Feb 23, 2013

Weird Creatures in Siam ocean World Bangkok

In the previous post on Madame Tussauds Bangkok, I’ve mention that there is a combination ticket available for Madame Tussauds and Siam Ocean World. If you purchase the combination ticket, it only cost 1360baht for both sites.

After visiting Madame Tussauds, I took a stroll from Siam Discovery to Siam Paragon for my next visit.... the Siam Ocean World. It is totally worth it!!! There are so many weird/creepy/amazing creatures living in SOW, and you’ll be fascinated.

This thing looks like an alien! I think I stood at the aquarium for a long time just to stare at this creature. It looks like some creature I saw in Species movie.

On second thought... I think it kinda look like eardrum.

And I saw this fish/worm in Spongebob before. I don’t know what their name is. They don’t move around in the water like other sea creatures. Half of their body thrust out from the base and their head hanging around to catch food. I can stay there forever just looking at them. Makes me want to keep them as pet.

The last time I saw a Tasmanian crab they were lying dead in Gleanorchy market. And this time, I get to see them live!!! They live in a cylinder aquarium. All they do is walking around it like a merry-go-round. And they’re so huge!!! As big as my writing desk!!!

This is another weird creature. It looks like fish, but at the same time it also resembles a squid.

They also have Atlantic giant octopus in SOW but photograph was not allowed.

I happen to make one mistake during my trip, so I’m going to let you know, hopefully you don’t repeat my mistake. I did not buy the glass bottom boat ride ticket at the ticketing counter. I didn’t know what it was in the beginning. But when I entered the place, I totally regret it. It is a cruise boat that takes you tour at the surface of the water tank. You will be able to see sharks, stingray, etc. swimming around at close range. The experience is totally different from seeing them in the aquarium. I wanted to take the ride so bad but I was separated from my friends and couldn’t decide whether I want to take it or not. In the end, I didn’t take the glass bottom boat L. I really don’t mind going back there for the boat ride.

SOW don’t only keep sea creatures. There’s a spider gallery that is nicely placed in a manmade cave. And there’s also a huge manmade river, embellished with a floating boat.

SOW is not just aquariums of sea creatures. They design the place into really cool settings. One moment you feel like you're walking in Amazon jungle, and the next moment, you feel like you're in Indiana Jones movie. It is so hard to photograph the place because it is dark and there are a lot of people.

There’s also an underwater tunnel. Just a short one. It’s quite hard to photograph inside the underwater tunnel as the concave glass makes me dizzy.

My favourite part of the entire SOW is the jellyfish section.

The hall is really dark, but they place fluorescent lighting behind the tank so the jellyfish appears to look like Stabilo highlighter. LOL! And they play a soft philharmonic song and the scene is so soothing. It’s really therapeutic to sit there and watch the jellyfishes floating around, while listening to amazing pieces from Mozart. I feel so light, as if all my worries are gone. I wish I can reincarnate into a jellyfish in my next life and live in SOW. LOL!!!

At the mean time, I become oyster princess first.

Well, if you go to Bangkok, remember to visit Siam Ocean World. You will be amazed with all the creatures there as how I did. Anyway, the ticket price isn’t that expensive if you buy the combination ticket with Madame Tussauds.

The only thing which I don't like in SOW is this pathetic mascot....

Can you guess what is this?


ChinkyGirLMeL said...

oooh looks like a fun trip! awesome photos!

Brooke said...

I too recently visited the siam ocean world at bangkok and it was awesome.

Nice post on Siam Ocean world, Paragon

Anonymous said...

Hi, i am planning to buy my combo tickets from madamme tuassads too. however it is the combo 1. the admissions only. as we only want to see the place i think it would be alright, but could you tell me what i should expect with this kind of tickets? what would i be restricted from? we are on a very short budget. i hope you understand.

Please please reply soon, we want to make our booking asap.


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