I am about to reveal what I believe to be the best hidden gem in Singapore. As my family and I don't live in a condo with a swimming pool, we are constantly looking for ways to cool off, and of course water is the obvious choice.

We have visited Wild Wild Wet, and while the facilities are great, it is expensive when you include lockers, taxi fares and food on top of the entrance fees.

A friend told us about Jurong East Swimming Complex. It is a local complex run by the council, so the entrance fees are the same as going to any of the public pools here. But this one is special. As well as a beautiful 50 metre competition pool there is a toddlers pool, a wave pool, a lazy river (my favourite), a jacuzzi, a bubble jet station, and 3 water slides! And all this for $2 per adult and $1 per child on weekends (it's even cheaper on weekdays)

You can hire rubber tubes for S$2 (pay $5 deposit and they refund you $3) to float around the river or enjoy the wave pool. The lazy river is landscaped with waterfalls and rocks and is propelled by water jets, so it can get be quite fast in places. I lie in the tube with my 4 year old on my lap, and the tube spins and bumps into other tubes as we pretend we are floating down the Nile.

There is a cafe on the premises but it has never enticed us inside, and a KFC upstairs if you get desperate for fast food. Otherwise, if you get there early enough, you may be lucky enough to nab a picnic table.

So take the plunge and visit this wonderful water fantasy. The kids will want to come again and again.

Jurong East Swimming Complex
21 Jurong East St 31
Tel: 6563 5052/65652297
Hours:
2.30pm-9.30pm (Monday)
8.00am -9.30pm (Tuesday-Sunday)
Fees:
Weekday: children 80cents
adults S$1.50
Weekends: children S$1.00
adults S$2.00
lockers S$2x50c

29 comments

Anonymous said... @ November 9, 2008 at 10:49 PM

any idea how deep the pool is at the slides? Can kids go around on their own and are there lifeguards around?

Milly said... @ November 10, 2008 at 6:15 AM

I don't know how old your kids are, but you will need to supervise them around the waterslides. There is nowhere really to hang out except for some uncomfortable benches and picnic chairs/tables, so join in and enjoy the fun. There are staff on duty keeping an eye on things but they are not really lifeguards.

zee said... @ May 22, 2009 at 9:13 AM

this looks fantastic!

Celia said... @ June 10, 2009 at 11:31 PM

May i ask if the water slides are suitable for children below 12?
How deep is the lazy river?
How deep is the wave?
Suitable for children??

Milly said... @ June 11, 2009 at 1:45 AM

Hi Celia,
From memory there are three different slides and my 9 year old daughter old daughter is okay with all of them but my 5year old (now 6years) son is too small and wont go on any. For two of the slides you need to go down with a rubber tube (you hire them there)while the least steep one is without. The Lazy River is about 1 meter deep as my son can stand (just) although the water does rush along quite fast in some places and it's a good idea to go down with a rubber tube. I wouldn't let little ones in it alone but they can share a tire with you. The wave pool has a very shallow area for wading and gets deeper nearer source of the wave. There are always guards on the lookout but I keep the kids close anyway. There are many children below 12 enjoying these attractions so enjoy!

Anonymous said... @ June 15, 2009 at 6:09 PM

hey..is there a website on jurong swimming complex? That they update on us about which day will they close or something.

Milly said... @ June 15, 2009 at 7:16 PM

@Anonymous
I don't think there is a website but you can call them on 6563 5052/65652297 :)

Anonymous said... @ August 29, 2009 at 2:16 AM

the lockers are not so expensive.. got cheaper ones..

Zee said... @ February 13, 2010 at 6:28 PM

next time pls note down the timing of holiday..
thank you so much.....

pandrew said... @ February 15, 2010 at 6:48 PM

we have been living in Singapore for 2.5 years .. from Australia .. kids's love the waterpark .. the 9 and 11 year olds have used the slides (there is a supposed height limit of 1.2m but there is a little bit of tolerance there) .. LAZY River (about .8 to .9m deep) is a big hit with the kids ... a circular/donut channel of moving water. Great place to get away from expat scene and mix it with locals - pretty quiet in mornings - gets pretty busy in afternoons. Peter.

Lester said... @ March 19, 2010 at 3:20 AM

Is there any Maintenance or anything on this few days?

Anonymous said... @ April 3, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Jurong East Swimming Complex
Address: 21 Jurong East Street 31 (609517)
Contact No: 6563 5052, 6565 2297
Operating Hours: 8.00am - 9.30pm (Tuesday to Sunday & Public Holidays), Closed on Monday
Background: Opened to the public on 6 Mar 00
Facilities Type: 1 Competition Pool, 1 Wave Pool, 1
Lazy River, 3 Water Slides, 1 Jacuzzi, 1 Kiddy Fun Station Pool
Seating Capacity: 300
Parking Facilities: 316 (Car), 57 (Motorcycle), 2 (Handicap)

Anonymous said... @ April 3, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Jurong East Swimming Complex
Address: 21 Jurong East Street 31 (609517)
Contact No: 6563 5052, 6565 2297
Operating Hours: 8.00am - 9.30pm (Tuesday to Sunday & Public Holidays), Closed on Monday
Background: Opened to the public on 6 Mar 00
Facilities Type: 1 Competition Pool, 1 Wave Pool, 1
Lazy River, 3 Water Slides, 1 Jacuzzi, 1 Kiddy Fun Station Pool
Seating Capacity: 300
Parking Facilities: 316 (Car), 57 (Motorcycle), 2 (Handicap)



Taken from: http://www.ssc.gov.sg/publish/Corporate/en/participation/hotspot/sports_facility/swimming_complex.html

Anonymous said... @ April 4, 2010 at 3:35 PM

please do you have to pay for a picnic stand if yes how much is it? and please how much is it to hire a rubber tube?

Anonymous said... @ April 13, 2010 at 4:38 AM

so cool !! so gonna visit it soon!!!!

Tiffany said... @ May 2, 2010 at 3:34 AM

Hello Everyone!!
is the pool closed on mondays???
Yes or No???
Btw there is a children's pool and there are lifeguards!

Tiffany said... @ May 2, 2010 at 3:40 AM

hello everyone!!!
is jurong east closed on mondays??
Btw there are always lifeguards!!! :)

Anonymous said... @ May 17, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Do NOT confuse with jurong WEST.

Jing Yi said... @ May 27, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Another swimming pool with water slides is Sengkang Swimming Complex. Total 8 slides. 2 slides are for under 1.2m with a little playground. 4 slides similar to those in Big Splash, min height 1.2m. 2 longer and higher tube slides, very exciting even for adults. I bring my 4 and 6 year olds. They love it. But I'd recommend you get in the pool and watch them yourself if the kids are young. And if you want to swim without getting a tan, there's an sheltered pool.

Anonymous said... @ June 10, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Are there wave and lazy pools in sengkang?

Lala said... @ July 19, 2010 at 1:15 AM

There always lifeguards around, the pool for waterslides are only 1.2m high. Lazy river is not very deep too.

Anonymous said... @ November 21, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Very fun

Anonymous said... @ March 31, 2011 at 3:07 AM

i like lazy river very much

Anonymous said... @ May 1, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Is it open on public holidays , like labour day ?

Anonymous said... @ May 17, 2011 at 6:25 AM

It is not open on Monday's

Anonymous said... @ November 27, 2011 at 1:03 AM

we went today to the complex and had fantastic time! Lazy river and the wave pool was the favourite, but could not do slides as still too small. As per safety, you need to look after your kids. You can not rely on someone else, although lifeguards were doing very good job.

Thank you very much for suggestion!

Anonymous said... @ March 29, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Closed for renovations. I'm not sure when they will be completed. You may want to call first. Try Jurong West swimming complex. Great water feature for the kids, lazy river, 2 large pools (one for laps only). No wave pool but overall My kids ages 6 & 3 liked West Jurong better because the water feature is Much larger.

JL ♥ said... @ April 4, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Is it open for tomorrow? I thought the renovation until 31st March 2012 only??

Anonymous said... @ June 2, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Can I inquire whether the renovation for the Jurong East Swimming Complex is completed?My family and I would like to go there sometime around next week.

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