Sengkang Sports Centre

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Sengkang Sports Centre
Anchorvale CC and Sengkang Sports Centre, 16 Dec 2021 - 2.jpg
Hockey field of Sengkang Sports Centre
Location57 Anchorvale Road, Singapore 544964
Coordinates1°23′45″N 103°53′13″E / 1.39583°N 103.88694°E / 1.39583; 103.88694Coordinates: 1°23′45″N 103°53′13″E / 1.39583°N 103.88694°E / 1.39583; 103.88694
OwnerPeople's Association, Sport Singapore
OperatorPeople's Association, Sport Singapore
Capacity200 (indoor arena)
Broke ground2 April 2006; 16 years ago (2006-04-02)
Opened1 August 2008; 14 years ago (2008-08-01)
Construction costS$48.7 million
ArchitectLT & T Architects

Sengkang Sports Centre (Chinese: 盛港体育休闲中心; pinyin: Shènggǎng tǐyù xiūxián zhōngxīn; Malay: Pusat Sukan dan Rekreasi Sengkang; Tamil: விளையாட்டு மற்றும் பொழுதுபோக்கு மையம்), formerly known as Sengkang Sports and Recreation Centre,[1] is a sports complex in Anchorvale of Sengkang New Town, Singapore, near Farmway LRT station. It was scheduled to open in end 2007,[2] but its inauguration was delayed until mid-late 2008.[3]


Sengkang Sports Centre was built as part of a plan to improve amenities in Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency and Sengkang New Town, costing S$1 billion.[4][5] The People's Association and the then Singapore Sports Council were involved in the planning of the sports complex, and went ahead with the project despite Singapore's economic recession in the early 2000s. Fund raising campaigns were initiated by grassroots leaders to support the construction of the complex.

Although the sports complex was originally planned to be ready by 2004,[6] construction began only in 2006. On 2 April that year, the groundbreaking ceremony for Sengkang Sports Centre was held, attended by Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency Wee Siew Kim. The S$48.7 million[7] complex was designed by architectural firm LT & T Architects,[8] and was completed by the end of 2007.[2]


Situated on 4 hectares of land beside Sungei Punggol, Sengkang Sports Centre houses a community club, and feature sports facilities including four swimming pools and five water slides. One of the slides has four colours similar to the slides at East Coast Park, which is now closed. It also has an indoor sports hall and a synthetic soccer field and hockey pitch currently used for practice for the nation's best in junior hockey and Punggol Primary School occupying 12,000 square metres (129,170 square feet).[2][9]

The four-storey Anchorvale Community Club is the first community centre in Singapore to be built next to a river and co-located with a sports complex. The available facilities include a multi-media room, a tea arts room, playrooms, a large multi-purpose hall, a reading and study area, and a roof terrace. There is also space for retail, a riverfront café and eating outlets.[citation needed]

The indoor sports hall accommodates 12 badminton courts and can also be used for basketball and volleyball. Retractable seating, which allows flexible use of the hall, can seat 200 spectators. Other indoor facilities include a dance studio and a gymnasium, which is in the indoor sport hall with the badminton courts.[citation needed]

The sports centre also includes a two-pitch hockey stadium,[10] which was used as a competition venue for hockey during the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.[11]

The sports complex is linked to Sengkang Floating Wetland on Sungei Punggol. People can take part in water sports and other activities.[9] A park connector, a continuous landscaped pavement for pedestrians and cyclists, runs beside the riverbank, connecting all the facilities. Anchorvale Community Club has adopted Sungei Punggol under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources' and Public Utilities Board's Active, Beautiful and Clean (ABC) Waters Programme, and takes the lead in protecting the natural environment of the river.[2]

The public swimming pools in Sengkang Sports Centre have started operation from 1 August 2008. Located at 57 Anchorvale Road, Singapore 544964, Sengkang Swimming Complex,[12] it is within walking distance from Farmway LRT station. It is closed for maintenance on Mondays. It has 3 levels of slides: the Speed Slide and Tunnel Slide while on the second level the Multi Coloured slides with a capacity of 4 riders at a time. Lastly, on level 3 there are the twister slides with a capacity of 2 riders at a time.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Sengkang Sports Centre - ActiveSG". ActiveSG. Archived from the original on 31 December 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Transcript of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's National Day Rally English Speech on 19 August 2007 at NUS University Cultural Centre". Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (Singapore). 19 August 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 27 August 2007.
  3. ^ "Sengkang West sports centre almost ready". Archived from the original on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
  4. ^ Tee Hun Ching (19 March 2006). "It's sports galore in $1b plan for Pasir Ris-Punggol". The Sunday Times. p. 5.
  5. ^ Sim Chi Yin (26 April 2006). "The pool factor: Public pools are in demand by heartlanders, a fact not lost on MPs". The Straits Times.
  6. ^ Cindy Lim (11 April 2000). "Slow start in Sengkang". The Straits Times. p. 40.
  7. ^ "Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports" (PDF). Ministry of Finance (Singapore). Archived from the original (pdf) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 26 August 2007.
  8. ^ "List of eNPQS Users" (PDF). Building and Construction Authority. Archived from the original (pdf) on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 26 August 2007.
  9. ^ a b Lynn Lee (20 August 2007). "Punggol 21 reborn - and jazzed up as well". The Straits Times. p. H5.
  10. ^ First youth Olympic Games: Sengkang Hockey Stadium Archived 3 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Facilities | Singapore Hockey Federation | Hockey Events& News". Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  12. ^ Sengkang Swimming Complex by Singapore Sports Council


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