The Straits Times
Published on Jan 06, 2013

The aquatic life at Resorts World Sentosa


Visitors appreciate the manta rays, leopard sharks and human-sized groupa as they glide through the water at the 8ha Marine Life Park, at Resorts World Sentosa.

The oceanarium, which is the largest in the world, is home to more than 60,000 animals. It opened nearly two months ago, and attracted more than 170,000 visitors in the first month alone.

But what visitors don't see are the 500 staff members working behind the scenes to keep the animals, and the park itself - made up of the South-east Asia Aquarium (S.E.A. Aquarium) and the Adventure Cove Waterpark - in top condition.

There are curators who decide which fish to acquire, divers who keep the tanks clean and aquarists who feed and care for the fish, just to name a few.