New aquarium and waterpark open at Resorts World Sentosa
Published on Nov 22, 2012
New water-based attractions to boost Singapore’s family offerings...
The new SEA Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark open their doors today at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. The new attractions, which form part of the integrated resort’s new Marine Life Park, add another family element to the 49 hectare integrated resort, which also includes Universal Studios theme park, casinos and six hotels. SEA Aquarium will be home to 100,000 marine animals of more than 800 species, contained within 45 million liters of water. Comprising 10 different zones with 49 habitats, the aquarium offers views of marine life native to Southeast Asia, the Arabian Gulf and the open ocean, with headline creatures including manta rays, hammerhead sharks and bottlenose dolphins. The centerpiece of the attraction is a huge 36-meter-wide, eight-meter high viewing window. The Adventure Cove Waterpark meanwhile, features six water slides, a wave pool and a 620-meter-long river that meanders through 14 elaborately decorated scenes. The waterpark is also the first in the region to feature marine life, with guests given the opportunity to snorkel among tropical fish, or to sign up for ray-feeding and interaction programs with sharks and dolphins, which will be introduced next year. Adventure Cove Waterpark will add a whole new dimension to water-based attractions in the region," said Edmond Quah, Director of Park Operations at Adventure Cove. "We have gathered some of the most exciting and thrilling waterslides and combined them with educational programs on some of the ocean’s most inspiring creatures.”