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Cost Guide To Prawning Locations In Singapore

You don’t need to go out to sea to catch these crustaceans.


Over the years, the number of prawning locations has increased to reflect the growing popularity of this activity. Compared to dining out at a seafood restaurant, prawning adds a refreshing social element of letting Singaporeans test their fishing skills and catch their own meal.

The activity is accessible for all ages and group dynamics, from a fun and enriching day out with the kids to a chill night out with old classmates. Most of these outlets operate with long hours, and some 24/7, to accommodate everyone including night owls.

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Things To Note About Prawning

With a rod and some bait, we can start fishing for prawns at the prawning ponds. More seasoned customers may come prepared with their own rods and baits. Regardless, we can rent a complimentary rod once we register and pay for the prawning hours.

Free baits such as chicken liver or cockles are given with the rods. However, there are more effective baits such as earthworms and even “shrimp assassin” powder that would really help increase your catch count. These baits usually come with an extra cost. Hack: bring along a razor or small knife to cut up the bait into smaller pieces as we do not need much to lure the prawns.

While it does require luck, prawning can be improved with some adjustment in skills and tactics. First off, the rod comes with a string that is attached with a bob and a hook. After placing the bait on the hook, we proceed to throw the bait into the pond. Do ensure that the attached bob is upright, and you can clearly see the red line above the water. Once the bob goes below water level or you feel a faint tug on the rod, immediately flick the rod upwards to ensure the prawn is hooked.

Most of the time, the outlets’ ponds would also have other crustaceans such as crayfish (yabbies) and shrimps. While the fishing tactics are similar with prawns, we have to be careful and not be pinched by these clawed crustaceans while catching them.

With our catch, we can choose to bring it home to cook or we can have it prepared on the spot by barbecuing ourselves or having it prepared by the chef.

Here are the 7 prawning locations you can visit with your friends and family in the different regions of Singapore.

Central

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Located in the Grassroot Club, [email protected] is located right beside Yio Chu Kang MRT. An outdoor enclosure, [email protected] is operated by Fun at Fish which also operates another outlet at Bugis. At [email protected], there are about three ponds, and the prawns are mixed up with other crustaceans. Based on seasonality, there could even be crabs and lobster available for fishing.

Apart from prawning, there are other experiences for customers such as fish SPA and even a children pond for “long kang” fishing experience.

Cost of prawning for Freshwater Big Head Prawn with Yabbies: Students – $12/hr. Adults – $18 for an hour, $29 for 2 hours and $36 for 3 hours. Hourly cards are available at $55 for 5 hours and $105 for 10 hours.

Cost of prawning for Seawater Tiger Prawn with Lobster: Students – $14/hr. Adults – $20 for an hour, $32 for 2 hours and $42 for 3 hours. Hourly card is available at $105 for 8 hours.

Opening Hours: Daily from 9.00 am to 6.00am

Location: 190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 Singapore 568046

#2 [email protected]+

The first prawning outlet to offer indoor air-conditioning, [email protected]+ is the second outlet by Fun at Fish. Located on the 7th floor of Bugis+, the area is spacious with two large indoor ponds for prawning. There are special timings to look out for if we wish to fish for some crabs or lobsters. On Sundays 3pm and Fridays and Saturdays 10pm, crabs and lobster will be released into the ponds.

Likewise, the Bugis+ outlet also has a “longkang” pond right outside the indoor area.

Cost of prawning Saltwater Tiger Prawn, Big Head Prawn with Freshwater Yabbies: Students – $12/hr. Adults – $18 for an hour, $28 for 2 hours and $35 for 3 hours. Hourly card is available at $105 for 10 hours.

Opening Hours: Daily from 9.00 am to 6.00am

Location: 201 Victoria St, Singapore 188067, Bugis+ Level 7

North

#3 Orto

A popular prawning location in the Sembawang area, Orto opens daily for 24 hours to accommodate all prawning enthusiast. The centre is also the largest prawning facility in Singapore with 9 ponds mixed with Big Head Prawn and Yabbies.

Cost of prawning Big Head Prawn and Yabbies: $20 for an hour, $30 for 2 hours, $36 for 3 hours, $108 for 10 hours.

Opening Hours: Daily for 24 hours

Location: 81 Lorong Chencharu #01-01 Singapore 769198

East

#4 Hai Bin Punggol

Another 24 hours prawning location, Hai Bin Punggol is a popular hangout for the younger generation families living in the Punggol estate. With a cool sheltered outdoor area, there are a total of four ponds in the facility.

The prawn in the pond depends on seasonality. Changes in the prawns will usually be publicised on Hai Bin Punggol Facebook page.

Cost of Prawning: $20 for an hour, $36 for 3 hours

Opening Hours: Daily for 24 hours

Location: 6 Tebing Lane #01-04 Punggol, Singapore 828835

#5 Dbest Fishing

Dbest Fishing is not just a prawning location but the largest pay to fish facility in Singapore. In the facility, there are 4 fishing pools and 1 prawning area. The fishing pools are all located outdoors, with the main pool up to the size of 5 hectares. On the other hand, the prawning area for Dbest is located indoors with air-conditioning.

Cost of Prawning: $20 for an hour, $33 for 2 hours, $42 for 3 hours

Prawning Opening Hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm, Weekends & PH – 9.00am to 12.00am (Location is opened 24 hours daily.)

Location: 90 Pasir Ris Central (Pasir Ris Town Park), Singapore 519635

#6 Ammel Prawning

One of the younger prawning establishments, Ammel Prawning has two main prawning ponds. The second prawning facility in Punggol, the ponds mainly comprise a mix of river prawns and yabbies. Located in Marina Country Club, Ammel prawning is a semi outdoor enclosure with an unobstructed sea facing view. Catching the sunset while prawning would be an ideal outing with families and friends.

Cost of Prawning: $18 for an hour, $36 for 3 hours, $100 for 10 hours

Opening Hours: Daily for 24 hours

Location: No.11 Northshore drive Marina country club, 828670

West

#7 ATC Fishing Village

Located at Jurong Hill, ATC Fishing Village is a popular destination for the westies. The facility is open-air and fully sheltered. The location has about 5 ponds that are mixed with prawns and yabbies. Based on seasonality, there could even be crabs available for fishing. These seasonal catches would be publicised on ATC Fishing Village Facebook page.

Cost of Prawning: $20 for an hour, $36 for 3 hours. Hourly card is available at $100 for 10 hours.

Opening Hours: Daily for 24 hours

Location: 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim Singapore, Singapore 629143

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