Saturday, August 29, 2015

Travelogue : Chapter 2

Hi Guys!

Okay last time I did update trip travel log to Padang, so this time I got plenty time to updated trip to Universal Studio Singapore (USS).  If based on planning should be update about Aussie right? then forget about Aussie, because I don't have plenty of money to go there, even is suppose I have free accommodation and transport, but haven't brave enough travel to Aussie alone. You know me, if I'm not buy any ticket yet, it couldn't be happen anyway. 

This USS Trip actually suggested by Sam, my school mates. She was a teacher, so if  you look on travel period you must can guest, it must be on school holiday. That is not so me, I'm not prefer travel during school holiday because it is a peak season at the end all hotel price, others activities price would be higher than normal day. However, since she was never been travel otside Malaysia, I willing to company her because they took USS Singapore package, only cost RM150 including USS ticket and transport return from JB - Sentosa Island by Izzat tour holiday. So count me in!

On February 19, 2015 a journey from KL- JB takes about 4-5 hours. Suppose this trip join by Sam, Kay and me. Unfortunately, Kay got some problem. So she had to cancel, then just Sam and Me. But its okay it just Singapore nothing to worry. Singapore are safe country that your can travel alone and you just need beware of your own belongings like always. Danger is everywhere, we just need to take cautions everywhere we go right. :)

Bus Tickets to JB 


Once arrived in Johor Bharu (JB), Someone already waiting, which is Sam's friend, Panjang. He pick up us, since Sam ask  him for help during us it JB, so he sent us to Tune Talk Hotel, where our accommodations are located. Tune Talk Hotel cost us about RM130 per night, we stayed around 3 days and 2 night.

Tune Hotel , what we used, we pay rule

since we are on JB, we decided to drop by awhile taking picture in front this castle. 

Pity him, Castle's Guard, He stood for long hour like a statue.

February 20, 2015 , early in the morning, we waited on the hotel lobby, then have lil bit breakfast, just bought Gardenia bread and hot Mocha from 7e, after that we went to nearest shop lots, where Izzat Tour office are located for registration.

while everybody at home on CNY break, we are went to Singapore hohoho

Remember right as I mention we took Izzat tour package, its include transport from JB- Singapore return and USS Ticket for a day pass, usually if you are backpack person, you don't need this, you may buy your own USS tiket and express pass then using public transport  from JB to Singapore were it much cheaper by using travel agent. For me, it doesn't matter what way you are using, as long it benefits you. I suggest to buy online express ticket for Universal Studio Singapore since we went for day pack trip. So it won't waste your time queuing. Avoid buy express pass on the USS counter ticket because it will cost you double price from a normal price, since we went there on Chinese New Year festival. Again for your info avoid travel on public holiday it really crowded over here. Fortunately we already bought this express ticket.

Two tickets and balance of 20 bucks.

Finally we made it here!

Got USS Ticket and express pass, so what are we waiting for lets have fun! Grab USS maps to kick start our 1st game..

Based on this Maps, there are about seven part of world which include Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar.

You will met this street after entry ticket gate.

First part you gonna met Hollywood World, it almost seem like Hollywood Street, were you'll meet Sesame Street Cartoon, The Minions character and other glamorous Hollywood celebrities.

on top of stage, were Sam are seated usually have Mel's Dinette  and The Cruiser Street Shows. 
But, on that time we miss both of shows, since we are busy snap picture from entry gate untill Hollywood street. Almost all part we took picture, you not come here always.

Classic car

Sam and a toddler

Shuffle Performance

Then, at the middle of Hollywood Street there are world premiere part which perform shuffle performance, people will gather this place. So we just seat at the back here nearest to Lions's statue.

Find me. -Samm

center of world premiere


Then, we also meet the Minions on the way to New York City, there are Hollywood Walk of Fame,  which most of foots print of glamorous Hollywood artist. Besides, you gonna met the Universal cast of characters from the glamorous Marilyn Monroe to the wacky Woody Woodpecker and more, along the legendary Hollywood Boulevard.

Minion celebrate CNY
Next we decide went to New York City world were have Ride and Show and Sesame Street Space and Chase.

Light, Camera, Action!

Light, Camera, Action! Shows

Light, Camera, Action, you'll experience be blown away by incredible special effects as an empty sound stage becomes the setting for a Category 5 major hurricane about to hit New York City. As you stand in a boathouse by the harbor, watch how a calm day suddenly turns stormy. So, brace yourself as hurricane-force winds sweep in from the sea and drive a cargo ship and debris towards the boathouse you’re in. Calm soon returns and the damaged boathouse restores itself, all thanks to movie magic. This feeling like you are in the real TV shows.

Next, third world are Sci Fi City, Through the impressive portals of Sci-Fi City you will experience the ultimate intergalactic battle of Good vs. Evil and visit a vibrant metropolis with all the ultimate modern conveniences.

Battlestar Galatica:  Human vs Cylons

So sad, we can't ride this roller coaster because it just test drive. 

What are the most disappointed  game is this roller coaster, from Malaysia I come but can't ride in. It was open recently, I thought it already open to all but it was not, They just test ride :(

met Transformer character at the outside Transformer the Ride the Ultimate 3D Battle 

even got express pass still queuing 

I remember this ride, were Sam got dizziness because of motion sickness. Yes if you haven't eat anything yet don't start your game with this ride.  You knew rite 3D games always make motion sickness.

entrance of Ancient Egypt

Basically, Ancient Egypt not offer many game here, we just took selfies in front of the statues. You will meet Egyptians Royalty . There are ride of Revenge of the Mummy and Treasure Hunters.

the mummy

Treasure Hunter Ride

while you are riding Treasure hunter ride, you'll see the land of Far Far Away from cross the lake..
Done ride Treasure Hunter, we walk to Lost World which is know as Jurrasic Park. Lost World  are divided into two themed areas: Jurassic Park and WaterWorld, this zone is for fans of the two blockbuster movies, as they can experience a dense tropical forest where dinosaurs lurk, then watch death defying stunts filled with thrills and spills.

In front of Jurrasic Park
Water world are closed already, they do some construction. If you lucky your are able to ride Jurrasic Park Rapids Adventure.

Rapids Adventure
As I said, even one day we unable to finish all the game, since some game are closed due to technical issues for safe ride. We just watching street shows on Lost World.

T-rex shows

Next World are the Land of Far Far Away. Met the movie stars and talking donkeys… come experience the lifestyles of the rich and fairy-tale. Guests can enjoy Shrek 4-D Adventure or go on the world’s first Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey.

 Once enter a Far Far Away Land, we felt hungry already, Sam and I decide bought some foods from using foods voucher. At first, afraid that it may non halal, but then we found dining restaurant which provide Halal Logo. So we,decide only ate fast food meals here.

queuing to buy foods with $12 and food voucher

even it just two pieces of fried chicken it enough, we need save budget in Sentosa Island.

Dream land

Inside Magic Potion ride

Princess Fiona & Shrek Live show

On Far Far Away Land, we only manages ride two shows which is Shrek 4D Adventure and Donkey Live. 

In Shrek 4D Adventure, you'll see, hear and feel the action right from your seat as you join Princess Fiona & Shrek in a fairy tale adventure. While, in Donkey Live shows Shrek’s fairy tale sidekick Donkey will bring the crowd to its feet in this all-new, one-of-a-kind, interactive live show experience, where guests sing along and even talk with Donkey in an intimate theater setting.

Sam want to take snap picture with Shrek, but too many people, so I just snap from here, huhu pity her.
Mean while, taking walk to last side of the world which is Madagascar World, we enjoy the shows perform by USS crews.

Madagascar Boogie performance
Based on the hit DreamWorks Animation film, Madagascar, this zone brings you to a dense tropical jungle, filled with strange and wonderful animals like lemurs and foosas. 

Indiana Jones Shows

welcome to Madagascar

Last picture from Madagascar world

On the way back to the entry gate, we take break awhile in front this lake, 

Lake Hollywood Spectacular


Korean's street

Last picture from us, finally someone help us to snap picture  

Bye bye USS! see you next time :)

Free voucher for next tickets. who want? pm me

end of the day around 6.30 pm, we waiting our agent pick up us. Around 7.40 pm we finally arrive at Tune Hotel, JB.

Conclusion this USS Sentosa Island was not so bad, but I what I regret most was I can't ride the highest roller coaster which I wanted most to ride. So next time, before you go please call first their customer line, weather this game available or would enjoy most of the roller coaster ride.

After having bath and Maghrib prayer, we went to Pasar Karat (Night Market) in  JB, where Panjang bring us. Have some dinner and bought some souvenir, then return to Hotel.

February 21, 2015.

Since our flight from JB to KL around 3.30pm, we check up early in the morning and went to Berjaya Waterfront JB for Brunch. My favorite activities are food hunting, before comes to JB, I bought 3 Groupon Buffet Ticket in Berjaya Waterfront for Hi-Tea.

So this is the time redeem back, what I have been trough yesterday. Its time to dining!


Heavy meal

extra meals

Last but not least dessert :)

Don't worry if you be my travel partner, even in 1st day we are starving, but the next day, I'll make sure we got enough of foods. HAHAHA This is so me, Sorry for those planning to diet. You can't diet while travel with me. I'll make sure no one starving on my road trips.

After done lunch, we plan to Johor Premium Outlets (JPO), usually people comes by to Johor would drop here. But since Panjang, have gone to work, he drop us in Senai Airport. All Thanks to Panjang while we are in JB, he help us a lots. Lucky Sam has friend like him.

Manage arrived at Senai Airport around 12pm noon. We check in our luggage then took free bus to JPO. For your info they provide free bus shuttle from Senai Airport - JPO - Senai Airport. Feel free to have window shopping while waiting for your next flight. JPO offers discount from glamorous Branded items, if you looking for wedding stuff like "hantaran" you can buy them here, at the time I went, they offer almost 50% to 70% discounts out of the normal price.


end up shopping, I can't resist ;( 

You always know girls, every time they said just having window shopping but end up bought 3 pairs of clothes and Victoria's Secret perfume. RIP my salary. T____T

Bye! Bye JB! See you next time...till we meet again

Total Budget:-

Hotel (3 days & 2 night) : RM260
Bus Tickets (KL-JB) for two person: RM68.60
Flight Tickets (JB-KL) for two person: RM108
Izzat Tour USS Package for two person : RM300
Express Pass Tickets for two person : RM160
Pocket Money to USS for two person : RM300
Dining (Breakfast & Dinner) : RM80
Hi-Tea Buffet Berjaya Waterfront for two person : RM60

Total :  RM1,336.60 / 2 
         :  RM668.30 per head

My own Budget:-
Souvenir : RM30
Victoria's Secret : RM129
3pairs of clothes : RM69
                  Total : RM198 + RM668.30
                           : RM866.30 

So Singapore & JB itinerary , I wasted about RM866.30 only. But for my suggestion always bring extra money, so you wont regret to buy extra souvenir. But for me, it is under budget because I still manage ate a lot and bought some stuff.

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