Tuesday, April 09, 2013

S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa Review

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The S.E.A. Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world. Located at the Marine Life Park at Resorts World Sentosa, (Singapore) this contains a total of 45,000,000 litres (9,900,000 imp gal; 12,000,000 US gal) of water for 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species. The aquarium comprises 10 zones with 49 habitats. The Open Ocean habitat, which is the centerpiece of the Aquarium, includes the world's largest viewing panel. At 36-metre (118 ft) wide and 8.3-metre (27 ft) tall, it is intended to give visitors the feeling of being on the ocean floor.

How to get to S.E.A. Aquarium ?

Located at the Marine Life Park at Resorts World Sentosa, you can take a bus or MRT (NE Line) to Vivo City then another bus RW8 or the monorail to Resorts World Sentosa.

Opening hours?

It usually opens at 10am - 7pm daily.

How much does it cost to get in?

Adults: S$29
Children and Seniors: $20

What to expect.

Lots and lots of endless walking in air-conditioned environment. It is wheelchair accessible, but still very very big.

Food and drinks are not cheap there, bring along a bottled water in your bag.

The S.E.A Aquarium houses the world's largest collection of manta rays, including the only giant oceanic manta ray in captivity. It also showcases 24 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, scalloped hammerhead sharks, the Japanese spider crab, and relatively uncommonly-exhibited species such as the guitarfish and the chambered nautilus.

Japanese Spider Crab

Cute Jellyfish

Big Jellyfish

A HUGE Tank with large Manta Rays and other large fishes.

Many other rays that will swim near you.

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

Beautiful Jellyfish

Starfish and Rays in shallow tanks that you can touch.

Starfish that wants to High Five you.

Weird looking fishes.

Colorful Fishes

Cam Whore fishes which swim in front of your cameras to block other fishes.

Large shy shrimps.

More colorful fishes

Huge Lobsters.

Sharks and Dolphins

Fishes with noses

Beautiful coral reef.

I am quite satisfied with the experience at S.E.A. Aquarium. It is indeed amazing how big the displays are, and how beautiful nature is. Definitely worth going, but just a reminder as well, on the weekends, the S.E.A Aquarium is packed, and so crowded that it is hard to take any meaningful photos of fishes.

This is one of the better aquariums I've been to. I would like to see some deep sea fishes, horned cowfish and other interesting creatures of the depth... But could not find them.

Overall, the staff are quite knowledgeable, but the photographer to take the photo when you go in really really sucks, so don't bother paying $50 for a bad photo. Some nice souvenirs though..

Overall: 8.5/10

-- Robin Low