Universal Studios Singapore + Songs of the Sea

Warning: Picture Heavy Post

Prior to the park visit, Dyanie and I already bought our Universal Studios tickets online. I read somewhere that there could be no available tickets on the day of your visit so it's best to purchase the tickets in advance. Luckily, MasterCard had a 20% off promotion. The ticket only costs S$52.80 that time.

Little India station to Tanjong Pagar

stone carvings in the subway


But before going to USS, Dyanie took me to Maxwell House (walkable from Tanjong Pagar MRT station). She said she'll have me try the best tasting Hainanese Chicken Rice.

Maxwell House
ang linis ng hawker stalls dito!

Tian Tian's Hainanese Chicken Rice

This stall has a long queue. I guess their hainanese chicken is really famous after Anthony Bourdain recommended it.

Hainanese Chicken Rice - S$3.00
it's so flavorful and tender! thanks Dyan for introducing this to me.

Char Kway Teow - S$3.00
2nd best to Jalan Alor's version in KL


After our meal, we headed to Sentosa Boardwalk. On the way there, we passed (and our feet dragged us) to Ben and Jerry's inside Vivo City Mall.

3 scoops for S$6.90
we got Ben and Jerry's Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Coffee flavors.
the taste? nothing but outstanding!


At that point, we began to feel tired and sleepy. It was already past lunch and we havent reached USS yet.

Sentosa Boardwalk

walkalator makes our lives easy
but taking a bus could have make it easier!


..and finally Resorts World.

strolling here costs S$1

im not sure if guests can sail here

one step at a time

and finally, the most photograph icon..

thanks to remote control and tripod

It was almost 2:00pm so we hurriedly went inside.

welcome to universal studios

oh hai, Po!

Too bad, we really had no time to line up to have a picture beside him.
We just headed to the 1st attraction that we saw..

Madagascar
A fun boat ride that tells the story of these animals, based on the animated movie of course. The characters inside the tunnel moves and speaks. Well done effects.





this boat ride is fun, but my favorite cruise remains to be Disneyland's Small World


Next thing we saw was this castle.


so it's Shrek's and Fiona's castle

Shrek 4D Adventure
A visual story of Shrek's life, how he saves her Princess Fiona from the Evil Prince. With 4D effects, of course. Fun and entertaining. (photos not allowed inside the theater)




and I quote Dyan "san ba nakakabili ng potion na yan at bibili ako ng madami!"
me: "sa Cash Cash Pinoy!" ^_^


Waterworld
This broke our hearts. We arrived late for the last show.

lesson learned: always check the show schedule


Revenge of the Mummy
Dyan pushed me to try this scarifying ride. She stayed outside to watch for my things. Nothing can be brought inside. Since Im a solo-rider, I managed to be the 1st in line. It's like Disneyland's Space Mountain. A roller coaster in the dark. But Revenge of the Mummy is better. It has great effects, with unexpected turns and surprises. ^_^





Battlestar Gallactica
The tallest dueling roller coaster in the world. One half of the ride features an inverted roller coaster track in blue, and the other half features the traditional seated roller coaster track design in red.
This ride hurts my neck badly. The roller coaster seats dont have the head and neck support. Yes, thrilling. But Im not sure if I'll ride this again.



We didnt know that the park will close at 6:00pm, in preparation for the Grand Launch the next day. So that's it for our Universal Studios tour. Haggardness!

Grand Opening on the next day
we didnt regret it anyway, we knew there'll be a million guests too

Upon exit, we glimpsed to this Garret's Popcorn store. Since Ive read raves about this, Dyanie and I gave it a try.

Garrett's Popcorn for S$10

overpriced popcorn! hindi naman masarap!


In the park exit, we met ate Joyce. She's my blog reader who's based in SG. More than the dinner treat, Dyan and I truly appreciate her company. She guided and (long) walked us thru every SG's landmark.


thank you ate Joyce, we deeply appreciate your company


Songs of the Sea
Tickets cost S$10. Show shedule: 7:40pm and 8:40pm


wahaha! feeling talaga ng kids ay estatwa ako! LOL
brings me instant happiness ^_^


Songs of the Sea
Actors and actresses sing and dance to tell the story. It also showcased pyrotechnics, laser show, and dancing fountains.
Sounds fun? Not really. I was expecting to see more spectacular effects. Not really impressive. I was bored.

once upon a time, there's girl who's under the spell of an enchanted village

the sea creature friend

villain #1

villain #2

the goddess

..and finally, the girl was out of spell.

rejoice and celebrate!

But again, it didn't meet my expectations.

im a bit bored


Well, it was still a fun day 2 in the theme park.

that ends a very long and tiring day in Sentosa

○ prices in yellow texts
○ also see my previous entry: Singapore and its Mesmerizing Nightscape

43 responses:

Chyng said...

Bilisan na, para Bali series na! =)

Shey Malindog said...

haha...first to comment..

Ina-anticipate ko talaga tong entry na to. I <3 the pictures. Pero na mas excite ako for your next entry! nice talaga USS..

Tc =)I <3 the pictures. Pero na mas excite ako for your next entry! nice talaga USS..

Tc =)

Ry said...

naunahan mo pa ako i-blog ang SG trip ko na last yr pa naganap. hehe. anyway, ang sarap ng ben and jerry's new york chocolate. sayang, sa SnR lng cia mabibili rito sa pinas (ndi ako member). cia nga pala, ndi na ako babalik sa little india station! :)

Axl Powerhouse Production Inc. said...

astig... talagang sinulit mo ang buong trip sa SG ha.... sana ako din makapunta diya....
natakam naman ako doon sa food...

michi said...

i miss ben and jerry's. natawa ko dun sa bata, nakatitig talaga siya sayo kala niya statue ka. =)

MarLiesTravels said...

nakakainggit naman ang blog na ito ms. chyng.. hehe! sana makarating din kami ng SG.. :) nakakatuwa ang picture mo with the kids.. :p

danda07 said...

Universal Studio, Mapupuntahan din kita next year! Sana! haha!

SunnyToast said...

Isang lang tanong ko Chyng buti di nag reklamo c madam dyan sa lakad portion...hahaa..gusto yong pic nyo dalawa na may pag dila ka pa...hahaha.....and extd sa next post..bali na! hahahaa

kat said...

masyadong overrated yung revenge of the mummy.. masyado akong natense nung nakapila ako.. ganun lang pala yun. haha and i agree with you sa battle star galactica.. di ako natakot sa mataas na slope.. natakot ako para sa leeg ko.. hehe sadly di ako nakapagfoodtrip sa SG. baka bumalik ako dun para sa foodtrip.hehe

nina said...

Ikaw ba talaga ang subject ng picture ni Dyan sa unang picture? Hahahahaha

princess_dyanie said...

@Ry - Meron sa Rustan's na Ben and Jerry's! :)

@Nina - ati!!! napansin mo pala yun! Si kuya ang kinukuhanan ko alam mo yan haha!! Biglang ngiti kasi yung isa diyan kaya ayun na click na ahahahah!!!

@Kebler - in fernez teh, Ms.Lakad kami that day! Walang reklamodora explorer na naganap hahahaha!!

princess_dyanie said...

O game eto na comment ko. Sumagot kasi ako sa mga readers mo ahihihi :D *Palasagot lang hahahaha*

I Miss Tian Tian!!! Lesson learned: Hindi lahat ng gwapo matino! Si kuya mali mali ang directions! Haha!

Ang boardwalk na walang ganap pero may bayad! Haha! Ang popcorn na mahal pero mas bet ko pa ang Tony's Popcorn!

Thank you Ate Joyce!!! :)

Ang zleepy ng eyezzz ko sa last pic! Haha!

killerfillers said...
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killerfillers said...

Dapat nag-Sentosa Express(3SGD) kayo para nakatipid sa oras:p Sabagay masarap din naman maglakad.haha Andami nga ng pictures tagal magload ng post mo.:p

pusang kalye said...

ever improving si Sentosa. wala pa ang universal studius nung nagpunta kami. mga metal bars palang.hahaha. me similarity yung songs of the sea sa MOP no? dikasi namin napanuod na yan nung nagpunta kami. isa lang masasabi ko na present sa lahat ng pics. kalinisan. ang linis ng Sg no?

marxtermind said...

Gusto ko ng mag USS! Mahilig ako sa mga rides eh!!! Worth it ba ung Songs of the Sea?

Photo Cache said...

pag asa sg ka ayaw mong matulog ang dami dami ng makikita, makakain at mapipiktyuran.

yung songs of the sea fave ko yun.

it's been ages since i last went to disneyland and/or universal studios. gusto ko puntahan yung harry potter sa disneyworld kaso sa florida ang layo

isp101 said...

A month ago, galing din sa Sentosa mga friends ko, they also visited Universal Studios! Astig daw! By the way, Chyng, mukhang masarap itong "Char Kway Teow", curious lang ako, kalasa din ba ng Pancit Canton?! Hehehe! =)

khantotantra said...

grabe..... mukang gusto ko in ma-experience yan kapag nag SG kami sa sept. :D

Ang cute nung shrek at madagascar....

-khanto

khantotantra said...

grabe..... mukang gusto ko in ma-experience yan kapag nag SG kami sa sept. :D

Ang cute nung shrek at madagascar....

-khanto

gillboard said...

di daw maganda sa universal studios.

mike said...

ooohhhh...garrett popcorn. YUM!!!

docgelo said...

i am telling you that waterworld is far better than its movie version. sa aug30-sept 2 pa ang Sg trip namin at nagpatulong ako kay dyanie ng pagawa ng IT, pero sa LA, napanood ko na yang waterworld, mahusay! may basaan pa with the audience! great water stunts complete with fire effects ba.

ate chyng, naexcite naman ako ipakita itong post mo kay gabby at tina para manabik lalo sila sa trip namin, tagal pa ng end of august! yun lang kasi weeklong paid vacation namin e; end of ramadan.

mukha nga super linis ng hawkers dyan, dito sa penang...hmmm no comment, ayoko madeport.

Grace de Castro said...

in fairness, tasty yung chicken kahit walang kulay! :)

tama si docgelo, fun ang waterworld. may seats pa nga na marked kung saan uupo yung ok lang magpabasa. but i don't know if it's the same dyan sa SG. pati yung shrek...may tubig ba na nagsprspray pag umaaching si donkey? :)

Meedge said...

di ko rin napanood yung waterworld, and sarado pa madagascar when we were there!:( pwede iwan yung gamit sa lockers nila, free yun pero may time allotment nga lang para pwedeng sabay sabay mag rides;)

pamatayhomesick said...

ganda...kumpleto sa info..:)
again thank you chyng for sharing your adventure...:)

gusto ko makita ng personal yung inukit na bato sa wall.

happysole said...

gusto ko yung "estatwa picture" hehehe kakatuwa mga body language/silhouette ng mga bata. (",)

Arsteen gonzales said...

super neat talaga ng mga kuha mo ate..anong lens nga uli gnagamit mo ate?thanks for sharing this.

Manila Girl said...

I was pre-pubertal pa yata the last time I went to Singapore! Haha! So your post and awesome pictures really made me itch to go back! Sentosa looks really different from what I remember, and Universal Studios didn't even exist back then! I have to go I have to go.

Manila Girl said...

By the way, Water World was my FAVORITE show when I visited Universal Studios in California. It was really really cool! Too bad you arrived late! Did they let you in though?

Hana said...

nice pictures sis! Follower here from GT! =)

http://heavenismydestiny.blogspot.com/

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

at nagdala ka pa pala ng tripod while on this day tour. ok yun, mahirap nang iba ang kumuha tapos blurry pala.

I can't wait for your Bali series!

lakwatsera de primera said...

Ang dami na palang nagbago sa Sentosa, makadaan nga ulit ng Singapore since 5 hours lang naman by bus galing Malaysia.

stray pusiket said...

Hi Chyng! magkasunod pala tayong nag-USS. I was there on the opening day! iba pa rin ang fireworks ng HK disneyland...

eve said...

as usual enjoy reading your blog hehe... aliw lalo na yung "hello, excuse me kids!" panalo hehehe...

nice pics too...

sometimes kim & sometimes mj said...

I too have enjoyed the Heritage walking tour and I can't wait for Kim to see it this September. Parang wala lang ata kaming balak mag Universal but was it worth it?:-)

edelweiza said...

hi chyng! ask ko lang, nasa loob ba ng Universal Studios yung malaking globo or nasa entrance lang which means pwedeng magpapicture mga tao dun? wala kasi akong budget for the theme park itself eh. pero gusto ko magpapicture sa globe. hehe. :)

Nicely said...

I second the motion with Edelweiza. Lolz.

常饮水:. said...

can i know what camera u use to capture photo? look nice =)

Chyng said...

^
hi, i use Canon 500D + kitlens.
thanks =)

Batangala said...

it's been more than 20 years since i went to Singapore for a 2-month seminar. this time, i will be taking along my wife and daughter. i am sure a lot has changed and it would be like going there again for the first time. we only have 2 full days to explore singapore before going to malaysia for 3 days on our way back to the philippines.

i hope we can also visit the places you have mentioned in your posts. wish us luck, ha ha ha

monxin said...

hi chyng .. ask ko naman if sa immigration how much dpat show money? tska ung ..dpat ba my location n para stay or ok lng n dun na maghanap? advice pls..thank you!

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