I was excited to spend the day at Universal Studios Singapore. … so weird for me to look forward to visiting a theme park.
We took the MRT to the Harbourfront Station and walked to the ticket counters at the 3rd level of VivoCity Mall. Paid the admission fees of Sentosa Island, which included round trip tickets on the Sentosa Express monorail and transportation within the island itself.
Universal Studios Singapore located in Sentosa Island sits within the huge property of ResortsWorld Sentosa. I liked Universal Studios because it caters to a more matured market (unlike Disneyland). Pretty cool to have a theme park based on famous movies.
View of VivoCity from the Sentosa Monorial ride
Waterfront Station (ResortsWorld Sentosa)
Dropped off at the Sentosa Express Waterfront Station and walked past the interesting covered walkways of ResortsWorld.
On our way to Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore
Admission fee at the Universal Studios Singapore was steep at S$72 (Php2,500). It was worth it coz we really enjoyed our time at Universal Studios Singapore.
Entrance at Universal Studios
Themed after the real Hollywood Boulevard of the 1970s, the Hollywood zone is framed by dynamic architecture, palm trees and the famous Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’.
Universal Studios Store
The Madagascar zone features a displaced cargo ship that houses the Madagascar: A Crate Adventure ride. It also features all of the characters from DreamWorks Animations’ Madagascar.
Gloria’s Snack Shack
View of the twin roller coasters across the lake.
Far Far Away
Far Far Away is based on the kingdom of the same name featured in DreamWorks Animations’ Shrek. Enjoyed the Shred 4-D Adventure
The Lost World
The Lost World contains many traditional attractions present in most Universal Studios parks around the world and is divided into two sub areas: Jurassic Park and Waterworld. We enjoyed the Waterworld Show, Canopy Flyer, and Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure.
Entrance to WaterWorld
Ancient Egypt zone is themed after the rich Egyptian architecture and artifacts found during the Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration in the 1930s.
Giant statues at Ancient Egypt
Sci-Fi City is themed after what cities and metropolis may look like in the future, equipped with space-age technologies and the ultimate modern conveniences. It is the home of the world’s tallest pair of dueling roller coasters, at a height of 42.7 meters. The pair of dueling roller coasters, Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon, are based on the hit television series, Battlestar Galactica.
Battlestar Galactica Double coasters
Themed after post-modern New York City that features sidewalks and classic landmarks that mimic its impressive cityscape. The area is enhanced by neon lights and flanked by street facades that set the scenes for big city fun and also real-time movie production for most Hollywood blockbuster films.
Post modern New York
Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Ate lunch at Koufu, which was a hawker-style food court located along Palawan Beach. They had many of Singapore’s local food available. I was impressed to see white sand beaches so close to the dense city center of Singapore. Having it named “Palawan,” inevitably made me compare it to the beaches of Palawan Island in the Philippines. Of course any comparison would be unfair since Palawan beaches are all-natural whereas the beaches in Sentosa are man-made.
Palawan Beach in Sentosa
Palawan Beach is claimed to be the southernmost point of continental Asia.
View of Palawan Beach from the watchtower
At this point my camera’s battery was running low. I had to separate from the group and return to the guest house to get my charger. Such a bummer since it was the perfect weather to spend the afternoon at the beach.
Sentosa Express Beach Station