Welcome back to a new semester! I would like to wish one and all an exciting and fulfilling 2013.
As we begin a new year, I am also happy to announce the opening of a brand new facility at UTown – the EduSports Complex.
Designed as a mixed-use complex, EduSports has something for everyone. For the sports enthusiast, there is a rock climbing wall, a well-equipped gym to challenge your strength and endurance, two multipurpose sports halls with badminton and basketball courts, as well as a recreational pool.
If you are more inclined towards the performing arts, there are dance studios and orchestra practice rooms.
EduSports also offers a range of dining choices, including a large food court overlooking Town Green, Japanese, Taiwanese and vegan food outlets. For those with a passion to read, Book Haven, stocks a range of books, magazines as well as e-reading gadgets. For students or staff looking for a space for an activity or simply a group discussion, there are seminar rooms, an auditorium and four lecture theatres, as well as open discussion spaces which you can utilise. The ground level of EduSports features a Visitors Centre, which is co-located with the NUS Office of Admissions.
The completion of the EduSports Complex brings the construction of UTown to completion. The sporting and arts dimensions offered by EduSports complement the existing educational facilities at the Education Resource Centre, bringing full circle to our vision of UTown as a pulsating hub for both academic pursuits as well as the holistic development of our students.
When we conceived of and planned for UTown, we wanted UTown to be a place that will enrich the experiences of all our staff and students. It is exciting to see how UTown is shaping up and I hope that UTown will form part of the fond memories you have of NUS.
See you around the campus and at UTown soon!