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Five Ways to Spend Your 2018 Long Weekends
Did you know that there are four long weekends in 2018? Read on to find out how you can spice up your long weekends with HomeTeamNS.

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With four long weekends coming up in 2018, it pays to plan ahead to get the best out of the public holidays. If you’re not one for crowded spaces and packed malls, why not spend some quality time relaxing, or push your physical limits?

Home Team officers work hard and play hard. HomeTeamNS was established in 2005 to help foster better relations between National Servicemen (NSmen) from the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force. The five HomeTeamNS Clubhouses – at Balestier, Bukit Batok, Chinatown, Sembawang and Tampines – do just that by providing core members and members of the public with fun entertainment options.

Here are five ways you can spend your long weekends with HomeTeamNS.

Jamie HTNS2

T-Play at HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok. PHOTO: HomeTeamNS

1. Find the Time to Chillax

What’s a long weekend without some fun and games? For the kids, T-Play at HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok offers a transport-themed indoor playground for your little bundles of energy. Meanwhile, adults can consider booking The Living Space, for gatherings and celebrations, at HomeTeamNS Sembawang where they can relax, watch movies, play board-games, sing karaoke and even cook at a built-in kitchen.

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Did you know that the Family Plus Rooms at HomeTeamNS Sembawang are all named after values such as “Compassion” and “Courtesy”? PHOTO: HomeTeamNS

2. Go for a Staycation

Want to travel but can’t afford the time? HomeTeamNS has that covered. Hotel-style Guest Rooms and newly revamped villas provide the comforting escape you crave.

HomeTeamNS Sembawang has four types of Guest Rooms to choose from: Club, Family, Family Plus and Friends. BBQ pits can be booked together with the Guest Rooms. The Smart Mart, located within the compound of BBQ pits, also provides staycation essentials like BBQ tools!


This BBQ Pavilion at HomeTeamNS Sembawang can host up to 15 people, with two grills attached. PHOTO: HomeTeamNS

HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok offers three grades of villas to choose from for your staycation: Premier Deluxe, Deluxe and Superior. BBQ pits are available here as well.

The Members’ Lounge at HomeTeamNS Tampines. PHOTO: HomeTeamNS

3. Jazz Up Your Nightlife

As the song goes, “The night is still young!” Gather your fellow night owls and jazz up your nightlife with these activities!

Did you know you can enjoy free movie screenings at the Members’ Lounge if you are an HomeTeamNS member? Check out the movie screening schedules at HomeTeamNS Clubhouses, and plan ahead.

You can also party late into the night at the KTV lounges at Chinatown and Sembawang, and enjoy their epic sound system and huge selection of songs.


Food for the soul. PHOTO: I am…

4. Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

If you’re feeling hungry after all that partying, come give these eateries a shot.

Go European with dishes inspired by Amsterdam at I am… Located at HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok and HomeTeamNS Tampines, this restaurant offers signature dishes such as Fries & Mayo, The Platters and Scarlett Red Velvet Cake.

There are more eateries available for you to choose from such as Mooks Thai Bistro at HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok and Chinatown, FIX Cafe and Grill at HomeTeamNS-JOM Balestier and 3O1 Bar & Kitchen and DuitSG at HomeTeamNS Sembawang.


HomeTeamNS Sembawang offers poolside movie screenings on the last Saturday of every month. PHOTO: HomeTeamNS

5. Burn Off Those Calories

Stay fit while you relax via a host of sports and recreational facilities at HomeTeamNS Clubhouses. Swim laps in the pool, work out at the gym or enjoy a friendly game of badminton, basketball or tennis.


Instead of an age requirement, Clip ‘n Climb has a weight requirement between 10kg to 150kg. PHOTO: HomeTeamNS

If you want something that will give you an adrenaline rush, check out Laser Quest at HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok and HomeTeamNS Tampines. Or hang out (literally) with your bros at Clip ‘n Climb – the first indoor climbing theme park at HomeTeamNS Tampines, loaded with 19 different walls for you to try.

Whether it’s relaxing or working out, a stint at a HomeTeamNS Clubhouse might be just the thing to help you bond with your family and fellow NSmen. Take a break from your busy schedules, and recharge!


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  1. by Jamie Ang
  2. 12 January 2018
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