Written by: Cynthia Chua
Need a place to chill out or get your heart pumping? Look no further than ORTO. Located in Yishun, ORTO is a place that has activities suitable for the whole family. Relax your day away by luring in your own catch or get your adrenaline up by having a paintball match – there is plenty to do for everyone!
Ever dreamed of flying without being in an airplane? Katapult Trampoline Park is probably the choice place to go. Choose to do leisure jumps on your own or sign up for their classes! The X-10 Fitness Circuit will teach you how to burn calories that are unlike your usual #cardio routine. And if you’re a trampoline #noob, the Katapult Trampoline Workshop will be the one that will take you through basic trampoline skills, so no need to be intimidated!
Katapult Trampoline Park
Opening hours: Mon 12:00-19:00| Tue-Fri 10:00-19:00 | Saturday, Sunday, PH & SH 10:00 – 21:00
Price: $15 per hour / $28 for 2 hours (Weekdays) | $19 per hour / $35 for 2 hours (Weekends)
Telephone: 6754 5188
Have a need for speed? Look no further than the Maximum Drift Karting Arena. Designed for drifting, those tight corners does a good job in keeping your focus up and letting you #flex your cornering skills to your friends. There’s no need to keep an eye out for the traffic police here before making drastic maneuvers deemed illegal on the roads outside!
Maximum Drift Karting Arena
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 15:00-21:00 | Saturday, Sunday & PH 10:00 – 21:00 (closed on Wednesdays)
Price: $18 per session (Weekdays)| $20 per session (Weekends)
Telephone: 9299 3911
Ever wanted to seek #revenge on some of your friends for something they’ve ever done to you? Spent a huge part of your friendship secretly holding a grudge? Bring them here and take them out with paintball bullets! Team up with your allies and fire paintballs at your enemy till the cows come home. Learn teamwork, coordination and polish your aiming skills while you’re at it!
Red Dynasty Paintball Park
Opening hours: 09:00-23:00 daily
Price: Varies – click here for updated pricing table
Telephone: 6659 4782
After a long day of heart pumping activities, sit down, relax, and lure in your own snack! ORTO has 10 full ponds for you to go #prawning from. Baits, rods and grills are also free to use! Cook your catch on the spot to ensure the utmost freshness. Nothing beats the sweetness of having a plate full of freshly caught prawns.
Prawning at ORTO
Opening hours: 24 hours
Price: $20 per hour | $30 for 2 hours | $36 for 3 hours | $108 for 10 hours
Prawning Packages: Click here
Telephone: 6257 8858
If prawning just isn’t for you, you can consider heading to the large fishing pond instead. This main feature in ORTO is a dedicated fishing area for everyone from newbie anglers to highly skilled fishermen. Perfect spot for bonding given the number of shelters and picnic tables available for use.
Bored kids? Fret not! Longkang Fishing is available at ORTO. This #throwback #oldschool fishing activity will probably take up a good part of your kid’s day. Made for kids in mind, the pond depth ranges from 10 to 30cm deep and has a non-slip finish to prevent falls. The price you pay is inclusive of a tank for the kids to bring the fish home in.
Hungry yet? Sit down and have a bite! If you’re active on social media, you’ll probably have already heard of the 80-cent #boatnoodles from BKK Bistro & Bar. Search for them and you’ll be able to see a multitude of photos featuring bowls upon bowls of their noodles. #yums
If you’re not feeling anything soupy, there are plenty of other options to choose from. Maybe you just want to #chill with a beer or two after all the prawns.
Click here for the entire list of dining options available!
ORTO is an 8-minute walk away from Khatib MRT. This makes it incredibly accessible even to those without their own transport. One can also take buses 39, 85, 117, 851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 857, 858, 965 or 969 and alight at the bus stop opposite Yishun Sports Hall. It will then be a short walk away.
ORTO Yishun is no doubt the perfect place to chill out anytime of the day. Young or old, there is always something for everyone. Be sure to pay them a visit one day!