A Boy In Singapore (Part VI)

 340 RUNAWAY

339 MASSIVE ROLLER COASTER

We are the explorers! Passing through the futuristic mechanic ride to the ancient egypt and pre historic park of dinosaurs then get wet at waterworld. Now we’re at the Far Far Away Kingdom.

344 FAR FAR AWAY

We can see a beautiful big castle and garden. This area is for Shrek animation. There’s a ride for this area but Jesse said it’s not really good.. it’s just like you sit on the boat and looking at the moving dolls/puppets (remind me of Istana Boneka at Dunia Fantasi, Jakarta). We don’t want to waste our time, meanwhile this area is beautiful and we took some picture and suddenly..

PUSS IN THE BOOTS cosplay appeared, brought by the staff… Puss is a cat, one of the main character of Shrek animation, he also has its own movie. He’s so cuteee… all the people so excited to take picture with him.. we queued. The Puss cosplay really know how to pose and so into the character.. total! Pose with his signature pose and taught people how to pose so they will have the best pose and photoshoot.. he is great. It’s our TURN. I love him so much.. I love cat.. I love puss.. I hugged him tight.. meow so happy.. wanna bring him home.

345 PUSS

That can be one of the best moment here.. we continue to walk and we arrive at Madagascar area.. jungle feel and there have cafe and ride. But we just keep walking and found the quartet statue.. they are Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo. They’re hugging each other, showing how much they love each other, love and friendship. And of course we have to take pictures.. and we did the same pose like they do. The girls hugged me tight. Well we’re also full of love and friendship. Hehe..

(Psss, Don’t forget to see Jesse the Hobbit at the photo below. )

346 MADAGASCAR

Back to the main street and still looking for some corners to take pictures before leaving USS. Found a building that look like Elite college (But it’s a Library) that made we pose like college students hanging out. I love the photos, makes me feel young again. Miss the college life.

350 COLLEGE

349 SUBWAY

We also found Sesame street character, Elmo school bus and also Sesame street souvenir shop. Not really fan of them, but Cookie Monsters somehow looking cute.

351 SESAME STREET

We’re heading to SEA Aquarium now. Suddenly we saw something big, round, black and white… it PO, from KUNGFU PANDA! We run to him! We love himmmm (who don’t? Big question), He’s so BIG and ROUND! I knew he’s in USS, saw him from friends’ photo before… Lucky we found him!! Must take picture! Nice detail for the costume. Looks the same and so cute.. we posed casual and doing KUNGFU style to match the movie theme. Feel wonderful. *HUGS

352 MEET THE DRAGON WARRIOR

Now I feel kinda completed exploring the Universal Studio Singapore. I hope I can come here again someday. Hopefully soon haha. To wrap it up.. we went to the iconic Universal Studio Spinning Globe. So hard to take best picture here, because so many people walked by and also find the right timing waiting the Universal Studio logo to appear completely. We posed, we smiled, SNAP! and JUMP! This is it! Wonderful day in Universal Studio Singapore.

353 THE GLOBE

Universal Studio Singapore DONE!!
Next is SEA Aquarium.. ready to swim?

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A Boy In Singapore (Part IV)

Monday, August 19th 2013

I think we have only 3-4 hours sleep because we gossip all night.. I woke up first and walked to the bathroom like a zombie, sleeping under the shower until I’m feeling awake (I like to do that). After I finished, the girls’s turn.. kinda hard to wake them up.. Open the window and turn on the lights.. I turned up the TV volume.. I tickled their feet.. They’re zombie! Come on.. I’m starving..

It’s gonna be a super exciting day! We will go to Universal Studio Singapore (USS) and SEA Aquarium.. Yay! We already bought the ticket package online. Thanks for Junki help. All day long we’re gonna having fun!

319 MORNING OUT

We’re bought our breakfast at Burger King, take away to Junki’s boarding house at Chinatown. Very oriental places with all the crowded markets, food courts, food stalls, shops everywhere. After we finish our breakfast, we’re starting to go! MRT!! For only 30 minutes.. yay!

Sometime I can find the illustration/comic at MRT station.. It’s cute, funny and educating people to use MRT properly. hope Indonesia also can act like this.

320 ROUTE

Although this is Monday, but it feels like Saturday or Sunday (weekend), so many people.. crowded! Kids, Teens and Adults.. Exciting! Jesse has been to USS for several times, so she can be our guide, me and Junki for the first time, we’re so like “anak kampung” when we arrived. Taking pictures at every corners per 100 m range. Haha.. Lake of Dreams, Water fountain, Candyland, Merlion, Avenue of the stars etc. You will sick with our photos.. hahaha..

321 FRONT OF USS

322 NARCIS TIME 1

With Singapore Icon – The Merlion – USS Style.

324 HELLO MERLION

I jumped again! JUMP!! Always love to do it!

323 I LOVE JUMP

The girls looks so happy, Love this picture with the fountain splash in front of them. Looks so natural and full of happiness.

327 HAPPY

This is CUTE!! Candy Tree in Candyland, CANDYLICIOUS!! And let’s meet Mr. M&M Chocolate. And let’s do some DRAMA!!

325 CANDY TREES

Drama-drama-drama. I love Mrs. Green M. Muah muah

326 DATE WITH CHOCOLATES

At the Main Street of USS, so many people and nice buildings. We love the red popcorn van. As you can see, it’s very eye catching and cute.

328 RED POPCORN

Junki “Do you wanna kiss me ?” with the giant Betty Boops’ Lips pillow.

329 USS CORNER 1

We’re at “90’s Pop Area” (that’s how Junki mentioned it), classic and vintage with some classic/vintage cars (click-click-snap photo mode on) and cafe with the classic jukebox and neon lights. Also, there’s a live show, after they finished, we came up and strike a pose on the stage with our BODYJAM® pose, the visitors though we’re the performers hahaha.. I think we did it better haha.. maybe we should apply the job..

330 I THINK WE DID IT BETTER

Drama again, like we really can fix the car… +_+

331 POSE WITH CARS

Over there is the Roller Coaster, They said it’s very scary. I’m curious and wanna try, too bad.. It’s not operating.. Hiks.. I wanna challenge my adrenaline.

332 REST IN BLUE

335 DOWNTOWN

I saw a big ship and I thought it’s Titanic, so I made Titanic signature pose with Jesse, but later on, We just knew that it’s Madagascar Cargo Ship, oh owww..

333 FRESH 334 NICE BUILDING

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A Boy In Singapore (Part V)

…Still in Universal Studio Singapore.

Our first stop attraction is MONSTER ROCKS, recommended by Jesse. We’ve been waiting this to open while taking picture around the area. Jesse said it’s a good attraction, me and Junki have no idea what’s inside, at first I thought it is a haunted house. We queued for 15 minutes and we go inside, ahh it is a concert hall with the ummm “Halloween” / “Haunted House” decoration on the stage.. So we’re gonna watch a musical concert performed by the Monsters. Too bad, cannot taking pictures 😦 It’s quite entertaining, performance started when the Presenter came out and starting to introduce his monsters friends – Vampire, Franskenstein, Mummy, Catwoman, Werewolf, She-Wolf. Very nice performance with a good quality acting, sound, music, costume and I think they sang it live, that’s a very good point! They sang various songs. I think it’s about 15 minutes musical show. Entertaining! 🙂

It’s a good start yeah..The next attraction is Steven Spielberg’s Sound Effect Studio. Also cannot take pictures inside.. but I tried some.. hehe.. this is also nice.. we came into a studio with a nice professional setting of a movie director. A video of Steven Spielberg appear and he told us about the essential of the sound effect in the movie which really effect to create a great results for the movie. Picture and action will be more realistic with a great sound effect. After that the staff took us to a setting – Storm in New York City. Wow!! I love it.. great setting with a super big screen with big window frames – The Landscape of New York City..In front of the screen is the setting of a harbour.. we can see ships, decks, anchors, sea.. looks very real.

336 STEVEN SPIELBERG STUDIO

The show is starting.. all we can see through the window frame is the New York City is raining.. super heavy.. we can hear the sound of the rain and the wind.. The story is like a reporter is reporting about the situation at the harbour in the middle of storm through radio or live report. The rain is getting heavy and heavier.. it becomes storm.. the wind is raging, the waves is tiding.. the harbour is shaking.. the roof is leaking.. and there’s fire, smoke and explosions.. breaking glass.. all seem so real! The finale is the big sailor ship appeared and out of control and almost hit the audience stage..intense! This is nice!!

The next attraction we found is Transformers: The Ride. I have seen this attraction through the advertisement at the TV. They’re very highly promoted it and heard from some friends it’s a great ride. I’ve told to Junki that this is a MUST to play attraction. I MUST PLAY THIS RIDE. We started to queue. It’s a looonngg passage for queue, a lot of people. The interesting thing is they design the passage looks exactly like the movie and there’s plasma TV and voice over that we’re going in the headquarter of the NEST. Very futuristic mechanical interior design inside, a lot of Transformers elements can be seen. Sometime the NEST general and Optimus Prime will speak to us, It makes us feel like we’re in the movie. I think it’s about 1 hours++ for the queue, finally it’s our turn. The guide gave us the 3D (or 4D) glasses. We sat on the ride and let’s get started!

 337 INTO THE RIDE

338 TRANSFORMER RIDE

It feels like sit inside the car at the first time, slowly ride inside then Optimus Prime appear. He look so real! Cool effect!! Now the Megatron appeared, They fight! The ride speed increased and bumped to every corners to avoid Megatron’s attacks. Ahhh so greattttt! High speed.. the best part is when the ride is increasing its speed UP and when we’re falling from the skyscraper building..it feels so real!! FANTASTIC!!! It’s about 5-10 minutes and finally Megatron is defeated. The show’s over.. ahhh so great..wanna ride it again next time. We all seem so happy and excited.

348 BEE & PRIME

It’s so HOT outside, just right in time when we’re at Egypt – Pyramid. This is gonna be the next recommended ride:  THE MUMMY. I also heard a lot of good thing about it. It’s an indoor roller coaster that can move backward and scary. Before we went inside, there’s cosplay around the pyramid. I recognise Anubis and Scorpion King (He’s so tall, the girls looks like hobbit,ummm…  Jesse is a dwarf). The nasty one is Anubis characters. Nice costume and make up with long attached legs, about 2.5 meter height. They’re making scary face and scream at people, but they’re friendly if we asked them to take pictures. Beware of Anubis. It looks fun yeah. We’re going inside the pyramid.

341 EGYPT

Yeah a long queue like Transformers: The Ride and nice ancient Egypt interior design with adventure elements (forget to take pictures 😦 ). The passage is like a maze with rock, caves, barrels, wood boxes, treasure box, sand, torches, ropes, skeleton etc. I like the giant Anubis statue when we get deeper to the pyramid.

We got our turn now. We’re on the ride.. ahh so exciting. Start to depart and we will enter to the storyline, something like Book of Eternal Life if I’m not wrong. Sometime the mummy statue appear but look so fake (like toys).. the ride started, high speed in the dark with the mummy laser light effect.. interesting! I think less than 5 minutes. We’re finish. Quite fun but Transformers: The Ride is much better.

The next destination we found is Jurrasic Park. It’s the boat sailing ride if I’m not wrong, like doing adventure looking at the dinosaurs and maybe with surprise.. Jesse said it’s not really good so we’re not play the attraction, we’re go inside.. found cafe, fossil and dinosour statues. So we just strike a pose.

342 JURASSIC PARK

So hot and thirsty, found a booth, bought some beverage and found WATERWORLD attraction in front of us. Jesse recommended it. If you’re ready to get wet, this is the place. In my mind I think it’s gonna be like water boat or rafting thingy. But actually it is an action drama show. When I ran into the stadium after they open the gate, there’s a military setting and a big pool. The audience chairs has been separated into color to decribe the wet level. The closer you to the pool and the stunts, you will get really wet. The stunts will splash you with watergun and a bucket of water. Splashhhh!! Some audiences even prepare the umbrellas to prevent the splash, but sometime the stunts intentionally come up and splash from the top.. so naughty! But he looks fun and people also don’t mind getting wet. That’s the risk.. haha..

The show is on! Honestly I’m kinda underestimate with this attraction/drama at the first time. The story point is basic – Hero save the princess from the bad guy. But after watch them doing the actions, They’re very good. Their acting and body language really natural so it makes us like looking a live movie.. more interesting and intense when the explosions, gunfires, flames and plane comes out. Make it so alive!! Good point for this attraction. I like!!

343 WATER WORLD

This show is about 15 – 30 minutes. Good job for the stunts.. they must be so tired.. running, jumping, rolling, splashing.. no wonder the next show will spend longer time to start again.

Let’s go back to explore!

(Continue to Part VI)