I was not mistaken and while travelling to Sentosa, that was the first question he asked me, "Are we going to ride the cable car?". Never wanting to disappoint him, we bought 2 cable car round trip tickets. After all, the smile on his face was priceless.
|Boots with his remarkable "cable car smile"|
|Welcome to Sentosa! (painted on the wall upon exit from the cable car)|
|The Tiger Sky Tower at Imbiah Lookout - our first sight of Sentosa upon alighting the cable car.|
|Decoration at Sentosa - it's the love month of February, after all.|
|Sentosa's version of Merlion|
|Vendo Machine at Ranger Station Bus Stop (took photo because of boredom from waiting for the bus; take a close look and find the Jack and Jill Potato Chips and Oishi Bread Pan being sold)|
The tram stop is at Resorts World's basement parking, and we had to go up and walk to get to Universal Studios. We reached our destination at around 11:00 am, and upon reaching the destination, took photos, of course.
|Spelunking? - at the man-made cave from the basement parking going to Universal Studios Singapore|
|while walking towards Universal Studios Singapore's entrance|
|Finally got to our first goal for the day|
|welcomed by Winnie Woodpecker|
|Boots and his lion - one of the many photos we had before going on our first ride|
We were fortunate that Transformers: the Ride was already open by the time we went to Singapore because Transformers had a special meaning in our lives. The ride opened just last November 19, 2011 and is the newest attraction in the park as of this writing. We bought our photo print-out with Optimus Prime.
|a scanned version of our souvenir - quite pricey but it's worth it|
|with my Bumblebee|
After that, we rode Revenge of the Mummy, an indoor roller coaster with realistic special effects that I was scared to take a look on. Each car could accommodate 8 people but this was another delight: because of the lack of queues, we were able to have the whole car to ourselves, and even the crew who assisted us in getting out of the car couldn't help but remark.
Before having lunch, we decided to try Treasure Hunters. It is also found in the Ancient Egypt portion of the park. It was a vintage car ride, a slow ride and there were Egypt-inspired decorations all over, but there was nothing special about it.
And then at around 1:00pm, we had our lunch at the Discovery Food Court located in the Lost World zone. We ordered a single meal for both of us because I am not used to eating after adrenaline-pumping moments (we didn't like the rice, too, so it was okay).
After lunch, we proceeded with the second half of our Universal Studios Singapore exploration. Took some photos then we rode the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure and this was the first (and only) time that we had to queue, and we also had to pay the locker because according to the indicator (yes, they have an indicator on how long the waiting time is) the queue is for 30 minutes. There had been warnings all around that "You will get wet, you might get soaked" but we ignored it. We should have believed it because unlike Enchanted Kingdom's Rio Grande wherein there's a chance that you won't get wet, here you would actually have to go through a part wherein water falls equally on all passengers of the raft (like going into a waterfall). But I loved this ride, especially the part where we faced a dead-end before the exit.
We then rode Shrek 4-D Adventure where the highlight was Donkey's saliva (I guess), and then proceeded to Donkey Live, which was sort of a comedy bar show with the Chinese girl as host and Donkey answers the audience' questions. We rode the Enchanted Airways, a junior steel roller coaster, because we can. All of these are found in the Far, Far Away section of the park.
|our roasted-chicken lunch set; wasn't able to eat much because of adrenaline rush from the rides specially Battlestar Galactica|
|Settled for this dessert (part of the meal), though I don't know what this is.|
|photo opportunity at the Ancient Egypt zone, no matter how hot it was|
|Good thing I always have my umbrella with me! The scorching heat is quite obvious.|
|queue at the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure|
|Cute! I'm gonna buy you someday, Puss...|
|the Three Little Pigs as "hung" in the pre-show for Shrek 4D Adventure|
|The Chinese host at Donkey Live, forgot her name intentionally.|
|Far, Far Away...|
|Alex! (one of the displays in Madagascar: A Crate Adventure)|
|Hey, I'm Marty!|
|I took this photo of Boots before exiting the park, unmindful of the attention-deficient mascot beside me.|
|Only became aware of the attention-deficient mascot after Boots told me, and then he took this photo of us.|
|The Southern Most Point of Continental Asia|
|I love suspension bridges!|
|endless view of South China Sea from one of the twin timber viewing decks - there wasn't anyone else here when we arrived.|
|Because there were only two of us in this trip, we had to find ways to take a photo of us together.|
|the beach tram on Sentosa|
Songs of the Sea was a great way to end our day at Sentosa. It was a spectacular lights and sound show and stage performance, combined (and with fireworks, too). Of course we selected a seat near the VIP section.
Then we rushed back to the tram station and cable car. We had to catch Night Safari, even if it's just the 45-minute tram ride. Our tickets shouldn't be wasted.
Expenses and Operating Hours for Sentosa:
|the set of Songs of the Sea|
|seated (near) the VIP section|
|a sneak peek of the spectacular lights in Songs of the Sea|
|Boots and his remarkable "cable car smile" - what a great way to end a day at Sentosa.|
round trip ticket cost: S$26 (S$24 if one-way)
operating hours: 8:45 am-10:00 pm daily
Universal Studios Singapore
ticket cost: S$68
operating hours: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm daily
Photo print-out: S$10
Lunch: ~S$20 for 2 pax (S$10.50 for the roasted chicken rice meal + ~S$4/pax water)
Locker: S$4 (1 hour rental)
The Southern Most Point of Continental Asia: FREE
operating hours: 24/7
Snack: ~S$15 for 2 pax (hotdog buns, water, softdrinks)
Songs of the Sea
ticket: S$10/pax (S$15/pax for premium seats)
show hours: 7:40 pm and 8:40 pm daily, additional 9:40 pm show on weekends
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