7 Reasons Why ORTO Is the Best Thing to Come Out of Yishun
For the longest time, Yishun has been getting a bad reputation for its slew of weird happenings and unfortunate events. But aside from its proximity to Malaysia and an above average number of abnormal reports, Yishun can really be quite the paradise away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. From the abundance of parks to the quaint low-rise HDB flats of days past, Yishun has the kind of charm that just can’t be bought. However, our favourite location in this Northern suburb has to be ORTO, Singapore’s first 24-hour leisure facility.
Covering an area of roughly seven football fields, ORTO aims to evoke the kampung spirit that Yishun used to be so well-known for. This was reflected during the construction of the facility, with recycled wood being used specifically to recreate a laid-back kampung vibe. With a wide range of facilities – including Singapore’s largest 24-hour prawning area, a giant purpose-built trampoline park and a slew of dining options – ORTO is the perfect place for a day out with the whole family.
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1. Katapult Trampoline Park
Probably the most popular attraction in ORTO, the Katapult Trampoline Park gotten a ton of buzz all over social media for its well-built facilities and wide-range of activities. Boasting a turf of over 8000 square feet of interconnected trampolines, the Katapult Trampoline Park has something for everyone, from the youngest toddler to the adrenaline seeking sports junkie. Featuring activities like dodgeball, wall running and bag jump, this trampoline park is the best place for a day away from the usual window-shopping Singapore is known for.
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 9:00pm on Mondays, 10:00am – 9:00pm on Tuesday to Friday, 9:00am – 9:00pm on Saturday to Sunday
Contact: +65 6754 5188
2. Maximum Drift
If you feel the need for speed, and you’re yearning for fast-paced friendly competition with a few good friends, Maximum Drift is the destination for you. As the first and only drift-karting arena in Singapore, Maximum Drift combines the speed of go-karting with the thrill of drifting. With a custom-designed track that aims to challenge its racers’ drifting skills, Maximum Drift provides an unforgettable experience that’ll have you wanting more.
Opening Hours: 3:00pm – 9:00pm on Mondays to Fridays, 10:00am – 9:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays
Contact: +65 9299 3911
3. Red Dynasty Paintball Park
For a great way to relieve some stress after a long week of work or school, there’s nothing like a good game of paintball. Paintball is not only a great way to have some fun, it also encourages team bonding between teammates through strategising in high-stake situations. Red Dynasty Paintball Park offers up the sport in a safe and unique environment, filled with tons of obstacles and vantage points for you to take down the opposing team with and lead your way to victory.
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 11:00pm daily
Contact: +65 6659 4782, +65 6755 7537, and +65 6659 8095
4. Prawning @ ORTO
If you’re not up for physical sports and activities, then Prawning @ ORTO is just the place for you. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week — Prawning @ ORTO allows you and your whole family to spend the day catching your own seafood while spending quality time with loved ones. From big head prawns to yabbies, try your luck at the largest prawning facility available in Singapore, with 10 different ponds for you to “prawn” at. The facility even provides electric grills for you to grill your catch at no extra cost at all!
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
Contact: +65 8518 7088
As its name suggests, SGMY brings you the best of Singaporean cuisine and Malaysian food in a relaxed setting for you to feel right at home. From savoury curry delicacies to classics like Nasi Lemak, SGMY provides all your favourites and more in a single location, at an unbelievably affordable price.
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm daily
Contact: +65 6257 3657
For even more dining options, ORTO also has Halal choices like Taste Garden, traditional Thai Mookata and cuisine, seafood BBQ and many more. So there is definitely something for everyone!
6. Quench! Bistro & Bar
It’s hard to find a proper bar in the North, so thank goodness for Quench! Bistro & Bar. This open-concept alfresco bar offers up the best craft and draught beer on the island, with a view that is to die for. Combine that with a great line-up of finger food that has been curated specially to complement the drinks, Quench! makes for an incredible location to unwind and let the time slip away.
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 3:00am daily
Contact: +65 6257 3657
7. Scenic Outdoor Event Venues
With 3 different gorgeous scenic event spaces within its confines, each being able to accommodate up to 200 guests, ORTO is a great choice for those looking to hold parties, weddings, and corporate events. Each location provides a different experience: the Lakehouse rests in the centre of the park, overlooking a beautiful pond; the Stage offers a floating platform experience that is perfect for performances and; the Promenade offers a quiet and exclusive location away from the rest of the park, with a huge open space to set up tents and gazebos.
For booking enquires: +65 6257 2975
No matter what you’re looking for — be it a thrilling physical activity, a chill place to hang out with loved ones, or great dining options — ORTO offers all of that and more in its sprawling compound away from the dull city life we’ve come to know. Located at 81 Lor Chencharu in Yishun, ORTO within walking distance from Khatib MRT and is your one-stop for all things fun and exciting.