We took the day off for my flatmate Cate’s birthday (it was last March 7, a Thursday). After we had buffet lunch at Starz Restaurant, we headed to S.E.A. Aquarium which currently boasts as being the world’s largest aquarium.
The S.E.A. Aquarium is actually a part of MEMA (Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium). Before you get to the aquarium, you’ll see the museum part first. It’s an interesting museum, not the boring kind, and you are allowed to take pictures. At certain stations they also take your picture for you and sell it to you. They sold it a promotional price of S$10, so Cate bought it, even though we also had another group picture with the same camel on my camera.
I blogged about the museum part in detail before, at this link.
The S.E.A. Aquarium is located a floor below the museum portion.
|At the entrance|
Right after the entrance, this was the scene that greeted us.
|Under the sea|
There was a portion with a glass floor and you could see the sandy bottom, sort of like a glass bottom boat.
But if that’s not close enough for you, you can actually hold a starfish with your bare hands.
Inside there were lots more glass tanks.
|This was what convinced me of their largest aquarium claim|
I was so fascinated by this giant glass tank, most especially with a giant stingray because a school of fish kept following him around wherever he went, like he was their school bus or something. You can see them below him in the picture below. Why is that, I wonder?
|Stingray school bus|
This reminded me of the movie Finding Nemo. Wasn’t there a fish who acted as a school bus there? No wait, he wasn’t a school bus, but their teacher. Look:
|Stingray school teacher|
At that point I decided that I wanted to find Nemo in the aquariums as well. So I went about searching for him in the aquariums.
I found Dory.
But nope, no Nemo. I am so sorry, Marlin. 🙁
Speaking of which, joke time!
|If Liam Neeson had voiced Nemo’s dad,
Finding Nemo would have been a very different story.
And here’s another joke we made when we saw them scrubbing the corals clean while a janitor fish looked on.
|Janitor fish: Hey man, are you trying to steal my job?|
Aside from creatures in aquariums, the place also had some pose-worthy backgrounds like these:
|The beach behind me looks real but it’s not|
My favorite pictorial subjects, though, were the jellyfishes. I found them to be strangely mesmerizing.
I will end this post with this picture taken in the souvenir section of MEMA:
|True story! 😉|
Tickets are available for S$29 each at this website. (We got ours for free, though. Yey!)