I recently visited Sembawang Hot Spring and saw a handful of visitors enjoying themselves.
Many of them were collecting the steaming hot water before heading off to the nearby trees to take shelter from the sun.
However, in the event of a sudden downpour, the trees will offer little protection.
During one of my visits, I had to run to a bus stop about 200m away in Gambas Avenue to take shelter when it started to pour.
The Ministry of Defence will hand over the site where the spring is located back to the state (Sembawang Hot Spring area to become a park; Feb 28). The area is to be managed by National Parks Board.
In line with the upgrading plans for the area that is poised to become a tourist attraction, the authorities could improve the amenities there and build some gazebos or any such shelter during the interim period.
Teo Kok Seah