5 Types of People Who Shouldn't Watch TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil


People who has Chelonaphobia

Chelonaphobia is the fear of turtles. Because the stage is set up like a giant turtle for goodness sake! You'll probably be too afraid to even step into the Big Top for TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil.

People who has Batrachophobia

Characters in the shows the evolutionary progress of species, with some performers dressed to resemble amphibians (at least that's how I thought they resembled!). Because their customs and make-up are so awesome, those with serious cases of Batrachophobia may not be able to tell they are actually humans! Not.

People who has Geliophobia

That's with a fear of laughter. Because there will be tons of laughing and even louder laughters as the show progresses. Or for some, you may just end up with lots of "Woah!" "Wow!" "What?!".

People who has Ligyrophobia

A Ligyrophobia is afraid of loud noises, well, if you fall into this category and still want to watch TOTEM, you can probably bring along a noise-cancellation headphone to the show. Switched it on and remain calmed as you watch the performance.

People who has Atelophobia

Because the show is performed by humans and no matter how much one practices and are ready for the stage, there may be some imperfection in the delivery during actual performance. But I think if you have a fear of imperfection, go catch the shows towards their closing because by then they would have more practices and show experience in Singapore. Their final show probably be the best ever for them! So go buy your tickets on SISTIC now!

But You Really Want To Catch Totem!

It was definitely a show not to be missed, even if you have any of the above 5 fears. Because you may have to wait another 10 years for the next Cirque du Soleil to come into Singapore. Based on the reviews I've read so far, the storyline is really quite messed up and no one seemed to get it. But like what Kelvin from Cheekiemonkie shared, you're watching a circus! If you want beautiful storyline that makes sense, go catch a PIXAR film, its cheaper also.

If you are feeling lucky and wants to try win some tickets instead, here are some ways to get some chances to win tickets to watch TOTEM in Singapore!

  • Go Away Singapore is giving away 3 VIP Route tickets for the show on Saturday, 1 November.

  • Go grab one or many red noses from DHL jumbo box at Chevron House on 29 and 30 Oct and post a photo with it on Instagram. Tag #SimplyFun and #DHLDeliversTotem to stand a chance to win a pair of VIP Rouge tickets to the show on Friday, 6 November. With 5 pairs to be given out everyday and a total 25 pairs to be won! High chance ok! Go spot this DHL jumbo box now! The box will be moved to the Big Top from 31 Oct onwards.

Fun Simply Delivered DHL Jumbo Box - Day view 01 (1)


We missed the gala premier last night as both the girls were unwell, but we are looking forward to our show time coming weekend! My brother and his wife attended the show in our place and from what I heard, it was one great date night!

Cirque du Soleil TOTEM

Under the Big Top next to Marina Bay Sands
Shows on from 28 Oct to 6 Dec 2015
Tue to Fri – 8pm;
Tue (10 Nov) – 4.30pm and 8pm;
Sat – 4.30pm and 8pm;
Sun – 1.30pm and 5pm
Tickets start from S$98, and can be purchased via SISTIC.

About Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries. In 2015, Cirque du Soleil will present simultaneously some 19 different live shows around the world under big tops, in custom-built permanent theaters or in arenas.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.


BASE Entertainment Asia is one of Asia Pacific’s leading presenters of live entertainment. Based at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore, the company has presented many of the world’s most recognised musicals including Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, Jersey Boys, CATS, My Fair Lady, Annie, Starlight Express, The Sound of Music and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Additionally BASE Entertainment Asia also presented concerts such as Michael Bolton, Thriller Live, Beatlemania, Bjorn Again, Cliff Richard, AR Rahman, and Elvis Costello. The company has also presented Disney Live on behalf of Feld Entertainment for the past 4 years plus global children’s performers Hi 5 and The Wiggles. In 2014 BASE Entertainment Asia presented the Asian premiere of the equestrian spectacular Cavalia which enjoyed a sell out season in Singapore. BASE Entertainment founders Brian Becker and Scott Zeiger, have 45 years combined experience in the live entertainment industry. The company has offices in Singapore, New York, Las Vegas, and Houston. BASE Entertainment Asia is thrilled to be a co-producer of Le Noir and is proud of the magnificent performers who have wowed audiences around the world.
For more information please visit www.BASEentertainmentAsia.com

About M1

M1 is Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to close to 2 million customers. Established in 1997, M1 achieved many firsts, including the first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). With a continual focus on network quality, customer service, value and innovation, M1 links anyone and anything; anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.m1.com.sg

Thanks Marina Bay Sands and URA for the invitation to the gala premier of TOTEM!