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Balestier Road

Balestier Road is located in the urban planning areas of Novena and Kallang in the central part
of Singapore. The road links Thomson Road to Serangoon Road and the road continues on as
Lavender Street. The road is home to rows of shophouses, low-rise apartment and commercial
buildings as well as ashopping mall known as Shaw Plaza. There are
several lighting and electrical shops along the road and the road is home to the Ceylon Sports Club.
The area is known for its food such as bak kut teh, chicken rice and tau sar piah with budget
hotels sprucing up in the area. In the area, there are severalapartments and condominiums.

Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore, located within the Singapore River Planning
Area. The quay is situated upstream from the mouth of theSingapore River and Boat Quay.

Jurong Island
Jurong Island is an artificial island located to the southwest of the main island of Singapore,
off Jurong Industrial Estate. It was formed from the amalgamation of seven offshore islands, the
islands of Pulau Ayer Chawan, Pulau Ayer Merbau, Pulau Merlimau, Pulau Pesek, Pulau Pesek Kechil
(also called Terumbu Pesek), Pulau Sakra (which was a previous merger of Pulau Sakra and Pulau
Bakau), Pulau Seraya, Pulau Meskol, Pulau Mesemut Laut, Pulau Mesemut Darat and Anak Pulau.
This was done through land reclamation. Land reclamation on Jurong Island was completed on
September 24, 2009, 20 years earlier than scheduled. Pulau Buaya was joined to Jurong Island via
reclamation in 2010. Jurong Island forms a land area of about 32 km2 (12 sq mi) from an initial area of
less than 10 km2(4 sq mi), and is the largest of Singapore's outlying islands.

Orchard Road
Orchard Road is a road in Singapore that is the retail and entertainment hub of the city-state. It is
regularly frequented by the local population as well as being a majortourist attraction. Often the
surrounding area is known simply as Orchard.[1]

The immediate vicinity of Orchard Road, Orchard Planning Area is one of 55 urban planning areas as
specified by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and is acommercial district. It is part of the Central
Region, and Singapore's central business district, the Central Area.
During the National Day Rally Speech 2005, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he would
create more landmark buildings to create more fun in the district, partly to keep up with vibrant cities
around the region.

Orchard Road underwent a $40 million revamp in 2009, with the addition of new street lamps, planter
boxes, urban green rooms, street tiling, and flower totem poles.

Universal Studios Singapore


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Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa onSentosa
Island, Singapore. It was a key component of Genting's bid for the right to build Singapore's second
integrated resort. On 8 December 2006, the Singapore government announced that the consortium
had won the bid. Construction of the theme park and the rest of the resort started on 19 April 2007. It is
the second Universal Studios theme park to open in Asia (Japan being the first), and the first
in Southeast Asia. The official plans for the park were unveiled to the public when Universal Studios
Singapore released a park map to the public on 20 October 2009. Universal Studios Singapore has
since attracted more than 2 million visitors in the 9 months from its opening.

Universal Parks & Resorts markets the park as a "one-of-its-kind theme park in Asia" and promises
that the park will be the only one of its kind in Southeast Asia for the next 30 years.

Park layout
Universal Studios Singapore is 20 hectares (49 acres) in size, occupying the easternmost part of the
49-hectare (120-acre) Resorts World Sentosa. There are a total of 24 attractions, of which 18 are
original or specially adapted for the park.[26] The park consists of seven uniquely themed zones which
surround a lagoon. Each zone is based on a blockbuster movie or a television show, featuring their
own unique attractions, character appearances, dining and shopping areas. The park features the
world's tallest pair of dueling roller coasters that are based on the hit television series, Battlestar
Galactica; a castle from the world of Shrek and Monster Rock, a live musical show featuring the
infamous Universal Monsters. Universal Studios Singapore has over 30 restaurants and food carts,
together with 20 unique retail stores and carts located around the park. Attractions premiering are
marked "Premiere" and dining outlets that are certified Halal are marked with "Halal".

Themed Zone Notes


Themed after the real Hollywood Boulevard of the 1970s,
Hollywood the Hollywood zone is framed by dynamic architecture, palm trees and
the famousHollywood 'Walk of Fame'.

Themed after post-modern New York City that features sidewalks and
classic landmarks that mimic its impressive cityscape. The area is
New York enhanced by neon lights and flanked by street facades that set the
scenes for big city fun and also real-time movie production for most
Hollywood blockbuster films.

Sci-Fi City is themed after what cities and metropolis may look like in
Sci-Fi City the future, equipped with space-age technologies and the ultimate
modern conveniences.

As the name suggests, the Ancient Egypt zone is themed after the
Ancient Egypt rich Egyptian architecture and artifacts found during the Golden Age of
Egyptian Exploration in the 1930s.

The Lost World zone features two smaller themed regions: Jurassic
The Lost World
Park and Waterworld.

Far Far Away is based on the kingdom of the same name featured
Far Far Away
in DreamWorks Animations' Shrek.

The Madagascar zone features a displaced cargo ship that houses


Madagascar the Madagascar: A Crate Adventure ride. It also features all of the
characters from DreamWorks Animations' Madagascar.
Hollywood is the main entrance area of the park. Its only attraction, a broadway-style theatre, is
accompanied by several restaurants and a variety of flagship shops. Being a replica of the famous
Hollywood Boulevard, this zone is flanked by dynamic architecture and palm trees. It also features a
replica of the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.[27] On every Friday and Saturday night, the lagoon of
the park is the site of Lake Hollywood Spectacular a special pyrotechnics show. Special character
appearances include: Po from Kung Fu Panda, Frankenstein's Monster, Woody Woodpecker, Winnie
Woodpecker, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Beetlejuice andBetty Boop.

Name Type Notes

A 1,500-seat indoor Broadway-style theatre that


is fully equipped to host plays, musicals and
Pantages Hollywood Theater Live Performance performances. Currently the theatre features the
infamous Universal Monsters in the rock-n-roll
musical "Monster Rock!". (Premiere)[28]

A live pyrotechnics show that is set to a musical


score over the central Lake Hollywood in the
Lake Hollywood Spectacular Show park. The show is run every Friday and Saturday
night at 9.30 pm, and is one of the main
highlights of Hollywood After Hours.[29]

The Universal Studios Store is the flagship store


of Universal Studios Singapore offering a wide
Universal Studios Store Retail Outlet
variety of themed collectibles, toys and apparel
from all seven themed zones of the park.

The Dark Room is a store that sells a wide


The Dark Room Retail Outlet variety of camera accessories for the
photography needs of park visitors.

Superstar Candies is a candy store that sells


Superstar Candies Retail Outlet candies like candy floss and homemade fudge to
park visitors with a sweet tooth.
Silver Screen Collectibles is a retail outlet
offering celebrity photos and posters,
Silver Screen Collectibles Retail Outlet
collectibles, books, as well as Betty Boop
themed souvenirs and apparel.

Star Characters is a retail outlet selling


Star Characters Retail Outlet
exclusive DreamWorks Animation merchandise.

The Brown Derby is a retail store where guests


can shop for headwear of all types including
The Brown Derby Retail Outlet visors, character hats, novelty hats, wigs,
Universal Studios logo caps and other stylish
lids.[30]

Mel's Drive-In is a diner based on the hit 1973


film American Graffiti. This '50s drive-in serves
up burgers and Cokes the old-fashioned way
Mel's Drive-In F&B Outlet and features golden oldies on the jukebox and
delicious Burgers, Fries, Chicken Sandwiches,
Chicken Fingers, Onion Rings, Root Beer Floats
and Frosty Milk Shakes. (Halal)

Hollywood China Bistro is a restaurant where


guests can feast on traditional Cantonese
Hollywood China Bistro F&B Outlet cuisine with a modern twist in an art
deco Chinese restaurant setting straight out of a
Hollywood movie set.

Celebrity Caf and Bakery is a food outlet where


guests can dine with stars over freshly made
Celebrity Caf and Bakery F&B Outlet
sandwiches, puff pastry pies and classic
desserts. (Halal)[31]

New York is based on the original New York City, during the era of post-modernization. This zone
features various icons commonly portrayed in movies including the trademark city skyline, neon lights,
facades, sidewalks as well as the romantic atmosphere of the Big Apple. To top it off, this zone also
have a replica of the famous New York Public Library with two lion statues at its entrance.[32]

Name Type Notes

A show where guests can be


blown away by the filmmakers'
incredible special effects as an
Lights! Camera! Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg Show empty sound stage becomes
the setting for a major hurricane
about to hit New York
City. (Premiere)[33]

Under Construction Stage 28


is a fully outfitted state-of-the-art
sound stage for motion picture
and television production.
Guests can see some of
Stage 28 Live Show/Tour
Universal feature films and
props and get behind the
scenes and see real film
production right before their
very own eyes. (Premiere)[34]

A Pizza Parlor unique to


Singapore selling a wide variety
of traditional Italian pizzas as
Loui's NY Pizza Parlor F&B Outlet well as some local Singapore
favourites including Hawaiian
pizza, Tandoori Chicken pizza,
Vegetarian pizza and more.[31]

Sci-Fi City is an imagined metropolis of the future that contains many modern conveniences of life, but
with little or no remnants of past inhabitants and cultures that are able to stand the course of time. It is
the home of the world's tallest pair of dueling roller coasters, at a height of 42.7 metres (140 ft).[26]
[35]
The pair of dueling roller coasters, Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon, are based on the hit
television series, Battlestar Galactica.

Name Type Notes

A whirling twirling ride


that spins guests
around. A similar
ride, Storm Force
Accelerator Teacups Accelatron, is found
in Universal's Islands of
Adventure at Universal
Orlando Resort. (Premiere)
[36]

This is a sit-down
coaster designed for
riders wanting a roller
coaster experience
without inversions,
which makes up one
side of the Battlestar
Galactica duelling
coaster. The trains are
modeled after
Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN Steel DuelingSeated Roller Coaster
the Colonial Mark II
Viper and utilize lap
restraints, giving the
rider total upper body
freedom. At certain
points along the ride,
the coaster can reach
speeds of up to 90
kilometers per hour
(56 mph).

Battlestar Galactica: CYLON Steel DuelingInverted Roller Coaster The Cylon coaster's
train design is based
on the Cylon heavy
Raider as seen
in Battlestar Galactica,
it is a suspended roller
coaster which performs
intense maneuvers
including a total of 5
inversions in the form
of a Cobra roll,
corkscrews, vertical
loop, and a zero-g roll.
The Cylon coaster also
plunges into a 5-meter
(16 ft) deep pit filled
with artificial fog to give
thrill seekers the
sensation of a near
miss with the ground. It
also includes many
sudden turns close to
buildings emphasizing
the sensation of near
misses throughout the
ride.

Transformers: The Ride Track-roaming PlatformMotion Simulator Transformers: The Ride


is the 20th attraction at
Universal Studios
Singapore.
Transformers The Ride
will fuse 3D-HD media,
mega special effects
and stunning robotics
with a ride system, all-
in-one-package.[37] The
ride is set to premiere
in Singapore in 2011
and then in Universal
Studios Hollywood in
2012. (Premiere)[22]

A retail outlet selling


Galactica PX Retail Outlet Sci-Fi collectible
merchandise.[1][30]

A retail outlet selling a


variety of Transformers
Transformers Supply Vault Retail Outlet
and Transformers: The
Ride merchandise.[38]

A food and beverage


Starbot Cafe: Human Refueling outlet selling a variety
F&B Outlet
Center of items including soft-
serve ice creams.[38]

Ancient Egypt is based on the historical adaptation of Ancient Egypt during the 1930s Golden Age of
Egyptian Exploration. It features obelisks and pyramids which are typical of Ancient Egypt. Also
featured are Pharaohs' tombs which were commonly discovered during that era. Visitors take the role
of a daring archaeologist who aims to unravel the riddles of the Sphinx in this sand-swept land. The
area also relies on the depictions made in the popular film franchise, The Mummy, starring Brendan
Fraser.[39]

Name Type Notes

Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride Enclosed Steel Roller Coaster A high-speed psychological thrill ride
with sharp turns and fast reverse
sections, it pits guests against
fireballs, scarab beetles and robotic
warrior mummies all in partial
darkness.[40][41]

A car ride where guests young and


old can drive their own vintage
Treasure Hunters Vintage Car Ride
desert jeeps through an abandoned
Egyptian excavation site. (Premiere)[1][42]

A retail outlet selling Egyptian


treasures, such as replicas of
Carters Curiosities Retail Outlet historical artefacts or fossils
discovered from ancient Egyptian
ruins.[1][30]

An Egyptian-themed buffeteria
serving specialities flavored with
Oasis Spice Caf F&B Outlet
Mediterranean, Turkish, Lebanese
and Indian Spices.(Premiere)[1][31]

The Lost World contains many traditional attractions present in most Universal Studios parks around
the world and is divided into two sub areas: Jurassic Park andWaterworld. Jurassic Park, based on the
popular film franchise by Steven Spielberg and novels by Michael Crichton, features the newly
redesigned Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure which is based on the popular water rides in other
Universal Studios parks. Waterworld contains mainly water-based attractions and is based on the
filmWaterworld starring Kevin Costner.[43]

Name Type Notes


A suspended 4-seater roller
coaster that allows guests a
prehistoric bird's eye view of
Canopy Flyer Mini SteelSuspended Roller Coaster
Jurassic Park, which gently
glides over the tree-
tops. (Premiere)[44]

A river rapids ride version of


the attraction at other
Universal parks. It features a
white water raft system where
thrill seekers on circular rafts
are tossed on waterways
within the Jurassic Park
compound, where prehistoric
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure River Rapids Raft System
creatures roam free. The ride
finishes with guests plunging
down from the Hydroelectric
Generator compound. This
ride is currently under
renovation and is to be
opened by mid-Feb in
2012 (Premiere)[45]

Based on the 1995


film, Waterworld. Guests can
witness actors in a
Waterworld Live Show/Performance
performance which involves
stunts and pyrotechnics at
this show.[46]

Amber Rock Climb Rock Climb/Skill Challenge An attraction which allows


guests to scale the walls of
The Lost World to explore
imitation precious stones and
fossilised insects. A treasure
awaits those able to climb to
the top. (Premiere)[47]

A children's ride where guests


are able to control the vertical
Dino-Soarin' Fly Around Ride height of a carriage designed
to look like a
pterodactyl. (Premiere)[48]

A store where guests can


equip themselves for the
jungles of Isla Nublar with
official Jurassic Park apparel,
Jurassic Outfitters Retail Outlet hats, toys, adventure gear
and more. The beach towels
will also come in handy after
the Jurassic Park Rapids
Adventure's splashdown.

A dino-mite store full of


The Dino-Store Retail Outlet innovative Jurassic Park
souvenirs to be discovered.[30]

A place where guests can


refuel their energy by
chomping on a light snack,
Fossil Fuels F&B Outlet
quick meal or a couple of
refreshing frozen drinks at this
tropical jungle store.

Discovery Food Court F&B Outlet A food court where guests


can savour Singapore's best
selection of Laksa, chicken
rice and other local delights in
this Discovery Center building
that was featured in the
original Jurassic Park movie.
[31]

Far Far Away is inspired by DreamWorks Animation's hit Shrek franchise which depicted how the fairy-
tale characters lived in daily life. The zone consists of many recognizable locations from the film series
such as Shrek's swamp house as well as Far Far Away's glamorous Romeo Drive which contains the
nightspots of the town such as Hook's Knight Club. The highlight of the zone is the 40-metre tall Far
Far Away Castle which is a world's first.[49] The castle hosts attractions such as Shrek 4-Dand Donkey
Live featuring the voice talents of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas and Cameron Diaz.
[50]
Special character appearances include: Shrek,Donkey,[51] Puss In Boots and Princess Fiona.[51]
Name Type Notes

A 17-minute 3D film where guests


are along for the journey to help save
Princess Fiona in a totally in-your-
Shrek 4-D Adventure 3-D Show with Added Effects face fairy tale adventure. Through
the miracle of OgreVision, guests
see, hear, and feel the action right
from their seat![52]

An interactive live show based


on Digital puppetry technology,
starring Shreks fairy tale sidekick,
Donkey, who entertains guests with
Donkey Live Live Show/Performance his quick witted humor and engages
them in conversation in an intimate
theatre setting. The show is located
at Hook's Night Club and hosted by
Hook. (Premiere)[53]

Guests climb aboard Donkeys


beloved Dragon for a flight over Far
Far Away and beyond in the form of
Enchanted Airways Steel Junior Roller Coaster
a junior roller-coaster ride serving
destinations throughout the Kingdom
of Far Far Away. (Premiere)[54]

A miniature ferris wheel for the


children themed to a clinking,
clanking potion assembly line that
Magic Potion Spin Kiddy Ferris Wheel circles the room which bottles
magical elixirs from a giant wooden
vat. The ride is located in the Fairy
Godmother's Potion Shop.(Premiere)[55]
A large retail outlet where visitors can
buy Shrek memorabilia, fantasy
candies, drinks, colorful elixirs and
gifts, such as exciting toys and
games from the wonderful world
Fairy Godmother's Potion Shop Retail Outlet
of Shrek to bring away.[56] The
miniature Ferris Wheel Magic Potion
Spin is located right at the back of
this retail outlet. Interactive stations
are also be set up for kids.[30][55][57]

A retail outlet selling magical


Fairy Godmother's Juice Bar F&B Outlet
concoctions.[26]

Located at Romeo Drive, Goldilocks'


serves up buckets of homemade
special 7-spice "chicken done just
Goldilocks F&B Outlet right!" as well as fish and chips,
chicken sandwiches, fresh mash
potatoes with gravy, coleslaw and
French fries. (Halal)

Also located at Romeo Drive, Friar's


offers fast food on the go where
guests can select from a unique
variety of hot and cold speciality
sandwich wraps including Thai
Friar's F&B Outlet
peanut chicken wraps, tandoori
chicken wraps, turkey wraps, veggie
wraps, accompanied with freshly
made "season it yourself" potato
chips.[31]

Madagascar is inspired by the hit DreamWorks Animation franchise of the same name which features
four zoo animals, Alex, Gloria, Marty and Melman escaping from theCentral Park Zoo and
unfortunately crashing onto the island of Madagascar. The zone features lush tropical jungles as well
as two rides.[58] Special character appearances include: King
Julien, Skipper, Kowalski, Private, Rico, Mort and Maurice.

Name Type Notes

The ride takes guests on a journey with the


four heroes Alex, Marty, Melman and
Gloria on a river boat adventure complete
with state-of-the-art animatronics, digital
projection, evocative sound, and moving
Madagascar: A Crate Adventure Water boat ride
show-action effects that create a one-of-a-
kind, immersive ride experience. The 9.5
minute attraction will feature the famous voice
talents of Ben Stiller,Chris Rock, David
Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith. (Premiere)[19]

This ride allows guests to be a part of King


Julien's Party Carousel filled with crazy
lemurs and pesky foosas as riders go up and
King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round Carousel
down and round and round enjoying the
company of all the Madagascar
characters. (Premiere)[59]

A retail outlet located at the exit of


'Madagascar: A Crate Adventure' for visitors
to grab some silly keepsakes inspired by the
many characters of Madagascar, such as
Penguin Mercantile Retail Outlet plush hats, key fobs, T-shirts and other
assorted keepsakes inspired by the many
characters of Madagascar,[56] as well as
photos of visitors during the adventure on
their way back out.[30][58]

Marty's Casa Del Wild F&B Outlet A caf that is inspired by the first movie and is
hosted by Marty the Zebra serving a variety
of lip-smacking South East Asian specialties
such as Nasi Padang, Pad Thai, Chicken
Rice, Thai Green Chicken Curry, Tom Yum
Soup and Asian Rotisserie Chicken.[1]

A food store that is hosted by Gloria offering


Japanese-inspired quick bites[26] such
Gloria's Snack Shack F&B Outlet
as yakitori, rice bowls and invigorating thirst-
quenchers.[1][31]

[edit]Hollywood After Hours

Universal Studios Singapore Hollywood After Hours happens every Friday and Saturday night from
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm where visitors pay SGD$5 per entry into Universal Studios Singapore's
Hollywood zone to dine and shop. The Lake Hollywood Spectacular is a pyrotechnics show that
happens at 9 pm during Hollywood After Hours. Same-day park guests and Annual Park Holders can
enter the park during Hollywood After Hours for free.

[edit]Hollywood Dreams Parade

Universal Studios Singapore Hollywood Dreams Parade is the parks' first full-scale regular theme
parade. Running through five of the parks seven zones, the parade consists of fourteen intricately
detailed floats, special effects, over one hundred performers, custom musical score and the
"Hollywood Dreams" dance song composed by British composer Ian Habgood.

[edit]VIP tour

Universal Studios Singapore VIP Tour offers merchandise discounts, complimentary dining, golden
photo opportunities with celebrity lookalikes as well as VIP access on rides, attractions and
performances. Each tour accommodates between two and twelve guests per Guide. Each tour lasts
approximately five hours around Universal Studios Singapore. The tour covers eight or more
attractions. Universal Express access would be made available to all attractions before or after the
guide tour.

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