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NTUC Club celebrates 30th anniversary of Downtown East
By Truc Nhu
Wednesday,  Nov 14, 2018,11:37 (GMT+7)

NTUC Club celebrates 30th anniversary of Downtown East

By Truc Nhu

People have fun at Wild Wild Wet water park in Downtown East - PHOTO: COURTESY OF DOWNTOWN EAST

SINGAPORE - The Singapore National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Club celebrates the 30th anniversary of its key property Downtown East on November 10 with a day of music, food and carnival fun.

Downtown East is an integrated lifestyle and recreational destination, which caters to the wide interests of modern youths and families by bringing exciting activities and fun facilities under one roof.

The celebratory event featured star-studded local musicians and bands including The Sam Willows and THELIONCITYBOY, as well as yummy treats at the food bazaar, fun attractions at the carnival, and engaging activities at the Community Village.

In the last 30 years, Downtown East has undergone several transformations to keep pace with the changing needs and aspirations of members.

“Downtown East has evolved from a humble chalet to a lifestyle destination for our members. Many of our leaders and staff, both past and present, have worked very hard to bring fun into our lives. Even as our need for fun changes over time, one thing remains constant – NTUC Club’s commitment to stay relevant to our members’ needs,” said Ng Chee Meng, NTUC Club chairman and NTUC secretary-general.

First established as NTUC Pasir Ris Resort in 1988 to provide affordable recreational experiences to Singapore’s workforce, the destination had evolved over the years. In 2018, a five-year US$200 million Refreshing Downtown East redevelopment project was completed.

The refreshed Downtown East continues the mission to serve its members and guests through the upgraded facilities. This includes the nature-inspired D’Resort, expanded water park Wild Wild Wet, enhanced retail, dining and entertainment mix at Market Square, and MICE facilities for corporate and consumer events known as MUCE.

“Downtown East has always been known for great programs and activities. With the refreshed Downtown East, we want this to be a place for members to relax and have fun with their loved ones and create lasting memories. We will continue to bring programs and offerings that are relevant and affordable for the communities of the Labor Movement,” said Lim Eng Lee, CEO of NTUC Club.

Dedicated to serving members from all walks of life, NTUC Club will continue its annual contribution of US$1.5 million to the Family Fun Fiesta. Every year, over five runs, some 10,000 lower-income union members get to enjoy a day of fun programs with their families at Downtown East, including free entry to the water park. NTUC Club will be looking at more ways to engage lower-income members.

Other communities of the Labor Movement will also ramp up their engagement activities at Downtown East. Driven by nEbO, U Live and U Sports, these programs are often co-organized with leaders of the communities, and are targeted at the youth, active agers and sport enthusiasts. Some of the annual signature events include nEbO’s youth bazaars, the 3-on-3 Floorball by U Sports, and U Live’s Walk for Wellness.

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