The Universal Studios Singapore

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Occupying 49 acres of Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore is a little giant that packs an amazingly rich experience into a very compact space. Located on Sentosa Island, Singapore, the world’s southernmost top-quality theme park is easily accessible, easy to navigate, and full of fun.

You can get to the park via a short bus ride starting at Singapore’s Harbour Front Station, by monorail or gondola, or if you prefer to walk, via the Sentosa Resorts’ brand new boardwalk. Once there, the park is small enough to allow a relaxed pace, but filled with plenty of unique rides and attractions.

The park is divided into seven differently themed areas – Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away, and Madagascar. Here’s a quick overview of the best rides and attractions in Southeast Asia’s spectacular theme park:

Sci-Fi City

Located along with Ancient Egypt at the heart of Universal Studios Singapore, Sci-Fi City is host to two rides you absolutely won’t want to miss.

Transformers pulls the biggest crowds in the park, and with waits that can get as long as 150 minutes, you’ll want to get there as soon as the park opens. This ride combines huge wrap-around 3-D screens with motion simulators to create an experience that is positively thrilling. You’ll want to take this one more than once!

Battlestar Galactica is actually two dueling rollercoasters – the tallest of its kind in the world. You can choose to ride the “Human” side, which features actual seating and no inversions, or go crazy and ride the “Cylon” side, where you’ll hang inverted as you flip and loop your way around the track at lightning speed.

Ancient Egypt

Here you’ll be greeted by two huge statues guarding the mummy’s tomb as you enter Revenge of the Mummies. This is a dark, indoor rollercoaster that takes you into the heart of the mummy’s tomb for a scary Egyptian adventure.

If you’re touring with small children, you may prefer to avoid the dark, creepy mummy’s tomb and opt instead for the Treasure Hunter ride, which takes you on a Jeep ride through some very realistic-looking architectural digs.

The Lost World

Take a very wet river ride on the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure. You’ll spin up the river on a nine-person circular tube, see plenty of dinosaurs and enjoy a satisfying splash at the end of your journey!

These are just a few of the highlights of an experience you’ll enjoy from start to finish. Universal Studios Singapore is filled with a rich diversity of entertainment, food, and shopping that is sure to thrill visitors to this unique part of the world.

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