Dec 19, 2014

SEA Aquarium

My little girl and I were  at the S.E.A Aquarium in Sentosa recently during our trip in Singapore as I wanted her to experience one of the world's largest aquarium. 

The S.E.A Aquarium used to be the world's largest aquarium,and contains a total of 45,000,000 litres of water for more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species. The aquarium comprises 10 zones with 49 habitats.

 The centerpiece of the Aquarium, the Open Ocean tank contains more than 18,000,000 and 50,000 animals. It has the world's largest viewing panel, 36-metre (118 ft) wide and 8.3-metre (27 ft) tall, which is intended to give visitors the feeling of being on the ocean floor and it is definitely an amazingly breathtaking sight.

The S.E.A Aquarium supposedly houses the world's largest collection of manta rays, including the only giant oceanic manta ray in captivity, amazing huh? It also have quite a few Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphinsscalloped hammerhead sharks, the Japanese spider crab, and relatively uncommonly-exhibited species such as the guitarfish and the chambered nautilus

Our journey started with an experience of the fascinating world that replicated what goes on beneath the Strait of Karimata, located on the lower-eastern side of Sumatra.

My little girl and I were awed as squadrons of pompano, threadfin trevally, the goliath grouper and Napoleon wrasse swam pass us in seeking refuge within and near the shipwreck in waters of the Java Sea.

It was definitely an amazing and breathtaking sight.

My little girl and I were also most fascinated by the sight of the leafy seahorse/ sea dragon swimming majestically in their exhibits.

Check out the picture below.. it is definitely a very hypnotic and fascinating sight watching a school of fish swimming in unison. In an instant, the school changes direction with none of the fish colliding into one another. Pretty amazing huh... My little girl said they were crazy.

Our most fascinating  journey continued through the Straits of Malacca and the Andaman Sea where we were treated to really fascinating ‘magnified’ encounters with the marine life there.

We got to walk across a floor of glass and watch tiger sharks and so on swimming and moving right beneath our feet! It was simply amazing

My little girl definitely had an a wonderful interactive learning experience at the Discovery Touch Pool as she got to touch a Knobbly Sea Star as well as the Gamat or sea cucumber

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

We also got to see strange spotte
d garden eels popping in and out of their sand burrows and “look for  Nemo” as well as reef lobsters, white-rayed antenna gobies, long-nose hawkfish and other jewels of the Coral Reef  where they frolic in  between colourful corals and anemones.

We got the opportunity to peek at some of the indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins from two viewing points. It was really fascinating watching them frolic and play with their underwater grace and prowess.

* these dolphin pictures are not mine I took it off via , as my pictures did not come out well, on a normal digital camera and I had a slight misunderstanding that I could view the dolphins on the dolphin island too... but sadly that was not the case.....

The Cold Water habitats were just as amazing and fascinating with the giant spider crab, the 
chambered nautilus and other unique species. We also were hypnotised by the swaying movements of the 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.

White spotted jellyfish exhibited at the aquarium

The Open Ocean experience was breathtakingly amazing. Even though this was my second time here I still am at awe at the gorgeous and amazing panoramic marine vista . 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.

It definitely was an amazing experience and unforgettable one for my daughter

For enquiries regarding S.E.A. Aquarium, please contact :-

S.E.A. Aquarium,
8 Sentosa Gateway.
Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269

Contact Number:+65 6577 8888


  1. Wow bestnya dpt tgk hidupan laut yg unik2....

  2. wow, what an experience for your children :D

  3. memang menarik sangat Mahamahu.

    Yes, it was an interesting and fun experience for my daughter. We hope to visit the Water Cove theme park next time in SIngapore.... part aquarium/ part water park... I think that should be fun


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