Spoiler alert: The S.E.A. Aquarium gets larger and a new lifestyle complex is underway

The sun is setting on two attractions at Resorts World Sentosa this March, in an effort to make room for the major expansion and transformation of the lifestyle destination. Dubbed RWS 2.0, the upgrade will see the closure of the Crane Dance and The Maritime Experiential Museum, ending both their terms officially on Mar 2.

Specially created for RWS by international show maestro and four-time Emmy Award-winner Jeremy Railton, the Crane Dance tells the story of a pair of mechanical cranes and their blossoming love which transforms them from inanimate objects to real birds. Meanwhile, The Maritime Experiential Museum is Singapore’s first and only museum dedicated to the exploration of the Maritime Silk Route.

It’s not all sappy news though, fans of the incredible marine realm S.E.A Aquarium will be elated to note that it’ll only get bigger, before being rebranded as the Singapore Oceanarium (which has a nice ring to it). It’s set to be the first-of-its-kind in the world, that showcases an exciting mix of specially-curated marine life and exhibits of prehistoric marine life and deep sea creatures, in addition to touching on important topics like marine conservation, ocean exploration and more.

And taking over the space that houses the Crane Dance is a new Waterfront Lifestyle Complex, that will welcome two destination hotels, dining and lifestyle experiences, as well as a new public attraction featuring spectacular nightly shows to enliven the night scene. But during the day, there’ll be a multi-functional zone that accommodates festivals and thematic events.

To mark the closures, find farewell promotions and events at Sentosa–the Crane Dance will be a highlight at Let’s Go Jalan Jalan (Feb 15), a food and music festival with roving performances and heritage food and drinks from over 100 stalls. Visitors can also enjoy complimentary admission to The Maritime Experiential Museum with admission tickets purchased for S.E.A. Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark and Universal Studios Singapore.

Help Sentosa give these two attractions the departure they deserve, you’ve got till Mar 1 to say your goodbyes.


The Crane Dance and The Maritime Experiential Museum closes Mar 2. More information available here