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As if Singapore wasn’t cool enough, this city is about to open up an attraction that is sure to attract visitors from around the world, especially if they like getting up close and personal with underwater creatures!

Marine Life Park

Singapore is set to open the world’s largest oceanarium, called Marine Life Park at Resorts World Sentosa on December 7th, 2012. Marine Life Park will be home to more than 100,000 marine animals from 800+ species. They’re all going to need a big place to live, in 60 million litres of water. What kinds of cool animals and sea creatures will be featured at the aquarium? Manta rays, hammerhead sharks, Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and others.

The park will feature two attractions, the Adventure Cove Waterpark and the Southeast Asia Aquarium. For now, prices haven’t been announced but both will be ticketed. The water park will even feature the first hydromagnetic coaster in the area and a special area where visitors can snorkel with 20,000 fish.

Essential Singapore

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Singapore has a host of great attractions, certainly enough to fill a holiday in Singapore and South-east Asia. This city is more than just shopping, dining and going out to see the latest Hollywood releases in the cinema. Most head, upon arrival, to Orchard Road where the world’s top designers have set up shop but if you’re not ready to spend thousands on a new Louis Vuitton handbag, best avoid this area like the plague.

If you visit just one museum in Singapore, let it be the Chinatown Heritage Centre. Entire houses and street scenes from the 19th and early twentieth centuries have been recreated with immaculate detail. For more local shopping, check out Haji Lane in the Muslim Quarter. It’s full of chic home accessory boutiques, hip fashion stalls and stationary.

Heading to Singapore? What’s on your list of things to see and do?

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6 responses to “Singapore to open world’s biggest oceanarium

  1. I love an aquarium as much as the next man, but there’s a difference between having little fishies in a huge tank and whale sharks and dolphins in a tank that can never be big enough

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