Singapore Turf Club - Singapore or JB
Singapore Turf Club is geographically located at latitude 1° 25' 21" North of the Equator and longitude 103° 45' 43" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Singapore. Singapore Turf Club the only Singapore Horse Racecourse. In 1842 sees the formation of the Singapore Sporting Club by a group of racing enthusiasts (Gamblers). And in 1843, the first race took place on 23 February 1843. 1942 the Singapore Sporting Club changed its name to Singapore Turf Club, in line with a more clearly defined role. During its varied and colourful past, the racecourse grounds had been used for an array of activities ranging from polo matches to the landing of the first aircraft in Singapore. The Singapore Turf Club moved to its new premises at Kranji in August 1999. Official Opening of the Singapore Racecourse on 4 March 2000 by the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr S R Nathan. Inaugural running of the million Singapore Airlines International Cup. The 2,000 metre-(1¼ miles) long and 31 metres wide left-handed oval-shaped sand-based racetrack at Kranji is turfed with El-Toro Zoysia, a grass patented by the University of California and is reinforced with netlon fibres. Given the high rainfall in Singapore, the track's sand base will prevent water logging and will provide a good racing surface throughout the year. An ideal camber on the home turns and a slight incline on the 400 metres home straight will make exciting finishes a regular feature at the new racecourse. Tracks Training is conducted on either one of the four excellent tracks - 1) a 1,500m long, 25m wide fibresand track (with a 6m wide sand track outside) on the inside of the turf track; 2) a 1,330m long, 20m wide sand track; 3) a 1,000m long 10m wide sand track outside of the backstraight of the turf track and 4) a 500m long 8m wide trotting sand track in the Infield. Getting to Singapore Turf Club MRT: The Kranji MRT station is located adjacent to the MRT Plaza entrance of the racecourse. MRT trains operate at regular intervals and the MRT network connects the racecourse to major areas of Singapore. Taxis: The taxi drop-off point is located within close proximity of the entrance to the Upper Grandstand. Private Cars and motorcycles: The four-storey Main Carpark can accommodate 2,400 cars. The parking fee is per entry. Parking fee can be paid at the Payment Booth by either Stored Value Card (SVC) or cash. Free parking for motorcycles. It is by Woodlands Road, near Sungei Mandai, near Woodlands Avenue 3, near Turf Club Avenue, near To Kranji War Memorial. The following locations related to it are represented by the the shortest path as the crow would fly between any two points and may not be nearest by road.
Hostel One66 is about 1.9km, Grand Paradise Hotel is about 4.1km, Puteri Pan Pacific is about 4.3km, Merlin Inn is about 4.3km, Merlin Inn North is about 4.4km. These are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Singapore Turf Club.
The Woodgrove is about 2.2km, Causeway Point is about 3km, Yew Tee Shopping Centre is about 3.2km, Lot 1 JB Waterfront City is about 3.5km, Vista Point is about 3.7km. These are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Singapore Turf Club.
Kranji War Memorial is about 0.7km, Lido Beach is about 3.6km, Night Safari is about 3.7km, Singapore Zoological Gardens is about 3.9km, Zoo Johor is about 3.9km. These are places of interest (attraction) located near Singapore Turf Club.
Singapore American School is about 1.3km, Marsiling Primary School is about 1.8km, Fuchun Primary School is about 1.8km, Fuchun Secondary School is about 1.9km, Woodlands Primary School is about 2km. These are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Singapore Turf Club.
Jalan Rasok Park is about 0.8km, Woodlands Town Garden is about 2km, Woodlands Town Park East is about 2.4km, National Orchid Garden is about 3km, Kranji Way Park is about 3.3km. These are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Singapore Turf Club.