Ever since we saw the SEA Aquarium ads, we’ve been wanting to see the dubbed World’s Largest Aquarium. And this weekend, Noushka, Ditha, Naomi & Chili are in town. What a perfect timing… a more reason to go, taking the visitors to see the Aquarium.
So here we go to Resort World Sentosa…
We started out with lunch at the Malaysian Food Street… the Melaka rice balls.
And photo taking in front of the Universal Globe (even though we weren’t going into the Universal Studios)..
At the entrance into the SEA Aquarium, there was a Zheng He Exhibition, which was quite interesting. It was telling stories of places where the Admiral visited and traded. There were big ships inside the buildings along with life-size dioramas, which was quite impressive. I’m not sure if it was a permanent exhibition or just a temporary one.
After going through the Zeng He Exhibition, we went into the Aquarium. It was certainly bigger and bolder than its neighbor, Sentosa’s Underwater World (and here, too). The conveyor belt tunnel was big and, as usual, full of sharks. We were lucky that we got there during feeding time, so we could see the fish scrambling for their food.
The highlight of the place is the gigantic tank where there were many Manta Rays and Sting Rays. The size was massive! And it contains many, many large fish. Watching the fish and the rays glide in the water was sooo soothing and peaceful. People would just sat on the floor and stared at the fish. Maybe that’s why there were a lot of screensavers with aquarium themes…
The Manta Rays are definitely the show-stealer, just like those Manta Rays in Osaka Aquarium. All the little fishies follow them, making them look like large kites with loooong and elaborate tails behind them.
It was sooo cool!
The smaller aquariums are fun, too. There were shark’s eggs, which was really cool to see… I have never seen shark eggs in real life. It had only been on TV or pictures. That orange things inside that semi-transparent sacks in the picture below are the baby sharks. They were swimming inside the egg sacks… So amusing!
And there were areas where we walk on top of glass panels with an aquarium underneath. The kids looooove those. There were also patting area, where you can play with star fish and small rays.
More photos in the SEA and Sentosa 02.2013 photo album.