Tuesday, 9 April 2013

S.E.A Aquarium

Have to back track on my last post with regards to December updates as I have totally forgotten to include pictures taken with our newly accquired camera.    =)

Well as the existing DSLR is really quite bulky to be lugged around with a toddler in tow, wifey and I have decided to invest in another smaller and "less intimating" camera that can be doubled up as the wifey's camera during our future trips.

and the first place that we went after buying the camera? Little Fella's most mentioned venue of all times (currently)  -  The S.E.A. Aquarium (or oceanarium as we normally call it)

We went on a weekday with the assumption that it will be less crowded, only to realise on how wrong we were. Perhap it was due to it being December and thus more tourists visiting? or the crowd that we encountered were indeed the weekday offpeak crowd? If it was the case that we might not visit the venue again on a weekend as we had spent about two and a half hours just on queing to get into the Oceanarium! Nevertheless, as Little Fella is currently very fascinated with all marine life in general (thanks to Nemo the movie), I guess it will not be long before we visit the venue again.

Overall the place, minus the waiting time, is quite an eye opener (for first timers) with more educating opportunities for the inquisitive minds than the dated UnderWater World. It is also on a grander scale and much more spacious for the little ones to roam around. The later is to be expected as S.E.A Aquarium only opened its doors in 2012 whereas UnderWater World has been around for ages.

Enough said, let the pictures do the rest of the talking...  

Hi Peach!     **All starfishes's name are called Peach as its the name of the starfish in Nemo.

It is really quite challenging taking pictures in the Oceanarium. Not only does one have to jostle with the crowd for the "ideal location", the lightings totally throw the color balance in disarray! Being a novice and paired with a totally new and unfamiliar camera, the best we could do is to take as many pictures as possible and continued to enjoy ourselves without putting too much concern over the pictures, all the while keeping the fingers crossed that some will still turn out "fine"....

I must say that I'm quite impressed with the quality of our little mirrorless camera amid the situation that we were in. Of all the marine life that were on displayed, the jellyfishes were the wifey's favourite. The little ones were so cute while the bigger species were seen swiming "or dancing" around ever so elegantly in their tanks.... 

Enough of Jellyfishes overdose. Ha! Next up is the *school teacher Mr Ray! (*Go watch Nemo) Again, very tough shooting conditions. Below is the best we could mustered....

*Mr Ray and his *students!     =)

Think by now you will realise that there are very little pictures taken of us together with the fishes on display, the lighting conditions make it almost mission impossible on this visit but I will definitely be better prepared on our next visit.

In the meantime, all is not lost. Little Fella did manage to make some friends during this trip after all and we have the proof for it:

Next up will be our trip to Gardens by the Bay! Stay tuned    =)

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