Sometime in November 2017, maybe October, Universal Studios Singapore opened two new stores in the park: the Hello Kitty Studio and Hollywood China Arcade. They take the place of the now-gone Hollywood China Bistro.
Hello Kitty Studio
For fans of the mouthless cat-that-is-not-a-cat, they’ll be glad to know the Hello Kitty Studio is full of Kitty memorabilia, including Universal Studios Singapore exclusives and Jurassic Park collab products.
Hardcore Kitty fans may like this $30 container.
Strapped for cash? Get the $12 lanyard or magnetic photo frame. Fancier items cost more.
These Hello Kitty plushes start from $25.
Hello Kitty x Jurassic Park collab items. Grab the tote bag for $19 or the tee for $30 for a roaring meow time.
Hello Kitty x Jurassic Park mug – $19
Hello Kitty Store is linked to the Universal Studios Store through this hard-to-miss portal.
If you are planning to splurge this festive season, and perhaps not a Kitty fan, don’t forget there’s a free shoe bag for RWS Team Members for a total spend above $100 at That’s a Wrap this December.
Hollywood China Arcade
The signs of the old Hollywood China Bistro are not all gone yet – dragons still roam the space and the interior ‘feel’ is practically unchanged. Otherwise, the space is now filled with arcade machines.
All sorts of video games machines for kids (and adults).
It’s some air-blowing-ball-into-hole game. Wonderful colours though. Is that Ghostbusters in the background…
There’s always space for family-friendly fun in this arcade.
Think you can fist palm faster than Po? Try this Kung Fu Panda machine then. Saw some people cheating though with two playing co-op…
There are even a couple of claw crane machines. These Minions are chanting “Pick Me!”
As you probably expect, the games aren’t free. You exchange for game credits at a counter, which are stored in a game card. In the picture, these are apparently the off-peak reload charges, which differs from ‘peak dates’. Annual Pass / Season Pass holders get even better preferential bonuses.
Some machines let you earn prize tickets, which can be exchanged for prizes at this counter (it’s the same counter where you buy credits).
As a quick reference, the lowest ‘priced’ redeemable item cost 100 tickets; a Madagascar mug costs 390 tickets; those Elmo and Cookie Monster plushes are worth 15,000 tickets each. Meanwhile, the Kung Fu Panda Dojo Mojo advertises that you can win 500 prize tickets.