Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dating My Mom at the Manila Ocean Park


I had to take time off to bring my mom to the Manila Ocean Park. She booked my schedule a month in advance for the "tour," hehe. It is so easy to get there, from Roxas Blvd, just go near the Luneta Grandstand, and voila, the newest oceanarium is within your reach!

I was with my mom, her sisters and my late grandmother when we visited the Biodome de Montreal in Canada. The biodome was built in a stadium used in the 1976 Olympics. It was converted into four different ecological habitats - rain forest, polar, marine and forest. It was great to see the ecosystem at work! Cute penguins too! I won't compare the two but at least we now have a new attraction to enjoy.

Here are the "Dont's" of our local ocean park:

This is the dome in the middle of the waiting area and ticket booth.

These are cool colorful seats for the visitors.


It's lunch time, folks! Fishes gorge up their meal.


And now, presenting the marine life...

A blue starfish where visitors can touch...

Yellowtail coris

Longhorn cowfish

Lionfish

Estuarine Stonefish

Finding Nemo...Carpet Anemone

Surge Damselfish

Sharks

Porcupinefish

Pajama Cardinalfish (They are very deadma...not moving at all!)

Snubhose Pampano

Spotted Garden Eel---aren't they cool!

Friendly Stingrays

This is my favorite---a hospitable stingray :)

The Oceanarium
Opens Mon - Friday 10AM to 9PM
Sat - Sun 9AM to 9PM
Adults P400 (If Manila resident, P360---bring your ID)

4 comments:

Lawstude said...

sweet naman.

never been there. one of these days perhaps.

tr3nta said...

looks like a spectacular place to visit.... nice reportage...

Twin said...

lawstude: all ages can enjoy ocean park, maraming activities especially for the kids.

tr3nta: hi! thanks for dropping by. the place is still a work-in-progress. they are building a mall within the area. filipinos love to shop!

tr3nta said...

Great Oceanarium shots...