Brennan took the day off on Tuesday so we could check another item off of our Singapore bucket list- the aquarium. Aquariums seem a bit repetitive to me, I guess I don't truly appreciate the variation in different species of fish. But the kids didn't get bored at all and it's inside which means aircon so I won't complain. :)
Outside the aquarium they have the maritime museum where they have part of huge boat and Declan basically thought he was at the zoo when he saw the fake rhinos and giraffes. He was pretty excited.
The aquarium was definitely worth the visit. We did choose to go on Tuesday when they do 2 for 1 entries but there were a crazy number of school groups there. It kind of made me wonder if Tuesday is field trip day and that's why they do 2 for 1 for everyone else. It also bugged me that we couldn't very easily start at the end of the aquarium and do it backwards. It made it really difficult to try to keep either ahead or behind the school groups. We thought we were clever to go first thing but really I bet it's much less crowded in the late afternoon/evening. Also they have a tank for dolphins but you can never see them because they are a paid attraction at other parts of Resort World Sentosa. You can see that they are at the very top swimming around with people and trainers but that's it. I think it's sort of silly to have them as part of the aquarium at all. But really we had a great time and loved the aquarium!
As we left the beach we saw that their animal encounters show was going on across the road. We decided to stop since we were right there and there was only about 15 minutes left of it anyway. The crowd wasn't huge and when the lady asked for a volunteer Tatum raised her hand! If you know Tatum very well, you know she is very shy and never raises her hand for things. Surprisingly she got picked. I don't think they realized just how young she was. Anyway, she got to hold a bird on her head! The only question she ever answered up there was "what is your name?" The rest of the time she was silent and never even nodded her head to answer a question. But the fact that she stayed up there the whole time and never ran back to her seat OR started crying is a BIG DEAL! It was a crazy proud moment for me. There is still hope that she won't turn out like me! Hallelujah!