PRESS RELEASE 24 January 2018 Singapore – Returning for its second year, the mega 3-in-1 Festival of
Fun rings in the March school holidays with three pillars of fun comprising Magners International Comedy
Festival, Nickelodeon Fiesta and Clarke Quay StreetFest from 8-18 March. The festival welcomes acts
from UK’s famed Covent Garden street theatre, well-loved characters from Nickelodeon and award-winning
comedians from around the world. This year’s line-up is even bigger and better than before, promising
absolutely the most top-notch entertainment for the whole family.
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 at selected bars and restaurants (Beer Xchange, McGettigan’s, Crazy
Elephant, Get Juiced, F.Club and Shanghai Dolly).
Mr. Adrian Lai, Centre Manager, Clarke Quay, said: “As one of Singapore’s premier riverfront destinations,
we are proud to bring some of the world’s most entertaining street performers, well-loved characters from
Nickelodeon and world-renowned stand-up comedians to Clarke Quay to provide fun and entertainment for
the whole family. 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
The fun starts with the 5th edition of Magners International Comedy Festival on the 8th of March through to the
11th of March. Fans of comedy will be impressed with top-billing acts such as critically acclaimed 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 who is a regular in Bangkok’s
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 rip-roaring 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
- Nine food-themed game booths where participants stand to be rewarded with limited edition
- Stage games and photo opportunities with all-time favourite Nickelodeon characters from SpongeBob
SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and one of the world’s hottest preschool shows, PAW
- A “Nickelodeon Trail” where kids and their family will get to discover the heritage of well-known local
“We are delighted to collaborate with Singapore Tourism Board and Clarke Quay to bring Nickelodeon
Fiesta to the Singapore Festival of Fun for the second time! With a venue that is rich in history, the two-day
event is a great opportunity for our young fans and their families to head outdoors for a playful experience,
while learning about Singapore’s diverse heritage cuisine - in true Nickelodeon style”, said Peter
Giakoumelos, Vice President of Advertising Sales, Southeast Asia, Viacom International Media Networks.
Ms. Carrie Kwik, Executive Director, Arts, Entertainment & Tourism Concept Development, Singapore
Tourism Board, said, “The return of the Singapore Festival of Fun to Clarke Quay will be warmly welcomed
by locals and visitors alike as its inaugural edition last year drew good attendance. We are pleased to
support this event as it not only enlivens Clarke Quay with its fun-for-all programming, it also further boosts
Singapore’s standing as a vibrant family-friendly destination”.
Clarke Quay StreetFest 13-18 March
The Singapore Festival of Fun is thrilled to welcome the very best global street performers from London’s
Covent Garden to Singapore for the first time. Both the young and old can gather around Clarke Quay’s
Fountain Square to witness the 5-day showcase of jaw-dropping feats and stellar entertainment, which
features a mix of acrobatics, escapology and daredevil acts.
Get ready to watch contortionist Bendy Em twist and turn her body to squeeze into a 16inch perspex box,
with a basketball in tow. Not to be outdone, the beautiful and graceful Betty Brawn Strong Lady will shatter
gender clichés by performing exhilarating demonstrations of strength such as lifting two volunteers from the
crowd. Catch Jump Stilts Extreme, a bionic duo of professional stilt jumpers who will somersault and
perform tricks of the highest level. Meet Pancho Libre from Mexico who defies gravity on a cyr wheel and
hangs high above the crowds on a pole. Guinness World Record holder and escapologist Rob Roy Collins
returns to the festival with a brand new ‘escape from chains’ routine. For selfie lovers, look out for The Tree
who will be lurking around Clarke Quay.
With a plethora of world-class acts gathered at Clarke Quay, be sure to save the date during the March
Organised by Magic Rock Pte Ltd, The Singapore Festival of Fun is supported by Singapore Tourism
Board’s Leisure Events Fund, and presented by Clarke Quay and partners Nickelodeon and Magners Irish
Information, line-up and show times are available at www.festivaloffun.sg
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Media Contact: Yvonne Phua Empower Marketing Asia email@example.com +65 92365356
About MAGIC ROCK
Magic Rock is a Singapore based company, whose managing director was one of the two co-founders of the renowned Beerfest Asia. With over 15 years of event organizing experience, the Magic Rock team is confident it can add a new dimension to the Singapore calendar. The goal is to create Asia’s leading comedy fringe festival – incorporating all aspects of comedy.
About CLARKE QUAY
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. Today, Clarke Quay has been boldly restored and refurbished into five beautiful waterfront godowns under a climate controlled canopy illuminated by coloured lighting, creating a modern and cosmopolitan ambience amidst the tradition and history. Owned by CapitaLand Mall Trust and managed by CapitaLand Mall Asia, Clarke Quay plays host to a wide array of over 60 restaurants, wine bars, and entertainment outlets, attracting about one million visitors every month.
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Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year globally, has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does.
The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.
About the Leisure Events Fund
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB)’s Leisure Events Fund supports the growth and anchoring of world-class, differentiated and celebrated leisure event experiences that can further establish Singapore as one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Proposals will be assessed based on their potential to deliver tourism outcomes such as increasing visitor arrivals and tourism receipts, strengthening destination branding and enhancing precinct vibrancy. The fund is part of STB’s Tourism Development Fund, designed to help realise STB’s Quality Tourism strategy by enhancing Singapore’s destination attractiveness. Visit STB’s grant page for more information.