19 Jul '12, 10pm

Safra to change to attract younger crowd, as Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen admits that he no longer knows 'what is hip'

Safra to change to attract younger crowd, as Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen admits that he no longer knows 'what is hip'

Safra's Toa Payoh clubhouse will reopen in October but its swimming school will be ready only by year's end. Safra clubhouses at Tampines and Mount Faber will also be refurbished and revamped under the new recommendations. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Jermyn Chow Safra, the social recreational club for national servicemen and their families, is refreshing its image and clubhouses to attract the younger and hipper crowd. To better meet the expectations of this new group, a committee was tasked in 2011 to relook the club's offerings and come up with new ideas for the next five years. On Thursday night, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, who conceded that he no longer knows 'what is hip', said: 'What appeals to me may have zero appeal to the new generation of NSmen... we need to adapt and reinvent ourselves.' Dr Ng, who chairs Safra's Board of Governors, announced the nine recommenda...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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