In a media event held recently, Mount Faber Leisure Group (MFLG) unveiled Central Beach Bazaar, a day-to-night carnival beach experience slated to open in September 2022. Poised to be the ultimate beachside destination that will invigorate the senses for visitors of all ages, Central Beach Bazaar will introduce three new attractions and a new multi-F&B concept, including the 80-metre high Sentosa SkyJet, the tallest fountain in Southeast Asia.
Joining Sentosa SkyJet in the lineup of new experiences is a modern rendition of the iconic Sentosa Musical Fountain from the early 1980s, and a casual eclectic F&B concept International Food Street. The third new attraction, to be revealed at a later time, will offer simulation ride experiences and carnival games. Footsteps away from Sentosa’s Beach Station, Central Beach Bazaar will enhance the existing entertainment, dining and retail experiences that MFLG currently operates, like the popular outdoor night show Wings of Time. The existing Good Old Days Food Court & Western Grill and FUN Shop @ Beach Plaza are also part of the Central Beach Bazaar.
Mr Buhdy Bok, Managing Director of MFLG, said, ”We took the opportunity of the pandemic tourism lull to reimagine, pivot and transform our offering that was essentially operating only in the evenings, into one that is appealing — not only to tourists, but also locals — and yet is able to delight our customers from day to night. With the return of Sentosa Musical Fountain, a plethora of lifestyle offerings, and the new magnificent SkyJet Sentosa, Central Beach Bazaar is poised to be a bustling, one-stop entertainment destination located in the prime centre of the popular Siloso Beach.”
Ms Thien Kwee Eng, Chief Executive Officer, Sentosa Development Corporation, said, “The Central Beach Bazaar is a key milestone in the series of new leisure experiences coming onstream along Sentosa’s beaches. Together with the upcoming Palawan Sands and other novel offerings, the Central Beach Bazaar will give our guests a reimagined beach experience. We look forward to welcoming more Singaporeans and tourists to Sentosa, and will continue to push ahead and partner the industry to curate diverse and fulfilling leisure experiences.”
CHANGING THE SENTOSA SKYLINE
At 80 metres tall, equivalent to a 24-storey building, Sentosa SkyJet will be the tallest fountain in Southeast Asia, a new landmark enhancing the Sentosa skyline and providing a captivating new visual marker for beachgoers. Floating on an open sea platform, Sentosa SkyJet was designed and constructed to minimise impact on the environment and marine life. It is anchored by marine-grade chains and seabed weights, without the need for concrete groundwork, unlike traditional fountains of its kind.
Adjacent to the over-water stage for Wings of Time, Sentosa SkyJet was created to complement the outdoor night show’s perfectly choreographed symphony of water jets, laser light projections and pyrotechnics. Powered by underwater hydraulic pumps that propel seawater at high speeds, the graceful plume of the Sentosa SkyJet is a sight to behold even kilometres away. LED lights will illuminate its stream, presenting a colourful and equally majestic spectacle in the evening sky.
“We believe Sentosa SkyJet will be a Sentosa landmark that stands the test of time. In many ways, Sentosa SkyJet is a powerful symbol to celebrate the recovery of Singapore’s tourism as the nation welcomes back international visitors as a world-class tourist destination,” added Mr Buhdy Bok.
THE BELOVED FOUNTAIN DISPLAY SHOW RETURNS
Come September, Central Beach Bazaar will be a prime seaside locale with a host of dynamic dining and entertainment experiences for all ages.
Visitors can look forward to a modern iteration of the famous Musical Fountain, one of Sentosa’s most iconic shows in the early 1980s. To mark the grand opening of the daytime Sentosa Musical Fountain which will operate from the existing infrastructure for Wings of Time, the attraction will comprise two curated 5-minute performances – one that showcases a score of musical numbers that were played back in the day from the 1990s, like Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, and Walking on Sunshine. The other features a medley of the nation’s beloved National Day songs like Home and Count on Me Singapore.
Entry to the Sentosa SkyJet and Sentosa Musical Fountain is complimentary with every minimum spend of $5 at the International Food Street, where visitors can sit at ease and enjoy a panoramic view of the enchanting shows while savouring delectable street food.
A VARIETY OF VIBRANT STREET FOOD
The International Food Street will be a collection of eight F&B concepts housed in a mix of food trucks, kombi vans and upcycled shipping containers. Each kiosk will present vibrant grab-and-go street food cuisines inspired by cities like London, Tokyo, and Mexico, at affordable prices under $10. The shipping containers are also designed with the distinctive Memphis-style eclectic splash of bright colours and bold structural patterns.
Chipper Roll, a British-themed kiosk, serves classic English delights like lobster rolls, bangers and mash and sausage platters. Taco Pau, one of the food truck concepts, will feature Mexican favourites with a twist like Tandoori Chicken tortillas and Chicken Chili Con Carne quesadillas. From the streets of Tokyo comes the Bentori kiosk, which will showcase a menu of Japanese skewers served in takeaway boxes. Diners can choose from a selection that will include Tamagoyaki, Prawn Gyoza and Chicken Karaage.
ENDLESS FUN UNDER THE SUN AND STARS
Housed in upcycled shipping containers, the third new attraction will offer a mix of interactive simulation ride experiences and carnival games. More details on this will be announced at a later date.
After sundown, visitors can also catch the popular Wings of Time night show, which recently reopened with upgraded pyrotechnic effects and an even more spectacular finale. From 14 July 2022, guests will also be treated to an enhanced pre-show with new projections.
Before catching the show, grab a bite at Halal-certified Good Old Days Food Court & Western Grill. Local visitors can purchase a Wings of Time + Good Old Days Value Set Meal priced at $18 (worth at least $29.80), and choose between the Asian Delight set, which comes with a choice of mains between Nonya Laksa, Ayam Penyet, and Vegetarian Fried Rice, or the Burger Combo, a choice between Chicken or Fish Burger. Both sets come with an ice cream cup and a choice of beverage.
Visitors can also enjoy 10% off their Wings of Time ticket for advance bookings made on MFLG’s website.
For more information on Central Beach Bazaar, please visit https://www.mountfaberleisure.com/attraction/central-beach-bazaar/ or follow MFLG on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.