Last month I got to be a tourist in my home town, Manila. My cousin Angie and her son Daniel came from Taiwan for a short visit and I brought them to Manila Ocean Park.
I should say it was Angie who brought me to Manila Ocean Park instead since she was the one wh bought our tickets online. Daniel wasn’t very happy at first since they arrived at around 2:00 am and he was tired.
Since it was our first time Angie got the complete package which included almost everything. We didn’t get to use all the tickets since some attractions were closed that day and we didn’t wait for the night musical fountain show.
If you’re the adventurous sort you may want to swim with the sharks. You’d have to get in the cage though. To Daniel’s disappointment he didn’t meet the age and height requirement for this.
We paid extra to go in a walk-in freezer that was made to look like a winter wonderland complete with snow and kiddie trains for a good photo op which we had to pay for too. There were heavy coats for us to wear before going in. The temperature inside was a freezing -17C.
The fish were much bigger than I thought. They seem to have grown 10 fold from the other pictures I’ve seen around the web. I cannot describe how creepy the feeling was. I kept shrieking and pulling my feet out. It took me more than 5 minutes to keep still and ‘enjoy’ the sensation of fish chewing on my skin. I kept thinking of the movie Piranha. This experience is definitely not for the ticklish.
I’m glad I was able to visit the Manila Ocean Park. It was a good adventure for any age.