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The Coolest Members' Clubs In Singapore To Know Now

Designer interiors, hip F&B outlets, the trendiest fitness classes and most importantly, a vibrant crowd to mingle with - the latest members' clubs in Singapore are your antidote to social media and a life spent on a smartphone. Karen Tee reports.

#1: Straits Clan

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An all-day tea salon at the ground floor offers healthy Asian bowls.

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The Members Bar on the second floor serves up speciality sugarcane cocktails.

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.