Looking for social clubs in Singapore that have something for the whole family? We’ve got all the deets for you!
Whether it’s a weekend of relaxing by the pool, fun events that let you socialise and make new friends or picking up a new skill, a social club manages to tick each box, especially if you’re an expat that’s new to Singapore. Not only do social clubs in Singapore provide you with a little taste of home (even if home is 3,000 miles away), you’ll also get to explore Singapore’s multi-cultural heritage and settle into your new environment in a safe and welcoming space. It doesn’t matter where on the island your home is either, because there’s a social club in almost every corner of Singapore. Not sure which one to consider for your family’s needs? Check out our roundup of social clubs in Singapore to find out more!
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Tucked away in lush Bukit Timah, The British Club serves as a home away from home for more than 50 nationalities. The Club aims to exceed your expectations of what a social club is meant to be, and its facilities are proof of that. The British Club comprises four restaurants, first-class sports facilities and kids’ facilities for the whole family to enjoy while soaking in the greenery. Additionally, you’ll also find a slew of regular activities such as book clubs, crafting groups, music and mahjong activities, and a toddler playgroup. You can expect excellent service when you visit the Club, and it’s perfect if you’re looking for a place to escape and relax with the family.
Membership fees: From $187.25 per month. Joining fees start from $3,745. Click here for more information
The British Club, 73 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289761, [email protected]sg, Tel: (+65) 6410 1100, www.britishclub.org.sg
This social club sits right in the heart of the Orchard district, and has a plethora of dining, wellness and recreational options. Drop the kids off at the indoor play area, which spans four levels – two are dedicated to families and tweens, one is for toddlers and babies, and the other houses a cosmic bowling alley. Afterwards, squeeze in a workout at the gym, seal a business deal at the Business Center or even pick up wines from the bar’s dining areas before heading off to a party. If it’s relaxation you want, then book a date at sên Spa with your squad for hair treatments, manis and pedis, as well as neck or shoulder massages, all of which can be done at the same time. Sports enthusiasts will benefit from the SwimAmerica programme, which lets you train with former Olympian Greg Fasala, who is now the Club’s Aquatics Manager and head coach. Alternatively, sign up for a unique tennis coaching experience at the Club with a coach from Peter Burwash International. Looking for a place to have dinner as a family? You’ll find plenty of authentic American fare here, whether it’s delectable Texas-style BBQ at the poolside restaurant or indulgent mac ‘n’ cheese at the American sports bar. It’s the perfect social club for families in Singapore, no matter what you need.
Membership fees: From $170.67 per month. Joining fees start from $6,875. Click here for more information.
The American Club, 10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6737 3411, www.amclub.org.sg
While ANZA (the Australian & New Zealand Association) does not have a clubhouse, it does have a very active social calendar, sports leagues for both adults and kids, and a charity arm. The annual ANZA Ball is also a major highlight of the social calendar (we hear the Aussies and Kiwis really know how to party!).
Membership Fees: $185 per year. Click here for more information.
ANZA, 261A Beach Road, Singapore 199541, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6291 6301, www.anza.org.sg
Like ANZA, BLAS doesn’t have a clubhouse of its own, but organises plenty of social and recreational events per year for its members. From cooking classes and sports leagues to business networking and members-only dinners, it’s a popular way to retain a bit of home.
Membership fees: From $70. Click here for more information.
Belgian Luxembourg Association, [email protected], www.blas.org.sg
Sailing enthusiasts will love the scenic views, equipment rental options, yearly cruise trips, members-only activities and discounts at reciprocal clubs. If the family wants a weekend away from home, you can book a chalet and have a barbecue together, or just soak in the 20-metre pool on the premises. Children with a passion for sailing can sign up for the sailing courses and programmes on offer.
Membership fees: From $2,140 per annum. Click here for more information.
Changi Sailing Club, 32 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508508, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6545 2876, www.csc.org.sg
The German Association is a welcoming point of entry for German-speaking families new to Singapore. Like many of the other clubs, it organises many social, sports and networking events throughout the year so you can easily make frends, with the annual Oktoberfest celebrations as its main highlight.
Membership Fees: Email [email protected] for rates and other information
German Association, 4 Battery Road, #25-01, Bank of China Building, Singapore 049908, Tel: (+65) 6467 8802, www.german-association.org.sg
Dating all the way back to its founding in 1908, the Hollandse Club places a lot of emphasis on family events, play and activities. These include, but aren’t limited to, movie nights under the stars and Halloween and Christmas celebrations. It also has a beautiful tropical swimming pool, and offers a fab range of sports and fitness programmes, including triathlon, yoga and meditation classes, and both youth and adult sports teams. Parents can also look forward to comedy and trivia nights, poolside parties with DJs and alfresco dinners with live music. Another big plus: Hollandse Club has some of the lowest membership fees around.
Membership fees: From $211 per month. Click here for more information.
The Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6464 5225, www.hollandseclub.org.sg
With everything from authentic Japanese cuisine and a dedicated karaoke room, to a children’s library and special medical clinic with Japanese doctors (and Singaporean doctors who speak Japanese), The Japanese Association is a popular and welcoming social club for Japanese families in Singapore.
Membership fees: From $10. Entrance fees are $5,000. Click here for more information
Japanese Association Singapore, 120 Adam Road, Singapore 289899, Tel: (+65) 6591 8136 / 6591 8137, [email protected], www.jas.org.sg
Soak up lots of Vitamin Sea here, as this social club offers plenty of sea sports and water-based activities such water-skiing, wakeboarding, diving trips, deep-sea fishing and unforgettable sunset cruises. There’s a range of bars if you want an evening of beers and tipples, as well as a wide range of enrichment programmes and holiday camps for younger members, which are taught by professionally trained coaches. The club also claims to be open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend when you visit.
Membership fees: Email [email protected] for more information
Marina Country Club, 11 Northshore Drive, Singapore 828670, Tel : (+65) 6385 6166, www.marinacountryclub.com.sg
Got an NSman in the family? He’s eligible for membership at this local social club, where there’s plenty of sea sports, fitness amenities, tennis and squash courts, swimming pools, a children’s playground and more. Chalets and holiday bungalows are also available for booking if you’re looking for a weekend getaway.
Membership fees: From $40. Entrance fees start at $1,920. Click here for more information.
National Service Resort & Country Club, 10 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499739, Tel: (+65) 6540 8555 / 8556, www.nsrcc.com.sg
Primarily a golfing venue, this social club has three award-winning, nine-hole golf courses. Members also enjoy golfing privileges in more than 90 clubs across Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and Europe.
Membership fees: Click here for more information.
Orchid Country Club, 1 Orchid Club Road, Singapore 769162, Tel: (+65) 6755 9811, www.orchidclub.com
In addition to member events and F&B programmes, Raffles Town Club also offers movie screenings, fitness classes, educational talks and workshops, and five dining options for hungry members. There’s a car grooming centre and preschool within this social club, too! Other highlights include a gym, tennis court, video games and billiards room, bowling alley and more.
Membership fees: From $85.20. Click here for more information.
Raffles Country Club, 1 Plymouth Avenue, Singapore 297753, Tel: (+65) 6323 2323, www.rafflestownclub.com.sg
Contrary to popular belief, this club isn’t only for the avid mariner. Families will find plenty to do here, too. Start with a delicious feast at one of the two restaurants at this social club, or chow down on pub grub at the bar while enjoying a breezy afternoon in the sun. There’s a Children’s Room for young ones, a resort-style swimming pool to cool off in, a karaoke room and the RSYC Chart Room, which has nautical books, charts and computers to help you plan your next boating trip.
Membership fees: From $500. Click here for more information.
Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, 52 West Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126887, Tel: (+65) 67689288, www.rsyc.org.sg
The Social Clubhouse at Seletar Country Club offers plenty of options for the family. Think martial arts programmes, indoor playgrounds, swimming, bowling, tennis, personal training sessions and more. Golfers can book the course for a game or two as well.
Membership fees: From $160 per month. Entrance fees start at $2,088. Click here for more information.
Seletar Country Club, Tel: (+65) 6481 4812, www.seletarclub.com.sg
Spoil yourself with nine restaurants and dining choices, each offering different cuisines, before you have a go at the competition-sized swimming pool, soak in the outdoor jacuzzis or splash the day away at the water play area. Then head indoors and knock down pins at the bowling alley, jam to popular hits at the karaoke rooms or sign up for aerobics, yoga and martial arts classes.
Membership fees: From $80.25 per month. Entrance fees start at $1,605. Click here for more information.
Serangoon Gardens Country Club, 22 Kensington Park Road, Singapore 557271, Tel: (+65) 6286 8888 www.sgcc.com.sg
Situated outside the Padang, SCC has a full calendar each year, filled with sporting events, festival celebrations and more. In addition to cricket, this social club in Singapore also offers other sports such as billiards, bridge, football, rugby and much more. There’s also plenty of wine and dine options and events, as well as a Wine Circle programme that offers overseas wine tours, wine tastings and appreciation classes.
Membership fees: Email [email protected] to find out fee tiers and other information.
Singapore Cricket Club, Connaught Drive Singapore 179681, Tel: (+65) 6338 9271, www.scc.org.sg
Not only does it have all the usual activities – think golf, tennis, squash, swimming, bowling and billiards – the Singapore Island Country Club also offers dance classes and enrichment programmes that allow you to pick up new skills.
Membership fees: From $90. Entrance fees start at $25,000. Click here for more information.
Singapore Island Country Club, 180 Island Club Road Singapore 578774, Tel: (+65) 6459 2222, gis.sicc.org.sg
Members between the ages of 6 and 21 can sign up for Pony Academy to join weekly unmounted rallies, and learn about equitation and horse management in a safe environment, and groom, wash, feed and interact with 45 ponies and horses. Those who are serious about riding can join the Riding Academy to learn the fundamentals of riding, posture and balance. For those already skilled in polo, the social club hosts plenty of tournaments and events throughout the year.
Membership fees: From $147.66. Click here for more information.
Singapore Polo Club, 80 Mount Pleasant Road, Singapore 298334, Tel: (65) 6854 3999, www.singaporepoloclub.org
Unwind with a game of cards at the Card Room, host business meetings, or toast the evening with tipples at this popular social club in Singapore. There are plenty of venues within to host private functions, and you can also go bowling, swimming or swing by the Kids’ Room, which has play systems for preschoolers and game consoles for primary school going kids.
Membership fees: From $35. Entrance fees start from $2,000 (for expats only). Click here for more information.
Singapore Recreation Club, B Connaught Drive, Singapore 179682, Tel: (+65) 6595 0500, www.src.org.sg
The Swiss Club is one of the oldest and most historic social clubs in Singapore, an elegant and family-friendly retreat surrounded by lush jungle in Bukit Timah. It offers a wide range of sports and other activities, from social nights to kids’ camps, and has all the facilities you’d want in a club, like a gym, a huge swimming pool, tennis courts, and sports fields. The Guesthouse facility even provides comfortable accommodation for visitors.
Membership fees: Email the club to register your membership interest.
Swiss Club, 36 Swiss Club Road, Singapore 288139, Tel: (+65) 6468 0066, www.swissclub.org.sg
One of Singapore’s oldest and most prominent social clubs, the Tanglin Club dates back all the way to 1866 and its founding by British businessmen. Once exclusively limited to elite Europeans, today it has over 7,000 members from over 40 different nationalities. The massive clubhouse next door to the American Club on Claymore Hill offers a wealth of children’s activities, dining options, spa and fitness facilities, and much more.
Membership fees: Email [email protected] to register as a member and for further membership information
Tanglin Club, 5 Stevens Road Singapore 257814, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6622 0555, www.tanglinclub.org.sg
Enjoy sports activities and classes, in-house dining and takeaway options as well as other social events for members to mingle and get to know each other. There’s also Kids’ Club for smaller members, and plenty of events for them to enjoy.
Membership fees: The club no longer sells full memberships, but transferable memberships start from $69.55 and entrance fees start from $2,568. Click here for more information.
Warren Country Club, 81 Choa Chu Kang Way, Singapore 688263, Tel: (+65) 6586 1245, www.warren.org.sg