As we are on a guided tour package, our group was assigned to a dedicated bus so we don't have to wait up on the public bus lines to go around the island, at least during the tour.
Our guide eagerly and cheerfully explained our tour as well as the different areas around Sentosa island as we passed by them. He also reviewed to us the house rules around the island and Underwater World and told us that there's a part of the aquarium where visitors can interact with the animals or even touch them. As a word of caution of course, he mentioned that however cute the animals are for petting, we cannot squeeze nor take them out of water for a long time. :D
Our first stop was in Underwater World, across the Siloso Beach. It is said to be the Asia's largest tropical oceanarium. We had roughly over an hour to go around the aquariums inside and view the water animals.
Based on studies, a good way for kids to learn and appreciate things is to make it interactive. Here's one of the displays in the aquarium where you can feel and touch the animals.
What's cool is that they also have an aquarium where you can place your hand inside (see the left side). Neat!
Other areas and aquariums in Underwater World:
journey of discovery
me, at the aquariums
Underwater World is well known for its travelator that brings visitors through a journey towards the ocean's depth in a tunnel-like experience, putting you at the center of everything.
what kind of fish is this?
Other fishes in the aquarium
Chester and I finished the whole aquarium in no time. Maybe because we've been to a similar place already, plus I've been here before, that's why everything was just as expected. For me though, I thought the aquarium 3 years back seemed bigger than it is now.
On our way out, it was hilarious to see this sign of "No Feeding" right beside a table where someone is eating.
There's also a store right out side called Hot Dog King that serves huge servings of hotdogs.
But what caught my attention are the dispensers of their condiments. They are humongous and I thought if I have a hotdog on my hand, it will be hard to hold it.
Up next... more of Sentosa island!