A new leaf in design

Community clubs have gone from being simple structures to offering specialised facilities and programmes to target specific communities

The community club’s (CC) pontoon is set against the Singapore skyline.
The community club’s (CC) pontoon is set against the Singapore skyline.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
Milk cartons are recycled as dragon boat buoys at the CC.
Milk cartons are recycled as dragon boat buoys at the CC.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
Floral stickers adorn the steps.
Floral stickers adorn the steps.ST PHOTOS: MARCELLIN LOPEZ
A cavernous multi-purpose hall is among the spaces available to the public in the building.
A cavernous multi-purpose hall is among the spaces available to the public in the building. ST PHOTOS: MARCELLIN LOPEZ

When community clubs (CCs) first opened in the 1950s, they were simple structures with large halls for reading or indoor games.

Now, there are 108 CCs under the People's Association (PA) and these host activities such as festive celebrations, interest groups and affordable workshops.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2020, with the headline 'A new leaf in design'. Subscribe