Need for speed? Go-kart race track coming to Jurong

The go-karts and the track at Jurong. Photos: The Karting Arena
The go-karts and the track at Jurong. Photos: The Karting Arena

Race car enthusiasts can soon let it all out at a new track in Jurong.

The Karting Arena is launching a 700-meter-long go-kart track at Upper Jurong Road for professional and beginner racers this month. Karters can put their skills to the test by racing through 11 turns with petroleum-powered vehicles that can go up to 50 kmh. 

The track, which is part of a 153,000 square-foot facility, can accommodate up to 30 go-kart circuits at any one time and is equipped with safety barriers similar to those at Formula 1 races. The motorsports playground also has a race control room, track cameras and a viewing gallery on the second story.

The company hopes that the track will be an outlet for Formula 1 fans after the two-year consecutive cancellation of the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix. 

Karting rates start from S$25 per session for children aged 9 and above and S$35 for adults. Bookings can be made online.

Correction: The Jurong facility only has petroleum-powered karts, no electric ones.

The Karting Arena at Jurong
Block B, 511 Upper Jurong Road Singapore 638366
Open 1pm to 9pm from Tuesday to Friday; 9am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday; closed Monday

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