I popped by Our Tampines Hub this week and totally fell in love with their library (I’m crowning it the best library in Singapore :D). This time, we did not return to Clip ‘n Climb (where we met CNA’s Suzanne Jung previously). Instead, we explored Our Tampines Hub a bit more and found interesting spots that make us want to return again soon. 😀 Here are some cool (and some chill) things you can do at Our Tampines Hub…
#1: Book One Of Their BBQ Pits
There’s everything provided: BBQ station + sink next to it, benches all around for your guests and there’s even a vending machine for drinks just a few steps away so you’ll only need to bring food! To book one of the barbecue pits at Our Tampines Hub, simply pop by the Public Service Centre personally or use the OnePA booking portal. *They even have halal BBQ stations so make sure you state your preference. 🙂 I’m guessing the view will be awesome at night, especially when there’s a football match going on!
#2: Jog Round The “Never-ending” Track
The jogging track is open from 7am to 12 midnight daily, and spans approximately 1.1km but walking round that track, it seemed to us as though it goes on forever! 😀 Pets aren’t allowed though. Shower facilities are available at the Community Auditorium on Level 3 between 7am and 10pm daily.
#3: Visit The Library That Spans 5 Floors!
From level 2 to level 6, you’ll be amazed at how big the library is and also at how instagrammable it is. I love the area at level 2 (you see above) where you can grab a book or magazine and sit facing the football field. #bestviewever
I agree with Chloe:
#4: Have A Dip In The Pool(s)
Do note that the pools are closed every TUESDAY for maintenance! We were there on Tuesday! 😀 The pools are open from 6.30am to 9.30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and 8am to 9.30pm on Thursday, Saturday and Public Holidays! It’s confusing, I know. 😛
#5: Enjoy A Game Of Football
The field’s really huge! This isn’t even half of it! I would really love to pop by again when there’s an actual match going it. Where can I find details of that happening?! 😀
#6 Check Out The Plants At The Eco-Community Garden
I saw lots of aloe vera, pumpkin, bitter gourd, papaya, etc. There’s even the Tempinis tree, from which the Tampines town got its name. Apparently, the trees grew in abundance here but had to make way for the construction in this area in the late 1970s.
#7: Chill Out At A Beanie Zone (There’s More Than 1)
And if you’d like to study, there are lots of study corners tucked away in so many parts of the building. No need to study at Starbucks or McD and get the stink eye from other patrons who want your seat! 😀
#8: Jio Your Friends For A Game Of Badminton
The hall’s HUGE too. And if your friends are feeling lazy (just like me), haha, there’s Teo Heng KTV to head to…
#9: Engage In ‘Cultural Cosplay’ At The WEARHouse
The WEARHouse (like, warehouse, geddit?) has an extensive collection of over 3,000 pieces of multi-ethnic costumes and props. There’s everything from the Chinese Cheongsam to the Peranakan Sarong Kebaya. Want to dress up as the Samsui Woman, Coolie or the Yesteryear Policeman? 😉
#10: Catch A Free Movie Screening Or Performance
There’s a 3-day Movie Marathon starting tomorrow. Blockbusters like ‘War of the Planet of the Apes’, ‘Despicable Me 3’, ‘Boss Baby’, etc, will be screened! You can even fill your tummy first at the hawker centre right behind the stage.
Check out Our Tampines Hub’s Facebook page for more! 🙂