Condo Swimming Pools That Might Just Have Been The Highlight Of Ganesh’s Year
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Swimming in his friend’s condominium was the highlight of his year but for us, HE was the highlight of Channel 5 ‘s 2017 Countdown Show.
Thrust into the limelight when quizzed by the hosts Mike Kasem and Vernetta Lopez on what his highlight of 2016 was, teenager Ganesh’s deadpan reply became a social media hit over the New Year.
It might sound ridiculous at first, but Ganesh’s statement isn’t all that hard to believe. There are some condo swimming pools awesome enough to make swimming in any one of them the highlight of an entire year. From MBS inspired infinity pools to volcano shaped slides, here are some condo swimming pools that might well be the highlight of your year.
Having a full view of the Singapore River is good enough, but RiverGate goes one step further by having their entire pool wind and meander alongside the iconic river. It was the first residential project in Singapore to be accorded ‘landmark status’ by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, granting additional flexibility to it’s design and planning. Surprisingly quiet in the mornings and evenings, it’s hard to believe a place like this exists in Central Singapore.
Address: 93 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238255
2. Sky Habitat
Designed by the same architect who designed Marina Bay Sands, Sky Habitat in Bishan has more than a few similarities to its more famous brother. The most obvious of which, is its 38 storey high infinity pool on the rooftop, which looks out to panoramic views of central Singapore.
The pool is located on the uppermost of the 3 bridging sky gardens connecting the two residential blocks, creating a series of interconnected streets and terraces in the air. Palm trees and lounging decks lined beside complete the ‘resort’ feels of this architectural beauty.
Address: 9 Bishan Street 15, Singapore 573909
3. The Marq
The Marq on Paterson Hill is a monstrous piece of luxury living, offering bungalow style living in a lavish apartment setting, nestled within the heart of Singapore’s premier shopping and entertainment district.
Every unit has its own private lap pool, projecting out of the tower. Soak up the panoramic views of the Orchard skyline while soaking yourself up, all without even leaving your doorstep. Ganesh would have loved this.
Address: 8A Paterson Hill, Singapore 238568
4. The Interlace
Already well known for its award winning architecture, there is more to The Interlace than just its kueh lapis design. The water park here is the complete package, with an adult pool, children's pool, lap pool, and lounging decks. There’s a residents only cafe, and an area for open air movie screenings. A tennis court floats above the condo’s Waterfall Terrace, just like the football field in Marina Bay.
Artist’s impression of the Rainforest Spa Source
And then we have their Rainforest Spa. Forget Sofitel in Sentosa when you can have that same soothing outdoor soak in your own condo, waterfalls, tropical plants and all. It’s the stuff of dreams, right at your doorstep. Entertainment wise, you are fully covered even without leaving the condo - and even then, there’s a free shuttle service to VivoCity.
Address: 180-226 Depot Rd, Singapore 109707
5. Costa Del Sol
This condo at Bayshore probably gives the neighbourhood its coveted space on Singapore’s Monopoly board. With a 50m competitive lap pool, a diving pool and also a resort pool, this place is perfect whether you want to be the next Joseph Schooling, Tom Daley, or feel like that rich guy on a holiday.
There’s even a windsurfing practice pool because why not. Imagine prepping up for a trip to Boracay or the Caribbean in the comfort of your home.
Address: 68 Bayshore Road, Singapore 469986
6. OUE TwinPeaks
A lush urban sanctuary set in a tropical garden, OUE Twin Peaks offers a sublime escapade from the hustle and bustle of city life. Fresh breeze and lush gardens aside, OUE Twin Peaks has an aptly named shimmering swimming pool, giving the facade of a pleasant oasis in the heart of Orchard.
Address: 33 Leonie Hill Road, Singapore 239233
Underwater “gym”! Source: @instaclemz
Sitting on where Farrer Court used to be, and in the prime District 10 is the landmark condominium D’Leedon. Designer Zaha Hadid - winner of Pritzker Architecture prize - has not only found a way fit 5 Theme Gardens, a mini race track, 6 water features and various other facilities into the compound - but also intersperse them in manner that makes for a truly aesthetic view from above.
For those that hate that foul smelling concoction of sweat, steel and rubber in the gym, D’Leedon even houses a gym pool, giving the phrase outdoor gym a whole new meaning. Engage in some aqua aerobics, ideal for recovery or conditioning exercises.
Address: 1 Leedon Heights, Singapore 267939
8. Eight Riversuites
Located in close proximity to Bendemeer’s many rivers, Eight Riversuites has added to that with plenty of aquatic features of their own. There’s a whole host of pools located within the condominium, as we have come to expect with all condominiums in this list. Their 40-metre lap pool, spa pool, leisure pool and wading pool, are all impressive in their own right, but it is the private wet deck for strata terrace owners that stands out the most. Imagine soaking in your own private pool in the warm afternoon sun, just outside of your balcony.
Address: 2 Whampoa East, Singapore 338517
9. The Echelon
A 2-minute walk from Redhill MRT station, The Echelon has a rooftop infinity pool perched on its 42nd floor that blends nicely into the skyline of Singapore. Beside the pool lies their Sunken Lounge, which sits against a reflective pool, for residents to relax and savour the sights.
Take a leisurely dip and bask in the stunning views of the city scape. It's just like the iconic Marina Bay Sands, sans the tourists and paying $500 a night for a room.
Address: 9 Alexandra View, Singapore 158742
10. The Minton
A huge sprawling development, The Minton does not mince its words with its slogan ’One Condo, Three Worlds’.
The Fun World has a theme park-like water playground, main pool and an entire indoor sports dome for just for badminton. The Wellness world features spas that cater to males and females separately and also an indoor hydrotherapy onsen. For golf enthusiasts, there’s even a 90 sqm Chipping Green, accompanied by a Fantasy Themed Croquet Lawn. Lastly, the lush beauty of their Garden of Botanical Giants, Amazonian Pond and cascading waterfall from the Tranquil World all adds to the peaceful allure of the condominium. If you’ve a friend staying there, you know where to hold your next staycation!
Address: 147 Hougang Street 11, Singapore 530147
11. Savannah Condopark
The only condominium in Singapore to be inspired from a safari resort, entering Savannah Condopark feels like making a trip down to a theme park. The impressive gateway is flanked by seven 10-metre tall columns carved with animal hieroglyphics. Bronze statues of wildebeests, rhinos and jaguars greet you from every corner. With an array of waterfalls, hidden caves and even a volcano shaped slide in the swimming pool, this is a nature lover’s haven.
Address: 67 Simei Rise, Singapore 528797
Condo Swimming Pools that look more like an atas hotel
It makes for a refreshing change when something unexpected happens unscripted, and all the more so when it's an honest response from a young boy on national TV. Some may be led to pity his lack of social life but don’t be fooled, because as seen above, there are plenty of examples to back up what he said.
Research has shown that spending on experiences brings us more happiness than spending on material goods. This year, spend more time with your loved ones. Go out and have fun, be it in your friend’s pool or somewhere else. Before you know it, you will probably already have several highlights to your year.