As a true blue Singaporean, sheepishly I admit, I’ve never been to the SEA Aquarium@RWS since its inception in Singapore 6 years ago. Up until now, and I kick myself for waiting this long, notwithstanding that it is one of the largest aquarium in the world. Our SEA Aquarium, home to thousands of marine life and some I didn’t even know they existed, is remarkably splendid. I am no fan of marine animals but I was awed, and intrigued by the rich biodiversity in the marine world during my tour of the aquarium. There was never a dull moment.
The shark tank, one of my many favourites, has a spectacular view. It’s as-if I have dived into the deep ocean and went on a national geographic expedition. It’s an incredible feeling to come this close to the sharks, and no, it didn’t give me the shivers. On the contrary, I think these magnificent species ought to be protected, and so, I resolve never ever to order sharks fin soup. There are about 400 over known species of sharks and did you know that sharks predate the dinosaurs by 200 million years?
I hadn’t realise that fishes can be so beautiful. They come in various colours, sizes and shapes. The colours of some marine life have vibrant hues and are incredibly attractive. Looking through the panel, it almost felt like I am watching Finding Nemo on a super ultra 4K TV! O yes, I found Nemo!
The dancing jellyfish were stunning, these softbodied transparent brainless jelly aquatic creature, bobbing aimlessly under the sparking lights, was a sight to behold.
Have you ever seen bright coloured frogs other than the usual dull green? Called the Poison Arrow Frogs, you’ll find them in bright colourization of yellow, blue and green. They have small bodies, are tiny and attractive but their skin is toxic.
My other favourite spot is the Open Ocean Habitat. It’s the world’s largest viewing panel in an aquarium, earning it a place in the Guinness World Records. I could stay there the whole day, staring into the deep blue, lost in thoughts alone. Huge Manta Rays gliding around with many other fishes and along with calming music, the overall effect is enchanting, and soothing to the mind.
There’s alot to see, so much that I can’t remember them all, and I’m afraid my pictures have done injustice to the aquarium. I’ll highly recommend that you visit this attraction. It’s not often that you get to see marine wildlife up close, and I think it’s a very educational experience for adults and children. Be prepared to spend at least 2 hours at the aquarium. You can exit and re-enter the attraction if you wish to take a break for meals. Never mind the crowd, it’s still a good place to spend time alone, clear your thoughts as you marvel at the beauty of the ocean and its inhabitants. For me, I have a newfound respect for the marine world after this visit to the aquarium.
The mystery of the deep sea. I wonder, what other secrets are hidden beneath the dark sea?