Exciting and Amazing Things to do in Singapore

Exciting and Amazing Things To Do in Singapore Universal Studio

I stepped out of the airplane and I could not believe that finally, I was in Singapore. Yes, after long arduous months of planning and saving money, the image of Changi airport jumped out of the books that I have read before — in front of me and Steven was what others claimed as the topmost beautiful airport. What made this more exciting was that Steven and I who have been in a long distance relationship were celebrating my birthday. It was our first international trip together. Something that I had never imagined could happen in real.

How did we enjoy Singapore as our First International Travel Destination

The magnificent Enchanted Garden in Terminal 2 was the attraction that caught our attention. It was an impressive little area in the middle of the airport with real flowers and an attractive Koi pond. We were awestruck by such magnificent beauty of Changi as we strolled around the airport. We snapped photos, withdrew money from an ATM machine, and purchased MRT cards. After that, we proceeded to the immigration center and submitted our passport together with our disembarkation/embarkation (D/E) card. Then, we approached the clerks in the Information Center to ask a temporary login ID and password. Free WIFI connection was available through the [email protected] network.

Our morning breakfast was in the Geylang food trail. We made a stop at the People’s Prawn Noodle House located over at Lor12. Steven ordered big prawn noodles at 5SGD and we did not wait for it too long. We were satisfied on the superbly sweet, juicy and fresh prawns.

This day was the start of our seemingly endless list of walking tours. It took us much time finding out how to go to the Orchard Road. Our first day was tough being first-time tourists in Singapore. In addition to that, I was overwhelmed on my first international trip that I did not care much about directions as long as Steven was with me. I felt very lucky he was with me. It was happier that we were together.

Fortunately, we found out that the Singaporeans we met on the road were friendly and approachable. They unselfishly helped us arrived at the Orchard Road. Steven did already a research on how can we avail discounted tickets for Sentosa activities and I thanked him for that. We proceeded to the Orchard Plaza and headed straight to the Hankookchon Pte ltd., a Korean-based company operating in Singapore.

We then dropped by to the Food Republic to have our lunch. It was located on the topmost floor of the Vivo City Mall. The stalls were overwhelming and the lowest price of the foods I spotted was 5SGD.

After the sumptuous meal in the Food Republic, we searched for the directions where we could ride a cable car to Sentosa. We took a walk in the Harbourfront Tower which was located right next to the Harbourfront Shopping Mall. It was a brisk walk under the sun. My heart jumped on the thought that one activity from my bucket list would be crossed-out. To be honest, I’ve never been in a cable car in my whole life and this adventure turned out to be truly exciting.
How Did We Enjoy Our First International Travel
We flew high above the hill from Faber Peak Singapore, through a skyscraper. Then, we crossed the harbor on the Mt. Faber line before landing on Sentosa Island. The whole ride provided us a bird’s-eye view of the Sentosa. I was nervous at first and my heart went a flutter. Those emotions disappeared when Steven started to snap photos of us inside the cable car. It helped to get rid of my fears.


When we alighted, we waited for a bus that would drive us to the Universal Studio. There were many exciting activities and it was mind-boggling what to prioritize.

How did we enjoy Singapore as our First International Travel Destination


This is an indoor film experience that required us to wear 3-D glasses. I have heard that in this kind of film, the audience would also enjoy the same scenery in real life. It was as if we were also included among the characters in the movie. We found out that 4-D Adventure was not just a movie but also a ride. Yes, it was because the chairs in which we were seated moved in sync with the actions occurring in the movie. It was a real fun and I just realized we laughed and giggled all throughout the show.

While we stood at the entrance of the Revenge of the Mummy that was guarded by two mammoth Anubis figures, we thought it was just an Egyptian Museum. When we were about to enter, we were asked to put our belongings in their electronic locker system. We did what they asked; however, Steven still brought his phone for taking photos. When the guards found out that he still carried his phone, they told him it was not allowed. As a result,  we had to leave his phone in the locker. Sadly, we went back without a phone to document the ride.

We walked inside through a dimly-lit maze surrounded by Egyptians architecture and gigantic statues of ancient Egyptian guards.While walking, my mind was wandering if this was some kind of a haunted house. Actually, the hideous voice of a seemingly powerful god made me afraid.

Finally, we saw the loading platform where people board on multiple cars hooked together. I got a hint that we were about to ride a roller coaster. I was calm as the car started to move. Then I felt my body was being accelerated upward. It got fast then went downward. Another force pulled my body to the side of the car that I was so scared to death.  My heart started to race as the car started to speed going up, gaining altitude and made us go all the way forward.  My stomach twisted in a million of knots. Whenever a loop would come, I felt my soul leaving my body. Steven tried to hold me but I was really afraid and nervous that I just needed to close my eyes on the entire ride wishing it to stop soon.

I got dizzy afterward. I couldn’t imagine how Steven could be so calm and was still managed to laugh on the whole roller coaster ride.


We found Lights, Camera, Action by Steven Spielberg in the New York City area. Here, we watched with amazement how special effects could bring to life the plot of the movie. We were introduced to an empty sound stage. It became the setting of the huge hurricane that will devastate New York City eventually. We enjoyed that show and admired the tech-savvy people behind it. The deafening noise of the thunder made my heart beat fast. The horrible struck off the lightning made me scared. And finally, the splash of the water and heat of the burning flame left me curious on how did they do that.


This was the first night show we watched in Sentosa which was set in the open sea. It pertains to the story of two teenagers, Rachel and Felix, who helped a bird-like creature, Shahbaz, find its way home. The show made us breathless with its spectacular adventure. It was crafted with the different types of music, digital visuals of the triangular boards, water, laser and fire effects. It culminated with a fireworks display, shooting high up in the sky. It even presented a song that up to now keeps on resonating within me.

“When you are traveling far from home

don’t be scared,

you are not alone.

Find the courage from within you

You’ll discover dreams can come true”

Have you gone to Singapore Universal Studio? Maybe you have already tried one of the rides we did not mention on this post. Let us know in the comments below.



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Ana Rose was born and raised in the Philippines. A full-time teacher and a part-time student. She loves her simple and yet adventurous life. Roads and Pages serves as her outlet to share what she loves to do the most in her life. Those are spending time with people who matter the most, reading books, and traveling one country at a time.

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Ana Rose was born and raised in the Philippines. A full-time teacher and a part-time student. She loves her simple and yet adventurous life. Roads and Pages serves as her outlet to share what she loves to do the most in her life. Those are spending time with people who matter the most, reading books, and traveling one country at a time.

41 Comments to Exciting and Amazing Things To Do in Singapore Universal Studio

  1. Your post made me feel nostalgia. I’ve been to Singapore twice and the last time I’ve been there was when Universal Studios just opened. Although we already have Singaporean food her, i still miss the food there. I would love to return there as, for sure, there are a lot of improvements that happened.

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  3. Elizabeth O. says:

    I want to see the Wings of Time too. I seems very magical in person.

  4. Bonita says:

    Awesome post! love the detail in the pictures.The stunning view of the airport could not escape my eye. The 4-D adventure is a must try!

  5. I had no idea there was a Universal Studios in Singapore! The Revenge of the Mummy is one of my favorite rides, I went to the one in California. Glad you enjoyed your time in Singapore 🙂

  6. Welcome to Singapore! Do let me know if you are visiting Singapore again! Will love to meet up with fellow bloggers from all around the world! 🙂

  7. That airport looks very welcoming since it is so well decorated along with having free wifi. That cable car you rode on looks like a lot of fun. We have been told before that we need to go to Singapore for the fantastic food there and it looks like Universal Studios is a lot of fun too. What was you favourite ride?

  8. Sute says:

    that winds of time show was really breathtaking, looks like you had a lot of fun at any time even when u were commuting in the cable cars.

  9. Singapore is among the countries that we definitely love to visit if we have the chance. But rather than admiring its ultramodern wonders, we will explore its “origins.” Thus, we may visit their hawkers, wet markets, parks, parks, etc.

    We might need to be prepared for the weather though. Although we’re Filipinos and we’re used to tropical weather, some friends who have visited Singapore said that the weather there is excruciatingly hot.

    The Sentosa Wings of Fire is spectacular!

  10. I NEED to ask you this very important question (to me)… DO they have a HARRY POTTER themed anything in Universal Studios Singapore? Or can I really only see such magic in Japan? <3 Looks like you had lots of fun with your trip! how was the community in singapore? What is your most recommended restaurant that we must try there? Any particular dish? 😀

  11. This seems awesome! I’ve never been to the Singapore one but I have been to the Orlando one, and they also have a Revenge of the Mummy ride. I was pretty scared. I don’t even rmember much of it becuase I’m that loser who had to close their eyes haaa!

  12. Khushboo says:

    The Universal Studio seems to be magical and I would love to visit it once. It was great getting to know your marvelous experiences 🙂

  13. Happy birthday to you! I haven’t been outside the country yet, but I sure do have plans!

  14. I have been to Universal Studios Singapore too, more than one time. Always, the Battlestar Galactica roller coaster was never open when I am there. I wonder if will ever get to ride it ever.

  15. Bhushavali says:

    The airport with all its greenery, looks gorgeous! Good to know you visited Universal Studios! I’m sure you had a great time there! The view from the cable line looks great too!

  16. We’ve only been to Singapur’s airport, and like you said it is impressive, we would like to see more of the country. The Universal Studios seem like a fun activity to do, but we are not much fans of theme parks to be honest. In any case, I’m glad you had a happy birthday

  17. I was actually at Faber point over the weekend. Instead of taking the cable car ride, I took the trail from Faber Park and went to several parks until Kent Ridge Park. I did see the cable cars leaving Faber Park.

  18. Hayley says:

    A trip to Singapore sounds like a great way to spend your birthday! I went to Singapore when I was 8 but really can’t remember much of it. I would love to go again and will definitely put the Universal Studios on my list. That 4D movie sounds like such a fun experience 🙂

  19. Anna says:

    Long distance relationship and first international trip together. That already sounds amazing 🙂 I have never been interrsted to go universal studio but as I read your post it feels I might give it a go too 🙂

  20. Casey says:

    Fun! I live in Florida and am planning to visit theme parks on other countries in the coming years. Seems like you had a great time. It’s nice to travel with a loved one. And what do they say? Instead of moving in together to find out if you are compatible, travel together. That is the true test!

    • anarose says:

      Thank you Casey! Travelling with my boyfriend that time was something that happened out of the blue. It was unexpected. Such a sweet surprise! 🙂 By the way, where would you like to go next?

  21. Ali says:

    I lived there for 2 years! Love that place. Really enjoyed your post 🙂

    • anarose says:

      That’s great! I love Singapore because everything seems to be in order. People are disciplined and I love them. I did not experience any racial discrimination too.

  22. I used to live in Singapore for 4 years and it was interesting to say the least. Universal Studios wasn’t built while I was there so I never got around to visiting it! I’ve been to their Hollywood location and that was cool so I can imagine it’ll be similar to this!

    Ah but the food, I miss the good ol’ Singaporean food!

  23. Happy birthday & congratulations on your first overseas trip with your partner! I love Singapore but have never been to Universal Studios, it looks like so much fun. Did you get to visit Marina Bay Sands?

  24. Fair Dinkum Traveller says:

    Singapore has always had an appeal to me. Big city, great views, awesome food and Universial Studios. Love your write up and I know I should hurry up to Singapore, it is not that far from where I live.

  25. Such an adventure! You chose one of the best destinations in the world for your first adventure together. When I went there, Universal Studios wasn’t around yet. I do hope I could go there the next time. 🙂

  26. Indrani says:

    Two times I was in Singapore and both my visits these places were done. I have fond memories and loads of pictures. Third time too this will feature in my must visit list.

  27. Neha Verma says:

    I am going to bookmark this one. There are many posts on Singapore but this is exactly what I was looking for – a first timer’s perspective. Who knows, it might be my first international destination as well

  28. What an amazing destination for your first international trip together! It sounds like you had a lot of fun. What made you decide on Singapore?

  29. kallsypage says:

    My husband and I are hoping to visit Singapore on a day or two trip in 2018 when we head back to Japan! I know what you mean by months of planning, saving, and more you felt that instant rush whenever you arrived. That’s how we felt upon arriving in Japan the first time! Thank you for these travel tips, I can’t wait to go experience it for myself!

  30. Abigail says:

    So glad to hear you enjoyed your first international travel! The first time is always the most exciting because you get to step out of your comfort zone.

  31. Mia Foo says:

    i’m glad you enjoyed your time here in Singapore! Well, food republic is the most expensive out of all the food court franchises we have here. And I love the mummy ride at USS! It was the first time (and only, till date) I sat on a roller coaster ride that jolts backwards!

  32. I remember my first international traveling trip, it’s been my only one so far! The Singapore airport looks amazing! Congrats in riding in your first cable car. now, that I think about it, I am not sure I have ever rode in one either. I have rode on sky lifts though. I think I would have enjoyed the Lights, Camera, Action the most, also the rollar coaster ride! Glad you had such a great experience! It definitely helps when you have a traveling partner!

  33. Mom Jonz says:

    Loved Singapore when we visited. Would love to go again. Sounds like you enjoyed it too

  34. Mariella says:

    Beautiful post! I haven’t been inside Universal Studios when I went there. This will serves as an invitation for me. Thank you for sharing your experience ❤

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