Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore

A family holiday in Singapore has to start at the Resort Island of Sentosa.  The children have been promised a day at Universal studios which is a 2 minute walk from our accommodation at The Festive Hotel.

Siloso Beach Sign

Siloso Beach Sign Sentosa Island Singapore

After a buffet breakfast Singapore style, we took the Monorail around to explore the island a little more.  There was no one in sight.  It was 9.00am and there is barely a soul moving on the island.  The fun parks weren’t due to open until 10.00am, so we continued on to Siloso Beach for a quick swim.

Siloso Beach Sentosa

Siloso Beach Sentosa

The heat was already stifling and the sand hot under foot, so the children took no coaxing into the water. It felt strange to be on such a densely populated island and be alone.

Siloso Beach Sentosa

Siloso Beach Sentosa

No doubt other guests were still finding their way to breakfast.  When we had left the buffet we noticed there were queues to get into the restaurant.  Thankfully we had avoided the crowds there too.

Siloso Beach Sentosa

Siloso Beach Sentosa

Siloso Beach comes alive with bands, bars and restaurants throughout the day.  There is a huge flying fox ride which takes you from the top of the main island all the way to a little island off the beach.

Skydiving

Me Skydiving & hubby tracking down to join me.

I would have loved to have tried the iFly, a wind tunnel that simulated skydiving freefall.  Brett and I used to sky dive regularly together (prior to the arrival of the smaller children.) We have over 200 skydives each, and used to enjoy relative formation work. In the photo above I had somersaulted from the plane and Brett tracked down and joined up with me in the sky. I would have loved to feel that freefall rush again and practise some moves.  Somehow it didn’t happen though… maybe on a return visit 😉

Wave House Sentosa Island

Wave House Sentosa Island

We continued to walk around the island spotting activities such as the Wave House.  Surfers seeking the perfect wave can try their moves on this man made wave which can reach up to 10 ft.

Fort Siloso Sentosa

Fort Siloso Sentosa

Moving on we came to Siloso Fort, a historic attraction which houses Asia’s largest collection of World War 2 memorabilia.

Fort Siloso Sentosa

A cannon at Fort Siloso Sentosa

Once you have completed the historic tour you can also choose to take part in a simulated laser combat battle or defend the fort in a game of Skirmish.  Our teenager would have loved a game of skirmish but the little kids were set on Universal Studios.

Fort Siloso Sentosa

Historic Fort Siloso Sentosa

Also, I have come off second best in skirmish to the boy previously, and I didn’t fancy a bunch of new bruises and welt spoiling my bikini body 😉

Universal Studio Singapore

Universal Studio Singapore

Back on the bus and across the island we enter Universal Studios right on the dot of 10.00am and there was barely a person in sight. We decided this was our opportunity to do as much as we could before the queues.

Universal Studios Sentosa

Universal Studios Woody Woodpecker

Woody Woodpecker grabbed the kids for a quick photo and then it was into the fun park.  The kids made a dash to an area with a giant ship positioned above the rides.   I mistakenly announced that it must be the Titanic.  I was quickly corrected, we were in the Madagascar area.

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore Madagascar

Another photo opportunity and we were on the Madagascar rides.

Universal Studios Singapore

Madagascar Family Photo

From there the day is a blur,  going from big kids rides for the thrill seekers and  tamer rides for the little ones.

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore

By the end of the day Locky had graduated to some of the scarier rides so I had two adrenaline fiends to join me on the Transformer ride.  I think this was my favourite ride.  It was located in the Sci-fi area and is a 4D ride.

Universal Studios Sci Fi

Universal Studios Sci Fi Area

There isn’t a traditional rollercoaster, but through vehicle movement, optical illusions and special effects it is more real than imaginable. We first encountered this style of ride about 15 years ago at Tokyo Disney and since then the “old fashioned” roller coasters don’t quite do it for me.

We managed to get through loads of the rides before the masses arrived.

Universal Studios Jurassic Dinosaur

Universal Studios Jurassic Dinosaur

So my best tip for my day at Universal Studios is be at breakfast early and at Universal studio by 10.00am.  Tickets go on sale an hour before the opening time at 9.00am.

 

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  1. ive always wanted to try skydiving, any good recommendations in sydney? pls let me know via email!

  2. Skydiving!!! You are so adventurous! Wish I could overcome the fear of heights phobia.

  3. Love your shots!

  4. I had no idea that you guys skydived! You both are so brave! 😀

  5. Julie will you take me along on your next holiday;) You and your family do know how to have fun. I had no idea there was a Universal Studios there — good to know.

  6. Seems like such a brilliant time my friend, so much to do 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

  7. This looks like a really fun trip! I have one skydiving trip under my belt and it was tandem. 😉 It was still fun though.
    The picture you got on one of your jumps was great!

    Glad you avoided the crowds, and woo hoo for a beach to yourselves!!

  8. You all looked like you had lots of fun! 🙂 I found the fast pass (at an extra cost) was the best investment ever – it helped us cut all the queues! and OMG yes to the sky dive. I did it at the gong and it was amazing. Best 21st birthday present!!

  9. Wow! You are adventurous Julie. Sooooo brave to go skydiving….Universal Studios in Singapore (who knew?) on the other hand looks very fun! (LOL re Titanic vs Madagascar.)

  10. Seems like so much fun! I still not been. Might have to make a trip next time

  11. Excellent tips. I love going on rides but cannot bear the queues that too often go with them. Early rising and relaxing arvos definitely the way to go.

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