I knew about a hot spring in Singapore two years ago but I was not that curious to want to check it out.
As I was going for an ankle surgery on the 5th day of Chinese New Year, I chose to look for this hot spring on the morning of Chinese New Year eve. I was just so glad to hand over the responsibility of cooking Reunion Dinner to my son Jaymes that day.
It was not easy locating this hot spring. It took us more than 2 hours and after asking many residents in the vicinity. Oddly, there are many residents who didn't know about this hot spring too.
We were told not to expect a luxurious hot spring resort. :) It is such a simple set up, with just some taps and lots of plastic pails.
There weren't many visitors as it was supposed to be a busy day for all the Chinese. We met several regulars and it was lovely talking to them. They shared whatever info they had and showed us where to get our basins.
The water from the spring is very hot. We have to wait for almost an hour before we could soak our feet in it. awww.... it feels good.
I brought some eggs to cook in the hot spring water. We had perfect half-boiled eggs for breakfast. :)
One can still see the well which is locked.
The water is free for all to use but some visitors were clearing abusing it when they brought pails of dirty laundry to wash and even hoarding taps for their own use. A couple washed their hair and had their bath right in front of us. Then they washed their clothes and hung them to dry while having a snack wrapped in their towels! Wow.
Location : off Gambas Avenue near the junction of Sembawang Road and Gambas Avenue, along Jalan Ulu Sembawang.
First Commenter - Lina