Get ready to close the year with an awesome time as Singapore’s biggest carnival pitches camp at the iconic Marina Bay! From this December, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival transforms 25,0001 square metres of the city’s business centre into a giant wonderland for ardent lovers of thrill rides, carnival games, and delicious cuisines. Occupying The Promontory and Bayfront Event Space, this unprecedented carnival will comprise more than 40 rides and games – many of which have been brought into Singapore from various European countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, for the very first time to excite thrill-seekers and revelers young and old. This includes The Star Flyer, the tower ride that enables visitors to take in an uninhibited 360˚ view of the Singapore skyline from a 35-metres height while experiencing the sensation of flying. Another that would challenge the bravest of us is The Booster Maxx, an ultimate thrill ride which stands at a whopping 55 metres above ground rotating at a speed that can reach 96km/hour under eight seconds. Families can also enjoy timeless classics such as the Log Flume with its gentle turns before heading down to a big splash at the end, the Das Fun Schiff pirate ship that takes riders on a voyage as the vessel soars high above while swinging back and forth, and the Apple Coaster where little ones can buckle up and get their first orientation to a rollercoaster ride. Log Flume image courtesy of Prudential Marina Bay Carnival Any carnival will never be complete without skill games coupled with attractive plush toys. The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival will see Singapore’s largest ever collection of more than 30 carnival game stalls catering to adults and children of all ages, with 1,200,000 licensed plush toys up for grabs. Mr Barnabas Chia, Lead of the Organising Team behind the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, said: “We want to hark back to the good old times where the entire family would have an amazing day out at an amusement park, but maintaining a low price point for the enjoyment of all. Working with overseas fairground experts, it is an opportunity to present a never-before carnival experience in the heart of Singapore’s city centre to celebrate with our community. We hope that the accessible, affordable, quality entertainment at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival will bring fun, laughter and many memorable moments to visitors of all ages.” Besides exploring the many rides and games on the carnival ground, visitors can also look forward to a rich and varied line-up of programmes. The organisers have gathered an eclectic collective of youth bands and DJ performances, ventriloquism acts and carolling groups, and even fitness enthusiasts to invite active participation at the Bay. Independent voices in the local music scene will also be packing a hefty punch on stage. Immerse in the adrenaline and energy from home-grown musicians such as pop punk artiste Falling Feathers, petite powerhouse Kexin Tay, hip-hop rapper TheLionCityBoy, and rising star Jasmine Sokko as they reel in the crowd with their blistering sets and repertoire. With the carnival in full swing, let’s not forget the guilty pleasures of making a meal out of fairground favourites like curly fries, sizzling sausages, warm melted raclette, churros and freshly-popped buttery popcorn. The intrepid gourmand will be spoilt for choice with everything from Michelin-starred offerings to gourmet burgers and hotdogs to a delicious array of Japanese treats. For the local foodie, expect highlights including Cendol Soft Serve and Lemongrass Chicken Rice Bowls. With more than 20 curated vendors to choose from each week, you’ll never be bored, or broke – with dishes starting from as low as $4! Sponsored by Prudential Singapore, the Carnival is part of the insurer’s commitment to help Singaporeans strengthen relationships. “Play is an important part of building emotional and physical well-being. Through our sponsorship of the Carnival, we provide an opportunity for families and friends to have fun and to spend more quality time with each other while staying active,” – Ms Angela Hunter, Chief Customer Officer of Prudential Singapore. Held from 8 December 2017 till 1 April 2018, The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival opens daily from 4pm to 11pm, except Christmas and New Year’s Eve when it will start from 3pm. Admission is free for all, and credits for rides and games can be purchased on-site and online via http://marinabaycarnival.sg.