Manila’s latest buzz is the Manila Ocean Park, patterned after the famous Ocean Parks in Singapore & Hong Kong, Manila’s aquarium won’t be left behind.
I had a chance to visit the Ocean Park behind Quirino Grandstand, although most of the building, i.e. hotel, mall were still under construction, the aquarium was opened about 2 months ago. This is what you will see after paying the 400 Pesos entrance fee.
I haven’t seen any other aquarium so I can’t compare Manila to any other ocean park, but one thing is for sure, I dropped my jaw the moment I saw these large fish tanks!
I’m not that good in identifying these species, hmm… I will try to identify some of them.
I believe this is the famous Japanese Spider Crab (sarap nito! hehehe!), hmmm.. let me recall how is it called in Japanese, I think crab is Kani in Nihongo.
Taklobo, this is how we call these Giant Clams.
Stingray or Mantarey, I don’t know but I know it’s a Pagi.
Of course these are sharks kept in a tank.
The trip & the fee is well worth it, I enjoyed every moment of it, I’m looking forward to the completion of the whole facility, that would be a good time to return.