To club or not to club…that is the question. Butterfly is often asked “Should we join a club?”, “Which club should we join?” or “ My wife is French and I’m American, should we join the Swiss Club or the American Club?”.
There was a time that International private clubs were a place to get a bit of “home” for expats living in Singapore. In fact, there are so many countries’ allegiances to choose from, you could go from club to club and feel like you’ve traveled the world! Well, today there is no need to be club-centric.
Once upon a time the club was a place to do everything from your dry cleaning to your entertainment. Today, Singapore offers modern conveniences and comfort foods for any nationality on just about every corner. Many of the condos have built-in facilities like tennis courts, pools and gyms, so if you are looking for a property, it may be something to consider when you are signing a lease.
There are many good reasons to join a club too, especially if you have young children or you are empty nesters. The clubs are as much a melting pot as Singapore each featuring different sports, activities and events. The social benefits for children and adults can certainly aid with settling into Singapore.
Our suggestion is to shop around after you have moved into your new home and examine what you really need from the club before you write that check!
Butterfly has an extensive list of clubs, their facilities and costs, as well as alternatives. Give us a ring, if you would like us to advise or organize tours!