30 Jul 2014 – Dome at SIN Sports Hub
Tue: The SIN Sports Hub 新加坡体育城; S$1.33 billion 55,000 seater built on the original site of the National Stadium. Located on a 35-hectare waterfront site, Sports Hub provides a unique ecosystem of sporting, retail and leisure spaces. Ariel pix downloaded.
Just a minute walk from Stadium MRT station, my favourite MRT station and what a view as you exit out of this station.
This largest free-spanning dome roof in the world, covering 310 metres wide incorporates a moving roof, ensuring the stadium is protected from extreme weather conditions. The result is a stadium designed by DP Architect with an integrated bowl cooling system that uses less than 15 per cent of energy as compared to a conventional air-conditioned stadium.
Looked like the roof of the dome was opened in the pouring rains to test the weather but my imagination runs wilder, expecting something or other to be shot out from the opening! Must ask Richard to photoshop :-)
The hub is also home to a 6,000-capacity indoor aquatic centre with an indoor swimming pool, and water sports centre featuring dragon boating, kayaking and canoeing in the Kallang Basin. 41,000 sq m retail and waterfront area as well as a sports museum and sports library. Free entry to the pool until 17 Aug 2014 and will be testing it out within the next few days when it is still FOC and new :-) :-)
Kallang Wave, another mall with all the usual retailers, eateries and a climbing wall which had to be shut down…
A lovely roof-top playground with a view still under construction. One comment from a concerned mother and grandmother, the railing and fence there seems to be on the low side. Hopefully it is just an optical illusion as this is taken at a distance. Knowing kids, they will climb anything and anywhere possible!
Appreciations to SiongYin for being such sport to spent many hours checking out this area with me. This was one of my old working grounds when working at Netball SIN in the early 2000s. Kallang Theatre and old Indoor Stadium seemed deserted; the building on the river is now demolished.
Leisure Park is still around but quiet. Lunched at Thai Express***the food court is under revamp and did not choose to stand in lines at the new Kallang Wave. The sky poured down buckets but there was no need for umbrella as all the buildings are connected by roofed-walkways.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game – Michael Jordan