ORTO and HomeTeamNS Khatib | Home Tourist Photo Essay 10

ORTO and HomeTeamNS Khatib
ORTO 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 too, 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. Over the years, I’ve passed by it quite a couple of times too.

Strangely, though, 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 …


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 during my visit felt the same way too.

Evening Stroll at ORTO

ORTO main entrance.
The entrance at the car park.
ORTO Restaurants
Some of the restaurants.
ORTO Khatib
Terrace seating there about at the heart of ORTO. 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 to try at Bubu Seafood Restaurant.
Longkang Fishing @ ORTO
Longkang Fishing! Excited squeals and splashing everywhere!
Prawning @ ORTO / Bistro V
The popular ORTO 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)

Update May 2022: Time flies! Has it nearly been two years since I visited? Popped by last week and finally managed to get closer to the Fishing Paradise.

ORTO Fishing Pond
I might be imagining things but those coconut trees look exactly the same. Down to the nuts! (I must be going nuts)
ORTO Tasty Loong Restaurant
There’s quite a resort feel to the whole area.

ORTO Yishun has closed as of Jun 2023. Here’s a final look at this beloved recreational park. ORTO has also shifted to 27 West Coast Highway.


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 truly 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 HometeamNS Khatib
Lastly, an external shot of Fitness Workz, located on the second floor. This overlooks the swimming pool.
Access Information

If you’re heading to HometeamNS Khatib by car, do note that the car park is only accessible via a new road named Yishun Walk.

This short road is off Yishun Ave 2, BEFORE Khatib Station and right after ORTO. If you are beside Khatib Station, you’ve already missed it.

Update 2022:

HometeamNS Khatib Yishun N8 Park Entrance
Entrance to the clubhouse from Yishun N8 park

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
Visiting ORTO and the new HomeTeamNS Khatib clubhouse. These recreational facilities really add life to the Yishun South area.

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