I’ve been looking for gold again on Qoo10 and found another great ticket deal for the S.E.A. Aquarium. Ended up paying only S$24+ for 2 (admission-after-2pm) tickets that included admission to The Maritime Experiential Museum and Typhoon Theatre as well. That was a whopping 40% off the published rates! 😉 These tickets had at least a 3-month validity period and we could utilise them on any day including weekends and public holidays but the only condition was that we could only enter the aquarium after 2pm. That was also why the tickets were priced lower than the standard day passes but it wasn’t a big issue because it wouldn’t take long to tour the aquarium so half day was more than enough anyway.
It was just fun to be a tourist in my own land, lol. Always something new to see and explore. 🙂
If you are into educational/informative talks or are interested to watch fishes get fed, then take note of these timings.
We arrived a little too early before 2pm and weren’t allowed admission so we waited at this seating area facing the replica of Admiral Cheng Ho’s ship. Barely minutes after, we were entertained with a video about the history of Cheng Ho coupled with some visual and sound effects. Not bad for a mini show 🙂
Upon admission, we were free to explore The Maritime Experiential Museum that showcased Asia’s maritime heritage and then we proceeded to the Typhoon Theatre to ‘board a sailing ship’, ‘experience a storm’ and then ‘sink to the bottom of the sea’ as the theatre floor descended for real. Pretty cool.
Moving on to the aquarium. Here’s my showcase of the beautiful marine life of the deep blue sea…
It was amusing trying to see how the dragon fish try to free themselves from the annoying net. I was truly captivated by the multi-colourful creatures of the sea – just look at all those pretty bright colours! Oh and I spotted Nemo too! Too cute! 🙂
I marvelled at the sharks that swam above our heads and wondered how old that giant-sized fish (bottom left) was because it swam really really slow, lol.
Star fish on the rocks, sea worms of some sort and jellyfish with cable-like tentacles were some of my favourite creatures.
Even corals could look that amazing – see how they were illuminated. Giant octopus and giant crab – hmm, I think they are both too big for my dinner table, lol. For couples looking for an underwater-themed wedding or perhaps guys, you’re planning for a special proposal, you know what that heart is for 😉
We were glued to the feeding session like how the kids there were, lol and stuck our faces to the tank while the fishes were being fed with prawns. Yum.
I really loved this particular tank of jellyfish because of the changing colours! So so pretty!
The Open Ocean was more than spectacular cos’ it offered a panoramic view of the ocean. It was a very therapeutic experience because it really offered a calm and relaxed atmosphere even though all we did was watching fishes swim by silently.
And we sure had one! 🙂
Overall, it was an amazing experience to tour the S.E.A. Aquarium which used to be the world’s largest aquarium but is now overtaken by Chime-Long Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, China. If there’s a chance, I would love to visit the latter. Since I can’t swim or scuba-dive, this is probably the best way to get ‘underwater’ and be that close to marine life. I enjoyed my time at the Discovery Touch Pool where I got to feel the star fish and sea cucumber which was so soft and fuzzy, lol. If you haven’t been to S.E.A. Aquarium, come and make a day of it!
If you’re interested in the ticket deal, this is where I got my tickets from:
The current promo is different from what I got last time and it doesn’t include the Typhoon Theatre but overall, the ticket pricing is much lesser than published rates and definitely still worth buying. 🙂