Thursday, July 14, 2011

Universal Studios Singapore, Part 1!

What’s in
Lisbon, Portugal? Well, I would have to ask my friend Mize who lives in Portugal, another country I have yet to visit. But if given the opportunity to visit here and stay in beautiful Lisbon apartments and see for myself what the capital city of Portugal has to offer, I would definitely say yes!

So are there any able and willing sponsors keen to send me off to
Lisbon? I would need two flight tickets of course, one for me and one for B! And though we are not really fussy travellers, we would still appreciate a choice of nice apartments in Lisbon! ihikhik

Me and my dreams but who knows right? It could happen so you might just see me happily vacationing in Portugal with B one fine day! Meanwhile, back to reality so how about we resume my adventure in Sensational Singapore? As promised last week, I will be taking you to
Universal Studios Singapore (USS) so let’s get started!

USS adventure!

USS passes were free by the way, inclusive in the Movenpick Heritage Hotel package we had booked, which is great because we saved quite a chunk! USS is actually quite big with 24 attractions in 7 themed zones; each one based on a blockbuster movie or TV program. We wanted to cover all 7 in a day and trust me it was quite tiring! penat

Tickets for two


The first thing we did upon entering was to pick up a Map/Guide of the entire place.

I'll take two!

B in USS

We started our adventure in Hollywood and only managed to capture this shot of me touching Audrey Hepburn's star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame before we were distracted by two popular characters walking about nearby! Who doesn't want a character photo right? So off we went chasing after Woody Woodpecker and Po Kung Fu Panda! Smiley

Audrey Hepburn's Star

Woody Woodpecker

Po Kung Fu Panda

One thing I liked about taking photos with the characters here was that you had to queue in an orderly manner as instructed by the character's keeper. In Tokyo Disneyland (been there twice and each time was no different), the crowd would rush up to any character they see and you would have to 'push' your way through in order to catch a shot with your favourites!

As mentioned earlier, USS comprises 7 themed zones namely
Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar, which was where we went next. There are 5 main spots to visit here but we only stopped for pictures and souvenir shopping of course! Like I said, we wanted to cover all 7 zones so we didn't want to spend too much time in just one spot.

Mariuca in Madagascar

Enchanted Tree

Gloria's Snack Shack is a beautifully-decorated shack offering a selection of Japanese and Indian rice bowls topped with grilled meat, vege and seafood. We weren't hungry yet so we only bought drinks here. Looking back however, perhaps we should have stopped for food here because the Discovery Food Court where we ended up later, left much to be desired food-wise! You can read about my make-me-angry-only lunch at my food blog okay? merajuk

USS souvenir drink bottles


King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round

Merchandise Stalls

B in Madagascar

Time to shop!

Shopping in Penguin Mercantile

Done shopping, I was already starting to feel the fatigue from walking around under the hot sun so we took shelter under a shady spot for a breather while going through our Map.

Hmmm where to?

Wanna know which zone we went to next? Stay tuned for my next Travel Thursday post to find out what Mariuca and B decided to do on their USS adventure! Smiley

-FCC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-


Caroline Ng May Ling,  July 14, 2011 10:34 AM

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Caroline Ng May Ling,  July 14, 2011 10:34 AM

chop!! :-P :-P

Caroline Ng May Ling,  July 14, 2011 10:36 AM

i tak pernh visit lisbon too! me need flight ticket n apartment too!! hahahha =-X =-X :-P

Caroline Ng May Ling,  July 14, 2011 10:40 AM

oh finally Singapore USS!! :-D :-D

Caroline Ng May Ling,  July 14, 2011 10:40 AM

SOOO NICE!!! Got free tickets summore!! =-O =-O :-D :-D

Caroline Ng May Ling,  July 14, 2011 10:41 AM

ahhh soooo cute la Po!!! :) :) :)i oso want!! >:o >:o >:o

Caroline Ng May Ling,  July 14, 2011 10:42 AM

wow!! love the shot of enchanted tree!! =-O =-O

Caroline Ng May Ling,  July 14, 2011 10:43 AM

sure u guys had so much fun there!! :-D :-D :-D cant wait for next post of course!! =-X =-X =-X

Caroline Ng May Ling,  July 14, 2011 10:43 AM

r we goin to have guessing character again??? =-X =-X =-X :-P

LadyJava,  July 14, 2011 11:27 AM

:* :*

LadyJava,  July 14, 2011 11:33 AM

wow.. the place is huge eh? cannot imagine how Sentosa is accommodate all those lah..heheh.. anyway.. the pictures all looked great dearie and glad you had an awesome time... wonder when i will be visiting this place.. sigh...

LadyJava,  July 14, 2011 11:33 AM

hmm.. anyone want to sponsor me and A to Amsterdam????

bluedreamer27,  July 14, 2011 1:03 PM

wow so cool... i wanna visit this place too... wahhh panda po... so cute

bluedreamer27,  July 14, 2011 1:06 PM

i wonder if you can take photos of each Star in hollywood walk of fame haha... that will take you forever i guess haha

bluedreamer27,  July 14, 2011 1:08 PM

speaking of Woody Woodpecker ... i wonder why they're not making any films about him.. they remake smurfs right hopefully they make a Woody Woodpecker too :-D

bluedreamer27,  July 14, 2011 1:11 PM

Sci Fi City is the next???
have a great day Marzie and thanks for touring us around

Monica,  July 14, 2011 4:19 PM

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Monica,  July 14, 2011 4:21 PM

ohh so nice la got free passes!! 8-) how much is the entrance fee to Universal Studios btw? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica,  July 14, 2011 4:23 PM

so cute la the Kung Fu Panda :-D :-D i love Audrey Hepburn hehe!

Monica,  July 14, 2011 4:27 PM

hahhaah i oso need sponsors to send me off to Portugal! i want!!!! :-P :-P

Monica,  July 14, 2011 4:29 PM

can't wait to see more of ur USS adventures sweetie!! :* :* :*

Life Ramblings,  July 16, 2011 12:14 AM

wow, that must have been a great adventure for you and B. ;)

Life Ramblings,  July 16, 2011 12:16 AM

glad you were able to take pics with Woody and Po. the enchanted tree looks intriguing.

Life Ramblings,  July 16, 2011 12:17 AM

thanks for sharing your memories. happy weekend.

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:26 PM

:* :* :* Caroline FC1!

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:27 PM

:* :* LJ FC2!

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:28 PM

:* :* LJ FC2!

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:28 PM

And BD FC3! :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:29 PM

Thanks for the chop u guys, happy Sunday! :-D

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:30 PM

:* :* :* :* Monica!

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:31 PM

It was sweetie, always open to fun-filled adventures like this one! :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:32 PM

Ha ha yeah and I'm happy the pictures turned out clear too! Oh I looooove this shot of the enchanted tree, B took this using his iphone4 and it's pretty darn clear if u ask me, great! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:32 PM

You're welcome LR, I am in JB this weekend! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:32 PM

Thanks for chopping cutie! :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:33 PM

Hahahahahah eh just wondering, u surely dapat staff discount at ur place kan? If it's worth it then u and Eric must go for vakasi soon together-gether! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:34 PM

Finally, slow and steady is what Mariuca is all about ahahahhahhha! =-X =-X =-X :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:34 PM

Inclusive in the hotel package kan so considered FOC la... :* :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:35 PM

Mmg cute and fluffy Po, wanna hug! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:36 PM

Me too cutie, actually it's one of my faves and this one B took with his phone, awesome yeah? Enchanted tree indeed! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:36 PM

Ha ha so cute, thanks for remembering my previous contest sweetie, u rock! :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:37 PM

Next post hopefully soon, u know me nowadays, need my blogging groove back! :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:39 PM

haha sebab u cannot imagine la u and A hafta go there one day.. some more ur kampung halaman tak kan la tak pergi kan? Im sure u will have a blast, sure exciting but dont forget the sunscreen, I terforgot and tak pakai langsung! =-X =-X =-X :-E :-E

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:40 PM

Me too wanna visit Amazing Amsterdam once more yahoooo! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:44 PM

He he Panda Po def cute and huge and fluffy, I love too BD! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:45 PM

Ha ha yeah that will take forever so u should only take of ur fave stars hehehehehe! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:46 PM

I think Smurfs are more popular??? Hence da movie, which I wanna watch also! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:48 PM

Ha ha ha so cute BD guessing what comes next, wait and see okay?? :* :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:48 PM

Hey Mon, 'free' cause dah include in hotel pakej kan? If tak include have to pay 70-80 SGD I think for adult pass! :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:49 PM

Woot that's 3 compliments for adorable Panda Po hai-yah kung fu kick! Oh me too Mon, lovessssss Audrey Hepburn, lawa right?? :* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  July 17, 2011 2:52 PM

Yay, thanks sweetie.. though I'm thinking of having an EE post pulak next Travel Thursday... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mizé,  July 18, 2011 2:19 PM

Hi Marzie :)
Came by today to check how you´re doing and was totally surprised and, at the same time very happy, because you mentioned me! :) what a coicidence/syncrony :)
I thought you knew that Portugal is THE most beautiful European country ;)
So, although your visit to Portugal hasn´t come trough yet, I can see you´re having a wonderful time anyways & as always. Have to come back with more time to read your previous posts, been away from blogging for a while and feels good to return :)
Hugs, Take care, Smile :) xx

Ane,  July 19, 2011 12:47 AM

I love your travel posts Marzie! :) It makes me feel like I was there too.. :)

Ane,  July 19, 2011 12:48 AM

USS sure looks like a place my kids would enjoy! :) I hope someday we can go visit as well! :)

eastcoastlife,  July 19, 2011 2:40 PM

I have yet to go inside USS although I have treated many overseas guests to the theme park. Looks like fun. I would love to go with my hubby one day.

eastcoastlife,  July 19, 2011 2:42 PM

The entrance ticket is quite expensive. A family of four visiting the park would set one back a couple of hundreds. :(

*Michael,  July 19, 2011 8:47 PM

So finally to Singapore, huh?! You must be feeling much younger with all the cute characters around you in Universal Studio. :* :* :*

*Michael,  July 19, 2011 8:48 PM

I love your photo in the Audrey Hepburn's Star. You are pretty! :* :* :*

*Michael,  July 19, 2011 8:50 PM

I was going to write a post on Universal Studio also this week Monday but too lazy. I guess will wait for a few more weeks. Of course, your photos are cuter with you in it :) =-O :*

foongpc,  July 19, 2011 10:57 PM

LOL!! Not fussy travellers, but still demand nice apartments! :-D

foongpc,  July 19, 2011 11:00 PM

Oh!! You have a photo with Panda!! Hahaha!!!

foongpc,  July 19, 2011 11:01 PM

Wah! Singapore more civilised than Japan? No need to push your way through to take photos with the characters? :)

foongpc,  July 19, 2011 11:03 PM

Oh! This post makes me wanna go USS!!! :)

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