Finally, we visited SEA Aquarium (a magical marine world seen through the planet’s largest window to the ocean, with more than 100,000 marina animals from over 800 species across 49 habitats) last Saturday. Well, I copied that definition from the brochure of SEA Aquarium.
All the information and explanation in my post here will be based on the booklet that we took before we left. Well, I was planning to take several notes my self…..but blame it to the crowd that made us hard to walk and must squeeze ourselves between hundred of people to get close to each aquarium display. After a while, lil boy had became an expert of squeezing himself without our help to get very close to every exhibit.
The SEA Aquarium is located in Waterfront Station of Resort World Sentosa. Based on our latest experience with the long queue even at the ticketing counter, we were already there at 10 am. Surprisingly, there was no queue at the ticketing counter or at the entrance door. This place was supposed to be opened at 10 am and tickets were on sale since 9.30 am. I was dreaming of having a nice and relax stroll inside the aquarium with not so many people inside. Yap, I was totally wrong! It was very crowded and packed with hundred of people inside. We were wondered where were they come from and what time did they arrive? There were also some tour groups and school groups, so it was super crowded inside.
It’s a surprise to see this place is fully packed with people although the entrance fee is not cheap at all. That made the visit wasn’t comfortable at all for us.
For your information, there is a double discount with NTUC and OCBS Card plus $5 meal voucher (with NTUC). The ticket price is also included admission to the The Maritime Experiential Museum. The aquarium entrance door is inside the museum.
Upon entering the museum, we saw Fish and Crab Shack Restaurant where we could use the meal voucher. So we bought 1 package of food which consisted of 4 pieces of fried mozzarella cheese stick for $6.
And then we saw a big ship just in front of the restaurant:
Next stop was the SEA Aquarium
And these are what we saw during our visit in chronological order:
1. Shipwreck Habitat
Well, just say there was a shipwreck alike model with many fish in the surrounding. This place was so crowded that it was hard to walk along the corridor. At this habitat, be astounded by a monumental shipwreck with a splintered hull that nature’s resilience has transformed into a thriving marine sanctuary.
2. Discovery Touch Pool
From sea stars to sea urchins, kids and adults can enjoy the tactile experience of the friendliest sea creature.
The queue was quite long in here. It was a record cos lil boy for the first time was brave enough to touch the living creatures inside the pool.
3. Ocean Journey
Discover the athletic prowess of the Indo Pasific Dolphins, the hypnotic intrigue of school of fish, the cool marine life in the cold water habitats, and the pulsating dances of the sea jellies.
Various kinds of fish:
4. Open Ocean
Seen through the planet’s largest window to the ocean, this magical realm is home to gentle giants of the sea including the leopard shark, goliath groupers, and magnificent manta rays.
5. Ocean Dome
Panoramic 180 degree vista of the open ocean habitat and features the world’s largest underwater acrylic dome at 9 m in diameter.
6. Moray Eel
It’s a built in clear dome so we can pop up our heads for an up-close view.
7. Shark Seas
A place for endangered species like the scalloped hammerhead shark, the powerful silvertip shark, and the sandbar shark together.
We also made a little souvenir for lil boy in this place. Yes, we made a little coin souvenir from the coin machine for $2. Lil boy chose the picture of a turtle for his coin.
And so that was our visit to the SEA Aquarium. And the best place to end the day is at: