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Sembawang Hot Spring, Singapore

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Touch its water and you’ll know why people visits the hot spring in Singapore.

The Sembawang Hot Spring is popular with local people for its apparent curative properties. They believe that the minerals found in the hot springs especially the sulphide content are able to cure sickness such as rheumatism, arthritis, and skin conditions like acne and psoriasis.

Some old people we met there said that they feel healthier and younger by having a regular visit to the springs.

It’s quite embarrassing to tell you that I have a problem with my feet. They are stinking! I use foot powder, foot spray, etc. to eliminate the smell. I change my shoes everyday and clean them thoroughly – I’ve done that since young. It doesn’t work!

Not until I went to the Sembawang Hot Spring and soaked my feet inside the pail with approximately 55 deg C water (I guessed) for about 1 hour. They are ok now! No more smell!

By the way, the water temperature ranges between 100 and 150 deg C. It will drop to 70 – 50 deg C after few hours. Bring small towels, swim suit, comfortable clothes, and sandals when you go there. We suggest you to dip the towel in the hot water squeeze it and put it on your face or body to get a natural hot massage!

Sembawang Hot Spring, Singapore

How does the place look like?

It’s actually an open cemented field in the middle of tropical forest with high fence along the perimeter of the springs to separate it from the military camp.

Located along Gambas Avenue near the junction of Sembawang Road and Gambas Avenue, you’ll see the pathway with small door opening and sign board. This is the entrance to the Sembawang Hot Spring.

History

Have you heard about Liang Seah Street, a street name near Bugis Junction? I thought this name was related to Seah Liang Seah, the Chinese pioneer who owned the pineapple plantation estate at Sembawang in late eighties. Am I right?

According to history, his son named Seah Eng Kong discovered Sembawang Hot Spring in 1909.

Opening Hours:
7.00am – 7.00pm

How to get to Sembawang Hot Spring?

  • By Bus:
  • Take MRT and alight at Yishun MRT (NS 13), take bus no. 800, 811, 965 to Yishun Avenue 7 and walk toward Gambas Avenue.
  • Take MRT and alight at Woodlands MRT (NS 9), take bus No. 858, 965, or 969 to Gambas Avenue.
  • By Private Car:
  • Park your car at HDB Car Park Block 118 Yishun Avenue 7, walk toward the junction of Sembawang Road and Gambas Avenue.

Admission: Free