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.
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.
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.
Another exciting attraction would be the classic Bumper Car.
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.
Besides rides, there are booths like Basketball, Lobster Pot, Balloon Burst, Break A Plate, Pyramid Smash and Ring Toss which are $6 per game.
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.
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.
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.
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 Trip.com, 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.