With steamy heat and the sun beating down, Singapore is the perfect place to enjoy some downtime by the side of a swimming pool. Now that the summer holidays are around the corner, what better excuse to take the family to one of the many complexes that Singapore boasts? Entry usually costs between 80 cents and S$3, and many have slides and water play. Here are some of the best in the city.
This one is the largest in Singapore and it also has the best slides of all. There are three intertwined spiral slides as well as a wave pool with music. If you really want to cool off, try to stay near the rock caverns as they routinely spray water to resemble a storm. The complex offers plenty of shade and even jets to cool you down if it starts to feel too much. Tickets for a family of four are S$10 and remember to take spare change to use the lockers. Many of the rides are signposted with signs encouraging children to eat healthily and feature the calorie count of some of the nation’s best dishes. Some might be better not to look at!
Jurong East Swimming Complex, 21 Jurong East Street 31.
Our Tampines Hub has recently been upgraded and offers a stunning rooftop pool, where the views over the city are unparalleled. They have six pools in total so you don’t have to worry about fighting for space, plus for those who want to relax, there is a jacuzzi. The children’s pool is garden-themed and has water fountatins, water guns and a mini waterfall. For those who are a little more serious about swimming, there is a huge eight lane training pool which is big enough to sail in.
Our Tampines Hub, Level 6, 1 Tampines Walk
This is the first indoor water playground in Singapore and is specially geared towards kiddies. It is slightly pricier than the others and a family of four can cost S$28 for members. Expect to pay S$40 for non-members. You really get your money’s worth as you can play for hours here. There are multiple play zones, five water slides and an Enchanted Deep Sea. They also host kid’s birthday parties, for all ages.
9 Sentul Crescent, Punggol
Another popular choice this swimming centre has plenty to entertain children of all ages. There are some huge water slides and even ones specially designed for little kids. Best of all, they have a huge bucket of water where you can drench your kids, or vice versa. For families with older children, there is a jacuzzi where you can relax away from all the noise.
Sengkang Swimming Complex, 57 Anchorvale Road
This complex is enormous and it has some great features, such as a lazy river where you can sail in a boat. Their wave pool is also great fun and there is a specially designed water playground for toddlers. One of the more economic options, the complex is a great option for families who want to have fun and enjoy the summer sunshine.
Choa Chu Kang Swimming Complex, 1 Choa Chu Kang Street 53
Where do you like to take the family to swim? Comment below with your recommendations!