S.E.A Aquarium – The World’s Largest Oceanarium

by Rosemarie John on March 12, 2013

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Laying claim as the world’s largest oceanarium, the S.E.A Aquarium at Marine Life Park, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore is home to approximately 800 species of marine animals.

Containing a total of 45,000,000 litres of water for 100,000 marine animals, the Aquarium is sure to impress. The Open Ocean habitat, which is the centerpiece of the Aquarium, includes the world’s largest viewing panel. At 118 ft wide and 27 ft tall, it is intended to give visitors the feeling of being on the ocean floor. Many visitors choose to sit on the floor watching leopard sharks, saw fish and mahi mahi swim by while admiring the squadron of magnificent manta rays and glittering schools of scads, fusiliers and rainbow runners create a continuous dance in perfect unison.

With 10 aquarium zones, the Aquarium is home to enormous goliath groupers, moray eels, napoleon wrasse, emperor nautilus, sea nettle and other gentle giants of the sea. While the Aquarium boasts a myriad of tiny to medium range creatures that reside in the deep blue sea, mangrove waters and African lakes, it somewhat lacks in the area of larger marine life or marine mammals. The habitat of sharks fail to impress if you’re one to expect larger predators like those found in the Sydney Sealife Aquarium. Apart from that single let down, the oceanarium is an interesting place to visit to learn more about sea life.

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A visit to the Aquarium usually takes between 40 minutes to two hours, depending on whether visitors decide to explore the Maritime Experiential Museum, which is also included in the entrance ticket. A one day pass is priced at SGD29 for adults while it costs SGD20 for children and senior citizens. Annual passes and priority queue are also available. The S.E.A. Aquarium is open 10am to 7pm daily. For information on how to get there, click here.

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