Retreat to the most exclusive and luxurious private clubs in Singapore, and enjoy an array of activities, events, facilities, shopping perks and fine dining for members only
Looking for a fast-pass to Singapore’s five-star social scene? We’ve got your back. Similar to buying a luxury watch or having a bespoke suit tailored to your body and style, joining a private members’ club is an exclusive bonus for every suave socialite. Besides holding private meetings and events, or an escape with late-night drinks, it’s time to mingle and rub shoulders with Singapore’s high-flyers at these private, luxurious clubs.
If you’re looking for conversations and connections, this club is it, thanks to its buzzy schedule of events of parties, exhibits and secret suppers. Promising to bring together creators and explorers, it occupies 22,000 square feet in central Robertson Quay with spaces made for mixing and mingling. Everything you need to live the good life is found here. Think stellar restaurants, a spa and salon (offering everything from hot shaves to deep tissue rubdowns), a yoga and pilates studio, a cocktail bar and even a co-working space and private dining room.
1880, 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
The newest kid on the block is Straits Clan, which is set to take over the former New Majestic Hotel in March 2018. The aim here is to replicate the clan-style relationships rooted in Singapore’s early history, by creating a supportive space for today’s movers and shakers. Befitting its magnificent, old-world space, the four-storey club will be an opulent home away from home. On the first floor, you’ll find an all-day tea room and bar serving Eastern brews and healthy bowls, with a members’ dining room located here. Head up to the second floor’s main restaurant to be transported to an age of classic cocktails or to the breezy courtyard for fresh air and and food within elegant surrounds. Leisure awaits in the entertainment room (with an arcade, mini disco, karaoke rooms), while wellness, in the form of a gym and spa, is found on the third storey. Work-wise, you’re free to squeeze in a meeting or two in the co-working space, or meet fellow members in the gorgeous attic space.
Straits Clan, 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845.
Created for well-heeled working professionals, Madison Rooms describes itself as the best of both worlds (the worlds being a traditional country club and a bar-slash-restaurant). As its name suggests, the club’s designed to be a labyrinth of room that takes its members from quiet, cosy meeting areas and work spaces to a swanky bar and cigar lounge. Best of all, member privileges affords you access to private clubs around the world, so you’ll always have a place to “work, play, connect” (the very motto of Madison Rooms).
Madison Rooms, 23A Coleman Street, Singapore 179806
Raffles Town Club
This one’s a bit more traditional. One of the most impressive social clubs in Singapore has got to be Raffles Town Club. Tucked away in Bukit Timah, the architectural masterpiece’s facilities are second to none, with a 128-seat American-style theater, video and wellness room, spa, and even a car grooming centre. You’ll be spoilt for choice with wining and dining too, as it’s home to modern bistro, a Chinese restaurant and even a bar furnished in the style of an old English reading room.
Raffles Town Club, 1 Plymouth Avenue, Singapore 297753
Located at Singapore’s prime leisure district – Sentosa Cove – this swanky club offers world-class marina facilities for boaters and anyone looking to enjoy modern facilities such as an infinity pool, well-equipped fitness centre and gym, luxe members’ lounge, modern spa and five-star restaurants serving international cuisine. You can even host a private party or charter a cruise to nearby islands with its range of superyachts. Planning to stay the night? Book a room with either a scenic view of the hills or marina. Interested? There are limited availabilities for up to three-year Term Memberships, and its starts from $5,000 for a one-year membership.
One°15 Marina Club, #01-01, 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497, p. 6305 6988, e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Goh Loo Club
Following a $3.8 million renovation, the Goh Loo Club is back with a catch – its membership is capped at 250 people! Talk about exclusive. However, it has plans to grow its club and space in order to hold more activities, food and beverage events, as well as lifestyle, arts and culture partners. This revived club sits atop a three-level shophouse that fuses the building’s original elements with modern features, and is decorated with a mural of its late members.
Goh Loo Club, 72 Club Street, Singapore 069444.
Standing behind Orchard Road is Singapore’s oldest club – Tanglin Club. Looking for some private you-time? This reputable club is decked with an extensive range of sporting and recreation facilities including a rooftop tennis court, swimming pool and guest rooms. Pamper yourself at its health spa or visit its hair salon for a new do. Prefer indulging in a good book? Check out its main library which houses an impressive selection of over 27,000 books. Then, have a taste of rich, delicious international cuisinesat its fine dining restaurant, The Churchill Room, or head over to Tangles to catch up with friends over drinks. The entrance fee for Ordinary Membership is $50,000, with a monthly subscription of $85 for singles and $170 for couples. A one-year Term Membership starts from $6,000.
Tanglin Club, 5 Stevens Road, Singapore 257814, p. 6622 0555, e. email@example.com
Wondering where CEOs and other big bosses meet? At Tower Club Singapore, of course! This premier business club offers spaces for private events and meetings, as well as modern facilities for leisure and professional purposes. Besides letting members unwind at its bar (it has its very own wine storage!) or satiating their appetite at one of its two fine dining options, this club is great for business elites to meet, network and relax with a breathtaking view of the city skyline. Choose between a Term Membership for up to five years, or a Lifetime Membership if you can’t get enough of this illustrious club.
Tower Club Singapore, Penthouse (Floors 62-64), Republic Tower 1, 9 Raffles Place, Singapore 048619, p. 6737 3388, e. firstname.lastname@example.org
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