World’s largest oceanarium to open in Singapore

World’s largest oceanarium to open in Singapore

Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa will become home to the world’s largest oceanarium later this year.

Opening on 7 December 2012, the Marine Life Park will house more than 100,000 marine animals in more than 60 million litres of water, making it the largest such attraction in the world. The oceanarium will be split into two ticketed areas; the Adventure Cove Waterpark will be the region’s only water park featuring marine life, while the Southeast Asia Aquarium will be the world’s biggest aquarium, featuring more than 800 species including manta rays and hammerhead sharks.

Marine Life Park will be home to hammerhead sharks
Marine Life Park will be home to hammerhead sharks

“No other attraction in this part of the world comes close to the Marine Life Park in terms of scope and concept. We believe the Marine Life Park, being the world’s largest marine classroom, gives us the opportunity to put Singapore on the world map for innovative marine conservation and education programmes,” said Dennis Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Attractions at Resorts World Sentosa.

The attraction will also help with international research and conservation projects, as well as offering programmes for local schools.

The opening of Marine Life Park caps a list of major launches in the three-year history of Resorts World Sentosa, which first opened its doors in January 2010. It now includes six hotels, a convention centre, a maritime museum, spa and the Universal Studios theme park.

“Resorts World Sentosa set out to be the integrated resort that would transform Singapore’s tourism landscape, bring economic benefits to Singapore and contribute to the local community. With unwavering commitment by all stakeholders, we are proud we did it,” said Tan Hee Teck, CEO of Resorts World Sentosa. “When the new Marine Life Park opens, we believe we will help put Singapore in the pole position as the number one family destination in this region for many years to come.”

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