Jun 30, 2016

    USS voted top amusement park in Asia

    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, 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, Caribbean Bay in South Korea's Yongin, Water Kingdom in Mumbai and Sunway Lagoon in Petaling Jaya in Malaysia.

    The Marina Bay Sands Skypark was 16th among the top 25 landmarks in Asia. The top three are Cambodia's Angkor Wat, India's Taj 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.

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