Universal Studios Singapore
I’d been to Singapore a few times, but it was always for work and events so I’d never gotten the chance to check Universal Studios out. This latest visit was for the Youtube Fanfest, too - an event that my sister Alodia was participating in which ran for a few days. She let me tag along as one of her guests, which still supposedly entailed no time for leisure. It’s a good thing, though, that she asked the organizers to fly us in 2 nights early, giving us a day to freely go around by ourselves!
We stayed at her boyfriend Eric’s uncle Jom’s place the first two nights, and this is the view from their balcony! That short white building is Scape, and that’s where the Youtube Fanfest was held.
Their housekeeper is, I must say, an excellent cook! Tito Jom’s family jokingly calls her a masterchef, which I could immediately agree with. Hurray for yummy breakfast food, which I seldom get the opportunity to enjoy because I never get up in time for breakfast!
Just a couple of outfit shots while we still looked and felt fresh. Haha!
My sister is and has always been in love with candy, so here’s Eric lifting her up to reach her dreams. Literally.
We went around and looked through the shops first before going inside USS.
Finally got our tickets!
Sis and Eric getting photobombed by a minion.
Transformers: The Ride was awesome! All that 3D got me a bit dizzy though. But still awesome, nonetheless!
To my dismay, the Battlestar Galactica roller-coaster was closed due to safety reasons. I dunno. It looked hell of a lot safer than Enchanted Kingdom’s Space Shuttle to me. And that one’s still up and running as far as I know. Haha.
Revenge of the Mummy was next!
Wikipedia says that it “launch(es) riders from a complete standstill to a top speed of between 40 and 45 miles per hour (64 and 72 km/h) in a matter of seconds.” That should explain our faces, then.
Dunno about that other guy in our row, though. Hahaha. As for me, I definitely had my game face on.
After that, we had a late lunch around the Jurassic Park area.
And then we went off to see one of Eric’s friends dance with his crew!
They asked for volunteers to come dance with them.
And Eric was one of the brave few to volunteer haha!
We felt tired after that, and not to mention the heat was killing us, so our last stops were the Lights! Camera! Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg show which was impressive albeit rather boring, and then finally the Despicable Me store.
My very spontaneous Agnes cosplay. ;)
Funny story. Eric and my sister were kind of in a rush to leave because they wanted to catch the Xmen movie. I hurried behind them and failed to notice that I still had the Agnes stuffed toy tucked beneath my arm all the while as we made our way to the theme park’s exit!!! Hahaha!!! As soon as I noticed, I let out a huge “OMG AGNES IS STILL WITH ME!!!”, rushed all the way back to the store, put the toy back on the rack, and left without even the slightest apprehension. Heck, nobody was even there to watch over any of the items! I guess shoplifting is THAT rare in Singapore that nobody suspects anyone of anything. The discipline in that country is amazing! Haha.
Well, that silly story wraps up this post. Youtube Fanfest entry coming soon!