East Coast Park gets even more exciting with the opening of Aloha Sea Sports Centre, which rents out equipment and conducts classes.
It is time to get splashy at East Coast Park, where several new attractions have opened to cater to the beach and water lover in you.The first is the Aloha Sea Sports Centre, which rents out equipment for watersports and conducts courses for these activities.
The things you can do there include windsurfing, a form of sailing where you stand on a surfboard powered across the water by wind, and stand-up paddling, where visitors cruise along the shore standing upright on a surfboard, paddling on the water.
The centre, which has been in business since September, is at the location most recently occupied by the Mana Mana Beach Club, which closed in 2015.
The company behind the centre is investment company Haiyi Holdings, which is owned by Mr Gordon Tang, a Singapore-based businessman who is also an avid windsurfer and competitive sailor.
He decided that all profits derived from the centre will go towards developing sailing as a sport in Singapore.
Mr Meng Wang, 45, a director at the centre, estimates that 150 to 200 people have tried the centre’s services so far.
ALOHA SEA SPORTS CENTRE
WHEN: 10am to 6pm (weekdays), 9am to 6pm (weekends and public holidays), last rental at 5pm
ADMISSION: Rentals start at $20 an hour for kids under age 13 and $30 an hour for adults
SINGAPORE WAKE PARK
WHERE: 1206A East Coast Parkway (Carpark E1)
WHEN: 11am to 9pm (weekdays), 9am to 9pm (weekends and public holidays). It is undergoing minor refurbishments, with facilities for beginners opening before the end of this month
ADMISSION: For beginners, passes cost $32 (one hour) or $42 (two hours) on weekdays, $42 (one hour) or $52 (two hours) on weekends and public holidays
TAG TEAM@EAST COAST PARK
WHERE: 01-03 Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway (Carpark C1)
WHEN: 3 to 8pm (Wednesdays to Fridays), 10am to 8pm (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays); laser drone tag available from 1 to 5pm (Dec 15 and 22); other times, call 6348-2696 or 9235-3600 at least a day ahead
ADMISSION: From $15 a mission, $180 or $280 for a two-or four-hour drone-building workshop
SWIMMING LESSONS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS AT SANDBANK
WHERE: 01-28/32, 920 East Coast Parkway (Carpark C1)
WHEN: 9am to 5pm (Saturdays and Sundays); bookings required, WhatsApp or SMS 8262-1919 to make a booking
ADMISSION: Trial lessons are $40 for a 30-minute session; a four-month package is $576
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 08, 2017, with the headline ‘Stand-up fun in East Coast’.