SINGAPORE: Go-kart racing may be a possibility at Marina Bay, said Parliamentary Secretary Teo Ser Luck at the inaugural go-kart event in Sengkang West on Sunday.
But what is definite for now is that go-karting will be introduced in the heartlands, leading up to the Formula One race in Singapore in September next year.
As part of Sengkang West National Day Carnival, a street was closed to allow go-karting within an HDB estate.
Mr Teo said: "When you have a go-kart carnival like that, you will have display booths. We can then bring in the F1 literature and information to the heartlands and let them understand it better and appreciate the F1 race that's coming up next year.
"The possibility is there for any heartlands that have their roads available. We'll plan it out as soon as we can."
To make go-karting possible along the Sengkang Eastway, MPs from Ang Mo Kio and Pasir-Ris-Punggol GRCs collaborated and tested the circuit themselves.
Organisers spent about three months putting this event together and because it was using a public street near flats, they had to get permits from authorities like the Housing and Development Board and the Traffic Police.
The go-kart activity is expected to be introduced across the island, possibly in areas like Nee Soon South, other parts of Sengkang and even Marina Bay.
"Marina Bay go-karting is a possibility, it's a good idea, but we still need to see if the circuit itself is suitable for a go-kart vehicle and whether the public is receptive to the whole idea," said Mr Teo.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who officiated the carnival, gave the race a miss but decided to get a feel of being inside a go-kart.
And his experience showed he much preferred racing in the gaming world.