Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Universal Studios South Korea Opening in 2014

US film giant Universal Studios Tuesday signed a deal with South Korean partners to build its largest theme park in Asia at a cost of around three trillion won (2.67 billion dollars).

Universal Parks and Resorts and 14 South Korean partners, including Lotte Group and a subsidiary of steel giant POSCO, signed the framework agreement to develop the park at Hwaseong, by 2014.

The initial deal was announced in late 2007 but faced problems raising capital until retail and hotels group Lotte was persuaded to join the project.

Universal Studios also operates theme parks in Hollywood, Orlando in Florida and Japan, and a park on Singapore's Sentosa Island is nearing completion.

When completed, the South Korean resort, 40 kilometrs (25 miles) southwest of Seoul, will be larger in area than all four combined and will create more than 40,000 jobs, according to Kim Moon-Soo, governor of Gyeonggi province.

It aims to attract up to 15 million visitors every year, said Chung Chai-Kwan, president of US Resorts Asset Management Co, an agent for the project.

Lotte Asset Development will have a 26.7 percent stake, while POSCO's construction subsidiary POSCO E and C is the second largest shareholder with 24.4 percent.

Work is due to start early next year on the venue, which will include a water park, theme hotel, apartments, a golf course and other facilities.

Culture minister Yu In-Chon called it "a major opportunity to develop the national tourism industry".

Universal Parks and Resorts chairman and CEO Thomas Williams said he was very optimistic the resort would attract "a substantial segment" of the South Korean population as well as a growing number of Asian international tourists.

He said director Steven Spielberg, a creative consultant to Universal Parks and Resorts, is expected to take part in the Korea project.

"He already has a number of ideas that I think will contribute to making it quite unique and, in the spirit of differentiation, something that caters to an international crowd," Williams said


First No Food can be taken into Universal Studio Singapore (only if for medical reason). Also no alcohol or glass bottle. More Information will be issued on the RWS web site. USS will also have people checking your bag before entering the park. So leave thing you don't want them to see at home.

There will be lockers at USS for your use more on that when released.

On Wednesday I will have a one week contest Starting on the 20th of Jan 2010 ending on Wednesday 27th of Jan at 11:59pm. I have two Hard Rock Hotel trading pins to give away. I will ask a question about something in the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore video all you have do is send me the correct answer. Then I will draw two name with the correct answer and they will get the pins. So stay turned to my blog for the question and more information.

I was very happy to see someone from the US Northwest (since I'm from Seattle) being a part of the Resort World Sentosa. At the Crockfords Tower you can see Dale Chihuly Glass Chandeliers which are very beautiful. If you ever in Tacoma Washington you must take a tour of Dale Chihuly work shop.

Visiting Resorts World™ Sentosa made easy
with more transport options RWS absorbs Sentosa island admission charges,
offers concessionary parking during weekday lunch hours

Singapore, 18 January 2010 – Visitors to Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), Singapore’s first Integrated Resort (IR), will get to enjoy the resort without having to pay for Sentosa island admission charges.

Mr. Michael Chin, Executive Vice-President for Projects at RWS said: “We are Singapore’s IR, and we believe we should be a destination that Singaporeans can enjoy at all times. This is a resort that Singaporeans can call their own, so we have put in a lot of effort to ensure that the resort is accessible to all. Not only will there be dedicated bus services into the resort, we will also absorb the island admission charges for all our visitors.”

The waiver for visitors takes effect from 20 January when RWS opens its four hotels to the public, and visitors would have to pay only for their transport fares or parking charges.

More transport options into RWS

For as little as S$1.80 a bus trip, visitors can go right into Singapore’s first IR to enjoy its four hotels, entertainment and sample a range of F&B offerings.

To facilitate accessibility for visitors, RWS has embarked on a public bus programme with SMRT to provide a dedicated shuttle bus service RWS 8, which will pick up visitors from VivoCity and HarbourFront and take them right into the resort. Two other bus services, RWS 68 and RWS 88 will bring visitors from Outram MRT station and City Hall MRT station respectively into the resort. This will be the first public bus service into Sentosa island.

Visitors entering the resort by taxis will alight at a central drop-off point in the 3,500-lot basement car park.

For motorists, they will turn off along Sentosa Gateway and drive straight into the resort’s car park. They need to pay only the car park charges, and enjoy the convenience of not having to pass through the island admission gantries.

Visitors who choose to hop onto the Sentosa Express monorail can alight at the Waterfront station which is located at the heart of RWS. The S$3 charge per person will apply and visitors can use their EZ-Link cards to board the trains.

Concession parking rates during weekday lunch hours

Drivers are charged by the hour for parking within the resort, and this fee is capped at a maximum of S$20 for 24 hours. During weekday-lunch hours from between 12.00pm and 2.00pm, RWS is introducing a special concession rate of S$1 for the first hour of parking.

For example, motorists who park from 10am to 6pm on a weekday will incur S$20 in parking charges, which works out to an average of S$2.50 per hour. Motorists who park beyond 8 hours will still incur S$20 and the average charge per hour will be further reduced.

RWS’ Vice-President for Resort Operations, Mr Noel Hawkes said: “Resorts World Sentosa welcomes all visitors and we believe the experience starts from the moment one is on the road. We have been working closely with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to improve the traffic conditions around the HarbourFront precinct, and we thank the LTA, Sentosa Development Corporation and other precinct partners for their support and cooperation.

“In line with our green efforts and to ease the traffic conditions in the area, we would like to encourage visitors to take public transport to the resort. As improvements are still underway, we seek your understanding and welcome any feedback to help us improve."

Resorts World Sentosa opens its four hotels and 10 dining outlets to the public on 20 January. The opening dates for Universal Studios Singapore and the casino will be announced later.

RWS spent more than S$80 million to build a new vehicular bridge which doubled the road capacity to and from the island. The new bridge opened in September 2009, and can cater to about 6000 vehicles per hour.

Details of car park charges are available below.

About Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa, one of the world’s most extensive and expensive integrated resorts at US$4.4 billion, was built in a record time of under three years. It will soft open Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park, four hotels, its Compass Ballroom, 26 function rooms, a 1,600-seat Festive Grand theatre and its luxurious casino in early 2010. Supporting the attractions are a 3,500-lot car park facility, restaurants, retail stores, entertainment and public attractions that include Emmy-award winner Jeremy Railton’s Lake of Dreams and Chamber of Treasures.

Resorts World Sentosa will open the world’s largest Marine Life Park, its Maritime Experiential Museum, a destination spa and two remaining hotels with a total of 500 rooms in phase two development.


Travel Mode in and out of RWS
Cost (S$) Remarks
Public shuttle bus services
• RWS 8
(VivoCity & HarbourFront to RWS)

• RWS 88
(City Hall MRT to RWS)

• RWS 68
(Outram MRT to RWS)

$2 per visitor per way

$2 per visitor per way

$1.80 per visitor per way
Same price as Sentosa shuttle bus service. Starts on 20 Jan, 6am – 1130pm daily.

7am – 11pm. Starts on 30 Jan.
Weekends and Public Holidays only.

To be advised.
Public Express service

• 963R
(Woodlands to RWS, route similar to 963E)

$1.50 - $2.35
7am – 1130 pm. Starts on 30 Jan. Weekends, school and public holidays only.
Night Rider services
• NR1
(Yishun to RWS via Suntec City, North corridor)
• NR6
(Seng Kang to RWS via Suntec City, North East corridor)



1130pm – 430am. Starts on 29 Jan.
Fridays, Saturdays and eve of Public Holidays only.
Sentosa Express
• Alight at first monorail station (Waterfront station)

$3 per visitor
Starts on 20 Jan.
• Main drop off points at basement car park
• Hotel guests can drop off in front of respective hotels

Taxi fare applies
Hotel guests to print out the confirmation letter to gain free access through the Sentosa gantry.
Car Parking
7am – 7pm

7pm – 7am
$6 for 1st hr
$2/hr thereafter

$4 per entry

12noon to 2pm is $1 for 1st hr, $2/hr thereafter.

Maximum parking in any 24 hr period is $20.

7am – 7pm

7pm – 7am

$7 for 1st hr
$2/hr thereafter.

$4 per entry
Maximum parking in any 24 hr period is $20.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

USS Photos

My First Time Writing!

Hi! As You know all those pictures and information are all about USS. This is my first time writing. Anyway USS is opening next week!!!! I got new photos for Universal Studios Singapore still posting about USS.....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Info On Universal Studios Singapore

VISITORS to Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will have to pay a premium to take a taxi from the integrated resort when it opens next week.

Four taxi companies have confirmed that they will impose a $3 surcharge for trips that begin at the IR.

Premier Taxis will be the first - it will start charging on Jan 18 - followed by SMRT on Jan 20 and Prime Taxis on Jan 28.

Trans-Cab will follow suit, but has not confirmed a start date. Smart Cabs said it will join in, if most of the other companies impose the surcharge.

The lone exception: ComfortDelgro, which is far and away the largest taxi company in Singapore.

The companies that are imposing the surcharge say they are doing it to ensure taxi drivers will find it worth their while to cross into Sentosa.

Hours of operation
Weekdays: 9:00 hrs – 19:00 hrs
Weekends: 9:00 hrs- 20:00 hrs

Ride restrictions
For safety purposes, there is height, weight, and/or health restrictions at various attractions.

Lights, Camera, Action (New York Zone):
Height Restrictions: Children under 122 cm must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Accelerator (Sci- Fi City):
Height Restrictions: Children under 122 cm must be accompanied by a supervising adult. No hand-held infants.

Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi City):
Height Restrictions: Guests under 125cm may not ride.

Revenge of the Mummy (Ancient Egypt): Height Restrictions: Guests under 122cm may not ride.
Weight Restrictions:Weight restrictions may apply. (Please refer to our park guide map for details).

Treasure Hunters (Ancient Egypt):
Height Restrictions: Children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising adult. No hand-held infants.

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure (The Lost World):
Height Restrictions: Guests under 110cm may not ride. Children between 110cm and 122cm must be accompanied by supervising companion.

Dino Soarin’ (The Lost World):
Height Restrictions: Children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising adult. No hand-held infants.
Weight Restrictions: Weight restrictions may apply. (Please refer to our park guide map for details).

Amber Rock Climb (The Lost World):
Weight Restrictions: Guests must weigh between 34kg and 310kg in order to climb.

Canopy Flyer (The Lost World):
Height Restrictions: Guests under 92cm may not ride. Children between 92cm and 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising adult. No hand-held infants.

Weight Restrictions: Weight restrictions may apply. (Please refer to our park guide map for details).

Magic Potion Spin (Far Far Away):
Height Restrictions: Children under 122cm must have a supervising adult near attraction. No hand-held infants.

Weight Restrictions: Weight restrictions may apply. (Please refer to our park guide map for details).

Enchanted Airways (Far Far Away):
Height Restrictions: Guests under 92cm may not ride. Children between 92cm and 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising adults. No hand-held infants.

Weight Restrictions: Weight restrictions may apply. (Please refer to our park guide map for details).

King Julien’s Party-Go-Round: (Madagascar):
Height Restrictions: Children under 122cm must be accompanied by our supervising companion.

Weight Restrictions: Weight restrictions may apply. (Please refer to our park guide map for details).

Madagascar: A Crate Adventure (Madagascar):
Height Restrictions: Guests under 107cm may not ride. Children between 107cm and 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Help for the Hearing-impaired
We will offer open captioning (captioning is always on) in:
• The Lights, Camera, Action preshow
• The Shrek 4D Adventure preshow
We will offer closed captioning (captioning available when requested) in:
• The Shrek 4D Adventure main theatre
We will offer assistive listening (broadcast amplified audio) in:
• Pantages Hollywood Theatre
• Lights, Camera, Action (preshow and main show)
• WaterWorld Stunt Show
• Shrek 4D Adventure (preshow and main theatre)
• Donkey: LIVE! (preshow and main theatre)
All safety information will be posted clearly in both English and Mandarin.

Queue entertainment videos (where applicable) will be captioned in English.

Safety videos (where applicable) will be captioned in both English and Mandarin.

Detailed information on all attractions will also be written in the park’s Rider’s Guide for Rider Safety and Guests with Disabilities – which will be available at Guest Services at the front of the park

1) Hollywood
2) New York
3) Sci-Fi City
4) Ancient Egypt
5) Lost World
6) Far Far Away
7) Madagascar

1)Hollywood- Pantages
Hollywood Theatre

2) New York- Stage28, Lights! Camera! Action! Hosted by
Steven Spielberg

3) Sci-Fi City- Battlestar Galactica: Human, Battlestar Galactica: Cylon, Accelerator, Transformers (Opening 2011)

4) Ancient Egypt- Revenge Of The Mummy, Treasure Hunters

5) Lost World- Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Dino- Soarin, Canopy Flyer, Amber Rock Climb, WaterWorld

6) Far Far Away- Shrek 4-D
Adventure, Donkey LIVE, Magic Potion Spin, Enchanted Airways

7) Madagascar- King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round,
Madagascar: A Crate Adventure

1)Hollywood– Star Characters, Universal Studios Store, Silver Screen Collectibles, Superstar Candies, The Brown Derby

2)New York– Not Available

3)Sci-Fi City– Galactica PX

4)Ancient Egypt– Carter’s

5)Lost World– Jurassic
Outfitters, The Dino Store

6)Far Far Away– Fairy
Godmother’s Potion Shop

7)Madagascar– Penguin

Entry Prices:
One-day pass*
Adult $66 Child $48 Senior $32

Monday to Friday (Excluding black-out dates*)

Weekends and black-out dates*
Adult $72 Child $52 Senior $36

*Public holidays, eve of public holidays and super-peak periods.

Two-day pass*
Adult $118 Child $88 Senior $58
All days

*Two-day passes are for two consecutive days
Express pass*

Weekday $30 (non-school holidays & non Black-out dates)

Weekday $48 (School Holidays)

Weekend and black-out dates $68
*Express passes offers ticket holders priority access to all attractions. A limited number of express passes are sold each day, and it has to be bought in conjunction with an admission pass.