ORTO at Yishun is a 24-hour, 7 football field-sized leisure park with family-friendly activities such as fishing, prawning, trampoline park, eco-tours and more!
Photo Credits: ORTO
Venue: 81 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769198
Opening Hours: 24 hours
A hidden leisure venue in Singapore for families, the 24-hour ORTO is easily accessible via Khatib MRT and boast many family-friendly activities ranging from eco-tours to a high-energy trampoline park! There is also no lack of food options, making a great place for a full-day family outing!
Let us share our family's guide to visiting ORTO and what you can expect at this exciting venue!
Prawning @ ORTO
Photo Credit: Prawning at ORTO Facebook
Opening Hour: 24hrs Daily
Pricing: 1hr ($20), 2hrs ($30), 3hrs ($36), 10hrs ($108)
One of the largest prawning facility in Singapore, Prawning at ORTO is open 24 hours daily with 10 ponds for you to enjoy the experience of catching your own seafood! Do note that not all ponds are open at the same time and you will be assigned to a pond when you arrive.
Families with little or no experiences, and are looking for a family fun time will be glad to know that rods and baits are provided, so you can just come without any equipment. For those with your own rods, you are also welcome to use them too. Pricing is by per rod per hour. For those with younger kids, we suggest sharing a rod as they may not have the patience to hang around for the entirety of the session.
To add to the excitement, selected prawns will be tagged and lucky customers will be entitled to a free spin for a chance to win attractive cash and prizes too! There will also be an electric grill* within the venue for you to grill your catches too!
*Note that the electric grill may be unavailable due to COVID measures. We understand that a plastic bag is provided for you to bring back your catches if it is not available.
Longkang Fishing @ ORTO
Video from our visit in 2017, do note that some information in the video may not be up-to-date.
Opening Hours: 10 am - 8 pm (Sat, Sun and PH), check Facebook for School Holidays opening hours.
Pricing: $12 nett per child
We first visited the Longkang Fishing at ORTO in 2017. A popular past-time for children in the 60s, this nostalgic experience will surely get the kids excited as they go into the waters to try catch as many fishes as possible.
You don't have to bring any equipment as the $12 fee per child includes a net and tank. You can bring home the fishes (guppies) caught in the tank provided (nets are to be returned).
The pond is non-slip and ranges in depths of 10cm to 30cm to cater to kids of different ages and height. From our experience, we suggest this activity for kids from 3 years old. Parents can assist and help their kids but are not allowed into the pond or to actively catch the fishes.
And if the kids get too dirty or wet, there are toilets nearby for them to wash-up and get changed too. If you are thinking of keeping the fishes as pets, do note that they cannot survive in tap water (due to the chlorine) and you will either need a dechlorinator or to leave the water out for at least 48 hours.
Fishing Paradise @ ORTO
Photo Credits: Paradise Fishing at ORTO Facebook
Opening Hours: 24hrs Daily
Pricing: Check pricing guide below
At the heart of ORTO lies a huge fishing pond that caters to families and fishing enthusiasts. Pre-COVID, it was a popular spot for large family and friends to gather while enjoying fishing. It is still popular but groups are smaller due to the SMM measures in place.
At Fishing Paradise, families can simply walk-in for fishing, subjected to availability. Unless you are looking for a fishing guide, which will be by appointment only. Fishing equipment and baits are available for rental and purchase, but you are free to bring your own too.
Fishing in the main pond starts from $12 an hour or $60 for 12 hours, and at the beginner pond at $5 per catch and release. Do note that only food fishes like seabass, mangrove jack and toman can be brought back, certain fishes have to be released back into the pond.
Katapult Trampoline Park
Photo Credits: Katapult
Singapore's first trampoline park in a park, Katapult, is nestled in the lush greenery and tranquil ambience of ORTO leisure park. It is a massive 14,000 square-foot indoor trampoline facility with multiple play zones for kids (and adults) to have fun at!
7 stations awaits - ranging from a free fall drop 3 metres high, a slam dunking zone, a wall run and an enclose area for some dodgeball fun!
Pricing starts from $15 for an hours play and $28 for 2 hours on non-peak period, and $19 for an hours play and $35 for 2 hours on peak period
Ground-Up Initiative (GUI)
Photo Credits: Ground-Up Initiative
Opening Hours: 9 am - 12 pm (Mon - Sat), 9 am - 12 pm (Sun)
Pricing: Depending on programme
A non-profit society, Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) is on a mission to connect people with nature, self and others. The organisation organises various workshops that are suitable for families - these includes farming, crafting and much much more! Do look out for the holiday programmes too as they often organise really interesting activities for the kids and families.
Ground-Up Initiative is located next to the entrance of ORTO (not within the main F&B and attractions area). The address is 91 Lorong Chencharu Singapore 769201
Photo Credits: EcoTrail Singapore
Opening Hours: Weekends & Holidays (9 am - 5 pm)
Pricing: $21 (Ongoing Early Bird Promo), $25 (U.P.)
Located within the compounds of Ground-Up Initiative, is an activity to bring the kids to a lighthearted educational nature trail across 2.6 hectares of lush private farmland! This 1.5hr guided tour happens on weekends and holidays from 9 am to 5 pm.
Kids will get to learn about the Plant & Water Ecosystem, Animal Ecosystem and Insect Ecosystem. Or simply, the kids will enjoy the experience of interacting with different animals and pick up new knowledge too!
The tour will cover about 2km (in 1.5hours) and is suitable for kids 3 years old and above.
Photo Credits: Diggersite
Opening Hours: Weekdays (except Tue) : 11:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 9:00am-8:00pm
Pricing: Depending on program
Diggersite offers a unique experience for families and kids! It is one-of-a-kind edutainment centre that provides realistic experience in operating small scale construction machinery. Children will get to put on construction safety helmets and will get to operate machinery!
Apart from just the construction machinery experience, Diggersite at ORTO also organises thematic activities and these have been very popular with families who visit over Halloween, Christmas and more! Stay tune to their social media pages for the latest events.
Heavenly Glamping @ ORTO
Opening Hours: Daily
Pricing: $650 (Limited time 50% Off promotion available on BYKidO, while stocks last)
Heavenly Glamping offers Singapore First Air-Conditioned Glamping Site in Singapore, ORTO Glamping Site, facing beautiful scenery, overlooking a fish lake. There's a total of 5 Luxury bell tent with 3 queen beds and a BBQ pit provided.
Let's embark on a luxury outdoor glamping adventure and escape the bustling city of Singapore by staying at ORTO Kampung Kampus! Families will get to sleep under the stars in a spacious luxury bell tent equipped with queen size beds, portable fans, and other amenities to provide you with the most comfortable camping experience. This worry-free outdoor adventure is the perfect activity for first-time campers seeking a special overnight getaway.
Dining @ ORTO
There are plenty of dining options at ORTO where you can enjoy a meal while seated outdoors facing the scenic pond and under the sky. The venue is also great for parents to enjoy a drink or 2 too.
Photo Credits: BKK Bistro & Bar
One of the most popular choices will be BKK Bistro & Bar that serves 80-cent Thai boat noodles - you will spot a queue as well as high stacks of bowls on each table. Other popular options at ORTO are Mookata, Tasty Loong by Chef Pung and SGMY.
For more details on the dining options, click here.
Getting To ORTO
Park Map from ORTO (does not show the most updated list of tenants)
While it may seem like an "ulu" place, ORTO is actually quite convenient as it is located within 10mins walking distance from Khatib MRT. Drivers will also be pleased to know that parking is free!
By MRT: Take the North-South (Red) Line and alight at Khatib MRT station. Upon exiting the gantry, turn to your left, towards Exit B and continue walking for about 8 minutes.
By BUS: Alight at Yishun Avenue 2 bus stop opposite Yishun Stadium. Bus Services: 39, 85, 117, 851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 857, 858, 965 and 969.
By CAR: Enter via Lor. Chencharu via Sembawang Road. While it may seem like you are going nowhere, you will start to see the entrance towards the end of the road. Did we mention, parking is free?