Gong SEA Fa Cai at S.E.A. Aquarium

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Gong SEA Fa Cai! Happy Lunar New Year!

Celebrate this Lunar New Year at S.E.A. Aquarium with its Lunar New Year programme that will bring delight, well-wishes and good fortune to all its visitors.

Upon entering the aquarium, children can collect a map and embark on a fun and educating “Monkey Mission” to learn more about the 12 marine animals that follow the same name as the Chinese Zodiac.

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The challenge of this mission is to find the 12 marine animals that share the same name as the animals in the Chinese Zodiac. The above is the cowfish, its name comes from the horns on its head. 

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This is the Tigerfish and its similarity to a tiger comes from its razor sharp teeth and Tigerfish is known to be able to jump out of the water to hunt birds. 

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Seadragon’s name is derived from its resemblance to that of a dragon and can be found along the southern and western coasts of Australia.

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Seahorse is very unique as its head and neck make it look like a horse. Unlike horses which can gallop very fast, seahorse is one of the slowest swimmers as it doesn’t swim very much, they like to anchor themselves to surfaces.

The children have so much fun finding and completing all 12 marine animals that resemble the Chinese Zodiac animals. It is a good bonding time with the whole family as we embark on this mission and through the process, we have also learnt a lot about the different marine animals and their habitats. 

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Wonder which fish resembles that of a monkey? Surprise, it is the Arowana also known as the Monkeyfish. Like the monkey, Arowana is agile with the ability to jump out of the water as high as 2m to catch its prey.

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At the Aquarium, don’t forget to admire the beautiful displays of Lunar New Year decorations and be immersed in the New Year celebrations!

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What is Chinese New Year celebration without the popular Dragon Dance?

Over at the aquarium, you can experience the unique underwater dragon dance at Open Ocean Habitat at 11am, 2pm, 4.30pm.

In addition, the cute and friendly Manta Ray mascot will appear at Ocean Dome at 2.45pm and 3.45pm for photo taking opportunities. 

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At the exit, the friendly staff will be handing out red packets with treats for children who have completed their mission! 

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That’s not all, more fun continues at the Trail of Fortune after exiting from the aquarium. Follow the trail which will take you on a festive adventure.

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Spin the Mani and Pin wheels located at both sides for good luck!

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Admire a wide variety of goldfish including unique species like Ryukin, Calico, Oranda, and Sarasa comet in auspicious numbers and learn more about their habitats. Goldfish is a symbol of prosperity to the Chinese. 

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Try your hands on spinning the wheel of fortune to find your lucky colour. 

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There is a touch pool where it is filled with special marine animals like Ass’s-ear abalone, Knobberly sea star, Vannamei shrimp and Black sea cucumber. 

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Children can go hands-on in creating their very own fish out of red packets at the craft corner.

During weekends, visitors will be able to watch a calligraphy master at work. 

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Don’t miss this opportunity to visit S.E.A. Aquarium from 23 January to 22 February 2016 for its Gong SEA Fa Cai Lunar New Year theme programmes.

Additional Information:

Gong SEA Fa Cai

23 January to 22 February 2016 

S.E.A. Aquarium
8 Sentosa Gateway
Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269

For operating hours, please click HERE.

Please click HERE for more information.

Merry Fishmas at S.E.A. Aquarium

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Merry Fishmas is back! Celebrate Christmas and explore the wonders of underwater world at S.E.A Aquarium. Children, collect your activity trail sheet next to the entrance under the manta poster where you will embark on a fun and educational journey to learn more about the different marine animals.

The Merry Fishmas activity trail features 12 questions and each question is related to a fish. The sheet features 12 fishes from the 12 Days of Fishmas song also known as “Christmas fish” for short. It is a song adapted from the 12 Days of Christmas song. Instead of “my true love”, it’s diving Santa who’s giving the presents.

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Explore around S.E.A Aquarium and at the same time, keep a look out for the presents left underwater by the diving Santa. At where each present is located, you will find a panel that will give you a hint. Using the hint provided, you will be able to solve the question, scratch the correct answer on the activity sheet. 

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Once you have reached the 12th day, you will complete the activity sheet. Collect all the correct answers for the 12 days, you get to receive a prize!

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Yay! We have completed our activities. 

Hand your activity trail sheet to the friendly S.E.A. Aquarium staff for your prize before the exit of the Aquarium. 

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There is an art and craft area with paper and colour pens provided for children to work on making a wish at the Wishing Tree. Children get to exercise their creativity in colouring and writing down their wishes. After completion, children will hang their wish on the Wishing Tree, wait for the good news and may your wishes come true! 

Make a wish at the Wishing Tree

Venue: Ocean Dome 

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At the sure-win Fishmas lucky spin, children will be delighted to know that each child will get a chance of spinning the wheel for prizes. This is limited to one spin per child. 

Sure-win lucky spin

Venue: Ocean Dome 

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Get your cameras ready to catch Santa Claus and his elf going underwater to deliver presents to the fishes. 

Fishmas with diving Santa and Elf

Everyday during the Merry Fishmas programme:

11.00am: Coral Garden
11.30am: Shipwreck Habitat
1.00pm: Open Ocean Habitat
4.30pm: Shipwreck Habitat

Additional dives from 19 to 27 December at 3.00pm at Open Ocean Habitat.

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S.E.A. Aquarium’s manta mascot will be appearing every day at 2.45pm and 3.45pm in festive attire at the recycling Christmas tree. Catch hold of the loveable mascot and take photos with him. Be in awe of the recycling Christmas tree which is made of the plastic bottles collected at Resorts World Sentosa to underline the importance of the message of recycling to save our environment in this festive season. 

Meet S.E.A. Aquarium’s manta mascot

Venue: Opposite Shark Seas Habitat
Time: 2:45pm & 3:45pm

Other activities happening at Merry Fishmas at S.E.A. Aquarium include:

Catch Santa at his Underwater Workshop

Everyone’s favourite Santa Claus will be going around the aquarium spreading well wishes. Be sure to catch him.

Venue: After Discovery Touch Pool
Time: 2:00pm & 3:15pm
Christmas caroling

What is Christmas without Christmas carols? Bask in the festive atmosphere with a medley of timeless carols brought to you by a special group of carolers.

Date: 24 – 26 December
Venue: Ocean Dome
Time: 1:30pm & 2:10pm

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Visit Merry Fishmas at S.E.A. Aquarium and celebrate Christmas with your family and friends immersing in the beauty of underwater world in this joyous festive season. 

Merry Fishmas at S.E.A. Aquarium

1 December 2015 – 3 January 2016 

S.E.A. Aquarium is located in Resorts World Sentosa, within Sentosa Island. Guests visiting S.E.A. Aquarium may enter the attraction through the entrance of The Maritime Experiential Museum.

Please click HERE for more details, ticketing, timing and other information.

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