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

 

 

Affordable Team Building Meeting Venues

Most of our clients host their team building session in hotels. However, for smaller scale meetings, this may not always be feasible. If you are looking at somewhere slightly more affordable, you may want to consider one of the following venues:

1) The Place to Succeed @Tan Quee Lan Street

One interesting venue conveniently situated near Bugis MRT you may wish to consider is “The Place to Succeed”.

Located on the second storey of a row of conservation shop houses, this meeting venue is recommended for it’s quirkiness and value for money seminar packages.

Half-day seminar packages are priced at $31nett and full day packages are priced at $51nett. Minimum guarantee is 20 persons. Maximum capacity is 60 persons in theatre style seating (also known as class room style).

If you intend to conduct team building activities in the room, it will likely be able to take around 30 people in cluster seating with small or no tables.

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Address: Heritage Place, 21 Tan Quee Lan Stree #02-08 Singapoe 188108. Contact: +65 9112 0208.

2) Gallery Hotel @Robertson Quay

This beautiful boutique hotel is right at the edge of the central business district and sits beside the Singapore River at Robertson Quay. It is tastefully decorated and they delivered great service the last time we ran an event there.

There are a few seminar rooms there, minimum group size that they take in is unfortunately 30 persons. Their function room is fairly large and can host up to 160 persons in cluster style seating. Half-day seminar package is priced at $50++ and full day seminar package is at $60++.

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Address: 1 Nanson Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909. Contact: +65 6849 8686.

3) NTU Alumni Club @Slim Barracks Rise (off North Bouna Vista Road)

The NTU Alumni Club function room is one of the most convenient team building in its class. Only about 3mins’ walk from One North Park, you can choose to have an outdoor activity at the park and still have a wet weather back up seminar room nearby. This venue is ideal if you are looking for a simple venue that offers both indoor and outdoor versatility.

The minimum guarantee for this venue is 20 pax and maximum group size is 50 pax for cluster seating. Half-day seminar package is priced at $45++ and full day seminar package is priced at $55++.

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Address: 11 Slim Barracks Rise, #09-03 Singapore 138664. Contact: Emmanuel @ 6777 1101.

Choosing Team Building Venues

While assisting our clients to search for venues for their team building session, we realised that some of them are torn between selecting a decent venue and paying for quality team building programmes.

This is where we can help. For a small fee of $200 or 15% of the total F&B expenditure (the higher thereof), we can assist in settling the venue selection. Alternatively, you can book the venue directly and just engage us for the programme portion.

If you do choose to book a venue directly and find that most of the hotel and resorts are out of your budget, you may want to consider some of these options that we have listed here. However, do take note that the prices are accurate at the time of the post but the venue providers may vary their prices without informing us. Do contact them directly to obtain the latest rate card.

Also, if you are not too familiar with booking seminar packages with venue providers, it will be very useful if you read the remainder of this post.

Types of seminar package

When hotels, resorts and other venue providers quote a “seminar package”, it usually comes in “half-day” and “full day” options.

“Half-day seminar packages” will usually include one lunch and one tea break (with 2 or 3 tea break items); and “full day seminar packages” usually include a lunch and two tea breaks (with 2 or 3 tea break items per break). Some hotels package in “banquet style lunch” (where dishes are served at a round table), while other include “set lunch” and yet others include their “buffet style lunch” in their seminar packages. So do clarify what type of lunch is included by the venue provider even if the venue may be well known for their buffet lunches (they may not include that in their seminar package).

Seminar Package Prices

Seminar package prices are usually quoted before government taxes and service charge. If you see a nett price, like $50nett, that is good news, because it means they do not charge service charge and they are not goods and services tax (GST) registered. More often than not, for hotels, you will see a “++” behind the amount. For example, when when you are quoted $80++, you are actually going to pay $94.16 ($80 x10% more for service charge + 7% more of the sub-total for GST = $94.16).

Booking Hours

Most venue providers work with 9am to 1pm for half-day (morning) seminar package (1pm to 5pm for afternoon seminar package) and 9am to 5pm for full day seminar package. Some venues will charge additional rental if you are starting your meeting early or end your meeting late. It may be good to get this information handy if you have some issues to discuss or lengthy discussions during your team building session.

Minimum Guarantee

Some venues charges the same price regardless if you have 10 persons or 200 persons. Other venues offer bulk discounts, which means, the price they charge a 100 persons group is lower than the price they charge a 10 persons group. however, in the quote, they should specify what is the minimum number of guests you have to guarantee in order to get the “special price” they are quoting you. For example, if they quote you $80++ for minimum 100 persons, it means that to enjoy the special price of $80++, you will have to have 100 people attending the team building workshop. If you have a lower number, the price may increase. They will also stipulate what is the latest date you can update your numbers with them – some venues give 14days, others give one week.

Complimentary Parking

Some venues give 20% of the number of guests complimentary parking coupons, other venues only give 10%. You may want to give the drivers in your team a heads up before the event date especially if the hotel is in town and the seminar hours are long. The parking fee may be quite a substantial amount and some drivers may opt to take public transportation instead.

Booking a venue can be quite a handful but as long as you get the important facts right, you should be fine. As with any contracts, if you know you do not have a keen eye for details, getting help from someone in your team who is good with details to read through the contract before signing may be a good idea.

We hope you enjoy checking out the other posts in this category, which lists possible venues you may consider, it will save you a lot of trouble seeking them out individually.

Welcome to our revamped team building blog!

Welcome to our new blog, which will focus on our experience in running team building programmes in different parts of Asia. We believe that it will provide very useful information to people planning a team buiding or training retreat.

Planning for a team building retreat can be a daunting task, especially when a large number of participants is involved, venue selection is not done and when it has to happen at short notice. Matters can further complicate if there are too many choices – of venue, training provider and team building activities. If this is your first time planning for a team building event, you will need some help. If you can narrow down on the rough type of location and activities (or even learning objectives) that you have, it will help you a lot when you are making your decisions.

In entries that follow, you will see a list of locations that we have been to and some of our team building activities. You will also see some information on possible local venues that you may consider for your local off-site.

We will also publish some pictures taken of some team building games our clients have participated in and hopefully it will give you an insight of what you can expect should you choose to work with us.

Should you have any queries at all, please feel free to contact us.

 

Team Building near Ruins of St. Paul in Macau S.A.R., China
Team Building near Ruins of St. Paul in Macau S.A.R., China
Carton Box Raft Building Activity in Sanya, China
Carton Box Raft Building Activity in Sanya, China