Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) have announced that S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark, the two attractions of the Marine Life Park, will open 22 November.
S.E.A. Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium, will be home to 100, 000 marine animals of over 800 specie, including manta rays, hammerhead sharks and bottlenose dolphins, in 45 million litres of water. With 10 different zones and 49 habitats, S.E.A. Aquarium takes guests from Southeast Asia through the Arabian Gulf and out to the ocean. The Open Ocean habitat is viewed through the world’s largest viewing panel, at 36 metres wide by 8.3 metres tall.
S.E.A. Aquarium Senior Curator Grant Willis said, “S.E.A. Aquarium offers not only a stunning display of habitats, but also education and conservation programmes in which families and guests can participate. 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.”
Adventure Cove Waterpark
Also at the Marine Life Park, the Adventure Cove Waterpark, will have six water slides as well as marine life.
The waterpark includes the region’s first hydro-magnetic coaster, Riptide Rocket, as well as one of the world’s longest lazy-rivers, a 620-meter river meandering through 14 themed scenes of tropical jungles, grottos and a surround aquarium.
Adventure Cove Waterpark is also the only waterpark in the region to have marine life. Guests can snorkel among thousands of fish at the colourful Rainbow Reef, feed rays or, from next year, take part in interaction programmes with sharks and dolphins.
Mr. Edmond Quah, Director of Park Operations at Adventure Cove Waterpark said, “Adventure Cove Waterpark will add a whole new dimension to water-based attractions in the region. We have gathered some of the most exciting and thrilling waterslides, and combined them with educational programmes on some of the ocean’s most inspiring creatures. Guests interacting with the rays, for example, will learn more about the animal from an aquarist. We hope these experiences will move guests to take action to protect the oceans when they leave the park.”