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SAFRA Punggol leads raft of upcoming facilities for NSmen: DPM Teo

The new SAFRA club in Punggol will house a myriad of F&B outlets, recreational facilities and fitness gyms, according to Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

SINGAPORE: National Servicemen and their families will soon have better and more facilities for recreation, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean announced on Wednesday (June 18).

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new SAFRA club in Punggol, Mr Teo detailed plans for the club, which will be ready by early 2016 and serve more than 70,000 NSmen who live in the north-eastern part of Singapore.

The five-storey waterfront club, built at a cost of S$57 million, will offer gym, cycling and inline-skating facilities, restaurants, a bowling centre, spa and karaoke room. To cater to NSmen with children, the club will also house Singapore’s first indoor water playground and the island’s largest NurtureStars childcare centre.

Mr Teo also revealed plans for another SAFRA club to be built in the north-western part of Singapore, bringing the total number of SAFRA clubs to seven. There are also plans to enhance SAFRA Mount Faber by 2016, and to redevelop SAFRA Tampines by 2018, he said.

A new Home Team NS club in Tampines will also be built by 2016, while the upgrading of the existing Home Team NS clubs in Balestier, Chinatown and Bukit Batok will be completed in August this year, Mr Teo said.

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