Thrill seekers and plushie collectors have much to rejoice for at Prudential Marina Bay Carnival 2018.
Okay. Another quick post. This time about Prudential Marina Bay Carnival 2018, which started today at Bayfront Event Space.
I didn’t expect this to happen. Most people I spoke to didn’t as well; we all thought last year’s one was a one-off thing. (The lighter media coverage this year probably contributed to our impression)
Regardless, it’s now ongoing at Bayfront Event Space, and though occupying a smaller area, there are more rides and a wider variety of carnival games. About the smaller venue, I’d like to say this feels to me to be a sensible move, compared to having the carnival in two spots like last year. While the distance between last year’s venues wasn’t unmanageable, it was still a nuisance having to walk between them. Having everything in one spot also projected a more exciting festive feel.
Prudential Marina Bay Carnival 2018 Carnival Game Booths
These were all over the fairground. With quite a variety of games and prizes too.
The Thrill Rides
There are more these year. All adorned with gaudy and glitzy lights. There are more these year. All adorned with gaudy and glitzy lights. The good news is that there’s a good mix of scary and mild ones to cater to everybody.
I’m leaving out pictures of the Mach 5, the other super-star attraction of the carnival, because I’ve posted several of it last year, and because I didn’t have much of a chance to see it in action when I visited.
Possibly because the event is somewhat under the radar this year, there wasn’t much of a queue for it. When I was ready to photograph it after dark, it didn’t “spin” too. There wasn’t anyone going for it.
Which is the other thing I wish to highlight. The carnival wasn’t crowded at all when I visited. Getting food and onto rides was fast and easy. This is likely going to change within days, though. So if you dislike crowds, but would still like to join the fun, well, you know what I mean. You should head down to Prudential Marina Bay Carnival 2018 ASAP.
As expected, there’s a spacious dining area, with the usual selection of “hipster food.” Having skipped lunch, I had two main courses.
Prudential Marina Bay Carnival 2018 is ongoing till March 24, 2019.