On 2013’s very first day, my love and I decided to play and fool around Singapore’s one of the most popular attractions, Universal Studios! Yaay!
In the Philippines, we joyfully meet the new year with a BIG BANG! There are lots of food and drinks, parties, loud music, fireworks and loving families. In Singapore though, the change of the calendar year isn’t that much celebrated as they follow the Chinese New Year. The atmosphere feels different and ordinary just like any other day.
Since we were not able to go back to our hometown during this time, we found a way to rejoice and celebrate on our own.
It was already my second time in USS and it was Ge’s first. So yes, I am an instant tour guide. :)
For more information about the theme park and how to get there, please visit my other post here.
Surprisingly, New Year is a good time to go to Universal Studios. There aren’t many visitors that time so we get to try and enjoy all the rides. There are still queues but all manageable.
I still love Battlestar Galactica – the world’s tallest dueling rollercoaster that includes sudden and dramatic acceleration, climbing, lifting and dropping. It’s a great ride to boost your adrenaline to the highest level and a good way to overlook the neighboring places in Sentosa (though just for a very brief time). I especially enjoy the beautiful blue sky.
Boyfie was so eager and chatty before our turn for the ride, saying that it’s just so easy and quick, but then turned exactly the opposite after! Hahaha! I couldn’t stop laughing because he was speechless and perspiring all over. I actually thought he lost his tongue up there! Lol.
Revenge of the Mummy is also one of my best picks. It’s an indoor rollercoaster customized with special sound and lighting effects in total darkness. At first, I thought it was a horror house built in an ancient world (which I was never fond of) but thankfully it’s not. The ambiance of the place sure looks eerie but the experience in this creatively-designed ride is amazing. It’s nice to be transported not knowing which direction you’re going to or what the next ‘surprise’ would be.
The longest line we’ve waited was almost an hour and it’s because of the all-day-hit 3D Transformers Ride. This one was always swarmed with Transformers fans of any age. Waiting time is around 50-90 minutes but it’s perfectly understandable because it’s one of coolest rides in Universal Studios (aside from the other two, The Mummy and Battlestar Galactica). We even queued twice.
It’s also my first time to experience this ride because it wasn’t finished yet when we went in 2011. So I am beaming with joy and excitement like a little child.
Other than Transformers, there are no more new rides. There’s an upcoming Sesame Street attraction but it’s still in-progress. We tried everything we can for a day including the ones I wasn’t able to ride the first time I went in Universal Studios. And as usual, we took a lot of photos. :)
The day became a fun celebration of New Year, a date and a photowalk altogether.