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We celebrated HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir’s first anniversary by spreading joy

The anniversary celebrations saw youth beneficiaries of social service agencies participating in various exciting activities at Action Motion

The anniversary celebrations saw youth beneficiaries of social service agencies participating in various exciting activities at Action Motion.

TEXT: AUDRINA GAN

IMAGES: HOMETEAMNS

Navigating the multi-tiered obstacle course at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir’s Action Motion, energetic youths embraced their competitive spirit as they attempted challenges at various heights and difficulty levels. “Climbing through the obstacles helped me to focus and think about my next step. I now feel more confident about tackling life’s challenges,” said a female participant from the Malay Youth Literary Association 4PM.

Her sentiments were echoed by another participant from Care Corner Youth Services, who said climbing the facility’s rock wall helped him to overcome his fear of heights. “Rock climbing pushes us to be resilient and to never give up,” he shared. “It’s also a sport that requires us to strategise, as we decide where to place our arms and hands to make the ascent.”

YOUTHS AT PLAY

The experience was part of HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir’s first anniversary kickoff celebrations held on 10 December 2023, whereby 89 youths from social service organisations SHINE Children and Youth Services, Malay Youth Literary Association 4PM, and Care Corner Youth Services were invited to participate in a host of adrenaline-pumping activities across high-tech installations at Action Motion.

The youths demonstrated determination and resilience as they clambered up the digital boulder wall of Valo Climb, tested their agility against a background of virtual landscapes at Valo Jump, and balanced on slim poles and nets at Rapid Action. The atmosphere was vibrant, with loud cheers and laughter ringing throughout the attraction.

Mr Muhd Saufi, vice president of the Malay Youth Literary Association 4PM, said the event allowed his youth volunteers to take time off their busy schedules to have fun. “Going through the obstacles together has helped our volunteers and board members to build better rapport,” he said.

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY BONDS

The event, which exemplified the community spirit, was a fitting way to kick-start a two-month long campaign of exciting events organised in celebration of HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir’s first anniversary. Officially opened on 4 January 2023, the five-storey, 14,500 sqm clubhouse has brought together families to play, dine, and learn. Guests and members alike have enjoyed countless hours of fun at its state-of-the-art facilities the likes of indoor water adventure centre Aqua Adventure, family-friendly East Villa, which offers stunning views of the reservoir, and more.

HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir pulled out all the stops to commemorate its inaugural anniversary, which featured a guest appearance by local actor and singer Glenn Yong. The dashing star engaged participants in an exhilarating game of ‘aquatic dog and bone’ at Aqua Adventure, which saw teams competing to snatch a frisbee placed atop a floating platform, following specific cues given by Glenn.

Besides the playful antics, the artiste also toured the clubhouse facilities, spreading warmth and good vibes as he greeted his fans. Noting that he did not have access to such facilities while he was growing up, Glenn encouraged the youths to spend more time at the Bedok Reservoir clubhouse. “I hope that these facilities will give you guys a place to study and hang out with your friends and family. It can also be a place for you to find out what you love to do and hopefully this can be a safe haven for many of you to hang out in the future,” he said.

This was summed up by a participant from Shine Children and Youth Services, who shared that hanging out at Action Motion enabled her to have some “play time with her mum”— something she hasn’t been able to enjoy for a long time due to their busy schedules. “I also get to have some fun and exercise at the same time,” she concluded.

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