So, this story starts on an overnight ferry heading to Finland as part of the TPR Scandinavia tour last year. I was asked by my cousin if I would be Best Man at his wedding the following year. Agreeing straight away I then noticed the location of the wedding: Borneo!
Trip planning then started shortly after I arrived back in the UK from that trip trying to help get family and friends to the venue in Borneo at the same time from over 10 different countries, all with their own planned holidays before or after the event. (I take my hat off to you Elissa! Trip planning for others is very hard work!).
Ok, let's skip a lot here. Off to Malaysia I fly, get through the wedding which goes superbly and a few days later I fly off to my post-wedding destination: Singapore!
After a look around Singapore in the time I had on my arrival day, I headed over to Sentosa at the south to spend the day at the newest of the Universal parks:- Universal Studios Singapore!
After a grabbing a taxi from my hotel to the Sentosa area, I was dropped off by the Casino and the large shopping area at Resorts World.
I had planned to meet up with Nolan that morning who very kindly offered to give me a tour of the park. After the usual stop at Starbucks, I headed to the VIP meeting point, located Nolan and the day began!...
- Time to ride the Human side first. It was a fun ride but pretty tame. It rode pretty smooth and was re-rideable so all good. The Cylon side was much more intense compared and I enjoyed it much more. I LOVE the launched lifthills (especially front row of Cylon) and this was also very smooth. The mist in the craters at the beginning and exit of the vertical loop were great.
- Right, as promised it was time to ride Transformers. Having only ridden two rides of it's type (Curse of DarKastle and a typhoon themed one at a Happy Valley park that was awful), and the fact I have not ridden Spiderman (I've walked the track, seen all the videos, heard the soundtrack, sat in the vehicles and seen the rides movement, just never ridden it!) I was very very much looking forward to riding this. It did not disappoint! Really decent length attraction that is beautifully done. Can't wait to ride it again in Hollywood in September!
- Third coaster of the day is Revenge of the Mummy. Up until this point I had only ridden the Hollywood version of the ride. I had been told that the Florida version was much better and I knew this one was a clone of that ride but with different theming so was very interested in trying it out. This one is SOOOO much better. Great ride. Really enjoyable!
- Now, Puss in Boot's Giant Journey only opened a few short months ago as the parks newest attraction. It's a suspended roller coaster which occupies a very very small plot of land at the end of Romeo Drive. It's quite short and if you are looking for extreme thrills then this ride won't be for you but the people over here love it as it proved very popular and is perfect for ALL members of a family to enjoy together. Once again the ride is themed nicely and the drops are big enough that as soon as you start to feel some forces then the car pulls out of them to keep it suitable for all. The park seems to call them "Anti-gravity zones".