Day 2 In Singapore: Universal Studios Singapore

It's the second month of 2015 and I still haven't done with my 2013 Singapore trip blog posts. I must admit I have forgotten most of the details of the trip so today I'll just write what I think happened in our last 3 days in Singapore. Ok, wow, this is so embarrassing. 

Anyway, it was my sister's birthday on 26th and dad promised to take her to USS just as she had wished for so here we were. We took the SMRT bus over to Sentosa and reached USS at around 11 in the morning. 

The first ride we lined up for was the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase as it was the first attraction that we came across but the queue was so incredibly long it scared us so we decided to get out of that place. We then turned to the Transformer 3D ride to try our luck and we ended up waiting for one and a half hour. Both the facts that Transformers: The Ride-3D happens to be one of the most well-liked rides and we were using normal passes when there's this huge Boxing Day crowd explained our long wait time but the ride was totally worth it. 

Lesson learnt. We rushed to the nearby merchandise store and got five unlimited express passes. It was expensive but trust me, getting express passes during peak season is the way to go. You will still have to line up of course but with a much shorter wait time and it's definitely a wiser decision than wasting your time waiting for just a few rides and not managing to try all of them at the end of the day. We actually went back to the Transformer ride with our express passes because the experience was simply mind-blowing!

The thing that's so clever about USS is that nearly all of the rides comes with a water splash, big or small, in no time you will find yourself soaking wet and when you do, there are body dryers (they call them drying pods) already provided in the park. How convenient! But, not before you pay SGD5 for it. 

It rained when we came to Shrek's Castle after our lunch at Jurassic Park Discovery Food Court (the service was awful) and everyone started looking for a shelter or putting on their raincoats. What if you can't find neither? No worries. The merchandise stores are selling very trendy transparent raincoats at SGD4. And this is why you should always be prepared when going to a park (or generally outside)!

We had a lot of fun even though it was really humid and packed and some technical issue occurred. At around 8pm park-goers were already gathered at New York Street. Before I knew it, it had started "snowing" and Christmas music was playing and Santa Claus appeared as the crowd cheered on. 

For the last choice of the day we went to see this rock-n-roll musical Monster Rock and then with home with our weary feet but happy souls. 

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea there was Universal Studios in Singapore. Very cool.