Kids Fed the Fishes in Aquaria Phuket: Exploring the Largest Aquarium in Thailand

The new Aquaria Phuket is now the largest aquarium in Thailand, as advertised. It is located in Central Phuket Floresta, right at the heart of metropolis Phuket. Phuket is home to hundreds of expats and welcomes thousands of tourists each year. Aside from island hopping, this could be a great destination, especially for families or a group of friends. As expats ourselves, we had the chance to experience it. We had so much fun in Aquaria Phuket. Fish feeding is one of the most enjoyable activities you can do. Explore the largest aquarium in Thailand.

Kids Fed the Fishes in Aquaria Phuket: Exploring the Largest Aquarium in Thailand

Aquaria Phuket is divided into four distinct zones, namely Station Aquarius, South China Sea, Coastal Heaven, and Mystic Forest.

  1. Station Aquarius is a semi-interactive zone as kids are allowed to touch the different species of star fish in a medium size, shallow pool, which occupies most of the space in this zone. You are required to wash your hands before touching them. It is important to note the grabbing is not allowed. In this area, there are also variety of jellyfish, sea shells, and insect preserves.
  2. The South China Sea Zone. This probably takes the biggest chunk of the aquarium. One of the interesting features of this zone is the USS Lagarto, a USA submarine wreckage from World War II, which was found in the gulf of Thailand. Read more of the submarine in the newest and biggest aquarium in Thailand or watch the video straight away of the submarine in the newest and biggest aquarium in Thailand. Here, children are allowed to feed the fishes. So, it has got a walk-in platform that goes all the way into the center of one of a tank. With a bucket of fish worth 20THB (0.65USD), kids can have a top view of the tank and feed the fishes there. Also found in this zone is the largest underwater restaurant in Asia, the ANDASI Restaurant. It has a spectacular view!
  3. Coastal Heaven features marine animals like penguins, red sea turtles, otters, and reef sharks, and many more. My daughter was pretty excited to see sharks in the aquarium. Their advertisement shows a large shark, and so she wasn’t so thrilled to see the reef sharks. Of course, we had to explain everything to her.
  4. Mystic Forest features variety of fishes segregated; one tank for all colorful tiny ones, the other for the gentle giants. On the second floor of this zone, are wide selections of rainforest insects like spiders, centipedes, millipedes, and frog. It also got chameleons and snakes.

Here’s a short video of Derick and Summer Thailand in Aquaria Phuket. This video shows the Station Aquarius and The South Chine Sea Zones only.

Would you consider bringing your family and friends here? What feature of this aquarium would you be looking forward to seeing?

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Adventures You Absolutely Must Take In 2019

Travelling the world as you please is a luxury that not so far in the past we didn’t have – well, not as easily anyway. Now it’s as simple as jumping on a plane and landing the other side of the world in a matter of hours. The only problem you might be facing is where to go next. With so many beautiful spots and interesting cultures around the world, it’s no wonder that choosing your next adventure might be a hard decision to make. So, to make your life easier, we’ve come up with a list of must-do adventures for you to choose from so that you can make 2019 the best year yet. Check it out!

Adventures  at the Great wall of China

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The Great Wall of China

Originally built to fend off attackers from the north, the Great Wall of China is over 13 thousand miles long and has over 10 million visitors annually to see the historic wonder. The great thing about choosing the Wall of China is that you can turn your trip into an extended journey over a couple of days and really take in the beautiful scenery. Just don’t forget to buy a decent pair of hiking boots and most importantly, take your camera!

Climb Kilimanjaro

If you fancy a little bit more of a challenge, why not consider climbing the great Mt Kilimanjaro? With four different routes to the peak and incredible sights to see, it really is a challenge that will be worth your time. However, it’s important to remember that climbing a mountain is no easy feat, and you should always seek help from experienced tour companies such as Kandoo: the best choice for fantastic trekking adventures. It’s also a good idea to check out the best times of the year and month to climb this wonderous mountain, as the difference between having a full moon and not will make a huge impact on your journey.

See the Northern Lights

One of the most beautiful wonders of our planet is, of course, the Northern Lights. An array of mesmerising colours flow through the sky and can leave you in awe of it for hours on end. Many people choose to pick out a camping spot to see the Northern Lights, so why not grab yourself a tent, a huge bag of marshmallows, your nearest and dearest, and spend a few days underneath one of the most incredible and natural beauties that our world offers to us?

Visit Santa

Finally, we know that Christmas has just been and gone, but a trip to Lapland to see Santa is an adventure that everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. Imagine ploughing through the snow using huskies and a sledge, to arrive back at your log cabin to enjoy delicious hot chocolate. And of course, meeting Santa himself! Perfect for those who are travelling with their children or indeed, just a big kid at heart!

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Unplanned Staycation: Rimlay Park Resort

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Rimlay Park Resort Review

If you would like to know our experience in this resort read on.

 

My husband and I work full time. Parents out there could surely empathize with us wanting to getaway and simply relax.  And in today’s busy and structured world, this does not come by easily.  Parents have busy schedules and kids’ have timetable full of classes from dusk to twilight, plus special classes here and there. With all these crazy sched in the family, finding the common time for a holiday is rare and difficult. Fortunately though, the previous week we had that rare time. And so we grabbed the opportunity and went on our unplanned staycation.

For us, a perfect staycation means staying in a new place with a nice accommodation, clean air conditioned room with wifi, fridge, and coffee maker, and most importantly a place with kids pool. So we hurriedly booked Rimlay Park Resort at Phattalung Thailand.

As soon as the booking was confirmed, we drove there the following day. Since it is unplanned, I forgot the kids’ life jackets. They love swimming but they do not know how to swim yet, thus the life jackets.  We ought to enroll them in a swimming class. And yes we will, it is important.

We got to the resort after hours of going back and forth exploring the outback. Yes it is in the countryside. It is a little haven in the middle of acres and acres of rice fields and forest.

The place is good and we rated it 4/5. But it does not have a proper kids pool unlike Haad Kaew Resort. It is actually an adult pool with a shallow area where adults could sit around and tête-à-tête while in the water.

Anyway, all’s well that ends well.  The kids had so much fun.  The accommodating lady owner lent them swimming aid noodles. Although short, but it had been a relaxing stay and an enjoyable one for the kids.

Rimlay Park Resort is a great staycation place for families or a getaway haven for group of friends. If you would like to know more about this resort, read Rimlay Park Resort Review.

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