NSRCC Chalets

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My number one chalet
(Updated: January 04, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Service 
 
4.0
Sleep Quality 
 
4.5
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.5
My uncle is a member of NSRCC so I go to the chalet every year without fail for annual family gatherings. Although it is difficult to access, it is worth the trouble to get there.

There is an endless number of activities which can be carried out within the chalet's compounds. The facilities at each bungalow are well-maintained and more than enough to promise a good stay. I usually have issues with the toilets at chalets but the ones in NSRCC are very clean. All the electrical appliances also function well.

I have been to quite a number of chalets and NSRCC is my favourite among all the chalets I have visited. I would definitely recommend NSRCC to those who are looking for quality chalets!

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HS
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Love the bungalow
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Location 
 
3.0
Service 
 
4.0
Cleanliness 
 
3.5
Sleep Quality 
 
3.5
Room Quality 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.5
There are simply too many great things to describe about this place!

The two-storey bungalow houses are equipped with a television with some cable tv channels. There is also a kitchen with a microwave oven, an electronic cooker (which is safer, since it doesn't use gas!) and many other essentials. There are also barbecue pits located at each of the units too. Food has to be brought here by the users, since the nearest supermarket is very far away unless you are driving. My friends and I prefer to bring food here and cook them rather than barbecue, since we our stay here lasted for 3 days and 2 nights on both occasions we rented the chalet.

The facilities are very good as well. My friends and I had a good workout at the gym, which was very well maintained. The swimming pool is spacious for all types of swimming. What is not to be missed is the jacuzzi located near the large pool! Unfortunately only one of them was working (with warm water) during my stay last week. A great way to relax your muscles if you visited the gym as well. Another facility not to be missed is the steam room, which is something like a sauna, located in the changing rooms near the swimming pool. Both the steam room and the jacuzzi were especially therapeutic since it rained earlier in the day during my stay.

The only complain that I might have is the location of the whole chalet/resort. There is a shuttle bus to take you there from Tanah Merah interchange, which is located in the far East. Also, the waiting intervals between each shuttle bus is about 1 hour long if I recall correctly. However, this "ulu" aspect of the chalet does help to give you the feeling of truly being on a holiday!

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Best part of stay:
steam room!
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Ideal for a chill :)
(Updated: January 04, 2013)
Overall Experience 
 
4.5
NSRCC is located rather isolatedly from all the hustle and bustle of city which makes it relatively peaceful. The bungalows are very well furnished and in good conditions.

The glass doors are pretty sound proof, which helped to cover up all the screams my friends and I made...
Despite the cleaniness of the place, a rat was spotted invading our unit in the middle of our K-session. Panic. Doors were closed immediately and the guys (of course) sprung into action trying to catch the poor rat.

Other than just this incident, the bungalow was big enough to accommodate around 15 people, each with sufficient space. The air conditioner was really strong too. Despite turning the temperate up to about 25 degrees, the whole unit feels like 18 degrees. My friends and I were almost freezing in there. The BBq pit was large which allows a big portion of food to be cooked at the same time. Furthermore, the pit was situated right in front of the back sliding door, with a 2 outdoor tables with shelters (shelters are part of the bungalow) at just the side of the pit. The design amazed me as the angle of shelter was sufficient to block any in coming rain but it also give a clear view of the sky, allowing us some moon and stars gazing at the same time we are eating.

We also had a chance to witness our beloved NS man having their 24km route march for their POP while we were at the main entrance at close to midnight.

I have nothing much to complain about and will definitely recommend this place to others!

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Spacious, great for gatherings
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Location 
 
2.0
Cleanliness 
 
4.5
Room Quality 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.5
I went NSRCC for a school event gathering and stayed at am amazed by it.

First it is really spacious. Usually chalets are really small even if they are bungalows-styled, however this is perfect for our group of around 10+ people. The living room is large enough to hold in door activities and for parties without been cramp at all. So I think it is perfect for small class gatherings :)

Also, the ability to use the kitchen appliances! Usually we aren't allowed to cook in chalets but in NSRCC it is possible! I remember cooking fried rice for the group there, which was a really fun activity. But I can't remember whether they provide woks, you probably would have to bring your own! And for those who doesn't like to cook, you can also organize BBQ there.

The down side of it might be that it could be inconvenient at times. Travelling by public transport would be quite impossible. Best to take a cab in or by car, didn't try their shuttle service as well because of the wait. Lastly, remember to prepare cooked food/snacks and drinks. It is rather hard to find food there.

Overall a great place for groups hangout !
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Nice for family gathering
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Location 
 
4.5
Service 
 
4.5
Cleanliness 
 
4.5
Sleep Quality 
 
4.5
Room Quality 
 
4.5
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Experience 
 
4.5
My cousin booked this chalet when his daughter turned one month old a few months ago. Initially I was still thinking whether I should go because I simply hate going to a chalet for family gathering where the chalet was very small that I would feel suffocated.

My initial plan was to just go there, pass my cousin the present and then gave an excuse and made an early exit. When I arrived, I was a bit surprised at the size of the chalet. It had enough space for a big family gathering and after I toured the unit, I decided not to use the excuse to make my early exit.

The unit was clean for a chalet and looked pretty well maintained and I heard from my cousin the booking fees for a member was reasonable considering it was a two storey unit and had two bed rooms. Highly recommended for a good family gathering.

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Chalet you don't want to miss
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness 
 
4.0
Sleep Quality 
 
4.5
Room Quality 
 
4.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Experience 
 
4.5
Staying at NSRCC is like staying at a bungalow, I mean you literally feel like it is your own home. It is clean, spacious and close to the sea. What more could you ask for a chalet? The environment is excellent in the morning and evening as well. It is not like other chalets which are packed side by side to each other and get really noisy or irritating with others blasting music.

There are some activities there like bowling but I did not try any activities there yet so I would not know how they fair but it should be good too. The price might be a little concern but if you have National Service or the perks they offer, NSRCC is definitely the chalet to choose.

Bear in mind that you have to either cycle or walk from East Coast Park or take the free shutter bus or grab taxi to get there if you do not drive as it is not really easily accessible like other chalets.

I recommend NSRCC for friends or family either celebrating birthdays or relaxing. For friends, it is a good way to end off a hectic year/semester of studying.

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GK
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One of the best and nothing less
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Location 
 
3.0
Service 
 
4.5
Cleanliness 
 
4.0
Room Quality 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.5
If you are looking for a place that is spacious to hold parties or gatherings, National Service Resort & Country Club (NSRCC) is the place. Take the MRT to Tanah Merah MRT (EW4) and there will be a free shuttle bus service from there to NSRCC. Book their bungalows. Bookings can be made up to five months in advance for non-members and six months for members. There is a minimum requirement of at least two nights.

NSRCC would be slightly pricier if you are looking for a booking during their peak periods, usually during weekends and school holidays. It would be good if you have friends or family members who are SAFRA or resort members. Get them to book the bungalows at a better price. There are discounts given to NSmen as well though not as much as the other two, at least it is better than none.

There are a total of two spacious rooms and toilets in the bungalow itself. It is generally clean, otherwise you can call the reception and they will send their staff down to clean, no questions asked. The bungalow will generally be well-equipped with the basic facilities. Late night mahjong sessions, not a problem, they provide a table as well as tiles. For parties or gatherings, NSRCC allows rental of tables and chairs at a low cost. Having sleepovers and not enough rooms? Not to worry, mattresses and blankets are just a call away too. Call their reception to request for more, their counter staff are friendly and helpful.

There are plenty of facilities around NSRCC as well. These facilities are generally functional and clean unless they are down for maintenance. Check with their staff before going down. Located just at the building beside the pool, they have bowling, karaoke, arcade and pool tables. Their prices are very reasonable too. For instance a small room for karaoke would cost you about S$10 per hour, exclusive of 7% GST. The room capacity would be four to six per room, which would be about S$2 or so for one hour of karaoke session. Do not expect the best sound quality, but it is not too bad at this price!

Besides those facilities listed, they have got more to offer. Basketball, tennis, squash courts and a gym. Just a handful of their many other facilities, and the rest will be left for you to experience yourself. Two days would be insufficient if you are looking to cycle, which would take up at least half a day. The adventurous few can consider night cycling as well. Rest assured, your two days there will probably be one of the best and nothing less!
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Ideal for weekend getaway!
(Updated: January 04, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.5
Room Quality 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
My dad has been a member here for as long as I can remember thus this has always been our favorite place to come to whenever we want to swim/bowl and my siblings and I have all joined as junior members! NSRCC has a great pool that is in operation till 9pm thus I often go there for night swims. There would be less people then.

Often, there is not much people there unless its the holidays, then expect loads of people as the chalets/ bungalows will be in much demand! I have also stayed there before, and had to book a few months in advance because it was for the school holidays and the bungalows were being snapped up pretty fast!

The place is ideal for family outings, with its driving range (for dad) , swimming pool replete with jacuzzis, arcade, bowling, tennis, basketball courts and a restaurant that just tops off the perfection in this little place.


One could totally enjoy being here without any connection to the bustle of the city!

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Yes
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All-in-one fun
(Updated: January 04, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
2.5
Service 
 
3.0
Room Quality 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
NSRCC is not very accessible, so it's best to take a car or cab to get there as the shuttle bus is not very frequent. Once you're in, though, the fun really begins! The club is chockfull of things to do, be it bowling, swimming, golf, arcade, playground or renting a chalet. The bowling alley is well-maintained, with cheap grub to munch on while waiting for your turn to bowl.

The chalets are big and are simply furnished, so it is adequate for an overnight stay with friends. The houses are spaced far apart enough to make noise at night without disturbing the neighbouring chalets, which makes it one of my top choices for chalets in Singapore.

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Yes
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bungalow stay
(Updated: January 04, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
The chalets are spacious, well-maintained and the exterior design is pretty well done. the interior is like any other chalet, nothing too surprising or appealing. the location is one of the biggest negative factors. it is extremely inaccessible for public transport. even taxis cannot be flagged and one must call a cab to be able to get one. however, it really is like a bunagalow, because bungalows are located far from each other and from the busy streets to maximise personal space, which it did. you can blast music & have crazy parties but you won't get any complaints. two BBQ pits are located right outside your chalet so you dont have to share your space with other BBQ users.

suitable for: large scale parties or events or BBQ
advice: arrange to meet up with friends to travel together or borrow a car to ferry people around. food and necessities has to be prepared early as there is only one overpriced mini-mart nearby. book a corner unit & get a huge speaker to partayyyy the night away!

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Avg Spent Per Person:
200
Best part of stay:
Private Space
Branch:
Changi
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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