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Visit Maritime Experiental Museum and S.E.A. Aquarium at Resort World Sentosa, Singapore

Date of Visit: 20 July 2013

We all know this The Maritime Experiential Museum and S.E.A. Aquarium built quite long, but we just got chance to visit few weeks ago. We visited just bcoz my hubby got redeemed a free ticket from StarHub rewards, so we only need to buy another ticket, haha.. 

It’s been an ages for myself visit the Aquarium since mybe 10 years ago on Sea World, Ancol-Jakarta-Indonesia when i was staying at my hometown.. So, feel a bit excited, haha..

While waiting bus to RWS in front of VivoCity.. You only need to pay $2 for return trip to RWS. Or else you may refer to other way to reach there.. How to Get There

ETFE roof at RWS leading to Sentosa area..

Pyramidal glass structure near to welcoming water feature where mandatory tourist shoot always happen.. LOL!

Entrance of Maritime Experiental Museum and S.E.A. Aquarium

 As usual, Sentosa always crowded with tourists.. And end up we always need to queue..

Hubby q-ing for me.. Waiting for 15min, but when reach the counter, the officer said need to go to guest invitation counter to redeem the voucher.. @.@” OMG what for we need to queue???

The Entry One Day Pass Ticket

Begin the journey with the ocean at The Maritime Experiential Museum by taking a trip back in time to discover Asia’s rich maritime heritage. 

Well, in this museum we don’t found much things, they just displaying the stuffs related to maritime histories. Museum not really big, just one way walking on the way towards S.E.A. Aquarium.

Found this “Fairy” water puppet, very cute..:)
Eh maybe some of you thinking it’s creepy ah..

Pearls.. $$.$$

Claimed as the world’s largest aquarium accredited by Guinness World Records, S.E.A. Aquarium marine world seen through world’s largest acrylic viewing panel. We bet the thickness of acrylic panel minimum is about 20cm (8inches)?!
Featuring more than 100,000 marine animals from over 800 species across 49 habitats, the aquarium is home to majestic manta rays, enormous goliath groupers, hammerhead sharks and other gentle giants of the sea. 

Map of S.E.A. Aquarium

There are few areas inside S.E.A. Aquarium:

1. Strait of Karimata & Java Sea

First journey start with fish tank where a monumental shipwreck with a splintered hull that has evolved into a thriving marine habitat.

The Corals..

Fish hide and seek on corals..

Fish are hustlin hustlin inside tank..

The Shipwreck..

2. Strait of Malacca & Andaman Sea

Walk across a floor of glass and watch the predators and other ocean denizens swim right beneath your feet! 

Feeling eerie walking towards this glass pathway..

Further ahead, explore the waters of Singapore and seagrass habitats of Malacca, home to lively leopard and blue flasher wrasses.

Razor fish are super cute LOL!!!

Blow up of Razor Fish!!! Their bodies are elongated and they walk standing as what you see.. haha…

Found the Sea Horse.. Just wondering one of them is pregnant?!?

Polkadot stringray and lazy sea cucumber, haha.. 

SeaWeed Fish.. Not in front, but behind.. yes the small one, looks like seaweed.. LOL!!!

On this section, they are having an interactive learning experience as the Mariner shares lessons about the knobbly sea star, pencil sea urchin, sea cucumber and more at Discovery Touch Pool.

3. Bay of Bengal & Laccadive Sea

Sundarbans Mangrove, home to a myriad of endangered plants and animals found along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Mangrove inhabitants such as mudskippers, spotted scats, archerfish and silver batfish that use the extensive network of mangrove tree roots as nesting and nursery areas.

Fishes so busy round and round and round… Never stop..

the face looks so fierce ohhh…

The octopus.. Haha looks like towel..
Around the corner, spy on curious spotted garden eels popping in and out of their sand burrows and “find Nemo” as well as reef lobsters, white-rayed antenna gobies, long-nose hawkfish and other jewels of the Coral Reef.

Further along lies the Patch Reef of Brain Corals and majestic Staghorn Corals, leading to a reef drop similar to those found in the Laccadive Sea, teeming with unique fish species such as the queen angelfish, yellowface angelfish, imperator angelfish and others.

Colourful corals.. So pretty!!!

Busy fishes are everywhere!!!
Violet coloured fishes.. So cute!!!
4. Ocean Journey

Found dolphins on tanks.. T.T
So sad.. Dolphin not supposed to capped inside fish tanks.. They are mend to be free.. Please let dolphin free.. They are happier on the open ocean, not inside fish tank!!!

Dolphins in the tanks.. @.@

Cool marine life in the Cold Water habitats such as giant spider crab, chambered nautilus and other unique species.

Nautillus.. The endagered species..
While watching it feeding itself, with its own claws.. It’s Giant Spider Crab!!!

Recharge your energy with the electrifying pulsating dances of the translucent sea jelly species like the trailing long-tentacled lion’s mane sea jelly, the captivating neon blue sea jelly and the larger-than-life moon sea jelly.
I found the Jellyfish section are most interesting, they are so cute yet pretty, indeed!!!

Tiny transparent jellyfish..
Colourful jellyfish bcoz artificial colour changed lighting..

Colourful jellyfish bcoz artificial colour changed lighting..
Busy jellyfish.. 

Lazy jellyfish, LOL!!! They stayed on the bottom and never move..

Found this pretty jellyfish, with its long “hair” (i dunno how to call it) but their movement are very majestic..
Marvelous movement of jellyfish.. <3 font="">

5. Open Ocean

Open Ocean experience is the biggest observation deck inside S.E.A. Aquarium. 

Let your imagination swim as a panoramic marine vista engulfs you. This magical realm is home to gentle giants of the sea including the leopard shark, goliath grouper, saw fish, mahi mahi and a never-before-seen squadron of magnificent manta rays. Watch poetry in motion as glittering schools of scads, fusiliers and rainbow runners create a continuous dance in perfect unison.

Observation decks…

Leopard Sharks.. So huge!!!

Observing towards the hole, haha…

6. Persian Gulf & Arabian Sea

The warm waters of the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf make up one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world. 

Pretty corals and busy hustlin hustlin fishes!!!
7. Red Sea

Often called the “rainforest of the sea”, the Red Sea is home to a diverse range of soft and hard corals because of its warm waters and high salt content. The Coral Reef habitat offers glimpses of a vast array of marine life in one of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world. Watch in wonder as warm-water fish like fairy basslet, yellow boxfish, orange striped triggerfish, fire shrimp and long-horned cowfish swim amongst sea fans and coral colonies.

8. East Africa

As you travel across the Great Lakes of East Africa, be awestruck by the tremendous diversity of fish, many of which evolved within the lakes and are found nowhere else in the world. The two freshwater lake habitats of Africa, Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika, are home to an astounding variety of fish adorned in all colours of the rainbow. Some of the native african cichlids include the frontosa, kribensis, and mbuna, which share their home with the predatory african tigerfish armed with dagger-shaped, interlocking teeth. They are often found near the lake bed and hunt in fierce, voracious packs.

7. South China Sea

The colourful bright stripes on the body and fins of the lionfish serve as a warning to all, as they swim by confidently displaying their poisonous outstretched barbs. 

Spotted the Lion Fish.
Funny face of Puffer Fish (in normal shape)..
Puffer fish and Lion Fish are sharing the same tanks.. Maybe bcoz both are poisonous.. LOL…

Spotted sea urchin.. 🙂

The moray eel habitat is not to be missed. Kids can crawl into a “cave” and pop their heads through a dome for up-close views of the moray eels in their niches and crevices.

Mooray Eel..

8. Shark Seas

Showcasing the majestic predators of the marine realm, Shark Seas is one awe-inspiring habitat that you will remember forever. Be transported right into an exciting world of various shark species. There are many that you will see for the very first time together with endangered species such as the scalloped hammerhead shark, the powerful and aggressive silvertip shark, and the sandbar shark – one of the largest coastal sharks in the world. Marvel at the strength and grace of these remarkable creatures that have inhabited the earth for over 420 million years!

Beside all observation tanks, they also having dining place, such as:

– Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11am-10.30pm (last order at 10pm)
Admission to Ocean Restaurant is via West Zone Carpark, B1M.
– S.E.A.side Snacks

And last one is gift shop for memorable gifts and fun souvenirs.

Adult Ticket: $33 (one day pass)
Kids & Senior Ticket: $23 (one day pass)

For further information, may visit:

Resorts World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
Singapore 098269

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