#1: Straits Clan
Where: 31 Bukit Pasoh Road
Open since: Last month (March 2018), taking over the former New Majestic Hotel along the “street of clans”.
Who’s behind it: Wee Teng Wen aka co-founder and managing partner if The Lo & Behold Group and food PR maven Aun Koh, co-founder of hospitality company members Members Only Hospitality.
Typical member profile: Tastemakers from the creative, lifestyle and wellness industries who have appeared – or most likely will appear in the pages of this magazine.
The decor: The four-storey heritage building had a modern tropical mid-century makeover by design maestros Takenouchi Webb. Expect glammed up versions of nostalgic elements reminiscent of old HDB flats – think rattan lounge concrete ventilation blocks, terrazzo tiles and lush indoor landscaping.
Standout facilities: Tropicana, a party suite built with a dancing pole: two private state-of-the-art karaoke rooms with touchscreen consoles: an old-school arcade room + photo booth that opens into a secret tasting room.
Membership quirks: You can apply for membership, but you won’t be able to buy your way in with money: the membership committee hold the final approval. In Wee’s own words, they want “innovation leaders, change-makers, and passionate architects of possibilities”.
Join it because: You’re looking for a lifestyle and entertainment hub where you can easily strike up conversations and forge friendships with some of Singapore’s creative movers and shakers.