Manila Ocean park – Oceanarium. Located at the back of Rizal Park, in Luneta Manila.
adult – 400.00 pesos
kids – 350.00 pesos
I’ve been wanting to visit this place for a looong time, this is far from where we live. And aside from the distance, the fee is a bit high for me, so I’m not able to bring my kids here to take a look. I have expected too much, but sad to say, I did not enjoyed that much.
Sure there were lots of water species to look at, but really… it fell down beyond my expectations. But… there is one thing that I really liked there, I was very impressed with the way they presented the jelly fishes… It looks sooo cool.
They have the jellies in big glass containers in a separate dimly lit room, then I dont know where the lights are coming from but those glass containers changes
Hah! I saw nemo there too , and he got brothers and sisters now… I was actually looking for him there.
nemo and family
I saw a fish with eyelashes … heeeeh this is my first time to see a fish with eyelashes, I thought they are only in cartoons, but here she is in fishy flesh and blood… wonder if she uses a mascara… was trying my best to get a good shot here, but she’s always moving, I was gonna take a close-up shot of her eyes.
This is the part where I was excited, but since there were too many people at the time we went there, it was jampacked with people, so hot inside, again not impressed with what I saw. People looked like sardines in a can… never enjoyed this one here.
ang kalaliman - the deep
There were sharks too, and rays, and huge starfishes, and crocodile (not impressed on how they presented the crocs here). Corals, stone fish, a biiiig lobster, and of course lots of fishes… lol
pating = shark
You can have a fish spa here for an extra cost… sit on a pool like thingy with small fishes in them, put your bare feet and wahlah… have the services of those little fishes cleaning your feet and toes… biting, nipping whatever it is there’s to nip at your feet, which sounds like kinda gross to me thinking of fishes eating germs and bacteria on your feet. What if the other person beside you has a smelling foot? or a foot skin diseases? eewww…. . But if there were very few people having the fish spa treatment, I think its good to try this one.
NOT my foot
The place looks good, but… between the zoo and here, I will always choose the zoo, its cheaper and its more fun there… with a high entrance fee and the feeling that what spent is not worth it, this site seeing of course will be the last place to visit in my list. I understand that business aspect of it, they have spent a whole lot just to make this place look good, but those of us in the lower class can not afford the fee, its not that easy to get money these days, and I’d consider this a luxury. They can try lowering the entrance fee so more people will visit the place.
Here we are, some of the family members… the others are looking all over the place.