Hard Rock Hotel, Penang – great getaway for a team building session!

“Batu Feringghi, one of the most popular destinations in Asia and home of the first Hard Rock Hotel in Penang, is characterized by its miles of white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees. Situated on the northwest peninsula of Malaysia, Batu Feringghi, often hailed as the “Pearl of the Orient,” is just a 45 minute drive from Penang’s international airport and 30 minutes from historic Georgetown” – Hard Rock Hotel, Penang’s website

I could not have said it better myself, of Batu Feringghi, the are in Penang where Hard Rock Hotel, Penang is located at. Anergy had the privilege of hosting a team building event for our client at the hotel. In just about 3 hours, we found ourselves from Changi Aiport Singapore and through the streets of Penang and arriving in front of the towering signature Peavey guitar, a classic Hard Rock symbol adorning the entrance of the hotel.

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The hotel exudes a rock ‘n’ roll charm that is uniquely Hard Rock, every corner you turn might find you facing music legends and their memorabilia. Thoughtful to make this truly a rockin’ experience, their hotel rooms are fun to stay in with surprises from their amenities and music legend posters! This experience extends even to corporate meetings, and whether you’re planning a serious work conference, or a relaxing team bonding retreat, Hard Rock Hotel is a place to consider, with 3 meeting rooms, a non-conventional ballroom and a dedicated team of meeting planners on hand to make sure your stay and meeting receive Rock Star treatment and have everyone else talking about it after it’s ended.

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Team building activities, both indoors and outdoors, fit easily within the venue, as we did our Synergy Race program within the entire resort, spanning from the beach located just outside of the hotel, to various indoor and outdoor spots. The next time we get there, we could incorporate a little sight-seeing element in our team building programs around Batu Ferringhi. During our breaks, our team ventured nearby and found the popular “night market” attracting local and tourists alike with their local wares, and food stuffs.

Our team enjoyed our time there with our clients and soaking in the idyllic atmosphere of Penang, and a few extra bowls of Penang laksa and prawn wee wouldn’t hurt either!

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Hard Rock Hotel, Penang is an excellent hotel for your team building needs, if you can’t wait to be treated like a Rock Star.

Disneyland Resort – Hong Kong

At Anergy Fun Engineers, we engineer fun, and are always on the lookout for ideas that will contribute to the fun factor. One of the factor would be environment, and over the years, we have come across various places that we think would make a good team building venue.

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Disneyland. The brand itself needs little introduction. Magical moments found in children’s (and sometimes, grown-ups) dreams are made into reality at this theme park. Only at 5 major locations in the world, this theme park is the epitome of fantasy, magic and family-fun thrills!  We at änergy, have had the privileged of conducting team building activities within Disneyland, Hong Kong and the surrounding resort.

Comprising of a the theme park, 2 hotels, Disneyland Hong Kong is conveniently located in Lantau Island of Hong Kong and is accessible via the dedicated MTR (Hong Kong’s public rail system) Disneyland Resort line, and public buses, coaches and cars. Disneyland Hong Kong makes an ideal location for team building, due to the vast number of attractions and meeting facilities within the hotel and resort.

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For companies who are thinking of a stay-in retreat, the Disneyland Hotel and Hollywood Hotel provide plenty of choices for rooms and meeting facilities. The coordinators from the hotel are on hand to advice on how to make your meeting an impactful and successful one. You can even arrange for a specially themed meeting! A short walk away brings you to Disneyland Park itself, and it would be a treat for you and your colleagues to spend a day in child-like wonder and taking in the sights of walking through the streets of Disneyland, where you might find Mickey and his friends making an appearance. You may ask, what sort of team building activities can be done there?  We have conducted our flagship Synergy Race within the surrounding grounds of Disneyland Hotel & the theme park, and indoor programs are easily done within the function rooms of the hotels.

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Some of the locations are ideal for our laser shootout activities, and we have seen working adults battling it out in fun combat, set within a fantasy landscape.

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Do drop us an a note to find out more at enquiryATsingaporeteambuildingDOTcom!

Affordable Team Building Venues in Singapore

We understand the need for a conducive venue to host your team building event, and have continue to source for suitable venues that will be useful for these sessions. In this post, we will talk about affordable teambuilding venues in Singapore. The following seminar packages are priced between S$56++ to S$68++ per pax for full day options.

1) Bottle Tree Park, Yishun

Located in the northern part of Singapore, the unique Bottle Tree Park in Yishun is not only home to the unique bottle-like trees and other exotic plants which are specially imported from Australia, but it’s truly a haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Combining nature & recreation, this park provides a mini getaway for anyone who wants to be surrounded by nature and be offered the choice to be occupied with activities. The nearest MRT is Khatib, and is just a 15 mins walk away.

This would be an ideal venue for a corporate retreat to run team building activities, as they have catered space for such functions. For a group size of min 30 pax to a max of 70 pax, the Bottle Tree Park in Yishun is one place you can consider.

Seminar packages rates are at S$39++ for half-day and $56++ for full day.

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Address: 81 Lorong Chencharu (Yishun) Singapore 769198. Contact: +65 6759-5771

2) NTUC, Downtown East, Pasir Ris

Another retreat venue away from the city is hidden at the eastern side of Singapore. NTUC, Downtown East in Pasir Ris is host to numerous recreational activities, such as bowling, chalets, Wild Wild Wet & the Escape Theme Park. Not only that, it also provides function space for corpoate events, such as meetings, seminars and team building events.

For companies who want to incorporate an overnight retreat an at affordable venue, NTUC, Downtown East in Pasir Ris is definitely one choice to think about. The venue is able to host a min of 15 pax to a max of 300 pax at the premise for a team building function.

Seminar packages rates are at S$48++ for half-day and $56++ for full day.

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Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close Singapore 519599. Contact: +65 6589 1666

3) Keppel Club

We’ve covered the northern, eastern part of Singapore, and now it’s time to move to the southern part of Singapore. Located near the popular Sentosa island, Keppel Club is a golf and social club who provides exclusive membership to their activities. However, members of public get to enjoy their function space as they cater meeting rooms to use for team building activities. Peony Jade restaurant, a highly acclaimed Chinese restaurant is located within its premises and is a choice venue for corporate dinner gatherings after a team building session.

One of their promise is to provide an environment that is cosy, friendly and fun, so do check them out if you’re looking for something in the area. They can host a minimum of 10 pax and a maximum of 200 pax for a team building session.

Seminar packages rates are at S$55++ for half-day and $65++ for full day.

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Address: Bukit Chermin Road Singapore 109918. Contact: +65 6375 5567/68

Outdoor Team Building in Sanya

If you have visited all of our neighbouring countries and you’re running out of ideas for your retreat, why not consider Sanya? It only takes 3.5 hours to get there from Singapore! Located in the southermost tip of Hainan Province, China’s only tropical island, Sanya has emerged as a popular tourist destination, also serving as the training site of the Chinese national beach volleyball team. Needless to say, this city is definitely ideal for outdoor team building activities (especially at the beach)!

Raft Play!
We conducted this outdoor team building activity at the private bay of Mandarin Oriental Sanya, for a group size of 80+ pax. The participants were divided into 8 teams, each given the task of building one raft with limited resources (i.e. cardboard boxes, tapes, strings) given. Some participants were skeptical of the objective and wondered if the task of supporting two adults on cardboard boxes was possible. The raft needs to float at least 2 persons with oars, from one shoreline to another. However, with only a limited time frame of 1.5 hours, the teams had no time for hesitation and got on to drawing out their plan.

After endless efforts of attaching the carton boxes to one another under the sun, to their surprise, the physically drained-out teams were told to combine their half-done rafts. Upon hearing this, despite being covered in perspiration and reluctance, the participants quickly dragged their rafts closer to each other and discussed on the new structure.

The whistle blew in the midst of decoration work. Leaving behind the rolls of tapes and balls of strings, teams brought their rafts down to the sea to race to get to the other end. Volunteers were mostly ladies, as they were afraid that the heavier men would sink the rafts, which would lead to disqualification. Full of apprehension, the petite men and ladies got on to the rafts and started rowing. Watching the rafts moving smoothly over a distance of at least 5 metres, the other participants standing on the beach, were beaming with both excitement and relief. They did make it after all.

Raft play, is an activity which challenges participants mentally, as well as physically. It encourages good teamwork and planning, quick implementation of ideas and sharing of resources. It is suitable for group sizes ranging from 10 to 300.

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Captain’s Relay
This activity was conducted at the function room of Mandarin Oriental Sanya, but it can also be conducted at the beach area, if you would prefer the companion of the sun, sea and sand. All you need is a large clearing area. You don’t even need to bring along your slippers, if the sand is very soft and friendly to touch. In a sunny island like, Singapore, we always recommend sun block lotion for our participants, change of clothes, as well as lots of water the night before.

Again, in teams, participants would compete against each other in a series of short games. Scores will be computed for every activity to determine the winner, and the winning team is determined by the highest number of points earned.

The assortment of existing activities to choose from are:
(a)   Flip It
(b)   Balloon Raid
(c)   Human Centipede
(d)   Sponge Relay
(e)   Blind Squares
(f)    Ping Pong Panic

The above activities require coordination, teamwork, communication , planning, strategy and  encouragement. We can control how physical the games are by choosing the types of challenges played. Depending on the fitness level of the participants and the weather, ample
breaks will be given. It is suitable for group sizes ranging from 10 to 250.

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Luxurious Team Building venues (Part 2)

Here are some great indoor team building venues we have worked with in the past. They are all choice venues for any of our indoor team building activities. The following seminar packages are priced between S$105++ to S$120++ per pax for full day options.

1) The Fullerton Hotel

Originally the General Post Office, this historical building was converted into a hotel, with most of its special architectural features retained and restored. On top of the breathtaking architecture, the hotel overlooks the Singapore River, offering splendid views of Marina Bay. It is located in the heart of the Central Business District and within walking distance from Raffles Place MRT station. Choices may seem limited with only nine function rooms, but please be rest assured that every one is distinctively furnished and well-equipped to cater to your team building event needs, with the capacity of up to 304 participants.

Seminar packages rates are at S$90++ for half-day and S$105++ for full day.

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Address: 1 Fullerton Square Singapore 049178. Contact: 6877-8119

2) The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Set in the heart of Marina Centre and situated close to the Central Business District, Ritz-Carlton is surrounded by seven acres of lushly landscaped tropical gardens and it offers unobstructed views of the city skyline and Marina Bay. The hotel is adjcent to Promenade MRT station and it is within walking distance of the Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec City) and the Singapore Arts Centre. Voted as the best meetings and incentives venue by industry publications, the award-winning hotel offers more than 35,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting rooms, with the capacity of maximum 1000 pax.

Seminar packages rates are at S$90++ for half-day and S$105++ for full day.

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Address: 7 Raffles Avenue Singapore 039799. Contact: 6434-5037/ 6337-8888

3) The St. Regis Singapore

Sitting at the fringe of Orchard Road, St. Regis is a landmark of exquisite ambience, housing one of Asia’s finest private art collections. Just a 10-minute stroll away, you can find the lush greeneries of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Orchid Garden. The hotel offers five luxuriously appointed meeting rooms, which are able to accomodate between 12 to 100 pax. These rooms can be configured to your team buillding needs and specifications, with the assistance of their event specialists.

Seminar packages rates are at S$95++ for half-day and S$120++ for full day.

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Address: 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911. Contact: 6506-6820

Luxurious Team Building venues (Part 1)

The following seminar packages are priced between S$80++ to S$105++ per pax for full day options. These are great indoor team building venues you may consider and are all managed by reputable hotels.

1) Grand Copthorne Waterfront

Located ideally near the Central Business District, Waterfront Conference Centre has been a popular option among businesses based in the city area. It is situated along the historic Singapore River, at the corner of Havelock Road and Kim Seng Road, only a few minutes away from Orchard Road. This city hotel features 34 meeting rooms that can accommodate the varying needs of your team building events/ activities. For group sizes ranging between 10-900, this is one venue you can definitely consider.

Seminar packages rates are at S$80++ for half-day and $90++ for full day.

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Address: 392 Havelock Road Singapore 169663. Contact: 6233-1302

2) Mandarin Oriental Hotel

With a sensational view of Singapore, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, is one of our highly recommended locations for your company retreat, especially for your overseas counterparts. It is centrally located on Marina Square and across from the Esplanade, allowing spectacular views of the Singapore skyline. Offering five different types of function rooms, each with its own style, flexibility and space, this luxury hotel is suitable for indoor team building activities conducted in group sizes ranging from 21 to 240 pax.

Seminar packages rates are at S$85++ for half-day and $105++ for full day.

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Address: 5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square, Singapore 039797. Contact: 6885-3529

Raffles Convention Centre

Strategically situated at the heart of Singapore, the Raffles City Convention Centre offers convenient access to public transportation and presents a good selection of meeting rooms for your workshops/ team building activities. Offering more than 70,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the Raffles Convention Center is equipped with 27 meeting rooms that cater for a capacity of 10 to 1800 pax. It is most ideal for mid-sized workshops and large events. If you wish to spend the night out shopping with your colleagues, you can pop by Raffles City Shopping Mall, which is just next-door.

Seminar packages rates are at S$85++ for half-day and $105++ for full day.

Additional charges for screen and projector are + 80++ and + 1950++, respectively.

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Address: 80 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189560. Contact: 6431-5558

Team Building Venues in Fort Canning Park and Sentosa

The following seminar packages are priced between S$80++ to S$105++ per pax for full day options.

1) The Legends at Hotel Fort Canning

The Legends at Fort Canning is centrally located near Orchard Road, Singapore and is a short walk from Dhoby Gaut MRT station cutting through Park Mall.

Set adjacent to the boutique hotel Hotel Fort Canning, The Legends is a prestigious venue for conferences and meetings and especially team building events. Right next to Fort Canning Park, indoor team building activities can be carried out within the cool air-conditioned function rooms, and  the choice to go outdoors for some activities is but a walk away to Fort Canning Park,

Seminar packages rates are at S$70++ for half-day and $80++ for full day. Minimum group size is 10 pax and maximum is 460 pax

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Address : 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881. Contact : +65 6559 6785

2) Siloso Beach Resort

Set in the heart of Siloso Beach, the most happening beach out of 3 in Sentosa, Siloso Beach Resort offers a resort-style venue that caters to team building events with an island feel.

Easily accessible upon entering Sentosa, via the Beach Trams (Siloso Beach line), Siloso beach Resort offers function rooms that are walk able to the beach, which are perfect for team building programs which requires an indoor venue yet being close to the sun, sand and sea.

Seminar packages rates are at S$75++ for half-day and $85++ for full day. The venue can host up to a maximum of 350 pax

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Address : 51 Imbiah Walk Sentosa Singapore 099538. Contact : +65 6722 3356

3) Sentosa Golf Club

One of the most prestigious golf club in Singapore, Sentosa Golf Club located in the idyllic part of Sentosa island, offers private function rooms for a wide rang of events and team building events. From a minimum of 10 pax to a corporate function of 330 pax, the golf club offers a wide range of rooms and even an all-glass Sentosa Pavilion overlooking the commanding view of the Serapong Golf Course.

Having been a faithful partner of Anergy Fun Engineers for the past 10 years, Sentosa Golf club does not fail to impress as dedicated staff are on hand to meet any function requirements. Not forgetting to mention, their extensive choice of menus to satisfy hungry participants will keep bodies and minds going so that you can focus on the team building activities.

Seminar packages rates are at S$75++ for half-day and $85++ for full day. Minimum group size is 10 pax and maximum is 330 pax.

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Address : Sentosa Golf Club. 27 Bukit Manis Road Singapore 099892 Contact : +65 6373 7135

4) Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa

The beachfront line of the the Shangri-La brand of hotel needs little introduction. The only hotel with it’s own private beach in Singapore offers not just an amazing view of the sea, but a relaxing atmosphere perfect for team building activities.

From indoor team building activities held in their luxurious function rooms, to outdoor activities on their private beach, this is a venue that strives to meet your team building needs so you can focus on enjoying the day. Options for private themed-dinners by the beach or pool can also be arranged.

Seminar packages rates are at S$95++ for half-day and $105++ for full day. The venue can hosts up to a maximum of 380 pax.

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Address : 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa Singapore 098970. Contact : 6371 2959

Versatile Team building Venues

The following team building venues are priced between a minimum spend of S$3,000++ to S$10,000++ for venue rental & meals. The bookings are either private booking or a section will be closed for your group, depending on group size.

Verve Pizzeria at One North & Marina Bay Sands

An inviting & elegant restaurant that overlooks the lush greenery along Slim Barracks Rise, Verve Pizzeria One North serves up delicious Italian cuisine. Verve Pizza Bar at Marina Bay Sands offers an alfresco dining by the bay, overlooking the playful fountains at Marina Bay Sands.

Riding on their motto of  “simple things done right”, you can be treated to a fuss-free menu filled with homemade pastas, pizzas and the like.

The restaurants can be transformed seamlessly into a function venue for team building events, where the best of both worlds, i.e, a quiet retreat away from the busyness of the city pared with an exquisite meal can be found at the Verve.

With just a minimum of 20 pax, a section of the restaurant can be closed up for a private function. The entire restaurant can be closed off to sit a maximum of 140 pax. A minimum spend between S$3,000++ to S$10,000++ is required, depending on the number of people and area required.

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Address : Verve Pizzeria @ One North, 11 Slim Barracks Rise Singapore 138664 Contact : +65 9773 0267

Address : Verve Pizza Bar @ Marina Bay Sands, 11 Marina Boulevard Ground Floor Marina Bay City Gallery Singapore 018940 Contact : +65 9773 0267

More Team Building Venue Options

Here are a few more team building venues that with price range between S$50++ to S$98++ that you may consider.

Many of our indoor team programmes can be easily deployed at this venue (at additional charges). For example:

a) Brains, Brawn and Bucks – a indoor game show adapted from Dr Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory
b) Wheel of Chaos – a hilarious team bonding sabotage game show
c) Paramount Conquest – a leadership strategic planning real-time board game
d) Restaurateur – our leadership, customer service & team building game.

1) Furama City Center @Eu Tong Sen Street

Furama City Center is a convenient meeting venue as it is located within 300m of Clarke Quay MRT Station and Chinatown MRT station. There is also a Hong Lim Park nearby which can be considered for outdoor activities.

Our team has also run many “Cultural Races” around that area (Chinatown, Bugis, LIttle India) with our clients through an adapted “Synergy Race” a highly popular team building activity which we have run at least 500 times at the time of this post since 2003.

Furama City Center is able to host 18 pax group size, as well as 500 pax in cluster style seating, making it  one of the few venues in Singapore that can host large group sizes. Half-day seminar packages start from S$62++ and full day packages start from S$70++ per pax.

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Address: 60 Eu Tong Sen Street Singapore 059804. Contact: +65 6533 3888

2) Clifton Training Facilities @Robinson Road

Clifton Training Facilities is located right inside town area along Robinson Road. Initially popular with computer training, with the recent increase in rental, they have been very successful in attracting other clients who do not have enough meeting rooms or training facilities.

Clifton Training Facilities is a well known international brand. Their seminar rooms in Singapore are well equipped and professionally run. Highly recommended if you want a venue that is within town. Full day seminar packages for 10 persons start from S$98++ per pax. Maximum capacity is 60 pax in cluster seating.

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Address: 108 Robinson Road Level 11 The Finexis Building Singapore 06890. Contact: +65 6591 7999

3) D’Kranji Farm Resort @Lim Chu Kang

If you are looking for a team bonding venue that is extraordinary, you may want to consider D’Kranji Farm Resort. With interesting team bonding activities like prawn fishing and farm tours, it’s as if you have just flown yourself a few hundred kilometers to a country side resort. Of course if you are looking for team building activities, we will be happy to assist you with it.

Many of our outdoor team building and indoor team building programmes will fit nicely at this interesting venue.

 

Address: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 #01-05, Singapore 718813. Contact: +65 6898 9228

 

 

 

Mid Range Team Building Seminar Venues

The following seminar packages are priced between S$50++ to S$80++ per pax for full day options.

1) The Chevrons @Jurong East

It was previously called “SAF Warrant Officers Mess” and located at Beach Road. Since moving to Boon Lay Way in October 2001, it has become a popular entertainment center in the west. Among other facilities for its SAF Warrant Officers and Specialists, it also has a KTV, Bowling Alley, restaurants and even Chalets if you wish to spend the night with your colleagues.

Seminar packages start from $50++ for half-day and $62++ for full day. Their minimum group size is 20 persons.

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Address: 48 Boon Lay Way Singapore 609961. Contact: 6668 8865 / 67 / 68 / 69 / 70.

2) Orchid Country Club @Yishun

Orchid Country Club is located in Yishun (in the northern part of Singapore). It is not exactly the most conveniently located but it does have fairly frequent shuttle service to and from Yishun MRT station.

It also has a function room that can host up to 350 people at one time and smaller rooms that can take group sizes from 30 persons onwards. The seminar package prices are competitively price at S$58++ and S$68++ for half-day and full day options, respectively.

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Address:

1 Orchid Club Road Singapore 769162. Contact: +65 6750 2166.

3) SAFRA Mt Faber (@Telok Blangah Way)

SAFRA Mt Faber is located in the western central part of singapore, near Mt Faber (technically near the foot of Mount Faber). Safra Mt Faber is a fairly new club and it has a ballroom with 300 pax capacity. Its minimum group size is 20 persons.

We will like to make a special mention that SAFRA Mt Faber also houses “Pioneer Spring Restaurant” which has a 4.5-star rating on the foodies site, “hungrygowhere.com” as well as the celebrity chain restaurant which serves decent Thai fushion food, Porn’s. There is also another Japanese restaurant, Himawari. So you will be spoilt for choice if you are considering having dinner there after a full day of meeting or team building.

Seminar packages rates are at S$52++ for half-day and $70++ for full day. Minimum group size is 20 pax and maximum is 300 pax.

Address: 2 Telok Blangah Way Singapore 098803. Contact:  +65 6278 6011