Thursday, March 4, 2010

Universal Studios Singapore opens at Resorts World Sentosa March 18, 2010

Wait no more. The theme park everyone in the region is waiting for will soon be launched!

Located at Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore will soft open to its first public guests at 8:28 am on March 18, 2010. It will open earlier on March 13 to team members.

Ticket sales for Universal Studios Singapore’s soft opening will begin at 9am on March 10, 2010.

Ticket Type
One Day Weekday Pass
One Day Weekend Pass
Two Day Pass
Annual Pass-
Fun Pass
Annual Pass-
Superstar Pass

Please visit our website for details and benefits of each pass.

During this soft opening period, as it is possible that some attactions may become temporarily unavailable as Universal Studios Singapore continues its technical and creative adjustment, we are offering dining and shopping vouchers worth S$15 for every ticket bought (to be collected when you first enter the park).

Guests will need to purchase the passes a day in advance. Purchase can be made online at our website, via phone bookings at +65 6577-8899 or at the box office from 9 am to 6 pm daily at Universal Studios Singapore. Note: Passes will only be available from 9am on March 10, 2010.

Hotel guests are encouraged to purchase park passes when they make their rooms reservations. For guests who had already booked rooms before today, please purchase the tickets from our website, write in to or call +65 6577-8899 from March 10 to make arrangements.

Limited tickets will be offered during this soft opening phase. Guests making their way to Resorts World Sentosa to purchase their tickets are encouraged to use public transport.

Check out our website for Universal Studios Singapore general visitor information as well as on how to get to Resorts World Sentosa.

Are you brimming with excitement and perhaps not a few questions? Before you arm yourself and start shooting us with questions, please look at our FAQ. Perhaps the questions are already answered there.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Top 10 most anticipated Universal Studios Singapore rides and attractions

Universal Studios Singapore

When Universal Studios Singapore opens in early 2010, fans of Universal and Disney theme parks in California and Florida will find a lot of familiar rides and attractions on the opening day visitors map.

Below is our top 10 list of Singapore exports we’d like to see make their way stateside:

1) Transformers — The 3-D simulator ride, the next generation of Universal’s popular Spider-Man ride, won’t open until 2011.

2) Battlestar Galactica — The dueling coaster features a family-friendly  “Human” side and an inversion-filled “Cylon” side.

3) Madagascar: A Crate Adventure — An indoor flume ride that’s a cross between Splash Mountain and Jungle Cruise.

4) Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure — The familiar Universal Studios boat ride adds a white-water raft twist.

5) Lights, Camera, Action — The hurricane simulation hosted by director Steven Spielberg reminds us of “Twister: Ride It Out.”

6) Donkey Live – Shrek’s sidekick interacts with the audience in a show that sounds a lot like “Turtle Talk with Crush.”

7) Monstro City — The rock ‘n’ roll musical revue traces its lineage to “Beetlejuice’s Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue.”

8) Hollywood — The studio back lot features a Pantages Theater, Walk of Fame, Brown Derby and Mel’s Drive-In.

9) Treasure Hunters — The kiddie car ride takes drivers through an abandoned excavation site.

10) Dino Soarin’ — Riders control the up and down flying motion of a pterodactyl in this Dumbo-style spinning ride.

The new park will also play host to several Universal standbys (the Shrek 4-D film, the Revenge of the Mummy coaster, the Waterworld stunt show and the Pteranodon hang-glider coaster) plus a bevy of uninspired carnival rides (kiddie coaster, miniature Ferris wheel, carousel, tea cups).


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Resorts Worlds Singapore 3D2N at only S$335 Nett

A Whole New World Opens Up.

Resorts World™ Sentosa – Asia’s most anticipated destination – welcomes you!

Marvel at the 6m tall, naked and rotund bronze statues of Adam and Eve.

Be among the first to shop at Asia’s first Victoria’s Secret boutique .

Drop by the Chihuly Studio and be inspired by the glass masterpieces.

Feast on authentic Tuscan cuisine at Palio in Hotel Michael™ or

indulge in fine European and Asian pastry creations at Boulangerie in Festive Hotel™... That’s not all!

Immerse in endless fun on Sentosa and finally, cool your heels in the comfort of a hotel in the city.

3D2N Package starts from S$335 Nett

Book now to enjoy:

• 2-night accommodation in a city hotel* of your choice

• Resorts World™ Sentosa gift voucher worth SGD50

• A pair of limited edition Universal Studios Singapore™ Baseball caps (not available at retail stores)

• Seamless access to Sentosa with our complimentary shuttle to and from selected city hotel

Visit for details.

Bookings are open between 10 Feb – 21 Feb 2010 and valid for stay between 12 Feb - 21 Feb 2010

Call 6577 8899 or email for bookings.

*Terms and Conditions Apply.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Universal Studios Singapore opens on 14 February 2010

Universal Studios Singapore will open 5 pm to 9 pm every night from 14 Feb to 21 Feb. Visitors can purchase tickets, costing $10 each, and get dining and shopping vouchers of the same value. The park’s dining and retail outlets will be open for dinners/quick-bites and shopping.

Ticket sales start from 12.18pm Friday, 12 February, at the ticket booths outside Universal Studios Singapore.

Admissions will be limited to 3,000 guests a day to ensure guests get a good experience. Members of the public are discouraged from turning up for the tours without a pre-bought ticket.
Hours of operation

Mon - Fri:
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sat, Sun and Public Hols: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Resorts World Casino™ opens its doors on 14 Feb at 12.18pm

Resorts World Casino opens its doors
The Casino will have its first play on 14 February at an auspicious hour. A private ceremony will be carried out, and we will then our first public guest at 12.18 pm.

A day of festivities at the Integrated Resort has been planned to mark the red-letter day, including a debut of our public attraction, Lake of Dreams.

Throughout the Lunar New Year period, Resorts World Sentosa™ will be rolling out a series of entertainment and food and beverage options for visitors.

Join in a day of fun at Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa™  is kicking off the Year of the Tiger with a resounding roar as we roll out the red carpet and welcome the auspicious red letter day. Come join in our festivities inside the casino or at various public venues around the resort as we offer you a full day of entertainment.
Resorts World Casino™ opening day festivities.

Date/ Time
Public Venues
11:30am - 1:30pm

Roving street buskers
The festivities begin with a street parade, including giant puppets, Chinese acrobats, percussionists and stilt walkers.
Festive Walk,
Forum / Casino
Entrance, Bullring,
Arrivals Plaza
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Old School Rock & Roll BandIf 1950’s Rock & Roll is your thing, don’t miss our Old School Rock & Roll Band, which will have your feet tapping and get you singing along to your favourite tunes of yesteryear.
Casino Entrance
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Street performersMissed the stilt walkers and our amazing percussion group? Catch them at this time slot, when exciting juggling acts and mesmerizing street Can Can dancers will also perform.
Festive Walk,
Forum / Casino
Entrance, Bullring,
Arrivals Plaza
8:00pm -10:00pm
Street performersEnjoy a primeval Afro-Brazilian dance-fight that combines martial arts and acrobatics with catchy rhythm by the Maculele group. Watch Starlight Alchemy’s visual spectacle of twirling burning ropes, bouncing yo-yos and flipping hoops. Be captivated by award-wining belly dancers performing their signature dance moves.
Festive Walk,
Forum / Casino
Entrance, Bullring,
Arrivals Plaza
Date/ Time
11:30am - 12:15pm

Marina Xavier & Band
Be entertained by the exotic Marina Xavier who, together with her band, will deliver sensuous Jazz tunes that would leave you wanting more.  
Casino Royale Bar
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Shanghai Jazz BandNo one does Oriental Jazz better than our Shanghai Jazz bang. Listen out for familiar Chinese classics for a sense of nostalgia.
Casino Royale Bar
7:00pm - 7:45pm
8:15pm - 9:00pm
Canto-pop bandIf you love Canto music, this one’s for you. Indulge in the popular renditions of famous songs by our Cantopop Band for a relaxing evening at the tables or slots.
Casino Royale Bar
10:00pm – 10.20pm
11:00pm – 11.20pm
Maxims DollsMaxims Dolls is the resident pop girl group and dance ensemble at Resorts World ™ Sentosa. With explosive choreography that incorporates Shanghai showgirl moves and Las Vegas glamour, this group of femme fatales is ready to shake things up.
Casino Royale Bar

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

RWS hotels booked solid till March

Every room during the Chinese New Year festive period snapped up.

RWS hotels booked solid till March
[top photo: Hard Rock Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa]

Thinking of staying at one of the newly opened hotels at Singapore's first integrated resort (IR) anytime soon?

If you haven't booked a room at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) by now, you will likely have to wait until March at the earliest before you can take a vacation there. The IR revealed on its Facebook fan page last Friday that its four newly opened hotels 'have reached maximum capacity' until the end of April. Then, in an update posted on Saturday, it said that it had 'managed to free up some rooms' in the months of March and April.

This past weekend (Jan 23-24), RWS saw occupancy rates at its four hotels soar to over 90 per cent, said Robin Goh, assistant director for communications, adding that both the Festive Hotel and the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore reported full houses.

RWS expects to be operating at full or near-full capacity during weekends for the foreseeable future. Already, every room during a nine-day period spanning the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday from Feb 13 to Feb 21 has been snapped up by both Singaporeans and overseas guests eager to be among the first in the world to stay at the IR.

Last Wednesday, RWS celebrated the soft opening of four of its six hotels - Festive Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Hotel Michael and the by-invitation-only Crockfords Tower. This was the first of several phased openings at the $6.59 billion development on the island.

Collectively, the four hotels offer 1,350 rooms and 10 restaurants. The other two hotels - Equarius Hotel and Spa Villas - will add another 500 rooms when they are launched as part of the second phase later this year.

When the IR's call centre first opened its hotline on Jan 11, the first three days alone saw some 5,000 room nights booked. RWS said last week that it expects six out of every 10 visitors to be from overseas, and of these, a quarter will come from China.

But there could be some hope yet for latecomers, said Mr Goh. 'As per industry practice, travel agents have what is known as 'agent allotments' of rooms. Hence, guests might be lucky to snag a room if there are some rooms still available under individual travel agents.'

His advice: Book rooms fast before demand surges as more attractions and entertainment options, including the casino and the Universal Studios Singapore theme park, open over the next few months.
Rack rates start from $400 a night for Festive Hotel, $450 for Hard Rock Hotel and $500 for Hotel Michael.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

No fixed dates for opening of theme park, casino at Resorts World Sentosa

No date has been fixed for the opening of the Universal Studios Singapore theme park at Resorts World Sentosa.

Chairman of Resorts World Sentosa Lim Kok Thay made the clarification amid media reports that the theme park is scheduled to open by the end of next week.

Speaking at a news conference after the soft opening of four hotels at the integrated resort on Wednesday, Mr Lim also said it is not known yet when the casino will open as it awaits its operating licence from the authorities.

"After the opening today of Crockfords Tower, the rest of the facilities would follow suit from next week onwards," said Mr Lim. "Obviously that would include the Festive Walk, the Universal theme park, as well as the casino component."

Four of the six hotels at the integrated resort were opened to the public at 8.18am, an auspicious time.

They are Crockfords Tower, Hotel Michael, Festive Hotel and Hard Rock Hotel Singapore.

Even though Resorts World Sentosa has managed to open ahead of Marina Bay Sands, Mr Lim said it is not a race.

"(Competition to open first) would be foolish, which means that one may end up cutting corners," Mr Lim explained. "So, we've been single mindedly working on our own project and not having to look over our shoulders because we have a masterplan, we stuck by that and we just delivered on the timing that we promised the government. Although, it turned out to be somewhat earlier than we expected."

The convention centre at the integrated resort is also now open, and it has already received 33 bookings.

Some 6,400 staff are already on the payroll.

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