Monday, March 29, 2010

Prawn Fishing - RT/WW

Yippee! A prawn!

While meeting my friends for a meal at the Bottle Tree Park, I met several Japanese families enjoying their Sunday prawn fishing.

Having arrived in Singapore for slightly over a year, they have found fun ways to spend their weekends on this tiny island.
Waiting patiently for a prawn .....

It costs S$14.50 for an hour of prawn fishing, it's cheaper for 2.5hrs (S$29.00) and 4 hrs (S$43.50). Rods and bait are provided.


After our meal, my friend paid for an hour of prawn fishing. It seems easy but he wasn't able to catch a single prawn after half an hour, but the man above was a pro.... he caught a prawn every 3 minutes! We were so envious, we moved to fish beside him. The prawns just did not want to eat our bait. grrrr.......


We screamed ourselves silly when we caught the first prawn after 40 minutes of waiting. lol... it's like striking lottery.

In the end, we only caught two pathetic prawns.


For young children, there is a unique “Long Kang” (drain) Fishing. Cost per child is S$10 (an hour) which includes a plastic fish tank and a net. I took a peep at several kids' catch of ornamental fishes which consisted of Red Guppy, Ribbons, Swordtail, Goldfish, Molly.

The activities are rewarding, exhilarating, educational and addictive and can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

It sure beats going to the crowded shopping malls. :D






First Commenter - Maurica

39 comments:

  1. ENjoy your week ahead, poor thing la came to visit my blog using wheelchair, hugs!

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  2. Hi ECL! I've never tried this though I've teman a friend before...love prawns! YUmmy hehe! :)

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  3. What a fun way of spending time outdoor. Fishing was one of my hobby when young. It test your patience too.

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  4. This looks like a wonderful place to fish prawn. Because the pond is so small, I feel so safe. :D

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  5. I always notice bottleneck park when into to gym at khatib. Now I really want to go there.

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  6. I remember going to my hometown "parit" to catch fish with my friends when I was in primary school. Free splashing fun! :D

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  7. What do you use for bait to catch prawns?

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  8. Marzie,
    I love eating prawns too. Prawn fishing is too tiring for me, I would rather buy from the market.

    Poor me ah, still got a long way to go before I can walk. boohoohoo...

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  9. sweet jasmine,
    Yes, one needs to have lots of patience when fishing. I would rather spend my time on a different hobby. :)

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  10. Tekkaus,
    It's a man-made prawn pond, it is too small when the place is crowded. Safe for kids to enjoy prawn fishing. :)

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  11. Makoy,
    Make a visit there, free admission. You only pay for the activities.

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  12. Lina,
    Although I live in a kampong (village) when I was young, I did not like outdoor activities or getting myself dirty, so I didn't do any wild stuff. :P

    Come to think of it, my brothers and cousins had unforgettable wild days when they were young. :D

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  13. Don't think I have ever seen people prawn fishing.

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  14. Wow That was very interesting. It sounds like a fun place to spend some time. I don't know what a prawn is. Maybe you could post a picture sometime. Thanks

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  15. i'm sure prawn catching is a fun way to spend some time outdoors with family and friends! :) cool.

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  16. Fishing is so amazing hobby
    But I like it in the open sea with a boat and fishing net and in a nice weather. Oooh it is amazing hobby

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  17. Prawns - how wonderful. For me, it is nice to catch, but it is the fishing that is most wonderful. Beats work any time!

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  18. I have no patience to fish, but my brother does. I rather fish at the market! lol

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  19. haha... looks fun but I rather buy than fish if I'm hungry :D Wanna try that!

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  20. Oh..I didn't know they have these activities over there.. I used to go prawning almost everyday! hahaha! It's been about a year now since I last activity.. Was fun in the beginning but got sick of the prawns later..lol!

    To catch them, you need to have a lil' skill.. not a lot but a lil'. And also luck.. :) Barbecue them with margarine and honey.. Yumm!! Ok, now I feel like prawning again.. ;P

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  21. Well, you know I love seafood, so I'm inn - looks exciting and sounds delicious :-)

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  22. Wow prawns! I love that. Hmmm it seems the catchers are enjoying what they're doing.

    In fairness I love fishing too.

    Have a great day!

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  23. How interesting!! it looks like so much fun, too!!

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  24. Rather an expensive couple of prawns considering that catching them is only the beginning if a meal is in mind.

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  25. Prawn fishing ? I never have heard of that ! they are so small compared to fishes. Anyway I hate fishing I would only fish for yellow plastic geese in a fancy fair, lol !

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  26. We screamed ourselves silly when we caught the first prawn after 40 minutes of waiting. lol... it's like striking lottery. -> ahahaha! you must be so relieved! and yes, very happy! :D

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  27. Wow ECL, this is a really cool place. I will definitely visit this place before we leave.

    How are you by the way my bloggiing buddy? Hope you are recovering well!

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  28. when i was in taipei, i saw some locals fishing for shrimps at a local market. The ones caught were barbequed right there, poor little shrimps.

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  29. i never knew you could do that! although i am a bit sqeemish so prob wouldnt be able to do it myself lol

    Tina from
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  30. Looks like fun! I love prawns. I never get lucky on fishing though so I prefer to get them from the market, lol. But kids will certainly enjoy it.

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  31. This looks like such a fun way to spend an afternoon! Love it! :)

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  32. That sounds like fun to me, not to mention I love prawns, YUMMY!

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  33. Looks like fun!

    MMM! Now I'm very hungery. I like prawns. Maybe I'll buy some for tonights dinner. ;)

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  34. I don't think I've ever seen this before either. It looks very interesting.

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  35. i wouldn't mind going there too and ditch the mall =)

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  36. Looks like fun especially in the water on a hot day.
    Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Easter a bit early ECL.I'm going away for a week.Take care and try to rest as much as possible.

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  37. Thanks ECL! For participating in Ruby Tuesday. We eat prawns here, I've never caught one! Ha! :)

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  38. After reading the post, I suppose it takes much practice, skills and luck to catch a prawn every 3 minutes!

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