"Mom, dad! I booked tickets to Ocean Park so let's spend the afternoon when we get the chance okay?"
My dad goes: "Ocean Park...in Hong Kong?"
It's nice how my dad didn't know we have Ocean Park in Manila and it was my biggest pleasure to take them along with me to enjoy life in the ocean!
The perfect timing? When my brother came back for a vacation, we head off during the Chinese New Year's break and boy was the place packed! Though the long queue made me almost regret for picking that specific day, I'm glad everything was organized!
Here are the activities we went for:
Sea Lion Show - Php150.00 (approx $3.50)
Oceanarium - Php400.00 (approx $9.30)
Musical Fountain Show - Php300.00 (approx $7.00)
Bought the Summer Package Oceanarium + Musical Fountain Show for Php500.00 saving Php200.00!
To those who have old parents like I do, do not worry and I highly advise everyone to take their parents or grandparents with them for bonding! You can borrow a wheelchair by surrendering your parents' or grandparents' Senior Citizen Card at the entrance of Manila Ocean Park. The wheelchair is very comfortable to sit at! :)
We watched the 4:30pm Sea Lion Show and get to learn more than a thing or two about Sea Lions!
In Manila Ocean Park, they have a total of 5 Sea Lions! 4 of them are females and only 1 male!
These talented and smart Sea Lions who came all the way from South America made me realize how little I know about other creatures created by God!
Sea Lions are mammals because they have lungs, who have very flexible body and can do a lot of stunts and look so cute at the same time!
After approximately 20 minutes of show, off we went to enjoy the Oceanarium to experience marine life, as they say, without getting wet in Asia's largest underwater viewing tunnel!
I am amazed as I see characters from the cartoon Finding Nemo came into life! :)
So many Nemos!!!
"Dory" is right beside this fish but we can't seem to take a good shot of her! :)
Shark friends of Dory :)
The "school bus" of Nemo and his classmates
right at the end part of the movie! :)
Super tiny crablets :P
And some weird looking guy who smirked right through us! :P
Aawww, this one looks sweeter :P
I read that the Oceanarium here in Manila showcases 5,000 varieties of marine creatures endemic to the Philippines and the Southeast Asia!
As soon as we exited the Oceanarium, perfect timing as we got the perfect view of Sunset :)
And a perfect view of Mr. and Mrs. AMW :P
We didn't get the chance to roam the whole place as I am with my dad so we went for a quick snack at North Park to relax and wait for the 7:00pm Musical Fountain Show.
It was a little bit over 30 minutes of grand fountains coming to life with music and dancing laser lights!
It made the audience screamed when animated sea friends emerges from the water screen
And the super bright lights accompanied with fireworks made the great ending!
It was a wonderful day and I'm glad to have spent it with my loved ones! :)
Have you been to Manila Ocean Park?
What other must visit activities shall we head off to?
Love your family! :)
Love your family! :)