universal studio singapore.
the other highlight of my singapore trip last month is visiting this fun and exciting theme park! there are 7 different parks to visit - sci-fi city, ancient egypt, lost world, far far away, madagascar, new york and hollywood.
we started from sci-fi city, knowing that this place would be crowded later, there are 4 rides here - transformers battle, 2 battlestar galatica roller coaster rides and accelerator. the most awesome one being the transformer battle, it’s a 3d ride where you battle in a transformer scene, it’s really cool and exciting and the effects are so real! both the roller coasters are awesome too, i prefer the cylon one ‘cos it has more twist and turn, ehehe.. accelerator is like the tea cups ride, spinning around…
next park is the ancient egypt, from a modern high tech look, we go back to the ancient times, and the sun was glaring that day, it kinda fits lol… lots of people hanging around here and also saw a model dressed as cleopatra with a few guy followers for photo session. there are two rides here - revenge of the mummy which is a scary dark ride and treasure hunters which is a relaxing short ride.
moving on the the lost world, dinosaurs!!! lots of rides here, we didn’t play all of them though - rock climbing has extra charges, there’s also children’s ride and i didn’t wanna get wet and we were rushing for a show, so didn’t get onto rapids adventure as well. the show is at the waterworld, really cool place, metallic feel… and it’s a truly great show, awesome effects, funny and entertaining crew, super professional too!
then, from the jungle, we came to a kingdom - far far away! as we enter the place, it gives a very fairytale-like feel, and lots of kids here, this must be their favorite park out of all. we got invited to the donkey show by the staff as it’s starting. this is a live show with animation, really entertaining, love the conversations by the host and donkey. and since it’s indoor, we got to rest as well. after the show, we explore the park area, lots of really cute things around, there are also kids’ ride here. we went for the shrek 4d adventure after having lunch at friar’s. the show was okay, nice to see shrek again, really like the movies a lot.
and next it’s madagascar! this park is quite deserted, i wonder why… maybe because there’s only 2 rides here… both of them more suitable for kids. we didn’t went for any, just took photos around and move on to the next one…
new york! the street is decorated with all sorts of new york / america-related things like yellow cab, police car, street signs, library and sesame street store! we went to watch the light, camera, action! show - it’s a special effect showcase, pretty cool and looks super real too, i enjoyed it a lot. got to meet with cookie monster too, but the queue for photo was really long.
finally we went back to hollywood which is right at the entrance, that we skipped. lots of souvenir shops here and cafes too. saw a performance by some dancers on stage, really nice.. then took a break at the cafe as we were exhausted from all the walking and playing.
then we went back to sci-fi city for the transformer ride and roller coaster for quite a few times while waiting for the monster rock show. the show is really cool, nice music and wonderful costumes by all of the performers, very entertaining and really love the music.
we walked and played until the closing time, then went outside to visit candylicious store, it’s so big here… so many chocolates and candies! wished i could just live there, ahaha!
and as the sky turns dark, it’s time to say goodbye to the exciting place… will definitely go again someday, it’s just so fun and it’s been a really long time since i visited a theme park.
i will be posting all of the other photos on my google+ and facebook, lots of them!