National servicemen and their families living in the north-eastern part of Singapore can soon look forward to a new SAFRA club house in Punggol.
To be completed in early 2016, the facility will be the first to be built along a waterway, and will house Singapore’s first indoor water playground, Kidz Amaze.
The five-storey SAFRA Punggol will also house the largest NutureStars childcare centre in Singapore, and more than 10 F&B outlets – the most among all SAFRA clubs.
Guest-of-honour Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean noted that the development of SAFRA Punggol is part of the Government’s efforts to recognise NSmen (Operationally Ready National Servicemen) and their families for their contributions to national defence.
“Punggol is a growing new town, with some 150,000 residents by next year. Among them will be many NSmen and many young families. We want to serve our NSmen and the needs of their families.Having the SAFRA clubhouse here in the newest of our heartlands will be a constant reminder of what our NSmen are defending – our homes, our families, and the special Singapore that we have built together,” said Guest-of-honour Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in the new clubhouse’s ground-breaking ceremony on 18 Jun
SAFRA Punggol is a recommendation put forth by the fifth committee to Recognise the Contributions of Operationally Ready National Servicemen to Total Defence (RECORD V).
When competed in 2016, SAFRA Punggol is expected to serve more than 70,000 NSmen living in the vicinity.
Seamlessly integrated with the Punggol Waterway Park, the facility will allow NSmen and their families to run, cycle, kayak or take part in other outdoor activities. It will also offer a gym, cycling and rollerblading facilities, a bowling centre, spa and KTV outlet.
SAFRA members will also enjoy direct access to the swimming pool and other sports facilities at the upcoming Punggol Regional Sports Centre next door.
Source from http://www.mindef.gov.sg/