Universal Studios Singapore opened 6 years ago, but I’d never been there…. that is, until I got my free ticket! It would otherwise have cost at least US$50.
To get in you walk under the Sentosa Island monorail.
It was Minion season, and there were fully costumed minions on stage and minion-wannabes on the ground greeting the crowd.
This shopfront brought back memories – my Mom had a Singer and gave it to me, and I managed to misplace it. Thankfully, she doesn’t bring it up anymore.
I wonder how many Singaporeans identify with Marilyn, nonetheless she still draws a crowd, obviously.
The star attraction of Universal Studios Singapore is the Battlestar Galactica double roller-coaster ride. This was plagued with problems at the beginning and often out of action, causing much unhappiness with visitors to the theme pack. Today, it is fully operational.
One roller-coaster runs with it’s patrons suspended. You can see many choose to ride barefooted in order not to lose their slippers.
The other roller-coaster has its patrons seated, but it is no less thrilling, I’m sure.
The suspended people are sometimes turned upside down on their heads.
Here’s a not very good picture of both rides intertwining.
Here’s another bad picture opportunity which I couldn’t resist, I call it “Facepalm”.
I decided to try this mini-ride because it looked safe. It’s called “Canopy Flyer” and it was terrifying.
Paid a brief visit to Sleeping Beauty’s castle, which was really very photogenic.
Jack’s Beanstalk tower concealed another ride for young kiddies.
Waited for Shrek he didn’t show up.
Took a last glimpse of the Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon from across the water
And I bid farewell to Universal Studios Singapore characters at the merry-go-round. It was a fun visit.