Capri by Fraser, Changi City, is a destination by itself..however you might still want to explore and check out some of the fun things this tropical island has to offer. Despite being only 48.2km in length, the island republic of Singapore has been constantly reinventing itself, with new attractions popping up all over the island every few months. In this multiple-part series, we’ll be featuring various fun things to do during your stay in Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore (USS)
Completed in May 2011, USS is Singapore’s first full-sized theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa featuring 24 attractions across 7 themed zones! Whether you’re here with your family, or a thrill-seeker in search of an action-packed weekend, USS should definitely be on your to do list in Singapore. USS in Sentosa is a 30 minute drive from Capri by Fraser, Changi City and is also easily accessible by taxi or public transport.
Some of the popular zones may get pretty crowded! To beat the queues, try to head there early or on a weekday. There are quite a number of rides and attractions at USS, but we’ve handpicked a few “must-try” ones that you should definitely try!
The first one’s definitely Transformers, The Ride. This attraction premiered in Singapore in December last year, and is the only place other than the Universal Studios Hollywood where you can enjoy it!
Some of the rides are tied to popular Hollywood movies, like the Revenge of the Mummy series, and The Shrek.
And of course, not forgetting the old favourite from the 1990s, Jurassic Park!
If you’re fan of the Battlestar Galactica Series, you have to try the Battlestar Galactica HUMAN and CYLON rides in the Sci-Fi City Zone, a pair of inverted duelling rollercoasters that weave in and out of each other.
USS is located on Sentosa Island, a small islet located south of Singapore. To get there, we strongly recommend that you stop by at Vivo City (25-minute drive from Capri by Frasers, Changi City Singapore) and take the dedicated monorail or shuttle bus down to USS. Ticket prices vary depending on the duration of your pass and the season, so be sure to check their website beforehand!
Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon
If you’re not an adrenaline junkie, fret not! Sentosa Island has a few other attractions, and one of them happen to be the Underwater World and its newly opened extension, Dolphin Lagoon. This gigantic oceanarium is home to over 2,500 marine creatures.
One of the highlights of Underwater World is this 83m long underwater walkway that lets you come up close with the fishes, corals and the occasional shark or manta ray.
If you’re feeling adventurous, Underwater World allows visitors to dive into the oceanarium and come face to face with the sharks, dugongs, or dolphins.
The tickets to Underwater World also gets you entry to the Dolphin Lagoon over at Palawan Beach. Dolphin Lagoon is home to a pod of Pacific Bottle-nosed Dolphins, commonly known as the Pink Dolphins.
Don’t forget to head over to catch the dolphin shows after you’re done exploring the oceanarium. There are four shows a day, at 11am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm. Be sure to arrive there 20 to 30 minutes early to get the better seats!
Admission: S$25.90 (Adult), S$17.60 (Child 3-12 yrs). Free entry to children below the age of 3.
Open daily from 10am to 7pm.
Here are some of the ways you can get to Sentosa:
By Public Transport
Take the North-East Line or Circle Line from EXPO MRT station and alight at the HarbourFront Station. From there, either go to the 3rd level of VivoCity shopping mall, transfer onto our Sentosa Express or you may take a leisurely stroll down the Sentosa Boardwalk. Train fares vary.
Sentosa Boardwalk ($1/per entry person)
Travel into Sentosa on foot via the Sentosa Boardwalk. Take a leisurely stroll from VivoCity Shopping Mall’s waterfront promenade using the two-way canopy-covered travellator to get to the Boardwalk. Overlooking the bay, the Sentosa Boardwalk has extensive vantage lookout points for guests to enjoy the sunset, arrival of cruise liners from the sea and outdoor performances
Singapore Cable Car
Board the cable car from the Singapore Cable Car Station at HarbourFront Tower Two and alight at Imbiah Lookout. Open from 8.30am – 10pm daily. S$29 – two way trip (Adult) and S$18 – two way trip (Child)