Marine Life Park, which is located in Singapore in the resort island of Sentosa, is set to be the largest oceanarium in the world. The Marine Life Park, which took about three years and cost around $7 billion dollars to be built, is planned to be opened in December 7, 2012 and it will become one of the main attractions at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). Marine Life Park has eight hectare wide that contains about 700,000 kinds of aquatic creature with a total of 20,000,000 gallons of water. The park itself has two main attractions, the Adventure Cove Waterpark, where you can play water games, and the S.E.A. Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the world. Marine Life Park offers a lot of entertainment which is suitable for family vacation, including the first hydro-magnetic coaster, Riptide Rockets, which propels the riders up and down inclines and around sharp curves. You can enjoy the amazing view of the underwater aquarium, do reef swimming, or experience the wet and wild fun under the sun in the water theme park. The park will also give you the chance to experience feeding the sharks and ray. As for those who want to swim around fish, there will be a snorkeling activity featuring snorkeling in shallow pool with thousands of fish including the Yellow Yag, Sergeant Major, and the Butterfly Fish.
There are also many rare aquatic creatures conserved in this aquarium that might attract your attention, some of which are controversial aquatic creature because of the number of population left in the world. One of the creatures is the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin. At the beginning, many animal activists were against the capture of some bottlenose dolphin to be conserved in this area, but the park officials downplayed their indictment and explained that the conservation would increase the life quality and the safety of the animals and for the future research that can support the existence of such animals. As the dolphins are rare and considered as the conserved species, the RWS officials stated that there would be no live shows featuring the dolphins. However, the visitors later can interact directly and feed the dolphins, which will arrive next year, and learn more about their anatomy, as a part of the education program of Marine Life Park.
With the amount of aquatic and rare creatures conserved in it, instead of for fun, Marine Life Park also becomes a perfect place for research and education. In July 2011, the Sea Research Foundation in collaboration with the National Geographic Society made an agreement with Resorts World Sentosa to develop a new program of marine environmental curriculum for student in Southeast Asia. As the host of the program, Marine Life Park becomes the exclusive manager for the development of the programs. Moreover, the collaboration of Marine Life Park with the Sea Research Foundation will also develop a biological research, whose purpose is to study the correlation between marine mammal immune response to human issues. The RWS official stated that this educational program would arrive in 2013.
Marine Life Park is an uncompleted Oceanarium, which will be the part of the large Resorts World Sentosa complex, which contains luxury hotels and a large casino on the island. When the Marine Life Park will be ready and opens, it will be the world’s largest oceanarium, located in Sentosa Island.
The complex houses extremely large pools and the longest artificial jungle river in the world. The total water capacity of the pools, lagoons and the river will be 91 thousand cubic metres. The size of the park will be 8 hectare located in the middle of Resorts World complex. The Marine Life Park will not only aim the entertaining but it will also be a marine life scientific centre, housing ab international team of the very best professionals and sea-animal experts. The complex will also release several training and scholarship programs in the future. The Marine Life Park will do its best to have a high rated conserving, protecting and breeding activity with the studying of all behaviours of animals in captivity to enable their growth in numbers with the main target of releasing those creatures, whose number reaches such level, with which we can expect their numbers to further grow out in the wild. Marine Life Park also aims to do everything in its power and through the cooperation with other animal rights and nature conserving and protecting organizations to fight against all illegal animals trading in the region of South East Asia. Many of today’s tropical animals’ existence, especially the portable ones’ is in danger because of the illegal animal traders of the area.
The Marine Life Park intends to hold around 700.000 underwater species, including the most beautiful, colourful Southeast Asian fish schools, and many dolphins. In connection with the dolphins, the Marine Life Mark recently faced an uncomfortable situation on behalf of dolphin activists who have been heavily demanding the freeing of them due to controversial news according to which some dolphins of the total stock have died. Let us hope this news is not true. According to the website of Marine Life Park, they want to study dolphins behaviours, animals will live happily and in dignity inside the Oceanarium and they will not ever be forced to do anything they do not want. According to Marine Life Park, they want to ensure the growth of the number of breeding so that they can free most of the dolphins and other sea animals.
The unique attractions of Marine Life Park include the beautiful Maritime Xperimental Museum a great museum exhibiting all segments of Marine life with the inclusion of audiovisual entertaining programs, some of which are entirely alone standing such as the 4D “multi-sensory typhoon” theatre where audience is also part of the show.
The Reef Swim will be another great attraction where guests can swim with the schools of colourful fishes along a beautiful coral reef. Of course, the venue will contain several dolphin shows where children and all visitors will be taught about these cute and clever animals. Marine Life Park feels responsible to maintain interest in the protection of marine life and therefore hopes that with all of its courses and attractions marine biology will have several new fans as potential future scientists and activists.
The scheduled opening of Marine Life Park is in 2012, which means that the construction works will soon end, and the future inhabitants are slowly transported over here in order to get used to their new living environment. Let us hope all the targets of Marine Life Park come from heart and that this way, this Oceanarium will give a lot, by means of education, researches and protective work, for the future generations.
The RWS is trying to promote the park to be a family recreational park and research and education area. To successfully support the purpose, the RWS will offer many attraction and resorts for visitors to make them comfortable and stay longer. The RWS also employs trained staff from all around the world to ensure the visitors get the best service and safety when spending their time in Marine Life Park. Collaborated with the entertainments the Universal Studios Singapore offers, Marine Life Park can be the perfect place to have all the fun in the world. With six hotels around the site, the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, the Festive Hotel, the Hotel Michael, the Crockfords Hotel, the Equarius Hotel, and the Beach Villas, Marine Life Park has several easiness to be offered for the visitors. Marine Life Park can also be easily accessed through land. There are a lot of public busses pass through the RWS, MRT, and RWS special transportation, Sentosa Express. For those who want to enjoy the incredible views of Harbour Front vicinity, Keppel Harbour, and Mount Faber park of Singapore, you can take the Cable Car and get off at Sentosa. You can also use the Universal Studios Singapore Free Shuttle Service by presenting your passport and Singapore embarkation card at the shuttle bus.