Underwater World Singapore- A Review

Underwater world

Two weeks ago we were invited to the Underwater World to view its latest attraction the Zebra Horn Sharks. It has been a few years since we have been to the place. I remember the last time we visited the Underwater world Doggie boy was still being pushed around in a pram!! The kids looked forward to visiting the place and I too was interested to see their latest exhibit.

the turtle

The kids waited around the Hawksbill sea turtle exhibit at the entrance while I went to  ticketing counter to retrieve our complementary tickets.

tickets

 

Once the tickets were in hand we could proceed inside the Underwater  World to view the exhibits.

dolphin lagoon

We arrived there bright and early just after the place had opened so that we could be in time for the dolphin show at 11am. It was the first time that we were watching the dolphin show. The previous time when we visited the Underwater world the dolphin lagoon was located in a separate location.

pink dolphin

The star of the show- The Pink Dolphin.

dolphin

The  pink dolphins with their trainer doing tricks in the performance pool.

fur seals

Besides the pink dolphins there were also two fur  seal performing for the crowd. They performed a few tricks for the crowd and were great catching hoops around their bodies.

After the dolphin show we proceeded inside to view the rest of the exhibits at the Underwater world.

exhibits

The kids were captivated by the Jewels of the reef and spent a lot of time gazing at the exhibits on display at this booth. They had to be prodded along as the  storytelling session  by Bookaburra was about to begin in the room next to it.

storytelling session

The presenter read two different stories and there was a short art and crafts session at the end of the 2nd story. The kids were  entertained by the animated expressions by the presenter when she told the stories.

shark craft

The kids got busy to creating their own shark eating “clip” after the story telling session ended.

completed shark

When the peg is opened you can see the fish/creature that the shark has “eaten”.

the underwater tank

After the art and craft session ended we continued our tour of the Underwater world. We went to view the oceanarium   which has a revolving belt to bring visitors around the tank. The place seems much smaller then I remembered since the last time I viewed it.  The kids weren’t too keen to view the shark and fishes in the tank and wanted to go off for lunch as they were getting hungry by then.

As we headed towards the exit I suddenly remember we haven’t viewed the main exhibit that we were invited to see- the Zebra Horn Sharks. Where was that exhibit?

Zebra Horn Shark

The sharks were happily resting in the  temporarily converted touch pool at the entrance. We didn’t realized that we skipped past them when we entered the place as there wasn’t any signage to alert us or inform us about their “star” exhibit. It could have been better presented if there were signs and displays leading to the exhibit.

The kids had a fun morning at the Underwater world and they enjoyed themselves. It was a good ending to the June holidays.

 

For more information about  Underwater World Singapore do visit their website

Underwater World Singapore.

10am-7pm

Adult: S$25.90
Child 3-12 years old: S$17.60
Child below 3 years old: Free

 

 

Disclaimer: Dominique’s Desk was given a media invite pass to Underwater World Sentosa. All opinions about the experience at the place are 100% my own.