Go underwater for a merry Christmas

An experiential lights display, known as the Imaginarium, simulates the depths of the mysterious underwater world, lighting up when visitors clap. Ho ho, ho... It's a merry Christmas as "Santa Claus" goes underwater to feed the fishes in the Open Oce
Ho ho, ho... It's a merry Christmas as "Santa Claus" goes underwater to feed the fishes in the Open Ocean Habitat at South-east Asia's First Glowing Ocean. This festive season, meet the luminescent marine animals that call the sea their home.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
An experiential lights display, known as the Imaginarium, simulates the depths of the mysterious underwater world, lighting up when visitors clap. Ho ho, ho... It's a merry Christmas as "Santa Claus" goes underwater to feed the fishes in the Open Oce
An experiential lights display, known as the Imaginarium, simulates the depths of the mysterious underwater world, lighting up when visitors clap.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
A mother photographs her daughter as she looks at the corals in the Crazy Colourful Corals zone.
A mother photographs her daughter as she looks at the corals in the Crazy Colourful Corals zone. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
Fishes swim among the corals in the Crazy Colourful Corals zone.
Fishes swim among the corals in the Crazy Colourful Corals zone. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

You better watch out, you better not miss it... Scuba Santa's coming to town.

He's making an underwater appearance and if you join him at South-East Asia's First Glowing Ocean at S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, you are in for an experiential journey featuring mesmerising sea jellies, colourful corals and deep-sea creatures brought to life in a holographic experience.

At The Glow Room, for example, discover why some fish glow. At Imaginarium, let your imagination run wild as you explore ocean habitats. Check out https://www.rwsentosa.com for details.

Wang Hui Fen



ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Spellbound by corals

It's a whole new world under the sea and it promises to be a learning experience for those who have never ventured to find out more about it. The First Glowing Ocean in South-East Asia, held at S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, beckons with five multi-sensory zones filled with glowing sea animals and stunning light art installations. Visitors can enjoy an experiential journey with mesmerising sea jellies, colourful corals and mysterious deep-sea creatures brought to life in a mystical holographic experience. Take for example, a "coral noodle" installation in the Crazy Colourful Corals section. Inspired by flowing coral tentacles, the immersive art installation allows participants to feel as though they are swimming among corals. Visitors to the resort island can learn about and understand the beauty of bioluminescent corals in a dazzling display of coral floor stickers and a wall of soft, colourful "corals" illuminated by radiant lights.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 05, 2018, with the headline 'Go underwater for a merry Christmas'. Print Edition | Subscribe