Jurong West Aquatic Centre

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

We are constantly on the lookout for new places to bring BabyMoo on weekends, because the usual recreation places got a tad tiring after awhile. Last weekend, we asked the boy where he would like to go, and he answered with gusto: "WoferPuck!", so we decided to take advantage of the bright and sunny Saturday to indulge him.

We initially went to Changi City Point, but when we reached there, to our surprise, the water wasn't switched on at full blast. It slowed down to a trickle periodically, and coupled with the blazing sun - made the ground literally baking hot. After barely ten minutes, we decided to call it a day, and look for another place instead.

BabyMoo has a breather from the heat with an ice-cold mug of Root Beer, dressed in his swim robe - while we search the net on our mobiles for another place to go.


I stumbled upon the 'Jurong West Aquatic Centre' located in the Jurong West Sports and Recreation Club, and we decided to head there after a quick lunch. (If you aren't familiar with the area, please use a GPS - because the roads can get confusing after awhile)

It's a huge, sprawling complex, and we saw many kids heading in for their swimming lessons.


BabyMoo got really excited at the entrance... and could hardly contain his glee while we purchased our entry tickets.


Being totally uninitiated about public pools now, we were not aware that we can actually use our EZ Link cards to gain access as well!


The water park was huge, and there was plenty of room even though there was a sizeable crowd there.



At this point, a lifeguard very nicely stopped me from taking pictures of the 'facilities', but I am welcome to take photos of family members. Ok... I wasn't aware of this, but I suppose the policy works on so many different levels.


BabyMoo took the slide down, and the lifeguard very kindly waited for him at the end of the slide, and made sure he didn't take a tumble into the water.


The current pool goes around the whole complex, and the float is really necessary. The undercurrent is strong, so please keep a watchful eye on the kids. The float is available for rent at $2.00, with a returnable deposit of $3.00.


BabyMoo wanted to slide down the big slide, but he's 1cm short of the minimum 1.2cm height. Daddy cannot ride tandem with him, so we had to convince him repeatedly that he will be able to slide down when he's slightly older.


We had a fabulous afternoon at the water park... and best of all - it was good fun at a very, very reasonable price!


Pool Information

Address: 20 Jurong West St 93 Singapore 648965
Contact No: 6515 5332

Operating Hours: 8.00am – 9.30pm (Wednesday to Monday & Public Holidays), closed every Tuesday

Facilities Type:

  • 1 Sheltered Competition Pool
  • 1 Teaching Pool, 1 Lazy River
  • 1 Jacuzzi
  • 1 Kiddy Pool
  • 1 Slide

Seating Capacity: 465

Entrance Fee:
WeekdayWeekend
Stored Value Card
Adult$1.50$2.00
Child$0.80$1.00
Senior
SwimFIT 55+
Single Entry Card
Adult$1.50$2.00
Child$0.80$1.00
Senior$0.80$1.00


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12 comments :

  1. Looks really fun! We'll be going someday!

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  2. I'll go check out this place soon! :)

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  3. This looks like an amazing place to visit. So much fun!

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  4. it's really amazing how fun public pools are nowadays :)

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    1. Yes, Ai... back then it was just a pool, with water and markers! Hahaha

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  5. Its been on my to-do list for ages!! Is it clean, Regina?

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    1. Surprisingly it is! I was rather surprised... but public pools now apparently aren't the way it was back then :)

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  6. Hi Regina,
    Chanced upon your blog. Love it. Thanks for sharing about the water park. My son is water phobic so I will keep this fabulous place in view till much later. BabyMoo is tall for his age!!! Gosh.

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    1. Hi Ivy!!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

      Actually there is a toddler wade pool also which you may want to 'ease' him into. It's about calf high for them, so it's not so scary!

      Yes... BabyMoo is tall. Bad thing is - we usually get stopped by train staff when we take public transport, because they think he's much older! :D

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