Life Experience

Swimming with sharks

More than a hundred sharks reside at the Shark Seas exhibit at Sentosa's S.E.A Aquarium and swimming alongside them is a thrilling experience

There are 12 shark species (above and far left) at the Shark Seas exhibit at Sentosa's S.E.A Aquarium, including the sand tiger shark (left).
There are 12 shark species at the Shark Seas exhibit at Sentosa's S.E.A Aquarium, including the sand tiger shark.ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG
There are 12 shark species (above and far left) at the Shark Seas exhibit at Sentosa's S.E.A Aquarium, including the sand tiger shark (left).
There are 12 shark species at the Shark Seas exhibit at Sentosa's S.E.A Aquarium, including the sand tiger shark.ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG
There are 12 shark species (above and far left) at the Shark Seas exhibit at Sentosa's S.E.A Aquarium, including the sand tiger shark (left).
There are 12 shark species at the Shark Seas exhibit at Sentosa's S.E.A Aquarium, including the sand tiger shark.ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG

When I was four, my kindergarten class went on an excursion to the zoo.

But I was a precocious child and my parents were afraid I would wander off and get lost, so instead they took me to the now-defunct Underwater World aquarium in Sentosa.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 01, 2021, with the headline 'Swimming with sharks'. Subscribe