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March 18, 2010

Universal Studios Singapore [1/2]

Singapore / Universal Studios Singapore

Let’s start off with a video compilation of our photos taken from Universal Studios Singapore!

How to go to the Universal Studios at Resorts World Sentosa?

There are many ways to get there.  Perhaps the two more popular choices are as follows:

By Sentosa Express from Vivocity (MRT station: HarbourFront)

You can take the Sentosa Express from Vivocity shopping mall (Level 3, near Food Republic main entrance). Alight at the first station – Waterfront Station and walk to Universal Studios. A ticket costs S$3 and this already includes the admission to Sentosa. You can buy the ticket at the sales counter or pay by Ezlink card. When leaving Sentosa by monorail, there will be no fee charged.

By Bus from Vivocity

Board/ Alight at the bus stop outside Vivocity. It costs S$2 and there will be no fee charged upon leaving Sentosa.

Entrance fees to Universal Studios

One-Day Pass Peak/Off-Peak (Adult S$72/$66, Child S$52/$48, Senior S$36/$32). There are also Two-Day and Annual Passes. If the park is crowded, get the Express Pass to join the express queues! (Additional S$30 for Off-Peak /$48 for Peak /$68 for Super Peak)

The opening hours of Universal Studios Singapore runs from 9am to 6pm. We were already at the theme park around 9am, eagerly exploring the rides and attractions!

Universal Studios Singapore consists of 7 themed areas: The Lost World, Far Far Away, Madagascar, Ancient Egypt, Sci-Fi City, Hollywood and New York.

Upon entering, we chose the right path to start the day at the theme park!

Sci-Fi City

I think the most exciting ride at the theme park is Battlestar Galactica CYLON (blue track) at Sci-Fi City.  The red track is for Battlestar Galactica HUMAN; as the name suggests, it’s more for “human”, so it’s relatively a “milder” ride as compared to CYLON! Both are dueling coasters, which means the two roller coasters will narrowly avoid collisions as they twists and turns!

I guess the majority of us who love the excitement of coaster ride will madly dive into the queue for our first ride in the park. Be forewarned: Try not to take both roller coaster rides consecutively without a short break. We did that to the Dueling Dragons at Universal Studios Orlando and ended up feeling nausea and taking a longer break! In fact, my bro strained his neck after taking CYLON, his first ride and last ride of the day!

Nonetheless, open your eyes big big with hands up in the air and scream your lungs out throughout the wild ride!

Accelerator is about mad spinning, and I’m not into it!

Ancient Egypt

Step into the golden era of ancient Egypt, with huge Egyptian statues looming high over you.

The giant Egyptian guards!

The Egyptian obelisk.

We took the high-speed thrill ride at Revenge of the Mummy. Another exhilarating ride through sharp bends and sudden reverse in the darkness, only to be greeted by fiery fireballs, warrior mummies and other evil-ish stuff!

Another attraction at Ancient Egypt is Treasure Hunters which I didn’t come across. I think it’s a kiddy ride.

There are lockers near the rides for you to keep your belongings before taking the rides. NOTE: each locker is free to use for 30mins, after that the charges are S$2-S$3 per 20-30 mins block onwards, capped at $20 per day. You may want to change locker after each ride.

The Lost World

The Lost World features two themed areas: WaterWorld and Jurassic Park.

Catch the sensational ‘live’ water show with daring stunts and real explosions. It brings the silver screen to life! Check the schedules for the “WaterWorld” show.

The Hero and the Beauty.

Nice grip! And a jump with style!

Obviously, this baldy is the villain with a blind eye.

Lot of gun-firing scenes throughout the show, with stunt men riding on motor boats and splashing water to the first few rows of spectators. Nearing the end of the show, a small plane (prop) caught fire and fell onto the water, followed by a series of explosions. Awesome show!

Attractions at Jurassic ParkRapids Adventure (where you will be tossed and get wet!), Canopy Flyer (gently glide high above and get a bird’s eye view of the surroundings), Amber Rock Climb and Dino Soaring (kiddy ride).

Embark on “an adventure 65 millions years in the making”… with prehistoric dinosaurs.

Cute restroom signs.

Universal Studios water fountain.

New York

World Premiere at Broadway, New York City. Perhaps it wasn’t open during the sneak preview.

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42 Comments Leave your comment

  • henry said on March 18, 2010 1:37 am

    wow… everything looks so complete there… makes me wana go back to SINGAPORE now! Good bye Malaysia! LOL~ SENTOSA HERE I COME! XD

  • MRCHOY said on March 18, 2010 10:03 am

    Nice pictures! If I were there, all the theme parks seriously will make me feel I’m not in SG but out for vacation! Haha =X

  • eunice said on March 18, 2010 1:13 pm

    @Henry: LOL! Yeah it’s fun!

    @MRCHOY: Yah right! I thought I was in Universal Studios Orlando.

  • Calvin said on March 18, 2010 6:23 pm

    Hi eunice, been a while since ive last visited your blog. kept myself busy :)

    universal studios looks cool. i’ll be heading down to singapore this sunday for a wedding photoshoot till wednesday. might be dropping @ universal studios for some shoots as well :)

    cheers and god bless

  • mylo said on March 18, 2010 7:33 pm

    WOW! WOW!

    The Sci-Fi city looks like a big chunk of iceberg with honeycomb roof :) I would LOVE to try out both Battlestar Galactica rides!!!


  • eunice said on March 18, 2010 9:11 pm

    @Calvin: Wow looking forward to c the pics! Btw, I think the tickets are sold out for the weekend.

    @mylo: U’ll love the duelling coaster rides!

  • Singapore Short Stories said on March 18, 2010 11:12 pm

    Wow, you seem to have lots of fun and from thse photos, it really look GREAT!

  • peteformation said on March 19, 2010 12:34 pm

    Nice, would bring my kids there this year end holidays!

  • eunice said on March 19, 2010 3:21 pm

    @SSS: Yep! When r u going there? =D

    @peteformation: that’s great! ur kids will look forward to it!

  • Andrey S. Maria said on March 21, 2010 10:50 am

    Well looks ok to me, I still prefer States Universal Studio – the original or Japan due to the weather. Singapore weather is abysmally humid.

    Everything inside looks duplicate however only 1 -2 rides which are new…good luck…Singapore

  • Cecil Lee said on March 22, 2010 11:50 am

    Wow! You are among the first to get into the Universal Studio! Such a privilege! The entrance fees of S$70 per pax seems expensive to me. Do we still need to pay anything within the studio? I’m going there for a short trip next month, hopefully can have some fun at the studio! :)

  • eunice said on March 23, 2010 9:45 am

    @Audrey: of cos those in the States r better, can’t compare right? :P Singapore is hot n humid all year round, that’s the fact that we can’t change. :P Hopefully, as what they say, USS will be more developed in the near future. :D

    @Cecil: The entrance fee on off-peak is S$66. Yes it includes all the rides/attractions in the park. I think it’s not expensive as it’s a world-class theme park, though it’s alot smaller compared to those in the States that charge in USD + expensive airfares! :P Yes, U will have fun!

  • Justin said on March 26, 2010 2:08 pm

    Phone ticketing of USS sucks! Never know how to handle well the bookings and queries of the customers. We’ve waited almost 2 weeks for the confirmation letters and tickets to send from their end and their agents don’t know what cause the problem. Train well your people so that other people won’t experienced what inconvenienced we got.

  • lechua said on March 28, 2010 7:14 pm

    Waterworld, Shrek and all :D .. remindes me of my visit to Universal Studios Hollywood 2 yrs ago. Really enjoyed it. i see u’ve been to the orlando one… how is the spore one different? it’s going to be a great attraction to malaysians since it’s nearby! before this it was prob disneyland hk that was the nearest huge theme park.

  • eunice said on March 28, 2010 11:57 pm

    @Justin: oh no, hope USS will improve on that.

    @lechua: Though USS is alot smaller than the one in Orlando (which is the largest Universal Studios I think), the setting is similar and the rides are equally exciting. :) I would say it’s a great attraction worth visiting, especially it’s strategically located in this region, ie. we don’t need to fly far far away just to experience the world-class theme park in Japan or US. :)

  • Cecil Lee said on April 2, 2010 12:28 am

    I heard the Studio is closed temporarily due to some technical issues, is it? Or is it back in action now? Am I going to miss it on my travel there middle of this month? :o

  • eunice said on April 2, 2010 1:28 am

    @Cecil: I only know that the Battlestar (roller coaster) has been closed for maintenance but I’m not sure if it’s back in action. The Studio is still running I supposed!

  • I-sha said on April 7, 2010 8:34 am

    THE HOLLYWOOD ONE IS MUCH MORE ORIGINAL AND FUN. But the sg one is kewlz since its in asia.

  • eunice said on April 7, 2010 11:13 am

    @I-sha: Well, the Universal Studios in Singapore is still ORIGINAL cos it’s still Universal Studios! :D Just that it’s in Singapore and it’s smaller. :)

  • Prem Kishore said on April 28, 2010 11:05 pm

    I am coming with my family from 14-23 May 2010. Will the studios be open and what would be the price?

  • Meutia said on May 17, 2010 8:08 am


    I already bought the universal studio tickets through uss website, because me n my friend are going to go there on June 12,2010 and that is saturday, i’m afraid i couldn’t get the ticket if i buy there on weekend. I really excited see ur website :) , couldn’t hardly wait! I hope i could try all the attractions there :D

  • Echosei said on May 26, 2010 10:32 am

    any news when the battlestar galactica will reopen???
    we’re planning to visit singapore on OCTOBER,
    i hope it’s open by then.
    I’m a coaster lover so it would be a bummer if it’s closed.

  • jaime ibanez said on July 4, 2010 7:23 pm

    Universla Studio 1. of my dream themepark when i was 6 of my age i built miniature art master pieces 2d. The no.1 themepark in world for me! i love thememing design from concept to rality to interior im so very impresive being scenic artist of the one. and only famous themepark in the pilipines Enchanted Kingdom i work for 15 years of very magical and artistic years!.Congrats! Universal Studio Singapore! I hope one day i see u inperson!

  • jinkee said on July 6, 2010 10:07 pm

    i love this post….thanks…i think this gives me a lot of idea what to do in our visit to singapore very soon…..

  • ketakee said on July 7, 2010 4:33 pm

    Wow its Great fun ,Amazing!Must See Attraction Of sentosa.

  • feat said on July 23, 2010 5:02 pm

    hey.i wanna asking lot of question about universal studio..
    can i ask u?

  • kugan said on September 14, 2010 8:04 pm

    this is the top ten place oh yeah…………………………………………

  • Margaret said on October 3, 2010 6:43 pm

    Am going next week…is it worth buying the express tickets..thanks

  • eunice said on October 4, 2010 9:56 pm

    Hi Margaret: Hmm… it’s really hard to tell… but they will encourage you to book the ticket in advance.

  • Echosei said on October 5, 2010 9:44 pm

    IMPORTANT QUESTION: when will the battlestar galactica finally reopen???

  • mirocky said on December 12, 2010 6:01 pm

    fantastic place.im gonna take it in my dream.WOHOO!!!

  • eunice said on December 12, 2010 10:48 pm

    hi mirocky, pls credit the USS photo u took from my blog.

  • ECHOSEI said on December 13, 2010 7:34 pm


  • monmon said on March 12, 2011 6:51 pm

    Very useful infos thanks!!!

  • jean said on June 6, 2011 1:03 pm

    i wish i could visit Universal Studios in SG someday…thanks for the info…

  • Hasim SAlim said on July 1, 2011 7:19 pm

    i’m going to Universal Studio, Spore on 22nd JUly 2011, plse guide me

  • rajiv said on July 24, 2011 4:02 am

    Had a wonderful experience during the visit @ USS even though its raining all day, I had fun all day. I guess getting wet is more exciting. I will definitely be back here since my 1day experience is not enough.

  • Sweet saint said on September 13, 2011 12:10 am

    Just came back from USS.. Got to say it’s worth the wait for the Battlestar. I took the blue side first and I can say 60 sec for the ride is more than enough~ I dont want to die.. lol.. Although many would say the ride is short or the States are better etc… Good luck to you~ Honestly, the 360 degree turn was great.. I never saw that coming… lol

  • Anil Oberoi said on March 20, 2012 11:45 am

    wonderful place no words to explain Seems like heaven

  • Natalie Lim said on July 24, 2012 4:55 pm

    went to USS for the first time after purchasing tickets at the changi recommends booth in the airport, so i didn’t have to queue to buy my tickets on the day itself. Was there with my group of friends and WOW, i really enjoyed myself, felt like a little kid again! my favourite ride was definitely the new transformers ride, thrilling is an understatement!

  • Asim Abdul said on December 7, 2012 6:24 pm

    Is price of ticket the same at the CHANGI AIRPORT

    as i think it is a good idea to buy the ticket before going to the USS, so that you dont have to get in the line and wait and also maybe dont get a ticket

    Is JUNE peak time for USS?

  • Annie Yap said on April 23, 2014 2:56 am

    Hi Eunice, I’m planning to take my pre-wedding photo shoot at USS, do I need to pay for any charges or package other than the entrance ticket? Pls advise. Thank you

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