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Y Club, a budget gay sauna located at 16A Smith Street in the Tanjong Pagar area, opened on 12 July 2006. It sent out advertisements about its opening via SMS and e-mail blasts on Trevvy after setting up a website (now defunct) at:

http://www.yclub.com.sg

Entry was free on the opening day and on the Thursday of the opening week. To entice customers, it charged an incredibly low entrance fee of only $5, which lasted until 15 August 2006. Thereafter, the entrance fee was increased to $6 - still the cheapest of any gay sauna in Singapore, its main selling point. As such, the decor and facilities were spartan and it was mainly patronised by older, Chinese-educated and lower-income gay men or those actually seeking a cheap sauna.

Some patrons thought the layout of the sauna was reminiscent of the defunct V-Club. A grouse was that its entrance faced a very popular food street in Chinatown and was therefore not very discreet.

The establishment spanned 3 floors, with each occupying quite a small area. The first level housed the reception, a relatively large TV room and shower area.

The second level contained the locker room, about 10 private rooms and a dark steam room.

The third level had another shower area and a dark "mass-orgy" room (it was so-called because some patrons noted that every time anyone slept inside the room, it was likely to spark a mass orgy with nearby observers.)

The small space did have its pros and cons - it would mean less walking and easy location of one's target partner. However, the locker room was a long, narrow one with lockers against each side of the wall. Hence anyone that sat in the corner of the room could have a full view of customers changing...and some voyeurs did just that.

Opening advertisement[edit]

In late November 2006, registered members of Trevvy received the following advertisement in their e-mailboxes:

"Hi sexy,

WWW.YCLUB.COM.SG Y Club, 16A Smith Street (opposite Maxwell Food Center)

The newest, most affordable and cleanest gay-friendly club in the Tanjong Pagar clubbing district is open! Fridays, Youngsters Night, 10pm till 11am next morning Free entry for ages 18-30 (please print coupon on website)! Saturdays, enter for $6 anytime and sleep till next morning 11am. Save the expensive midnight taxi-fare! Come on and join other youngsters who are here to take advantage of the SUPER LOW fee and CONVENIENCE right opposite Maxwell Food Center!

See you babe!"

Website[edit]

The following information was provided on the home page of its website[1]:

English[edit]

The Official Website of Y Club

A Club to serve Our Community better

Dear friend,

Welcome to Y Club, a gay –friendly sauna in Singapore. Many customers of various clubs had felt that their choices were restricted to EITHER Affordability OR Cleanliness. The primary distinction that you will find at Y Club is that we offer BOTH Affordability AND Cleanliness. As the premier budget club, building on the model of budget airlines’ no-frill services, our primary objective is to keep costs low, because that will translate into more affordable price for You. As such, lavish facilities and space are not our distinction; rather, practicality is.

Y Club is the place for your relaxation, information and excitement needs. After a hard day’s work, visit us to emerge into deep relaxation at our steam room, foot massage, hot pool and dry sauna facilities—all of which are enhanced by specially blended relaxing music and aroma. Visit our website regularly to discover about our ongoing information seminars on various important issues facing our community. We offer them in both English and Mandarin so as to improve access of the Chinese among our community to such critical information. Lastly, keep yourself young at heart by joining our exciting programs which fill your week with fun, imagination and, sweat.

Check out our website regularly to be informed about our ongoing promotions, seminars and improvements.

Yours truly,

Management Team

Y Club

Announcement

Facilities

First Floor

1) 2 internet stations

2) 60-inch TV

3) Coffee tables and newspapers

4) Counter (you can buy drinks and instant noodles here. Water-based lubricant provided free.)

5) Drinking water dispenser (hot and cold water)

6) Foot massage machine

7) Gents

8) Resting area

9) Shower room

10) Weight-training machine and jogging track

Second Floor

1) Lockers (Normal lockers are sized 40cm x 40cm x 40cm; larger lockers cost $0.50 extra and are sized 40cm x 50cm x 50cm)

2) Private rooms (10)

3) Steam room (with an attached shower room and toilet)

Third Floor

1) Dark maze and 1 private room

2) Dry Sauna

3) Gents and shower room

4) Hot pool

A Special Note to Smokers

In line with the government’s move to minimize passive smoking, and with our Club’s objective to provide a cleaner environment for all guests, smoking is not allowed in all our air-conditioned areas. Please smoke only at the designated Smoking Area. We thank you for your thoughtfulness and respect for non-smokers.

Operating Hours and Entry Fees

Monday 15:00-23:30

Tuesday 15:00-23:30

Wednesday 15:00-23:30

Thursday 15:00-23:30

Friday 15:00-10:00 Saturday morning

Saturday 13:00-10:00 Sunday morning

Sunday 13:00-23:00

  • Singapore Public Holidays: Open from 15:00 on the Eve until 10:00 on the Holiday, then open from 13:00-23:30 on Holiday

Promotional Period Fee: Only S$6 anytime! (Fee inclusive of 1 towel. Only cash is accepted. All prices quoted in Singapore Dollars (S$). Subject to change after promotional period.)

Additional Items

As we work on a no-frill basis, customers who want extras can get them at a low additional cost:

1) Towel: S$0.50

2) Canned cold drinks: S$1.00

3) Cupped instant noodles: S$1.00

4) Hot drinks: S$1.00

(Coffee, Milo, Lipton Tea, or Ginger Tea)

Special Events A) Weekly Events

1) Fridays Movies Night

“Youngsters’ Night”. Youngsters aged 18-30 come in Free after 10:00pm! Movies will be played. Please print the coupon below to enjoy this offer. (To print, select the following coupon and print selected area.)

Text Box: Y Club 俱乐部 Free Entry Coupon 免费入门 券 Valid for those aged 18-30, every Friday after 10:00pm till Saturday 11:00 am only 只限18-30岁者在每逢星期五晚上10点至星期 六 早上 11点使用 *from 07 Oct 2006 subject to change without notification *有效期从2006年 10月7日起,随时可能被取消或更改

2) Sundays

“Nature Night” . Be natural, be cool at 18:30 to 22:00. We have a “Nature” disco party in the evening.

B) Monthly Events

Upcoming! Kindly check our website regularly to be notified later

C) Seminars, Talks and Others

Upcoming! Kindly check our website regularly to be notified later.

Location Map

We are at 16A Smith Street. Smith Street, the “Foods Street”, is crowded and lively with many food-stalls. When you arrive at unit number 16A, open the door and walk up to the second floor, where our counter is. The nearest MRT stations are Chinatown (5 minutes’ walk from exit leading to Pagoda Street) and Tanjong Pagar (10 minutes’ walk from exit leading to Maxwell Road).

Address: 16A Smith Street

Telephone: 65-6221 4690

E-mail: service@yclub.com.sg

Chinese[edit]

Y Club 俱乐部官方网站

本俱乐部为新加坡最新的同志桑拿会所,宗旨为提供一个同志可负担得起和卫生的社交场所。

通告

设施

第一层

两台无限上网的电脑

60 寸大电视机

咖啡角落,联合早报

柜台提供冷热饮品和杯面($1) ,可免费获取安全套和润滑剂(水性,非油性)

脚底按摩器

饮水机(提供冷水和热水)

跑步机, 举重机

休息场所

冲凉房

厕所

第二层

更衣室(普通衣橱尺寸40x 40x 40 公分;大号衣橱尺寸40x 50x 50公分须多缴5毛钱)

私人房间

蒸气房(附带冲凉和厕所)

第三层

暗房和迷宫(兼睡觉房)

桑拿房

厕所和冲凉房

温水池

开放时间和入门费

星期一 15:00到 23:30

星期二 15:00到 23:30

星期三 15:00到 23:30

星期四 15:00到 23:30

星期五 15:00到隔天10:00

星期六 13:00到隔天10:00

星期天 13:00到23:30

新加坡公共假期:

假期的前夕15:00到假期当日的10:00, 然后假期当天13:00-23:30

现在为促销期间,任何时段入门一律6元

特别节目

星期五晚上“年轻人夜”

晚上10点过后18-30岁者入门免费,并且播映电影或者卡通节目。想享有优惠者必须打印以下固本:

Text Box: Y Club 俱乐部 Free Entry Coupon 免费入门 券 Valid for those aged 18-30, every Friday after 10:00pm till Saturday 11:00 am only 只限18-30岁者在每逢星期五晚上10点至星期 六 早上 11点使用 *from 07 Oct 2006 subject to change without notification *有效期从2006年 10月7日起,随时可能被取消或更改

星期天

天体夜 (18:30-22:00天体迪斯哥狂欢夜)

路线指南

本俱乐部位于史密斯街16号(16A Smith Street)。最靠近的地铁站为“牛车水地铁站” Chinatown MRT Station (5分钟路程) 和“丹戎巴戈地铁站” Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (10分钟路程) 。

电话号码:(65) 6221- 4690

Y Club 俱樂部官方网站

本俱樂部為新加坡最新的同志桑拿會所,宗旨為提供一個同志可負擔得起和衛生的社交場所。

通告

設施

第一層

兩台無限上网的電腦

60 寸大電視机

咖啡角落,聯合早報

柜台提供冷熱飲品和杯面($1) ,可免費獲取安全套和潤滑劑 (水性﹐非油性)

腳底按摩器

飲水机(提供冷水和熱水)

跑步机, 舉重机

休息場所

沖涼房

廁所

第二層

更衣室(普通衣橱尺寸40x 40x 40 公分;大号衣橱尺寸40x 50x 50公分须多缴5毛钱)

私人房間

蒸气房(附帶沖涼和廁所)

第三層

暗房和迷宮(兼睡覺房)

桑拿房

廁所和沖涼房

溫水池

開放時間和入門費

星期一 15:00到 23:30

星期二 5:00到 23:30

星期三 15:00到 23:30

星期四 15:00到 23:30

星期五 15:00到隔天10:00

星期六 13:00到隔天10:00

星期天 13:00到23:30

新加坡公共假期:

假期的前夕15:00到假期當日的10:00 , 然後假期當天13﹕00-23﹕30

現在為促銷期間,任何時段入門一律6元

特別節目

星期五晚上“年輕人夜”

晚上10點過後18-30歲者入門免費﹐並且播映電影或者卡通節目。想享有優惠者必須打印以下固本﹕

Text Box: Y Club 俱乐部 Free Entry Coupon 免费入门 券 Valid for those aged 18-30, every Friday after 10:00pm till Saturday 11:00 am only 只限18-30岁者在每逢星期五晚上10点至星期 六 早上 11点使用 *from 07 Oct 2006 subject to change without notification *有效期从2006年 10月7日起,随时可能被取消或更改

星期天

天体夜 (18:30-22:00天体迪斯哥狂歡夜)

路線指南

本俱樂部位于史密斯街16號(16A Smith Street)。最靠近的地鐵站為“牛車水地鐵站” Chinatown MRT Station (5分鐘路程) 和“丹戎巴戈地鐵站” Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (10分鐘路程) 。

電話號碼:(65) 6221- 4690

  • updated on 28 October 2006 by Management Team of Y Club

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Acknowledgements[edit]

This article was written by Roy Tan.