In Sing, Part 2

I went down to Universal Studios Singapore a certain 13th of July 2011.

The moment you walk in, you are greeted with Hollywood. Inside this shop they used a digital SLR instead of being old-school like the outside implied.


Betty Boop!

This reminds me of No One Lives Forever, the video game.

Far Far Away, land of Shrek.

Inside, I queued up for the Shrek 4D Adventure – well worth the wait, I’d say.

Interestingly they used a long queue system, and another waiting chamber, to hold people while waiting to take the actual ride.

Shrek is a movie full of parodies and I’m sure this is no exception. 😉

Madagascar. Interesting boat ride that was.

The Lost World had a fountain with dinosaur eggs and a food court. I also rode the Canopy Flyer, a 45 minute wait for a very fast zip around the park. Disappointing and not worth the wait.


This gate will always remind me of the Jurassic Park video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Most wide shots with the NEX-5 and 16mm F2.8, with certain obviously telephoto shots done with the A900 and Carl Zeiss 135mm F1.8.

Ancient Egypt.

Sci Fi City had the Battlestar Galactica rides featuring the world’s tallest pair of duelling rollercoasters – Human (red) and Cylon (blue). These were the most uh, challenging rollercoasters in the entire theme park, with the Cylon ride being the most challenging.

And so, I only took on the Human ride.

These rides, being the most intimidating-looking, had a small waiting time of 5-10 minutes but the best return for time waiting in the queue.

As I exited, I could’ve sworn I saw Steven Spielberg! Speaking of which, the Lights! Camera! Action! ride was cool.

New York, New York!

I just wished those stairs were taller and I had a book in hand. Then it would look just like in the movies.

I am not sure how real this is supposed to look.

What is this supposed to be?

Then, to be found – a little backlane.

Me camwhoring with the stairways…

…and barrels. Real sturdy barrels, meant to withstand some heavy camwhoring. At least the sets were well built.

This picture reminds me a lot of one of shots that Su Ann took of Kafka – I found the blog post but the picture is missing so I can’t refer back and see if it did at all look like that picture or not. 🙁 Su Ann can you work your Wayback Machine?

A yellow cab!

More fake old shops.

The most awesome Garrett’s Popcorn Shop was outside.

Back inside, was Mel’s Diner, with 3 classic cars sitting outside.

Another sexy Chevrolet.

Inside, a jukebox – don’t think it worked though.

Monster Rock supposedly featuring Universal Monsters singing rock and roll, didn’t – they instead sang current pop radio hits. Boo.

Night came, and I put on the Opteka 85mm F1.4 on the A900 for maximum light-gathering potential.

I don’t remember their band name but they covered classic stuff from the time of the Beach Boys. Plus they wore their trademark uniform!

Surf with us!

Interestingly, most acts featured one obviously imported Caucasian with the rest of the cast being Singaporean.

For part 1, click:
In Sing, Part 1

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