Universal Studios Singapore named top amusement park in Asia

Hong Kong Disneyland placed second while Tokyo DisneySea finishes fourth,

Universal Studios Singapore has been named the top amusement park in Asia for the third time by travel website TripAdvisor.

Universal Studios Singapore, located on Sentosa Island, gave tough competition to its regional competitors such as Hong Kong Disneyland (second place), Tokyo DisneySea (fourth), Universal Studios Japan (fifth), Tokyo Disneyland (sixth) and Legoland Malaysia (twelfth).

"We are honoured that Universal Studios Singapore is awarded top amusement park in Asia for three years in a row," Jason Horkin, Senior Vice President of Attractions at Resorts World Sentosa told AFP.

"We are thrilled that travellers on TripAdvisor are loving what we offer," Horkin said, adding that the company will continue to provide such experiences for their guests.

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

Adventure Cove Waterpark and the Marina Bay Sands Skypark are two other attractions from Singapore which are included in this year's Traveller's Choice Awards. Tripadvisor ranked Adventure Cove Waterpark as the sixth best water park in Asia.

The ranking was determined by millions of reviews by travellers on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period while the award winners were determined using an algorithm including both the quantity and quality of reviews.