So we’ve been spending the past three weeks describing (in some detail) our Taiwan trip (you can see the entries here, here and here). This week we return to our adventures in the sunny (note: very sunny) island of Singapore; this week’s place of interest will surely ring a bell (and even tug the heartstrings) of Singaporean everywhere!
The Underwater World at Sentosa was opened in the early 1990s, and was one of Singapore’s popular attractions. The 28-hectare oceanarium housed over 2,500 different marine animals during its lifetime. We both remembered visiting the Underwater World back in our primary school days, and as young, curious adolescents we were enthralled by the numerous sea creatures on display!
When we found out that the Underwater World was closing for good (possibly due to the newer, modern iteration that is the S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa), we knew we just had to go there (following our tradition of visiting places that are about to close down!) We were anticipating huge crowds, seeing that we were going on the last day of its operation. Turns out, we were right!
We brought our Instantflex camera (which was recently refurbished) to test out the new brightened screen, and we were not disappointed! It really helped us to compose our shots better, and our results are shared below!
Visiting the Underwater World allowed us to reminisce our past memories. It is sad to see such an iconic attraction be closed down. Ironically, they probably had a lot more visitors during the past 2 weeks or so (and yes we were one of them too).