Prudential Marina Bay Carnival: What you can expect from this family-friendly attraction

By Elisa Chia   — December 15, 2017
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    It’s touted as Singapore’s “biggest carnival” and it doesn’t disappoint.

    The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival occupies an area the size of 3.5 football fields and is held at the Promontory and Bayfront Event Space. They’re about 15-minute walking distance apart.

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    It is, in fact, a travelling funfair, owned and operated by an international community of showmen of 22 nationalities.

    It has been enthralling and delighting audiences at the biggest fairs and carnivals around the world, such as Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park and The Great European Carnival in Hong Kong.

    This is the first time it has come to Singapore.

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    Admission is free, but there are charges for the rides and game booths which range from $4 to $14.

    Among the highlights is the Star Flyer. Located at the Promontory, it is a tower ride that takes you 35m high and gives a 360-degree view of the Marina Bay skyline.

    Kids have to be at least 1.2m to go on it, but there are many other rides and entertainment to keep the preschoolers very happy!

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    Get them onboard this Rockin Tug boat for a swooshing good time!

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    Also at the Promontory is a trampoline and bouncy castle where young children can bounce to their heart’s content.

    You use a store-value card to pay for each attraction.

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    Over at the Bayfront Event Space, the young ones will love to spin around, go up and down on the Gallopers carousel.

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    Little thrill-seekers who are at least 1.2m tall will want to go on the Shark Coaster, a mini roller coaster.

    Related: Diggersite at Orto leisure park in Yishun

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    For the tough daddies and mummies: the Mach 5 awaits. It towers 55m above ground, spinning you upside-down and backwards in the air and hitting speeds of 96kmh in under eight seconds.

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    What’s a carnival without game booths? There are more than a million prizes, such as licensed plushies from Marvel, Pixar and Dreamworks.

    You’ll find game booths at both the Promontory and Bayfront Event Space.

     

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    Don’t worry about going hungry or thirsty here. There are more than 20 food options, including burgers, pasta, satay and desserts.

    The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is open till April 1, from 4pm to 11pm daily, except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, when it is open from 3pm to 2am.

    For more details and to buy your store-value card online, visit www.marinabaycarnival.sg.

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