Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Trip to 2 most amazing places in Asia : Singapore & Malaysia : PART V

It was the last day of our trip and I was really sad because from the next day the same boring life was going to start..office to home and home to office..thats it..:(

But there was something to cheer about, the last attraction of our trip, Universal Studios..:)

Having heard so much about it from everyone, I was really excited to visit the place.
Though it was not included in our package and was an optional choice but I decided to visit it at any cost, I was on one feet to explore it.

We left our hotel at 9 and headed towards Universal Studios.
It is a theme park which is located in Resort World Sentosa. It consist of 7 theme based zones which surround a Lagon. Each zone is based on a blockbuster movie or a television show featuring their own unique attractions, character appearances, dinning and shopping areas.

Our guide told us to pick up a map which had the location and directions to all the attractions of the park. To add to it he also told to enjoy the main attractions first as everything in Universal Studios can't be covered in a single day time.

There was a big Globe at the entrance of the park..

As we went in there was a  big open shelf like structure  in the middle where all the maps and other pemplets related to the park were kept.

We picked one map and started with our adventure trip.
There are different fixed timings for many attractions. You can't enter it any time of the day.
So we planned our tour accordingly.

Our first theme zone was "The Lost World".
There are two themed regions here
1. Jurassic Park
2. WaterWorld

As there was time for WaterWorld to start we proceeded towards Jurassic Park..
There are all together 4 attractions here.
1. Canopy Flyer--A roller coaster ride
2. Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure---A river Rapid ride
3. Amber Rock Climb--A rock climbing attraction
4. Dino-Soarin--Fly around ride for children

As our guide told us to complete the main attractions first so we went with Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure ride which was the top most attraction of Jurassic Park.

We were made to sit in a circular raft with water all around us. As the adventure started our raft got tossed along the waterways. It was so much fun with water splashing here and there. In some time we entered a compound, something similar to what we have seen in the movie. There were sirens buzzing all around and several animatronic dinosaurs were trying to frighten us...:P
The whole setup was very well built. At the end of the compound there was a hydroelectric lifter which lifted our raft to a height of 10 feet and threw us back in the waterway..The plunge from 10 feet is the main adventure of this ride. As we plunged down, the water splashed all over us and we were completely wet. Finally we reached the end point. It was a gr88 experience overall...

Next in line was "WaterWorld", if you have watched the movie you can relate to the activities that happen in the live show..

This are stunts , blasts , pyrotechnics and lots more on a stage that is set up on a large pool of water..
The actors too did a good job..Overall it was a good experience.

Now we headed toward the next theme zone adjacent to Lost World, Ancient Egypt.
Wow was my expression when we entered the zone..Huge statues of Mummies welcomed us.


The main attraction here was Revenge of the Mummy ride.
Its something I haven't seen before. A ride in the dark, with no clue of where you are heading.
Our shuttle went in all directions, right, left , even reverse that too at a fast speed and my boy!!! the turns were really sharp..A thrilling ride indeed..Enjoyed it like hell..:)

There were people dressed like those in mummy movies so we also stopped to click some pics with them.

After covering this two theme zones we were really hungry and also it was time for Lunch.
But one of the main attraction "The Batllestar Galactica : Cyclon" couldn't be tired after lunch.
Its a suspended roller coaster where you are in a hanging position. After listening to the crazy crazy screaming of people I decided to complete it first and than go for lunch.

After standing in queue for 15 mins finally I got my seat. It hardly took 5-7 mins for the ride to complete. But man..this was the first ride in the whole history of roller coasters that actually spun my head..It was damn damn thrilling and a bit dangerous too..
I could have puked if I would have tired it after lunch..

Finding veg food was never so difficult. Finally we found a restaurant serving veg but the food was not that good..
After we had lunch it was time for some soft attractions as I was done with the rides part.

Next in line was Transformer 4D ride which was in the Sci Fi city, another theme zone.
Screens sporting photo realistic 3D-HD imaginary at various points with 4D effects like water spray, wind , fog etc made this ride one of the most amazing I had any time any day in my life.
I could feel myself as a part of those cars moving , those fights between transformers ,everything that was been displayed on those screens..

After this amazing experience we stopped to click some pics with the transformer replicas which were placed at different points in the Sci Fi city..

It was now the turn to visit Far Far Away theme zone which was inspired from the Shrek movie.
It's main attractions included Shrek 4D adventure and Far Far Away Castle.
Both of them were oky types, not that good. This theme zone is suited mainly for small children.


Having done with Far Far away we headed towards Madagascar.

The main attraction of this zone was the Madagascar adventure - water boat ride.
Here you are sited in a boat which goes within a hull of a displaced Cargo Ship structure.
You can find the characters of Madagascar been placed at various points of the ride.
The digital projection and surround sound makes it a complete fun filled ride. A delight for all the age groups.

Now we were left with 2 zones
New York 

Hollywood only attraction is a broadway style theater which is accompanied by several restaurants and flagship shops.


 Also,here we can find people dressed in different characters like actors, actresses , villains etc..

As there was nothing great here too so we moved to the last attraction of the day
Lights!Camera!action by Steven Spielberg in New York.
Here we have a sound stage fitted with special effects to mimic a major Hurricane which is going
to hit the New York city. Though the special effects were good but the show lasted only for few minutes. It would have been better if it was longer. Overall it was oky types.


So we were finally done with all the major attractions of Universal Studios and it was time to head back to the exit as our guide was waiting there.

The wonderful trip was about to get over. We were out for the last dinner of our trip and I was really sad. I got to visit some of the most amazing , technically advance places of Asia, unique in everyway, but now it was end of the superb trip.Was going to miss it, specially all the luxury for sure..:P

Next day our flight to Colombo was around 12:15 p.m. We left Singapore bidding adieu to other group members who were not coming to Mumbai.

With loads of priceless memories stored safely the trip to 2 most amazing places in Asia : Singapore & Malaysia finally came to an end.

To read the  previous parts click here

This is my debut Travelogue..
Comments and Suggestions for improvement are most welcomed..:)