SINGAPORE: Songs of the Sea

SINGAPORE: Songs of the Sea

Princess Ami of the sleeping kingdom under the sea

Who would forget the Songs of the Sea in SINGAPORE?

Oscar the Tigerfish
Songs of the Sea is a multimedia show along the Siloso beach in Sentosa Island in Singapore characterized by a spectacular display of water jets, flame bursts, lasers and pyrotechnics, coupled with a live cast and enchanting music. 

This show replaced the Musical Fountain show which people can watch for free. Ow, who said that the best things in life are free?

With Oscar the Tigerfish mascot

Oscar, one of the main characters in the Songs of the Sea show, is a colorful Pterois miles (known as common lionfish or devil firefish), not really a Tigerfish (which is a completely different specie) like what he is called in the show. 

In Latin, pterois means winged and miles means soldier. Therefore, this fish is a winged soldier.

The picture below shows what a common lionfish really looks like. It has beautiful reddish or brown stripes and fins that spread like wings.

Common Lionfish in Manila Ocean Park

You can see a common lionfish in one of the aquariums in the Oceanarium of the Manila Ocean Park . . .  

Common Lionfish in Ocean Adventure Park

. . . and at Ocean Adventure Park in Subic, Zambales.

The awakened Princess Ami of the sleeping kingdom under the sea

The Songs of the Sea brings to mind the Musical Fountain Show in the Manila Ocean Park. The Musical Fountain Show, however, pales in comparison with the Songs of the Sea in Singapore as the latter has a much bigger budget and, of course, a costlier ticket for the show than the former. But for those who have seen the Songs of the Sea, or at least for me and my brother, the cost of the ticket is worth it.

The 25-minute show runs twice a night: one at 7:40 pm. and the other at 8:40 p.m. Ticket price is S$10 per person. 

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