After I picked up Aina from the Kids Club, we were starving and decided to go for our lunch. We had been passing by a cute dessert place at Siam Centre called Mr. Jones’ Orphanage. The theme was an orphanage for — wait for it –… teddy bears! Every time we passed the restaurant, Aina’s eyes sparkled. We’ve been wanting to go there, but we were always too full after lunch to get any desserts.
So, this time, just so that we could eat there, we decided it’s time to have dessert for lunch.
The place was very cute, the bears were even cuter, and their waffles very yummy! We were actually stuffed and happy when we left. Maybe we should eat dessert for lunch more often…
Anyway, after lunch, we went back to Siam Paragon and went downstairs to go to the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, an aquarium located underneath the mall. We didn’t really know what to expect. Actually we expected very little because we thought, “It’s an aquarium underneath a mall afterall…”
And since we thought the Aquarium would be small, we bought a tandem ticket of Sea Life and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. We thought, once we finished with Sea Life, we’ll continue to the Madame Tussauds at the building next door this afternoon.
But surprisingly, it was very nice… Instead of going BIG and GRAND like SEA Aquarium in Sentosa, Sea Life actually went small. They had many small, tiny creatures on display in their little tank, like small colorful frogs, tiny shrimps, and little seahorses. And they were very cute.
Of course there were some big guys, too. Actually when we entered the aquarium, we were first greeted by the giant alaskan king crabs. And then, the giant octopus… I was sooooo excited seeing the giant octopus. I have never seen one in person!
There was also a penguin enclosure. And one of the penguins seemed to like people… or something, because it kept hanging out near the glass, and we could sorta playing around with it. Aina had a fun time interacting with this penguin.
On a certain time of the day, there were shows where the animals would do tricks. I think there were two shows going on simultaneously. One was the penguin show, the other one was an otter show. We watched the otter show, and it was a lot of fun. I think if you were there, it’s worth to wait and watch the shows.
Just like other Aquariums, Sea Life also had an aquarium petting zoo. In this case, you can touch a few starfish. Aina was curious, of course. But unfortunately, I think she’s allergic to the starfish. That night, all of her fingertips started to get red, swollen and looked burnt. She said it felt warm and hurt to touch. And it lasted for a week, until the swelling peeled off. Poor her.
Other than that, the presentation was very nice and interesting. Aina was busy reading the info, collecting stamps, and running around looking at everything. The place was also clean and orderly. We liked it there so much that we ended up spending the whole afternoon there. By the time we finished with Sea Life, it was late afternoon and we didn’t have time to go to Madame Tussauds. Oh well, we still have tomorrow.
We went back to the hotel after we were finished with Sea Life. The sun was about to set at that time, and the pool seemed so inviting. I guess we’ve been looking for underwater creatures for hours, being submerge seemed to be a fun idea. So Aina and I changed to our swimsuits and dipped ourselves in the pool for the remainder of the day…