Archive for July 18th, 2007

Big Splash

Photo Credit : The Big Splash postcard by LimYap Collectibles.

When you mention Big Splash now to the youngster, they may ask you “Where ah?”. It is of course located at the East Coast Park. Not surprising as it now not only lose its colourful slides but also its past glory. Probably built in 1976, and it was then Singapore’s first water theme park. Not only that, the top slide was about 7 storey high too!

How the Big Splash looked like in 2004;

Whenever I see these colourful slides, it brings back beautiful memories – how I enjoyed those slides down especially from the top one. But after sliding down, the walk to the top slide again was really exhausting! Saw the following video on Youtube and it really brings back good memories;

Video Credit : Chikopeh Big Splash Stunt Team

Though in recent years whenever I passed by the Big Splash, all I see is the Seafood International lobster sign – the colorful slides view seems to be a thing of the past. Though it tried to have a seafood restaurant, a mini indoor golf – Lulliput, etc… it still cannot revive this seawater aquatic complex. All these were after the major renovations in 2002 and now, another major refurbishing is going on. What will happen after… we won’t know….

The familiar lobster signboard;

Still undergoing the major refurbishing in May 2007;

Note that the colourful slides are gone;

The Big Splash site is still around but not updated.


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