One of the highlights in my Singapore Free & Easy trip has got to be the 1-day trip to Universal Studios Singapore. To the uninitiated, the Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Following its grand opening on May 28, 2011, it becomes the second Universal Studios theme park to open in Asia after the Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.
Universal Studios Theme Park is also the first in Southeast Asia, and will be the only one of its kind in the region for the next 30 years!
Previously, the cable car ride into Sentosa brought us to Imbiah Lookout. For your information, Imbiah Lookout has the highest concentration of attraction spots on Sentosa Island. Some of these attractions just to name a few are Tiger Sky Tower, Images of Singapore, Butterfly Park, Insect Kingdom and Sentosa 4D Magix. We did not spend much time there. Instead, we had to head straight to Universal Studios Singapore. I did snap a picture or 2 of the 37 meters tall gigantic Sentosa Merlion though.
After some 20 minutes walk, we were finally at the main entrance to the Universal Studios Singapore. It was nearly 1100, 1 hour after the opening hour of the theme park. Surprisingly, there was still a long queue in front of the entrance gate. Apparently, these people were queuing up to enter the park! Luckily, I had bought my Universal Studios Singapore tickets online prior to this trip at www.rwsentosa.com at the price of Singapore Dollar 74 per adult. One can also buy tickets of the same price on site at the theme park’s ticket booth. But on a day like this, it would be hard to get one. I went there the day after Christmas! Haha! Tickets sold online are no cheaper, but it allows you immediate access into the park without needing to stop at a ticket counter.
By the time we were inside the park, it was 1120. The studio guide indicates there are 7 themed zones, namely Hollywood, Madagascar, Far Far Away, The Lost World, Ancient Egypt, Sci-Fi City and New York. There are altogether 24 attractions in a 20-hectare park! It is a mission impossible to cover all the attractions if you are not going to spend a whole day in the theme park. Fortunately, your ticket entitles you park admission for an entire day. You can leave and reenter the theme park as you like. However, tickets sold are not refundable and transferable; neither can the tickets be canceled or amended to another date under any circumstances.
My next post will cover each of the 7 themed zones as well as I will reveal how we queued up for nearly 2 hours at one of the rides in the Universal Studios Singapore. Stay tuned!
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