Universal Studios Singapore top amusement park in Asia: Tripadvisor

Universal Studios Singapore was voted the top amusement park in Asia for the third year in a ranking by travel site Tripadvisor.
Universal Studios Singapore was voted the top amusement park in Asia for the third year in a ranking by travel site Tripadvisor.PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Universal Studios Singapore has been voted the top amusement park in Asia for the third year in a ranking by travel site Tripadvisor.

Hong Kong Disneyland came in second and Ocean Park, also in Hong Kong, is third.

Tokyo's DisneySea was fourth on the list, followed by Universal Studios Japan.

Singapore's Universal Studios, located on Sentosa island, was ranked 17th worldwide.

The ranking of the world's top amusement parks was dominated by attractions in Orlando in Florida, with Universal's Islands of Adventure topping the list.

Two other Singapore tourist spots that made it to this year's Traveller's Choice Awards were Adventure Cove Waterpark and the Marina Bay Sands Skypark.

Adventure Cove Waterpark is the sixth best water park in Asia, said Tripadvisor. Ranked ahead were Waterbom Bali, Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin, Carribean Bay in South Korea's Yongin, Water Kingdom in Mumbai and Sunway Lagoon in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur.

“We are honoured that Universal Studios Singapore is awarded top amusement park in Asia for three years in a row, and Adventure Cove Waterpark has been ranked the sixth water park in Asia,” said Mr Jason Horkin, senior vice-president of attractions at Resorts World Sentosa.

The Marina Bay Sands Skypark was 16th among the top 25 landmarks in Asia. The top three landmarks are Cambodia's Angkor Wat, India'sTaj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.

The awards and rankings are determined by millions of reviews by travellers on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews.