National Aquatic Centre
If you walk around the National Sports Complex area at night, you
will not miss National Aquatic Centre's brightly glowing dome. Highly
integrated, the sports facility speaks of great architecture and
Featuring standards and meeting regulations of the world swimming
governing body, International Swimming Federation (FINA), the National
Aquatic Centre measures 28,000 sq. metres.
The entire centre is made up of one Olympic-size swimming pool,
one diving pool and another training pool. It also has 4,000 permanent
seats besides being able to accommodate 2,000 temporary seating.
There are two fully air conditioned functional areas above the
grandstand. Segregated on two levels and in two separate wings,
the north wing is dedicated for VIPs, media personnel and competition
management. On the other hand, the south wing attends to participants
As you take your seat, you will be mesmerized with the surroundings.
Neatly placed pools under a dramatic structure clearly shows that
the centre was built based on very fine planning and construction.
Another interesting watch is the hibiscus shaped lightweight membrane
roof, a certain treat to your eyes. Suspended from a giant steel
mast, the roof with a floating effect sends out a sapphire glow
at night as the internal lighting pass through it.
Using floats above the swimming pools, the National Aquatic Centre
makes a mystical venue for staging mini concerts, fashion shows
and product launches.
TV broadcasting, sound and lighting systems are made easy by a
number of catwalks suspended from the roof. In addition, underwater
viewing panels at each competition and diving pool provides better
Results and timing are generated through 9m x 6m alpha-numeric
scoreboard while lighting is provided by a set of adjustable floodlights
with illumination level up to 1,500 lux.
Open to public, one can use the pools for training or to conduct
classes provided the rules and regulations of the centre is observed.
Monday - Friday: 2pm - 4.30pm, 6pm - 8.30pm
Entry Fee: RM3 (Adult) RM2 (Child)
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 10am - 12.30pm, 2pm -
4.30pm, 6pm - 8pm
Entry Fee: RM4 (Adult) RM3 (Child)