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Changi Sailing Club or Changi Beach Club? Others?

Post by dpot » Sun, 19 Aug 2012 2:53 pm

Went to see Changi Sailing Club and Changi Beach Club today and wondered if any members here have had an experience at either. We just dropped by unannounced, and the GM at the BC even took us on a tour, which was nice.
The SC does not seem to have much in the way of facilities...small pool, a couple restaurants, but has good rental rates on boats and decent decor.

I'm wondering what the social life is like at either place and whether there is anything we should be aware of before laying down hard-earned cash for a membership...we're both 40, have a 3yr old, an Ang Moh and an Asian from the USA. We're looking for a place to meet/take some friends, chill out, child-friendly and hopefully one that the membership will appreciate if we decide to transfer if/when we leave SG.

Given this, if you had to join one, which would it be? Or, if there is another club (membership around $5-8k) that we should consider, please let us know...thought about the Polo Club, but I haven't visited. We're aware that most clubs are well into the 5-figure range...we're only interested in those in the 4-figure range, though.

Thanks in advance for the feedback...

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Post by offshoreoildude » Sun, 19 Aug 2012 7:52 pm

Forget the PC - PM me and I'll tell you why. I'd suggest the Cricket Club (social membership is cheap) and the Changi Golf Club as well. The Changi SC is an actual sailing club so social only membership is a bit naff IMHO.

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Post by dpot » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 4:08 am

Going to look at the rep. of sg yacht club this weekend....any thoughts? I like the look of the cricket club, but not sure how 'toddler friendly' it is; I'm interested in a place where everyone in the family can have some fun. I cant imagine what is wrong with the polo club, but I've seen some memberships being sold for under 8k, where the seller pays the transfer fee...I'm tempted just to buy for the arbitrage value after holding for a year.

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Post by offshoreoildude » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 10:06 am

dpot wrote:Going to look at the rep. of sg yacht club this weekend....any thoughts? I like the look of the cricket club, but not sure how 'toddler friendly' it is; I'm interested in a place where everyone in the family can have some fun. I cant imagine what is wrong with the polo club, but I've seen some memberships being sold for under 8k, where the seller pays the transfer fee...I'm tempted just to buy for the arbitrage value after holding for a year.
I don't consider the RSYC kid friendly...

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Post by dpot » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:20 pm

Yes, after the visit, I agree wholeheartedly with that assessment. The food was excellent, though, and the man who gave us a tour was exceptionally nice. However, clubs here seem a bit dull...I'm not expecting a frat party, but at least some signs of life, a rowdy laugh here and there, five or ten families with kids, smiling people. We already belong to the Penang Swimming Club, and so far the only thing that has the same feel are the two clubs in Changi.

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Post by offshoreoildude » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 2:07 pm

dpot wrote:Yes, after the visit, I agree wholeheartedly with that assessment. The food was excellent, though, and the man who gave us a tour was exceptionally nice. However, clubs here seem a bit dull...I'm not expecting a frat party, but at least some signs of life, a rowdy laugh here and there, five or ten families with kids, smiling people. We already belong to the Penang Swimming Club, and so far the only thing that has the same feel are the two clubs in Changi.
Try the American club and the Swiss Club and the other nationality based clubs. Re the dullness - that's because too many Singapore are allowed in who well.... I'll stop there. The Tanglin was the last club that had a bias towards expats and they threw that out a few years ago.

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