Go-kart enthusiasts in Singapore would know of The Karting Arena, a karting race track located in Bukit Timah.
Soon, The Karting Arena will be opening a second track in Jurong.
Slated to open later in Aug. 2021, the second karting track in Jurong will also offer a full-fledged karting experience.
Up to 30 go-karts
With an area spanning 153,000 sq ft, one can look forward to a 700m-long track with 11 technical turns.
A larger space also means that there can be group events of up to 30 go-karts on track at any one time.
It is furnished with a racers' VIP lounge, private garage units, a helmet disinfection station, lockers and more.
Amenities also include d'Arena, where karters can refuel after spending time on the track.
Professional race track
Apart from being a destination for casual motorsport enthusiasts, the Jurong facility is also designed with recommendations from professional race drivers and to host professional race events.
It is decked with a race control room, track cameras and even a viewing gallery on the second floor.
To add to the experience, it is also equipped with safety barriers similar to safety systems installed in Formula 1 circuits.
According to The Karting Arena, the Jurong track will be the only race track in Singapore with a minimum width of 10-metres throughout for added safety.
It also features a well-lit track that is optimised for night driving.
Suitable for kids above 9
On top of that, a new fleet of BirelArt petroleum-powered go-karts are available and karters can choose their racing experience with speeds of up to 30km/h or 50km/h for the thrill-seekers (with a valid drivers' license).
There are two types of petroleum-powered go-karts available:
- Single seater: Safe for solo beginner and young drivers aged above nine years old
- Double seater: Safe for all drivers
From S$35 for adults
Fun Karting rates start from S$25 per session for novice (minimum 9 years old and 140cm height) and S$35 per session for adults.
The Karting Arena in Jurong is also available for corporate and private bookings and competitive F1 Grand Prix packages.
More information is available here.
Block B, 511 Upper Jurong Road Singapore 638366
Opening hours: 1pm to 9pm on Tuesdays to Fridays. 9am to 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on Mondays.
Top image from The Karting Arena.
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