The Maritime Experiential Museum, Sentosa Islands, Singapore
The Maritime Experiential Museum, Sentosa Islands, Singapore is one of the most popular spots inside the Sentosa Islands. A representation of the trade and commerce culture of the islands, the Maritime Experiential Museum displays artifacts and collections from the past and displays the items that used to be transported along the trade routes on the South East Asian seas.
The Maritime Experiential Museum is located along the Sentosa Gateway and is the first attraction as one enters into the islands via Vivocity near Harborfront. The entrance into the island through the parking lot opens to a huge archipelago with entrances to all the attractions including the Maritime Experiential Museum.
At the Entrance
The Entrance houses a large hall with a wide screen at the center showing a video display of the Ancient cultures and ethnicity of Singapore Islands. An open air theater, one can enjoy the 3D surround sounds with special video effects and sounds which makes the experience more interesting and realistic.
On the either side of the entrance is a plethora of souvenir shops which sells gift items akin to the Experiential Museum. Pick up one as you go back home to add to your gallery, and flaunt your guests about your journey through the museum.
Explore around the area to pose yourself around the seemingly beautiful artifacts and items in display. On their voyages, these ships had to face lot of difficulties such as storms, harsh weathers, rough tides and pirates.
A wrecked ship on the background displays the items destroyed during a tempest in which all the valuables aboard the ship is lost. As you explore the wreckage, you will find, gold, wine, animals, pottery, spices, herbs, weapons, food, ornaments and garments, precious stones and valuables stuffed inside the wreckage that all go waste with one stroke of the storm.
South East Asian Aquarium
The Aquamarine Experience
The hallway further leads to the South East Asian Aquarium, the World's Second Largest Aquarium today. Until 2010, it was recorded as the first, with more than 10 million varieties of aquamarine life artificially conserved on the island. Everyday, several thousand gallons of water is pumped and circulated through the aquarium with sophisticated water pipeline mechanisms, and timer controlled systems to simulate the natural breeding environment of the sea fishes and mammals.
The Aquarium has been meticulously designed with glass chambers, and wall paneled aquariums, and tubules of all sizes to accommodate a large variety of fishes.
This aquarium sees more than 10000 visitors everyday from all across the globe.
The best time to visit the Aquarium is especially on the weekdays as there will be lesser crowd and to move around is easier. Weekends are the busiest times to move around.