During the kids' Easter holidays we look them bowling at Kallang Leisure Park. Hiring a car for a few days gave us the freedom to visit Kallang, which otherwise would have been a little awkward. Eventually the MRT circle line will connect us, but I am not holding my breath for that one.

Kallang Leisure Park is a new complex, or rather an old one renovated and extended. It is a shopping mall with retail and eating outlets and is also home to some great leisure activities, including a cinema (FilmGarde), ice skating (Kallang Ice World), ten-pin bowling (Kallang Bowl) as well as karaoke and an amusement arcade.

I had read that the ice-skating rink is the largest in Singapore and made to international competiton standards, so we had a peak and I have to say I was a little disappointed. I though it would be bigger with more stadium seating, but it just looked like any other rink to me. But the main thing is the ice, and I'm sure it is of premium quality!

Kallang Bowling was a fun experience for the kids (and adults) and a family activity I would recommend. I am always impressed with the bowling facilities in Singapore. The environment is clean , the background music not to loud, and the graphics and usability of the monitors is awesome. The kids' confidence is boosted by having the barriers along the gutters; something I was tempted to use to aid my abysmal bowling.

We found some great donuts at the center and parked by Kallang Basin for a naughty feast. This is a part of Singapore we have never visited and it was interesting to see the city from another view point. The abandoned seafood restaurant, the few dragon boats practising their strokes and the surrounding condominiums made for an eclectic view.

Kallang Bowling
Sunday to Thursdays (Except Public Holidays)
0900hrs to 0100hrs
Friday/Saturday/Eve of Public Holidays
0900hrs to 0300hrs

Prices between SG$2.50 and SG$4.30 per person per game depending on the time.
Shoe hire SG$1.10pp


Andrea said... @ April 24, 2009 at 3:47 AM

Wow, your children have grown up all of a sudden!

This park will definitely be on our list of things to do once there. After we find a place to live. :) We love bowling but here in Texas, the bowling alleys in our community are filled with cigarette smoke. It's just not a great place to go.

Thanks for the post!

Milly said... @ April 24, 2009 at 5:25 AM

Hi Andrea! Long time no hear!

I hope your preparations for the big move are going well and that you find somewhere to live..your departure must be getting close.

Don't expect a 'park' at Kallang though..that's just a euphemism for 'mall' here is Singapore. No cigarette smoke here thankfully :)

Bright Bundles said... @ April 27, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Hello there..care to exchange links?thank u much

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