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Stars of Nickelodeon, dare devil acts and international comedians to descend upon Clarke Quay at the first Singapore Festival of Fun

Press Release   •   Jan 20, 2017 18:15 +08

Stars of Nickelodeon, dare devil acts and international comedians to descend upon Clarke Quay at the first Singapore Festival of Fun

Press Release Singapore January 20, 2017 –The inaugural Singapore Festival of Fun at Clarke

Quay is set to thrill the public with three pillars of entertainment during the March school holidays from

11th to 19th of March 2017. Comprising of the Nickelodeon Fiesta in collaboration with Nickelodeon,

Clarke Quay StreetFest and the return of the Magners International Comedy Festival Singapore,

a week-long programme of all-ages fun, entertainment and activities await everyone.

Nickelodeon Fiesta: 11 – 12 March 2017

Kicking off Singapore Festival of Fun, is the Southeast Asia debut of a two-day Nickelodeon Fiesta

weekend. Inspired by Clarke Quay’s rich Singapore history, the free-entry event will see Clarke Quay

transform into a carnival-like playground. Kids and their families can participate in a thematic family

scavenger hunt around Clarke Quay with built-in historical and edutainment elements that will bring

stories of Singapore River to life for participants. In line with the festivities, the carnival will feature reimagined

nostalgic local childhood games with a Nickelodeon twist and limited edition Nickelodeon

collectibles to be won. Not to be missed are stage games and meet-and-greet sessions with family

favourite characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Leonardo and Donatello from the

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Chase and Marshall from one of the hottest preschool shows,

PAW Patrol.

Clarke Quay StreetFest 14 - 19 March 2017

The first Clarke Quay StreetFest follows Nickelodeon Fiesta, which will feature one of the world’s most

famous clowns - Pepe the Clown, who will captivate and entertain the crowd with his inimitable style

of tomfoolery. On Wednesday 15 March 2017, he will be joined by World Champion Unicyclist

Jamey Mossengren who will perform daring and death-defying tricks while involving the audience

such as leaping over a volunteer on his 12-foot high unicycle - the world’s tallest unicycle act whilst

juggling a sword, a club and a torch.

Not to be outdone, don’t miss the chance to watch The Kamikaze Fireflies comprising Rob Williams

and Casey Martin who received a standing ovation when they performed on America’s Got Talent, in

action. Live entertainment at its very best, The Kamikaze Fireflies combines circus and comedy in an

exhilarating 40-minute show involving juggling, whip-cracking, German wheel and more.

The fun at Clarke Quay StreetFest continues with Bruce Airhead – a unique street theatre comedy

show featuring the metamorphosis of a man and a six-foot balloon in a surreal, fast-paced and insane

performance involving an inflatable balloon.

What is a street festival without an escape artist? Meet Rob Roy Collins – Europe’s top street

performer and Guinness World Record Holder for the fastest upside-down escape from a soaking wet

straight jacket while being suspended 20m high from a crane overlooking Niagara Falls. Through his

street performance, Rob Roy has enthralled audiences around the world with his signature handcuffs

and chains escape, earning him the moniker – The Houdini of the 21st century. Watch him escape

from chains, ropes and handcuffs at the main stage in Clarke Quay’s fountain square.

A roaming magician, one of the world’s most renowned, Ryan Shadow street magician and illusionist

has been featured on CBS, ABC and ESPN. With a style like no-other, Ryan Shadow has entertained

countless celebrities with his heart-stopping illusions. Catch him as he takes on and amazes

audiences in Clarke Quay.

Return of the 4th edition Magners International Comedy Festival Singapore 16-19 March

Comedy lovers are not to be left out at the Singapore Festival of Fun with a diverse line-up of 12

international comedians hailing from Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and

America touring the comedy circuit in Asia. Venues such as Warehouse, Maziga, Paulaner Clarke

Quay, Crazy Elephant, The Pump Room and McGettigan's will play host to these international stand

up comedians; together with comedy sponsor Magners Cider ensuring audiences have a rollicking

good laugh.

Irish jokes anyone? This year, the 4th edition Magners International Comedy Festival Singapore

will feature a special Irish comedy presentation on Saturday 18 March, in conjunction with St Patrick’s

Day at Irish pub McGettigan’s. Featuring a triple bill of Irishmen Aiden Killian, Martin Mor and

comedy circuit favourite Matthew Giffen (half-Irish), the St Patrick’s Day Celtic showcase promises to

tickle and delight even the greatest of detractors.

Celebrating cultural diversity in the form of comedy, Maziga will be the venue host to a trio of

Malaysia’s top comedians on 17 and 18 March. Back by popular demand, from across the causeway

are Kavin Jay, Andrew Netto and Sunanda Sachatrakul with their hilarious brand of local comedy

everyone can identify with. Audiences can expect to be in stitches and hysterics over Malaysia vs.

Singapore type jokes.

Audiences are advised to get their Singapore International Magners Comedy tickets early to avoid

disappointment. Entry is free for both Nickelodeon Fiesta and Clarke Quay StreetFest.

With the March school holidays round the corner, the spectacular array of entertainment for all ages in

the mix, the Singapore Festival of Fun held at Clarke Quay is set to create an unforgettable

experience for families and friends.

Singapore Festival of Fun is organised by Magic Rock Pte Ltd, in collaboration with Clarke Quay

and Nickelodeon.


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.


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.

Clarke Quay was crowned Singapore’s best nightspot at the 2014 AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards,

organised by AsiaOne, Singapore’s leading news portal. In 2015, Clarke Quay was awarded the

Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor and identified by TripAdvsor as one of 50 iconic places to visit

in Singapore, based on the travel website’s data on the most-reviewed attractions and eateries.


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brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it

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special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social

initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands reach 1.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 160 countries

and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the

United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc.

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