Universal Studios on Sentosa Island in Singapore has just got to be the most amazing, magical place I have ever visited! It has all of the elements for a great day, or two, or even three, days out for the whole family.
We booked online many weeks in advance for the entry tickets, this would eventually save us a lot of money and time, as the queues can be quite long if you just turn up on the day.
There are a few ways to get there, we chose to go by coach and boarded at Harbour Front MRT Station. You can also travel by ferry, taxi or cable car, we chose to exit by cable car. Beware, you will be charged the return journey even if you travel only one way.
The views were magnificent from the coach as soon as we set off, but when we arrived there it was something else, the queues for tickets and parking were immense! Thank goodness we had pre-booked ours. We still had to queue up but although the queue seemed long, it in fact, took very little time.
When we approached the entry point, which was up an escalator from the massive car and coach park, we noticed the Singapore Sentosa Casino entrance, which is free for non Singaporean visitors and free non-alcoholic drinks are served (you need to produce your passport for this). At the top of the escalator we arrived in a wonderland of beautiful structures and surrounding this were many other areas, still in the making, but overall, the entrance to Universal Studios, well, I have been to Disneyland in the early Eighties, but this was something else! There were so many lands including, and I think ever adding on to, The Lost World, Far Far Away, Ancient Egypt, Sci Fi City, Hollywood, New York, Jurassic Park, Battlestar Galactica, Waterworld and Madagascar.
I think my best experience was travelling inside a Transformer (Leader One?) and defeating the enemy. I also had my heart in my mouth when I went on the roller-coaster ride, which was like a Dragon’s back, whooooooo hooooo, so glad I did that!
We went on most of the rides but it pays you to buy a fast track ticket. Get there early, not just for queuing, but also because it usually rains in Singapore in the afternoons, when that happens, take advantage of the great offers in the bars and restaurants, believe me, they know you are coming.
We had a magnificent time at Universal Studios, with plenty of memorable moments and some smashing photos to take away with us. We have been there twice already, and no doubt will be back for moreI