Monday, June 28, 2010

July updates for Universal Studios Singapore

[Updated: 8 July 2010]

July's coming and there's something brewing in Universal Studios (as always!). Out of the magic cauldron (with Fairy Godmother's blessing) we bring you July's Hollywood After Hours.

With the June school holidays coming to a close, After Hours will be back to Fridays and Saturdays, but still from 7pm to 10pm. The admission fee is now S$5 to enter.

WAIT A MINUTE, S$5?! It was only S$2 previously.

Well, that's right. Guests who purchase the Hollywood after Hour tickets($5) can get a 15% discount off the total bill at these outlets: Hollywood China Bistro, KT’s Grill, Palio, Fiesta, Osia, Starz Restaurant.

And you see, there's also something special about Hollywood After Hours from July onwards, and that's the much-awaited Lake Hollywood Spectacular. It's a synchronised pyrotechnic display that dances across the night accompanied by music. Here's a sneak peek into what you can expect:

Pretty isn't it? Now there, hold your horses. It starts in July, at10pm. But that's not all. For a while there, we left everyone hanging whether movie nights will still happen in July. Truth is folks , we’ve been hard at work digging up awesome movies that you would enjoy. And here's what we found for July's treasure trove of movies:

2 and 3 July: Shark Tale
Oscar is a fast-talking little fish whose big dreams have a habit of landing him in hot water, while Lenny is a great white shark with a sensitive side, and a secret- he’s a vegetarian.

When a great white lie turns Oscar into an improbably hero and the truth about Lenny makes him an outcast, these two become the most unlikely of friends.

Watch the movie to find out what trouble the dubious duo got into, and how they got out.


9 and 10 July: Hotel for Dogs
Hotel for Dogs is a comedy adventure that shows how far love and imagination can take you. When 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, find themselves in a foster home with a strict “no pets” policy, Andy has to use her quick wit to help find a new home for their dog, Friday.

The kids stumble upon an abandoned hotel and begin transforming it into the perfect home for Friday- as well as all the strays in the city. In no time, the kids have transformed the old hotel into something truly magical: a home for both the dogs and for themselves. But they have also aroused the suspicions of the police who want to know- who let the dogs in?


16 and 17 July: The Spiderwick Chronicles
It’s THE fantasy adventure for the child in all of us. Peculiar things start to happen the moment the Grace family (Jared, his twin brother Simon, sister Mallroy and their mom) leave New York and move into the secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick.

Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames Jared. When he, Simon and Mallroy investigate what’s really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it.


23 and 24 July: Mr Bean's Holiday
After entering a church raffle, Mr. Bean won a holiday to Cannes, and a camcorder.

Armed with both, he boarded the Eurostar train and in traditional Mr. Bean style, he gets into all sorts of mischief and yet somehow manages to reached his holiday destination.


So, see you in the park in July

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Can you handle it?

The auditions, that is. Today’s the first day of Universal Studios Singapore Audition 2010! The audition leg kicks off in Singapore and the Audition team would soon be touring the region to hunt down talented singers, dancers, stilt walkers, celebrity look-a-likes, puppeteers, voice impersonators and more.

From the Sci Fi City stiltwalkers, characters like Frankenstein and Marilyn Monroe, right down to the adorable quartet of Madagascar penguins, our park performers have only one aim- to offer visitors a memorable experience.

And that ain’t an easy job, which is why we take these auditions very seriously.
If you’re wondering what goes on at the auditions, we took a peek into today’s auditions for dancers and give you a step by step look.

STEP 1: Get registered

Fill in your particulars

Well, this is pretty basic. List down all your experiences, and talents, so that the judges have a better idea of who you are and what you can do. It’s the best time to brag about your talents.

STEP 2: Say Cheese!

Flash your million-dollar smile here

With over 300 (and counting) participants, it’s really hard to keep track who’s who. With a headshot, it’s much easier for our judges to recall the participants, just like how they do it on American Idol.

STEP 3: The Weigh-In

Getting the right height and weight

A tip: when filling up your registration form, remember not to lie about your weight, because there is a weighing-in procedure. This is for certain performer roles, where height and weight needed to be factored in.

STEP 4: The auditions begin!

Doing the funky chicken...
Our choreographer, Jason Ramsburg, will teach participants a dance routine, and we gotta say, it’s a pretty intensive dance workout.

STEP 5: The elimination...

Waiting to learn of their "fate"
After the hectic routine that Jason puts the dancers through, the participants are put into a room, and just like on American Idol, they would be called one by one and be told if they're through to the next round.

Well there you go,  it's not so terrifying, is it?

For those who have not gone for many auditions, we picked up some useful tips for you guys who are thinking of trying out the dance auditions in other cities.(Learn about the other audition cities here:

Audition tips 101:

  • Bring water, lots of it:
    A dance audition is a very dehydrating process, because you’d be sweating a lot.  A LOT. So to avoid tiring easily, we recommend taking in loads of fluid to keep from fainting.
  • Dress appropriately:
    You’d be expected to dance your heart out, so dress light and right, so you can move freely and to avoid any wardrobe malfunction. 
  • Have a towel handy:
    Did we mention you’d be sweating buckets? It’s always good to have a towel handy. You wouldn’t want to be constantly dripping, would you?
And lastly, here’s some great advice from our Creative Director/ choreographer, Jason Ramsburg (he’s the one in the hat): "I don’t expect you to memorise the steps perfectly but I want you to perform".

"You gotta feel the music!"

If you think you're up for it, check out our auditions page to find out more! (

See you at the auditions!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Journey of Life

Voyage de la Vie, our resident show at Resorts World Sentosa, premieres today!

Here are some backstage scenes:

Upside down is the "in thing" here

Concentrating really hard.. Don't disturb us!

It's our new method of massage ;)

Check out our moves! 

Starting today, you can also catch the following TVC on Channel 5 & 8!

We'll continue to unveil more of Singapore's first Theatrical Circus Spectacular, so stay tuned!

For more details of Voyage de la Vie, visit

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Do you have what it takes?

Dancing. Singing. Entertaining a live audience.

These are some of what performers at Universal Studios Singapore do. But more than just a job, a performer requires undying passion, boundless energy and the love of performing in front of a crowd.

If you have what it takes and wish to be part of the performing team at Universal Studios Singapore, now’s the time. We are looking for talented singers, dancers, voice impersonators and more.

If you are curious about what happens at the audition, here are some tips on what to prepare for...

Catch what happens during the auditions below:

If you are interested in auditioning, visit to find out more.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Guess the Fighter" Contest Results

Did you take part in our "Guess the Fighter" Contest? The answer is Mitch "The Dragon" Chilson!
And the winner of the pair of tickets for Martial Combat (16 June) is GuoXiong!

Because we had a more than expected number of participants, we also chose 9 consolation winners, prizes - autographed posters!

We will email all the winners separately. Congratulations!
Winner (receives a pair of $100 ticket for 16 June's Martial Combat, & an autographed poster)
Xu GuoXiong

Consolation Winners (receive an autographed poster each)
Jeremy Punzalan
Raymond Ling
Patrick Chan
Lim Guan Hui
Wesley De Souza
Teo Kian Yong
Jolin Chua
Celine Ang
Melanie Nyam
If you're a Mixed Martial Arts fan, don't miss the fights night on 16 & 17 June. For ticketing details, please visit

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Are you ready for Fight Club?

The second fight night of Asia’s Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Championship is right around the corner. Here’s a snapshot of the four fighters taking the cage in the Fight’s highlight event- the Super Fight.

June 16, 2010

Aaron “Man of Steel” Steele (USA)
Trained in submission wrestling and kickboxing, the “Man of Steel”, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, has fought many fights in the Midwest America. And no, he didn’t get his nickname just from his name, Steele is known to withstand heavy blows and yet find strength to deliver some pretty damaging blows to his opponent.


Jong Man “Special Force” Kim (South Korea)
An ex-soldier of South Korea’s Special Forces, it’s not hard to guess where Kim got his nickname from. But that doesn’t mean he hadn’t fought hard to own the moniker. An old hand at K-1 Dynamite, Japan’s annual mixed martial arts and kickboxing competition, “Special Force” is a top ranked fighter with 46 MMA fights to his name, in which he has won 21 of them.

June 17, 2010

Malik “Natural Born Killer” Mawlayi (Sweden/ Afghanistan)
With over 70 fights to his name, “Natural Born Killer” hails from war-torn Afghanistan and has trained in Taekwondo since 15 before picking up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He took part in his first MMA fight in 2005 and won, following with a string of successful submission fights. Known for his explosive nature and his skillful submission moves, we don’t envy his opponent.


Cyrus (USA)
His nickname may be simple but his skills are anything but. Cyrus is a ferocious fighter and a 10-year veteran of Muay Thai, with over 50 Muay Thai fights to brag about. Keep your eyes peeled for his flying elbows and spinning leg kicks- Cyrus is a master at these two moves.

If you're a fan of Mixed Martial Arts, don't give the fight nights on 16th and 17th June a miss.Besides the quartet above, there are eight other fighters each night, so there are plenty of punches to go around.

For ticketing details, visit:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June: Extended Hollywood After Hours & Movie Nights!

If you've been to the park, a fan on our Facebook Fan Page or are one of the many eagerly looking forward to experiencing the splendid sights and scenes of the park at night, then you are in luck. 

Originally available only on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm till 9pm for shoppers, diners and movie-goers, Universal Studios Singapore is now extending the Hollywood After Hours to four days a week.

For this June Holidays, starting from June 4 (a Friday), you can experience Hollywood After Hours from Thursdays through to Sundays.

And the hours have been extended too. You can now spend your evenings longer in Hollywood Boulevard from 7pm till 10pm.

And that's not all. Good things come in threes.

Movie Nights will also be available during Hollywood After Hours. Starting from 8pm, catch your favourite movies for only S$3 at our very own Pantages Hollywood Theater. So come shop, dine and catch a movie this June, right here in Universal Studios Singapore.

Madagascar - June 04, 05, 06 
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa -  June 10, 11, 12, 13 
Bee Movie - June 17, 18, 19, 20 
Monsters vs Aliens - June 24, 25, 26, 27 

What is Hollywood After Hours?
Here in Universal Studios Singapore, it is Hollywood Boulevard after the park closes at 7pm. Stroll along the boulevard, wander beneath the palm trees and visit the Walk-of-Fame. Shop and dine in the various outlets along the Boulevard as you soak in the Hollywood vibe. Don't forget to check out Hollywood China Bistro, right out of the movie- Rush Hour.

Curious for more details? Jump to our website. Have a Happy June Holiday!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Little Piece of Australia

Catch celebrity chef Scott Webster in this video about his latest restaurant OSIA. Located along Resorts World Sentosa's FestiveWalk, OSIA is the place to savour Scott's critically-acclaimed Australian cuisine.

Here are some links: If you'd like to make reservations, read more about our celebrity chefs, or see the other dining options we have at Resorts World Sentosa.
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