Home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species, the S.E.A. Aquarium houses the magnificent gentle giants of the sea including manta rays, sharks, jelly fishes, eels, star fishes and many more. Located in Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, it is the world’s largest oceanarium according to Guinness Book of World Records.
My husband and I have been in Singapore for almost four years now, it’s just a small nation but I am sure that we have not been to most parts of the city. Sometimes, we wanted to see other countries so much or the surroundings already feel too familiar that we take no notice of our own backyard. In light of that, this year, we’ll try to incorporate as much local travel as possible. When we are unable to travel outside the country, we will explore locally and discover something new — one place each month. It’s cost-friendly, time-saving and a fun way to enjoy where we are.
Here’s the first for the year – an impressive view of marine life (without the swimming skill and the snorkel gear). :)
We visited the Aquarium on a Saturday and it was a bit crowded, with lots of people taking turns in front of the tanks to take photos of the marine life. I’ve never been to any marine life parks before but I think The S.E.A. Aquarium is not that huge. 2-3 hours are probably more than enough (depends on how much time you want to spend viewing each tank) to cover every corner of the place. The entrance fee is quite expensive – we bought the tickets at S$38 each.
Nevertheless, we loved the experience. It was nice to see different marine species closer, not just in movies or in National Geographic. They were full of colour and it was interesting to see how different species do their own thing – some spin and swirl alone, while others swim in the same direction along with a group in a coordinated manner. It’s like a way to defend themselves against predators. Kids will surely love and learn a lot from this place. It’s definitely educational for adults too!
Daily admissions to S.E.A. Aquarium are priced at S$28 for adults and S$15 for child and senior Singapore residents. For non residents, tickets are priced at S$32 for adults and S$22 for child and seniors. Opening hours: 10am – 6pm daily. Advanced reservation is recommended.