Underwater World Singapore is one of Asia's most popular oceanariums. It has more than 2,500 marine animals from 250 species. More than 18 million visitors have been won over by our exhibits since its opening in 1991.
Underwater World Singapore is a state-of-the-art leisure attraction showcasing the rich variety of marine life to be found around the region. Situated on Singapore's 'pleasure island' of Sentosa, it complements the many other educational and recreational activities available here.
At Underwater World Singapore, visitors are taken on a 'voyage to the bottom of the sea', which begins at the sandy beaches and shallow rock pools at the water's edge. Besides opening visitors' eyes to the brilliance and diversity of undersea life, Underwater World Singapore also plays an important role in education and marine conservation. School visits are actively supported, and a number of new educational programmes are planned. It is also a tribute to Underwater World Singapore that many fish living here, such as the blacktip and whitetip sharks, eagle rays and big-belly seahorses, breed quite naturally - indicating how comfortable they are with their environment.
Underwater Viewing Exhibits
I ) POLAR BEARS
An underwater viewing exhibit measuring 2.4m high, allows visitors to 'rub nnoses' with these magnnficent inhabitants of the arctic regions. A three-tiered seating gallaery enables visitors to watch the lively feeding sessions held three time daily. To further enhance the unimpaired viewing of the bears when on land, a concealed dry moat was also installed.
II ) SEALIONS AND PENGUINS
Consisting of 10 glass panels, this is one of the longest viewing galleries in the world. Visitors are transported a step closer to the Antarctic World, where they view these animals frolicking in the water, on a simulated beach and on the elevated rock ledges. From a four-tiered seating gallery, visitors can view the agile Californian sealions during the daily feeding sessions.
III ) CROCODILES AND FALSE GHAVIALS
At this exhibit, visitors can view these awe-inspiring creatures in a mangrove-like habitat and observe the previously unseen underwater environment of the crocodiles and false ghavials. In addition, you may even have the opportuity to witness newly hatched and yung crocodiles which are displayed through the glass window of the crocodile nursery. Look out too for the heron, cattle egret, scarlet and glossy ibises perched on the crocodiles.
IV ) PYGMY HIPPOS
A walk through a meandering riverine path brings visitors face to face with pygmy hippos which are either submerged in water or waddling on land. Watch the pygmy hippos perform their graceful dance in the water (compared to their clumsiness on land). Dominated by the pygmy hippos in two separate glass-fronted underwater viewing enclosures, the riverine path also displays the blue and red duikers. Housed in four separate tanks are the giant arapaima, giant gourami and the electric catfish. Landscaping of the artificial rockwork, mud bank, waterfalls and lush fringing vegetation lend an exotic touch to this complex ecosystem.