When in Singapore (Part 2 of 3): Universal Studios Singapore + Orchard Road

Universal Studios Singapore

The second day of our tour! The shuttle picked us up at 8 A.M. (so early!!), which is something I’m not used to when traveling overseas. This is not the time to show my “my pace” attitude to everyone. ww

Anyway, our tour guide dropped us off at Universal Studios Singapore and told us to enjoy to our heart’s content. And we did. 

Arrival at Universal Studios

Universal Studios Singapore

We took the advice of our tour guide and decided to roam USS clockwise. Many shops and attractions welcomed us as soon as we entered the area.

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The first attraction we visited is the Transformers at Sci-Fi City. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to finish it because of technical difficulties. We waited for an hour inside and were told that they don’t know when the problem will be fixed. (>__<)

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Next stop, Battlestar Gallactica. (╯✧∇✧)╯

What’s exciting about this ride is that it’s different from the usual roller coasters. Instead of sitting on a cart, you sit on chairs with your feet hanging in mid-air! The waiting time? Two hours or even more, especially when you go on a weekend. No bags are allowed inside. You need to either leave it with a companion or get a locker in the nearby locker area.

If you’re afraid of this one, however, you can ride the traditional roller coaster (red line).

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We went to the Jurrasic Park area and ate our lunch. The meals are quite costly in USS (we got the $12 meal), so we used the $5 discount stubs from the tickets we got from AsiaTravel.com. Afterwards, we continued our adventure to Far Far Away Land and Madagascar.

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Amusement parks are tiring–the heat, the crowd, and the waiting time–and yet I’m glad I came. Next time, I’ll definitely bring my family here. My little sister will love it.

A Late Afternoon at Orchard Road

And if you think the fun is over, not yet. After the shuttle picked us up in the afternoon, we settled for a few minutes in our hotel and went out again… to Orchard Road. ᕙ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ᕗ

Thanks to Tricia Gosingtian’s Instagram post, I was informed that there’s a giant Gundam at Takashimaya Shopping Centre. It’s not as big as the Gundam in Odaiba, Japan, but it’s still awesome!

Gundam at Orchard Road (Takashimaya Shopping Centre)

To my surprise, I also found out that Kinokuniya Books is within the same building. It’s a book paradise. Literally. If I have the budget, I’m willing to spend thousands on manga box sets, art books and magazines alone.

I bought Toboso Yana’s first and second art book for 50 SGD. (Bye bye, 3k.)

Isn’t this day so jam-packed? The tension is so high, I didn’t care if my feet hurts. Now, I can’t wait for tomorrow. The highlight of my Singapore trip, Live Spectacle Naruto. ♡〜٩( ˃́▿˂̀ )۶〜♡

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