I hope this message finds you well and that you have been enjoying our magazine over the years.
After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision that this issue of Fusion will be its final edition. This decision comes with mixed emotions but we believe it is the right choice for us as we move forward.
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to you – loyal reader and supporter of Fusion. Your enthusiasm, feedback and contributions have made this journey truly special, and we wouldn’t have reached this point without you.
While this issue marks the end of Fusion in hardcopy format, it will not stop us from sharing on the Club’s happenings. We will continue to connect with you through our newly-revamped CSC website and E-Fusion, our online blog.
In the meantime, we encourage you to enjoy this final issue, which is packed with compelling content and updates. Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of the Fusion family. We cherish the memories we’ve created together and look forward to staying in touch.
Past and Upcoming Social Events
We have received overwhelming support for the Public Service Sports and Family Day (PSSFD) held in July 2023. There were more than 8,000 participants an all-time record, who enjoyed the activities at the OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub. The support for our August events – the National Day live telecast and the Wine and Dine event – was equally positive where we saw members and their guests participating in the activities and soaking in the atmosphere.
Mid-Autumn Festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival drew a great crowd of more than 300 participants to the Bukit Batok Clubhouse on 29 Sep ’23. It was an enchanting evening of cultural entertainment, festive snacks coupled with a lucky draw and lantern walk – all provided at no cost to members.
Member’s Day. The inaugural Member’s Day lunches to be held on 8 Oct ’23 at the restaurants of all the three clubhouses have been fully booked, with a long waiting list. Besides the lunches, there will be fringe activities for the enjoyment of members and their family, to ensure that all – including those who did not manage to secure a lunch booking – will have a good time. With the feedback and experience of this inaugural event, we assure you that we will be back next year, bigger and better.
The very popular CSC Children’s Halloween Party will be held at Changi Clubhouse on 28 Oct ’23. There will be spooky magic shows, Halloween parade, fun games and a lucky draw. The kids can also look forward to tricks or treats as they visit the many participating chalets. Meantime, adults can also consider a romantic dinner with your spouse at the newly opened Canopy restaurant.
The Club is using Loyang Chalet as a launch pad for our sea sport activities. Given the positive support we got for the Funcations we organised, we are planning a Water Fest for our members and chalet guests on 28 Oct ’23. There will be kayaking, stand-up paddling, leg paddled kayaking and sailing kayaking. Sign up for a splashing fun time.
CSC Singing Star
After a long hiatus, the CSC Singing Star is back. The singing competition final will be held at the Auditorium on 19 Nov ’23. Do check out the details for participation. Winners and the most supportive public service agencies can expect attractive prizes.
Children’s Christmas Party
To round up the calendar year, the Children’s Christmas Party will be our key highlight. Taking place on 16 Dec ’23, it will be held at the Tessensohn Diamond Ballroom – the extra capacity, compared to previous years, will ensure more activities and a bigger carnival. Do book early as this event is always heavily subscribed.
Social Activities between January and March 2024. As we round up the financial year (FY), the social activities will be focused around the Lunar New Year (LNY) celebrations: namely, the LNY Bazaar (20 Jan ’24) and the ever-popular LNY Lohei Dinner (16 Feb ’24), both to be held at Tessensohn.
Upcoming Renovation and Upgrading Works
Aircon Upgrading. To achieve the Green Mark Platinum towards eco-friendliness, the Club will be upgrading to energy saving aircon units by December 2023. To date, both Changi and Tessensohn Clubhouse have achieved the Green Mark Platinum, while Bukit Batok Clubhouse, the Green Mark Gold Plus.
Solar Panel. The Changi Clubhouse will embrace solar power energy by the end of this FY. With this, all our Clubhouses will be able to harness solar energy to energise parts of our buildings, thereby reducing our electricity consumption.
Badminton Hall Upgrading. The badminton halls at the Tessensohn Clubhouse will be fitted with new mats similar to those used in international tournaments. The upgrading work is planned for November 2023 and we will do our utmost to minimise any inconvenience to our badminton players.
Tessensohn Swimming Pool Refurbishment. Commencing in January 2024, the works include new perimeter floor tiles, replacement of the swimmer’s starting block and a makeover for the changing room. We trust this upgrading works together with the upcoming poolside café will enhance both the aesthetics of the pool as well as the experience of the pool users.
Diamond Ballroom (DB) Makeover. Since taking over the operations of DB in June 2023, there has been an increase in the number of activities. To further enhance the experience of MICE event attendees, we will undertake a makeover in January 2024 to improve the venue’s acoustics, audio visual aids, floorings and furnishings.
Chalets Upgrading. Over the next few months, the Club will focus on upgrading its Fairy Point Bungalows and replace all the BBQ pits in our Loyang chalets. We will continue to refine our chalet offerings and services to enhance the staycation experience of chalet guests.
It gives me great pleasure to round up this last issue of Fusion by wishing all readers good health, happiness, a Happy Deepavali, a Merry Christmas and a great year ahead in 2024 with new hopes for a better future.
Civil Service Club
Did You Know?
Since operation commencement, Canopy at Changi – with its tasteful renovation, seafront alfresco dining, dog-friendly policy, a live band and DJ every Friday and Saturday evenings – has been drawing a steady stream of diners.
Hungry BBQ. We have finally received approval to operate a poolside café and restaurant at Tessensohn. The poolside café, together with the swimming pool perimeter and changing room upgrades as outlined above, will further promote the experience of the poolside users.
CSC App. With the enhanced user-friendliness of the Club’s website and the introduction of E-Fusion, the Club will be embarking on a revamp of our CSC app which we hope to launch before the end of the current FY.
Tessensohn Playbook. The Club will be launching the Tessesnsohn Playbook before the end of this year. Uploaded onto Tessensohn’s webpage, it will be an online e-book with a repository of information on the Clubhouse and its surrounding amenities which include F&B outlets, cafes and places of interests.
Remembering our Late Founding Father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew used to spend his staycations at the Changi Cottage Chalet. Around its vicinity, we have planted three of his five favourite trees – the Tembusu, Sea Apple and Flame of the Forest. To commemorate his birth centenary anniversary, the Club will be planting the remaining two of his favourites – Madagascar Almond and Jelutong trees – in November 2023.