Art-Zoo 2018: Ready, Get Set, Bounce At The Float @ Marina Bay

2018 has already offered up some pretty exciting activities, with a suspended playground, carnival, and even a Cartoon Network cruise on the year’s agenda.

If you thought that was all the year had to offer, think again.

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Art-Zoo –  Singapore’s largest animal-themed bouncy playground event – is coming back to Marina Bay even bigger than last year.

Art-Zoo is basically a big kid’s idea come to life.

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But instead of sitting on the sidelines crying jealously at lil’ kids bouncing around, adults will be able to get in on the fun at Art-Zoo, too.

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As always, MustShareNews has got you covered. Here are our 6 top playgrounds you should definitely head to first at Art-Zoo 2018:

1. Pink Lagoon – Look out for a giant pink flamingo

Typical bouncy castles may be kinda boring but you won’t be encountering any meh castles here.

Expect flamingos, owls, and even beetles. All larger-than-life, of course.

In particular, look out for the Pink Lagoon bouncy castle which features an oversized Pink Flamingo. It’s right at the entrance, we’re sure you won’t miss it.

We think the iconic black and pink plumage of a flamingo is aptly captured in this vibrant exhibit.

You’ll definitely experience cool summer vibes here, if you try jumping on alternate legs here just like our real flamingo friends.

Great for big & little kids alike

The installation is humongous too — which provides the added bonus of adults being able to jump around without any spacial restrictions.

2. Checkmates – Say checkmate with barn owls and penguins

Remember that scene from Harry Potter where they play chess on a giant chessboard?

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Well, there’s an installation kinda like that. But the non-magical and super adorable version, instead.

Aptly called Checkmates, expect to see barn owls and penguins facing off, with 22 of each character on either side, exactly how chess is played in real life.

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These inflatables are tiny in comparison to the other ones, but that just makes for more fun.

At up to 3 metres tall each, they’re the shortest installations you can find at Art-Zoo. Which is still pretty insanely high up.

To put it in perspective, Shaquille O’Neal is 2.16 metres tall, and he’s pretty much a giant.

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Don’t fret, for you won’t get lost amongst the gigantic penguins and owls. There will be smaller ones too, kinda arranged exactly how chess pieces are, with the soldiers being the smallest.

3. Little Kong – Go bananas with the not-so-little gorilla

Beats us why this gorilla is called Little Kong, because he’s more on King Kong’s level. Literally.

Which makes Little Kong’s bananas tiny in comparison. They’re just a measly 3m tall.

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To make things more fun, Little Kong is celebrating his first birthday.

There’ll be more gorillas around to join in the celebrations at the Black Forest, featuring their pals — zebras and a quagga.

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What’s a quagga? Sadly, they’re an extinct species of zebra.

Even though you’ll otherwise never have the opportunity to spot a quagga in the wilderness, you’ll be able to check out the cute inflatable version at Art-Zoo.

There’s gonna be a papa, mama, and baby gorilla too. According to Art-Zoo, papa gorilla is as tall as a six-storey building. You gotta admit, that’s pretty tall.

Also, this installation is monochromatic, perfect for those who want to keep with the black-and-white aesthetic running on their Instagram profiles.

Here’s a photo of Little Kong’s banana for scale

Don’t forget to snap selfies with the humongous banana peels as well.

4. Blue Bay – Frolic among a family of otters

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you should know about one of Singapore’s only forms of wildlife — the otters.

Last year’s Art-Zoo wasn’t spared either, with a family of otters crashing the festivities.

Honestly, there is nothing purer than this
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As a nod to last year’s gatecrashers, Art-Zoo is dedicating an entire installation to a family of otters.

Jeez, these otters are giving us cute-aggression

There’s gonna be a whole family of them, with the papa otter standing at 5 metres tall, and the six lil’ baby otters chilling out around him.

We only hope they show up to laze around in the sun again this year, along with their inflatable counterparts.

Who else feels like squeezing them so hard?

5. Magical Rainbow – Slide down a rainbow unicorn

Let’s be real, everyone loves unicorns because everyone loves the idea of a mythical creature that poops glitter and has rainbow fur.

See-See My Baby: Slide down the rainbow, down to the toilet bowl

At Art-Zoo, there won’t be any glitter-pooping unicorns but there will be a unicorn with a rainbow slide — which is just as good, we suppose.

The installation will be coming in at a massive 19 metres complete with a rainbow mane.

According to Art-Zoo, that’s the equivalent of 4 1/2 double-decker buses stacked on top of each other.

We don’t know who did the math, but we’re grateful they did. Because that is tall.

6. The Beetles – Climb inside a beetle

To be completely fair, we wouldn’t say we love beetles, because they’re kinda icky. However, Art-Zoo puts a great spin on them, and there’s really nothing to dislike about inflatable insects, even.

This installation is cleverly called The Beetles– not to be mistaken with the 60s English rock band, of course.

Check this out for scale — the beetles here are just the lil’ ladybirds mind you.

Wait till you see the big one

Anyways, these tiny creatures usually start showing up around springtime, kinda around the time Art-Zoo will be taking place.

According to Art-Zoo, ladybirds are vibrantly coloured in order to warn predators to stay away.

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At the centre of the cluster, there will be a giant ladybird that you can venture forth and wander in.

We don’t know much about it yet, but the creator, Jackson Tan, promises that we’ll be treated to an out-of-this-world sensory experience.

When it’s taking place

Of course, the most important part.

For those of you that have already made up your minds to head straight down to Art-Zoo, the event will be taking place at The Float @Marina Bay.

You can bounce around to your heart’s delight from 9 Mar to 1 Apr, from 5pm to 10pm daily.

Last entry is at 9.30pm, so you don’t want to show up any later than that or you’ll end up disappointed.

You can also grab some exclusive merch down at their stall.

Look out for the Art-Zoo exclusive inflatable tubes and colourful LED unicorn balloons.

On weekends, public holidays, eve of public holidays and school holidays, you’ll be able to get a head-start on Art-Zoo, with an earlier admission of 3pm.

You can grab your tickets online to beat the lines at the event.

Until 19 February, early bird tickets will be on sale for $15.80. After that, expect to pay $18 per admission, while there’s free admission for kiddos under 24 months.

The nearest MRT stations are Promenade, Esplanade, and Bayfront.

There’s no shame in the bounce

We’re already counting down the days till we can head to Art-Zoo, because how often do you get to jump on an inflatable without any judgement?

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Pretty much never. That sounds like a good enough reason on it’s own.

There’s no shame in the bounce.

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