In Singapore, the thought of taking a dip in the open sea may not be that appealing for many, mainly due to the fact that the seawater is nowhere close to being blue, green or clear. Unfortunately, Singapore is not as blessed as its neighbouring countries, such as Malaysia and Indonesia (Bali) when it comes to the quality of the beaches. However, this country tries to make up for it by having clean and attractive swimming pools – both public and private pools. If you are living in a condominium, you’ll have no worry about gaining access to a swimming pool, as most condominiums are equipped with at least one pool. In Singapore, you can also find swimming pools that allow you to swim long laps or if you prefer something more ‘interactive’ and exciting, there are the large swimming pools located within theme parks. Read on to find out more about the best swimming pools Singapore has to offer!
Pasir Ris Swimming Complex
This swimming complex is open to the public so you need not worry about having a membership to take a dip – you’ll just have to pay a nominal fee of S$1.20 (US$1). Opened in 2011, the swimming complex is still relatively quite new and houses a competition pool, a learner pool, a wading pool, a toddler’s pool and a Jacuzzi pool. While there are numerous public swimming complexes all around the country that are operated by the Singapore Sports Council (SSC), Pasir Ris Swimming Complex is considered one of the best due to it’s large size and the variety of pools offered. To find out more about other SSC swimming pools, do refer to their website here.
120, Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519640
Sentosa Adventure Cove Waterpark
While this may not be your conventional Olympic sized swimming pool, the Sentosa Adventure Cove Waterpark offers you a wide range of swimming pools in all shapes and sizes, including those with a thrilling aspect. You can choose to take your laps around the Adventure River, which brings you through 14 different habitats or take a swim with the stingrays and tropical fishes. Alternatively, you can take the deep plunge into the inviting waters after navigating through the heart-pumping twist and turns of the water slides. The plus side of heading to this waterpark for a swim is that you can be sure all the members of your family, especially your young ones, will enjoy this swimming day out. But of course, a day spent swimming at the water park is not going to come cheap, as tickets are S$29 (US$23) per adult and S$20 (US$16) per child.
Adventure Cove Waterpark
8 Sentosa Gateway,
Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Marina Bay Sands Skypark Infinity Pool
This swimming pool is currently Singapore’s most iconic pool, as it is known internationally for being one of the largest infinity pools. However, the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Infinity Pool is only accessible to hotel guests, so, in order to take a dip at this 150 meters long pool, you’ll have to book a night’s stay at the renowned hotel (unless you know someone who is a guest at the hotel, and is kind enough to invite you over for a swim). This swimming pool is one that should not be missed, considering its mammoth size and the magnificent view that it gives you from the 57th floor of the hotel. You can be sure that one lap across this swimming pool will do wonders for your cardio workout!
10, Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956