I was in Singapore last week, and during that short trip I found the opportunity to visit the OCBC Aquatic Centre!
Singapore has an abundance of public pools, and every child learns how to swim from an early age. However, the OCBC Aquatic Centre is part of that massive complex known as the Singapore Sports Hub which is comprised of the aquatic center, the National Stadium, an indoor stadium, the Water Sports Centre, a water park, an arena with a gym, a library, a sports museum, and a mall. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to see and experience as a visiting triathlete, especially when I ended up there in September last year while paying a visit to the H&M branch in Kallang Wave Mall.
Due to lack of time I only got to see the training pool as well as get something to eat from the mall food court. It was still a delightful and envy-inducing way to see Singapore sport culture as encouraged by their national government.
Thanks to JC Roldan, a Filipino based in Singapore, who offered to come with me to the aquatic centre on his day off. I hate being that ignorant tourist who doesn’t know what goes where, so I was relieved to have his local guidance there. Continue reading “A Visit to the OCBC Aquatic Centre”