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New community centre opens in Admiralty with 24-hour gym and water playground

Minister Khaw Boon Wan (left) and Mr Vikram Nair (Grassroots Adviser to Admiralty GROs) speaks to residents who baked pastries in the community kitchen of the new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Club. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Minister Khaw Boon Wan (left) and Mr Vikram Nair (Grassroots Adviser to Admiralty GROs) speaks to residents who baked pastries in the community kitchen of the new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Club. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
(from left) Minister Khaw Boon Wan, Dr Lim Wee Kiak (MP for Nee Soon GRC) and Mr Vikram Nair (MP for Sembawang GRC, right) interacts with residents sewing "5-stones" in an activity room of new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Club. -- ST PHOTO:&
(from left) Minister Khaw Boon Wan, Dr Lim Wee Kiak (MP for Nee Soon GRC) and Mr Vikram Nair (MP for Sembawang GRC, right) interacts with residents sewing "5-stones" in an activity room of new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Club. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Dr Lim Wee Kiak (MP for Nee Soon GRC) (left), Minister Khaw Boon Wan (centre), Mr Vikram Nair (MP for Sembawang GRC, right) talk to members of the aero modelling interest group in the conference room of new the new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Cl
Dr Lim Wee Kiak (MP for Nee Soon GRC) (left), Minister Khaw Boon Wan (centre), Mr Vikram Nair (MP for Sembawang GRC, right) talk to members of the aero modelling interest group in the conference room of new the new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Club. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Members of a folk dance group practise in the dance studio of the new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Club. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Members of a folk dance group practise in the dance studio of the new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Club. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Ling Xin En, 6, plays at the water play area in the new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Club. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Ling Xin En, 6, plays at the water play area in the new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Club. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Yun Jie, 28, who lives across the road from Ace the Place Community Club, trains in the 24-hour gym located in the new CC. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Yun Jie, 28, who lives across the road from Ace the Place Community Club, trains in the 24-hour gym located in the new CC. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Opening of new the new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Club by Minister Khaw Boon Wan. The new CC in Woodlands has a site area of about 4,000 square metres and houses the first indoor water playground in a CC. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Opening of new the new 4-storey Ace the Place Community Club by Minister Khaw Boon Wan. The new CC in Woodlands has a site area of about 4,000 square metres and houses the first indoor water playground in a CC. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

A four-storey Community Centre (CC) in Admiralty which features an indoor water playground was officially launched on Sunday.

Aimed at all members of the family, the 4,000 sqm Ace the Place also houses a 24-hour gym, two dance studios, a karaoke area and a multi-purpose hall, among other things.

Residents say the CC at 120 Woodlands Avenue 1 has been a long time coming. It replaces a modest void-deck space at Block 547 which served residents since 2003.

"It's more spacious and family-friendly," said housewife Jenny Ng, 40.

Sembawang GRC MP Vikram Nair said the objective of the "modern CC" is to create more opportunities for Admiralty division's 52,000 residents to gather, interact and experience "vibrant community life".

"It will hopefully evolve and grow along with Admiralty over the years ahead and will be a place at which Admiralty's families have many happy experiences and memories," he said.

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