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Universal Singapore is a park I really want to visit some day--it just looks great.

 

Regarding the Sesame Street characters, I think the Children Television Workshop owns them, while Jim Henson retained ownership of Kermit, who was the original Muppet before Henson started working for CTW.

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Universal Japan shows the Sesame Street 4D movie in the same theater as Shrek. Rights are generally sold on a country to country (or region) basis. That's how Universal Japan also ended up with Snoopy.

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Finally, after weeks of actually sort of doing my normal daily job, I'm shoving it aside to post this overdue visit to Legoland Malaysia! Dan C., who we met on the TPR China trip, was instrumental in helping us plan some logistics. Thanks, Dan!

 

Crazily, we've been to Mexico and England since this trip, but I hate that I never finished the report. So here goes, our trip to Legoland Malaysia! Enjoy.

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First we took a cab to the Singapore Flyer. What's that?

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It's one of those ginormous Ferris Wheels! We'll hit it in the next report.

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We had ordered our tickets online in advance, and it was pretty easy to find the bus.

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It's a trip and a half getting from Singapore to Johor Bahru over the Malaysia border.

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They don't want you skipping over the border to buy cheap Malaysian gas, apparently. I guess Singapore wants their gas taxes?

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But the biggest pain is that you have to get off the bus twice...first to go through immigration as you depart from Singapore, then to go through immigration as you enter Malaysia. And then you have to repeat the process on the return trip!

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At last!

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No, first a quick stop to drop some people off at Hello Kitty Town.

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Then a long walk from the bus stop...

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Yay! It's clean and bright and spanking new!

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And one of the first things you see are prayer rooms!

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For my upcoming report on theme park garbage cans.

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Water park under construction, which made sense. It was hot!

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Legoland Hotel also under construction.

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Mack Wild Maus similar to California and Florida.

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In case you forget where you are.

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Fountains. As you can see, the place was generally empty. It was a Thursday.

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It's a fairly big park, pleasant and clean.

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Here's the medieval dragon section.

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Theming!

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Dragon's Apprentice!

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The Dragon!

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Lots of nice castle theming.

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Here's Apprentice.

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And The Dragon.

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Theming!

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Observation tower.

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Cleverly named!

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Parking lot, hotel, etc.

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Shoot-the-chutes. We could also see ground being prepared for waterpark but didn't see any slide parts.

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Miniland.

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There we go. Castle, Dragon, and water park area.

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4D Adventure we decided not to wait for.

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All bright and new before the Malaysian sun bleaches them out.

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Big covered kiddie area.

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Baby Care

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Another set of prayer rooms.

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Very fun musical fountain. I know it looks empty, but the attractions were just spaced out.

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The Shoot-the-chutes was great.

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Loved the theming.

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Skeletons on the rocks!

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The Sally shooter.

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They have the driving school, flying school, fire school, etc.

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These are fun.

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Better view of Rescue Academy.

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Nice train ride.

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Time to eat...as usual, Legoland food is a slight step above typical park food.

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We're on to Miniland, and as is usual, many models represent the local region. I think this is in Thailand.

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Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

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Singapore Flyer

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Petronas Towers

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Shopping! We got some good swag.

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Thanks for visiting Legoland Malaysia with us! It's hard to do the park justice. It's big and spread out. Anyway, more to come!!! Sentosa! And the sketchiest park in Malaysia!

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Good question. We spent 3-4 hours there, and we also spent some time in a small *mall that adjoins Legoland. But we then took a taxi to Danga World (sketchiest side trip ever!) to grab that credit. That took about 90 minutes because they weren't open when we got there. But we did get back and even managed to get an earlier bus back to Singapore than we'd previously arranged, which was good because I don't think Legoland allows re-entry, if I recall correctly. You should check this.

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I hope that all of you are having great and awesome coaster-riding weekends. For those of you like me, who are not having amazing coaster weekends, well, this is for you. I've been having a lazy last 48 hours and finally dragged myself out of the apartment to go visit some family.

 

Anyway, I just get worse and worse as a contributor here, so here I am, mid-Summer, finishing up a report that I started in January! This is for those of you traveling and coastering vicariously this weekend.

 

In January, Cheryl and I visited Malaysia and then Singapore. After visiting Universal Singapore, we zipped back over the Malaysia border for Legoland Malaysia.

 

After Legoland Malaysia, we grabbed a cab and visited the "The Sketchiest Park in Malaysia", Danga World!

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There was another credit in Malaysia near to Legoland at a park called Danga World. Thanks to CoasterFEV, we knew we could get a cab and shoot over there.

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Directly across from Legoland is a mall-ish thing with a few restaurants and shops. At the other end of the breezeway, you can find a taxi.

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The taxi dropped us off, and we were faced with a lot of "nobody's here". Nobody's here at one of the several ticket booths.

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Nobody's here at the tea cups.

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You get the idea. Whatever website we had found had said that opening was at 11:00, and this was now after 13:00.

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Eventually we started seeing a few people around, starting to get some things ready, so we walked around the area a little bit. We found a "resort" area that has seen better days. Nothing was open.

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Ironically, the signs from the road would lead you to believe that there's a lot going on over here, but "theme park" is a stretch.

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I guess this development was someone's dream at some point and some money got thrown into it. This was at an abandoned-looking amphitheater.

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But clearly many parts of the park had been allowed to decay.

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No clear demarcation between show area and backstage. ;-)

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We hid from the brutal sun, watching the credit, until finally...

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...they're opening up the credit!

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We were finally able to buy tickets and ride! Yay. We are dirty dirty whores. And Danga World is a hell hole.

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This will set you back about US$2.50. We then stood near the super-busy road and finally managed to wave down a taxi back to Legoland, where we caught the bus back to Sentosa.

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This was on the bus: No Smoking, No Drinking, No Octopus?, No Durian Fruit, No Farting, No Bullshit, No Dogs

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Back in Singapore, we took a spin on the Singapore Flyer.

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Awesome views.

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Cheryl on Singapore Flyer

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We then did some Sentosa exploring, like the famous Merlion.

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The Images of Singapore Museum gives a great picture of the transition from Singapore of old to modern Singapore.

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This used to be where you would catch that slow boat to China.

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Street "luge" was great fun, though we only did one run.

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We enjoyed the Angry Birds-themed cable car ride, and the cable car museum was actually interesting. Apparently an oil drilling ship passing underneath snapped the cable with its derrick in 1983, causing two cars to plummet (7 fatalities) into the sea and 13 others to remain stranded. It took 3 hours to find the bodies, and 3 1/2 hours in pitch black high winds to rescue the remaining 13 passengers.

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Hanging in Sentosa.

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The S.E.A. Experience Aquarium may be the world's largest, and the Open Ocean tank is definitely the largest viewing panel in any aquarium. I'm still looking for a better picture, but that, my coaster friends, is a freaking manta ray!

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The MegaZipline was also a lot of fun.

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From the mouth of the Merlion: "Thanks for visiting Singapore (and Malaysia) with us!"

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so here I am, mid-Summer, finishing up a report that I started in January! This is for those of you traveling and coastering vicariously this weekend.

 

Yay!

 

I definitely want to visit Singapore someday, although I don't think Danga World will be high on my list of must-see attractions.

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