Universal Studios Singapore

Looking for your next thrill besides sitting by the beach and let the wind pass you by? Let me share where my travels took me last month – all the way to Singapore. Many of us know that Singapore is an amazing place to experience. But let me take you beyond the shopping, cuisine and nightlife, and all the way to Universal Studios Singapore. Yes, it’s the first and only Universal Studios theme park in Southeast Asia, and one of the best places to visit in Singapore.

Universal Studios Theme Park, Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore

Managed by Resort World Sentosa, this theme park takes you beyond the screen in to the real life movies. Only here can you experience cutting edge rides, shows and attractions based on your favorite blockbuster films and television series. There are seven unique themed zones for action packed, fun and excitement for children and adults alike. Each zone features distinctive architecture, landscaping and entertainment experience. Everything here are promises to be an experience unlike anything in this part of the world.

Themed Zones At Universal Studios Sentosa

  • New York
  • Hollywood
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Sci-Fi City
  • The Lost World
  • Far Far Away
  • Madagascar

Universal Theme Park Features

You can expect to enjoy many features in each zone.

  • Roller coaster rides
  • Movie themed rides
  • 3D rides
  • 4D shows
  • Live shows
  • Peaceful gardens to relax
  • Shopping centers
  • Lockers to put away your things
  • Dining places
  • Your favorite movie characters walking around

Must-See Rides & Shows of Universal Studios Singapore

Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON (the duo roller coasters)

Battlestar Galactica, HUMAN vs CYLON Dual Roller Coasters

Battlestar Galactica, HUMAN vs CYLON Roller Coasters

Inspired by the TV show ‘Battlestar Galactica’, reportedly the world’s tallest pair of dueling roller coasters is the place for all the adrenaline junkies. A beautiful puke-a-rama, it will scare the daylights out of riders by running through several inversions, including a zero-G roll, Cobra roll, corkscrews, vertical loops and near collisions inches apart from other cars.

TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – The Ultimate 3D Battle

TRANSFORMERS: The Ride @ Universal Singapore


This is an intense, heart pumping 3D ride that takes you through the epic battle between Autobots and Decepticons. Be prepared to scream!

Donkey Live

Donkey Live @ Universal Studios Singapore

Donkey Live

Voiced by Eddie Murphy, Shrek’s sidekick Donkey stars in this all-new interactive live show. It really feels like Donkey is alive in the room.

Shrek 4D Adventure

Shrek 4D Adventure @ Singapore Universal Studios

Shrek 4D Adventure

Based on the ‘Shrek’ franchise, the Shrek 4D Adventure theater houses the largest 4D screen in the world, bringing to life Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey and other characters from the movie. Join Shrek & Donkey in rescuing Princess Fiona.

Revenge of The Mummy

Revenge of The Mummy

Revenge of The Mummy

You will drive vintage motorcars into sandy, ancient Egypt and through an abandoned excavation site. Sudden appearances of Mummy will really make you appreciate this being only a ride.

Madagascar: A Crate Adventure

Madagascar: A Crate Adventure @ Universal Studios Singapore

Madagascar: A Crate Adventure

Featuring animal movie heroes Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and of course King Julian, this riverboat adventure have state of the art animated figures, digital projections, evocative sounds and motion effects. It’s a fun ride to enjoy.

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure

A white water raft system with circular rafts that toss and twirl through waterways within the prehistoric-themed Jurassic compound. Expect to get wet, real wet.

Things To Note

  • When we went there, Universal Studios Singapore tickets were sold for S$74 per person for a single day pass
  • Singapore has warm weather throughout the year so it’s best to take an extra set of cloths, especially if you sweat a lot
  • It’s best to wear shoes as some rides require you to either wear shoes or go bare feet
  • You can go on rides as many times as you like. Line up will be the only barrier. You can purchase Express Pass for S$30 to go without a lineup
  • Some rides require you to leave your cellphones, watches, wallets, bags etc. away. You can use nearby lockers for this. It is free for one hour
  • Lockers charge you a fee after one hour is passed. However, you can simply use a different passcode (birthday) to start a new session :)
  • There are free cool water taps for drinking at every zone

So there you have it, a little glimpse to the thrilling world of movie magic to “ride the movies” on roller coasters and other movie-themed attractions. Be dazzled and delighted by entertainment experience that brings the silver screen to life. No doubt this is one of the best Singapore tourist attractions. If you visit Singapore, don’t miss to visit this amazing theme park. It will be its own unique experience and family destination with many new rides, shows and themes that can’t be found at other Universal Studios parks around the world. Have you been to Universal Studios Singapore?

23 Responses to “Universal Studios Singapore”

  1. Freya says:

    I went to Universal Studios Singapore and although I was traveling solo I thought it was nice. For sure it would be a lot nicer with family and especially with kids.
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  2. I had no idea that there was a Universal Studios in Singapore! I’ve been reading a lot about Singapore lately and it seems like it would be a fun family trip!
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  3. Been to Singapore in 2010 but we never have the chance to visit Universal Studios- hopefully next year. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I wonder how this park compares to the one here in Los Angeles. I’ve never been to a theme park in a foreign country, but I think I may have to give it a go one of these days!
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    • Salika Jay says:

      Both are quite similar although the Singapore one had newer rides, probably because it was built recently. I enjoyed both and I’m sure you will too.

  5. Universal Studios is always a blast. Thanks for introducing us to the one in Singapore. I’m hoping to visit within the next year or two. I’m sure they have some great chocolate to explore …
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  6. Been to SG several times but I never did go to the Universal Studios. I find the fee too expensive. I guess I’m also not motivated since I have always traveled solo, and attractions like this are best enjoyed with family and friends. :)
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  7. Leigh says:

    I haven’t been to Singapore – or any Universal Studio. With the all the activities it sounds to me like you need multiple days to do it all.
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  8. Sophie says:

    This looks like a fab new place to visit in Singapore, especially with kids.
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  9. Shalu Sharma says:

    I think I will enjoy this as I love roller coaster rides. I have not seen a 4D show so thats something to look out for when I am there.I think my children would like the transformer ride.
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    • Salika Jay says:

      I’m sure your kids will love the Transformers ride. My husband too was crazy about it. We waited on a half-an-hour lineup for the 2nd round on it.

  10. Wow, what a trip! I’ve been to Orlando, Florida, and although the rides were different, I did love all the different themes going throughout the park. Such a fun way to spend the day!
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  11. Looks like you had a great time! We love Universal Studios Hollywood and there are many rides that are the same. We don’t have Battlestar Galactica but that just looks scary. I’m sure the Donkey one would be awesome too. What a great alternative than to travel to the US. We were in Singapore many years ago but this wasn’t built yet.
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    • Salika Jay says:

      Had a great time for sure, Mary. Battlestar Galactica rides really were scary. They were the scariest minute or less so far this year :)

  12. Hi Salika, my friends in Asia told me how much fun the Universal Studio in Singapore is. They said is so much like the ones in the US. It actually save people in Asia the trouble of traveling to the US just to experience. I wish to take my niece and nephews in the Philippines there one day.
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    • Salika Jay says:

      Hi Marisol, it’s definitely worth a trip. Since this one is new, there are new rides that’s not available in the US one although both are great.