Pulai Desaru Beach Resort – a fuss-free retreat

Another place to consider for your team building retreat in Desaru, would be Pulai Desaru Beach Resort. Just a short drive of less than 2 hours from the Woodlands checkpoint in Singapore would bring you there. For those who are familiar with the roads, the newly constructed highway, the Senai-Desaru highway in Johor would make travelling an ease. It is one of our recommended places for companies to do their team building exercises, especially if the team doesn’t mind travelling out of Singapore but going on a flight is a concern.

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The resort boasts of a land area of 22km, including a beach right at it’s door. With so much space, there’s a lot of room, and conference halls to cater for your meeting and team building needs. We went there with our clients for their team building activities, and found it to be a quaint, resort with a very laid back atmoshphere, perfect for a getway with your colleagues, as you relax and have some down time together, away from work.

Nearby the resort, there are various farms to visit such as the Crocodile farm, the Fruit Farm and also the Firefly tour, and for the more adventurous cohort, they have activities such as ATV (all-terrain vehicles) riding and water sports to try out.

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A resort that aims to please everyone, this resort is an affordable overseas venue which offers plenty of choices for recreation. The rooms offers views of either the garden, pool or the sea, which you can take your pick from.

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Lotus Desaru – a retreat close by.

Ever heard of the saying “home away from home”? There are moments that, while you’re on a holiday or a  retreat, you’d get a little homesick and wishing for some semblance of home. There’s a resort not too far away which we think might fit the bill if you’re looking for a retreat, that’s home away from home!

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Lotus Desaru Beach Resort is a mere 1.5 hours drive from Johor Bahru which is very near Singapore. Guests can take the option of taking a leisurely drive along the scenic coastal road, or take a cab from within Johor Bahru, or a ferry service that departs from Changi Ferry Terminal in Singapore.

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Boasting a total of 700 one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, Lotus Desaru provides plenty of choices for rooming opportunities, and two bedroom apartments onward have a separate living & dining area, which can be useful for informal meetings & brainstorming sessions if that’s your preferred way for discussions. For a more formal set-up, the resort can host up to 500 delegates with their 11 meeting rooms available for your team building session, workshop needs or conferences.

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To unwind, the Lotus Desaru offers plenty of recreational activities and even their very own water theme park! Take your time to stroll along the beach, or have a go at the slide at the Water Park or paddle a kayak out along the shore for some sea action. A short distance away from the resort is a must-go for every tripper to Desaru, the Ostrich farm. Take the ostrich egg challange – stand with your full body weight on 2 eggs, and not break them.

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Lotus Desaru, one of the choices you can consider for your team building retreat.

Intercontinental Bali – an Indonesian escape!

Bali, denotes a sense of tranquility, relaxation and fun! That sounds like the perfect ingredients for a holiday… or the perfect team building! Combined with the exquisite touch of the Intercontinental branding, Intercontinental Bali is one resort which promises the above mentioned and more, as we have experienced pampering service officers and not to mention, the sound of the crashing waves on the beautiful beach along Jimbaran Bay as it greets you when you enter.

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Our team had the privilege of hosting our client’s team building event at this beautiful resort, and we can’t help but share with you our wonderful experience. Heavily but tastefully accented with Indonesian elements line the resort, and you are treated to a little “sightseeing” tour as you pass through the lobby and into your rooms with fanciful Indonesian ornaments.

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With more than 400 rooms, each catered to provide maximum comfort and privacy, it is a considerable resort if you’re planning a company retreat, whether it’s for a small department or the entire company. With meeting spaces large enough to host 600 delegates at a time, there is surely something for every corporate group at this place. While we were there, we had the Puri Kencana function room, and it was ornately done up, and service attendants were on hand to assist in every way.

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It was so much fun conducting our programs within the resort. We did an indoor Builder activity, in the cool of the Puri Kencana function room, and then our Synergy Race program around the entire resort. The sweeping landscape and sights overlooking the endless horizon on the sea was a real treat to not only the participants but to our team as well.

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Intercontinental Bali, a 5-star resort for your team building needs with everything contained within the resort. Their very own spa hides away at a far end of the resort, for your private indulgence after a day of meetings or pottering around the resort after a fulfilling day of team building.

 

Turi Beach Resort, Batam – a minute-away retreat

In less than an hour away from Singapore, Batam island has many resorts and serene locations ideal for a n offsite meeting or retreat. One of the more popular destinations for Singaporeans to have a quick getaway, Batam is also a choice destination for companies wanting a retreat that is overseas yet not too far away from home, and with a budget that won’t burst the pocket.

Turi Beach Batam, a boutique resort near Nongsapura ferry terminal, is made accessible when the resort’s shuttle service greets and picks you from the terminal into the beautiful lush reception of Turi Beach Resort. One of the few resorts in Batam to have unhindered views of the horizon in all of their hotel rooms, Turi Beach Resort boast of tranquil surroundings, chic wooden furniture against minimalist white walls. At your own free time, you can venture out into the city, just 20 minutes away where good bargains on merchandise and local food can be found.

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Team building activities blend in easily at this resort, as there are various locations within meeting rooms for indoor programs, or green fields or the soft sandy beach for outdoor programs. When we went there with our client for their team building retreat, the event served as a retreat not just for our clients, but i would say for our team as well! This would be an ideal place for your team building retreat if you’re looking at a place that’s not too far away and a modern and chic resort as a treat for the company.

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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.

Hotel Re! – a themed hotel great for team building!

Hotel Re! – Meeting venue in Central Singapore

If you’re looking for a team building venue, that’s central, modern and with a fun twist, Hotel Re! a modern retro boutique hotel set at the base of Pearl’s hill, is a stone’s throw away from popular districts such as Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Orchard Road.

Fitted with theme hotel rooms, this makes a great offsite venue for a team building retreat. The theme runs throughout the hotel to their meeting rooms. From a ballroom that’s set in the lush outdoors, to intimate meeting rooms, Hotel Re! offers plenty of choices whether you have a small sized meeting or an event where everyone in the company is involved.

As our team building activities are usually games & fun activities, a venue like Hotel Re! play up the playful spirit of games, and team bonding with their bold colours on walls and furniture.

The meeting spaces require only a minimum of 10 pax, and can accommodate up to 200 pax in their ball room. Big and small places are both great for team building!

Seminar packages rates start from S$48++ for half-day and $68++ for full day

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Address: 175A Chin Swee Road Singapore 169879. Contact: +65 6827 8255

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

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