Travel Diaries #5: Universal Studios Singapore

When it comes to theme parks, admittedly, I haven’t been to many. So it makes perfect sense to check out what Universal Studios Singapore has to offer. If ya’ll are planning to go, just remember to check out the ‘Promotions’ tab to get discounts and other exclusive deals. I love a good deal.

First things first, there’s A WHOLE LOT of humans travelling to Singapore on weekends. I think I spent about 45mins in line at immigrations before reaching the MRT station. I like to pretend like I know my way around Singapore just because I got my own EZLink card the last time I was in Singapore (lulz who am I kidding, I still get so clueless around the MRT stations).

Anyways, Fit and I woke up suuuuper early at 6am just to get ready and head to Sentosa Island as soon as we’re able to┬ábecause we damn kiasu one. We wanted to make sure we didn’t have to spend too much time queuing up for the best rides, i.e: Transformers, Battlestar Galactica’s Human vs Cylon rides, and my personal favourite, Revenge of the Mummy. I think we only spent less than 30 minutes queuing up for each ride which was pretty awesome, considering how some of these rides had a waiting time of up to one hour… and I wasn’t going to wait around that long, mate.

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The rides were amazing. I think better than what they had in Genting too. My favourite was the Revenge of the Mummy ride — we went on it twice because we loved it so much. The Human and Cylon rides were definitely hardcore. It was scary and exciting but it made me slightly nauseous so I didn’t go on it again haha. Weak stomach…

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Food in USS… they’re pricey. I mean, there’s nothing cheap about Singapore anyways, thanks to our weak currency. We didn’t spend much, although there were times I got super grumpy coz I was super hungry but Fit kept reminding me of the ridiculous prices there so I stopped myself from indulging in food. Throughout the day, I had a bottle of Vitamin Water ($4), a churro stick ($4 – Fit and I shared) and three scoops of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream ($13, again we shared — my first time trying Ben & Jerry’s and OMG chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is AMAZING). I couldn’t leave USS without a fridge magnet, of course. That was $5.90, and it has Elmo on it. I love it.

We left USS around 6pm and went window shopping at Vivo City. I ended up buying MAC’s Fix+ spray (coz I heard good things about it) and the new Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani blush palette and an Urban Decay concealer. I can’t remember how much I spent on makeup that day, and that’s good coz I don’t want to be reminded of it. So much for not spending a lot in Singapore la right?

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A mini makeup haul from Singapore [insert flying money emoji here]
Before heading back, Fit brought me to a great restaurant near Beauty World MRT called Al-Ameen. The portion is HUGE and they’re delicious. After dinner, we went home and after a refreshing shower, both of crashed. We were so tired from all the fun we had under the scorching sun (at one point it drizzled a bit la, but still no difference) and our feet were thoroughly sore.

The next day was my flight back home. The weekend felt super short, and as much as I want to go back to Singapore to spend more time with my friends, I don’t think I can do it now, when our currency is so bad. I’ve been to Singapore twice in 4 months and both times I feel the pinch on my bank account T__T But I’ll be back soon :)

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I’m a mothereffin’ work of art! Thanks for the fun rides, USS. Till next time!

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. ABSOLUTELY CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO COME BACK TO SG NEXT WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE

    This is a brilliant post! Love those pictures, they honestly capture the spirit of the park so well.

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