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  • Writer's pictureDainty Living

Marina Bay Carnival 2018

Updated: May 12, 2020

Here it is! Singapore's largest outdoor carnival is back! Each year, Prudential Insurance Inc. hosts the awe-inspiring Marina Bay Carnival during Christmas season and this is one of the major highlights when you celebrate Christmas in Singapore! You are lucky if you are visiting SG early next year because this carnival is open until 24 March 2019!

It has been raining recently for the past few days, so I really planned the best time for us to visit this festive carnival.

You will be welcomed by the bright and flashy entrance arch! There's no need to pay for an entrance fee, however, you will need to purchase the carnival card and load credits so you can enjoy over 40 rides and games that are waiting for you! Rides and games cost from 5 sgd to 14 sgd. 

The first ride I saw is the Wave Swinger. You and your family can try this a little-bit-of-a-thrill ride. It looks fun and definitely it will be more amusing once you get to try this ride!

Wave Swinger

There are other rides that are family friendly too, such as Bounce and Spin, Euro Coaster, Bump Cars, Jungle River, Pony Express, Rockin' Tug, Shark Coaster and Tea Cup!

Euro Coaster

If you are with your kids, these are best for them - Dumbo, Formula 3000, Inflatable Slide, Mini Flume and Train.

Inflatable Slide

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is known for its extreme and thrill rides. I can still remember last year there was this Mach 5 ride that will undeniably satisfy your thirst for an electrifying and scary ride! It is back again this year and people are still coming back for more.

Mach 5 (photo for Prudential Marina Bay Carnival)

The Mach 5 is the tallest ride at the Marina Bay Carnival. It is standing 55m tall (or 16 storeys high). This ride originated from United Kingdom and this is certainly not for the faint-hearted ones! It spins both clockwise and counter-clockwise mid-air and it is said that the speed can be up to 130km/hr.

Star Flyer (left) behind is Mach 5 (right)

You can also try the Das Fun Schiff or to us, is similar to the Sea Dragon.

Das Fun Schiff

Other rides for the risk takers include Jumper Jumper, Freak Out (Spring Break) and Star Flyer.

I will definitely Freak Out if I ride this one!
Freak Out (Spring Break)

This new ride to the carnival is exhilarating as you start slow and low to high and fast-spinning up in the air. I will definitely freak out if take this ride!

Freak Out (Spring Break)

The Star Flyer is the taller version of the Wave Swinger. Very similar, the only difference is that you are 35-metre above the ground!

Star Flyer

Star Flyer (left) and Mach 5 (right)

Jumper Jumper

If you aren't a fan of these rides, you can join their fun games! If you are lucky enough (like me!), you could get some cute and lovely prizes!

I'd say there are more rides and games this year. If you are in Singapore, don't ever forget to swing by at the carnival! Also, don't ever eat too much before taking the rides!

OPENING DATES 22 December 2018 to 24 March 2019

OPENING HOURS 4pm to 11pm daily (Last entry at 10:30pm) (Extended hours for New Year’s Eve, 4pm to 2am)

BLACKOUT DATES 18th January 2019 24th January 2019, 4-7pm 15th February 2019, 4-7pm


Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970

NEAREST MRT: Bayfront, Downtown MRT (Downtown and Circle Line)


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