ORTO and HomeTeamNS Khatib | Home Tourist Photo Essay 10

ORTO and HomeTeamNS KhatibORTO and HomeTeamNS Khatib at Yishun South.



Evening stroll and dinner at ORTO, and the newly opened HomeTeamNS Khatib clubhouse.


Right, back to my local tourist photo essay series. Which seems appropriate, given all the recent rediscover Singapore campaigns and hype.

Appropriate, and doable, with the “virus of a generation” finally on some sort of retreat in Singapore. Not that I haven’t been going out since June, but it just didn’t feel too right to go about exploring the country till of late? (Am I making sense?)

As for the locations, ORTO at Yishun South has been around for a while and I’ve briefly written about it in a Visit SG listicle of mine. I passed by it quite frequently too. Strangely, however, I’ve only ever been inside once. I’ve never even tried any of the recreational facilities.

Why? Well, it’s because … I have no idea! It’s just one of those things, isn’t it? Like Brits who live near London but never visited? A situation of putting off something because it seems so easy to finally get to doing, but ultimately you don’t, because putting it off is easier …

(Rambling)

As for the swanky new HomeTeamNS Khatib clubhouse, this regrettably suffered a bit of COVID-19 negative publicity over the last few weeks. On that, I have faith in the response crews involved so that incident was nowhere on my mind when I visited. From what I could see, it’s obvious that all visitors felt the same way as me.

Evening Stroll at ORTO

ORTO main entrance.
The entrance at the car park.
ORTO Restaurants
Some of the restaurants.
ORTO multi-recreational park.
Terrace seating there about at the heart of the park. Being surrounded by so much greenery while having a beer must feel great.
In contrast to the eateries, the sporting facilities were deserted, as you can see. I guess it’d still be a while before the crowds return to these. (Sigh)
Bubu Seafood Restaurant - Yishun
Lots of spicy local seafood delights on offer at Bubu Seafood Restaurant.
Longkang Fishing @ ORTO
Longkang Fishing! Excited squeals and splashing everywhere!
Prawning @ ORTO / Bistro V
The popular prawning pools and Bistro V.
ORTO Fishing Paradise
Last but not least, the fishing area, referred to on the official map as Fishing Paradise. Regrettably, I couldn’t get nearer as only paying anglers were permitted entry. (COVID measures, I guess)

Onto HometeamNS Khatib

Of note, the main entrance facing the drive-in is currently still barricaded. I had to walk in from the side entrance next to Yishun Avenue 2.



T-Play Khatib.
T-Play HomeTeamNS Khatib. This huge indoor adventure looks fascinating to me! And they have a miniature of the famed SG dragon playground!
SPF and SCDF Milestones.
Heritage walk? With milestones of the SPF and SCDF on display.
HomeTeamNS Khatib Swimming Pool.
The lovely swimming area.
Singapore HomeTeamNS Berets
The most noteworthy feature of the clubhouse i.e. over a hundred HomeTeam berets on display. A (mini) challenge of sorts for Singaporeans too. As in, how many can you identify?
HomeTeamNS Khatib Restaurants.
The family restaurants facing the drive-in.
Adventure HQ Khatib
The soon-to-open Adventure HQ. This will definitely be popular with the energetic and the dexterous! (As a Mage, though, I’d probably embarrass myself if I have a go …)

Incidentally, I had dinner at Saizeriya. Lovely service and really affordable food, although I was a little disappointed the Drinks Bar wasn’t operating. (More Covid-19 measures, haiz)

Saizeriya Pasta Carbonara.
The Pasta Carbonara I had at Saizeriya. A little on the watery side, but it was yummy enough.
Fitness Workz Khatib
Lastly, an external shot of Fitness Workz, located on the second floor. This overlooks the swimming pool.


All shots taken with my Canon EOS 1300D i.e. a recent gift and my current backup camera.


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ORTO and HomeTeamNS Khatib | Home Tourist Photo Essay 10
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ORTO and HomeTeamNS Khatib | Home Tourist Photo Essay 10
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Evening stroll, followed by dinner, at ORTO and the newly opened HomeTeamNS Khatib clubhouse.
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Geek, gamer, writer, movie lover, photographer, and occasional graphic artist. I like to consider myself a one-stop content creator of sorts. But the truth is, I obsess over too many hobbies.

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