Upgraded Cairnhill Community Club reopens with 40 per cent more floor space

Cairnhill Community Club prior to its one-and-a-half years' renovation.
Cairnhill Community Club prior to its one-and-a-half years' renovation. PHOTO: CAIRNHILL COMMUNITY CLUB/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Cairnhill Community Club (CC), located near Newton MRT station, has reopened after a one-and-a-half years' renovation, with upgraded rooms and more courses aimed at working adults.

"Being centrally located, the CC seeks to cater to the needs of both residents and working adults in the area by offering courses that are customised to serve their needs," said Moulmein-Cairnhill grassroots adviser Melvin Yong at the official opening of the upgraded CC on Sunday morning (Sept 11).

These include exercise classes such as Zumba and dance, as well as Japanese and Korean language classes.

The upgraded CC has almost 40 per cent more floor area, with more rooms for activities and two kitchens for culinary classes, up from just one previously, with the new kitchen being halal.

There is also a new cafe, childcare services, enrichment and music classes for children, as well as a mini-golf range. Its multi-purpose hall is now air-conditioned and it has a sheltered drop-off point.

Adviser to Tanjong Pagar grassroots organisations Chan Chun Sing, who was guest of honour at the official opening, said it was important for CCs to be relevant to the area they serve.

At the same time, the CC also relies on its residents, he said: "This CC will be an empty building if not for your contributions."