Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Top Places to See in Kuala Lumpur: Chin Woo Stadium

the open air swimming pool
1.50RM for under 18's and 4RM for adults (this is roughly £1 at the max)
open weekly from 12pm and weekends from 8am (but please check) 

the entrance of chin woo stadium 

My second place I would recommend going to is the 50M open air swimming pool at Chin Woo stadium. It is by far the most luxurious way to cool down in the KL heat and it helps to soothe the itchiness of mosquito bites! I cannot begin to describe the feeling of being swelteringly hot and  It is also only a short walk from Petaling Street so it became our cooling down afternoon treat! Although it is a short walk, it is up a steep hill, which can be tiring but means you have a panoramic view of the city while you swim. The stadium is of 1930's industrialist design and needs a little TLC, but you can imagine the vibrancy of it in its social hey day. If you do fancy a swim and don't want a nasty surprise then bring correct swimwear - bikini and swimming costumes are allowed but they ask that men either wear a speedo or swimming shorts. However there is a shop at the pool side where you can buy some - which we had to do! 

The pool is mainly used by keen swimmers and school children but is never frantically busy. There are lanes for those wanting to carry out the olympic legacy and a small baby pool for relaxing in the sun. The staff are incredibly friendly and people watching became a fun hobby whilst in the pool. We also awed at the amazing sporting talent of swimmers that swam for two hours without stopping - gobsmacked! 

Hunstanton Beach Panorama - Debra Jayne from Never Let Go 

On a separate note, I would like to recommend a lifestyle blog worth reading. Debra Jayne from Never Let Go is new to blogger and is taking her degree in photography. Her posts involve challenges of the course as well as everyday things she captures through the lens. She is also a very good mother who takes all of the photos of me for my blog. To see more please visit: Never Let Go


  1. Thank you , and I love the pool the teasing mention of hot sun and wonderful views that I have not experienced in a long while....

  2. these Kuala Lumpur posts are amazing, I want to visit!

    Hybid Hunter