26 Jun '16, 9pm

Underwater World Singapore closes: So long, and thanks for all the fish

As the strains of Auld Lang Syne played over the speakers at Underwater World Singapore, thousands of people braved the crowds to take their last selfies and videos with the marine life at the oceanarium before it closed for good yesterday. Around 8,500 residents and tourists thronged the 25-year-old attraction in Sentosa yesterday, which is more than five times the average daily visitorship, said Haw Par Corporation, which runs Underwater World. Some came to bid adieu to a place that held fond memories from their younger days, while others took advantage of the slashed admission prices to visit the facility for the first - and last - time. "It's been almost 16 years since I last came here. I used to visit at least once a year," said Madam Christina Lim, 53, a bus captain who was riding the travellator that snaked through Underwater World's iconic 83m underwater tunnel. Po...

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