Mother nature needs a chill pill for real. The weather in Malaysia has been scorching hot lately leaving us hoping for rain (when it rains-we want sun, when the sun shines-we want rain). Oftentimes we just feel like soaking or diving right into a pool, enjoying the feel when the cool water flows through the body and replenishing our soul instantly.
However, not many of us have the luxury of owning a pool or a mini jacuzzi in our backyard at home. Fret not, luck is on our side as there are ample public swimming pools in the heart of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor.
When you can’t stand the heat, look no further away than these swimming pools picked out by Happy Hormones Malaysia.
Overlooking Chinatown which is a deeply immersed heritage and oriental culture spot, Chin Woo Stadium is one of the well-known public swimming pool in Kuala Lumpur. The crystal clear pools are surrounded by beautiful flowers and trees, creating a soothing ambience.
They also offer basic swimming training courses and live-saving training classes for the patrons. Public transportations are just minutes away (walking distance) from the stadium – say no more!
Admission rates: From RM 1.50
Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, City Centre, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Don’t you wanna feel the water of the swimming pools where our phenomenal national athletes conduct their practices? What can be more awe-inspiring other than that right?
National Aquatic Centre has 3 different pools which are the training, competition and diving pools. There are swimming classes by D Swim Academy at affordable prices.
Lrt Station which is a stone’s thrown away from the centre is one of the alternatives to get there besides driving (they have plenty of parking spots too). During tournaments, the pool will be closed for the public, however, you can indulge in the facilities on other days.
Admission rates: From RM 5
Address: Level 2, Stadium Nasional, Kuala Lumpur Sports City (KLSC), Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur.
Equipped with two types of pools – open and covered, to keep you warm with the presence of big and swollen sun go for open and if you think ‘No, I can’t handle the sunburns’ dip yourself into the covered pools.
The Olympic sized pools are more than enough to have a swimming race with your buddies and the kids would absolutely love their 2 feet pool that has a slide to glide in happiness.
Swimmers in proper swimwears only are allowed. Thus, grab your swimsuit and an extra pair of clothes!
Admission rates: From RM 2.00
Address: Kuadron AB, Shah Alam Stadium, Section 13, Shah Alam.
Reasons to love the swimming pool at Marina Putrajaya – rain or shine you do not have to let go of your desire and free aquarobic classes with incredible coaches every Saturday and Sunday.
Amazing isn’t it? You can enhance your balance and coordination while improving your cardiovascular strength while dipping into their pool which is nestled on the 1st floor. Now you know why the weather wouldn’t bother any 4 sessions of the public pool!
Admission rates: From RM 3.00
Address: No 1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya.
The next thing we loiter around or scroll for is the places to fill up our tummies after a good session of swimming. In PJ Palms Sports Centre, there are fine dining restaurants like Out of Africa Restaurant & Kudu Bar – authentic cuisines, Jam & Kaya Cafe – hearty brunch sessions and more.
This centre has two pools, for children and adults respectively, providing swimwears, towels and lockers available for rental. Tickets are to be grabbed on a walk-in basis only.
Admission rates: From RM 3.00
Address: No 1 Lorong Sultan, Petaling Jaya, 46200 Selangor.
In light of the pandemic, the operation hours might differ. So, if possible contact them or check for the updates on the websites before proceeding. Bear in mind to always follow the SOP’s not only to prevent yourself from getting a note from the police but also to save many more lives of our beloved Malaysians. Have fun responsibly!