Who are entitled to use these overseas reciprocal clubs?
Only SPGG Members who are non-residents of Australia can enjoy the facilities at UCWA and The Monash University Club and vice versa who are non-residents of Singapore can enjoy the facilities at SPGG.
What do I have to do before visiting the host club?
Please allow at least 5 working days for your request to be processed.
How long is each “Letter of Introduction for SPGG” valid for?
The “Letter of Introduction for SPGG” is valid for period of 4 weeks from the date of issue and is limited to 4 times per year for each Member.
What facilities are available to SPGG Members over at the overseas host club?
Please refer to the "Overseas Reciprocal Clubs" section under our Member's Benefits page located here. For a complete list, please refer to the individual host club's website listed there.
What type of facilities can I enjoy as a member?
Being a member of SPGG gives you and your family full use of the swimming pool, jackpot room, poolside cafe, fine dining restaurant, pub, business centre, gym, wellness centre, bowling alley, bowling shop, karaoke rooms, mahjong rooms, tennis courts, events rooms and the grand ballroom.
Where can I find more detailed information on members' benefit?
You can refer to Fission magazine, the notice board, on SPGG's website or you can contact the marketing department as well.
How can I contact the membership department?
Are there any reciprocal benefits with other clubs?
As of today, members of SPGG have access to 5 other clubs! Please click here for the list of clubs we are affiliated with.
How long has SPGG been around?
Is there a board of members at the Club?
An Executive Committee has been established to serve as a liaison between the management and the Members of The Club. This committee serves in an advisory and decision making capacity. Members are encouraged to use the Executive Committee to voice any suggestions and concerns they might have regarding the Club.
What are some of events organized by SPGG?
SPGG organize Dialogues sessions, workshops, sports and social activities for our members.
Some of the events we have previously organized are: Ministerial Dialogue with Mr Lim Swee Say, Lo Hei Lunch, Networking Nights, Networking Golf, Beading Workshop, Tour to Singapore Youth Flying Club and Growel Herb Sanctuary as well as a Carnival Open House.
Who can participate in the events?
Members of SPGG and their guests, reciprocal partners.
How will I be informed the events organized?
You can view through our website at http://www.spgg.org.sg/. Alternatively, you can also obtain the information through our Fission Magazine, Emails and Notices in the Guild.
There are some events I feel the members can benefit? How do I get such activities/events in?
I have registered for the events. Why do I have to wait for a period of time before the classes commence?
Most of our events require a minimum number of participants before the event can commence. As such, your application would be keep in view till we have the required number of participants. So do bring in your friends to join in with you.
I am interested to participate in your events. How may I do so?
Is there a minimum number of people required for booking of functions?
Yes, there is if you choose a package deal.
Can I use my own catering service?
No, but we can arrange catering services to suit your requirements.
Can I appoint my own events company to run my company "Dinner & Dance"?
Is your in-house caterer "Halal" certified?
No, our in house caterer maintains a "No pork & no lard" practice. We can outsource a catering service to provide "Halal" menu if required.
Can I bring in my own liquor or wine for my function?
Yes, but there will be a corkage charge of $30.00++ per bottle of hard liquor and $12.80 ++ per bottle of wine. Only Singapore duty paid liquor and wine can be consumed in The Guild.
Can Members reserve the banquet rooms for private parties?
Yes. Our banquet rooms are ideal for Weddings, Business Meetings, Cocktail Parties, Christmas Parties, Private Dinner Parties, Birthday Parties, and Anniversaries. Prices vary according to the size of the banquet rooms chosen, number of participants and the packages chosen. Our banquet executive will be able to assist you in these areas.
Are your banquet facilities opened to the public?
Can other recreational facilities like Bowling and Karaoke be used as part of our event?
Yes, however, there will be additional charges applied accordingly.
Is car parking free for banquet guests?
Yes, on a 'first-come-first-served' basis.
How can I use my spending in banquet function to offset the MSL?
From 01 Feb 2009, members are able to include their spending in banquet functions as part of the MSL by indicating their details clearly on the Banquet Confirmation Order.
My friend is holding a function in SPGG. Am I able to book the function on his behalf to enjoy the member’s rate and offset the amount spent against my MSL?
Yes, and the amount spent will be offset against your MSL.
When will my MSL be offset?
It will be offset on the first day of the commencement of the function.
I have colleagues who are also SPGG Members. Am I able to include multiple SPGG Members to offset the spending of the MSL?
For each banquet function, we can only accept one SPGG member account.
How can I contact the banquet department?
How often is Fission Magazine published?
Fission is a quarterly magazine published every Mar-May, Jun-Aug, Sept-Nov and Dec-Feb.
What is the objective of Fission Magazine?
Fission has been the voice of SPGG, reaching out to our pool of Members with news of the Guild, information on upcoming events and feature stories for the past 20 years. Even now as SPGG strives to move with the time with a complete revamp of our website to reach out to the netizens like you, Fission continues to serve as an important linkage between the Guild and our Members.
Can I contribute articles and suggestions to Fission Magazine?
Of course! We are more than happy to hear from any Members or SP graduate with ideas or suggestions to help us further improve Fission. We would also be delighted if you wish to contribute any article to share your inspiring experiences with your fellow Members and alumni.
Where can I obtain a copy of the Fission Magazine?
Fission Magazine is mailed to all SPGG members but you may also grab a copy of Fission at our premises. We also make sure that copies of our magazines are available at SP library, the NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House and NAA clubhouse.
How can I obtain more information about advertising in Fission Magazine?
Who can apply for the Absentee status?
Members who intend to leave Singapore temporarily for a minimum period of six (6) months and up to a maximum period of thirty six (36) months may apply for an Absentee status.
If I am traveling frequently, can I apply for the Absentee status?
Our Absentee application is for a minimum of six months and members must submit supporting documents on their stay overseas.
What is the duration I can apply for the absentee?
Members may apply for a maximum of thirty six months subject to the validity of their documents. For example, if your work permit has a validity of 24 months, you can only apply for a maximum of 24 months for your period of absence.
Are there any membership charges during the period of absence?
There will not be any posting of charges into the Member's account on the Monthly Subscription Fees and the Food & Beverage Minimum Spending Levy during the period of absence.
If I am back in Singapore during my period of absence, can I use the facilities in the Guild?
Yes, you may request for a temporary reactivation in your membership for a maximum period of two months and enjoy the facilities (Absentee Reactivation Form).
How do I apply for the Absentee status?
You would need to complete the Absentee Application Form and include the following documents:
- Supporting documents such as: Work Permit or Letter of Employment indicating the duration overseas, Letter of Enrollment to the Educational Institution that you are studying in.
- Cheque payment for any outstanding due.
Who can I include in the family privilege?
You can include your spouse and unmarried child(ren) from 15 to 21 years old of age under the family privilege. The privilege shall commence in the month he/she turns 15years old till the month he/she turns 21 years old.
What are the monthly charges?
For our Life, Ordinary and Associate Members, the family privilege is charged at $10.70 monthly in addition to the prevailing monthly subscription fee.
What benefits does my family enjoy under the family privilege?
Your family will be entitled to the same benefits of the Guild as such you are entitled to.
How do I apply for the family privilege?
You would need to complete the Family Privilege Application Form and include the following documents:
- Spouse: Marriage Certificate, NRIC and 1 coloured photograph.
- Children: Birth Certificate and 1 coloured photograph.
How do I cancel the family privilege in future?
You would need to complete the Family Privilege Resignation Form and return your family members’ membership card.
Why is the Guild implementing the Food and Beverage Minimum Spending Levy (MSL)?
The Committee's objective of implementing the MSL is to encourage all Members to patronise the Guild's F&B outlets more regularly. With this system, the Committee aims to turn the Guild into a lively and exciting place bustling with activities, with more Members patronising the F&B outlets.
How much is the Minimum F&B Spending Levy?
The MSL rates are as follows:
The MSL is calculated on a quarterly basis based on your month of birth:
|Life, Ordinary, Associate Members||$30 per quarter|
|Term (SP Staff) Members||$45 per quarter|
|Term (Individual and Corporate) Members||$60 per quarter|
How is my MSL quarter calculated?
|Month of Birth||Quarterly MSL Calculation|
|Jan to Apr||Aug to Oct||Nov to Jan||Feb to Apr||May to Jul|
|May to Aug||Dec to Feb||Mar to May||Jun to Aug||Sep to Nov|
|Sep to Dec||Jan to Mar||Apr to Jun||Jul to Sep||Oct to Dec|
Is the MSL applicable to members of my family under the Family Privilege Scheme?
The MSL is applicable only to the main member. However, any amount spent on F&B by family members under the Family Privilege Scheme belonging to your Membership Card will be considered as spending by the main member.
How can I spend to offset the MSL?
You can use your MSL in our Food & Beverage outlets: The Restaurant, Poolside Café and Lustre Lounge, as well as booking for banquet functions by producing your membership card.
If I spend say, $25, in my quarter, am I required to "top up" the MSL for that quarter?
Yes. If you are a Life/Ordinary/Associate Member where the MSL is $30 per quarter, you would need to top up the difference of $5 ($30 - $25). This levy will be charged to the following month of each quarter and through the member's existing mode of payment.
If I spend more than $30 for my quarter, am I able to bring forward the balance amount to the next quarter?
No. The spending is only applicable in the quarter spent.
If I spend say $50 including the use of my $30 birthday voucher, does that spending offset my MSL for that quarter?
The use of the $30 birthday voucher is not inclusive as part of your MSL. However, the remaining $20 paid will be included as part of your MSL.
Who can I transfer my Membership to?
- Transferor holding the Associate Membership (with No Voting rights) shall transfer to a qualified person as stipulated in Article 12 of the Constitution.
- Transferor holding the Ordinary Membership (with Voting Rights) shall transfer to a qualified Singapore Polytechnic graduate as stipulated in Article 10 of the Constitution.
How does an eligible and qualified member execute a transfer of membership?
As per our Constitution, the Guild shall be paid a transfer fee to facilitate / administer the transfer of membership from the Transferor to the Transferee.
What are the criteria for transfer of membership?
- Transferor must be eligible and qualified for the transfer, has paid the full prevailing subscription fees for at least 3 years and has settled all outstanding arrears prior to any transfer.
- Both Transferor and Transferee must complete the prescribed form.
- The transfer is subject to the Executive Committee’s approval and the payment of a transfer fee to The Guild.
What is this transfer fee for?
The transfer fee is an administrative fee that the Guild collects to process the legal transfer of SPGG membership from the Transferor to the Transferee.
Who is liable for the payment of the transfer fee?
As the Guild is not a party to the transaction other than to process the legal transfer of SPGG membership, either party may settle the payment of transfer fee prior to the execution of this transfer process.
How much is the transfer fee?
Our Executive Committee has deliberated and approved the Transfer Fee as $500, which is subject to review in subsequent years.
If the transferee is a family member, do I pay a lower transfer fee?
For immediate family members, the transfer fee is $200.
Who qualifies as my immediate family member in the terms of transferability of membership? Do I need to submit any relevant documents to support?
Your parents, spouse, children, brother or his spouse, sister or her spouse. You will also be required to submit the relevant Birth / Marriage Certificates where applicable.
Who determines the Membership selling price and how payment is to be made?
As it is a private arrangement between a willing Transferor and a willing Transferee, the Transferee may pay directly to the Transferor without informing the Guild of the selling price.
In any event, the Guild will not be held responsible or liable for any losses, damages and any other matters arising from such a private arrangement.
What are my rights and privileges upon completion of the transfer of membership?
Upon completion of membership transfer by the Guild, all rights and privileges of the Transferor shall cease and be assumed by the Transferee.
If I wish to sell my eligible and qualified membership, can the Guild help?
As this is a commercial transaction between a willing Transferor and willing Transferee, the Guild is unable to assist such a private arrangement.
The Guild's role is only to facilitate the transfer of membership in accordance to our Constitution.
If I have further queries, who do I contact?