Bathing at Sembawang Hot Spring

In Singapore, a lot of stuffs are man-made. Not Sembawang Hot Spring (三巴旺溫泉) though. Free flow hot spring water, some swears by its healing properties.

We were curious about Singapore’s natural hot spring, and decided to shower like the regular Ah Peks (Uncles).

Sembawang Hot Spring is actually on Sembawang Air Base grounds, it is a short walk from Gambas Avenue. We would recommend you to park at Block 114, then walk 15 minutes over to the Hot Spring. (GPS n01.43500 e103.82457)

(image credit Google Map)

If in doubt, follow the buckets in Yishun :p

Sembawang hot spring is free, and opening hours is from 0700 to 1900.

Kids are amazed about the Hot Spring’s source.
– Where is the Hot water coming from?
– Why is the water hot?
– Where is the tap :p

Please hold on tight to the smaller kids as they can get scalded if not careful.

There is a well inside the red brick enclosure and we heard the water is hottest inside.

The Hot Spring is supposed to cure some ailments (we cannot substantiate this claim), but we can guarantee this Hot Spring novelty is Fun!

Go ahead, soak your feet in the compound, surrounded by fence. Quite surreal to be doing this in Singapore.


Some uncommon scenes at the Hot Spring :
– People actually cycle over with buckets and tabao (package) the spring water home.
Wash car or wash own self, we did not probe.

– Most will dab their feet in the Hot water. The water can still be hot even after 15 minutes. We witnessed two aunties with their own bathtub, whole body submerged! We did not spot any bikinis.

– Uncles were topless, casually wiping their body with the hot water. Newspaper reports indicate some regulars come to enjoy the hot spring everyday.

Wefie and selfies are very common among first time visitors.

To enhance your experience, bring a couple of eggs. As water is not at boiling point, we need about three refills of the spring water, approximately 12 to 15mins before egg is cooked. Soy sauce and pepper highly recommended.

Video (Link): Novelty experience bathing at Sembawang Hot Spring

Additional Tips :
– Seats and buckles are available for use, but if you are concerned about hygiene, bring your own buckets.
– Daddy is more concerned about mosquitos. Kids got a few “jabs”.

– there is no toilet facility at this site

– 奶奶 advised us to bring one bottle of spring water home, so we can scrub our door and car plate for good luck. We are waiting for the next 4D announcement. Huat Ah!

– Do pop by our oversea Hot Spring experiences, Taiwan Beitou and Ipoh Lost World of Tambun

** safety must always be the first priority **

Author: SengkangBabies

I am a Blogging Daddy of four. Our kids are roaming Singapore to bring you FUN, This blog is use to capture our kids' growing up phases, and we want you to leave our blog with a smile :)

20 thoughts on “Bathing at Sembawang Hot Spring”

  1. I have heard of this place before but never been to it before! You always have a lot of fun activities planned! Will ask hubby to bring us there one day soon! LOL ~ SAys! Audrey

  2. Wah so got strike 4d or not? U conceivable that we have got something like this in Singapore. Thanks for sharing! and I wonder where u get that egg idea from? Lol

  3. I went there! The water was really, really hot, too hot to bath in right away and there were a lot more people there compared to your pictures. Maybe I was there during a weekend? Anyway the uncles and aunties told me to bring an egg next time because it’s fun. I hope I can visit Singapore again, this time for a longer trip.

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