3 Unexpected Neighbourhoods in SG for Building Team Cohesion

3 Unexpected Neighbourhoods in SG for Building Team Cohesion

When it comes to fostering team cohesion or showering your coworkers with appreciation gifts, the environment in which you do it can make all the difference.

While many corporate teams in Singapore tend to gravitate towards familiar, centralised locales like the Central Business District (CBD), Orchard Road, or the Civic District for team bonding activities, these typical choices can eventually feel jaded and uninspiring. And once that seed of boredom kicks in, it can defeat the purpose that you’ve arranged the team bonding event for.

To truly benefit from team bonding or employee recognition programmes, why not try stepping out of conventional settings and exploring new, unexpected neighbourhoods around Singapore? Exploring less-trodden paths not only helps break the monotony but also allows your team to see Singapore in a new light, discovering hidden gems and experiences together. Not only will you learn a little bit about areas that you’ve never paid close attention to before, but you’ll learn why team cohesion is important as you strengthen your team’s bond along the way!

Here are four unexpected neighbourhoods that promise vibrant team bonding experiences:

1. East Coast Park: Uncover its Hidden Coastal Charms

Already associated with leisurely bike rides and barbeques, East Coast Park comes packed with options for fun team bonding activities in the sunny outdoors. From engaging in beach sports competitions to exploring the park’s lesser-known areas (maybe a team-wide cycle up Bedok Jetty to Jurassic Mile before ending at Changi Airport T2’s HUB & SPOKE should be up next on the agenda?), there’s countless activities to transform a simple company outing into a memorable team-building event. End the day by gifting employees tickets to an outdoor scavenger hunt in Dakota nearby, extending their East-side adventures by yet another day.

2. Upper Thomson: Embark on Culinary Adventures and More

Upper Thomson holds culinary delights and scenic spots galore, ideal for food-based team adventures or relaxed nature walks. And with the Thomson-East Coast Line MRT stations now open, it connects seamlessly to the rest of Singapore too! Take your pick from MacRitchie Reservoir, Windsor Nature Park, Upper Peirce Reservoir Park, and more for a company nature walk. Or build team cohesion by planning a food trail down iconic spots like Casuarina Curry, Nam Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant, Beach Road Scissor-Cut Curry Rice, Daawat, or any of the other small cafes that have popped up around the area. Combine these with a strategic outdoor treasure hunt at Toa Payoh and you’re in for a perfect team bonding day where heritage, history, and fun intersect!

3. Clementi: Look Beyond its Tall Buildings for Secrets Within

Clementi may be known for its residential charm and proximity to major educational institutions like NUS, Singapore Polytechnic, and SIM, but this neighbourhood also boasts various recreational facilities and green spaces suitable for team activities. Notable eateries here include Ayer Rajah Food Centre, Springleaf Prata Place, and Xin Peng La Mian Xiao Long Bao—perfect for a fuel up before heading to Pandan Reservoir Park or West Coast Park for an afternoon of company activities. If your employees or team members want to dive deeper into Western Singapore’s hidden histories after this, a gift of an outdoor escape game in Holland Village could be the perfect way to end the day.

By choosing these unexpected neighbourhoods for your next corporate outing, you not only provide fun team building activities but also foster a deeper connection among team members, helping them see and appreciate different facets of Singapore while strengthening their ties. 

So next time you plan a team bonding event or employee appreciation day, consider these unique locales for an enriching, engaging, and truly memorable experience—or get in touch with Hidden Singapore for more information on our corporate team building packages and corporate gifts for employees to start your journey into Singapore’s secrets!