Sembawang hot spring stations & other water play areas in S'pore closed until May 30

Six recreational water facilities in parks will be closed.

Fiona Tan | May 10, 2021, 12:48 PM

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The National Parks Board (NParks) announced on May 8 that all water play areas and recreational water facilities will be closed until May 30.

This is in line with the tightened measures announced in view of the rising community Covid-19 cases in Singapore.

Facilities closed until May 30

According to NParks, the following recreational water facilities and play areas will be closed till end of the month:

  • Hot spring stations at Sembawang Hot Spring Park
  • Water play area at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Wading pool and jet fountain at Coastal PlayGrove at East Coast Park
  • Wading pool at Fort Canning Park
  • Water play area at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
  • Clusia Cove at Jurong Lake Gardens

All campsites and barbecue pits in the parks will also be closed from May 1 to May 30. Those who have previously applied for a camping permit or booked a pit can contact AXS or NParks for a refund.

NParks have also suspended applications for hiking permits for those who wish to organise a group tour to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve and the surrounding Nature Parks.

Group tours are now limited to 20 people, with up to five people in each group.

Other measures

Social and recreational activities like sports, picnics, photography, or kite-flying should be limited a maximum of five participants.

Instructors and trainers need to submit a registration with SportSG and an application to NParks to conduct organised outdoor exercise classes with more than five participants.

Total participants, including the instructor or trainer, is capped at 30, or limited to the capacity of the approved venue, whichever is lower.

As part of crowd control measures, parks that get too crowded might be closed off temporarily.

Before making their way to the gardens, parks and nature reserves, members of the public should check the Safe Distance @ Parks portal for the latest updates.

All visitors to the gardens, parks and nature reserves are required to keep their masks on if they are not engaging in strenuous activities or consuming food, drink or medication. Members of the public are urged to maintain at least one metre of safe distance from other visitors too.

According to the Ministry of Health, first time offenders who have breached safe distance measures may face imprisonment for up to six months or a fine not exceeding $10,000 or both.

Second time offenders may face imprisonment for up to 12 months or a fine not exceeding $20,000 or both.

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