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Universal Studios Singapore
Wikipedia | Google | Google Images | FlickrUniversal Studios Singapore is the first theme park to have been opened in Southeast Asia. It is also the second Universal Studios theme park in Asia, with Japan as the first. Universal Studios Singapore is located at Resorts World Sentosa, which was built on April of 2008. Nine months after its opening on March 2010, Universal Studios Singapore has already attracted more than 2 million people.
HistoryThe theme park held a sneak peek week from February 12-14, 2010, because of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Universal Studios Singapore had its soft launch period from March 18, 2010 to October 26, 2010, with the grand opening held on March 28,2010.
Preceding the opening was a grand and star-studded gala with Asian celebrities such as Vicki Zhao, Maggie Cheung, Jet Li, and Paula Abdul attending the event, along with an estimated number of 1,600 guests. The gala was held on the night of 27 March, 2011.
The theme park has been branded as “one-of-its-kind theme park in Asia” by Universal Parks and Resorts. The management promises that the theme park will live up to its brand for the next 3 decades.
What To ExpectUniversal Studios Sentosa presents seven major zones. Here is a list of the zones and their highlighted attractions.
HollywoodThe Hollywood Boulevard is the first attraction to welcome you upon entering the theme park. The pavement lined with beautiful palm trees make for a very pleasant walk. Throughout your stroll, you can look at and see the names of your favorite celebrities embedded down the well-known Walk of Fame.
New YorkNew York is one of the many (if not the most) famous American cities. The ‘Big Apple’ comes to life within this area. Adults and children alike can enjoy and even participate in the fanciful dancing and singing presentations of the furred and lovable characters of Sesame Street.
Sci-fi CityThis zone features the stomach-churning ride like no other, Battlestar Galactica! Here, you can also observe and experience TRANSFORMERS: The Ride. This ride enables you to be part of the fierce 3-D clash among the DECEPTICONS and AUTOBOTS.
Ancient EgyptIf you’re fearless and intrepid, the daring Revenge of the Mummy will definitely appeal to your daredevil desires! Within this zone, you can also see and take pictures with beautiful and majestic Egyptian mascots on stilts who wander the area.
The Lost WorldThis area highlights two amazing dinosaur experiences. First, the Canopy Flyer where you can view the Jurassic Park from above. If you want your dino quests on land instead of air, go aboard Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure.
Far Far AwayRekindle your affection for these fantasies as you watch a 4D, animated Shrek movie where the famous Shrek, together with his donkey sidekick, saves the love of his life, Princess Fiona, from a ferocious dragon that breathes fire.
MadagascarYour favorite zoo movie animals are here! A surefire child attraction is a merry-go-round that allows kids to ride the playful Lemurs, King Julien , and other delightful characters of the DreamWorks production. This section’s most loved feature is the adorable penguins doing the popular Madagascar Boogie!
How To Get ThereThere are three options to get to the park. Here are the choices:
WalkVisitors may opt to enjoy a pleasant walk starting at the VivoCity shopping mall until they reach Resorts World Sentosa. This route is along the 700 m Sentosa Boardwalk which is equipped with canopied travelators. A fee of S$1 ($0.74) is required to be admitted into the theme park.
By TrainVisitors may travel by means of the Mass Rapid Transit, or MR, and take the train down to the North-Eastline or Circle. After alighting from HarbourFront MRT Station , take any of these suggested forms of transport.
RWS 8Head outside VivoCity shopping mall or Merrill Lynch Harbourfront to locate the bus stop. For a fee of S$2 ($1.48), the RWS 8 can proceed to the resort premises.
Head to VivoCity shopping mall’s Lobby L or Lobby 3.
Entrain the Sentosa Express, then dismount at the Waterfront Station before proceeding to the theme park.
By BusTake whichever of the buses on the list below. Dismount at the VivoCity shopping mall prior to riding the RWS 8.
Here are the bus numbers: 93, 65, 80, 855, 188, 10, 97, 30, 131, 100, 166, 143 and 145 .
Nearby and Similar LandmarksYou should not miss visiting the Resorts World Sentosa. Marine Life Park is also nearby. Another landmark just a stone’s throw away is the Marina Bay, a 10-hectare cosmopolitan where you can find almost everything you’d want in a city.
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Author: epicandrea. Last updated: Mar 23, 2015