29 January 2018

3-in-1 Singapore Festival of Fun offers more in second year

Source: Clarke Quay. Banner for the Singapore Festival of Fun.
Source: Clarke Quay. Banner for the Singapore Festival of Fun.

Returning for its second year, the mega 3-in-1 Festival of Fun will feature three pillars of fun - the Magners International Comedy Festival, Nickelodeon Fiesta and Clarke Quay StreetFest this March. The festival welcomes acts from UK’s Covent Garden street theatre, well-loved characters from Nickelodeon and award-winning comedians from around the world.

Audiences can look forward to taking part in the festivities and at the same time dine at the numerous food and beverage establishments within Clarke Quay. StreetFest and Nickelodeon Fiesta will take place at the Fountain Square whilst the comedy acts can be enjoyed at Beer Xchange, McGettigan’s, Crazy Elephant, Get Juiced, F-Club and Shanghai Dolly.

Adrian Lai, Centre Manager, Clarke Quay, said: “A wide range of restaurants will add to the buzz with thematic and delectable offerings that are sure to delight visitors of all ages.”

Magners International Comedy Festival
8-11 March

Source: Singapore Festival of Fun website. Scene from last year's Magners International Comedy Festival.
Source: Singapore Festival of Fun website. Scene from last year's Magners International Comedy Festival.

The 5th edition of Magners International Comedy Festival features acts such as Doug Stanhope from the US, UK’s Best Newcomer to Comedy 2016 Yuriko Kotani, Jim Brewski , winner of Hong Kong’s 2014 International Comedy Competition, and Canadian Brian Aylward, a regular in Bangkok’s comedy circuit.

Singaporean comedians Samuel See, recently seen on Channel 5’s Ok! Chope will represent the Singapore versus Malaysia portion of the festival; together with Fakka Fuzz who has a highly anticipated debut on Neflix titled Almost Banned, and Deepak Chandran who has been touring Asia with his brand of local culture musings. They will pit their wits against Malaysia’s best – Kavin Jay and Sulaimon Azmil, both notorious for their jokes on Malaysian culture.

Nickelodeon Fiesta
10-11 March 2018

Back for the second time in the Singapore Festival of Fun, the two-day Nickelodeon Fiesta is built on the heritage theme in line with Clarke Quay’s rich history and celebrates the local passion for food. The event will feature nine food-themed game booths where participants stand to be rewarded with limited edition Nickelodeon collectibles as well as stage games and photo opportunities with favourite Nickelodeon characters.

Clarke Quay StreetFest
13-18 March

Catch acrobatics, escapology and daredevil acts. Contortionist Bendy Em will squeeze into a 16" perspex box with a basketball while the Betty Brawn Strong Lady will demonstrate her strength with feats such as lifting two volunteers from the crowd. Jump Stilts Extreme will somersault and perform tricks on stilts. Pancho Libre from Mexico will use a cyr wheel - a type of hoop - while on a pole, and Guinness World Record holder and escapologist Rob Roy Collins will show off a new ‘escape from chains’ routine.

Located along the iconic Singapore River at the fringe of Singapore’s Central Business District, Clarke Quay sits on a historical commercial site dating back to the 19th century. Clarke Quay consists of five waterfront godowns under a climate controlled canopy illuminated by coloured lighting. The area plays host to a wide array of over 60 restaurants, bars, and entertainment outlets, attracting about 1 million visitors every month.


Festival of Fun
8-18 March
Clarke Quay, Singapore