The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival 2019: Five More Fun Days To Go!

Grab your thrill-seeking friends!

All good things come to an end so grab your thrill-seeking friends to  The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival. It has been around since Dec 2018 and its last day is on 24 Mar 2019. Five days left!!

IMG-20181230-WA0001 editedMy weekend in Singapore just got so much more excited since I walked passed by with my friends at this carnival last Jan 2019. Since then, I have been there for four times! It is usually when I have visitors to show around Singapore, then this is one of the exciting place that I’d like to bring them to. The weather has been fantastic. It is amazing how the whole carnival evolves as the sun sets – the neon lights truly brought the whole evening to life!

At our first visit, we just walked around the carnival site and I was glad to see various games, rides and instagram-friendly set-ups on site! I was jumping with joy to see all the cuddly soft toys for prizes and they were of high quality! On our next visits only then we started playing some games and shouting our lungs off on some rides. Most of my housemates won a bunch of plushies especially the guys from playing their fave basketball challenge.

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It was indeed a memorable time of the year for us and it truly made my first Singapore Carnival experience colourful and sparkling with joy! If you’ve never been there before, you better catch its last 5 days before it kisses you goodbye!

THE RIDES

Among all the 19 rides, I have only tried two:

  1. WAVE SWINGER
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    Photo by Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

    This is like the centrepiece of the entire carnival. Wave Swinger hails from Italy and is making its appearance for the first time in Southeast Asia. If you take a closer look at the many vividly coloured panels – you’ll spot painted murals of landmarks across the globe like the Eiffel Tower, Colosseum and even Singapore’s very own Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Sands. Once you’re done admiring its artsy side, dash on the single or double swing chairs. You’ll be whirled around in the air,  giving you a bird’s-eye view of the entire carnival. Thrill factor: 7/10. Despite its charming appearance, the ride is deceptively scary. It starts off leisurely but goes into top speed halfway, where you’ll be swung “out” at a steep angle.

  2. JUMPER JUMPERI so love this graffiti-themed Jumper Jumper. I’ve done this ride twice and I managed to take a video at the second time! One of the best memory for keeps! (Got some serious love hate relationship with my phone after this) .

    Thrill factor for me is 8/10. From the moment you’re strapped up, you’ll feel as if you’re riding a furious bull in a rodeo, in time with a catchy beat. The gravity-defying jumps will make your stomach lurch, so erm..try not to ride this on a full stomach.

THE FOOD

Photo by Marina Bay Carnival

You don’t have to worry if you come with an empty stomach as you can lounge at the food area and get serenaded with live-bands while cooling down with a pint or soda – which ever suits you best!

THE PRICES

Some people frankly made it seem like it’s an absolute rip-off and that no one should go or something but I thought my experience was rather pleasant. You just have to do your research and plan your money right.

For us, we walked around and ‘prioritised’ which rides we wanted to sit on or what games we wanted to play. Basically strategising how exactly we wanted to spend our money. FOOD WAS NOT CONSIDERED AT ALL (I don’t understand (and probably never will) people who go for carnivals and get food and complain about how it’s a rip-off. Of course it’s a rip-off. Go for the main attractions) .

I also heard that you can get early bird discounts online. Keep an eye on this when the carnival returns in its next edition. Here’s a reference for you on the pricelist:

Details on Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

  • Entry fee: FREE
  • Price of Credits: S$1 for 1 credit
  • Date: 22nd Dec 2018 to 24th March 2019
  • Operating hours: 4pm to 11pm daily (Last entry at 10:30pm)
  • Address: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
  • Nearest MRT: Bayfront, Downtown MRT (Downtown and Circle Line)
  • By Bus: 1, 97, 97E, 106, 133, 400, 402, 513, 653, 655, 657, 661, 662, 664, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670, 982E
  • Nearest Carparks: Marina Bay Sands, Red Dot Design Museum (Wilson carpark), Marina Bay Financial Centre, OUE Building

Author: Aby

Hey there! I'm Aby. I am a Filipino based in Singapore for 6 years now. Physically fit, hungry to learn and become better. As much as I would want to live a simple life, I just can’t help to urge myself to go out, grab opportunities, talk to people, travel as far and as wide as possible, sleep on the floor if I have to or find out how people live, eat and cook. I want to see the world and learn from wherever I go. I want to boost my self-confidence and become a story-teller from all the places and circumstances I’ve been through. I want to do whatever stuffs I love and gratify my restless roaming & artistic spirit.

29 thoughts on “The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival 2019: Five More Fun Days To Go!”

  1. I love fairs when there is fun, eating and a unique and incredibly simple and cheerful way of being together.

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  2. The waveswinger is always my favorite carnival ride. It certainly looks like a good time. Sorry I won’t get a chance to visit Singapore before it ends. From the looks of it, everyone there should go and check it out!

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  3. I love carnivals and have been to SG. It looks like a great combination of to dos when we go back there. Detailed list too. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Michael. This is the second edition. Catch up the third one if you are around…should around Dec 2019 to Mar 2020 🙂

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  4. I love carnivals haha we have one in arizona that comes around in the fall every year. It looks and sounds like you had a blast. Thanks for sharing

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  5. This carnival looks like so much fun! It’s been a while since we have gone to the fair or any other carnival. The food looks better there at that one than any I have gone to though!

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  6. I’m really glad you enjoyed yourself! The food looked so yummy! I would never have gotten on the wave slinger. Even if others didn’t like it it’s looked super fun and agian I’m glad you enjoyed yourself

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  7. It’s smart that you were able to strategize. I do think it’s easy to get ripped off if you don’t plan carefully how you WANT to spend your money.

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  8. Looks like you had amazing time with your friends. This carnival looks superb to enjoy with friends and family I would love to attend the 3rd addition which you mentioned above. Thanks for sharing detailed review about this carnival

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  9. So inggit! It has been such a long time since I had been to Singapore. I want to be able to bring the entire family there. I cannot really enjoy much by myself.

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