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Universal Studios thrills for ST readers

Universal Studios Singapore opens doors for exclusive night-time event

Published on Aug 20, 2012 6:00 AM

THE first phrase out of little Dillion Koh's mouth after every ride: "Daddy, it was awesome!"

Seven-year-old Dillion was at Universal Studios Singapore on Sunday night for an exclusive night out for Straits Times readers, as part of the inaugural Straits Times Appreciates Readers (Star) event.

The theme park is normally closed at night but was opened specially for ST readers between 7.30pm and 11.30pm.

Dillion's parents, who were there with two friends and four other children all under the age of 10, had joined the queue early, eating a packed dinner in line at 7pm.

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Today is my birthday – my parents got these tickets as a treat.

– Niko Yeo, 14, a member of the Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) netball team, who was in line with eight of her teammates


It’s the first time my brother’s been home from Britain for Hari Raya, and it’s the first time his kids have been to Universal Studios – they came back two years ago but Universal wasn’t here yet.”

– Assistant customer service manager Norrita Amin, who is in her 40s



Oh no, they're going to throw up... they ate at 7pm.

– Dentist Eileen Neo, 35, watching her two sons whirl around on the Accelerator ride