Friday, April 12, 2013

S.E.A. Aquarium breaks two Guinness World Records.

RESORTS World Sentosa’s S.E.A. Aquarium is now the official record holder of two Guinness World Records – it is the world’s largest aquarium and has the world’s largest acrylic panel in its Ocean Gallery.

Discover the awe-inspiring world of life beneath the ocean at the world’s largest aquarium at the S.E.A. Aquarium™ and immerse yourself in a magical marine world seen through the planet’s largest window to the ocean. With more than 800 species of marine animals, the aquarium is home to majestic manta rays, enormous goliath groupers, Napoleon wrasse, and other gentle giants of the sea.

Come face-to-face with over 200 sharks and uncover the centuries of myths about these ocean predators. Sneak a peek at a moray eel in a rocky crevice or tour an underwater reef community. Discover and unfold the endless wonders of the blue planet at S.E.A. Aquarium.

Some fun facts:

  1.  It is the world’s largest acrylic panel is equivalent to two rows of three double-decker buses stacked atop one another.
  2. The S.E.A. Aquarium holds more than 42.8 million litres of fresh and salt water. That’s enough to fill more than 17 Olympic-size swimming pools!
  3. The first marine animal introduced into the Open Ocean habitat on 22 June 2012 was a batfish.

Discover the action-packed aquatic world and fall in love with our spectacular ocean animal at Marine Life Park, Resorts World™ Sentosa Singapore!

Friday, April 5, 2013

                                        Beautiful Thailand

Serene, picture-perfect islands, turquoise waters and pristine white beaches are just a few reasons why Thailand is a truly incredible destination.

Go back to the glorious Ayutthaya era on an unforgettable champagne cruise down the legendary Chao Phraya, the River of Kings, in the capital Bangkok.

Pay your respects to the Emerald Buddha at the grand Wat Phra Kaew temple. Visit the ruins of the ancient capital Sukhothai, to romance Thailand’s glorious past.

Get chic designer wear at a bargain at Siam Square, explore its eclectic restaurants and cafés. Meander through colourful Chatuchak, Bangkok’s famous weekend market, follow delicious aromas to blazing streetside woks.

Meander through the picturesque bays and coves of Phuket, take in the scenic view on a evening cruise. Swim or snorkel with tropical fish at pristine Maya Bay off Phi Phi Islands, location of the famous Hollywood movie, The Beach.

Explore the coral reefs, limestone cliffs and tranquil coves of Krabi. Go snorkeling, parasailing, canoeing and kayaking, or even scuba dive in its aqua blue waters. Cavort in the emerald waters and silvery sands of Phra Nang beach, among the worlds’ finest.

Follow the footsteps of 19th century explorers into the exotic bamboo jungles of Chiang Rai. Explore the Golden Triangle, on a traditional longtail boat ride down the mighty Mekong.

Frolic in the magical island of Koh Samui, with its idyllic resorts and legendary beaches. Go snorkeling, diving or kayaking, brave a visit to a unique snake farm.

Ride a wild elephant, go on a memorable jungle safari on a bamboo raft in Khao Lak. Discover a silvery, secluded beach, on its lush, unexplored coastline.

Explore Thailand with Mercury Travels. There’s no place as intoxicating.

Melbourne and Victoria

Drive through Melbourne & Victoria

Start your Australian holiday in Melbourne, a city surrounded by nature and a mecca for sports fans, foodies and art lovers alike. Explore this vibrant city before you hit the road to experience Victoria's vast and diverse natural attractions. Drive down the stunning Great Ocean Road, experience Phillip Island's Penguin Parade, relax at the Healesville Sanctuary in the Yarra Valley, ride aboard the Puffing Billy Steam Railway as it travels across the Dandenong Ranges.

From thrilling world class events and renowned architecture, to café-lined streetscapes and verdant parklands, there’s always something new and magical to discover in Melbourne. Victoria's capital, Melbourne, sits on the Yarra River and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Known as the capital of fashion and coffee, the home of art and culture, and the sports hub of Australia, there is little that Melbourne doesn’t do well.
Lauded for its sense of style and elegance, Melbourne boasts glamorous festivals and events, Australia's best shopping, a lively passion for food and nightlife, and a flourishing interest in the arts. Restored and preserved nineteenth-century architecture, built following the discovery of gold, provides a heady reminder of a prosperous age, while beautifully tended parks and gardens present a therapeutic respite from the pace of city life.
Melbourne is a natural starting and finishing point for your self-drive journey through some of Victoria's unique, enchanting and varied landscapes. Experience the romance and exhilaration of a drive down the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives boasting of a breathtaking stretch of astonishing seascapes, magical forest and sprawling farmlands. Take in highlights like the spectacular Otway Ranges, famous Bells Beach, the dramatic rock formation of the Twelve Apostles on the Shipwreck Coast, and the excitement and heritage of the gold rush in Ballarat.
Capture the awe-inspiring splendour of the iconic Twelve Apostles with its majestic limestone stacks rising up out of the ocean on a scenic helicopter flight or from a boardwalk for easy walking and great views. Experience the gold fever that gripped Australia in the 1850’s at the Ballarat Goldfields. Pan for gold, see blacksmiths at work, dress up in Victorian costume at Sovereign Hill, an outdoor living museum that re-creates the days of the goldfields, scene of one of just two civil uprisings in the history of Australia.
From world famous wines to fabulously fresh food and breathtaking scenery, the hills of Yarra Valley are a charming experience. The birthplace of Australian winemaking, the Yarra Valley is studded with more than 50 vineyards and a host of stylish cellar doors and restaurants. A Winebus Winery Tour offers tastings at four premium wineries as well as cider tastings and a winery restaurant á la carte lunch. Catch the sunrise on a Hot Air Balloon ride floating gently above rolling vineyards for that top of the world feeling. The Puffing Billy Steam Railway, Australia’s favourite steam train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world operating since 1900, winds through the beautiful Dandenongs and offers a unique travel and dining experience.
Just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne, Phillip Island is renowned for its penguin parade, wildlife, surf beaches and motorcycle racing. Each night at sunset see the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore to their sand dune burrows at Summerland Beach. From the Nobbies, see thousands of fur seals, see koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre, or tour the Grand Prix circuit. At Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolates, see a chocolate waterfall or create your own chocolate bar!
Drive along the coastline with cliff top mansions, Mediterranean jewel-like bays, rugged surf beaches and lush bushland to discover the picturesque Mornington Peninsula region. It offers fabulous winery experiences, golfing, wildlife and adventure opportunities. With its style and sophistication, waterfront vistas, restaurants with world renowned chefs, olive groves, strawberry farms, cellar doors and vineyards, the Peninsula is a gourmand’s delight.
Victoria offers you the best of Australia’s natural attractions, coastal scenery, history and heritage – all in a flexible, compact touring package.