Singapore:The world's largest oceanarium is set to open at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore on November 22.
According to Officials,Marine Life Park will have more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species in more than 60 million liters of water.
Among these are manta rays, hammerhead sharks and controversial Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. According to Singapore's Straits Times newspaper, animal rights activists have long been lobbying for the resort management to release the 25 wild dolphins captured for the resort for the oceanarium.
The main attraction consists of the Adventure Cove Waterpark, which consists of Southeast Asia's first hydromagnetic coaster, a slide that takes riders upwards. Guests also can snorkel amongst thousands of fishes at the Rainbow Reef. The park will also feature sharks feeding and other interaction programmes with Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins next year.
Dennis Gilbert, senior vice president of attractions at RWS, said, "No other attraction in this part of the world comes close to the Marine Life Park in terms of scope and concept. We believe that the Marine Life Park, being the world's largest marine classroom, gives us the opportunity to put Singapore on the world map for innovative marine conservation and education programmes."
The highlight of the second attraction known as the S.E.A Aquarium allows guests to see the world's largest aquarium viewing panel.
Marine Life Park is the last of 12 major launches planned for the S$7 billion integrated resort since it opened in January of 2010, joining Universal Studios, a casino, the Maritime Experiential Museum and several luxury hotels and restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs.