Our Singapore Vacation: Day 3 – Universal Studios

It’s our 3rd day in the beautiful and fine city of Singapore. A new adventure awaits us all so we woke up early to start our day. It’s our time to go Universal Studios Singapore so we are extremely excited. The rains didn’t  stop us from going there and luckily when when we arrived at the Universal Studios the rains suddenly stopped !

We arrived at the Resorts World at 10 am and we are  amazed of the place so we had non-stop picture taking. A visit to the Universal Studio is not complete without having a picture at the the famous USS revolving globe, so our family got one.
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There are 7 ZONES to explore at Universal Studios: and we had the whole day to explore the place.
1. Hollywood
2. New York
3. Sci-Fi City –
Transformers Ride
4. Ancient Egypt –
The revenge of the Mummy Ride
5. Lost World – Jurassic Park and Waterworld
6. Far Far Away –
Shrek 4D ride and Donkey Live
7. Madagascar

Our 1st stop is at MADAGASCAR – a water ride zone in a dense tropical jungle where a small boat will carry passengers inside filled with filled with strange and wonderful animals like lemurs and foosas. It made us excited esp. my 9yr old niece.
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Our 2nd stop is at FAR FAR AWAY Zone where Shrek 4D and Donkey Live are located
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Shrek 4D Adventure
is a 4D indoor adventure where guests wear a miracle of OgreVision glasses. Guests can actually see, hear, and FEEL the action right from the rocking seat! I have to say that we all enjoyed this very much!! Seats that are not mobile are also available for people of old age or those that are disabled.

Shrek 4D Adventure

Shrek 4D Adventure >>Image courtesy of rwsentosa.com:

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We had our late lunch at GOLDILOCKS where we ordered had chicken, burger and fries and right after that we hurriedly went to DONKEY LIVE.

DONKEY LIVE – is an interactive live show where Shrek’s sidekick Donkey will bring fun and entertainment to all the guests. A fun, fun show! We have no photo inside as it is not allowed.

3rd stop is at LOST WORLD Zone where JURASSIC PARK ride and WATERWORLD are located. We didn’t went inside so we just had photos in front.
Rides inside: Canopy Flyer, Amber Rock climb, Jurassic Rapids Adventure
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Our 4th stop is at ANCIENT EGYPT Zone. We were amazed at those huge ancient stones and statues along the way.  Guests are transported to 1930’s Egypt, the Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration.
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Our 5th stop is at SCI- FI City that has futuristic theme.
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Just some of the  attractions at the sci-fi city are the transformer, toy, car and of course the TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle. Funny and sacry thing happened to my mom because we approved her to come with us at the Transformers ride w/o us knowing it was scary and not fitted for her. Her blood pressure went up and we had to bring her to the clinic but after an hour she was alright already..
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6th stop NEW YORK Zone where Lights, Camera, Action!™ Hosted by Steven Spielberg, Sesame Street Stage Shows, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and other entrainment are there.

After the transformer ride,  we walked along the street and we passed by SESAME STREET where characters Bert, Ernie, Elmo and Cookie Monster are dancing.
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My older niece and nephew along with with my sis J rode the  CYCLON Ride, Battle Star Galactica and the Mummy Ride. I’m too scared to go with them so I just seat and waited at the bench tog. with sis and BIL. It was hot already that time!
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7th stop is at HOLLYWOOD Zone where Hollywood Boulevard is filled dynamic architecture, palm trees and the famous Walk of Fame. There are also street entertainment where you can meet various Hollywood characters and and more.

It’s a TIRING TIRING but FUN day for all us especially meeting some cartoon characters along the way.
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8th stop  is at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS STORE where we bought some souvenirs . We got some t-shirts and cap, ref magnets, Universal Globe, stuffed toys and more. We left USS at around 7:30 pm, tired but happy.
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Our very last stop is at CANDYLICIOUS, where tons of sweet items are sold. We bought some candies and chocolates and also to have some rest.
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Date: Day 3- of 6 – July 4, 2012 (Wed.)

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Check out our:
Our 6D/5N Singapore Itinerary
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 1- Departure/Arrival
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- Dukw Tour, Singapore Flyer, Vivo City
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- pt. 2  Night Safari
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 3 – Universal Studios
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 4 – Sentosa Island
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 5 – Jurong Bird Park
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 6 – Departure Changi Budget Terminal

Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- pt. 2 Night Safari

From Singapore Flyer then at Vivo City we went to NIGHT SAFARI before 6 pm. The place was jam-packed with tourists and there’s even buses and buses of school excursion and it was not even a weekend.
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There are long lines going to the Tram Station and after about 15 mins. of waiting it’s our turn. We boarded a tram and we’re so amazed because there’s no fence surrounding the animals. We’re a bit  worried because the animals might run after us or grab us but fortunately they are behaved. I didn’t have a nice photos of the animals because theya re all blurred because taking pictures with flash on is prohibited. There are some tourists who are taking photos with flash on so wee need to tell them that is not good. night safari 3
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There’s more to explore at Night Safari but we’re already tired , we just settled taking photos with these giants and watched the Fire show.
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After few hours, we all went home very tired but happy! I’m not feeling good that time but I was able to enjoy na rin..  Home at around 10pm.
Day 2 of 6 – July 3, 2012 (Tuesday)
Dukw Tour (water and city tour)
Singapore Flyer Vivo City Night Safari

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Check out our:
Our 6D/5N Singapore Itinerary
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 1- Departure/Arrival
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- Dukw Tour, Singapore Flyer, Vivo City
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- pt. 2  Night Safari
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 3 – Universal Studios
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 4 – Sentosa Island
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 5 – Jurong Bird Park
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 6 – Departure Changi Budget Terminal

Timeshares on a Vacation Property

If you have read my post about timeshares, I’m sure you’re already thinking whether you want to buy timeshare or not for your next vacation. There are times, when we took a vacation on a certain resort and had a good experience while staying there, there’s a big chance that we want to return to that same resort over-and over again simply because we love the accommodation or the place. Owning a timeshare on a specific condo or luxury resort can be advantageous for many travelers around the world especially those that travel all the time.

Buying or renting timeshares can be a great solution for all your travel needs. It’s also a good form or investment wherein you can own a condo or a vacation property. You can buy new timeshares or buy from a previous owner. Do your research on how timeshare works and weigh the pros and cons before buying or renting.

If we take a look at the infographic below, it seems that a lot of people are already enticed into buying a timeshare and it’s amazing to know that Mexico has the highest rates of timeshares. Here are some more information regarding timeshares:

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Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- Dukw Tour, Singapore Flyer, Vivo City

Day 2 of 6- July 3, 2012 (Tuesday)
Dukw Tour (water and city tour)
Singapore Flyer, Vivo City
Night Safari

Our first agenda for today was the Dukw Tour where we boarded an amphibian looking vehicle and it toured us along the city and Singapore river. Too bad, it was raining at that time so I was feeling a bit cold because I’m also PMSing.. argghhh bad timing.

We boarded an  while the guide is telling us about the story of the place. Later on we drove along the river passing Singapore Flyer and various buildings and attractions. It was fun but it rained while we’re on the boat.dukw tour Here’s how the DUKW TOUR vehicle looks like. It can travel on land and water. Our guided tour took about 1 hour and it was amazing.

We passed by the following attractions

1. Marina Bay Sands
2. Gardens on the Bay
3. Helix Bridge
4. Floating Stadium
5.
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Beautiful Marina Bay Sands

Beautiful Marina Bay Sands

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Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

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Singapore Flyer

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore FlyerAfter our DUKW Tour we rode the SINGAPORE FLYER but unfortunately it rained so hard !!! We didn’t see much on top because it was raining but it did sacred most of us. The ride was around 30 mins.

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Inside the Singapore Flyer capsule. The heavy rain covered our view of the city which I believe is amazing.. Arghhh… sayang!!

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Our family having lunch
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After lunch, we had little shopping at Mango, MAC store etc. because the Great Singapore Sale was ongoing that time.

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Check out our:
Our 6D/5N Singapore Itinerary
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 1- Departure/Arrival
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- Dukw Tour, Singapore Flyer, Vivo City
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- pt. 2  Night Safari
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 3 – Universal Studios
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 4 – Sentosa Island
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 5 – Jurong Bird Park
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 6 – Departure Changi Budget Terminal

US Travelers

One of the best things that we can do in our lifetime is to travel. Nothing beats the experiences that we can acquire when we embark on our travel mission for it can broaden our perspective about life, other culture, and more. Traveling doesn’t mean that we have to travel overseas all the time because we can visit and explore our on town, city and country.

For people where budget and time are not an issue, they can travel anytime and see the world. I envy those people who also have passion to travel all the time and will not trade traveling over shopping. People from all walks of life travel to different places and countries all the time that is why tourism campaign on every country is very important to attract more tourists for it will not only increase the countries’ revenues but it can also help promote their place.

It’s amazing to know that  in 2011 there are over 53 million people traveled internationally  in the US while there are 3.8 million US visitors that visited different Asian countries and I see no reason why these numbers will not increase.

The infographic below will show stats about US travelers on different continents.

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