Berjaya Times Square – in the heart of ‘Garden City of Lights’

Have had too many retreats at the beach? Looking for somewhere metropolitan? I have one place in mind and all it takes is a $20 one-way coach ticket! Oh, and the return ticket too.

Situated right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City, also known as the ‘Garden City of Lights’, Berjaya Times Square Hotel is your one-stop venue for comfortable lodging, wonderful dining and entertainment experience, endless shopping and fun team building! Equipped with Asia’s largest indoor theme park & one of the biggest bowling centres in Malaysia, the adjoining 10-storey shopping mall is overflowing with fun-filled activities throughout the day and night! The mall also offers the largest 3D digital hall in town. If you stay in the square, you can be sure to be kept entertained!

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You would also be excited to know that Berjaya Times Square created and owns Malaysia’s first motion sensor Grand Musical Stairs, which was recently certified by the Malaysian Book of Records. Walking up the flight of stairs that resembles a classical piano keyboard truly sounds like an extraordinary experience, don’t you think? We’re sure it will bring you a whole new level of surprise and entertainment.

Berjaya Times Square is highly accessible, with monorails connecting all strategic locations right to its doorstep. It is located near the Golden Triangle – KL’s main shopping and nightlife district. If you’re looking for more adventure (and you’re not afraid of the sweltering weather), you can take a three-minute walk to Bukit Bintang, an area well-known for its ever bustling day life and ever busy night life. The area contains many of KL’s popular malls, tantalizing eateries and cafes, and live street concerts. A couple of minutes via the monorail would take you to Petronas Twin Tower (the tallest twin towers in the world) and KL Tower (world’s fifth tallest telecommunications tower).

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Being the 8th largest building in the world, this 48-storey hotel has facilities and venues that can accomodate both indoor and outdoor activities. It offers 10 function rooms and a pillar-less ballroom with capacity to accommodate 2000 persons! One year, we did our own version of amazing race within the shopping mall and it was great fun! From the smallest events to the largest of conventions, Berjaya Times Square Hotel is the perfect location for business and leisure!

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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

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

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.

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.

 

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