Universal Studios, it’s for kids, right?


With a spare day in Singapore on our way to Laos from Australia after Christmas, we racked our brains on what to do. We’ve spent a few days there already on previous trips, and didn’t need to do any shopping (our backpacks were already stuffed) and didn’t have the energy to just wander looking at the sights that we’d already seen before.

So the next best option was Universal Studios at Sentosa Island. I hesitantly approached the topic with my boyfriend, thinking he might think it was a silly idea. Lord knows why I thought that – he thought it was the best idea I’d ever come up with.

Tickets for Universal Studios can be bought online, and there’s a cool interactive map that shows you all the different attractions.

I would highly recommend purchasing the Express Passes to save your sanity, particularly if you’re going there during school holidays (which we were). Some rides had wait times of TWO HOURS but we skipped through in five minutes with our little golden tickets. I think it’s well worth the money (S$50 extra when purchased online, S$60 at the grounds; high season prices).

Singapore’s Universal Studios has seven different themed areas: Madagascar, Far Far Away, Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt and Lost World.

Our favourite ride? Revenge of the Mummy, despite it freaking me out a little bit. I won’t give anything away, but let’s just say I wasn’t too fond of the darkness…

The scariest ride? The Battlestar Gallactica: Human vs Cylon. You can choose either of the two rollercoasters: the Human or Cylon ride. The Human one seems to be a little tamer, but rattling along at what feels like hundreds of kilometres an hour, zooming up and down, defying gravity, certainly gets the heart rate going.

As well as the rides, there are fun little exhibitions and shows, like Waterworld (bring a raincoat!) and the “Lights. Camera. Action!” show.

There are passes for one and two days, as well as annual passes. For us, one day was enough, particularly as we had the Express Passes which enabled us to skip the queues and save time. But I could imagine a family needing several days with the kiddies wanting to try out rides a few times.

Here are just a few pics from our fun day out!

Transformers: The Ride in Sci-Fi City

Transformers: The Ride in Sci-Fi City


"Snowing" in New York

“Snowing” in New York


The Battlestar Gallactica ride... two rollercoasters going simultaneously

The Battlestar Gallactica ride… two rollercoasters going simultaneously




Popcorn truck

Popcorn truck


So, if you’ve got a few spare hours, I’d highly recommend discovering your inner kid at Universal Studios for a bit of fun.