Foreigners to pay more to work out and swim at public facilities from May

Foreigners here will pay more for public sports facilities managed by Sport Singapore (SportSG) from next month. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 
Foreigners here will pay more for public sports facilities managed by Sport Singapore (SportSG) from next month. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

Foreigners here will pay more for public sports facilities managed by Sport Singapore (SportSG) from next month.

Under this new fee structure, which was announced in August 2014, Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs) will continue to pay prevailing rates, while non-residents will be charged higher rates for that are booked for use on and after May 1.

All existing concessions for senior citizens, children, and family members accompanying senior citizens to the sports facilities will continue to apply to Singaporeans and PRs only. Non-residents will not enjoy any concession.

The public sports facilities managed by SportSG are under the ActiveSG umbrella - a national movement for sport launched in April last year.

Said SportSG's chief of sports club group Lai Chin Kwang: "The new and higher Standard rates will only apply to non-residents, so that there is a differentiation in what non-residents pay and what Singaporeans and Permanent Residents pay to use the facilities."

For instance, entry into the ActiveGym and conventional swimming complexes for foreigners will cost $3.30 and $1.70 (weekend), while Singaporean and PR adults will pay $2.50 and $1.30 respectively.

There will be notices at all ActiveSG sports centres islandwide to inform users of the revised rates.

Advance online booking for facilities under the new rates will start from April 17 at www.myactivesg.com