MARINE LIFE PARK – S.E.A. AQUARIUM

Admission (Adult): $38
Admission (Child): $28
*Discounted ticket packages available at Travel Delight

Contact number: +65 5778-899
Operating hours:10am-7pm
Nearest MRT stations: Harbourfront (NE1/CC29)
Public buses: RWS8, 188R, 963R
Official Website: Marine Life Park

Marine Life Park is an oceanarium located in Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore. It debuts as the largest oceanarium in the world . The 8-hectare  park will feature exhibits containing a total of 20,000,000 imperial gallons of water, for 700,000 aquatic residents. The park’s largest lagoon contains 6,600,000 imperial gallons of water. The park houses two attractions, the S.E.A Aquarium in which visitors marvel at more than 800 species of marine animals from magnificent sharks to rarely sighted fish through our planet’s largest window to the ocean. and the Adventure Cove Waterpark, a tropical paradise with an escapade for everyone. Zip down adrenaline-packed waterslides; take an epic journey along Adventure River, snorkel with 20,000 colourful reef fish and feel the magic of wading and interacting with dozens of rays

Expect to marvel at this architectural wonder, which houses not only the world’s largest oceanarium but also the world’s longest man-made rainforest river. If you are an avid sea adventurer, you’ll be delighted to visit the Maritime Xperiential Museum and climb aboard the world’s first 4D multi-sensory typhoon theatre, where you will find yourself shipwrecked on an Arabia-bound cargo ship that runs into a typhoon.

STRAIT OF KARIMATA AND JAVA SEA

Venture through the fascinating world beneath the Strait of Karimata, located on the lower-eastern side of Sumatra, and be astounded by a monumental shipwreck with a splintered hull that has evolved into a thriving marine habitat.

See how squadrons of pompano, threadfin trevally and batfish and other marine animals such as goliath grouper and Napoleon wrasse seek refuge within and near the shipwreck as they cruise through the waters of the Java Sea.

From once carrying treasures across the ocean, to now harbouring the ocean’s marine life treasures, shipwrecks continue to shape the world beneath the oceans and seas.

STRAIT OF MALACCA & ANDAMAN SEA

Go on a wondrous underwater journey through the Strait of Malacca and the Andaman Sea where fascinating ‘magnified’ encounters with marine life await.

Walk across a floor of glass and watch the predators and other ocean denizens swim right beneath your feet! Further ahead, explore the waters of Singapore and seagrass habitats of Malacca, home to lively leopard and blue flasher wrasses.

Treat your children and the child in you to an interactive learning experience as our Mariner shares lessons about the knobbly sea star, pencil sea urchin, sea cucumber and more at our Discovery Touch Pool.

BAY OF BENGAL & LACCADIVE SEA

Uncover the mysteries of the Sundarbans Mangrove, home to a myriad of endangered plants and animals found along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Discover mangrove inhabitants such as mudskippers, spotted scats, archerfish and silver batfish that use the extensive network of mangrove tree roots as nesting and nursery areas.

Around the corner, spy on curious spotted garden eels popping in and out of their sand burrows and “find Nemo” as well as reef lobsters, white-rayed antenna gobies, long-nose hawkfish and other jewels of the Coral Reef.

Further along lies the Patch Reef of Brain Corals and majestic Staghorn Corals, leading to a reef drop similar to those found in the Laccadive Sea, teeming with unique fish species such as the queen angelfish, yellowface angelfish, imperator angelfish and others.

OCEAN JOURNEYS

As you make your way further into the ocean, come face-to-face with our indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Learn the surprising facts about these speedy swimmers as they enthrall you with their underwater grace and prowess.

Nearby, immerse yourself in the magical and mesmerising world of synchronised fish! Few marine scenes are more intriguing and hypnotic than a school of fish swimming in unison. In an instant, the school changes direction with none of the fish colliding into one another.

Check out the cool marine life in the Cold Water habitats such as giant spider crab, chambered nautilus and other unique species. Recharge your energy with the electrifying pulsating dances of the translucent sea jelly species like the trailing long-tentacled lion’s mane sea jelly, the captivating neon blue sea jelly and the larger-than-life moon sea jelly

OPEN OCEAN

o other place brings you closer to a more diverse collection of marine life than the Open Ocean experience. Let your imagination swim as a panoramic marine vista engulfs you. This magical realm is home to gentle giants of the sea including the leopard shark, goliath grouper, saw fish, mahi mahi and a never-before-seen squadron of magnificent manta rays. Watch poetry in motion as glittering schools of scads, fusiliers and rainbow runners create a continuous dance in perfect unison.

ARABIAN GULF AND ARABIAN SEA

The warm waters of the Arabian Sea and the Arabian Gulf make up one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world. Viewed from the rugged and harsh Rocky Shore of the Gulf, you will encounter blue-spotted stingray and be mesmerised by schools of glistening sweeper and silver batfish. You also will delight in meeting rocky shore inhabitants like the sally lightfoot crab, the spider-like eight-armed seastar and other unusual semi-aquatic creatures.

Discover the captivating underwater hanging gardens – both the iridescent Soft Coral Garden and the Overhanging Coral Reef where curious reef fish like the broomtail wrasse, purple tang and yellowband swim and frolic amongst these colourful living colonies.

RED SEA

Often called the “rainforest of the sea”, the Red Sea is home to a diverse range of soft and hard corals because of its warm waters and high salt content. The Coral Reef habitat offers glimpses of a vast array of marine life in one of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world. Watch in wonder as warm-water fish like fairy basslet, yellow boxfish, orange striped triggerfish, fire shrimp and long-horned cowfish swim amongst sea fans and coral colonies.

EAST AFRICA

As you travel across the Great Lakes of East Africa, be awestruck by the tremendous diversity of fish, many of which evolved within the lakes and are found nowhere else in the world. The two freshwater lake habitats of Africa, Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika, are home to an astounding variety of fish adorned in all colours of the rainbow. Some of the native african cichlids include the frontosa, kribensis, and mbuna, which share their home with the predatory african tigerfish armed with dagger-shaped, interlocking teeth. They are often found near the lake bed and hunt in fierce, voracious packs. It is no wonder that they are considered the piranhas of Africa!

SOUTH CHINA SEA

The colourful bright stripes on the body and fins of the lionfish serve as a warning to all, as they swim by confidently displaying their poisonous outstretched barbs. Try to spot a variety of lobsters hiding amongst the rocks and rubble surrounding the ship’s anchor as squirrelfish and soldierfish hide under the reef overhangs.

The moray eel habitat is not to be missed. Kids can crawl into a “cave” and pop their heads through a dome for up-close views of the moray eels in their niches and crevices.

SHARK SEAS

Showcasing the majestic predators of the marine realm, Shark Seas is one awe-inspiring habitat that you will remember forever. Be transported right into an exciting world of various shark species. There are many that you will see for the very first time together with endangered species such as the scalloped hammerhead shark, the powerful and aggressive silvertip shark, and the sandbar shark – one of the largest coastal sharks in the world. Marvel at the strength and grace of these remarkable creatures that have inhabited the earth for over 420 million years!

DISCOUNTED TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

 

Kampong Glam of Singapore

Hello backpackers,

A favourite tourist hotspot in Singapore, especially for adventurous and curious backpackers, is the Kampong Glam area, located in the city area of Singapore.

Kampong Glam of Singapore

Kampong Glam of Singapore

Kampong Glam was originally a fishing village. Later, it became an area for the Malay royalty in Singapore.

The most popular tourist attraction is Sultan Mosque, the largest mosque in Singapore, where Singaporean Muslims gather to pray.

Sultan Mosque in Singapore's Kampong Glam

Sultan Mosque in Singapore’s Kampong Glam

Just across the street, Kampong Glam Cafe serves delicious local food for tourists to try. Famous Malay Singaporean food include roti prata, nasi lemak and mee rebus.

Kampong Glam Cafe in Singapore

Kampong Glam Cafe in Singapore

After enjoying a lunch of the best Malay food in Singapore, tourists in Kampong Glam like to appreciate traditional malay art at the Malay Art Gallery, a 3 minute walk from Kampong Glam Cafe. The Malay Art Gallery showcases artefacts and artists’ works from Malays in Asia.

Malay art at Kampong Glam

Malay art at Kampong Glam

The shops that line the roads of Kampong Glam sell textiles with traditional Malay patterns and designs that make great tourist souvenirs. If you have time to spare, you could buy some cloth and tailor make a traditional Malay costume for yourself.

Malay textiles at Kampong Glam

Malay textiles at Kampong Glam

Buy discounted attraction tickets at
kusu.sg@gmail.com or +65 8282 1312

Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.
Guaranteed best price in Singapore.

Package – $199.50 (U.P. $237.50, save $38):
Universal Studios Singapore
+ Singapore Flyer
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Night Safari
+ Hippo Bus
+ DUCKtour
+ Singapore River Cruise
+ Sentosa Cable Car

Your Singapore Guide

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Hi backpackers,

For you all who love flowers, be sure to visit the largest display of tropical orchids in the world, all in full bloom all year round at the National Orchid Garden in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The National Orchid Garden was built in the heart of the Singapore Botanic Gardens especially to showcase the finest orchids. There are thousands of vibrantly colourful orchids that together make up a most unique atmosphere. Do look out for the Vanda Miss Joaquim, Singapore’s national flower!

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Opening hours: 830am – 7pm daily
Ticket price: $5

Buy discounted attraction tickets at
kusu.sg@gmail.com or +65 8282 1312

Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.
Guaranteed best price in Singapore.

Package – $199.50 (U.P. $237.50, save $38):
Universal Studios Singapore
+ Singapore Flyer
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Night Safari
+ Hippo Bus
+ DUCKtour
+ Singapore River Cruise
+ Sentosa Cable Car

Your Singapore Guide

Father’s Day in Singapore

Hi tourists,

Singaporeans celebrate Father’s Day on every 3rd Sunday of June. It’s Father’s Day tomorrow.

Here’s to all Fathers in Singapore.

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
– Lydia M. Child

Love to all fathers!

Recommended tourist spots for the family to celebrate Father’s Day together:
Universal Studios Singapore
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Night Safari
Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park
Singapore Flyer 

Buy discounted attraction tickets at
kusu.sg@gmail.com or +65 8282 1312

Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.
Guaranteed best price in Singapore.

Package – $199.50 (U.P. $237.50, save $38):
Universal Studios Singapore
+ Singapore Flyer
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Night Safari
+ Hippo Bus
+ DUCKtour
+ Singapore River Cruise
+ Sentosa Cable Car

Your Singapore Guide

Singapore Food Festival

Hi tourists,

If you love Singapore food, touring Singapore in July will be particularly joyful for you as it is the month of the Singapore Food Festival, an annual month long festival celebrated at many different locations in Singapore

Singapore Chilli Crab

During the Singapore Food Festival, tourists should take the opportunity to sample food from the wide variety of local and international dishes on display.

Favourite local Singaporean food dishes include Chicken Rice (hailed as Singapore’s national dish), Laksa (thick rice vermicelli in rich and spicy coconut gravy), Popiah (Singapore’s version of a burrito), Kaya (coconut custard jam) Toast, Roti Prata (indian pancake), Chilli Crab and Rojak (chopped fruits and vegetables mixed in peanut sauce).

Things to look out for during Singapore Food Festival 2012:
– Culinary workshops
–  Themed food events
– Cooking competitions
– Food deals at restaurants and cafes

Travel Delight,
Your Singapore Guide

Singapore Discovery Centre

Hey tourists,

To find out about unique Singapore culture and to learn about the history of Singapore, the best place to visit is the Singapore Discovery Centre. In 1992, Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) approved setting up of the Singapore Discovery Centre with the mission of sharing the Singapore Story.

Singapore Discovery Centre

Singapore Discovery Centre

Inside the Singapore Discovery Centre, visitors get to participate in interesting  exhibits. The Crisis Simulation Theatre simulates a situation in which a bomb explodes at Raffles Place MRT station. Tourists learn about Singapore’s History in a fun way through MTV Style at the Gateway. The Hit the Dancefloor exhibit teaches visitors dance steps of traditional cultural dances of the various races in Singapore. At the Be a General of the Battlefield exhibit, visitors participate in an immersive 3rd Generation SAF (Singapore Armed Forces) game.

The Army Museum of Singapore is located just beside the Singapore Discovery Centre. Visitors learn about war through the 500 sets of war artefacts on display and pay tribute to all who have selflessly contributed to Singapore’s defence.

Battle tank at Army Museum of Singapore

Battle tank at Army Museum of Singapore

Singapore Discovery Centre
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm, Tuesdays to Sundays
Address: 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore

Buy discounted attraction tickets at
kusu.sg@gmail.com or +65 8282 1312

Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.
Guaranteed best price in Singapore.

Package – $199.50 (U.P. $237.50, save $38):
Universal Studios Singapore
+ Singapore Flyer
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Night Safari
+ Hippo Bus
+ DUCKtour
+ Singapore River Cruise
+ Sentosa Cable Car

Your Singapore Guide

Society Backpackers’ Hotel

Dear Singapore backpackers,

Society Backpackers’ Hotel is a new backpackers’ hostel that opened in April this year.

Society Backpackers' Hotel Singapore Facade

Society Backpackers’ Hotel Singapore – Facade

The hostel was converted from a traditional shophouse building with a rooftop terrace.

Society Backpackers' Hotel Singapore Reception

Society Backpackers’ Hotel Singapore – Reception

Since its grand opening, the hostel has been filled with backpackers from all over the world. Look at the crowded reception area!

Society Backpackers' Hotel Singapore Rooms

Society Backpackers’ Hotel Singapore – Rooms

The bunk beds are… decent.

Of course, the most important for all tourists in Singapore is the places of interest. For discounted (up to 50%) admission tickets to the other best and top rated Singapore attractions like Universal Studios Singapore, the Night Safari, the Singapore Zoo and the Singapore Flyer,

Buy discounted attraction tickets at
kusu.sg@gmail.com or +65 8282 1312

Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.
Guaranteed best price in Singapore.

Package – $199.50 (U.P. $237.50, save $38):
Universal Studios Singapore
+ Singapore Flyer
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Night Safari
+ Hippo Bus
+ DUCKtour
+ Singapore River Cruise
+ Sentosa Cable Car

Society Backpackers’ Hotel
259A Jalan Besar, Singapore 208934
Rates: Starting from SGD40
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 12pm
Book your bed now!

Your Singapore Guide