Nee Soon East CC opens after 18-month renovation

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre) officially opened the Nee Soon East Community Club on Aug 1, 2015.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre) officially opened the Nee Soon East Community Club on Aug 1, 2015.PHOTO: NEE SOON EAST COMMUNITY CLUB
The new facilities at the Nee Soon East Community Club include an outdoor rock wall and an all-weather basketball court with Wifi access.
The new facilities at the Nee Soon East Community Club include an outdoor rock wall and an all-weather basketball court with Wifi access.PHOTO: NEE SOON EAST COMMUNITY CLUB
The Nee Soon East Community Club officially opened on Aug 1, 2015.
The Nee Soon East Community Club officially opened on Aug 1, 2015. PHOTO: NEE SOON EAST COMMUNITY CLUB

Rachel Au-Yong

SINGAPORE - Residents in Nee Soon East can now scale an outdoor rock wall or take cooking classes in a modern studio if they wish.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially opened the Nee Soon East Community Club on Saturday, after the club was closed for an 18-month upgrading programme.

Residents and students from surrounding schools had a hand in the club's new facilities - about 2,500 of them were surveyed in December 2011. For example, an all-weather basketball court with Wifi access is the fruit of one suggestion.

But the new club is not just fun and play: it has collaborated with Alexandra Health System and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to roll out wellness programmes, especially for the numerous elderly in the area.

rachelay@sph.com.sg