Sport Facilities

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Social and Sporting Clubs

Moving to a new country means leaving family and friends behind. A great way to meet new people and perhaps even do a little networking is by joining a social or sporting club. Clubs facilities vary but can offer swimming pools, gyms, restaurants and even classes. 

Club members know what it is like to be a stranger in new country and can offer advice and tips to make the transition a little easier. Associations and clubs could play an even more important role for a non working spouse. 

Spouses can easily feel lonely or overwhelmed because they don't have an instant network of work colleagues. Most clubs organize social gatherings, charity events or even book club meetings,which can be a lot of fun especially if there is a little wine or cocktails involved!

Some of the clubs in Singapore are:

American Association of Singapore
Australian & New Zealand Association
British Association of Singapore
Canadian Association of Singapore
French Association in Singapore
German Association

Another way to become more integrated in Singapore society is by volunteering. There are many volunteering opportunities that cover a broad spectrum of interests. By giving your time and talent you will not only be helping others but you will meet other like minded people. 

Some of the volunteering options are:

Red Cross Singapore
The Salvation Army, Singapore
SPCA Singapore
Habitat for Humanity SG
SG Cares
Sport in Singapore

Singaporeans enjoy their sports whether it is as participants or as spectators. A state of the art sports centre, known as the Singapore Sports Hub, was opened in June 2014. 

This SGD 1.3 billion facility has the largest dome roof in the world! The 55, 000 seat stadium is the perfect venue for international, regional and local sporting events as well as entertainment shows. 

The Singapore Sports Hub has a multi sport indoor arena, an aquatics centre and a water sport facility.

The Singapore Sports Hub has played host to such great events as the Rugby World Cup 10s in 2014, the 2015 SEA Games, 2016 Singapore National Day Parade, WTA Finals and entertainment super stars such as Madonna and Jay Chou.

The  Water Sport Centre caters to water sport enthusiasts. Water craft such as kayaks, canoes and pedal boats are offered for rent. A 500 metre Regatta course has been mapped out on the water of the Kallang Basin for those who are up to the challenge! 
The Water Sports Centre is open 7 days a week from 7 am to  8 pm. and on public holidays from 7 am to 10 pm.

The Centre also offers kayaking courses.

The Aquatics Centre consists of
  • 50m X 10 lane competition pool which is 3m deep.
  • 50m X 8 lane training pool which is 1.35 - 2m deep
  • 25m wide diving pool/multi purpose pool 5m deep
  • changing rooms and shower facilities
  • 3,000 seats
  • 3,000 additional temporary seats
  • VIP lounge
  • Vip area with seperate lift access
With the recent Olympic gold medal win of Joseph Schooling in the Men's 100m butterfly, there has been a renewed interest and enthusiasm for competitive swimming in Singapore. 

Classes offered at the Aquatic Centre include swimming lessons, scuba & snorkeling and aqua fitness classes.

Other water activities like sailing, kayaking, water skiing, sailing and scuba diving off the island Pulau Hantu, which is known for its coral reefs, is also popular. 

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