year period from the late 1940s to the early 1970s, when over 300 films were produced locally by Cathay-Keris and Shaw. Screen legend P. Ramlee emerged as an iconic figure in that era, and although we have yet to recover our fame as Southeast Asia’s Hollywood, these rising filmmakers and their projects are a hopeful sign.

A Yellow Bird: K. Rajagopal’s debut feature film is as gritty and real as it gets. Extracting from his own personal experiences as a Singaporean Indian, the filmmaker’s authentic captures have been nominated for the Critics Week Grand Prize and Golden Camera in 2016’s Cannes Film Festival.

Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star: This production is the latest incarnation of the original play by acclaimed theatre director Goh Boon Teck, and as the name suggests, chronicles the path of poor girl’s journey as she rises into becoming a renowned opera star. With a lavish production and stellar cast, this series will delight those who loved seeing Singapore in the 50s and 60s.

Wet Season: After Ilo Ilo exploded as the first Singaporean feature film to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival, Anthony Chen joined the ranks of others before him like Royston Tan and Boo Junfeng in becoming bonafide visionaries in the filmic scene. His sophomore follow-up sees him returning with some cast members, and once again deeply examines the nature of bonds and relationships.


Many Singaporeans still have fond memories of watching Malaysia Cup matches at the National Stadium and the sense of pride and unity that the Kallang Roar ignited. The more dedicated among those fans even ventured across the causeway to fly the flag at away games.

Now that the FIFA World Cup season is upon us, it’s time to recreate that big-match atmosphere with your friends and family. Matches will be screened at numerous locations across Singapore, including HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, Balestier and Khatib clubhouses, from 21 November to 18 December 2022.

HomeTeamNS members can watch the Group Matches for free. To add to the carnival atmosphere, the clubhouses will also be organising fringe activities for members and their guests. Details for entry passes to the quarter-, semi, and final matches will be announced soon.

‘Meet Your Match’ Contest: If you’re looking to score yourself a win, shoot your shot and take part in the HomeTeamNS ‘Meet Your Match’ contest for a chance to win up to S$800 worth of Adidas vouchers in total! Simply download the HomeTeamNS Mobile App, click the ‘Promotions’ tab and search for the contest under ‘Contest and Giveaways’, and share your favourite team with us. This giveaway is valid from now till 18 December 2022.

Wow Wow Wednesday (World Cup Edition): From 23 December 2022, HomeTeamNS members can purchase e-vouchers for specially selected brands such as Decathlon, Nike, Grab Food, and Foodpanda, to commemorate the World Cup season! Keep an eye out for these deals every Wednesday till 14 December 2022, via the HomeTeamNS Mobile App


Singaporean artists have always been dealt the short end of the stick when it comes to local recognition, even if a few like late masters Georgette Chen, Chen Wen Hsi and Chua Ek Kay made their way to our national galleries and won international fame. This new brood of artists are making their mark in exceptional ways with their brand of unique expression.

Hafiiz Karim: You might have seen his work in Funan. Working with ArtWallstreet – also a local enterprise – the NFT artist turned heads at the mall with his cheeky injection of renaissance figures in distinctly Singaporean settings. A distinguished lady meets an auntie by a HDB corridor. Another is masked up and greets commuters as a bus driver. The visionary designer is pioneering a new course for digital art that’s rich with humour.

Tiffany Loy: A graduate of London’s Royal College of Art, she embarked on this medium after completing textile weaving at Kawashima Textile School in Kyoto. Her fantastical works have been featured with partners like The Rug Makers, Uniqlo and Alma Leather, and the award-winning artist has even conducted workshops at Bernina.

Sarah Choo Jing: There are plenty of photographers in Singapore but no one that presents urban life in Singapore like Sarah. Her unique lens shares a narrative through careful orchestration of subjects and their environment, made even more evocative through surreal colouring and lighting, such as Not From Here which paints a vignette at Lau Pat Sat. Having garnered awards at 2016 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Gold Award and the 2015 Moscow International Foto Awards, the multidisciplinary artist has shown at many venues internationally, and at events like Singapore Art Festival 2022.

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Lifestyle On The Edge

Here’s why it pays to plan early for your next holiday

With demand – and therefore prices – for tickets surging and extended passport processing times, here’s why your holiday preparations should begin now. HomeTeamNS is offering a colourful range of  promotions to keep your holidays fuss-free!



If your holidays in the last few years were spent on staycations (or just staying at home), it might be time to dust off your luggage and head to the money changer.

As the world settles into the endemic phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are hitting the road. A recent survey found that in the next 12 months, eight in 10 Singaporeans intended to travel for leisure, with most of them heading to Japan, Malaysia and Thailand. 

So if you want to put your passport to work during the end-of-year holidays, it’s best to plan ahead – so that you can spend your vacation relaxing (and eating, and shopping, and exploring).


After all that anticipation, you definitely don’t want to get to Changi Airport only to realise that your passport has less than six months’ validity.

In August, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) reminded Singaporeans who want to travel during the December school break to submit their passport applications as soon as possible, to ensure they get their passports renewed on time.

To save hassle, submit your passport applications online via the ICA website or MyICA mobile app, and collect your renewed passport from one of the 29 designated post offices. When taking your photograph, don’t forget to refer to ICA’s photo guidelines. A photo that needs to be resubmitted can delay your entire passport renewal timeline.


Due to the combination of pent-up travel demand and lack of manpower, airports around the world are experiencing higher rates of flight cancellations and delays compared to pre-pandemic days. Buying travel insurance will ensure that even if your holiday gets off to an unexpectedly late start, at least you get back some cash in return for the trouble. Most travel insurance policies cover delays starting from the six-hour mark.

Tip: Make sure to read the terms and conditions of a travel insurance policy before you buy it – some policies exclude flight delays caused by operational issues, for example, so it’s best to check before purchasing.

HomeTeamNS members enjoy a 20 per cent discount off Singlife Travel Insurance (Single Trip), with an additional 30 per cent discount for MHA Group Insurance members. All you have to do is download the HomeTeamNS Mobile App to retrieve the promo code and enjoy this perk. This discount is applicable for a single trip travel insurance only, and is valid till 31 July 2023. 


The days of playing it by ear are sadly, not yet back. Due to the pandemic, tourist attractions and services globally have been affected by shortages in resources and manpower – meaning that your travel experience might be affected by circumstances outside your control. Hotels may struggle to prepare rooms in time for check-in and restaurants might be slow to prepare and serve food.

There have also been numerous closures of beloved tourist institutions. For example, the Ferris wheel in Tokyo’s Odaiba waterfront has shut down. Iconic restaurants, bookstores and theatres have all not been spared.

In addition, airline ticket prices have gone up by an estimated 25 per cent due to a variety of factors. You might find that your dream destination is no longer as affordable as before.

To avoid frustration (and disappointment) on your holiday, keep an open mind and have a Plan B ready. Plan your first choice of destination, accommodation or attraction, but research what’s nearby as well, just in case your original plans fall through.


Don’t want the hassle of planning and packing for a two-week itinerary? For a truly relaxed holiday option, consider a nearby getaway in Malaysia, Indonesia or Thailand.

Located in the heart of the city, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur is offering HomeTeamNS members promotional room rates that start from RM250. The package includes breakfast for two persons and WiFi access.

If you enjoy driving, take an easy three-hour road trip to nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site, Melaka. Hotel Casa del Rio, which means ‘Home by the River’ in Spanish, is located in the historic town centre for convenient access to Melaka’s heritage attractions and scrumptious food offerings. HomeTeamNS members enjoy an additional 5 per cent off the hotel’s best available rates and selected room packages, as well as 10 per cent off the restaurant’s à la carte menu.

Otherwise, you can live that #beachlife over at Casa del Mar Langkawi, which is set on Instagram-worthy Pantai Cenang beach. Casa del Mar, which means – you guessed it – ‘Home by the Sea’, is a Mediterranean-style resort only 10 minutes away from Langkawi Airport, so you can start your vacation ASAP. When the sun goes down, don’t forget to check out the array of restaurants and the night market located nearby. For stays between 1 November to 15 December 2022, HomeTeamNS members enjoy 10 per cent off the best available rates.

Overlooking Kata Beach, The Boathouse Phuket is offering HomeTeamNS members 10 per cent off the best available room rates, till 23 December 2022.

For luxe living by the sea, The Residence Bintan is offering HomeTeamNS members 15 per cent off room rates with complimentary ferry to resort land transfers from Sundays to Thursday (excluding public holidays) and 10 per cent off recreational activities.

If you’re itching to go further afield, there’s always Hard Rock Hotel Bali in the beating heart of Kuta, which is synonymous in Bali with shopping, eating and entertainment. Check out the exclusive room rates for HomeTeamNS members ranging between IDR 1,225,000 per night for a Deluxe Room to IDR 1,475,000 per night for a Deluxe Premium Room. Great accommodation deals also await HomeTeamNS members heading to Hard Rock Hotel Penang and Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya.

With a little bit of preparation, you can ensure that your year-end holiday is lots of fun – and has none of the fuss.

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