Uncle Ringo’s carnival at Bayfront to run till Jan 29; features over 30 rides, games

The Bay Spring Carnival will also host rising local talents – Jeff Ng, Jason Yu, and veteran guzheng artist, Neo Sek Koon.

Amanda Tan
Amanda Tan

Published: 16 January 2023, 5:59 PM

Opening its doors just in time for the Chinese New Year festivities is Bay Spring Carnival, featuring over 30 Uncle Ringo carnival rides and games, and fairground treats.

Located at Bayfront Event Space, the carnival is set to run from now to Jan 29.


The carnival is organised by The Show Master, the entertainment company which previously ran The Great Bay Fiesta. IMAGE CREDIT: BAY SPRING CARNIVAL


Here’s a quick look at what you can expect:

Rides and games

Those seeking an adrenaline rush can look forward to the Meteorite — Uncle Ringo’s signature ride.

With a capacity of 36 people, the attraction includes a circular platform surrounded by a cage-like wall. It begins by spinning before gradually increasing in speed until riders are pressed against the wall.


The minimum height requirement for participants is 1.2m. GIF CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/AMANDA TAN


Another exciting attraction would be the classic Bumper Car.


Riders between 0.9m and 1.2m in height should be accompanied by an adult, and are not permitted to sit in front of the wheel. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/DERRON ANG


For those planning to go with younger children, there’s also the balloon Samba, Dumbo and Red Swing, in addition to the three life-sized bouncy castles.


Majority of the rides cater to younger children, with some having a height requirement of no more than 1.2m. PHOTO CREDIT: BAY SPRING CARNIVAL


Besides rides, there are booths like Basketball, Lobster Pot, Balloon Burst, Break A Plate, Pyramid Smash and Ring Toss which are $6 per game.


Each player is limited to one prize per day. GIF CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/AMANDA TAN

F&B offerings

A total of six food vendors will be present, including seafood delicacies by Thai stall Kin Hoi, Korean street food by My Korean Bar and donburis by Japanese restaurant Karubi.


According to Karubi, a crowd-favourite is the Truffle Wagyu Beef Bowl ($15). PHOTO CREDIT: BAY SPRING CARNIVAL


Those looking to indulge in some drinks can find beers and wines, along with canned beverages at the Peroni stand. Canned drinks are $2 to $3 while a cup of Peroni costs $10.


You can also purchase five cups at $40. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/AMANDA TAN


If you’d rather something more refreshing, there’s also coconut shakes by Cocosan starting from $4.

For those with a sweet tooth, there are three retail booths fronted by recognised brands – White Rabbit, Magnum and Ben and Jerry’s to satiate your cravings with prepackaged ice cream!


Visitors to the carnival can expect a variety of daily performances from local talents like popular buskers Jeff Ng and Jason Yu, and veteran guzheng artist, Neo Sek Koon.


Jeff (left) and Jason (right) will perform their rendition of recognisable English pop and Mandopop tunes. PHOTO CREDIT: BAY SPRING CARNIVAL


Besides live music, there will also be lion dance performances at 6pm from Jan 21 to 24, and Jan 28 to 29.

Bay Spring Carnival will open from 4pm to 10pm on weekdays and 1pm to 10.30pm on weekends. Additionally, on Chinese New Year’s Eve, Day 1 and Day 2, opening hours will extend from 1pm to 1am.

While no admission tickets are needed, the rides and games will require carnival credits. The credits can be bought on, with prices starting at $50.

Otherwise, passes can be purchased at any of the three physical ticketing booths.

Only cash is accepted at the F&B stalls and retail stores.

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