Abandoned Yan Kit Swimming Complex


Yan Kit Swimming Complex is located along Yan Kit Road at Tanjong Pagar area. It opened in 1952 and was the second public swimming pool in Singapore. The pool has been closed since 2001 and is now abandoned.

The swimming complex has been abandoned for a decade and most people do not know about it except for residents staying in the area. It is the perfect location for an adventure since there are few places like this left in urbanized Singapore. The barb wires along the fences had been reinforced to prevent people from climbing in so you will have to sneak in from the 3rd floor of the multi-storey car park beside the swimming pool. The fun begins once you take a few minutes to climb in!

There are a total of three swimming pools and a diving platform in the complex. The designs and colorful tiles used in the complex are very different to the modern swimming pools you see nowadays. It seems like time has stood still here for the past 10 years. Walking at the bottom of the pool and taking photos is also a very unique and fun experience. You can also climb up the diving platform and walk to the edge to test your courage.

If you are sick and tired of shooting the same landscapes in Singapore, Yan Kit Swimming Complex will be a refreshing change!

written by dabai on 2011-04-06 #places #abandoned #fun #adventure #pool #outing #location #venue #exploration


  1. shoot_the_piano_player
    shoot_the_piano_player ·

    such an interesting article and lovely photos!

  2. ali55
    ali55 ·

    really kool place to shot. love your article :)

  3. analogeyes
    analogeyes ·

    great set! do we get to see your friends photos too??

  4. dabai
  5. dabai
    dabai ·

    sorry pasted the same link twice. this is the album of the other friend :)

  6. ungrumpy
    ungrumpy ·

    great photos! i didn't come across this though when i went to singapore last november. i stayed at the tanjong pagar area (klapsons) hehe just another clueless tourist i guess. -_-

  7. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    Great article and fantastic photos.

  8. izadrazi
    izadrazi ·

    I never knew about this place, and I'm Singaporean. -_-
    Will definitely check this place out. Are there security guards/dogs around, though? :)

  9. nagamisan
    nagamisan ·

    cool place to try shooting in Singapore especially those abandoned & long forgotten locations

  10. lomo__lurv
    lomo__lurv ·

    COOL! I should go there again and this time climb in!!

  11. ngjinglingfiona
    ngjinglingfiona ·

    I love how you have to climb and sneak to get and and we'll feel all bad-ass for a moment. 8)

  12. dabai
    dabai ·

    @ngjinglingfiona YES! i think that was one of the main reasons why the photo shooting at yan kit was one of my best shooting experiences ever!

  13. ngjinglingfiona
    ngjinglingfiona ·

    @dabai (: Sounds like a lot of fun (: I shall go there soon!

  14. nocturnal
    nocturnal ·

    I live in Singapore and I had no idea this place existed. Sounds incredibly fun :D

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