The S.E.A. Aquarium™ at Resorts World™ Sentosa Singapore puts up a surreal, immersive display of marine life from around the world. And there’s more to it. Scroll down to find out! By Rashima Nagpal
Home to over a thousand species of marine life, the S.E.A. Aquarium™ at Resorts World™ Sentosa Singapore is one of the most fascinating aquariums in the world. Its total capacity of 42.8 million litres comprises more than 50 habitats, each an experience in its own right. Be it immersive learning journeys such as a guided VIP tour that gives you a lowdown on Deep Sea Dive on the functioning of S.E.A. Aquarium, or Ocean Dreams, which includes a sleepover within the aquarium—you have plenty of choices to enjoy the underwater life here.
The Open Ocean Habitat is the pièce de résistance. Featuring a floor-to-ceiling viewing panel that is 36-metres long and 8.3-metres tall, the habitat offers a view that leaves you transfixed. Another intriguing exhibit is the Shipwreck Habitat, which shows how the ruins of a ship evolve into habitats for sea creatures to thrive—think squadrons of threadfin trevally, batfish, and more, amid colonising sponges and corals. You’ll also find the endangered ornate eagle ray and shark ray, which have been consciously bred here.
For more sharks, you must spend time at Shark Seas, home to over 100 sharks of 12 species. Visitors go through an underwater glass-walled tunnel that lets them get a 180-degrees glimpse into the behaviour of the majestic creatures, including the nurse shark, black-tipped reef shark, grey reef shark, and the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark.
The most Instagrammable spot at S.E.A. Aquarium has to be the sea jelly gallery. Combined with special lighting effects, sea jellies such as the bio-luminescent moon jelly, blue jelly, Japanese sea nettle and white spotted jelly put up a bewitching show.
Conservation is an integral aspect of the aquarium; environmental-friendly in-house practices and quality care are a priority. Committed to public education, the aquarium is interspersed with interpretive panels, touchscreens, touch pools, and other hands-on experiences that provide an immersive learning experience for guests, young and old. Several conservation projects include the Manta Ray Tagging Project, Save the Irrawaddy Dolphin Project, and Coral Reproduction.
Child enters free with 2 adult one-day tickets at USD57 (save USD20). Book your tickets at rwsentosa.com/IN now!