Monday, June 11, 2012
"Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do. Seek out people who aren't afraid of making mistakes and who, therefore, do make mistakes. Because of that, their work often isn't recognized, but they are precisely the kind of people who change the world and, after many mistakes, do something that will transform their community completely." - From the book, Aleph by Paulo Coelho
Saturday, June 2, 2012
A trip to Singapore will not be complete without visiting the Universal Studios. We bought our tickets at one of the train stations in downtown Singapore. We got it for S$72 (less S$2 of its normal Peak Day pass of S$74) plus they also gave us a free ticket to the Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium. We bought our ticket a day before so as we can avoid the long lines at the park's ticket counter. Below are the ticket prices published in the park's website:
|Prices are in Singaporean Dollars|
Universal Studios is located in Sentosa Island. You can reach it by taking a train from Vivo City to Sentosa and alight at the first station, the Waterfront Station. Your first glimpse of the park is it's infamous landmark, the rotating "Universal" globe. You surely can't miss to have your photo op in this area. Tip: wait until the entire word "Universal" is seen before you hit your camera's shutter.
The theme park is divided into seven zones: Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar. I recommend that you spend the entire day here so that you'd be able to explore all the attractions in the different zones. Don't forget to check out the Transformers attraction as well as the Shrek 4D experience, it's really, really cool! To complete the experience, you can line up for a photo with some of the famous cartoon and movie characters.
|Photo op with Marilyn|
|With Bumblebee at Sci-Fi City|
|Entrance to the Transformers ride|
|People flock to ancient Egypt|
|Shrek and Fiona's castle in Far, Far Away|
There are some restaurants and snack booths all over the park so don't worry about getting a bite or two. Drinking fountains are almost everywhere so you can refill your water bottles.
|Has anyone ever tasted Marilyn's legs? :-)|
|Not Woody Allen, but Woody, Woodpecker :-P|