RUD Karting: Go-Karting Spot In Johor Bahru With Rides From RM55/pax & An Industrial-themed Cafe

RUD Karting, go-kart track in Johor Bahru

For thrill-seekers, burning off steam after a busy week typically involves adventurous activities or hikes up scenic trails. Go-karting is among the list, as it serves up its share of adrenaline fix that lets those with an adventurous bone in their bodies live out their racing dreams – while abiding by the law, of course.

Over in Johor Bahru, there’s RUD Karting – a buzzing karting centre in Iskandar Puteri with go-kart rides that start at RM55/pax, and with no driver’s license required. Besides speeding down a 840m track, there’s also an in-house cafe here that serves Asian and Western food for you to fuel up after you’ve made your rounds on the track. 

840m racing track with racing karts for riders of different levels

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Located just a 5-minute drive from Sunway Big Box, RUD Karting in Nusajaya is a recently-opened go-kart centre with a 840m racing track comprising 16 thrilling turns. It also opens daily till 2am, for night owls looking for a fun, late-night activity. 

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You won’t have to fret if your only karting experience derives from racing games, as there’s no need to show a driver’s license to drive a kart here. This new karting spot has two types of rental karts – a single-driver basic kart suitable for first-timers and advanced riders, and a two-seater kart for those coming in a pair or parents with kids.

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Basic Kart (RM55 for a 10-minute session) is recommended for first-timers with limited go-karting experience. You can try your hand at zooming around the track at an impressive speed of up to 60km/h.

Twin Kart (RM75 for a 10-minute session) is another option for first-timers here, as this two-seater go-kart with a pair of steering wheels allows budding racers to take on the race tracks with someone else, like their SO, friend or kid by their sides. This go-kart can go up to 55km/h for just-as-thrilling rides.

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For karting regulars, there’s an advanced B Stage Kart (RM70) with a top speed of 70km/h for thrill-seekers to legally live out a Need For Speed scenario in the flesh. 

Those with MyKads can drop by on a weekday between 2pm-6pm to score deals for repeated rides on Basic Kart (RM135/3 sessions) and B Stage Kart (RM195/3 sessions).

Lounge area to rest your feet after a race.
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An industrial-themed cafe & cosy spots to view the race 

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As all adventurous activities are bound to leave you feeling peckish, you’ll be glad to know that RUD Karting has an in-house industrial-themed cafe, RUD Cafe & Bistro, where you can refuel your energy

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Here, you’ll get to pick from Western dishes and snacks such as Grilled Chicken Aglio Oli Pasta (RM23.90), Truffle Alfredo (RM24.90) and Classic Cheese Burger (RM32.90), as well as Truffle Fries (RM12.90) and Salted Egg Chicken Popcorn (RM17.90).

Find smaller bites on their pastry menu – there’s muffins (RM9.90/each) and Homemade Carrot Cake (RM19.90/slice).

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There’s also an in-house tea spot – Gyutea – that serves drinks such as Taro Bobo Black (RM14.90), and Gyula Oolong (RM12.90) with cheese foam.

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Snag a spot to dine at its viewing deck or garden area near the race tracks, that has bean bags and seats scattered around. Or opt to hang out at the lounge next to the starting point of the race tracks, with dining tables and high stools to let you eat your meals properly while catching karts whizzing past. 

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RUD Karting, go-kart spot in Johor Bahru

The next time you’re out of spots to lepak at after a busy week – or in need of a group-bonding activity – drop by RUD Karting. With go-karts catering to riders of various levels, a racetrack with 16 challenging turns, and an in-house cafe, this new karting centre is definitely worth a visit. 

RUD Karting
Address: PTD 200284, Persiaran Medini Sentral 6, Bandar Medini Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri, 79250 Johor
Opening hours: 11am-2am, Daily
Contact: 018-222 6055 | RUD Karting website | Facebook | Instagram 

RUD Cafe & Bistro
Address: PTD 200284, Persiaran Medini Sentral 6, Bandar Medini Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri, 79250 Johor
Opening hours: 11am-12am, Daily

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Cover image adapted from: RUD Karting, Azizi Buzz / Google Maps, @syhadanryan

This article was originally published on 12th March 2021. Last updated on 11th November 2022.