With about 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species spanning across 49 different habitats, the S.E.A. Aquarium is a fascinating watery exhibit of watery creatures. The aquarium is located within Resorts World Sentosa, which is a mere 10 minutes from Singapore’s Central Business District, and is easily accessible via buses, MRT rail system, taxis and cars.
We visited the aquarium on a late Saturday afternoon and it was just not enough time to fully explore the place. We only had about 2 hours but if you really want to explore the aquarium and take photos (and read the commentary on the fishes) around 3-4 hours would be best. It so happen that that Saturday we visited closed at 6pm.
Do remember to check the website for the opening timings, sometimes the aquariums closes at 6pm while other days it closes at 7pm. If given a chance, I would definitely go back again to visit the aquatic creatures (which I hope are properly taken care of, especially the dolphins which we did not manage to see that day due to time constraints).
Before entering the actual watery exhibits, we were greeted by a stretch of exhibits displaying Asian culture: hats, masks, sampans and even some ships models based illustrating ZhenHe's (郑和) travels. He was a famous traveler from China (1371-1433). There is also a souvenir shop that sells all sorts of aquatic items that range from color marine stuffed toys (stingray, dolphin etc…) to cups, bags etc…
|Some of the displays that greeted us before we entered the actual aquarium|
|Not to mention a little 'taster' of the marine creatires|
The underwater tunnel which greeted us upon entering reminded me of Underwater World, only newer and bigger. There are 10 habitat zones where the aquatic creatures are grouped according to the geographic locations where they are found; plenty to see and do. Each exhibit exuded its own charm and distinct watery ‘fishtures’: there were glow-in-the-dark corals with fishes that had glowing (in the dark) eyes as well, beady eyed large eels which were striking in color, sharks, eels, jellyfish, rays, crabs and almost all kinds of fishes from clown fish to other colorful varieties!
|Shark Seas and of a shipwreck and 'treasure' to boot!|
|The strikingly colored (and beady eyes) moray eels at the South China Sea Exhibit.|
|Another exhibit that displayed perculiar looking fishes. The pufferfish (or blowfish) was such a cutie!|
|The Bay of Bengal & Laccadive Sea Exhibit where you can see 'Nemo' and 'Dory'! There are also other pretty brightly colored fishes - a beautiful sight.|
|Another view of the same habitat (above) and its inhabitants|
|More marine action!|
|The eyes of the fishes' actual glow in the dark!|
|Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora: Dine at Ocean Restaurant by renowned “Iron Chef” and the only female celebrity chef, Cat Cora. If you are there before opening hours, admiring the large aquatic display is just as mesmerizing.|
|Pretty neon glow in the dark corals!|
|Orange, green and pink.. Pretty!|
|Another coral reef habitat display with fishes|
|A bright coral reef habitat with strikingly colored fishies|
|A big 'fish tank'|
|Now on towards the pretty (and amazing jelly fish!)|
|The different types of jellyfish coupled with the color lighting brings out the beauty of these creatures|
|I loved this display of jellyfish! Not only were they more active and bigger, the changing lighting colors enhanced their beauty.. from red|
|.. to orange-y white|
|... and blue|
|Spotted this large crab on the way out|
|The aquarium's monumental shipwreck with a splintered hull that has evolved into a thriving marine habitat.|
|Some fishes along with some slow moving seahorses and their cousin (that look more like slow moving seaweed)|
|Fishes that look like they could end up on a dinner plate lol|
|Before we left (well, we were almost chased out since it was already closing time that day haha), this cute not-so-little ray did a sideway wave ^^|
Overall, the aquarium is relatively large and seems to be well maintained. Each of the watery exhibits is as fascinating as the next. If you love marine creatures and all that water, the S.E.A. Aquarium is one place I would recommend you visit! I would definitely go back to visit the aquarium again to have a close look at the marine creatures and take the time to read the commentary about the creatures and their environment.
Did you know? Singaporeans and PRs actually have a discount!
|Ticket Type||Adult||Child (4 -12 years old)||Senior (60 years old & above)|
|General Admission |
|Singapore Residents |
|Typhoon Theatre Admission||From S$2|
For more details, don't forget to check out the S.E.A. Aquarium Website!