How to win at Marina Bay Carnival: 5 Games that you can win + 5 games to avoid


It's time to visit the largest carnival ever in Singapore - Prudential Marina Bay Carnival


Location
Source: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

Set in the heart of the Marina Bay enclave, the Marina Bay Carnival is split into 2 main areas -  The Promontory @ Marina Bay and the Bayfront Event Space. Base on what we experience, the Bayfront Even Space has better selection of carnival games and toys.

Being avid arcade/ carnival fans , our main intention was to try to beat the Carnival Games. After all , there are ONE MILLLION plushies to be given away as prizes during this carnival. Surely, we can get our hands on one of them.
Plushies @ Marina Bay Carnival

We are no pros, just kids with plenty of 'experience'. After having a go at the games, we come to the conclusion that some games are more winnable than others. If you are heading there, you might like to take this into consideration before you start your carnival games. Given that games starts at $5 per play, it is good not to simply 'throw away ' your hard earn cash.

Can we Win one?

Before we give you the tips to win, here is a short video of what to expect at Marina Bay Carnival

Here is our take on 5 carnival games you can most likely win and 5 games to avoid.

5 Carnival Games you can win

Down the Clown
Down the Clown @ Marina Bay
Location : Bayfront Event Space

What you get  
3 balls for $5 to win Donuts Plushie

How to win 
Strike 1 clown for small toy, 2 clowns for medium toy , 3 clowns for large toy

Technique 
It's all about the aiming. With a little bit of skill and luck, you can up your chances of winning. Toss the ball near the center where there are more clowns as target.


Lobster Pot

Location : Bayfront Event Space

What you get  
3 balls for $5 to win Minion Plushie

How to win 
Get 1 ball in small toy, 2  balls in for medium toy , 3 balls in for large toy.

Technique 
Use and underarm throw. Aim for the lower rim of the bin. Hit it and the ball might go in.


Bowling
Bowling at Marina Bay
Location : The Promontory

What you get  
3 balls for $5 to win a Minion Round Pillow

How to win 
Strike all down at 1 try gets large toy, 2 tries gets medium toy, 3 tries gets small toy

Technique 
Use your might to smash near the middle of the pin on the first strike. If it is a good strike, you may even win it on one go.

Milk Bottle Toss
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Location : Bayfront Event Space

What you get  
3 balls for $5 to win South Park Character Doll

How to win 
Strike all down from the table at 1 try gets large toy, 2 tries gets medium toy, 3 tries gets small toy

Technique 
Aim for the bottom 2 bottles first and the force will bring the bottles down. Need a little skill here than just pure luck. It is still quite winnable from what we experienced.

Shuffle Ball
Shuffle Ball at Marina Bay
Location : Bayfront Event Space

What you get  
3 tries for $5 to win a Troll Character Doll

How to win 
There are numbered area for your disc to land. Land on them to win a prize. Small Prize - 8-11 Medium Prize 12-22 Large Prize 23-30

Technique 
Do not use too much force to push the disc. Use measured force and you would probably win a small prize at the very least.

5 Carnival Games to Avoid

Ping Pong Rolldown
Ping Pong Rolldown

Location : The Promontory

Why Avoid?
You are given three ping pong ball to roll. The minimum to win a prize is at 8 points. If you see the board, you must aim for at least a 4 and two other number to win. However, the 4 has a much smaller opening and there are 0 on either side of it. If you miss the first try, you probably will not win. Mathematically, it is VERY difficult to win.

Roll a Ball
Roll a Ball
Location : The Promontory

Why Avoid?
Before our trip down, we had seen quite a few videos of winners from this stall. At that time , it  took only 100 points to win. When we were dthere , they changed it to at least 140 points to win a small toy. Given only 3 chances and with a very limited amount of 100 and 50 points on the board. Your chances are slim.

Most of the numbers are 5, 10 or 20.  Unless you get three 50 points rolls or at least one 100 points roll, it is very difficult to win form this stall. Again it is not exactly a fair chance if you are defeated mathematically.

Milk Jug Toss
Milk Jug Toss
Location : Bayfront Event Space

Why Avoid?
This required a lot of accuracy. It is not impossible but may not be suitable for younger kids. With height limitation of smaller kids, it prevents you from getting the right angle to toss the ball.

Shooting arcade
Why Avoid

Location : Bayfront Event Space

Why Avoid?
As a marksman, Dad loves shooting games. However for this game, they took off the aiming sight in front. Without it,  you cannot have a decent aim. Your shots will probably go everywhere except the target.

Ring Bottle Toss

Location : Bayfront Event Space

Why Avoid
We had seen people walking away with giant bears. However usually in a round with 30 players , only one  (or none) will win. The odds are 1 in 30. It is all luck and hardly any skill ( unless you are a seasoned carnival game player. You may get a huge bucket of rings, but it is as good as tossing your money away.

If carnival games are not your cup of tea, there are rides for kids and adults as well.

Rides for Kids

Be aware though, a ride cost at least $5 upwards. Some may balk at the cost. It is hard to blame them. After all ,a slide down the tower that last only 10 seconds  may not be the best way to spend the cash.

A more economical choice will be the 4 minutes jump on the trampoline for the same cost.

Carnival rides such as Carousel and Pirate ships are available for kids too.
Carousel

Rides for Bigger Kids

For the thrill seekers, there are a couple of noteworthy rides to consider. The Starflyer, Mach 5 and Euro Coaster are new and worth a ride... if you dare to take them.
Euro Coaster
Food Street

If you are hungry, grab a bite at the food street. There are a decent selection of special local delights to discover .


Hainanese Chicken Rice CHIPS anyone?
Hainanese Chicken Rice
To maximize your outing, we highly recommend getting tickets from Klook. The tickets are purchased online and redeem at the entrance. The queue is relatively shorter than getting your pre loaded card from the ticket booth.

They have a good deal at $45 consisting of  a card with $35 credits (for games / rides) and either 2 Tiger Beers or 4 non alcoholic drinks (Street Value about $15-20). What's more quote MBCFIVE and you get an additional $5 off the ticket price for this bundle .

That means only $40 for a $55 deal. Not too shabby.

Alternatively book a credit only pass  ( 50 credits) at S$50

Book  your Bundle pass($45) here from Klook!

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Disclosure
The post is entirely made from our own expenses. If you like to support us and would be visiting the carnival, do click on the above link. We do get a small remuneration for referral and you will be getting the same deal from Klook. 

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