The new HomeTeamNS’ Khatib clubhouse will be rolled out in 2020, the first of three “smart” clubhouses.
Physical membership cards will be eliminated, and cashless payments will be used at the Khatib clubhouse, which will also leverage data on usage patterns.
The compound will feature a four-storey indoor adventure hub, tactical training simulator and a swimming pool that uses less chlorine, according to a report by Todayonline.
The S$74 million clubhouse is five minutes’ walk from Khatib MRT station. It aims to serve mostly HomeTeamNS members who live in northern Singapore.
Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam said at the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, July 12, that the three new clubhouses are a way of showing appreciation to Home Team National Servicemen who help keep Singapore safe and secure
We want them to be iconic, special and a place which our NSmen will enjoy,” he explained.
Two other clubhouses will be launched in Bedok and Tengah to serve HomeTeamNS members in eastern and western Singapore.
The adventure hub at the Khatib clubhouse will feature obstacles such as a rope course and indoor gliding.
There will also be an indoor tactical simulator to help Home Team NSmen improve their marksmanship and decision-making skills in an urban environment. It will feature realistic simulations of different combat scenarios such as terrorist attacks.
Both facilities will be open to the public.
Other amenities include charging stations for electric cars, solar panels, smart lighting controls, rainwater harvesting and a swimming pool with eco-filtration to reduce chlorine usage.
The existing Sembawang clubhouse will be closed shortly after the Khatib clubhouse opens, said HomeTeamNS chief executive Agnes Eu.
Eu also added that the future Bedok clubhouse will have a “water haven” theme and is expected to be completed in two to three years. Meanwhile, the Tengah Clubhouse in the Tengah Forest Town will have a “great outdoors” theme and be completed in 10 to 15 years. These two new compounds will replace the existing clubhouses at Tampines and Bukit Batok, respectively.