Thursday, February 4, 2016

When in Singapore, Visit Universal Studios in Resort World Sentosa

Are you looking to take a little vacation or holiday? Have you considered Universal Studios in Singapore? If not, you should. They have so much to offer thrill seekers and family vacationers alike. While there are many intriguing reasons why you should place Singapore, in general, on your must-see list, Universal Studios on location is offering some major attractions to sweeten the deal.

We visited Universal Studios in Singapore last holiday and it was one of the best things we could have done. Whenever you’re travelling with family, especially withyoung children, you always face the challenges of overcoming boredom. Finding enough fun activities for all to enjoy is a particularly important thing to do without self-destructing your wallet as well. More on that later. If this sounds like you, then I would highly recommend Universal Studios in Singapore as your next vacation destination. Allow me to explain why.

What does Universal Studios offer visitors?

Universal Studios has a fantastic selection of rides and attractions, but it so much more than that. If you have a special event coming up, perhaps an anniversary, wedding, or birthday party, they can accommodate your event for you and make your special day extra special. They also offer a selection of shows throughout the year, so be sure to check out their event calendar when planning your trip. Whatever the reason for your trip, plan something fun and enjoy yourself and your time here. 

Attractions and Rides

The rides and attractions are always a big hit at Universal Studios. When we were there, we really enjoyed glancing at the Hollywood architecture and even seeing characters from my favorite movies like Vin Diesel of ‘The Fast and the Furious’. The staff assisting tourist like me did a fantastic job in accommodating us. I can’t remember the last place I visited where the hosts were as friendly and truly caring as we experienced at the Universal Studios in Singapore. The level of customer care we received was truly exceptional.

The attractions we visited were all themed, which we really liked. I think the theme gives you a better sense of what to expect. If there is a theme your family is particularly interested in, it also makes finding the attractions for that theme much easier. Allow me to give you an example. My mom and my brother are crazy over the Shrek movies and characters, so we made sure to stop there first and find Shrek and Puss in Boots for photo opps. It was either that or have a full out mutiny on our hands. But seriously, if you have children who love Shrek and the unforgettable characters of Far, Far Away Land, this themed stop is a no-brainer anyway. The attraction was wonderful. They even had a 4D Shrek Adventure show, which was amazing. I honestly can’t say enough about it.

However, even if Shrek isn’t your thing, there are six other themed attraction centers you can choose from, including:
  • Hollywood - Feels like you are walking downtown Hollywood.
  • New York - I love having photos infront of those US designed buildings! Surreal!
  • Ancient Egypt - My favorite attraction. It’s like Egypt in Singapore!
  • Sci-Fi City - My brother had fun checking this cool attraction! He loves science & robots!
  • Lost World - Mom loved the water ride and giant dinosaurs were freaking me out!
  • Madagascar - So tropical and you’ll feel like a kid again!.

With that said, they really do cover a lot of bases here. Actually, because my brother thoroughly enjoyed all the geekery his hands could get on, If you  are like him and you love the world of science fiction, then Sci-Fi City is certain to be a stop for you. He enjoyed the 3D Transformers ride available in this themed area. 

We also visited the Ancient Egypt themed area, which was also really cool. I have always been fascinated with everything about ancient Egypt and The Mummy movies, so it was a real treat to experience this specialty area as well. This is the closest to Egypt that I could experience in Asia. 

Does the park offer any dining venues?

The Egypt themed area has a nice middle Eastern restaurant that we stopped at called the Oasis Spice Cafe. If you get a chance to stop here, I recommend it. The food and service were excellent, with plenty of Egyptian-themed foods on the menu, which only enhanced our experience further. There are others as well, but we didn’t get a chance to visit them during this trip. However, we are planning a return trip in the near future, so perhaps next time.

How do You get to Universal Studios in Singapore?

Getting to Universal Studios was easy, regardless of your location. If you are in Singapore’s central business district, you’re looking at roughly a quick 10-minute ride. Another option that many people take is from the VivoCity shopping mall. In that case, it’s a leisure stroll away. But, if you are coming from another area, simply grab a bus or cab ride there. The ride is fairly short and easy either way. There are also directions on Universal Studios Singapore website in case you are planning on driving or walking yourself.

Where should You stay in Singapore?

There are plenty of wonderful hotels in the area where you can stay. Each one a little different from the next. For a family with many kids, I suggest staying at Resorts World Sentosa. All the features and amenities you need are already there. Rooms are clean, comfortable, and inviting. The prices are reasonable too!

Singapore offers many ways to entice and entertain their visitors. If you have never considered coming over, give it a try sometime. After all, 17 million visitors each year can’t be wrong. If you frequent Singapore, whether for business or pleasure, consider getting an annual pass to Universal Studios location here. The one thing about annual passes I love is that they give you access to the park 365 days a year, and it generally saves you on the cost as well. Go as often as you like and pay only once per year, and at a discount.

Regardless of the reason for your visit to Singapore, take time to enjoy life a little. There is so much to see and do in this wonderful, happy place.


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