Ancient Egypt was one of our favourite themed zones at Universal Studios Singapore. Lots of interesting attractions can be found at Ancient Egypt especially where and when you like artefacts from Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration in 1930s. Attractions at Ancient Egypt include giant statues of Arubis (as depicted on our second photograph), Pharaohs tombs, mummies, temples, obelisk (depicted on our fourth photograph) and pyramids.
There are a couple of thrill rides at Ancient Egypt. Our favourite is of course the Revenge of the Mummy ride (depicted on our main photograph) which is basically a high speed indoor roller coaster ride in mine vehicles through a total darkness tunnel. The theme is of course based on the motion picture "The Mummy" with close encounter with the mummies and beetles etc. This thrill ride is somewhat scary as there are lots of sudden acceleration, deep fall, sharp twists and turns and even backwards motion. The ride lasts between five and ten minutes. The queue for this ride is also long as many youths love this attraction. Warning: This ride is absolutely not for the faint hearted.
Another ride which is located at Ancient Egypt is Treasure Hunters (depicted on our last photograph) designed principally for kids and children of all ages. For more information you may e-mail to the following address:- email@example.com
Transformers the Ride - the Ultimate 3-D Battle is regarded as one of the best theme park attractions in the world. So don't miss this particular attraction when you visit Universal Studios in Singapore. We certainly enjoyed this ride very much. The duration of the ride is approximately five minutes.
This exciting ride consists of approximately 600 meters track with multiple large screens projecting 3-D special effects images based on motion picture with the same name "The Transformers" in case if you have not seen the movies. It is located at Sci-Fi City, one of the seven heavily themed zones of the Universal Studios in Singapore. This particular attraction is rather new throughout the world. It opened only two years ago and have already attract tens of thousands of visitors to the park. Be aware that the queue to this particular attraction is rather long.
Guests prone to motion sickness, dizziness, or giddiness should not ride. For more information you may visit the below website or e-mail to the following address:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Universal Studios Singapore is one of the largest Universal Studios outside USA. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Singapore and is considered by many a "must-visit" tourist attraction when you visit the city of Singapore on your vacation, business trip or on any other purposes. Universal Studios Singapore has approximately 20 exciting rides including roller coasters and water rides. It has seven heavily themed zones, i.e. Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar. The theme of the park is Hollywood movies produced by Universal Studios.
The highlight of our trip to the Universal Studios Singapore is riding the all action "Transformers the Ride" in 3-D. We really enjoyed and had a great time riding this wonderful attraction. Tickets for one day pass to Universal Studios Singapore is S$74.00 per adult and two day pass at S$118.00. There are also at least 30 eateries and other food outlets and 20 accessories stores for visitors to the park to patronise. For more information about the Universal Studios Singapore you may e-mail to the following address:- email@example.com
Durian is an extremely smelly fruit. You are not allowed to bring them in taxis or public transport. Fine $500. They sell durians in stands along streets and in markets. You get them opened and the eatable parts served in plastic trays. It will cost a couple of dollars. Not so cheap but you have to try if you are in Singapore!
Towering above southern Chinatown, this four-story temple was completed only in 2007. The imposing main hall hosts a 27-foot statue of Maitreya Buddha, and the sacred relic itself, reputedly one of Buddha Shakyamuni's teeth, can be found on the fourth floor (visible only during daily ceremonies at 9-11 AM, 2-3:30 PM, 6:30-8 PM). On the roof is the 10,000 Buddhas Pagoda, hosting a large Tibetan-style prayer wheel.
opening hours: 9 AM-6:30 PM
One special place would be, Singapore's city hall. Although thre are less people now, who gather there. In the present day, lawyers, and judges gather; city hall now holds several courts. However, it is epected to be converted into a art gallery by 2015, and will likely see students, and tourist gathering at the area. City hall is specifically special, it has experiecned every milestone in Singapore history. FIrstly being built by the British for the offices of governence, it was then the location of the surrender of the Imperial Japanese Army in 1945. Finally serving as both the location for the signing of self-governence, and finally the location of the first national day parade after Singapore's seperation with Malaysia. Not much intresting stories from here, as far as I know.
MacRitchie Reservoir Park serves as a gateway to the nature reserves. Its many diverse nature trails and its beautiful ambience has made it become a popular spot for nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts. It is also a great place for morning and evening walks or strolls along the water's edge. It is a special place to me as many childhood memories are made there as I often spend weekends with my family hiking at the park.The HSBC TreeTop Walk is the main highlight of a long hiking route from MacRitchie. It brings you through different stages of mature secondary forests. The treetop walk is the first of its kind in Singapore and in the region, this free-standing suspension bridge offers a bird?s eye view of the community of plants and animals that live in the forest canopy. The total length of the walkway is about 250m.To get to the treetop walk, you need to walk 4.5km from MacRitchie Reservoir or 2.5km from Venus Drive near Singapore Island Country Club. It is of special importance to me as I learnt how to overcome the many difficulties I encountered during the hike and it gave me opportunities to bond with my family despite my busy school life. Expect to encounter monkeys,terrapins and even monitor lizards in the park! Schools often use the reservoir as a place for water sports such as canoeing and kayaking competitions. These make the experience at the park even more enjoyable as it allows visitors to be able to get closer to nature while being able to watch these competitions. Therefore, it is not only a place where families can go for a break away from the hustle and bustle of the city in Singapore, it is also an opportunity for families to bond together while enjoying the park's beauty.
Sengkang Scupture Park is a special place in my community because that is the place where everyone in my community actually hang out every single day, regardless in the morning or evening to conduct their aerobic exercises, workout or even recreational activities such as having fun or interacting with one another. Everyday, there will be elderly groups who love to hang out there as a group and conduct singing and dancing sessions together. Teenagers and young men will frequent the fitness corner available in the park and use the facilities available to improve their physical fitness and strength. Personally, to me, Sengkang Sculpture Park is special to me because it is nearby my home and it is where i had fun with my friends and family when i was young and now whenever i pass by, i would still recall the vivid memories of fun and joy that i used to have when i was still young. I have heard some interesting stories of Sengkang Scuplture Park from my friends, some of them would comment that it has became an area where they would conduct personal therapy for themselves, they would take long walks there with their partners or friends and enjoy the fresh air and reflect upon their life and it has been proclaimed to be rather effective to a great extent.
The Woodlands Waterfront project is part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Parks and Water bodies Plan, which seeks to enhance Singapore's green spaces and water bodies on an island-wide basis. The Woodlands Waterfront has a 400m long refurbished jetty, large fields for family picnics and even playgrounds! The Waterfront is a very special place as it is used by many family and friends living in woodlands and other areas to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and even have simple picnics! During festive seasons, it becomes a beautiful sight, due to the many beautiful fireworks present there. Woodlands Waterfront is also a place used by many to exercise and take leisure runs. Did you know that you can see Malaysia from the edge of the jetty? It serves as a reminder for me, that even though we are known as different countries, the only thing that separates us would be distance. Woodlands Waterfront is indeed a special place to many and me.
The Seng Kang Hockey Stadium holds many memories for me as it was where I had my first hockey competition. Friendlies against other schools are also held there. Players from many different aspects also gather there to train and have friendlies. It is a place where young and old players come together and interact with one another despite the different backgrounds. Even with the different backgrounds, the passion for hockey shines bright in all of us. This brings us together and we feel united. We can learn a lot from each other. The stadium is a special place as you can see many characters on the pitch, some who are leaders, those who are talented, also those with ferocity and passion for the game. It opens your eyes to see how a simple game can show the qualities of an individual. The stadium was also used as a hockey venue for the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. Having friends and supporters watching your games also give a special feeling and motivation to do well on the pitch. The support drives me on and keeps me grounded to do my best.
You can get to this beautiful park by MRT. The Chinese Gardens are stunning and are one of my favourite places in Singapore. The Japanese Gardens are much plainer. The Chinese Gardens have a bonsai exhibition, pagodas, a lake, scenic walkways. The garden was designed by renowned Taiwanese architect Yuen-Chen Yu.
I am not really a theme park person, but this was quite nice and worth a visit. It is good for kids. We went up Mount Faber first then took the cable car here, but you can also come here direct. The cable car ride was good fun with great views. Sentosa had some themed walks and a very pretty sandy beach.
Universal Studios is located here but we did not visit it.
There is a huge merlion statue here.
Singapore is mainly flat, so this is a small hill, but it still has good views and an interesting history.
Fort Canning Hill used to be known as Bukit Larangan - Forbidden Hill. Later it became Government Hill. It is 156 ft high and can be found at the junction of Canning Rise and Fort Canning Road. In the 14th century this area was the summer home of the Majapahit kings, and in colonial times, it was the location of the residence of colonial governors starting with Sir Stamford Raffles. At one point this was the site of the Botanic Gardens. It was from here that Lieutenant General Percival made the decision to surrender to the Japanese.
The Armenian Church is The Church of St Gregory the Illuminator. This lovely little church is near the foot of Fort Canning Hill. There were several pet rabbits in the garden during our visit.
The church was built in 1835. It is the oldest Christian place of worship in Singapore. It was designed by George Coleman and became a national monument on 28 June 1973.
Singapore’s humid and tropical climate enables visitors to view verdant gardens, and to encounter some unique animals.
The "National Orchid Garden" will be of great appeal to gardeners, and lovers of flowers. It’s a pure delight to stroll around the immaculately tended displays of tropical color. Paths meander through lush greenery, and an incredible variety of orchids, over 600 of them. This is a rewarding place to visit within the "Singapore Botanical Gardens" itself. Entry costs $5, and is well worth it. The cafe in the garden is a good place to stop afterwards, for a coffee, or an ice cream. Bring your camera, as you will want to capture memories of these beautiful flowers. The address is 1 Cluny Road, Singapore.
"Singapore Zoo" is regarded as one of the better zoological gardens in the world. The use of natural barriers such as streams, rock walls and vegetation, separating animals from visitors, enhances the "open" zoo concept. There are hardly any cages. Instead, lush vegetation and concealed moats increase the freedom and jungle-like atmosphere for its inhabitants.The displays were set into beautifully landscaped surroundings, providing a pleasant stroll for visitors. Of particular interest were the Orang-utans, native to the forests of Borneo and Sumatra. This was my best zoo experience ever, and I highly recommend it. The address is 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore.
Although there were a number of exhibits in Sentosa Island's "Underwater World", the 83m long tunnel was the key attraction. You stood on a moving walkway, as sharks, stingrays and other fish swam over and around you. They also had separate tanks for tropical fish, sea dragons, jellyfish, and so on. Coming from Australia, with modern aquarium complexes in each major center, I'm a bit spoilt, if not demanding. Therefore, Sentosa Island's Underwater World will be most rewarding for those who've never seen a large aquarium before.
The "Butterfly Park", also on Sentosa Island, contained a small tropical garden where these winged insects fluttered about. Plus, there were a few tame parrots to add to the overall experience. However, to me, the museum section was the most interesting part, in particular, the unusual insects mounted behind glass.