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,
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
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
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.
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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