The objective of visiting SEA Aquarium in Singapore was to introduce our little one to the marine world. We anticipated that he would be super excited but the moment we entered the Aquarium, a large glass wall with all sorts of fishes and marine world welcomed us. At that moment I am not sure whether he was more excited or I. All I can remember is that this was a jaw dropping & mesmerizing experience for me.
Vastness of the glass wall, blue background, sight of Shipwreck and fishes moving across in the rhythmic motion, was a refreshing experience and soon we forget all the fatigue from the long walk.
SEA Aquarium (South East Asia) is located in Resort world Sentosa and is one of the world’s largest Aquariums with 42.8 million liters of water. To be frank I don’t know how much water it means but certainly a lot.
SEA aquarium is home to 100,000 marine animals from 800 different species and 50 habitats from across the globe.
Visiting SEA Aquarium is a breath-taking experience for Kids and adults equally. Before you enter the Aquarium, you can see Maritime Museum, which showcases thematic galleries each related to the past eras of renowned seafarers. Although we skipped it, as our little one was sleepy and we dint wanted him to miss the aquarium experience.
SEA Aquarium is not only beautiful but also educational. There are interactive boards by the sides of all the exhibits, which provide fascinating information, which you might miss otherwise.
Here are the major highlights, which you can enjoy during your visit to SEA Aquarium
Ship Wreck open habitat – This was where we encountered any large aquarium for the fist time and what a fascinating sight it was. Shipwreck and fishes moving around it transports you to the real ocean bed. It’s an amazing experience. Next to open habitat is the water tunnel, where you can experience sharks and rays passing above your head.
Watch out for Sharks – One of the most striking sections of the aquarium is the Shark sea, an area where you can spot big sharks including the hammerhead shark. Moving ferociously in water these giant fishes look breathtaking.
Enjoy the serenity at Open Habitat – This was one of my favorite sections. Viewing glass of Open Ocean habitat measures a staggering 36m wide by 8.3m tall, and weighs more than 250,000 kg. Many sea animals moving synchronously with the faint but relaxing music in the background had a very soothing effect. It was like we are sitting in the ocean bed and watching these life forms. You can sit in front of this area and gaze at marine life for hours. We certainly lost the track of time here. I loved watching the big stingrays gliding through the water.
Get fascinated with Moray Eels – We loved watching eels moving across the water along with colorful pink fishes and something that looked like a stone but turned out to be some kind of fish. Also sneak into the small tunnel like whole next to the exhibit to have a closer look at this amazing creature.
Be mesmerized by the Florescent Corals – Although all marine forms are fascinating in their own way but florescent corals where surely extraordinary. Radiating many fluorescent colours in the dark these corals looked beautiful.
Stop at the magnificent reef – This is another breathtaking exhibit. I like to call it the tree of life; this pillar like reef had many life forms on it and moving around it. Stopping by here was a special experience for sure.
World of Jellyfishes – You can spot different varieties of Jellyfishes in this section. Some of theme brightly yellow colored where as others which and transparent.
Enjoy the Fish feeding – We were lucky to witness this while we were coming back from the Aquarium. Different sections have different feed timings. For Shipwreck section its 2 pm, Tuesday to Sunday, for open Ocean its 4 pm, Tuesday to Sunday, For Shark Sea its 3.30 p.m, Tuesday & Thursday and for coral garden its 12 pm daily.
Touch the starfish in open tank – One can touch and feel the starfishes in the open tank
Important details about SEA Aquarium
Timings: 10 am to 7 pm
Tickets: One-day ticket
Adult (Age 13 – 59) – SGD39 | Child (Age 4 – 12) – SGD29 | Senior (Age 60 and above) – SGD29
Time required: Around 1.30 to 2 hours
Facilities: You can find refreshment area, shopping area, Dine in surrounded by Rays and other fishes at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora, stay at Ocean suites.
Over all I would say visit to SEA Aquarium was a memorable experience and it’s a must visit when you visit Singapore. Also checkout some of the must visit places in Singapore in 10 best family friendly attractions in Singapore
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Have you visited SEA aquarium? How was your experience?
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38 thoughts on “S.E.A Aquarium, Singapore – Major highlights!”
Very informative blog dear and pics are really very nice and colorful.
Thanks so much dear 😊
Very nice beautiful place. Loved the pics & the blog
Thanks so much 😊
I have always like aquariums but the ones I have visited has nothing to do with this one. By looking at one of your pictures where you capture the people in front of one of the habitats, I can see this aquarium has huge tanks! SO glad it was a place that pleased the entire family.
Thanks so much Ruth.yes it was pretty huge and we had a great experience 😊
This looks like a really nice aquarium. I’d love to visit if I’m in Singapore next time.
Thanks Jyoti.it was indeed a nice one 😊
Sounds like great fun for kids and adults! Thanks for the great pics too.
Thanks.glad that u liked it ☺
An interesting read! We visited Singapore but I didn‘t here about the Aquarium as Singapore Zoo seems to draw all attention. We will be parents soon and when we will go back with our child this is a great option.
Thanks so much Richarda. Big congratulations to you for becoming parents soon. I am sure aquarium would be a great choice then 😊
Great info! I will be going to Singapore soon so this is very helpful!
Thanks so much Kelsay. Glad that you found it useful.
This is such a unique experience! I went to a similar one when I was a kid and loved it, and the marvel is still the same 😊
Thanks so much Preethi. I can completely relate to what you mean. I was totally amazed too
Lovely read and very detailed! Visited the SEA aquarium before but didn’t know it’s one of the world’s largest.
Thanks so much Yazhini.i am glad you liked it 😊
A magical world! Thank you for bringing it to us. Definitely a great experience for adults and children alike!
Great and informative post! The acquarium in Singapore is now on our bucket list. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks bea. Glad that u liked it.
Wow what an incredible aquarium! I love the floor-to-ceiling glass and looking down through the floor at the sharks. Beautiful!
Aquariums are so fascinating! This one definitely looks worth a visit!
This aquarium looks incredible and a fun thing to do with kids while in Singapore.
Yes carly it’s absolute fun and kids will love it for sure
Wow, that must have been exciting for both you and the little one! That’s one HUGE aquarium – added to my bucket list!
This looks like such a unique aquarium! I love the shipwreck – nice touch!
It was indeed a great place Mona.i loved it
Love the photos, looks so cool! Thanks for such a detailed post, I’ll have to check it out next time I am in Singapore 🙂
Thanks so much.hope you enjoy your visit 😊
Singapore is awesome with so many things to do and see. Aquarium seems to be a great addition to any travel itinerary. Thanks for sharing!
You are absolutely right Anita. Thanks 😊
Would have never put the aquarium on my to-do list but it looks beautiful. Just seeing how large the aquarium is compared to people makes you realize how cool it could be. Thanks!
Thanks so much.its worth visiting ☺
Few months back, I had the opportunity to visit Singapore and the S.E.A aquarium was on my must visit list. I can say I was stunned by their magnificence and beauty! Thanks for bringing back my lovely memories! Beautiful write up!😁
Thanks so much..as you said it was really a stunning experience.
I love aquariums. Any city I visit I try and find time to check out their aquariums. The aquarium in New Orleans, Louisiana USA is awesome. Thanks for the post!