A Day at Resorts World Sentosa | Exploring Universal Studios Singapore and the S.E.A. Aquarium

Are you ready for an adventure like no other? Well, then you’ll have to plan a trip to Singapore and explore the world of thrills, excitement, and wonder at Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium, nestled within the vibrant Resorts World Sentosa.

I recently traveled to the Lion City and had a chance to explore these two incredible attractions and let me tell you, they did not disappoint me! Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a nature enthusiast, or simply looking for a fun-filled day out, Universal Studios Singapore and the S.E.A. Aquarium have something in store for everyone.

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Walking inside the S.E.A. Aquarium and getting closer to the marine wonders

Having experienced scuba diving before, I thought I knew a thing or two about the underwater world. But the S.E.A. Aquarium is a world brimming with wonder and awe! As I gazed into the massive glass habitats, I found myself surrounded by the graceful dance of marine animals gliding effortlessly through the water. Every turn revealed a new surprise, from the vibrant hues of clownfish to the commanding presence of sharks. It was as if I had been transported to another universe, where the mysteries of the ocean unfolded before my eyes.

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I was thrilled to see the elegant movements of manta rays and stingrays as they glided gracefully through the water, their silhouettes casting mesmerizing shadows on the habitat walls. And coming face to face with formidable predators like sharks and giant groupers was a chilling experience, that didn’t fail to give me goosebumps. But I have to admit that the highlight of my visit was the Open Ocean Habitat, boasting the world’s largest viewing panel. As I stood before the massive window, I felt as though I had been plunged into the depths of the ocean, surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and majestic sea creatures.

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As we walked through the S.E.A. Aquarium, we realized that it’s more than just a visual spectacle; it’s a hub of interactive learning and discovery. I found myself immersed in the world of marine biology as I explored touch pools, engaged with informative presentations, and learned fascinating facts about the marine animals that call the aquarium home.

Grabbing a delightful brunch at the Gourmet Park

After immersing ourselves in the wonders of the S.E.A. Aquarium for a good two hours, we were ready to recharge our batteries before taking on the adventures awaiting us at Universal Studios Singapore. As we wandered around, the delicious aromas wafting from the food trucks at Gourmet Park instantly caught our attention. Without hesitation, we treated ourselves to juicy burgers and spongy doughnuts, fueling up for the excitement that lay ahead. It was the perfect pitstop to refuel and satisfy our cravings before diving into the action-packed fun.

Exploring Universal Studios Singapore, where blockbusters come to life

There have been many times in life when I wished to clap and disappear into a world of adventure – and stepping into Universal Studios Singapore felt exactly like that! From the moment we stepped through the iconic archway, we were transported to a realm of endless possibilities. We had nearly half a day, but time passed by in the wink of an eye!

Walking down Hollywood Boulevard, we were greeted by Po, Tigress, and Elder Lao Lao who were dancing for the Lunar New Year. It felt like I had been transported to the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. The iconic landmarks, bustling crowds, and larger-than-life movie sets created an immersive experience that left us in awe.

As I stepped into Ancient Egypt, I was immediately transported back in time to an era of pharaohs, pyramids, and mysterious hieroglyphics. The attention to detail in this themed zone was truly impressive, with intricate carvings, towering obelisks, and even the iconic Sphinx standing guard. The exhilarating Revenge of the Mummy ride, with its unexpected twists and turns, immersive special effects, and heart-stopping moments, was an experience I won’t soon forget.

Next up was the futuristic world of Transformers, where humans and Autobots unite to battle the evil Decepticons. Donning my 3D glasses, I was plunged into the heart of the action, joining Optimus Prime and the Autobots in an epic battle against Megatron and his army of Decepticons. With stunning visuals, immersive sound effects, and exhilarating motion simulation, it felt like I was right in the middle of a blockbuster movie.

But hands down, my favorite was Jurassic Park and it felt like I was reliving my childhood days! And the highlight was surely the Rapids Adventure ride, where we traversed through the dense jungle, encountering fearsome dinosaurs at every turn. With sudden drops, swirling rapids, and unexpected encounters with prehistoric predators, it was an adrenaline-pumping adventure from start to end.

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Finally, we were inside the enchanting world of Far Far Away, inspired by the beloved Shrek films. As I wandered through this whimsical-themed zone, I was surrounded by colorful cottages, cobblestone streets, and familiar characters from the movies, all dressed in red, celebrating Lunar New Year. It felt like a fairytale was coming to life!

The highlight of Far Far Away was the Shrek 4-D Adventure film experience. As we donned our OgreVision glasses and took our seats in the theater, I was whisked away on a hilarious and heartwarming journey with Shrek, Donkey, and Princess Fiona. With stunning 3D visuals, immersive special effects, and plenty of laughs along the way, it was an experience that delighted audiences of all ages.

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We were quite exhausted by this time, and even though our hearts craved more, we decided to grab a quick snack from Mel’s Drive-In and headed out. Boarding the MRT from Harborfront Station, I kept thinking of the amazing time we had at Resorts World Sentosa.

From the exhilarating rides and immersive attractions at Universal Studios Singapore to the mesmerizing wonders of the S.E.A. Aquarium, every moment was filled with joy, wonder, and excitement.

Have you been to Resorts World Sentosa, and think we missed out on something? Tell us about it in the comments below.

This article was originally published on Tripoto, in association with Resorts World Sentosa.

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