Universal Studios Singapore lures tourists with record-breaking light show

Singapore's Universal Studio broke the Guinness World Record for having the largest indoor display of lightbulbs with 824,961 bulbs in a festive light display separated into eight thematic zones.
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Universal Studios Singapore (USS), a popular place for Indonesian tourists, has prepared a special attraction for the end-year holiday season.

Kicking off on Thursday and running until Jan. 2, the annual Santa's All-Star Christmas celebration boasts "the world's largest indoor venue light bulb display" as the main attraction. It reportedly took two months to prepare the display, which consists of 824,961 light bulbs.

"It is the biggest display in the world and also the new Guinness World Record, " Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) senior marketing executive Amanda Tan Hui Lin told The Jakarta Post in Singapore.

Starting Thursday, visitors can expect to pass through eight thematic zones; from the Enchanted Pine Forest to Herald's Square. Santa's All-Star Christmas has transformed the place into a winter wonderland with snowfall, festive lights, fireworks, new musical performances and many other attractions.

Universal Studios Singapore lures tourists with record-breaking light show

  • Universal Studios Singapore (USS), a popular place for Indonesian tourists, has prepared a special attraction for the end-year holiday season.
  • Kicking off on Thursday and running until Jan. 2, the annual Santa's All-Star Christmas celebration boasts "the world's largest indoor venue light bulb display" as the main attraction.
  • It reportedly took two months to prepare the display, which consists of 824,961 light bulbs.
  • "It is the biggest display in the world and also the new Guinness World Record, " Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) senior marketing executive Amanda Tan Hui Lin told The Jakarta Post in Singapore.
  • Starting Thursday, visitors can expect to pass through eight thematic zones; from the Enchanted Pine Forest to Herald's Square.
  • Santa's All-Star Christmas has transformed the place into a winter wonderland with snowfall, festive lights, fireworks, new musical performances and many other attractions.
  • "This year, we have upped the ante for Santa's All-Star Christmas with new experiences, including the Universal Journey and the Santa's Village that promises to bring back your fondest childhood memories of the yuletide season," RWS senior vice president of attractions Jason Horkin said in a press release.

"This year, we have upped the ante for Santa's All-Star Christmas with new experiences, including the Universal Journey and the Santa's Village that promises to bring back your fondest childhood memories of the yuletide season," RWS senior vice president of attractions Jason Horkin said in a press release.

According to Singapore tourism board data, Indonesia has been the number one country of origin for international tourists to Singapore for many years, with 2,731, 690 Indonesians visiting the country in 2015. More than 50 per cent of them visited RWS attractions on Sentosa Island, including the USS and S.E.A. Aquarium.

Two million Indonesians have already visited Singapore during the first eight months of this year. Most of them visit the country in May, July and December, coinciding with school holidays. December is the peak month because of Christmas and New Year festivities. Singapore welcomed up to 311,475 Indonesians last December alone.

"Indonesia is our biggest market, along with China and India," said RWS resort marketing director Alan Lee.

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