Address: 21 Geylang Bahru Lane (339627)
Contact No: 6295 4261
Operating Hours: 8.00am – 9.30pm (Mon, Tue, Thur – Sun), 2.30pm – 9.30pm (Wed)
Opening Date: 1 Mar 1982
Facilities Type: 1 Competition Pool, 1 Teaching pool, 1 Wading pool
Seating Capacity: 740
Parking Facilities: 28 (Car), 6 (Motorcycle)
|Adult – $1.00||Adult – $1.30|
|Children – $0.50||Children – $0.70|
|Senior Citizen – $0.50||Senior Citizen – $0.60|
Potong Pasir MRT Station (0.98 km)
Kallang Basin Swim Cplx (B60069) Bus Stop (0.08km)
Eminent Plaza (1.67 km)
City Square Mall (2.11 km)
Kallang Basin Swimming Complex opened its doors to the public on 1st March 1982. It is actually located in Geylang Bahru area, which is between Boon Keng MRT station and Potong Pasir MRT station. It would be advisable to take a bus from the MRT stations instead of walking as it is pretty far on foot. The swimming complex is one of the more older ones around in Singapore. However, it still consists of the 3 standard swimming pools. The wading pool caters towards toddlers and the water is rather shallow. The teaching and competition pools are where lessons are taught for students. The competition pool is similar to that of the usual 50m Olympic size pool. Despite being an older complex, Kallang Basin doesn’t lack in its facilities.
For parents who are waiting for their child’s lesson to end, you might want to consider visiting City Square Mall although it may be a little far. However, it’s relatively new and is Singapore’s first Eco-mall. You can find Metro departmental store here and NTUC Fairprice supermarket. Fashion outlets such as Cotton On, Denizen and Giordano can also be found here. If you’re feeling hungry, you won’t have to worry as there are a total of 3 food courts and many other restaurants. For more information on the store directory, click here.
Although it may not be as popular as some of the other swimming complexes in Singapore, there are still lessons conducted here, but perhaps not as many. It is probably not as crowded compared to the more modern swimming complexes, but the peak period is the nonetheless similar, which is during the weekends. There are definitely more people and lessons over the weekends compared to the weekdays. Therefore, if you’re looking to swim in a more spacious setting, you should arrange for your swimming session to be on a weekday instead. If you intend to head to the pool on a Wednesday, please note that it only opens at 2.30pm.