One of those; “Oh my God we’ve got nothing to do until Sunday evening!” weekends.
What shall we do…?
What shall we do…?
I know let’s go explore the new stuff at Sentosa. So I booked an hotel for one night, let’s not do ping pongs back and forth to home, and let’s blitz the weekend before we needed to be back for a friends BBQ.
No we did not travel in this tuk tuk to Sentosa.
We are there already, and walked past a restaurant and saw a photo opportunity. Yes yes, sorry you get 4 identical photos. Maybe call it a “spot the difference”. You got it EVERYONE wanted a turn to be driver!
Sorry if we broke anything Coca restaurant. Well it will teach you leaving this parked where you did. Did we have a few too many drinks last night? Couldn’t drive? I know I’ll leave it parked out front! Whoopsy!
Adventure Cover here we come – how cool is this place. This is brand new, and really really well done. Ignore the activists at this time, I hear you guys, but this place is bloody good.
Activists are complaining because in the aquarium complex there were plans to have the 1st whale shark in captivity. Something that can grow to 12m in length needs a lot of space – cough cough I should know! – so I get that and agree that was not a great decision. But even without this place is just amazing – read on!
Meandering down the lazy river. Through fountains, bat infested caves, over clear plastic bridges that soon dolphins will swim beneath you, through exotic temples. Bloody brilliant. Well done again Singapore, we were seriously impressed!
At this point you actually go through a plastic tunnel which is in fact an aquarium. Look to the right of Amy’s head and up, that white shape is a fish swimming over the top of you.
See again look above Mary’s head, see all the fishes. You just float through looking up and around. Ahhhhhh feeling drifty right about now!
Nice ring babe!
Daddy FINALLY gets some piece and quiet and a chances to put his feet up.
Hmmm probably should have washed them first though!
We stopped and paused for a little while here. The ray tank, where 4 times a day you can get snorkelled up and go play and snorkel and feed them type thing. Yeap we had a looks, 1300 fully booked so lets book 1500 – you’ll know why later that did not happen. Damn means we have to go back – he he!
I mean look at this. Bobbing along having fun.
Stop and stare at nature’s beauty, cough oh yeah and stare at the fish (of course I meant you were the nature’s beauty girls).
How confusing would it be at a party with these guys.
“Hi, what’s your name?”
“Ray, what’s yours?”
“What a coincidence, my names Ray too, who you here with?”
“Ray, who you here with?”
“Yeah Ray too.”
“Who’s party is it anyways?”
“Ahhh nice glasses by the way, what make?”
“Ray Bans.” etc etc etc
And I shall call you panty liner – must be something to do with the wings!
One the warning sign they should have – not for the elderly, not for the pregnant, not for those with bad backs, not for those wearing big white floppy hats!
Yes Mary lost hers – this puppy gets really really choppy. Great fun. I think I might bring a load of washing next time, save a fortune on the electricity at home!
But is that a dark grey cloud I see looming. You bet it is!
Slide fun with the munchkins.
And Amy scaling the tree house thing to get back to the slide start.
And this is the last shot of Adventure Cover as a HUGE storm came in with thunder and lightening and everything was closed off. So we got changed, and went off to the aquarium. Now as you’ll probably know from previous blogs I have just became the proud father of some fishes in our aquarium. I like it. It’s nice. Very therapeutic watching all the little guppies swim back and forth.
Well as were deciding yes or no to go the aquarium, we saw a sign stating shark tank. Er scuse me mate what be that. Ah Sir that’s a window in to the aquarium shark tank. Oh OK, sounds interesting. Shall we have a looksie kids. So off we trot down some steps.
Then you come to this!
You come to the Singapore aquarium shark tank!
F*CK ME – this place is AMAZING! It is HUGE.
I could have spent days in there, literally.
Again at certain points my Mary was stopping rather too long at certain tanks and mumbling under her breath the ingredients of the dish she would have with that fish she was staring at. But have to say if you live here, or you can get here – this is a must on your itinerary.
We started by watching the typhoon film, sort of a 4D thing with wind and rain. Without ruining the story – all the sailors die and the ship sinks – ha ha!
Well I had to explain that to then move to the next photo of that said ship wreck in the aquarium.
Keep watching this place just gets better and better believe me.
Kennett gang – in front of said ship-wreck.
I mean come on how can you not be impressed by this – look at the size of this one single tank below. Don’t get to over-awed, read on – yep it gets better.
I will just pause now and state – OK I know the place is new and all, BUT PLEASE can we have a people number maximum for entry enforced.
I was stood on, cut up by buggies, pushed, barged, nudged, hit with cameras – and that was just by Ollie and Amy.
Seriously though – WAY too many people! But that was THE only downside. Bearable!
Fish are even under your feet (sometimes Ollie’s feet smell of fish – perhaps this is why?!?!)
They literally have aquariums you walk on, walk under, walk though, walk in…
And of course you must have some obligatory shots of the contents of said aquariums.
No it’s not a load of enoki mushrooms – it’s an anatomy, anenume, alemony, anumoney, aneimoonie – AAHAHAHAHA SOD IT – Nemo’s home.
Like my little tank at home.
Look at those colours. The blue is just amazing, you’re probably not getting the true colour as all this was filmed straight through the glass on the tank – and on the big tanks that glass was (no lie) about 2 foot thick.
Now when smaller fish do the below it is usually for a reason. These smaller fish are also known as bait fish. So when we go fishing we use bait fish as lures, we watch for bait fish on the surface “skipping”. Usually it means they are being chased by something, but surely not in a fish tank…
F*CK me lads run away, run away…
Mary really like this one, so picture taken.
Sort of looks like a burnt courgette flower. Hmm maybe stuffed with a little cheese and fried. OH NO, I’m turning in to Mary.
Anyway a very pretty little fish!
Yep, I have gone all arty. Beautiful things!
Check these shots out – look at those tentacles.
Beautiful, but very deadly – bit like Nature’s Lady Boy.
Amy’s birthday party is very soon.
Do you think after the cake when I ask “who wants jelly?” and plop this lot on the plate the kids will still be happy?
These were just scary and beautiful.
Looks like Amy’s hair after a long session at Polliwogs or on the scooter!
The the most amazing thing is this below – it’s called ‘open ocean’.
It is a single tank that is about 180ft long and about the same deep. It is just incredible. 1,000’s of fish, sharks, manta rays, sting rays – truly amazing. I have NEVER experienced anything like this, as near as damn it to being in the open ocean in real life. You HAVE to come see this.
1,000’s of people sitting staring, chatting, silent, in awe…
I fell in love with these shrimps or prawns – what ever. Just amazing colours.
I was very tempted to get my prawn fish rod out and fire up the BBQ – yummy!
Eh was that me or did Mary just write the last sentence.
More colours, many more colours – again though some of the lustre has been lost through the glass and on “film” – but you get the idea.
I love these – Uni – damn food again!
Beautiful sea urchins.
I love the shot below as two little bubbles of air have made ‘eyes’ and clearly there is the little nose. Is it just me or does it look like a punk rocker hamster.
To see the moray eels you could get down on all fours and crawl in to a dome in the tank. Look real closely and you’ll see Amy and Ollie in there – can you…?
OK I’ll zoom in a little – can you now?
I call this one the Mick Jagger Fish.
Check them lips.
What was that song by the Stones..? “You can’t always get what you want…”.
In this fishes case – that would be lipstick!
Check these big boys out – the eels.
Moray and Murray.
Nearly finished – we just walked through the tube you can see and came out to again a monster tank full of sharks. The inside view of what we saw outside much much earlier.
I can almost hear the cello – dun, dun, dun, dun, dun…
If you think the sharks are scary – we went for dinner at a SUPERB restaurant – Putien. Delicious Putian food from Fujian region of China. It was just delicious. But nothing re that here.
A dare was set in motion.
A dare that any “normal” 11 year old would have winced and run away from.
Step up Ollie Kennett.
Note the bowl of fiery red chilli sauce – branded Mum’s Chilli Sauce.
Seriously this stuff would strip paint.
To the bet.
“Ollie I dare you to take that spoon above, fill it with chilli sauce and eat it – eat it NEAT” – oh yeah and this was before any drinks had arrived.
Yes can you tell – food amazing, service lacked a little and we got bored waiting!
KAPOW – in she goes. Mum’s Chilli Sauce is not match for my boy.
Woo Hoo go Ollie.
And go he did, as later he was on the loo for about 30 minutes – ha ha!
Final snaps of the next day morning – and again two of each to compensate for driver swops.
Here they are in some battered, bashed up, very old jalopy – no not me, the bloody lorry you cheeky things! This on top os Sentosa island and Imbiah Point.
And time to say good bye from this weekends fun and frolics.
I say rickshaw driver, Tanjong Rhu please and don’t spare the horses!!!