A ticket to the world’s largest aquarium may cost you a few tens of dollars, but seeing a child’s fascination as he experiences the wondrous aquatic world for the first time? Priceless.
Some 400 underprivileged kids and social workers were invited to Marine Life Park’s S.E.A. Aquarium on 22 November as part of Resorts World Sentosa’s annual charity outreach program aRWSome Kids’ Date. The gleeful children were the first guests to enter the home of more than 800 species of marine animals on the aquarium’s opening day.
Some of the voluntary organisations invited include Pertapis Children’s Home, Grace Orchard School and SAC Family Care Centre.
Thirteen-year-old Low Wee Chong from Society for the Physically Disabled was happy to be at the half-day event: “I’ve learnt that we should stop pollution so that the marine world can continue to thrive”.
Ms Lin Huiyu felt that this year’s aRWSome Kids’ Date incorporated learning in a fun way. The staff from Chinese Development Assistance Council said: “The students enjoyed the outing a lot and were exposed to different learning opportunities. It was a great experience for them.”
In its fifth year running, aRWSome Kids’ Date began as an initiative to give underprivileged kids a day of hope, a day to forget their worries, and just have fun. And from the excited chatters and jubilant smiles we heard and saw, it was clear the kids had a ball of a time at the S.E.A. Aquarium.
Hear what two of them have to say about the world’s largest aquarium!
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