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Top 6 Favorite Fishes at The Reef (Oceanarium), Manila Ocean Park

The Manila Ocean Park, one of our favorite theme parks in the Philippines, is conveniently located in the heart of Manila City. The Manila Ocean Park is divided into different sections, one of which is the impressive Oceanarium, which in turn is subdivided into huge sections: Agos (Flow), Bahura (The Reef), Laot (Fishing Ground), Buhay na Karagatan (Living Ocean), Kalaliman (The Deep), Pagi (Sting Ray) and Pating (Shark). The only sane way to present the Manila Ocean Park is to take small bites, starting with The Reef. So, while you’re researching whether the plural of “fish” is indeed “fishes,” we’ll proceed to list down our 6 Favorite Fishes at Manila Ocean Park‘s The Reef.  Continue reading Top 6 Favorite Fishes at The Reef (Oceanarium), Manila Ocean Park

Musical Fountain Show (Lights and Sound Show) of Manila Ocean Park

The Manila Ocean Park, with its original attraction, is more than enough to awe first-time guests. But, wait, there’s more. Stay cool in the heat of summer at the Penguin Exhibit and the Snow Village. Use your imagination to get unbelievable photos at the Trick Art Museum. Really, it’s refreshing to see a new attraction at the Manila Ocean Park, like the Musical Fountain Show. Continue reading Musical Fountain Show (Lights and Sound Show) of Manila Ocean Park

Trick Art Museum (Seri Fantasy World, Manila Ocean Park)

Art is understandably outside the domain, and interest, of the common people. Art is generally expensive. It’s either fashionably snobbish or genuinely boring. So, what better way to beautifully and effectively bring art to the general public but to make it interactive? And cool. Fun and cool. Continue reading Trick Art Museum (Seri Fantasy World, Manila Ocean Park)

Trails to Antarctica, Penguin Exhibit and Snow Village, Manila Ocean Park

Time flies so fast (and structures deteriorate a little slower, attractions become boring quite sooner). We can’t believe that it had been more than 3 years ago since we’ve last visited the Manila Ocean Park. This travel blog was just starting and we were using the good old point-and-shoot camera. There were a few attractions at the Manila Ocean Park. No penguins. No ice village. Continue reading Trails to Antarctica, Penguin Exhibit and Snow Village, Manila Ocean Park

Map and Directions: Museo Pambata, Rizal Park and Manila Ocean Park

How to get there? Maps and directions for Museo Pambata, Rizal Park and Manila Ocean Park (see bigger map). Manila Ocean Park is at the back of Quirino Grandstand, as appearing in the satellite photo. How to use map, click here. Please wait while the map loads. . . Continue reading Map and Directions: Museo Pambata, Rizal Park and Manila Ocean Park

Monument of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Andres Urdaneta (Intramuros)

Monuments are meant to commemorate something of historical importance to a place and its people. I always pass through a monument outside of Intramuros (known as the Anda Circle), fronting the Manila Hotel along Roxas Boulevard, and I wonder who these people are or what the monument is about. A quick search yielded the information that it’s a monument of Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Fr. Andres de Urdaneta, commemorating their landing in the Philippine Islands in 1565. Continue reading Monument of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Andres Urdaneta (Intramuros)

Breathtaking Nature at Manila Ocean Park

The Manila Ocean Park is a seaworld, where kids and adults are treated with the sights of different marine animals (think of Ark Avilon Zoo, but all sea creatures). When you hear “seaworld,” you think of Seaworld in Orlando, Ocean Park in Hongkong and, in the Philippines, Ocean Adventure in Subic. Unlike those destinations, however, Manila Ocean Park is located in the heart of Metro Manila, so it should be easily accessible (rates are P400 for adults and P350 for kids). And unlike those destinations, the Manila Ocean Park has no shows like the whale and sea lion shows (although these shows may come later, as the Manila Ocean Park is still unfinished). There’s something, however, that makes up for that. [See also Trails to Antarctica, Penguin Exhibit and Snow Village, Manila Ocean Park] Continue reading Breathtaking Nature at Manila Ocean Park