When Manila Ocean Park opened several years ago, I thought the place was built for kids to enjoy aquariums and marine life. But since my visit to the ocean park last Christmas holiday, my perception about Manila Ocean Park as a place for kids changed. It is not just all about aquariums and fishes but also a great place for recreation with family and friends while learning about the importance of marine life and our ocean environment. Today, with hotel, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and club facilities, Manila Ocean Park is now one of Manila’s premier must-visit sight.
|A swirl of big fishes at Ang Kalaliman.|
Before entering Manila Ocean Park, I thought it was only an aquarium of fishes and marine animals. I didn’t know that the park also has penguin and sea lion shows as well as a fountain show and arctic world facility to depict life in the cold world of Antarctica. Manila Ocean Park also boasts a hotel accommodation, the H2O Hotel along with complete shopping facilities and numerous restaurants around. It also has a bar lounges – White Moon Bar and Liquid – for those who want to enjoy night life at the ocean park. But before a visitor can enter the park, one must choose first a ticket with a good package of sights to visit inside the park with a corresponding price rate. I think our choice package was good enough to savor the sights of Manila Ocean Park fully.
|Edong or Spotted Garden Eel.|
|A very attractive firefish.|
|Bamboo Shark's live eggs - the babies are moving clearly!|
|Welcome to the middle of the ocean, the translation of Laot.|
|Big fishes in Laot.|
|Jellies - dancing sea fairies!|
|You'll marvel at their dance.|
|Dancing to the sound of Beethooven or Mozart?|
|Once upon an ocean...|
|Blast of water and lights.|