RANKED: THE MOST HAIR-RAISING RIDES IN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE
Are you ready to scream?
Universal Studios Singapore is perhaps the best-known landmark in Sentosa. This eclectic theme park boasts a total of 28 rides within its seven distinct zones, which are Ancient Egypt (themed on The Mummy franchise), Far Far Away (themed on the Shrek franchise), Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City (where you'll find Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON™ and TRANSFORMERS The Ride) and The Lost World (themed on the Jurassic Park franchise).
Walking into this immense theme park is quite an experience to behold. Great attention has been paid to the construction of all these zones' unique facades, which aren't made of cheap materials. Pore through the park's many gift shops to discover exclusive merchandise from franchises like Hello Kitty and The Secret Life of Pets.
You won't need to worry about backtracking to cafes for food too, as every zone has its own unique eateries. A variety of memorable characters roam these streets at different times too, from the Minions from Despicable Me and the cast of Shrek to the chiselled Egyptian Royalty from The Mummy.
Before you get started, you might want to check all bulky belongings you have into Universal Studios Singapore's lockers. If your goal is to make it aboard as many rides as possible within the day, purchase the express pass, which will zip you past their long queues, some of which can take a very long time. Universal Studios Singapore tickets and express passes vary in price depending on demand and season.
Do note that all guests must wear masks, check in and out via SafeEntry and have your temperature screened before entering the attractions and restaurants. There are plenty of signs and floor markers to guide you along. Find out more about our safe measurement measures here.
By Andre Frois (@drefrois)
Andre Frois is a Singapore-based journalist who has written for the likes of Channel NewsAsia, the Straits Times, Vice and the South China Morning Post. He has also published city guides for Monocle, Prestige and the Singapore Tourism Board. In his free time, he enjoys making short films, teaching self defense, and composing music.