December 27, 2012

The world's biggest aquarium

It was off to the newly opening aquarium at Resorts World today, the plan was to meet the other bubs but in the end, we ended up going on our own because the others took too long to get ready and when we saw the long queues upon our arrival, we discouraged them from coming. 
Buying tickets was a long process, at first Nick was queuing in the super long general queue that looked like it would take at least 30-45 mins to clear, then I spotted a cash queue that was much shorter and we managed to get tickets within 15 mins.

However, getting into the aquarium was another long wait. After cutting through the Maritime Experiential Museum, we went down a set of escalators and found ourselves facing another very, very long queue, there must have been at least 500 people or more.
It snaked around the whole basement and Nick decided to go buy food at that point so we could feed the girls while we waited to enter. I think it took almost 30 mins to get in, by which time Nick was back but once inside, the enjoyment of the fish was marred by the crowds blocking every exhibit. It got slightly better as we made our way further in but truth be told, I wasn’t terribly impressed by what I saw.

Some of the tanks were dirty already, the variety of fish limited (couldn’t even find “Nemo!”) and the travellator bit was a very short ride. The kids were awed by the giant panoramic window called Open Ocean but it was rather bare, just lots of fish but no corals or rocks.

We sat there close to an hour feeding them lunch and munching on sandwiches ourselves so at least it came in handy to distract them. I don’t think I’ll be returning anytime soon though!

In the evening, we invited ourselves over to ‘Paris’ to visit baby Jai and Vim. He’s grown and is thriving, Diya has settled well into her role of big sister. Kaelash and Swana etc came over too, so the adults could catch up a little bit while the bubs played among themselves. 

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