Hospitality industry in S’pore gears up for seamless experience

SINGAPORE — Imagine landing at the airport and getting checked into your hotel room as you clear immigration control. Your luggage will automatically be sent to your room and be waiting for you. Welcome to the Singapore of the future — if the recommendations of the Hotel Innovation Committee are successfully implemented. 

SICC members question huge budget for new clubhouse

SINGAPORE — The construction of a new 12,000sqm clubhouse at the Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), estimated to cost S$59.3 million, will be put to the vote by members in a few months’ time, but some are already grousing about the large budget set aside for the project. To raise awareness for the new Bukit … Continue reading SICC members question huge budget for new clubhouse

Top S’pore golfer Mardan sad over closure of local country clubs

SINGAPORE — As a 13-year-old, Mardan Mamat quit primary school to join his elder brother as a caddie at Jurong Country Club (JCC), before later honing his skills as a professional golfer at Raffles Country Club (RCC). It is unsurprising, then, that Singapore’s No 1 golfer lamented the closure of both facilities, after news broke … Continue reading Top S’pore golfer Mardan sad over closure of local country clubs

The Big Read: Once coveted, country clubs fade from Singapore’s list of 5Cs

SINGAPORE — Back in the ’80s and ’90s, a membership at a country club — especially those that feature sprawling golf courses — was much coveted. After all, it was one of the 5Cs that had made up the Singapore Dream. Apart from having a car, cash, condominium and credit card, the notion of a … Continue reading The Big Read: Once coveted, country clubs fade from Singapore’s list of 5Cs