Universal Studios Singapore

Located in Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, Universal Studios is the most popular theme park in Singapore. Opened to the public March, 2010, this is actually the first Universal Studio ever built in Asia.

With over 20 hectares of area, there is so much in store for the public to explore. The theme park occupies the eastern part of Resorts World Sentosa. Spend a day exploring the theme park with a total of 24 theme park attractions available to enjoy. There are 7 themed zones with different attractions the interest of the people.

The park is open from until 10:00pm every day. Watch out for the Hollywood After Hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 pm to 10:00pm for a discounted entrance ticket. Pay only SGD 5 to dine and shop inside Universal Studios. Also, watch out for the pyrotechnic displays 9:00 pm every night.

Themed Zones

• Hollywood
Designed to feel as if you are walking along Hollywood Boulevard back in 1970, the Hollywood zone features vibrant architectural designs and planted palm trees. Of course, the zone won’t look like Hollywood if there is no Hollywood Walk of Fame. And it includes a 1,500-seat indoor Broadway-style theatre that is fully equipped to host plays, musicals and performances

• New York
Designed with post-modern feature of New York City, this zone features the classic landmarks and some impressive cityscape. With neon street lights, the façade of New York zone gives the impression of a lot of fun to be discovered. It is also delivers romantic atmosphere felt in the Big Apple.

• Sci-Fi City
Travel to the future in Sci-fi zone. The park features modern conveniences and futuristic ambience. Experience the thrilling ride of the world’s tallest pair of roller coaster with a height of 42.7 meters. The two roller coasters are based on the television series, Battlestar Galactic: Human vs. Cylon.

• Ancient Egypt
Based on the remnants of Ancient Egypt, the zone is the adaptation of Golden Age Era of Egypt exploration. See replicas of pyramids, obelisks and roaming characters like Cleopatra while raoming around Ancient Egypt zone. This highlights the roller coaster ride themed after the movie by Brendan Fraser entitled “The Mummy”

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Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The Gardens by the Bay consist of two large buildings and fairly small outdoor gardens. The flower dome includes a wide variety of flowers from regions around the globe. Both buildings are glass bubbles providing a view of downtown Singapore.

view of the interior of Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands is visible in the background.

An audio tour is available which plays short clips of information on numerous plants found in the gardens. I thought it was worthwhile.

photo of deep redish-purple flower

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Singapore Science Museum

photo inside the Singapore Science Center

The Science Center in Singapore is focused on providing kids interactive exhibits with science content. It is worth a visit if you like such museums, it is a bit above average for such museums, in my experience. They have the expected IMAX theatre (which has assigned seats – I didn’t notice this until someone made us move).

photo of exhibit with interactive skeleton

As is the case with many exhibits at these types of museums sometimes it seems like they just make something interactive without making it very educational. The skeleton was that way (also people had trouble making it work, making the movements necessary to get it to respond).

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