Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
S.E.A. Aquarium is located in Sentosa, Singapore, which is near the Global Studios Singapore. It belongs to Resorts World Sentosa. It is a tourist destination integrating education, entertainment and leisure. It is one of the biggest aquariums in the world, home to more than 100,000 marine animals representing 1,000 species. The marine animals have been divided into 10 areas, which include more than 50 diverse habitats. The marine life in the museum is distributed according to geographical location, from Karimata Strait and Java Sea, the Strait Malacca and Andaman Sea, Bay of Bengal and Laccadive Sea, Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea, Red Sea, East Africa, to South China Sea, completing the global ocean journey. There are 7 themed zones in the S.E.A. Aquarium, Shipwrecked, School of Fish, Ocean Diversity, Open Ocean Habitat, Quirky Adaptions, Underwater City and Apex Predators of the Sea.
How to visit S.E.A. Aquarium
You will start your marine adventure from an undersea tunnel and see the sharks traveling around the tunnel. I think everyone will feel shocked when the sharks swim slowly overhead. There is a 180-degree transparent glass corridor here, which is suitable for visitors to take photos. Looking at the shipwreck, you will feel that it is telling you about its story. The shipwreck makes the aquarium richer. You can discover how an old shipwreck became artificial reefs the home to marine animals like zebra shark, snubnose pompano and bowmouth guitarfish.
There is a daily show at Shipwrecked. At the show you can see the habitat come to life as colorful fishes, rays and sharks swim around in excitement as a diver feeds them. It is available at 10:30 on all opening days.
School of Fish
You can learn about the marine biodiversity of Singapore at the School of Fish. There are 5,000 kinds of fishes in it, and you will meet some record-holders. Taking photos in the School of Fish must be very impressive, what behind you are flocks of colorful fishes. Colorful fishes in the blue ocean is a beautiful background when photographing.
There are daily shows in the aquarium. You can see dive feeding and coral garden at the School of Fish. At the show you can learn the diversity of coral reefs as they bloom during the feeding session and see how exciting the fish get too.
Fishes are not the only animals in the ocean. Ocean Diversity shows a diversity of marine life including octopus, dolphins and over 1,000 amazing sea jellies. Jellies are natural artists, whether moving or not, they are very beautiful, just like a picture scroll. Fried egg sea jellies have a dome on their bells that resembles an egg yolk, which looks very cute. Some jellies have umbrellas with colorful patterns. In the blue ocean, these swimming jellies with different colors look very beautiful. Among the aquariums, colorful lights are sprinkled on jellies, which are crystal clear and with individual colors and keep shaking their bodies, as if attracting tourists to stop and enjoy their performances.
Open Ocean Habitat
The Open Ocean Habitat has more than 40,000 marine creatures across 120 different species. The deep-sea Ocean Gallery is the core of the Aquarium. Visitors can indulge in the blue through the huge aquarium viewing window with a width of 36 meters, a height of 8.3 meters and a thickness of 70 centimeters. The viewing window weighs 250,000 kilograms, which is equivalent to the length and height of three double-decker buses stacked in two rows. With a water storage capacity of more than 18 million liters and more than 50,000 fish, the area is enough for tourists to immerse themselves in the mysteries of the deep sea.
At the Open Ocean Habitat, there is also daily show. You can watch the graceful dance in the water between the magnificent Manta Rays and the divers.
Having seen some normal and cute creatures, you will witness some quirky characters in the Quirky Adaptions. You will meet many quirky adaptions. Some marine animals can produce sand, some creature’s bright stripes will disappear as they grow, some male creatures are responsible for bearing the young and some animals that rarely swim.
The ocean rotunda with a diameter of 6.2 meters allows visitors to experience the thrill of giant Manta Rays crossing. The light inside the cylindrical aquarium is very abundant, and the fishes cultured in it are also very colorful, which is a good place to take pictures.
The wonders of coral reefs can be discovered at the Underwater City. These city-like large underwater structures are important to the marine ecosystem. We can learn why and how we can play our part in saving them in the Underwater City.
Coral reefs and jellies are the most beautiful marine creatures in the ocean. Some corals have many sizes and shapes, resembling vases, plates and columns. Sun corals are named for the usual bright yellow or orange colouration and the sun-like appearance of individual polyps. And the brain corals looks like brain, they can form thick walls that are flat or dome-shaped. Coral reefs are very important in the environmental protection.
Apex Predators of the Sea
Apex Predators of the Sea is the Shark Seas Habitat. You will have almost 360°vision of the sharks here. There are more than 100 sharks across 12 species, such as the tawny nurse shark and the critically endangered scalloped hammerhead shark. Gazing at the sharks, maybe you won’t feel sacred until they bear their sharp teeth.
By the way, there are some free shows in the aquarium. You can say cheese with Sam the Shark. As for the children, they must be excited when getting a sharky selfie with Sam the Hammerhead Shark mascot. And you can also watch the chainmail-clad diver descend into Shark Seas to feed the majestic colony of sharks at 2pm every Tuesday.
How to get to S.E.A. Aquarium
Subway: Take Northeastern Line or the Circle Line to the Harbour Front Station, get to the Vivo City from Exit E, walk to the S.E.A. Aquarium.
Buses: Take bus RWS8, get off at the Resorts World Sentosa or Resorts World Sentosa 14519 Station, walk to the S.E.A. Aquarium.