Last weekend, we decided to do some touristy thing in Singapore. We checked out the latest attraction at Resorts World Sentosa, that is the Marine Life Park. I don’t think we can cover both the S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark within the same day. So, we visited the S.E.A. Aquarium and The Maritime Experiential Museum first. We’ll be back for the Adventure Cove Waterpark another day.
Maritime Experiential Museum
We started off with the Maritime Experiential Museum. First of all, I must confess that I’m no big fan of museums or any historical things, and I had totally no expectations for this place. The museum looks ordinary when I walked in. After spending the first fifteen minutes here, I was pleasantly surprised by the interesting facts that the museum has put up for the adults, as well as the visually-pleasing displays for the children to see.
First of all, we were given a blue passport where we could go and punch out little motifs along the Maritime Silk Route. Little Edison had fun collecting all the stamps in his passport at the various punching stations or the ‘Port of Call’.
There are a lot of interesting displays in this museum. You can explore the different heritage and cultures of each country from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, to India and beyond! There are also various interactive games available for the children.
The highlight of this museum is the Typhoon Theatre where visitors can experience a 4D adventure. I was told that there are droplets of water, motion and waves during the ride, as well as descending action into the deep ocean.
But we didn’t know that we have to purchase the tickets to the Typhoon Theatre separately (not included in the admission tickets). So, we gave it a miss. After all, the 4D motion might not be suitable for Little Edison.
After spending about an hour in the museum, we proceed to the S.E.A. Aquarium. As an introduction, S.E.A. Aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium with more than 800 species of marine animals from magnificent sharks to rarely sighted fish in 45 million litres of water.
If you ask me, I would say that it’s similar to the Underwater World but on a MUCH larger scale! It’s much bigger that what I’ve originally expect. And it has two restaurants in it! What greeted us inside was the Shark Sea.
The entrance to the S.E.A. Aquarium is a tunnel (again, similar to the Underwater World), but it’s slightly shorter. As soon as you enter, you’ll be amazed with the huge tanks of colourful fishes, corals, sharks, jelly fishes, lobsters, star fish etc.
There is a Discovery Touch Pool where visitors can touch and experience the sea stars and corals.
Here are some pictures to share:
Overall, I think that this place is huge, beautiful, interesting and educational. It’s worth visiting if you’re interested in marine animals. But for Little Edison, he finds that it’s a tad too boring. V was a little disappointed that the dolphin aquarium is not ready yet.
Perhaps, that the reason why visitors are given $5 F&B vouchers. Some of fishes are still in transit and the dolphins are not available yet.
Marine Life Park Website – http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Attractions/MarineLifePark