Another avenue for karting fans, this time located strategically in Bukit Timah
The latest fun karting circuit is set to open in Turf City, Bukit Timah next month. The Karting Arena @ Bukit Timah will be Singapore’s first ever, permanent electric karting track, and is the most centrally located circuit in the city.
The new S$1.3 million circuit features a 545-metre long track with 11 turns, consisting of a combination of sweeping corners, a hairpin and a chicane near the end of the lap. The 8-metre wide track, currently the widest in Singapore, even has multiple overtaking points that makes for an amazingly fun and safe circuit.
The new track will only run electric karts (Birel electric karts), making it the first permanent electric karting track that is environmentally friendly in Singapore. The new electric karts are the fastest accelerating karts in the market; they outperform traditional gasoline-powered karts, provide superior acceleration and consistent performance without the noise, fumes and mess associated with conventional gasoline karts.
The Karting Arena @ Bukit Timah also brings to the industry a whole new level of hi-tech driver oriented timing systems, specially designed for the best kart circuits in the world - it is the first karting circuit in Singapore to introduce the Race App, offering drivers a host of profile features, including automated queuing system, lap times and live race results, which can be shared directly via e-mail and social media.
This facility is managed by Havelock Management and founded by Singapore racing icon in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA), Yuey Tan, together with former Singapore Olympic swimmer and sports veteran, Kenneth Yeo, and local presenter and race driver Claire Jedrek.
Rates for individual fun karting experience starts from SGD25.00 per session for 10 minutes – approximately 20 laps. Corporate and customised events are available with rates starting from SGD1,400.00 per hour. The venue will be opened until 10.00pm on operating days, providing a totally different karting experience in the evenings under the floodlights.
For more information on rates, corporate and customised events booking, racing leagues, and track availability at The Karting Arena @ Bukit Timah, visit www.thekartingarena.com.