Universal Studios Singapore is a new theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. It was a key component of Genting's bid for the right to build Singapore's second integrated resort. It was announced on 8 December 2006 by the Singapore government that the consortium had won the bid and construction of the theme park and the rest of the resort then started on 16 April 2007 and will be opening in early 2010. It will be the second Universal Studios to open in Asia and the first in Southeast Asia.
There will be a total of 24 attractions, of which 18 will be original or specially adapted for the park. It consists of seven uniquely themed zones which will encircle a lagoon, each location will feature an iconic location based on blockbuster movies or television shows. Each zone will feature their unique attractions, character appearances, dining and shopping areas. These include the world's tallest Dueling roller coaster based on the hit television show Battlestar Galactica™, a castle from the world of Shrek, live shows by the infamous Universal Monsters as well as celebrity Look-alikes.
The park will be the home to the world’s biggest single collection of DreamWorks Animation theme park attractions, occupying 2 of the 7 themed zones, namely based on "Far Far Away" from Shrek and the island of "Madagascar" from the computer-animated movie Madagascar. A total of 20 attractions will be opened on the Opening Day of the park, along with multiple shopping and dining outlets. Universal Parks & Resorts is marketing the park as a "one-of-its-kind theme park in Asia" as they promised that the park will be the only of its kind in Southeast Asia for the next 30 years.