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Swimming in winter/August

Singapore, Singapore
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Swimming in winter/August


we're heading to GC in the first week of August 2014. I've been looking at historical weather and it looks to hover around 20 degrees during the day and 10 degrees at night. We are from Singapore which is very hot and humid 360 days of the year so .. the question is, does anyone actually hit the water parks or even swim in the pools during this period??

I remember many many years ago when i was in GC during my winter break, i actually did some surfing at the beach and swam and i thought it was tolerable but my husband thinks i'm mad!

Any advice is much appreciated!

Brisbane, Australia
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1. Re: Swimming in winter/August


The water parks should be heated, but it is cold when you are out in the open air or waiting in line etc.. My husband & kids went to white water world last winter & they said it was the best time to go as not as many people & no line ups & waiting time.

You still see people swimming at the beach in the middle of winter, again it's when you get out of the water that is cold.


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2. Re: Swimming in winter/August

Some people do swim at the beach in winter. They are mostly from Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand! As a Singaporean you'll freeze unless you get a wetsuit. Not just the air, but the water is quite cold too.

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3. Re: Swimming in winter/August

Bbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr - I'm from the tropic too and I wouldn't swim in winter unless the water was heated.

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4. Re: Swimming in winter/August

Even heated water is just not heated enough.

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