Simply, some of my favorite photos from the Singapore SEA Aquarium. Jonathan took most of these using his trusty Nokia 808 which is touted by some as the best smartphone camera ever. (If you want to be bored to sleep, just ask him to tell you all about his precious N808. At times, when he falls into the “zone”, he will complain that the fishes are too fast and the lighting conditions are poor. When this happens, I will just walk away silently and leave him to his murmuring and tweaking.)

Jokes aside, my husband is a better photographer than me because he is much more patient and actually knows what ISO means. I find that some of these photos are so darn professional they can be compared with a full frame DSLR.

As for me, fish only made me hungry and that makes it really hard to concentrate on taking photos. (Mmm, fish and chips, steam pomfret Teochew-style, fish fingers, lobster salad, etc etc etc…)

Coral… While pretty, you can’t eat those 🙁

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Oh man, these lobsters are making me hungry!


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This is a Sea Cucumber aka Sea Apple. Not sure why it is named after two fruits at the same time, but all I know is, apparently, the chinese only eat the ugly ones as a delicacy.

This is a Sea Cucumber aka Sea Apple. Not sure why it is named after two fruits at the same time, but all I know is, apparently, the chinese only eat the ugly ones as a delicacy.

This fat grouper would cost at least $100 at a seafood market!

This fat grouper would cost at least $100 at a seafood market!

Some sharks lay egg capsules on coral.

Some sharks lay egg capsules on coral.

Ooh a cute seahorse!

Ooh a cute seahorse!

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(Above – doh!) That’s a horrible photo of me attempting to eat a gummy fish.

Nice shipwreck display for fishes to hide and mingle.

Nice shipwreck display for fishes to hide and mingle.

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A pointy sea urchin. Get past those spikes and its soft innards are sweet and savoury.

A pointy sea urchin. Get past those spikes and its soft innards are sweet and savoury.

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Incidentally, since the massive Jellyfish category is coming up, why are we all fascinated with sea jellies? Is it because they look alien?

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The OCD in me wants to untangle this mess.

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Awesome Taraba Kani or Spider Crab. I actually had one in Japan and they are sooooooo goooood! Which made me drool… Of course… Just like every other fish in the aquarium!

The main attraction is coming up and it is so amazing it is like watching a movie, perhaps even better than Finding Nemo. (For the record, I still find that jellyfishes are the best.)

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Ok Ok, joking. Honestly, this gorgeous Manta Ray is too regal and awesome to be BBQ seafood.

Grace commented herself that there's a lot of meat in that giant grouper. LOL

Grace commented herself that there’s a lot of meat in that giant grouper. LOL

All in all, the open sea exhibit was a real show-stopper. I think I would visit SEA again, when I’m less hungry.
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