On the fourth and technically our last day of tour (we departed early morning the following day), we chose to spend our entire time in Sentosa. Since one whole day will never be enough to experience all the attractions here, we picked Universal Studios first.
I had already bought tickets online through its website early on. It was actually a good thing as the queues at the on-site ticket counter were pretty long even on a Monday morning. Upon arrival at USS, we grabbed maps and schedules so we’d be able to navigate it in the most efficient way possible and so we wouldn’t miss important shows too.
As we entered, I know Mccoy and my parents were so tempted to stop at the famous rotating globe to have our pictures taken but before they even pose in front of it, I reminded them that we can just go there in the afternoon before darkness settles where there’s more time and less crowd! Point taken, we all proceeded inside.
I have listed down the must-try rides and shows (per zone) prior to this day so we won’t waste time on less fun attractions.
- Hollywood – Monster Rock at Pantages Hollywood Theatre*, Walk of Fame – Hollywood Boulevard, Meet and greet characters
- Far Far Away – Shrek 4-D Adventure
- Ancient Egypt – Revenge of the Mummy
- The Lost World – Jurasic Park Rapids Adventure, WaterWorld, Canopy Flyer*
- New York – Lights, Camera, Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg
- Sci-Fi City – TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle
I have never really shown this to Mccoy or my parents before because they’d probably think I’m super OC with no sense of spontaneity. Well in my defense, we were able to try everything on the list and fully enjoyed our time while being efficient! Also, about the spontaneity thing, I allowed shopping and trying out other attractions after we have covered everything on my list. :p
Following USS, we went to Imbiah Lookout to see another Merlion statue. Next, I took Mccoy to Skyline Luge Sentosa + Skyride and he was amazed. I knew he’d love it!
The best time to go here is at night where the play of lights in different hues down the course is pretty whimsical, and the view of the whole island during Skyride is simply incredible! Indeed, once is never enough!