The Maritime Experiential Museum and S.E.A. Aquarium + Ocean Restuarant, Singapore

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Resorts World Sentosa's S.E.A. Aquarium aka South East Asia Aquarium :)
Finally, I am able to go fix a date and go on a weekday!

Just a brief introduction to the place, Resorts World Sentosa's The Maritime Experiential Museum was opened some time in October 15 2011 and was called The Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium then. After a few months in November the S.E.A. Aquarium opened. They are both housed in the same building, consisting of L1 with the 17-19th century of maritime trade history and B1 with the Archeology Gallery on Bakau Shipwreck, as well as the entrance to S.E.A. Aquarium.

If you are planning to visit, I strongly advise you to go on weekdays. If weekdays are not available to you and your family of young and old, and can only go on weekends. Please arrive very early like 0930am or so and if possible avoid going during peak periods like school holidays, public holidays, etc. The queue can be insane!! I am not kidding, the longest the queue waiting time can get is about 4hours.

I see familiar faces there haahaas!! This was taken way back~
There's a short show here, called the Bao Chuan Show. It talks about Zheng He (Admiral Cheng Ho) on his journey along the Maritime Silk Route. The show plays every 10mins from 10am to 6.30pm.

The illustrations of the hundreds of ships accompanying and protecting the huge ship.

 The scaled down version and impression of the Bao Chuan (Treasure Ship).

 It is currently exhibiting the Asian Pirates and the Pirates Hunter. Many always confused it as an additional show or exhibits, whereby it is placed along the Museum.

The Souk, is an Arabic word known as the marketplace. The most popular seven port of calls in the Maritime Silk Route.

Zheng He's Bao Chuan (Admiral Cheng Ho's Treasure Ship)  

Battles ahead!! Battle at the Bias Bay.

We are here at the S.E.A Aquarium entrance, which is located at B1 of the museum.

This is the second time I'm "walking" above/on waters. The first was at Art Science Museum's Titanic exhibits.

As this is only one of the tanks, I stood there for the longest time for the dolphins to swim pass the viewing panels.

What are those green floating thing? It's not cause they did not clean the tank. The green algae are grown intentionally for the dolphins, as it helps to filter the water.  

Reminds me of Paul the octopus ;p

Beautifully lilted to show the transparency of the sea jellies. That is the correct terms or name for it, instead of what we usually called it, jellyfishes. Haahaas. 

More sea jellies!! Can't quite remember what is the name for this one here.

I arrived at the Ocean Dome, home to this huge fish then! (I think he has shifted now)

It used to only have the manta ray, but now they have added more rays.

Neon coloured corals~

And now neon coloured fishes.

Moray eels and electric eels can be found there too.

Ending point would be the tunnel of sharks! They have added in Hammer Sharks now.

I like to call them the lazy sharks! That looks like their baby in the center.

A bigger viewing window after the exit turnstile.

There's lots of sea animals plushies available at the retail shop. So cute and cuddly!

Off to my appointment at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora.
Ocean Restaurant is located in the S.E.A. Aquarium, it would required ticket to enter via the Museum and Aquarium. Other alternatives are go to the nearest RWS hotel and take a shuttle bus to Ocean Restaurant, or go to the Museum's Guest Services to enquire more details from their friendly staff. Try to be there early and find out the details before going. Don't be like those demanding people who wants easy way in just because it's time for their appointment.

 Remember to reserve your seats, I don't think you can get any if you walk in as the capacity isn't very big.

Dinning with the fishes~ We are lucky to get the table beside the tank :)

It's fishy time while we wait for the food to be served.

The fishes need to eat too you know lols!

Oh look who swam by to say hi!! :) Photo bombed.

Braised beef. It's so soft like heaven!!

Cod fish. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, PERFECT.

Sad to say fine dinning always left me leaving hungry =X

Resorts World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway,
Resorts World, Sentosa,
Singapore 098269

Thanks for reading and I hope it helps you with your planning there someday. :)
Have a pleasant evening ahead!

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