Ever wondered what lies beneath the ocean's surface? After exploring River Wonders in our last article, let's embark on another aquatic adventure, this time at the mesmerizing S.E.A Aquarium.
Nestled in the heart of Resorts World Sentosa, alongside attractions like Universal Studios, Adventure Cove Waterpark, and Dolphin Island, S.E.A Aquarium offers an enchanting experience.
Opening its doors in November 2012, it briefly reigned as the world's largest aquarium, a title it held until Chimelong Ocean Kingdom made its debut two years later.
Despite this, S.E.A. Aquarium continues to captivate visitors as one of the most magnificent underwater worlds globally. Imagine this: over 100,000 marine animals from 1,000 different species, all thriving in 45 meticulously crafted habitats that mirror their natural environments.
Reaching Sentosa Island, the home of this aquatic wonderland, is easy! Although it's a separate island from Singapore, a variety of easy, efficient transportation options are available to ensure a smooth journey.
Curious about the best route? Take a look at our detailed guide in the article below!
Tickets for adults are priced at SGD 43, while the little explorers (ages 4 - 12) can dive in for SGD 32. You can secure your passes through Resort World Sentosa's official website, Klook, Traveloka, or Pelago for some savvy savings. The aquarium welcomes visitors from 10am to 5pm daily.
Prepare to be amazed by the incredible marine life at SEA Aquarium. It's not just about observing everyday fish; this place is a whole new world under the sea! From the vast Open Ocean to the intriguing Shipwreck Habitat, you're in for a treat with some real-life sharks swimming around!
Imagine a colossal tank filled with over four million liters of water, replicating a sunken ship's environment! This exhibit at S.E.A.
Aquarium demonstrates how shipwrecks, once settled on the ocean floor, transform into bustling ecosystems teeming with fish, coral reefs, and more. It's a captivating glimpse into how nature adapts and thrives in unexpected places.
You can explore this underwater spectacle from two unique perspectives: a flat-viewing panel offering a panoramic view and a walk-through tunnel that lets you experience being 'inside' the shipwreck!
But wait, there's more! The S.E.A. Aquarium also hosts an array of marine animals from all corners of the globe. Among the stars are the graceful Seahorses and the fascinating Sea Stars.
These native species are artfully displayed throughout the aquarium. You'll find them in tanks ranging from medium to large, carefully arranged based on the species' needs. As you wander through the alleys of this aquatic wonderland, remember to respect their space - it's their home, after all.
Step into the Coral Garden, where the name might be a bit misleading, but the spectacle is nothing short of stunning! Contrary to what you might expect, this exhibit doesn't house real corals.
Instead, it's a magnificent cylindrical habitat, soaring 8 meters high and stretching 6 meters wide, home to a dazzling array of 5,000 fish spanning 100 species.
These artificial corals ensure the fish don't nibble on them while adding to the visual feast. And here's a fun fact: this towering exhibit can be admired from the second floor of the S.E.A. Aquarium!
Prepare to be entranced in the Sea Jellies Gallery, a space dedicated entirely to the ethereal beauty of jellyfish from all around the globe. What makes this exhibit truly special is the clever use of lighting, which illuminates the jellyfish, highlighting their graceful movements and captivating forms.
Moreover, this gallery is not just about visual delight; it's also an educational journey. Here, visitors can absorb fascinating facts about various jellyfish species, dig into their life cycles, and understand their crucial role in the marine ecosystem, all thanks to the knowledgeable staff.
Now, let me introduce you to my personal favorite, the Open Ocean Habitat! This exhibit is famous for its colossal display panel, one of the largest globally, which creates an illusion of being surrounded by the vast, open ocean.
The Open Ocean is a sanctuary for a diverse range of marine life, including the sleek sharks, majestic manta rays, and other uniquely shaped aquatic creatures. It's a place where time seems to stand still as you lose yourself watching these magnificent beings glide through the water.
S.E.A Aquarium isn't just about watching fish swim by; it's also home to one of the world's largest collections of live corals! This vibrant exhibition is more than just a visual treat.
It's a dynamic way to educate visitors about the vital role coral reefs play in our oceans, the delicate balance they maintain in marine ecosystems, and the pressing threats these stunning structures face globally.
As you meander towards the aquarium's exit, prepare for an exhilarating encounter at the Shark Seas. Here, a special "tunnel" experience allows you to stroll with a view of sharks gliding overhead.
It's like stepping back into the ocean, with these magnificent creatures just an arm's length away! Remember, it's a popular spot, often buzzing with fellow enthusiasts eager to snap the perfect shark selfie. A little patience and courtesy go a long way in sharing this incredible experience.
The excitement continues with hands-on, interactive activities for visitors. At S.E.A Aquarium, you're not just an observer; you get to interact with some of the sea creatures!
Whether it's gently holding a starfish or feeling the texture of a sea cucumber, each encounter is carefully supervised. Just remember to wash your hands at the designated stations.
And before you say goodbye, don't forget to stop by the souvenir shop! It's a treasure trove of marine-themed keepsakes – from educational books that spark children's curiosity about the ocean to adorable plush toys, key chains, and decorative items.
So, that's the scoop on our visit to this aquatic wonderland. Intrigued? Excited? Why not dive into this experience yourself and see what wonders await beneath the waves!