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Calling all aquatic adventurers, come down and dive into some good, clean and wet fun at the Water Sports Centre. Officially opened in 2015, it is part of the larger Singapore Sports Hub complex. The Water Sports Centre provides a dedicated venue for various water sports activities, including dragon boating, kayaking and canoeing among others.
Located along the Kallang Basin, you can enjoy picturesque views of the skyline while engaging in the water sport of your choice. With canoes and kayaks available for rent, you can glide along the serene waters surrounded by the breath-taking urban landscape. As you don’t need a license for kayaking, it is perfect for both beginners and experienced paddlers. This activity can be fun as a solo adventure, with friends or family, or even as a romantic escape.
The Water Sports Centre is home to Singapore Canoe Federation and Singapore Dragon Boat Association. For those who want to take their paddling skills to the next level, you can consider the courses and programmes offered.
Level up your paddle power!
Interested parties can commence with the Kayak Orientation Programme, and proceed to attaining the Kayak 1 Star Personal Skill Award, and the Kayak 2 Star Personal Skill Award. The orientation programme touches on essential basics in just three hours and includes a mini tour of the Marina Reservoir. The Kayak 1 & 2 Star Personal Skill Awards are both 7-hour courses (including lunch break) that will introduce you to the sport and equipped you with necessary skills to successfully manoeuvre the kayak.
Unleash the dragon
Dragon boating is an exciting and engaging recreational sport that offers a full-body workout, promotes teamwork and camaraderie, and celebrates cultural traditions. Participants paddle in sync, experiencing the thrill of propelling the boat through the water while improving their fitness and building strong bonds with teammates. With its combination of physical activity, teamwork and cultural appreciation, dragon boating is a fantastic choice for those seeking a dynamic and enjoyable recreational experience. Home to the Singapore Dragon Boat Association, the Water Sports Centre offers a Dragon Boat Orientation Programme for those interested to pick up the sport. Read up on the information here.
The Water Sports Centre can be your next favourite haunt for many weeks to come! It is an inviting haven for all water sports enthusiasts and adventure seekers. With its state-of-the-art facilities, riveting waterfront location and a wide range of activities to choose from, it promises an unparalleled experience for everyone. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a beginner looking to try something new, the Water Sports Centre offers something for everyone. Come down and have a splashing good time!