Your guide to prawning for petits in Singapore
Want to enjoy some good old fashioned fun, Singapore-style? It’s time you try prawning! This popular weekend activity is a crowd-pleaser no matter if you’re young or old, and it’s no surprise why: you get to cook up a delicious feast with your catch, so the seafood stays oh-so-fresh! Rent a rod, pick your lucky spot and some fresh bait, and get ready for day of fishing for shrimp…
This laidback kampung-esque village houses various restaurants and also incorporates space for fun activities like paintball, swan paddling and (what else) prawning, where you get to grill up your catch at the BBQ pits. Perfect for a day trip out away from the hustle and bustle of city life, we say!
ORTO, 81 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769198, e. [email protected]. Open from 9am-3am daily.
Ready to see a different side of Singapore? Pile your littlies in your SUV and trundle over to Farmart for some prawning time. This secluded spot also offers a chance for your kids to interact with a variety of animals (think goats, rabbits, birds, etc.) – they even get to feed them!
[email protected] Splash
Haul in prawns and freshwater lobsters from the ponds at Big Splash. What ups the “fun” factor here is that certain prawns come with colour tags that entitle you to win a mystery prize when you catch them! They even organise children’s fishing parties for your tots to get a truly memorable birthday experience.
[email protected] Splash, #01-30, Block H, Big Splash, 902 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449874, p. 83386530 / 90080201, e. [email protected]. Open 24 hours daily.
Hai Bin Prawning
Would you rather be watching a soccer game on the telly? Well, get the best of both worlds at Hai Bin, where patrons can swig cans of beer as they keep an eagle eye on their twitchy rods (and the kiddies too of course). And if you don’t manage to get a big catch, don’t fret – the friendly folks here will actually give you some frozen prawns to barbecue if you do poorly.
Hai Bin Prawning, at Jurong and Punggol, p. 6265 2598 / 6447 8693, e. [email protected]. Open 24 hours daily.
Jurong Hill Prawn Fishing & Beer Garden
The Village @ Jurong Hill offers you tons of options for a relaxing night out with the family. After you eat your fill of yummy prawns, you might want to sing your heart out at a nearby karaoke spot. Just make sure your family doesn’t cringe in horror when you go out of tune!
Jurong Hill Prawn Fishing & Beer Garden, #01-15 The Village @ Jurong Hill, 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Singapore 629143, p. 6265 2598. Open Mon-Sun, 12pm-12am.
Images: Bottle Tree Park, [email protected], Hai Bin Punggol