Underwater World Singapore

Underwater World Singapore - Outside Pond

Relive memories of Underwater World Singapore in our farewell photo tour.

Underwater World Singapore - Driveway

After some 25 years of operations, Underwater World has closed its doors on 27 June 2016. For two decades it was a major attraction on Sentosa Island, as the most well-known aquarium in Singapore. Subsequently, Resorts World Sentosa opened its S.E.A. Aquarium (which held the record for being the largest aquarium in the world… for a while) which naturally siphoned quite a lot of visitors from this quiet corner of the island.

Underwater World Singapore - Queue starts here

Underwater World Singapore - Queue extensions

Underwater World Singapore - Fruit Juice Bar

Underwater World Singapore - Queue continues

We dropped by on 25 June, the second-last day the aquarium was open to the public.

Underwater World Singapore - Queue for tickets

Underwater World Singapore - Nearly at the end of the queue

The queues to buy tickets were long – three counters were open but there were just too many people wanting to get the last tour. Much chatter on their ‘first visit’, and how outdated the aquarium is. Still, they were there.

Underwater World Singapore - Ticketing booths

Underwater World Singapore - Discounted prices, since 1991

Ticket prices reverted to its original fees in 1991 – $9 and $5 for adult and child.

Underwater World Singapore - Single adult ticket

This is perhaps my 3rd or 4th visit to Underwater World. The place had a few refurbishments and revamps over the years, but nothing really major. Many of the sights seemed familiar – what do you think?

Underwater World Singapore - Entering the Aquarium

Underwater World Singapore - Beginning

Underwater World Singapore - Crowded touch pool

Underwater World Singapore - Crowded touch pool 3

Underwater World Singapore - Ray of Fun

Underwater World Singapore - Ray of Fun full view

Underwater World Singapore - Abandoned vending

Underwater World Singapore - Living fossils

Underwater World Singapore - Inside living fossils

Underwater World Singapore - Inside living fossils 2

Underwater World Singapore - Fashionistas Decorator Crabs

The whole place definitely had a nostalgic feel. Faded displays, old-school exhibits, dated graphic design..

Underwater World Singapore - Level 1 Aquarium overview

Underwater World Singapore - Level 1 Aquarium overview 2 reef

Underwater World Singapore - Stairs to Mid Foyer

Underwater World Singapore - Tunnel warning

Underwater World Singapore - CRABS

Underwater World Singapore - Mid Level Foyer 2 Crabs

Underwater World Singapore - Tunnel Window

Underwater World Singapore - Going down to Tunnel Level

Underwater World Singapore - Clownfish Dome Tank

Underwater World Singapore - Clownfish Dome Tank 2 close up

Underwater World Singapore - Tunnel selfie

The highlight was still the tunnel. All 83-metres of it.

Underwater World Singapore - Tunnel dark section 3

Underwater World Singapore - Tunnel u-turn

The nice thing is that the travellator still works! The one at S.E.A. Aquarium, on the other hand…

Underwater World Singapore - Tunnel long exposure

Underwater World Singapore - Tunnel front

Underwater World Singapore - Tunnel wide drama

Underwater World Singapore - Diver

Underwater World Singapore - Tunnel guests taking photos

I think the last time I came here, people were still using ‘first-generation’ digital cameras. Now everyone’s on their smartphones.

Underwater World Singapore - Tunnel with unimpressed mother

Underwater World Singapore - Crowded tunnel guests

Underwater World Singapore - Tunnel End

Underwater World Singapore - Oceanarium's Excellence Awards

Random points of interest: Underwater World’s Excellence Awards and other notes being pinned up near the entrance.

Underwater World Singapore - Kids' Notes

Underwater World Singapore - Koi feeding

Underwater World Singapore - Dolphin Lagoon blocked

Dolphin Lagoon was closed much earlier. The controversial pink dolphins were transferred to Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in May.

Underwater World Singapore - Dolphin Lagoon blocked 2

Underwater World Singapore - Souvenir House photo gallery

The attraction’s exit shop was quite… sad. Lots of random items, and a lot of ‘Disney’ products – I hope they’re all licensed.

Underwater World Singapore - Souvenir House clearance sale

Underwater World Singapore - Souvenir House t-shirts

Underwater World Singapore - Disney backpacks

Underwater World Singapore - Souvenir House clearance plushies

Underwater World Singapore - Souvenir House star wars

Underwater World Singapore - Souvenir House overview

Underwater World Singapore - Souvenir House even more plushies

Underwater World Singapore - Souvenir House turnstile goodbye

Goodbye, Underwater World.

Underwater World Singapore - shark photo spot

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