My Valentine’s Day Date… with Fish.

Went to the S.E.A. Aquarium again and spent around 4 hours there with my camera.

I have to say it would’ve been more enjoyable with less Chinese tourists around… There were so many and they were so noisy. Also, the children were quite rude. For example, there was a little boy holding an iPad mini who rudely shoved me aside because he wanted to take a photo of the starfish. His mother was standing right behind him and she said nothing. Ugh. Sooo rude. There was also a tank with a barrier and small raised platform in front of it, but several mothers encouraged their kids to go under the barrier and onto the platformSo there were four or five little boys and girls on that platform, pressing themselves up against the glass. I’m pretty sure the barrier is there to prevent that sort of behaviour… *shakes head*

There was a viewing panel to one of the dolphin lagoons so you could watch some of their Indopacific bottlenose dolphins swim around and interact with the trainers (when the trainers were there).

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S.E.A. Aquarium

If you’ve been reading my blog for some years, you might have realised by now that I like zoos and I like aquariums. (This renders me somewhat incomprehensible to my young Singaporean cousins who show minimal interest in zoos and aquariums.) For reference: Aquaria KLCC in KL (which I’ve been to about three times already), Deep Sea World in Edinburgh, and the Tokyo Sea Life Park. And now, the new S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore!

The S.E.A. Aquarium is supposedly the world’s largest aquarium. I don’t know how true that is, but it’s certainly larger than Deep Sea World and Aquaria. Probably bigger than the Tokyo aquarium because of the Open Ocean display, but as I don’t have a habit of measuring tanks and counting fish and corals, I can’t really say. It certainly felt a little bigger… But then Tokyo’s had the outdoor section with the penguins, so that does mess with my sense of size as well.

I went to this new one last weekend and whiled away slightly more than three hours there. Mind you, this is three hours without my camera. I left my camera at home on purpose because I knew I didn’t have all day to sit around and stare at fish, and if I had my camera with me, I just know 3 hours wouldn’t be satisfactory. So the camera stayed home and I made do with my iPhone. It was nice in a way – freed me up to appreciate the fish with my own eyes instead of constantly gazing through a viewfinder.

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