One of the latest and greatest additions to Singapore's already exciting roster of great attractions is Universal Studios Park. Universal Studios Singapore is part of a larger resort on beautiful Sentosa Island that opened in 2010.
Once an old fishing village known as Pulau Blakang Mati, Sentosa Island is now one of the biggest attractions for tourists looking for sun, sand, and sea. Sentosa Island is situated off the south coast of Singapore and home to several hotels and two well-known five-star resorts. With the opportunity for an exciting theme-park visit, a Universal Studios vacation will be top priority for many families traveling in the area.
Occupying almost 124 acres upon its completion, it is an important part of Resorts World Sentosa design, a casino-based facility Singaporeans refer to as an integrated resort. Since Singapore gambling Las Vegas-style has not been legal in the past, many Malaysians became concerned with talk of legalizing different gambling styles to boost tourism. The Malaysian government promised its people that strict guidelines would be adhered to so that gambling would not negatively impact the country's social structure. The euphemism integrated resorts refers to a development where the main draw is a casino, but also showcases many other types of facilities, such as dining and shopping, for tourists to enjoy.
Universal Studios Singapore comprises six distinctly themed zones which include Hollywood Boulevard, The Lost World, and Egypt. The park is only movie-theme one of its kind in Southeast Asia featuring more than twenty-four rides and myriad attractions for young and old alike. Much like its counterpart in Florida, Universal Studios Park in Singapore is based around hot blockbusters and contains numerous rides for thrill seekers. Suspended or seated, there is an exciting coaster everyone will enjoy. Thrills, spills, and adventure are all available as families tour through this highlight of Singapore.
Those who plan on a Universal Studios vacation in Singapore will enjoy the added benefits of the other exciting facilities that are a part of Resorts World at Sentosa. Marine Life Park is another exciting addition to the resort complex and will feature the world's biggest oceanarium. The oceanarium will hold over 500,000 gallons of water and more than 600,000 fish! The foundation for the Marine Life Park are the paramount aspects of education and research thus furthering the public's understanding of the oceanic system and the protection of the ocean's species. Wade with reef fishes, dive with tiger sharks, and get up close and personal with dolphins as you enjoy another wonderful possibility during a Universal Studios vacation. Another new attraction nearby is the fabulous Gardens By the Bay in the Marina Bay District, which opened in 2012.
Also part of the Universal Studios Singapore entire design is the FestiveWalk, an artery of action-packed activities and things to do from shows and TV productions to shopping, clubbing, and dining all along the avenue. And of course, what's a hot and sunny vacation destination without a water park? Equarius Water Park features a large number of water-theme rides and attractions all tucked underneath a blanket of lush, tropical rainforest.
Four signature hotels, a private villa complex, and an opulent all-suite hotel, all totaling more than 1,800 rooms, are available when visiting Universal Studios Park. The highly anticipated casino at Resorts World is located in the exemplary Maxims Residences, the all-suite hotel offers premium guest services, gaming rooms, lounges, and suites fit for a king, and features incredible views of the southern waterfront. Luxury shops and epicurean delights top off this world-class hotel. Those who want to live and party like rock stars can set up house at the hip Hard Rock Café while visiting Universal Studios Singapore.
For a touch of elegance and lovely architecture, Hotel Michael is a great choice. Designed by architectural leader Michael Graves, every minute detail will be a big hit with guests. Other hotels that are available to book for a Universal Studios vacation include Festive Hotel, nature-inspired Equarius Hotel, and ESPA Villas. And last but certainly not least, after a long day at Universal Studios Park, a visit to the world-renowned ESPA Spa facility is a must! The spa, already well established and enjoying renowned success in Tuscany, Monaco, and Ireland, will soon be opened in Singapore where guests will enjoy treatments deserving of the high praise. From unique dolphin-interaction therapy to magnificent views to incredibly sumptuous spa villas, a spa visit will be the icing on the cake of an exciting, satisfying and fun-filled holiday in Singapore.