Thursday, 20 February 2014

Universal Studios Singapore

My next trip was to Singapore. I had a week off, so I decided to backpack around Singapore. There were a lot of places which I visited there. Therefore, I am going to kick it off by blogging about Universal Studios Singapore (USS) first. Opened in 2010, Universal Studios Singapore consists of 24 movie-themed rides, of which 18 which are specially adapted for the park. The park consists of 7 themed zones :- Far Far Away, Madagascar, Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt and The Lost World. Each of these zones is based on blockbuster hits, featuring character appearances, shopping and dining areas.

Entrance of the Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore is easily accessible by public transportation. Just take the MRT to the Harbour Front Station at VivoCity via the North-East line (purple line). Upon arriving there, follow the signboards leading to the Sentosa Express which is at the 3rd floor of VivoCity. Get down on the Waterfront Station - first station of the train. Tickets cost S$4 per pax. You could also walk there from VivoCity which should take around 15 minutes. I got geared up and met up with a friend of mine, Suu at the Harbour Front station. Keep in mind though, the MRT can get really packed in the morning as most people here use public transportation to work. Once we finally arrived at VivoCity, we caught  the train and got off the first station. The place was still empty when we arrived there.

Standing in between one of the fountains
The USS opens daily from 10am till 7pm. Entrance fees are S$74 for adults, S$54 for children, and S$58 for senior citizens (65 years old and above). We started off with the Hollywood themed zone initially as it is the main entrance of the park. One of its main attractions would be Monster Rock where Universal Classic Monsters would be dancing and singing Rock-N-Roll tunes. Don't miss the chance also, to catch the street entertainment such as, Mel's Dinettes, Daddy O's and the Cruisers.

Hollywood downtown
Trying on the galea

Suu trying on the pirate hat
I had a go at Frankenstein !
Entrance to Monster Rock
Monster Rock characters
Dancing and singing to Rock-N-Roll songs
Checking out the police car
The Cruisers performing
Posing with Mel's Dinettes
Moving on, we reached to the New York themed zone which is based on New York City, during the era of post modernisation. Various icons portrayed in movies including neon lights, city skyline and sidewalks can be seen here. The replica of the New York Library can also be seen here. I even managed to catch my childhood idol, Elmo performing together with the rest of the Sesame Street gang there. Lights, Camera, Action! which is hosted by Steven Speilberg is the main attraction in this zone. In this show, the audience is enlightened on how movies are created and the special effects used to make them realistic.

Found a Cookie Monster store !
Big Bird's gift shop
Sesame Street gang performing

Suu impersonating Marilyn Monroe 

Lights, Camera, Action !
Special effects used in making movies
Next, was the Sci-Fi City. Being imagined as a metropolis of the future, Sci-Fi city is home to the world's tallest pair of duelling roller coasters; Battlestar Galactica Cyclon and Human which are based on the hit television series, Battlestar Galactica. Unfortunataly for me, these two rides were closed for maintainance that day. It was pretty dissapointing though, as I really wanted to try the ride. Since it was closed, we then headed to the Transformers ride which is also one of the most popular ride in the park. The ride uses 4-D effects such as hot air, water spray, wind, fog and so on to make the ride more realistic. The wait for the ride was really long. We had to wait for an hour in line just to go for the ride. It was worth the wait though, as the ride was fun and interesting.

Sci-Fi city here I come !
The highly anticipated Transformers ride
One of the showcase in the ride
Posing next to Bumblebee

Visionaries of Universal Studios
Suu and I standing next to Optimus Prime
The two Battlestar Galactica rides behind me 
Ancient Egypt was where we were headed to next. Based on Ancient Egypt during the 1930s era, the park features pyramids and Pharaoh's tomb which were part of the discovery in the Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration. The main attractions here would be Revenge of The Mummy which is decipted in the blockbuster film, The Mummy.

Immitating one of the stautes
Character casts from The Mummy
We then walked to The Lost World which is similar to most Universal Studios parks around the world. It is divided into two parts, Jurassic Park and Waterworld. The theme Jurassic Park, is taken from the popular film franchise by Steven Spielberg and features water rides. The Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure got me soaked all over. While waiting in line for the ride, most people can be seen wearing raincoats. I didn't think I would get that wet and didn't see the point of using raincoats as it just takes all the fun away. After the water ride, we then head over to watch the WaterWorld  peformance which is also based on a film. The live show performance was held in a stadium whereby death-defying stunts packed with explosions and thrills can be seen here. You are in for a suprise at the end of the show, as it ends with a bang!

Entrance to Jurassic Park
Just look at how huge it is !
Suu posing with the dinasaurs

Characters battling it out 
Death-defying stunts
One of the characters being hanged upside down
Awesome way to end a show
It was late in the afternoon once, we were done with The Lost World. After changing into some dry clothes we went to grab lunch. On our way there, we ran into a parade whereby all the characters from the whole park paraded around the park. It was interesting watching them march and dance their way in front of us.

Characters from Madagascar parading along USS
Shrek !
Look what he caught !
We then grabbed Garrett's popcorn, reputabaly the best popcorn in the world. Prices start from S$4 for a plain or buttery popcorn. The bestselling flavors are their signature CaramelCrisp and The Chicago Mix, which is a combination of CaramelCrisp and CheeseCorn. I had a mix of the CheeseCorn and the CaramelCrisp, and after I had my first bite, I was amazed at how the popcorns tasted. These popcorns are unlike any other popcorns, they were more fluffy and they tasted really good. There was a really long queue too, as the customers had to line up till outside the shop.

Best popcorn in the world !
One of the many popcorn flavours
Next, we went to Far Far Away, which was inspired by the hit blockbuster, Shrek. Special apperances by, Shrek, Donkey, Puss In Boots and Princess Fiona can be seen here. One of the main highlights here is the 40-metre tall Far Far Away Castle, which is really huge.

Suu in front of Far Far Away Castle
All smiles here from Suu
What a huge castle !

3 little pigs
The 3 little pigs and Pinicchio
Last but not least was the Madagascar themed zone. It is based on the movie Madagascar which features 4 zoo animals, Alex, Gloria, Marty and Melman whom escape from the Central Park Zoo and ended up in the island of Madagascar. This was one of my favourite zone and it gets even better as I got the opportunity to take a photo with Alex the Lion as he was my favourite character from the movie.

The Madagascar water ride
Say cheeese !
Posing with Alex the Lion
Moving the groove with King Julian

Ready for action !
To sum it up, I had a really great time here. Enjoyed myself here and I am really looking forward to coming back here soon. I was dead tired at the end of the day, but it was totally worth it. Universal Studios Singapore is a definitely a must-go if you ask me.

Enjoyed myself


  1. Fabulous tour of USS , which I didn't have that many attraction .

    1. Assalamu alaikum wr wb.saya pak raden member Mbah Sero
      angka yang di berikan Mbah Sero kemarin 4d sgp (6686) hari minggu tgl 09-april 2017 tembus 100% syukur alhamdulillah dapat (400.juta) sudah puluhan tahun saya bermain togel baru kali ini saya menang 4d saya sudah bisa melunasi hutang-hutang saya dan rencana mau buka usaha bagi teman-teman butuh angka jitu 2d 3d 4d mau menang seperti saya hubungi O82-370-357-999 atau buka blog Mbah Sero silahkan -->> KLIK DISINI

    2. Kami sekeluarga tak lupa mengucapkan puji syukur kepada   
      allah s,w,t
      dan terimah kasih banyak aki atas bantuan nomor togel nya,yang aki berikan,singapura.4D,(5116) alhamdulillah ternyata itu benar2 tembus aki.dan alhamdulillah sekarang saya bisa melunasi semua utan2 saya yang
      ada sama tetangga.dan juga bank bri dan bukan hanya itu aki. insya
      allah saya akan coba untuk membuka usaha sendiri demi mencukupi
      kebutuhan keluarga saya sehari-hari itu semua berkat bantuan aki..
      sekali lagi makasih banyak ya aki bagi saudara yang suka main togel
      yang ingin merubah nasib seperti saya silahkan hubungi aki soleh,,di no cll 082-313-336-747
      insya allah anda bisa seperti saya menang togel 275
      juta, wassalam.
      dijamin 100% jebol saya sudah buktikan sendiri,
      Ada Solusi yang tepat jangan anda putus asah AKI SOLEH akan membantu
      anda semua dengan Angka ritwal/Gaib:
      butuh angka togel 2D 3D 4D 5D 6D SGP / HKG / MALAYSIA / TOTO MAGNUM / dijamin
      100% jebol
      Apabila ada waktu
      silahkan Hub: AKI SOLEH DI NO: 082313336747
      Atau Chat/Tlpn di WhatsApp (WA)
      No WA Aki : 082313336747

  2. An interesting read! Enjoyed reading it along with the nice photos. Too bad didnt get to try the Battlestar Gallectica rollercoster. Maybe next time xD

  3. Wow..I must visit USS real soon, many interesting attraction around..I was there some 20years ago!!

  4. Good article. Just a question, do you know a website to find the Cheapest Hotels in Singapore? I find it peculiar to search the web without asking other people’s opinion.

  5. Good article. Just a question, do you know a website to find the Cheapest Hotels in Singapore? I find it peculiar to search the web without asking other people’s opinion.

    1. Im not too sure about that, but you can try or the backpackers lodge. Thanks for reading :)

  6. Seems like you have visited all the rides in Universal Studios Singapore as shown in your photos.
    What is your pick for the most memorable ride in USS?
    Tips : You may beat the queue now and buy the Universal Studios Singapore Ticket online at

    1. Yup almost all. Most memorable would be the Transformers ride. It is definitely worth the wait though. Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

  7. Acute Trek Pvt. Ltd. an indoor outdoor trekking and tours operative company takes you that further way to guarantee you has an unforgettable adventure Trekking in Nepal that you have been dream with Acute trek is part of your choice. We have your choose of trekking for 3 days or 30 or more days it depending of your timetable, sleep under lodges or tent. We always respect our duty to constantly your holiday satisfaction in Nepal. Whether you are looking for a quiet gateway, a memorable Hiking in Nepal outing with a family or an exciting nature adventure in Treks Himalaya. We offer you with the best progressive information and itinerary leading focused and modified as per your requirements. It is significant to memorize, though, it necessitate an enough level of physical homework and must remembers that there is also a psychosomatic assurance in walking in mountains. Acute trek is an attempt to encourage Nepal to the exterior world while striving to defend an aged tradition as well as conserve the surroundings for generation to come. Acute Trek specialize in organize Nepal travel activities excursion such as:- Trekking, Helicopter Tour, Peak Climbing, Mountain Flight, Honeymoon Tour, Sightseeing, Rafting, Jungle Safari, Pilgrim’s Tour, Hotel Reservation, Air Ticket, Tibet and Bhutan Tour many more your vacation desire. Further infomation visit below:-

  8. those are wonderful pictures , thanks for sharing with us , you had a great fun , singapore is very beautiful city . Honeymoon Packages for Mauritius from INDIA

    Work from home theory is fast gaining popularity because of the freedom and flexibility that comes with it. Since one is not bound by fixed working hours, they can schedule their work at the time when they feel most productive and convenient to them. Women & Men benefit a lot from this concept of work since they can balance their home and work perfectly. People mostly find that in this situation, their productivity is higher and stress levels lower. Those who like isolation and a tranquil work environment also tend to prefer this way of working. Today, with the kind of communication networks available, millions of people worldwide are considering this option.

    Women & Men who want to be independent but cannot afford to leave their responsibilities at home aside will benefit a lot from this concept of work. It makes it easier to maintain a healthy balance between home and work. The family doesn't get neglected and you can get your work done too. You can thus effectively juggle home responsibilities with your career. Working from home is definitely a viable option but it also needs a lot of hard work and discipline. You have to make a time schedule for yourself and stick to it. There will be a time frame of course for any job you take up and you have to fulfill that project within that time frame.

    There are many things that can be done working from home. A few of them is listed below that will give you a general idea about the benefits of this concept.

    This is the most common and highly preferred job that Women & Men like doing. Since in today's competitive world both the parents have to work they need a secure place to leave behind their children who will take care of them and parents can also relax without being worried all the time. In this job you don't require any degree or qualifications. You only have to know how to take care of children. Parents are happy to pay handsome salary and you can also earn a lot without putting too much of an effort.

    For those who have a garden or an open space at your disposal and are also interested in gardening can go for this method of earning money. If given proper time and efforts nursery business can flourish very well and you will earn handsomely. But just as all jobs establishing it will be a bit difficult but the end results are outstanding.

    Freelance can be in different wings. Either you can be a freelance reporter or a freelance photographer. You can also do designing or be in the advertising field doing project on your own. Being independent and working independently will depend on your field of work and the availability of its worth in the market. If you like doing jewellery designing you can do that at home totally independently. You can also work on freelancing as a marketing executive working from home. Wanna know more, email us on and we will send you information on how you can actually work as a marketing freelancer.

    Internet related work
    This is a very vast field and here sky is the limit. All you need is a computer and Internet facility. Whatever field you are into work at home is perfect match in the software field. You can match your time according to your convenience and complete whatever projects you get. To learn more about how to work from home, contact us today on and our team will get you started on some excellent work from home projects.

    Diet food
    Since now a days Women & Men are more conscious of the food that they eat hence they prefer to have homemade low cal food and if you can start supplying low cal food to various offices then it will be a very good source of income and not too much of efforts. You can hire a few ladies who will help you out and this can be a good business.

    Thus think over this concept and go ahead.

  10. They had a nice journey. They had been spending their time with great memories. travelling from one place to another is always worth spending we can make ourselves fresh free from all the worries. We just do what we want.

    digital marketing singapore

  11. Hello there, Travel Delight has a special promotion for USS tickets/ packages you may want to visit our site or email for more details. Grab now for a limited time only. Thank you!

  12. I hope to visit this place someday.

  13. Nice article and beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing.
    Penang Hotel Bloggers

  14. Looks like you had a lot of fun. You might want to try Johor Bahru as well. There are Singapore Legoland transport services you can hire to bring you from Singapore to Johor such as MPVs from

  15. Hi, Nice photos! Actually those guys are the Cruisers, not the Daddy-Os. The Daddy O-s have not appeared for quite some time now.

    1. Hi J. Thanks for the feedback. Greatly appreciated.

  16. Hello Alexander. Nice sharing. Normal price for USS ticket: SGD74 (Adult) & SGD54 (Child) .if interested to get it for friends at promotion price I do sell SGD67 / RM185 for adult & SGD52 / RM143 for child.
    Other entrance tickets for Singapore attractions also available such as: SEA AQUARIUM, GARDEN BY THE BAY, CABLE CAR , NIGHT SAFARI , JURONG BIRD PARK, WINGS OF TIME, TRICK EYE MUSEUM, SINGAPORE ZOO & so much more..... Keep in touch ! :)
    tel: 017-7055381
    Visit LOVE TRAVEL page at

    1. Alright thanks Jessica. I'll let you know if I have friends going there.

  17. This comment has been removed by the author.

  18. This comment has been removed by the author.

  19. Travel at the best part of world I have follow this blog that nice There are many of such high quality new york city boat tour as well as best of trailers available with the service providers. The water boat operates on regular basis from popular tourist destination in the country and the price charged for it is also quite affordable. Make sure you have the best experiences NYC Adventure Tours of travelling through these locations at ease.

  20. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  21. Very useful journey to enjoy of the perfect travel studios at Singapore visit with us. Discount Airline Tickets

  22. I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike other blogs I have read which are really not that good.Thanks alot! samsung galaxy s7

  23. Hi Alexander! How are you? Just dropping by for some updates. . . Feel free to check-out our latest Singapore tickets promotions such as USS/SINGAPORE ZOO/GARDEN BY THE BAY/SEA AQUARIUM/NIGHT SAFARI/SCIENCE CENTRE &more! Surely lower than counter price & OPEN DATE! Example: USS, MYR 211 per adult (est SGD66 only) USS package with 2 ways transfer via bus from DANGA BAY JB - USS available too. You may request an email of quotation.
    Visit LOVE TRAVEL page for more info at >>> & >>>
    JESSICA, LOVE TRAVEL (whatsapp: +6012-7760219) Email: .TQ

  24. much obliged to you for your fascinating infomation. IT Project Management Services

  25. Great advise and Guide. I have started traveling as a friends group. Your above tips will surely help us complete our goals in the long term. Travel Agency in India

  26. Hi!

    Do you know if this park will be opened in February?

    Greetings from Taipe

  27. I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike other blogs I have read which are really not that good.Thanks alot!

  28. I really like the article in this block is short but interesting to understand.
    togel online

  29. articles that are nice and very interesting I like to read the articles you make

  30. likes to make your article and this is a very interesting article to read
    togel sgp


    Agen Togel Online Terpercaya Dengan Fiture-fiture Terbaik sebagai berikut :
    • BBFS Sampai 10 Digit
    • Hadiah Prize 4D dan 3D Semua Pasaran
    • Tersedia Live Games dan Sbobet Bola atau Casino
    • Bonus Referral Sebesar 0,5% dari Semua Pemasangan Seumur Hidup
    • Lomba Dengan Hadiah Jutaan Rupiah dan Juga Lomba GRATIS SALDO 5.000 / Pasaran Setiap Hari

    Hadiah & Diskon TT4D TOGEL TERPERCAYA :
    • HADIAH 4D x 3.000 ( 65% )
    • HADIAH 3D x 400 ( 59% )
    • HADIAH 2D x 70 ( 29% )

    Hadiah Hiburan Jackpot 4D & 3D Semua Pasaran :
    Prize I : x 3 Juta ( 4D ) | x 400 Ribu ( 3D )
    Prize II : 200 Ribu ( 4D ) | 20 Ribu ( 3D )
    Prize III : 100 Ribu ( 4D ) | 10 Ribu ( 3D )
    Started Prize : 55 Ribu ( Hanya 4D )
    Consolation : 25 Ribu ( Hanya 4D )

    Pasaran Tutup Terlama TT4D Togel Terpercaya :
    • Vietnam Tutup Jam 11.00 WIB dan Result Jam 11.30 WIB
    • Sydney Tutup Jam 13.30 WIB dan Result Jam 13.50 WIB
    • Las Vegas Tutup Jam 15.30 WIB dan Result Jam 16.00 WIB
    • Singapore Tutup Jam 17.25 WIB dan Result Jam 17.45 WIB
    • Lemacau Tutup Jam 19.30 WIB dan Result Jam 20.00 WIB
    • Hongkong Tutup Jam 22.40 WIB dan Result Jam 23.00 WIB

    Website Login / Daftar TT4D:

    Kontak Official :
    - Pin BBM : TT4DOK
    - WA : +855963240368