HAPPY NEW YEAR!! (this is gonna be super lengthy post!)
i hope it’s never too late for me to wish you happy 2014! (although we are almost entering February 😛 ) alhamdulillah my new year was awesome!! on the first of January I went for some jalan-jalan with mister and met my breakfast clan for our usual hang out at the Food Foundry. and we get to see Via’s mister for the first time! yeay!!
new year started of pretty well and i decided to suprise mister for his birthday. (well not so suprised actually.haha!) we decided to take days off to the South! 🙂 it was really nice to have a short roadtrip though. It’s been a while since we drove a long way for holiday. we stayed over in JB so we can have good food and jalan-jalan around JB 😉 i get to visit Chaiwalla again! yeay!! the tea was kinda different from the Chatime or Gongcha. but service wise..super slow.sorry 😛 mayb i’m used to efficiency from Chatime. It’s ok. they surely have ample spaces to improve 😉
so the suprise birthday part is going to USS! yeayy!! (haha si pemberi hadiah pun excited! cause i love theme park!) I’ve been to Universal Studio Japan in Osaka, but I wanna see what’s the different with the one in Singapore 😉 well, as always, this little miss well organize loves to get things done before hand. so I’ve made all the reservations done in December. I did few surveys on how people get to Singapore or Sentosa. Some of them drove to Singapore and they will need to stop at the Woodlands for checkpoint etc. But I was unaware of how does it work if you went by car. So we took express bus instead. It is wayyyy much easier i guess. Cause the bus will drop you off and tell you to get off and go for some stampings and he will wait for you at the other end of the station. And it was not hard to get off and get on the bus after the stampings. I was stoked I literally hopping of and walked as fast as I can. ( scared that we might get lost or missed the bus!) haha..
so getting to Resort World Sentorsa from JB by bus is super easy. U can get these buses at most of the hotels in JB. You just pay RM25-RM30 for a return ticket. And you will go to Resort World Sentosa straight from the hotel.easy peasy! The bus driver will drop you of at 7:30 am and pick you up at 7:30 pm! =) well, the most time consuming part was to bypass the Iskandar checkpoint and Woodlands. We went to Singapore on Monday, so the traffic was quite congested but I heard that it’s much better than on weekends. I clocked us waiting to enter Singapore around half an hour (waiting hours) and the drive was practically around 1 hour or less to get to Sentosa.But we don’t mind waiting cause we’re super excited!! Once we reached Sentosa. we were uber stoked!!
all photos were taken with Lumix GF5 and Iphone 5 🙂
For the Universal Studio Singapore Day Pass, we bought the tickets online here : Universal Studio Singapore. And I highly recommend you to do so. And if you have a Mastercard, you will get 10% from the actual price! which is cheaper by $7!Awesome right! so in my case, I bought the tickets the moment my mister said yes (haha, I actually asked him if he wanna go to USS.not so suprise huh) And once the ticket is purchased, print it out and you will get two barcodes (one for each person) and you are good to go! The fun thing is, when we arrived by bus. We were clueless of where to head and where the hell was the entrance.The rest of the passenger in bus were clueless too! and when they got off the bus, they still hafta queue to get their ticket. While we, on the other hand…we went right through the entrance!! SO EASY!! my advice, print out your day pass bar code and they will scan your papers at the entrance and off you go!! yeayy!!
|can u see that excited girl? haha|
|the cutest van hehe|
we’ve read few reviews on the internet of which rides are cool and which are not. so i found this good review where they recommend us to go straight to the Transmorfer -The Ride 3D. oh my!! it was the AWESOMEST!!! i rode twiceeeee!! AHHHH I wanna go again!!!! haha cray cray!! the ride was the coolest man!! (i must be a real Transformers fan!haha) you should do the same! u should go straight to this ride once u entered the USS.
after the Transformer ride, we then head to Revenge of the Mummy Ride. Oh by the way, if you are not familiar with Universal Studios rides system. Usually you have to queue for each rides. Sometimes it could take up to one hour of queueing. But don’t worry, the queue was not too long.It moves quite quickly too! We were lucky enough cos we hafta wait for 15 minutes for both Revenge of The Mummy Ride and The Transformer Ride. The Revenge of the Mummy Ride was a curse on me. Well mister seems to enjoy his ride though.Even on the candid camera, he was the only one looking excited and thrilled on the ride. The rest of us looked like we cried.HAHA! but it sure did make my neck hurt. pfftt!!
|oh yeahh..we were really happy and excited before we saw and took the ride! fish!|
|the killer ride. not good for people who has neck pain.haha (well i discovered that I have motion sickness after this ride)|
boy we were sooo pumped we took almost all of the rides! after the mummy ride, we thought of trying the Battlestar Galactica ride (Human & Cyclon) but the ride was temporary out of service due to maintainance (my friend told me it has been W.I.P since November.haih..)
|(thank God it’s closed! haha i saw it on YouTube, and it’s sooo meannn!!) *cries*|
so we then went straight to the Jurrasic Park. But it started to rain though. The weather was quite chilly and humid. We decided to go to Far Far Away instead since the ride was indoor. We didn’t know that there was a small rollercoaster. So we went to the 4D first which is not so new to me..went to the one in USJ before. So mister was quite excited though. (haha he is too cute that day! every single rides was like a candy store! :P) and after watching 4D.
we went to the Friar’s Restaurant for lunch! the food wash yummehhh!! 🙂 and if you are afraid whether the food are halal or not..don’t worry. They will have the list of halal food in the USS map. They will mention SHC (Singapore Halal Certificate) so don’t worry ok! but there are some restaurants that does not have the halal cert. so it’s better for you to ask the counter..cause Singapore are like Malaysia, they have Malay (Muslims) serve at the counter so you can actually speak to them “Boleh makan ke eh?” haha I literally asked that! sheeshh! 😛 but better ask right? Here is the SHC logo for your references 🙂
|so now you know. u can have a great time at USS! yeay!! 😉|
|we were waiting for our Pizza! (so glad that we can eat every meat there!) we were STARVING!!|
|ice cream cone plak. hehe while waiting for the rain to stop 🙂|
|yes. it was super sedapppp..haihh i wanna go again! -___-“|
and when the rain stops, we went straight to the Jurassic Park ride. I can’t wait!! oh,it’s a different ride if you’ve been to Orlando or Osaka. The one in Japan, the Jurassic Park ride was a 90 degree free fall.crazy!! but glad this one was more of a splish splashing water. I got my shoes soaked!! like literally drenched! cause I was sitting at the side of the ride, so the water came rush in into my shoes! bleurgh!
|haha i find this cute! haha tired face but still wanna take a ride 😛|
|ready to get wet!|
|haha! shouting in silence.can u? 😀|
after the awesome ride, we decided to join the crowd for the Water World! Oh my!! This was the awesomest show ever!! We enjoyed it in AWE! the stunt men and woman was superb!! they drove the speedboat like pro! the effects of burning here and there! explosions, gun shooting, and even a HUGE plane came crash the metal wall! it was surreal!! it was really fun watching the whole stunts! make u feel like ur in the actual set!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
and finally we went to see the Madagascar! haha it was funny that we actually took the ride. well, something like ‘It’s a small world’ but yeah, it’s not that boring though..we saw Alex, Gloria, Marty, The Penguins and also King Julius! hehe
|king julius too busy fussing around.haha!|
we totally went to every rides in there. but we missed only one though..the Sesame Street. but we did have a good time! so we went to take few shots around the small town and we had a take away from the Mel’s. The food was yummerrrss!! we spent every single dollars we have 😉
|amboi kemain bag. nak pegi mana? 😛|
|i bet everyone waits for the UNIVERSAL word to spin.haha!|
|the only decent picture of us but the mist decided to ruin our photo! pfftt watevs!|
well, it’s finally time for us to say goodbye to the awesome town. it’s time to take our bus and head home.. alhamdulillah, we did not miss the bus and as soon as we arrived at our room we hit the bed snoring! haha super flat on the bed. totally beat. i hope mister had a great time on his birthday. i know i did 🙂 and we surely gonna come again soon! this time with the rest of our family! we had a great time at the USS and we highly recommend everyone to have a good plan before you go there. how to get there and even which rides to take first. we managed to ride almost all! (except for some which was under construction and Sesame Street was too kidsy?) so how did you start your new year? I hope it started off well too! can’t wait for our next road trip next month! yeay!! hope u will have an awesome January! much love xx