Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

World's Largest Aquarium, With Over 12 Million Gallons of Water, Opens in Singapore [VIDEO]

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Dec 05, 2012 10:25 AM EST

Text Size: A A A

aquarium
A new Ripley's aquarium has opened in Toronto.

Those who love marine life might want to take a trip to Singapore. It's now home to the world's largest aquarium.

The huge aquarium called the S.E.A. aquarium, opened on the resort island of Sentosa in November, according to ABC. It is now part of Resorts World Sentosa.

It is home to over 100,000 marine animals from over 800 species. The animals live in almost 12 million gallons of water in 10 different zones which contain 49 habitats.

Share This Story

Several of the habitats have themes and take visitors through different parts of the world like Southeast Asia and the Arabian Gulf, showcasing the animals that come from those regions.

The most impressive feature of the aquarium is the Open Ocean habitat in which visitors can look through the world's largest viewing panel which is 118 feet wide by 27 feet tall.

"S.E.A. Aquarium offers not only a stunning display of habitats, but also education and conservation programs in which families and guests can participate," S.E.A. Aquarium Senior Curator Grant Willis said in a news release. "Younger guests will be thrilled to know that we have specially-designed exhibits such as the Discovery Touch Pool, the Lens Aquarium and Floor Aquarium, to provide them up-close encounters with our marine residents."

Adult admission to the aquarium is about $24.

The resort where the aquarium is located also opened a waterpark called Adventure Cove. The adventure park includes six water slides, a water coaster, a wave pool and a lazy river. The resort also gives visitors the opportunity to interact with marine life.  Guests can go snorkeling with fish and swim with sting rays at the Rainbow Reef and more interactions, including those with dolphins and sharks are planned for next year.

Before S.E.A opened, the world's largest aquarium was Atlanta's Georgia Aquarium which opened in 2005. It contains more than 10 million gallons of water that house their creatures.

© 2014 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

Traveling with Liquids

Travel Hacks: Traveling with Liquids

Liquids can be one of the trickiest parts of packing for a flight, especially if you are bringing a carryon. Either they are over the limit, or they leak in your bag. Whatever the reason they seem to be a nuisance.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Holiday Getaway

Why You Should Head To Europe For Your Next Holiday Getaway!

Thinking of traveling this Thanksgiving and Christmas season? But afraid spending much too much over your next last-minute getaway? Here are some of the best tips to follow if you intend to save much while enjoying the perfect European holiday getaway.

New York Pot Arrests

New York Pot Arrests: New Policy Promotes Summonses Instead Of Arrests Since Officers Want To Focus On Other Crimes

New York pot arrests are going to be different this time around after a few changes on the city's marijuana policy have been made.

USS Ross Sailors Attacked By Turkey Youth Union In Istanbul

USS Ross Sailors Attacked By Turkish Mob In Istanbul, Bags Placed Over Heads?

USS Ross sailors attacked by about 20 political activists happened in Istanbul Wednesday. Members of the Turkish Youth Union hurled objects at them, chased the three men and at one point, placed a bag over one of the heads of the USS Ross sailors attacked.

Pack of street dogs

Pack of Dogs Responsible For Wyoming Woman’s Tragic Death

Pack of dogs named responsible to a death in Wyoming on Wednesday.

Napoleon Bonaparte's bicorne hat.

Napoleon Hat $2.4 Million Sold To South Korean Collector; Famous Chapeau Of Napoleon Bonaparte Estimated To Sell At $500K Was Purchased For More Than $2M

Napoleon hat $2.4 million was sold at a recent action. A collector from South Korea, whose identity has not been revealed, purchased the famous chapeau.

White marble statue on tomb of Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), composer and Polish pianist. Bronze statue of Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825), engraver, writer, French administrator. Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.

Chopin’s Heart Exhumed Secretly? Returned to Warsaw Church for another 50 Years

Chopin Heart Exhumed – The heart Chopin of the iconic composer, Frederic Chopin, has reportedly been secured in a jar of liquor in Poland for 155 years. Chopin’s heart was exhumed recently in order for experts to ensure that the alcohol had not evaporated before they return the organ to its final resting place.

Over 700 Sickened By Virus On Cruise Ship

Crown Princess Norovirus Update: 172 Confirmed Infected, Second Infection This Year

Crown Princess Norovirus update – For the second time this year, another Crown Princess Cruise ship has fallen victim to the Norovirus. After just six months since the first infection spread in one Crown Princess Cruise ship, a second cruise has been infected with 172 people confirmed to be carrying the virus.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge Climber Arrested And Charged With Criminal Trespass And Reckless Endangerment; French Tourist States He Was Only Trying To Get Sweeping Photos Of The City

Brooklyn Bridge climber arrested on Monday. The French tourist was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespass.

Jekyll Island Resort

Relax Where the Rich Once Played: Jekyll Island

Located in the on the southeastern coat of Georgia is Jekyll Island, a small island retreat nestled in the marshes that the south is known for. While some people have made their permanent home here, the island feels isolated. With few hotels and no major city center, Jekyll Island is the perfect get away spot.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics