Christ­mas shin­ing bright

> Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios Sin­ga­pore of­fers a fun sea­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence, in­clud­ing the world’s largest ex­pe­ri­en­tial fes­tive light dis­play

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

IT’S GO­ING to be a daz­zling De­cem­ber for vis­i­tors to Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios Sin­ga­pore at Re­sorts World Sen­tosa with the an­nual Santa’s All-Star Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion.

From Dec 1 to Jan 2, 2017, the streets of Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios will be trans­formed into an en­chanted won­der­land filled with snow, fire­works, and fes­tive light dis­plays, as well as mu­si­cal per­for­mances and ap­pear­ances by the park’s very own all-star cast.

In fact, Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios Sin­ga­pore won the award for Most Cre­ative Prop­erty-Wide Event at the 2016 In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Amuse­ment Parks and At­trac­tions (IAAPA) Brass Ring Awards, for last year’s Santa’s All-Star Christ­mas.

Head­lin­ing this year’s edi­tion is the Uni­ver­sal Jour­ney, a not-tobe-missed ex­pe­ri­en­tial fes­tive light dis­play. It holds the Guin­ness World Record for the largest light bulb dis­play in an in­door venue, with a to­tal of 824,961 bulbs.

Here, vis­i­tors will be trans­ported on a jour­ney through the uni­verse, all within eight the­matic zones such as the En­chanted Pine For­est, Her­ald’s Square, the Land of Great Gifts, and the Rain­bow Con­nec­tion.

Apart from that, vis­i­tors can look for­ward to two new ex­pe­ri­ences – Santa’s Vil­lage, and Bah Hum­bug! A Christ­mas Spec­tac­u­lar mu­sic show.

Santa’s Vil­lage will bring vis­i­tors back to their child­hood through var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties and in­ter­ac­tive sta­tions.

This quaint-look­ing vil­lage is home to talk­ing rein­deer, the Ginger­bread Man, and the shoe­maker’s giant shoe house.

Of course, Santa will also be there to meet and greet vis­i­tors.

Bah Hum­bug! A Christ­mas Spec­tac­u­lar is a brand-new pro­duc­tion, which will be staged at the Pan­tages Hol­ly­wood The­atre. It show­cases 17 all-star per­form­ers in one mu­si­cal ex­trav­a­ganza, such as the Min­ions, the Lit­tle Match Girl, the Snow Queen, and Se­same Street friends.

Ja­son Horkin, se­nior vice pres­i­dent of at­trac­tions at Re­sorts World Sen­tosa, said: “This year, we have upped the ante, with new ex­pe­ri­ences ... we look for­ward to bring­ing the best Christ­mas cheer to our guests dur­ing this spe­cial time of the year.”

Vis­i­tors can head over to the La­goon Stage in the Hol­ly­wood zone, where they will be en­ter­tained by DJ Eddy Elf’s Christ­mas Ra­dio Sta­tion.

They can also take part in ex­cit­ing games such as Carol-Oke and the Candy Cane Limbo Rock, and stand a chance of walk­ing away with at­trac­tive prizes.

Iconic char­ac­ters Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe and Betty Boop will also bring their sig­na­ture Hol­ly­wood glam­our to this year’s fes­tive sea­son with an all-singing, all­danc­ing med­ley of Christ­mas hits at the New York Pub­lic Li­brary.

KT’s Grill will also be in the fes­tive mood, of­fer­ing vis­i­tors a wide va­ri­ety of pop­u­lar Christ­mas de­lights.

There will also be fire­work dis­plays on se­lected nights, as well as hourly snow­fall and multimedia light shows.

Park hours will also be ex­tended to 9pm.

Tick­ets are avail­able at S$74 (RM229.40) per adult and S$56 (RM173.60) per child with a spe­cial S$36 (RM111.60) for se­nior cit­i­zens. A S$134 (RM415.40) fam­ily bun­dle is avail­able af­ter 5pm, which in­cludes park ad­mis­sion for two adults and one child, as well as re­tail and din­ing vouch­ers.

For more, visit the Re­sorts World Sen­tosa web­site.

Daz­zling lights … (clock­wise from top) in Her­ald’s Square; Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe in Santa’s Vil­lage; and the Rain­bow Con­nec­tion.

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