Underwater World Singapore – A glimpse in to the world below

Singapore is one of the most technologically advanced countries in Eastern Asia. Singapore is often compared to the West and in terms of tourism there are a lot of activities going on throughout the year. To accommodate the large numbers of tourist coming in every year the country has various types of accommodations on offer. One of the popular choices among tourist has been Singapore Luxury Serviced Apartments. Among them a favorite has been Ascott Raffles Place Singapore. Located at the heart of the city the self contained apartments are well suited for leisure as well as business travelers and offer various types of apartments to choose from.

There are various activities one can engage in during their visit to Singapore. The underwater world experience is one that should not be missed whether you’re travelling with kids or not! Located on the famous Sentosa Island the oceanarium is mostly underground. The tickets are inclusive of entrance to the Dolphin Lagoon and Palawan Beach. The oceanarium was opened in 1991 and went further redevelopment in 2010.

There are various interesting activities lined up for visitors of all age groups. Apart from viewing some of the rarest creatures of the sea there is also an opportunity to feed the fish through the openings of the magic T tank.

There are various packages offered to enjoy and make the most of the underwater world experience. Swimming with the sharks and dolphins are some of the highlights of the oceanarium. The hump back dolphins have not failed to impress most visitors.

Apart from this there are various other attractions in the island such as the Singapore cable car, the butterfly park, skyline Luge Sentosa- the Sentosa Merlion and many more. There are also plenty of dining options to choose from while visiting the thrilling islands.

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Singapore Art Museum – Inspiring thought, emotion and imagination

The Singapore Art Museum lies within a building dating back to the 19th century. Once a catholic mission school located on Bras Basah Road, it now houses an impressive collection of international contemporary and pop art. Take a stroll from the museum along the famous Orchard Road and Sheraton Towers Singapore awaits on Scotts Road, at the other end. The four hundred and twenty room property promises a truly memorable stay.

The Singapore Art Museum, which was declared open in 1996, was the first art museum in the country. Today, it boasts the most comprehensive collection of Southeast Asian contemporary art in the world. There is also a selection of traditional painting and sculptures on display. The building, with its Colonial façade, is widely regarded as one of the most prominent heritage sites in Singapore and has earned the acronym, SAM. The museum is unique in its ‘uncluttered’ layout; the space between each of the intentionally placed pieces allows visitors to absorb the full effect of each work of art.

SAM currently has only one permanent art exhibit called the ‘Learning Gallery’. This display aims to bring to light broader social concerns using contemporary art. Many of the exhibits are displayed temporarily. The Museum hosts the work of contemporary artists from the region to provide international exposure, with SAM’s travelling exhibition programme. The Museum also allows visitors a more interactive experience by running education and public programmes, which provide information on the exhibits. Workshops are also open to museum visitors of all ages. The Singapore Biennales of 2011 and 2013 were also organised by The Singapore Art Museum. The entrance fee is $10 for adults. Getting to the museum is quite simple, take the ‘Circle line’ on the MRT to Bras Basah station. The National Museum of Singapore and the Peranakan Museum are also within walking distance.

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Dolphin Lagoon, Sentosa Island – Spend a Day with the Dolphins

Singapore’s Sentosa Island has long been synonymous with family entertainment. Situated a short distance from The St. Regis Singapore in the city centre, Sentosa Island is Singapore’s must-visit entertainment district that welcomes millions of visitors each year. Sentosa Island is a constant hive of activity. The Island is home to theme parks, malls, 5 star hotels Singapore and boasts some of the country’s most vibrant beach parties.

Underwater World is one of Sentosa Island’s most famous attractions. A one-stop destination to witness the colourful marine world, Underwater World has long been a favourite among children and adults alike. Opened in 1991, Underwater World features an underground tunnel that carries visitors along a 83 metre-long travelator while offering mesmerising 180 degree views of the Park’s resident 250 marine species and beautiful coral reefs. Admire the colourful array of marine life and enjoy a close view of dangerous sharks and jellyfish as you glide through the tunnel.

A star attraction in Underwater World’s 69 acre Park is the popular Dolphin Lagoon. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dolphin Lagoon is dedicated to caring for its resident Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins and South American Fur Seals. Don’t miss the entertaining choreographed performance by these intelligent mammals and sign up for an interactive session with the amiable pink-bellied dolphins. Dolphin Lagoon welcomes visitors to spend an afternoon in the pleasant company of the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins who will enthusiastically shake fins you to say hello, allow you to tickle their pink bellies and even pose for pictures. For a truly unforgettable experience, grab on to the dolphin and it will take you on a thrilling ride across the pool. Animal lovers can take a walk along the lagoon floor fitted with a special underwater helmet and watch the dolphins swim by and participate in the Park’s ‘Trainer for the Day’ programme and get a behind-the-scenes look into dolphin research and conservation efforts and lend a helping hand in caring for Dolphin Lagoon’s loveable aquatic residents.

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