This is what 250,000 people visiting Marina Bay Carnival on opening week looks like

Expectation vs Reality.

Belmont Lay | December 26, 2017, 06:25 PM

More than 250,000 people visited the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival in the first week of its opening.

The biggest carnival in Singapore opened on Dec. 15, after a week-long delay as organisers waited for the final green light from authorities.

And boy, has it been packed so far.

With about three more months to go, the carnival runs daily from 4pm to 11pm until April 1, 2018.

On New Year's Eve, the carnival opens at 3pm and closes at 2am.

There are more than 40 rides and games, with photos on social media showcasing how the fairgrounds look:

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Crowds on Friday and Saturday have been intense though.

Here is a grittier view from the ground:

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Yup.

The fairground is at the Promontory and Bayfront event space. Admission is free.

Rides and games cost between S$4 and S$14.

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