Friday, September 5, 2014

S.E.A. Aquarium, Marine Life Park, Singapore

S.E.A Aquarium used to be the world's largest aquarium, but it was overtaken by China just January of year 2014 with the opening of Chime-Long Kingdom. The Aquarium features more than 100,000 marine animals from over 800 species across 49 habitats. 

At the entrance of the museum, is the Marine Experiential Museum. It is a journey by travelling back in time to discover Asia’s maritime heritage. You will learn and expirience here the history of sea exploration and trade in Asia, you'll find out about Maritime Archaeology and so much more.

Next is the Typhoon Theatre, it is a 360º shipwreck adventure enhanced by special effects. This area is only free during off-peak season, if not, then it will cost you $6 for adult and $4 for kids. Since the queue is too long when we arrived, we opted not to squander our time so off we go to the Aquarium. But I still hope to get the chance to try it next time.


S.E.A. Aquarium has the world's largest viewing panel, 118 ft wide and 27 ft tall. The place looks like a theatre, the viewing area is huge enough for everyone to sit around and just enjoy a day of open ocean experience.

Can you see those distracting "windows" in the background? They do not make you feel you are one with the "Open Sea", anyway I've read somewhere that those are the windows of Marine Life Ocean Park's Ocean Suites which offers a private viewing panel into the open sea. Terrible right? It spoils everything! Urgh!

We went there during Easter weekend, they even had a diver in Easter Bunny suit to interact with the crowd.


Enjoy here a shipwreck harbouring the sea's marine life treasures.


You will find here various schools of fish, the cool marine life in their cold water habitats and the fascinating sea jellies.

enjoying their floor aquarium

The S.E.A Aquarium also houses the world's largest collection of manta rays, including the only giant oceanic manta ray in captivity.


In here you will enjoy a panoramic 180º view of the Open Ocean habitat and features the world's largest underwater acrylic dome at 9m in diameter.


Shark Seas transport you into an exciting world of those majestic predators of the marine realm. 

Aside from the "windows' spoiling the view of the "Open Sea" the other thing that bothered me during our visit is the crowd. You can't even enjoy the view anymore, the gallery gets too noisy and you can't even walk straight! I will suggest for you to drop by here during weekdays and avoid the rush hours!

Ticket (one day pass)  is $38 per adult, $28 children (4 to 12 yrs old and seniors). I bought mine for $50 for 2 pax! So watch out for promos, check Resorts World website before you go and purchase ticket online to avoid wasting time waiting in line. Have fun!     

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