Traffic rules are aplenty. Stop at the red lights, look out for pedestrians and of course, no flooring the pedal on the road – you’ll be fast, but the traffic police will be furious. So here’s some good news for speed demons: The Karting Arena has opened its second track at Jurong so you can chase thrilling speeds without risking demerit points and speeding tickets.
Launched on 27th August 2021, the brand new go-kart facility will take up 153,000 square feet, which is the size of roughly three football fields. Prices start from $25/session and you don’t need a driver’s license to participate!
Read our review of The Karting Arena Bukit Timah.
Go-karts are one way to live out your GTA, Need For Speed or Herbie dreams. Let loose at The Karting Arena Jurong with their fleet of speedy BirelArt petroleum go-karts. Pros may recognise these as top-of-the-line in the industry, flexing some of the safest and lightest karts available.
700M-long tracks with 11 twists and turns to navigate around
Image credit: The Karting Arena
Consider this a step up from your Daytona days: Other than feeling the wind in your hair, the track is also large enough to fit up to 30 people to race at one go, thanks to their super-wide >10M track width.
Upon entering the attraction, you’ll be greeted at the reception area where you’ll have to register for the ride and select your race type.
Adrenaline junkies won’t be disappointed here with their Fun Karting Experience. Go on a whirlwind ride around the tracks at speeds of up to 30KM/H, or 50KM/H if you’ve got a driver’s license to show. Sessions are priced from $25 for 10 minutes, which gives you roughly 10-12 laps around the track.
Other than the single karts, there’ll also be double seaters with one dummy wheel, perfect for parent-child duos. These karts will only be available later this year so stay tuned to their website for more information.
Image credit: The Karting Arena
To manifest your Formula 1 dreams into reality, consider organising a Grand Prix race. With a race control room, trace cameras and even a viewing gallery for supporters, serious racers can pit themselves against up to 14 other aspiring Vin Diesels in a proper match to crown a champion.
Available for folks 14 years and above, the race session comes complete with a practice round, qualifying session and a final lap race to emulate a pro-racer experience. Prices begin from $140 per racer.
Night driving is also available for an added challenge, with the arena open till 9PM daily except on Mondays.
All racers will be provided with a snazzy helmet available in a wide range of sizes – from S to XXL – that are cleaned between rides with a UV disinfecting machine. Hair nets and rubber bands will also be provided, both for hygiene reasons and for keeping any long stands out of the way as you zip around the tracks.
Other safety measures include barriers similar to the ones installed into F1 circuits, CCTVs around the track and a remote stop master control system that can stop all the go-karts on track in case of an emergency.
Complimentary lockers are also provided so you can stow all your belongings away safely during your race.
The west side is surely becoming a hub of activities with everything from Japanese onsen to a go-kart arena livening up the space.
Come by The Karting Arena Jurong to enjoy adrenaline thrills – it’s just a short walk away from Joo Koon MRT too.
Prices are as follows:
Before heading down, be sure to wear covered footwear, and bring along your driver’s license if you plan on going for the Adult option. Those hungry after the race can also refuel at the nearby food courts or Tung Lok Seafood restaurant.
The Karting Arena
Address: Block B, 511 Upper Jurong Road Singapore 638366
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 1PM-9PM | Sat & Sun 9AM-9PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 8800 9580
Getting there: The Karting Arena is a 7-minute walk from Joo Koon MRT.
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