New spring of life for the Hot Spring Park near Chong Pang
Sembawang Hot Spring is the only natural Hot Spring in mainland Singapore. The other is Unum Hot Spring in Tekong Island.
This Park was re-opened on January 4, 2020 after a $4.3 million revamp.
The new features of the park aim to bring the geothermally heated groundwater closer to visitors.
The cascading pool sees the water cool naturally as it flows down four tiers of pools, with visitors able to dip in.
The water collection point allows visitors of all ages to use pails and scoops to collect water readily. Visitors may also cook eggs at this station.
It is said that the minerals from the hot spring can cure rheumatism and heal skin problems such as acne and psoriasis. However, there’s no scientific evidence to prove this.
There are educational panels for visitors to learn more about the history and geology of the hot spring park, which is accessible along Gambas Avenue.
The park is open from 7am to 7pm daily and entry is free.
The park is inclusive, with wheelchair-friendly ramps and a specially designed tap at the main water collection point for the disabled.
There is a cosy Halal (awaiting approval) eatery aptly called the Sembawang Eating House near the entrance.
How to go:
It’s located along Gambas Avenue. Nearest carpark is at Block 114 Yishun Ring Road. If you go by train, alight at Yishun MRT station Exit C a) Take taxi b) Take bus 858/969. Alight opposite Blk 115B, walk 8 mins