This newly launched attraction in Nee Soon (Yishun) offers round-the-clock sports and leisure activities for the whole family.
ORTO, a multi-recreational park, is the latest addition to Nee Soon. Located on the grounds of the former Bottle Tree Park, the $8 million revamp has resulted in a modern kampong lifestyle park and a refuge from the city.
ORTO houses a range of recreational facilities within lush tropical greenery and a scenic lake spread over a space, slightly larger than seven football fields. They include:
– A cluster of F&B outlets
– Three event spaces
– Trampoline and paintball parks
– Longkang fishing, 24-hours prawning and fishing facilities
– 24-hours futsal court
The laid-back kampong-style park was designed for families in mind. It is both stroller- and wheelchair-friendly. The park also offers ample free parking so you can take your time to eat, play and relax.
In the first of our series on ORTO, we give you the lowdown on the recreational activities available in the park.
For the kids
Longkang fishing was a popular hobby in the 60s where children would catch small fish in drains or in streams created after the rain. Re-live this old-school activity with your kids at ORTO’s longkang fishing facility. For just $12, kids will be given a plastic tank, fish food and loaned a fishing net for them to use.
Keeping safety in mind, ORTO’s longkang fishing pond uses non-slip concrete flooring and has gradient depths of 10cm to 30cm to accommodate kids of different heights and ages.
For the night owls
ORTO’s 24-hour prawning and fishing facilities allow night owls to prawn, fish and grill to their hearts’ content. The spacious prawning area offers ample space for prawning, eating or drinking, making it the perfect place to hold social gatherings.
Boasting the largest prawning facility in Singapore, prawning enthusiasts can choose between any of ORTO’s 10 freshwater and saltwater ponds that contain mainly big head prawns and yabbies.
Pricing ranges from one hour, two hours, three hours and 10 hours. Click here for the complete pricing info.
Fishing Paradise at ORTO offers 24-hour fishing for fishing amateurs as well as seasoned anglers. The spacious pond allows for a comfortable fishing experience where visitors can spend good quality time with their family or friends, be it in the day or night.
For the active sportsmen
Paintball offers an excellent team-building activity that’s fun, healthy and safe, no matter your fitness level. And besides, splattering your friends with paintballs is a good way to relieve stress!
ORTO has six futsal courts operated by Ubersports that uses top-notch artificial turf installations. What’s best about ORTO’s futsal courts is that they are open round-the-clock as well! Rallying the team anytime of the day (or night) has never been easier. Just make sure to book the court beforehand for your late-night futsal sessions.
ORTO is at 81 Lorong Chencharu Singapore 769198. It’s opposite Yishun Stadium and is 8 minutes away from Khatib MRT via Exit B.
By bus, alight at Yishun Avenue 2, bus stop opposite Yishun Stadium.
Bus Services: 39, 85, 851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 857, 858, 965 and 969.
By car, turn into Lorong Chencharu from Sembawang Road. Parking is free.