Explore the beautiful town of Queenstown in Singapore
Queenstown in central eastern Singapore is one of the country's first housing estates. Just a few kilometers from the city, Queenstown is a self-contained town and has all the amenities a person could need.
Singapore's Queenstown was originally a swampy valley which had a channel flowing through it. It was chiefly an agricultural area bordered by hills. The village in the area was called boh beh kang and was home to a large number of Hokkien and Teochew speakers. Queenstown was began development during the 1950s with low-rise apartments.
A British military camp named Buller Camp was removed in 1953 for the construction of new housing. Facilities which were built in the town included a Town Center as well as a Sports and Swimming Complex. By 1969 the Town Center was completed with an emporium, food market, three cinemas, nightclub, bowling alley and health care center. Near Queenstown is Pasir Panjang, a popular tourist area. Singapore's Queenstown is made up of thirteen sub-zones, namely: Pasir Panjang, Ghim Moh, Kent Ridge, Holland Drive, National University, Commonwealth, Dover, Tanglin Halt, Buona Vista, Margaret Drive, Portsdown, Queensway and Mei Chin.
Singapore's Queenstown Swimming Complex is a great attraction in the area. The three pools (wading pool, diving pool and training pool) attract large crowds on the weekends. Lifeguards ensure the safety of all those making use of the facilities. Within the Queenstown Swimming Complex there is also a shop where patrons can purchase swimming accessories, food and beverages. The swimming complex is open between 8:00 am and 9:30 pm every day.
Queenstown is ideal for a day trip especially if you are keen on taking a dip at the Queenstown Swimming Complex or exploring an older neighborhood and maybe doing some shopping.