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Sky Garden at Fusionopolis

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After my gym session at Fitness First, I took the opportunity to enjoy the views from high above. There is a Sky Garden just outside Fitness First, but in order to enjoy it, I had to traverse the dreaded Sky Bridge! I’m a scaredy cat when it comes to bridges and high places! I don’t expect to read about bridges crashing to the ground in Singapore ever, but somehow, when I’m the one on the bridge, it just feels like it’s swaying so much and 1 last screw away from total disaster.

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Look at that bridge!!! 23 floor! URGH!!!! It was a good thing I hadn’t seen the bridge from down below or it would have looked so flimsy! See that orange board halfway along the bridge? It’s a map to tell you what you’re seeing in the distance. No time to stop for that of course.

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Finally crossed it without any incident ha. From this end, with the blue sky, the building looks quite pretty.

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This looks like a pretty patch of green. I’ve been keeping my eye out for nice outdoor solemnization venues in Singapore, and this looks like a nice little spot with a high view to boast of. I don’t think the rental would be much since it’s not a proper commercial space so to speak.

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Not too sure what you’d do in this thing? Say I do?

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Working at Fusionopolis isn’t that bad either. You have the One-North MRT station at your door step. You can escape to the Sky Gardens for a breather and enjoy the panoramic views of Singapore. We may not have the most beautiful beaches, with all the ugly tankers dotted in the distance. But still I feel it is really therapeutic and relaxing to be able to gaze out into the blue waters, even if they are a distance away.

Fitness First at Fusionopolis

Love the Fitness First Gym at Fusionopolis! As you can see from the pictures below, the pool looks so cool! It’s pretty big too and it was TOTALLY empty when I was there on a weekday. Unlike the other Fitness First swimming pools where people working in nearby offices can perv on you, there is no worry of that here. Actually, I kind of got a little anxious thinking what if I develop a cramp or something. No one would even know, but I suppose there are some security cameras somewhere although I couldn’t spot any. I love how the building designers have made the roof so artistic, kind of looks like a roof a stadium? That’s perhaps why the pool is green and not the usual blue, to mimic a football pitch? The best thing about this Fitness First pool for families is that there is a kids wading pool as well. Oh this would be the best Fitness First gym to sunbathe. Direct sunlight with very little shade, not that I advocate sunbathing.

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After having perved at the Fitness First Swimming pool for nearly 2 months, from my vantage point at my new office, I am proud to say that I’ve taken the plunge! Literally and figuratively! This is the longest pool I have ever been to that is not owned by some sports association or one of the public Olympic sized pools.

It was great to be able to get from my office to the pool in less than 5 minutes. I got to Fitness First easily enough. After getting into your swim gear, one has to walk from the changing rooms, pass half the gym AND past the reception area before reaching the pool. It was a bit weird, but luckily no one stared. Of course I had my towel, but then I was also barefoot.

The pool was totally empty when I got there at 6pm although 2 other people joined me in the time that I was there. The pool is heated, which is something I don’t like. When I first got in, it was quite nice because it felt quite warm, but no where near as hot as a Jacuzzi. But within a minute, I got used to the heat and it felt as if I were swimming in a pool of luke warm water. Not a very pleasant feeling I can tell you. I wonder if Fitness First will take to my suggestion to turn off the darn heater. It’s not snowing in Singapore, we don’t need heated pools! The water apparently is heated using excess heat produced by the air-conditioning of the gym, which makes it very eco-friendly. Now this is something that I personally feel sounds great on paper but is terrible in reality.

ANYWAY, the swim itself was good. It was great that the pool was long so I could do laps in peace without having to turn around that often.

Shall comment more on the gym equipment at a later date!

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