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Swimming in Woodlands

Post by SueBoo » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 12:06 pm

Hi, If you live in a house in Woodlands, where do you go swimming? I am trying to learn more about the Woodlands Swimming Pool Complex. I see that there are pools at one or two highrises.

We're considering a house walking distance to SAS and I'd love to be able to take my two high energy boys for a swim now and then. Thank you very much, Sue

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Post by road.not.taken » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 12:34 pm

SueBoo wrote:Hi, If you live in a house in Woodlands, where do you go swimming? I am trying to learn more about the Woodlands Swimming Pool Complex. I see that there are pools at one or two highrises.

We're considering a house walking distance to SAS and I'd love to be able to take my two high energy boys for a swim now and then. Thank you very much, Sue
The Woodlands Swimming Complex has a website, you can google and find it. Also, sometimes the pools at school are also available. You might also consider getting them involved in an organized swim program at the school, there are different ones for different ages, and varied levels of competition. Chances are high their buddies will have pools too, just make sure there is appropriate supervision.

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Post by SueBoo » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 12:43 pm

Thank you so much for your reply! One thing I can't get a sense of from the Woodlands Swimming Pool Complex website - is it expat friendly or more local oriented or is this concern irrelevant?

I do hope to find a buddy with a pool but as we say goodbye to so many friends right now, it seems impossible to think we'll meet new friends!

I really appreciate your reply. sue

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Post by road.not.taken » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 12:53 pm

It's mostly local, but some expats use it for sure. If you live in Woodlands you'll have tons of friends, no worries there. It is a very tight-knit community, with a high density of 'potentials' for you and your kids. They have book groups, and play groups -- a very social community. halloween is like something you've never seen. It's far from everything else though, and getting to the central part of the island before 10am is nearly impossible because of the traffic. Good luck with your move :)

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Post by SueBoo » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 1:20 pm

thank you again - sighs of relief to learn more :)

one last question: getting to central part of island - is it easier by MRT to get there before 10 a.m.? I understand driving/taxi is out of the question for my husband's commute into the city center. We are hoping the Admirality MRT stop will get him there in 30 to 45 minutes if he leaves at 8:00 a.m. What do you think?

your info is invaluable. sue

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Post by road.not.taken » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 2:32 pm

The MRT is great, but depending on where he's going exactly, he may have to factor in more time. Closer to 45 mins for sure, + the time to get to the station itself (a 20 minute or so walk and time to walk to the office).

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