Last lap for Buona Vista Swimming Complex

More than 220 swimmers showed up for the "Hasta la vista Buona Vista" pool party, swimming 8,642 laps and raising $6,800 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

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Feb 28 was the last day of operations for Buona Vista Swimming Complex. 

It will be making way for redevelopment after serving residents for almost 4 decades.

General Manager of the ST School Pocket Money Fund, Ms Martina Wong, who was at the event yesterday, told AsiaOne: "It was very heartwarming to see the community coming together for a memorable closing to raise funds for us. There are a lot of volunteers and people that we want to thank as well."

The swimming complex is the 9th public pool to close since 2001, reported local media reports.  

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