16 million visitors expected at Universal Studios Singapore

UNIVERSAL Studios Singapore (USS) - celebrated its official grand opening on Saturday with a grand procession of Hollywood 'movie-stars' and fan favourites.

 

Guest-of-Honour, Minister Lim Hng Kiang - Minister for Trade and Industry - joined chairman of the Genting Group and Resorts World Sentosa, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, and Tom Williams - chairman and chief executive of Universal Parks & Resorts - to officiate the grand opening.

Resort World Sentosa (RWS) executive chairman Lim Kok Thay said yesterday that the resort's phased opening was proceeding according to schedule, and expressed confidence that it will pull in more than 16 million visitors this year, up from last year's 15 million.

Despite being the smallest Universal Studios theme park in the world, the 20ha USS features many firsts:

  • The recently opened ride Madagascar: a Crate Adventure is the only one based on the popular movie franchise.
  • Transformers The Ride 3D will debut at USS by the end of 2011.

Below is a selection of pictures taken at Saturday's event.

PHOTO GALLERY - Compiled By Priscilla Goi

 

 

 

 

Source: The Straits Times

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