At the end of 2012, a new aquarium (S.E.A. Aquarium) was opened near the amusement park Universal Studios at Sentosa Island. It has become a home for more than 100,000 marine animals (including about 200 sharks).
We started the journey from the Maritime Experiential Museum ™ (Museum of the era of marine travel) located at the entrance to the aquarium. There you move around the halls like “from country to country” and be able to find out what goods were traded and exchanged by seafarers in the old times.
The aquarium is divided into several zones. In five of them you can see the marine animals from various seas*, separated zones are dedicated to sharks and ocean dwellers.
*Strait of Karimata & Java Sea, Strait of Malacca & Andaman Sea, Bay of Bengal & Laccadive Sea, Persian Gulf & Arabian Sea, Red Sea, East Africa, South China Sea.
We were fond of the transparent floor in one of the zones where you can stand and watch the rays below.
There are very inquisitive creatures who have a natural curiosity to look at the visitors.
This fish also has a great time exploring tourists.
In the aquarium there is a glass tunnel, separating you from the water full of sharks.
Also, there are smaller, but no less interesting sea creatures, on display.
In this aquarium, the beauty of the night reef is revealed before you.
In the area of Strait of Malacca & Andaman Sea, is a Discovery Touch Pool where you can touch the ray, sea cucumber or starfish.
But, of course, the best place in the entire oceanarium is the largest aquarium with the inhabitants of the ocean, called the Open Ocean. There are huge black and white manta rays floating in the water like in the air. A giant shark, stingrays, moon fishes and other animals from the ocean waters share the territory with them.
You can sit down conveniently like in a movie theater, and treat the fishes as much as you want. The spectacle is fascinating.
Summary we spent about 3 hours in the aquarium and it was a great time.
We didn’t regret the money spent on the entrance ticket.
- Operating Hours. Daily: 10am – 7pm (possible changes). Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
- Admission: adults around S$ 34, children under 12 years and people over 60 years around S$ 24 (the price depends on the month and the day you plan to visit)
- Official website
- How to get there: MRT HarbourFront station.
Follow the link to find detailed instructions on how to get to any point in Sentosa. Simply select the destination point and the preferred mode of transport.
You also can use an interactive map, which we recommended in previous posts,
Take warm clothes with you. As elsewhere in Asia, air conditioners can blow very heavily.
If you buy a combo ticket for several attractions on Sentosa Island make sure that time indicated on the ticket is enough for you to visit them. Usually, it’s very difficult to do this if you spend time with pleasure and without haste.
The place is recommended to all amateurs of marine animals! Here you will find something interesting for yourself.
Enjoy your vacation!
++ All prices in Singapore dollars