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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


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

  2. Frankly I understand both sides of this argument. Having been to amazing aquariums, most notably in Monterey and Vancouver, I’ve gained an appreciation of the diversity of marine life and the necessity of protecting it. Is that worth the sacrifice of the freedom of some of these organisms and animals ? Not sure. I hope there is a compromise.

  3. I’m not sure where you are from Charles, but your comment doesn’t make any sense… as in, it is not compble. The fact that you are being seemingly aggressive towards Katherine and Nicole for ‘commenting all day long’ would make you a hypocrite. I agree with Katherine that it is a shame that there are dolphins in captivity. If you took an hour of your time to educate yourself about just how intelligent dolphins are, then you may change your moronic tune.
    As for the other animals, whether someone says they are from the sea or the ocean does not matter. These animals are not from captivity, and therefore not for captivity.

  4. Life is a domino effect… if there are people like you thinking and spending time commenting all day long…. then… the world would cease to stop…since you like the ocean and NOT the sea so much… as u claimed ocean and then state sea…. kinda like u dont really know your bearings… then lets see when the sharks eat u and your love ones.. when you wanna see them up close and personal… now.. who will be the suffering ones… cracks me up… how you animal so called lovers talk about freedom and rights …. Blah Blah… Boring!!!! NExt!

  5. Do you know how much these animals suffer when being captured, ripped out of the sea and being forced to live in a lifelong prison just to entertain humans? Do you know of the ongoing slaughter in Taiji/Japan? No? Get real. Ocean animals belong to the sea! In prison they are stressed, frequently sick, on antibiotics and die early.
    If you want to marvel at nature, go to her or watch David Attenborough documentaries.  These animals suffer. How would you feel if someone locked you up in your flat for the rest of your life and have people pay to see how you live? Please don’t fund this human prison. That’s what I ask all people who have a sense of compassion for life of all creatures.

  6. Too bad they are adding dolphins. These creatures should be left in the wild. You won’t see me visiting Singapore

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