Safra Mount Faber to get makeover

An artist's impression of the revamped Safra Mount Faber, which will have new facilities such as a dedicated co-working space.
An artist's impression of the revamped Safra Mount Faber, which will have new facilities such as a dedicated co-working space.PHOTO: SAFRA

Safra Mount Faber will get a fresh look by the middle of next year, complete with new facilities, such as a dedicated co-working space.

Catered to operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen), the four-storey lifestyle club in Telok Blangah Way will begin enhancement works later this month. Several entertainment facilities and food outlets will be closed from Monday in preparation for the works, Safra said in a statement yesterday.

The new club will feature an industrial chic look, and will better meet the lifestyle needs of a growing number of professionals, managers and executives in Singapore, it said.

For instance, the club will have a dedicated co-working space, the first of its kind among Safra clubs here. It will be fully equipped with high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi, projectors and video-conferencing capabilities, among other workplace amenities. This will allow NSmen to work, conduct group discussions or host networking events.

Regular talks by industry professionals will also be organised at the space, the statement said.

The club's lobby will be refurbished to allow open mic nights and stand-up comedy shows to be held there. In addition, American burger chain Fatburger will open its first drive-through outlet at the club.

Karaoke fans can look forward to visits to Party World KTV.

The club will add a new dance studio for aerobic activities and courses, to boost its fitness and wellness offerings. Currently, the club has a gym, swimming pool, bowling centre, futsal court, badminton courts and outdoor multi-purpose court.

Safra Mount Faber executive committee chairman Kelvin Tan Lee Thong said the enhanced club will be a vibrant and convenient destination at the fringe of the city centre where NSmen can unwind and network, as well as bond with their families. They can also make use of the co-working space, if they need to attend to work matters urgently, Lieutenant-Colonel (NS) Tan said.

"Having all these facilities housed in one location will make it easier for our busy NSmen to juggle their work-life commitments," he added.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2018, with the headline 'Safra Mount Faber to get makeover'. Print Edition | Subscribe