Dozens of monkeys were seen swimming in a Hong Kong club pool this week, prompting it to close for cleaning. According to an online video shared widely across social media channels, around 30 of the monkeys could be seen lounging on beach chairs at poolside while climbing each other and splashing about in the water; two appeared even to be chasing each other – all seen during one minute-long video that was shot Monday and uploaded onto social media by Andy Ng of Hong Kong.
Castle Peak Bay Marina provides guests with an idyllic getaway from city life, featuring an outdoor pool and kiddie water park featuring buckets, sprayers and floor fountains for hours of fun and relaxation. Staycations here also earn bonus miles with Cathay Pacific!
Tsing Yi Swimming Pool is an excellent destination for families with young children, offering Olympic, training, leisure and water slides for older kids and teenagers. Popular with both adults and their offspring alike, its daily entry fee of HK$17 or monthly tickets available (half price for children aged under 13, students and senior citizens).
Hong Kong’s public pools provide an ideal way to keep children cool in the heat while making new friends. Most pools are open from April to October with some offering indoor facilities; it is important to remember, though, that many close for three weeks each winter due to maintenance purposes.
Swimming can be both relaxing and health-giving – helping reduce blood pressure, strengthen muscles and boost cardiovascular health. But be sure to always check the temperature of the pool and follow all applicable rules to maximize benefits from this aquatic exercise!
Swimming can be an enjoyable activity to share with family members, and can even serve as a therapy tool to address mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Swimming also builds self-confidence and self-esteem.
While the Hong Kong Government is making efforts to recruit more lifeguards, finding enough employees remains challenging. Union representatives for workers employed by private pools found more attractive pay structures at residential buildings and hotels with private pools; including paying exam fees for full-time lifeguards as well as temporary ones. They offer more flexible working hours, helping employees better balance work and home life. In addition, the department states it has improved pay and sponsored lifeguard courses over time in order to encourage more people into its workforce. However, finding enough lifeguards remains challenging during the summer months, making some swimming pools inoperable due to staff shortages; this has caused some pools to close temporarily or operate with reduced hours and even consider closing entirely.