Southeast Asian aquarium at Sentosa

Sea between Sentosa island and Singapore mainland

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At the oceanarium

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Fish among the coral reefs

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“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”

– John Ruskin, (1819-1900)

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Dolphins

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While I was viewing the marine creatures in the aquarium and noticing the crowds of fellow visitors, I was musing that I am living in a paradoxical world – on one hand, it seems the marine wildlife are being seen as commodities in this capitalistic system of the world, which ironically has resulted in environmental destruction and extinction of marine species around the world; and on the other hand, the aquarium may serve as a conservation outreach tool that brings awareness to the public about the preciousness and fragility of marine life and habitats, and reminds people about the beauty, intricacy and mystery of Nature.

Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion – Lorraine Anderson

Jellyfish

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Fish and more fish

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“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland

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