From 9 to 28 February, guests can immerse in Chinese traditional performances with a twist, educational trails and more as S.E.A. Aquarium celebrate the Year of the Dog with fun-filled festivities for the whole family.
Singapore’s Only Underwater Dragon Dance
S.E.A. Aquarium celebrates the Lunar New Year in its own unique way, with an underwater dragon dance performance at the iconic Open Ocean Habitat. A returning favourite at its annual Gong SEA Fa Cai traditions, guests can catch divers in festive costumes performing traditional dragon dances alongside 40,000 marine residents such as majestic mantra rays and zebra sharks. This year, the performance is back with new characters, costumes and a storyline that will delight guests. Be mesmerised by the Sea Goddess as she guides the underwater dragon through various marine habitats, and catch her at the Ocean Dome where she will regale the story of the Fish of Fortune.
Trail of Fortunes
Embark on a trail of discovery at six areas that will showcase popular Lunar New Year traditions and beliefs. Uncover fun facts about marine life considered auspicious in Chinese culture, such as the leafy sea dragon, and learn about the many ways to save the ocean, from reducing plastic waste to saying ‘no’ to shark fins. Guests can also read up on the 12 zodiac animal signs accompanied by their symbolic attributes, discover the marine version of their zodiac friend and learn a fun fact about them.
Shark Exhibition in Partnership with James Cook University
Did you know that hammerhead sharks swim on their sides to increase swimming efficiency? Learn about the latest discoveries at an all-new zone dedicated to the one of the world’s most misunderstood animals. The shark exhibition is launched in collaboration with James Cook University, one of the world’s leading institutions for shark research. Guests can get an up-close look at the biology of a shark, its anatomy, discover the various fascinating species as well as the conservation efforts to protect these marine animals.
As part of the Lunar New Year festivities, kids can look forward to meeting the aquarium’s adorable mascots – Mai the manta ray and Sam the hammerhead shark – all decked out in Chinese-inspired garb.
Singapore residents enjoy discounts on admission at S$34 for an adult one-day ticket (U.P. S$39), and S$22 for a child/senior citizen ticket (U.P. S$29). Guests can also sign up for S.E.A. Aquarium’s Annual Pass at a special rate of S$168 for two adults to enjoy the wonders of marine realm 365 days a year.
For more information on Lunar New Year festivities, visit www.rwsentosa.com/cny2018