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SG Day 1: Universal Studios, Sentosa and Clarke Quay

Singapore is just less than two hours away from our country. Also known as Merlion City. Merlion has a lion head and a fish body resting on a crest of waves. The lion head symbolises the legend of the rediscovery of Singapore.

Day 1 was jam-packed. Non stop running and walking. Walkathon ever. Actually most of our days in SG and MY were like this. Sleepless nights. Leaving Bryan’s flat early, going home late. Many things to do and visit so little time. Bryan is our childhood friend who works in SG. We stayed at his flat while we’re there.

We woke up early to meet with Shy’s friends in Universal Studios. We’re late. Yes. Bryan’s place is a bit far from the city. We’re not familiar yet with MTR, we don’t know where the station is. Bryan left early for work. So we took a cab.

avenue where Bryan lives

LOST?!

Maps come in handy. Very helpful and it’s just easy to figure it out, not complicated. SG is easy to navigate. It’s not that big you know sabi nga ni Pac-man. 🙂

The Famous Globe of Universal Studios

This welcomes you. Ticket costs 72SGD for a one day peak pass. 66SGD for a one day non peak pass. We qualify for the one day peak pass. You may also avail the Universal Express in addition to your current admission ticket if you don’t want to line up. Peak season is 48SGD, non peak is 30SGD.

Free wifi in Resorts World and Universal Studios Theme Park. Happy me. 🙂

Universal Studios is divided into different themed attractions: Far Far Away, Ancient Egypt, Sci-Fi City, Madagascar, Hollywood and New York.

Checking which way to go first.

goofing with Woodywood Pecker

Still wondering how they manage to balance themselves and stand up that long.

The Castle

I don’t know who owns the castle. Is it Fiona and Shrek? I doubt it’s the Fairy Godmother. She just own the Fairy Godmother Potionshop on the side of the castle. It’s a souvenir shop where you can buy Shrek memorabilia.

Lining for the Shrek  4D Adventure Cinema

With the husband and wife, Shrek and Fiona. You have to line up for the picture.

We had lunch at Goldilock’s. No its not the same Goldilocks we have here in the Philippines. Goldilocks’ in SG serves up buckets of homemade special 7-spice “chicken done just right!” as well as fish and chips, chicken sandwiches, fresh mash potatoes with gravy, coleslaw and French fries.

Donkey Live – An interactive live show based on Digital puppetry technology.

Expectators of the show.

The show started but was cancelled after few minutes. We don’t know the reason. Maybe because the crowd is not that interactive. In return we were given an express pass for one ride but can only be used on rides inside the castle.

Battlestar Galactica dueling roller coasters

The dueling coaster features a family-friendly  “Human” side and an inversion-filled “Cylon” side. We rode in here screaming the whole time.

Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride – A high-speed psychological thrill ride with sharp turns and fast reverse sections, it pits guests against fireballs, scarab beetles and robotic warrior mummies — all in partial darkness.

We thought with this one we’ll be able to rest. Just like in Star City where you’ll just seat and tour the area. We even convinced Ed who doesn’t like this kind of rides to join us. We left our things in one of the free lockers since you’re not allowed to bring anything. To our surprised it’s even worse than the Battlestar Galactica since its dark you don’t know what will happen next.

We’re talking to her but she’s not responding. Just smiling. Found out she’s not allowed to talk. Don’t know why.

New York Public Library

Hollywood Boulevard

Vintage Car

Walk of Fame

Chupa Chups!!!!


With Marilyn Monroe

The Lost World
Waterworld Show is a live show performance based on the 1995 movie Waterworld starring Kevin Costner. It showcase stunts of actors and pyrotechnics or should I say explosions here and there. It is shown twice daily.

While waiting for the show to start.

We didn’t know that there’s color coding on the seats. If you happen to seat on the blue and green chairs some of the Waterworld performers will shoot you with waterguns or splash you with waters. Lucky us we’re able to seat on red ones.

Obligatory pic before leaving USS.

sweets!

Melts in your mouth not in your hand. Sooo cute!

We’re on a train, free ride to Vivo City.

We had dinner in Vivo City. Window shop. Rons and Shy bought shoes in Charles and Keith since it’s on sale. Then Clarke Quay at night. We’ll be meeting Bryan there. We changed clothes where Rons, Ed and Siops were staying.

Clarke Quay is in the heart of Singapore. There are lots restaurants, bars and stores in the area. It’s perfect for a night out. Easy access to everything even transportation. It’s opposite the Boat Quay.

We chose the Verve Pizzeria because of the cute guy serving there. Lol. No, its because there are two Filipinos working here. One is just less than one month in SG missing her family in the Philippines. 😦

We took a cab in going home. Found out that taxi in SG also has night differential, midnight until 5:59 am, it’s 50% of metered fare. Also during the day if its rush hour or they call it peak hour there’s a surcharge, Monday-Friday 7:00 am-9:00 am and Monday-Saturday 5:00 pm-8:00 pm there’s a 35% of the metered fare.

CREDITS: I didn’t bring by DSLR because I knew Shy will bring hers. All pictures on this trip were from her.

This is part of the 4 day tour I had in Singapore and Malaysia

Day 2: Exploring SG with our feet

Day 3: A Quick Glimpse of Orchard Road

Day 4: A Day in KL
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