The Thai New Year festival of Songkran is one of the biggest celebrations in the country, and according to the Royal Thai Embassy, is a celebration that embraces goodwill, love, compassion and thankfulness, using water as the means of expression.
And while it was shelved for the past couple of years due to the pandemic, Thailand is bringing it back this year. But even if you aren’t heading to Land of Smiles, you can still take part in the water fights right here in Singapore, with a version of it hosted by the water theme park Wild Wild Wet Singapore.
The first edition first opened in 2019, and it’s making a return to the water theme park this year. According to Wild Wild Wet, this year’s celebration, called Songkran Water Festival 2.0, is set to be a bigger affair than the previous year.
Gear up for a water battle
For one, you’ll be provided with water guns at various points along Wild Wild Wet, but you can bring your own too. Love a good water fight? Catch the new Water Punisher tanks at the Tsunami Pool between 1pm to 4pm for an hourly water battle. You can also have a game of water tag with your friends or family in a giant inflatable maze.
There will also be Super Soakers (water guns) available at spots like the Shiok River and Professor’s Playground.
Other fun activities
Apart from water fights, you can look forward to other fun activities and expanded play zones. Go for a slippery ride down a 9m-long slip-and-slide mat that ends in an inflatable water pit, or get doused (or dunk your friends) in a dunk tank. There’ll be lots of Instagrammable and interactive spots for fun photo ops, too.
Thai delights to chow down on
If you’re feeling peckish after all the fun, head to Ola Beach Club located within the park to sink your teeth into Thai-style bites like Thai fish cakes, lemongrass lemon chicken rice and more.
Weekday passes from $19, inclusive of a $5 Ola Beach Club Voucher. Visit its website for tickets and more information.
Wild Wild Wet is at 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599