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

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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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Nature parks are usually not the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Singapore. But Singapore actually has several excellent parks including the Sungei Buloh Nature Park.

Lots of birds at the Sungei Buhlu Wetlands Reserve

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is located on the North of Singapore bordered by the Johor Strait, with a view to Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The reserve, covers an area of 130 hectares, was designated as a nature park in 1989 and gazetted (with an expanded size of 40 hectares greater than the original area) in 2002 and listed as an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2003 (Singapore’s first such park).

Milky Stork at the Sungei Buhlu Wetlands Reserve, Singapore

Milky Stork – they are classified as endangered and are also found in Malaysia, Cambodia and Indonesia.

I actually see these fly over Johor Bahru fairly often in the morning or evening. They mirror the commuters going and returning from work each day.

Malayan water monitor lizard

Malayan water monitor lizard

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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’s Green Corridor

The 26 km railroad corridor was decommissioned earlier this year. What is left is becoming an enjoyable visit to nature. As in many other countries there is great interest in turning the former railroad into a nature recreation trail. Singapore continues to make very good urban planning choices. It will be interesting to see the decisions the government makes in the next year for the future of the corridor.

Related: Fort Canning ParkMegazip Adventure Park, Sentosa Island

Megazip Adventure Park, Sentosa Island

For those looking for adrenaline rush, Megazip Adventure Park is the best place to go. Featuring various activities that offer different levels of extremity push yourself to the limit and try any one or all the activities in store for you.

Located at the top of Imbiah Hilltops, the park creates a unique and challenging adventure for tourists with guidance from specialists in this field.

This is considered Asia’s most extreme adrenaline pumping zip line experience for adventure hungry tourists. Slide from the top of Imbiah Hill through the jungle canopy of 75 meters high and 450 meters sliding at a speed of 50 kmph.

MegaZip Adventure Park

MegaZip Adventure Park by alantankenghoe

This consists of high rope course where visitors need to cross while at 15 meters above the ground. Cross from one Eucalyptus tree to another while crossing through various rope courses.

Megazip on 26 March 2011

Megazip by 24seven Communications

Overcome your fear of height and fear of falling. The Parajump is developed in UK where visitors will climb up 50 feet from the ground for the dropoff point for the Parajump.

Test you skill in climbing wall with the 16 meter wall climb considered the highest challenging wall climb in Singapore.


Megazip on 26 March 2011 by 24seven Communications

Watch the video to have an idea of what Megazip Adventure has to offer.

Related: Resort World Sentosa, SingaporeBattlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon (Universal Studios Park – Sentosa)Fort Canning Park