@ SEA Aquarium: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, 098269
Finally! The SEA Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa is now open! We took a (long) peek into this large attraction and saw many sea creatures we never knew even existed. The touch pool was interesting, I mean, how often do you get in touch with a starfish? If you like to take time to visit each exhibit, you could spend a good half a day just fish-gazing. The gigantic water tanks and dimly lit walkways immerse you into the ocean-like experience.
A friend visiting from Canada once told us how she was so amazed when she saw someone (must have been a local) pointing to a fish in one of the exhibits and commenting on how delicious it would be steamed when she visited the aquarium. Lol. Honestly, that was exactly what we did too as true locals.
The SEA Aquarium is located on Sentosa island. With most attractions on Sentosa being outdoors, the SEA Aquarium would work great as a plan B if it rains!
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For the huge crabs and lobsters, they will remain our friends, be it in the sea, or on a plate. On a side note, there are many other attractions on Sentosa island, so you could plan for an entire day on there.
@ Marine Terrace Wet Market
You can't get it any fresher in Singapore unless you go fishing. The best place to get the freshest vegetables, meat and fish at the best prices is at a wet market in Singapore. Wet markets are commonly found in the heart of housing estates. The idea of wet markets originally was for customers to see the animals or seafood live before they were slaughtered. But because of hygiene reasons and urbanisation, this is no longer permitted and stall holders simply chill the food well. The stall holders are friendly and customers are usually residents living in the area. Wet markets however are gradually phasing out with the presence of more supermarkets.
A housing estate also has other amenities like a hawker centre, hair salons, clinics, bakeries and coffee shops at a housing estate to serve the neighbouring residents. Most people don't have to travel more than 5 bus stops (about 12 minutes) to get what they need. Visiting a housing estate tells you how life is like for locals here. Click here to know more about roaming an estate.
For wholesale options, you can visit Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre for fruits and veggies, and Jurong Fishery Port for seafood.
There are about 80 wet markets in Singapore today. Here's a list or wet markets you could get a fish or two from:
Chinatown Complex Market
Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre
Bedok North Market and Food Centre
Tampines Round Market and Food Centre
Teban Gardens Market and Food Centre
Clementi Market and Food Centre
Blk 724 Ang Mo Kio Food Centre
Kovan Hougang Market and Food Centre
Admiralty Wet Market
Marsiling Lane Food Centre