Brief History of Big Splash Singapore

Big Splash Singapore was a previous water park located at East Coast Park that has been renovated into a recreation and dining area which is currently also known as Playground at Big Splash. The water park was built in 1977 and highlighted a water slide which was 85 metres long, which at that time was the highest and longest of its kind in the world. There were a number of other pools along with facilities such as a restaurant, an arcade, an open air theatre and a food kiosk.


Even though Big Splash Singapore was very popular at the beginning, as decades passed it somehow declined and its attractiveness to the public became diminished. In 2002, the water park was closed for a four month renovation and reopened with new facilities such as a bicycle kiosk and dive school. In the year 2006, it was again closed for a major revitalization.


When it reopened to the public in March 2008, the water slides were already gone and the whole compound has been changed and developed into a lifestyle and dining destination. It is currently home to a wide variety of dining selctions, from casual cafes and fast food outlets to up market bars and fine dining restaurants. It also has a mini-golf course and, an inline skating rink and school, gym and many other amenities. Even though the whole compound was changed into a completely differently themed park, it has now become more popular with tourists and locals alike.

Brussel Sprouts at Big Splash