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Universal Studios – Sentosa

A visit to sentosa island is not complete without visiting Universal Studios. Universal studios in a separate location on the island and occupies a huge area. The entry tickets cost 74 SGD and one can have an amazing time inside watching muscial shows , riding on roller coasters and watching live action stunts.

We purchased the tickets and took a bus to sentosa island. The journey from the city takes around an hour and we were at sentosa by 10.30. The bus driver asked us to return to the same spot where the bus would be parked at 7.  Since we had already purchased the tickets we went inside directly.

Universal Studios

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The entire place is divided into various sections such as Hollywood, Scifi, Jurrasic Park, Madgascar, Mummies etc each representing a block buster hits from universal studios.

We first entered hollywood and saw a musical drama in the monster house. The stage was lit up the artists disguised as werevolves, dracula, etc and we had a nice time enjoying the show.

Hollywood

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Finishing the musical show we were walking along to sci-fi area when we saw a live hip hop dance which was incredible. Along with the dancers even the audience got a chance to shake as well.

Hip Hop

The next stop was the sci-fi zone where there were a couple of roller coasters. The main attraction was the transformers ride which is 3D.  It was an simply amazing. There was a huge queue for the ride and it took about an hour to get my turn. Each one has to wear a 3D glass before they can sit in the vechile and the ride is incredible. This is one of the must do rides in universal studios

Transformers The Ride

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My friends had been to the roller coaster rides while i waited for them to return. The next stop was egypt and the mummies. There was another roller coaster titled “Revenge of the mummy”.  Couple of photos and I waited outside while my friends went for the roller coaster ride

Entrance to Egypt

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Guardians

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With the ride over, the next section to visit was far far away, and were entertained  by a 4D movie and a musical by the Donkey from Shrek series. A few photos of the castle and it was off to Jurassic Park and Waterworld where we could see a live action dramatization of the waterworld movie

Far Far Away Castle

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Dinos @ Jurassic Park

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Snaps can be found here

 

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Le Tour de Kaula Lampur- Part 2

With a three day weekend looming large, plans were put in place to visit “Genting Highlands” which is promoted as city of entertainment on sat and to cover the remaining places in KL on sunday.  Monday was a reserve day which we thought could be utilized for shopping . After searching on the net about the travel options, me and my friend set out for genting on sat at 9. Taking a train to gombak we hired a taxi to reach the base of genting, which took us about an hour and 15 min to reach. From the base we have to take the famous cable car which goes all the way to the top. Tickets cost 10RM.

Cable Cars


One can view lush greenary and also see other cable cars coming down.  The ride to the top takes approximately 15-20 min. Once we reach the top,there are various activities which one can indulge in. From the outdoor theme parks which has some killer rides, to shopping and to the casino’s genting has it all.

Greenary

Our main purpose of visiting the park was to experience the thrill of the outdoor theme park,  so we headed there. After paying the fee of 48RM, we headed inside and we thrilled to see all the various  rides awaited us.

Our first ride would be the pirate ship (also called colombus back home). The ship swings from one side to the other and the higher it goes, the more the people scream 🙂 :). Waiting in the long queue, we finally got to sit in the boat. We enjoyed the ride and soon moved to the next one.  We had a plan of covering all the thrill rides which were about 10 of them.  Standing in the queue for each one of them took a long time.

Here are some of the best thrill rides you can enjoy in genting

  • Corkscrew

Corkscrew

  • Flying Dragon

Flying Dragon

  • Flying coaster
  • Spinner

Spinner

  • Cyclone

Apart from the thrill rides, the park also offers rides for family and for children. One can spend the whole day trying out all the rides and not get boared. There were however a few rides that dissapointed us

After covering all the thrill rides we headed to the indoors. After a quick snack at pizza hut, we went about exploring the first world plaza, which also has the indoor theme park, and the casino de genting.

The first world plaza offers shoppaholics enough choices there shops present in every floor and each shop is stocked to the brim with various items worth purchasing.

First World Plaza

Our final stop in genting would be the casino de genting. Since this was our first visit to the casino, we were not sure what to expect. Upon entering the casino, we found plenty of roulette tables and other machines.  As we werent aware of how to play the games we spent the time, looking at others play and roaming around the casino. With nothing much to do, in the casino we came out of the casino and headed to the bus terminal to book our return tickets to KL Sentral.

We bid farewall to genting and reached home at 10.30 thus concluding an exicting day at the peak

Our visit to the petronas skybridge was pending and we had planned on covering it on sunday. To get the tickets we had to be at the petronas towers at 7 in the morning. We went there thinking we would be among the first persons to get the tickets. However we were in for a suprise, as we already found a sizable crowd waiting for the counter to open. As we stood there we saw more and more people coming and the queue size got larger.

Finally the counter opened at 8.30 and we got the tickets for the 9.30 slot.  Initally a 3D movie about the development acitivities of petronas is screened for about 8 min, before we are led to a high speed elevator which zooms of to the 42nd floor in 41 sec. Each group is given 10 min on the skywalk. The skywalk offers a panaromic view of the city. Snaps can be taken here before we are led to the elevator and back to the base.

Skywalk

With the skywalk complete we headed to the railway station, and to masjid jamek as we couldnt cover it in our outing last week.

Masjid Jamek


During the city walk we also toured a few other monuments such as majid india, st mary’s cathedral, meredaka square (the place where the malaysian flag was first raised after the independence in 1957).

Meredeka Square

We also got to visit a few taoist temples such as saz-ya temple and thean hou temple.

Saz-Ya-Temple

Thean Hou Temple

 

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