HomeTeamNS’ second ground-up clubhouse – HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir is a Waterfront Haven, equipped with smart and sustainable features
SINGAPORE, 4 January 2023 — HomeTeamNS celebrated the official opening of the highly anticipated HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir today. Themed as a Waterfront Haven, it is the only reservoir-fronting clubhouse in Singapore and has an unparalleled view of Bedok Reservoir. Equipped with smart access systems, green features and several first-of-its-kind facilities, HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir will be the ultimate waterfront retreat for Home Team NSmen to unwind with their loved ones.
The launch of HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir concludes the year-long series of commemorative activities that has been held to celebrate 55 years of National Service. The new Bedok Reservoir Clubhouse was constructed to recognise and show appreciation to past and present NSmen from the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force for keeping Singapore safe and secure. Similar to current clubhouses, HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir aims to promote camaraderie, pride and bonding among Home Team NSmen through the provision of quality, well-designed and well-thought-out facilities and services that cater to the needs of different generations of Home Team NSmen.
Over 350 guests, including members of the HomeTeamNS Board of Governors, Home Team NSmen Volunteers, and Business Partners, attended the opening ceremony, graced by Guest- of-Honour Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, who is also Chairman of the HomeTeamNS Board of Governors.
A Waterfront Haven
Nestled within the lush Bedok Reservoir Park, the barrier-free HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir is designed to integrate with the surrounding greenery to offer a relaxing and picturesque clubhouse for Home Team NSmen to bond with their loved ones.
The Bedok Reservoir Clubhouse features an exciting array of first-of-its-kind facilities suitable for patrons of all ages. This includes:
- Aqua Adventure, Singapore’s first integrated all-weather water adventure centre, featuring Singapore’s longest indoor waterslide, as well as an indoor aquatic challenge rope course;
- Action Motion, a digital active experience arena with Singapore’s first score-tabulated gamifier system, in which participants are able to challenge each other in the multi-level obstacle course, among other installations, and have their scores displayed in real-time on a leaderboard in the arena.
- East Villa, Ten attractive 2-storey concept villas with garden and waterfront views, complete with roof balconies, kitchenettes and sheltered BBQ area for NSmen looking to host gatherings and enjoy staycations with their families and friends;
- ManCaves, urban hangout spaces that include amenities such as complimentary wi-fi, built-in kitchenettes, and karaoke systems; and
- Infinity swimming pool, a 6-lane 50-meter pool overlooking the reservoir.
Smart and Sustainable Features
In 2016, A HomeTeamNS Clubhouse Masterplan was drawn up, involving three clubhouses: Khatib, Bedok Reservoir, and an upcoming Tengah Clubhouse. It is a long-term development plan to build new clubhouses that are state-of-the-art and first-class in terms of location, design, and facilities. Following in HomeTeamNS Khatib’s footsteps of a smart clubhouse, HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir is the second to boast an array of digital capabilities.
Smart features include the gamifier system used in the Action Motion facility; a robot concierge that engages visitors to help with wayfinding and helpdesk support; and a keyless QR code door access system in the East Villa integrated with the HomeTeamNS Mobile App for a seamless stay.
Ms Agnes Eu, Chief Executive of HomeTeamNS, said: “We have moved beyond providing a traditional brick-and-mortar clubhouse experience for members. To complement our state-of-the-art clubhouses, our team worked hard on innovative digital solutions, allowing our members to navigate our clubhouses seamlessly. Our new clubhouses feature lobbies equipped with self-help kiosks where members can access membership services and facilities booking.”
“The kiosks are integrated with our HomeTeamNS Mobile App, which means members can also access these services conveniently at home before visiting the clubhouse. The mobile app also allows members to check in at the facilities they have booked seamlessly. We have recently added a loyalty rewards programme in our mobile app, which aims to strengthen our engagement with our members.”
On the sustainability front, the clubhouse is awarded BCA Green Mark Platinum for its various green 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. The clubhouse is designed to boost natural ventilation and has an overhanging balcony that acts as shading for lower floors. Materials that minimise heat gain by the building were used in the construction, which reduces the clubhouse’s energy consumption.