Wednesday 27 February 2013

S.E.A Aquarium (The World's Largest Aquarium)

The last time I was at the Maritime Experiential Museum was before the S.E.A Aquarium was open.  The aquarium opened its door on 7 December 2012.

My friend and I boarded the Sentosa Express from 'Sentosa Station' located on Level 3 of VivoCity.  Admission fee is $3.50 per entry (EZ-link card accepted).  We alighted at Waterfront Station and followed the signs to the aquarium.

An adult entry ticket will cost you S$29 (this is an off-peak price) and is valid only on the day of purchase.  This ticket also allows you entry into the Maritime Museum and the Typhoon Theatre.

This aquarium has been described as "the world's largest aquarium."  There are more than 800 species of marine animals, and the aquarium is home to majestic manta rays and more.

When you've lived in Singapore for a while, you know that the 'Little Red Dot' doesn't do small, and when they say "largest", they mean it!  However, as we walked through the aquarium, I was blown away by the sheer size of the displays.

The following photos were taken using my iPhone 5 camera.

Look!  A friendly diver.

Inside the tunnel.  When we went through, the conveyor belt was not working.  I'm not sure if this is the case everyday.

Lovely, colourful, fast moving fish.


More fish.
 This is got to be the largest Coral Garden display I have ever seen!  There are over 200 species of hard coral, along with an equally large variety of soft coral, in the Andaman region.  I had to stand a fair way back to just get the whole tank into the frame.

Spider Crab

Sea Jelly (or Jellyfish)

Funky wall art

Jellyfish with long tentacles

The Open Ocean display is amazing.  This is the planet's "largest window to the ocean."  This is home to gentle giants of the sea including the leopard shark, Goliath groupers, Napoleon wrasses and a never-before-seen squadron of manta rays.

Manta Ray

Peek-a-boo!  What do you see?

Within the aquarium, they have a restaurant called Ocean Restaurant, which offers Singapore's first aquarium dining experience.

Go on!  Check it out!  I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Monday 25 February 2013

World Colours - #RED (#worldcolors #worldcolours)

It is the month of February . . . and this month, the colour is RED!  It's exciting as Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day are in the same month!

Last month was WHITE <-- (click that link to view my prevous blog).

Enjoy the selection of pictures I have chosen to showcase the colour red.

Pohutukawa Tree (aka New Zealand Christmas Tree)

Hong Kong Taxi

Hot, hot Chili Pepper Sauce

Formula 1 Car at the 2012 Singapore GP

All dressed in RED to celebrate Hari Raya (2012)

Double-decker bus in London, England

Art by Justin Lee

Auspicious RED outfits for Chinese New Year

RED for Valentine's Day (photo taken at Sentosa Flowers 2013)

A carpet of red flowers

Want to join in?  Visit Anne's blog for information on linking yourself up.  Both Anne and Naomi host the party on alternate months and Anne is the host for the month of February.

Friday 22 February 2013

Musée du Louvre

The Louvre is one of the world's largest museums, and a historic monument.  A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement.  Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited in an area of 60,600 square metres.

Take a look at the following two pictures.  You get a feel for how large some of the paintings are!

Here are a some pictures of the amazing art and artefacts that are on display.

The art on the ceilings of The Louvre are absolutely amazing!

There are a lot of vantage points (windows) that enable you to view around the outside of the museum.

The Louvre takes some time to walk around.  We managed to see only a mere fraction of the exhibits that were on display, and it is easy to get disorientated with all the different rooms and passages that you come across.  I would recommend you set aside a full day at the Louvre.

For my blog post on Le Arc de Triomphe CLICK HERE

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