Sunshine Aquarium

…continued from Cat’s House Nekobukuro.

Continuing on our nature theme, we next went to the Sunshine Aquarium on the roof (10th floor) of the City World Import Mart Building in the Sunshine City complex. I don’t remember if I saw a sign that said this was the highest aquarium in the world, but it was most certainly the highest one I’ve ever been to.

Most of the aquariums I’ve been to have the standard “Nemo” fare to please the kids, and then a few highlights of local species; this one was no different. Highlights in my book were the freshwater habitat (gee, I wonder why?) and the giant pelicans. We were there near closing time so it was already dark on the rooftop, and the pelicans just stood there, completely still. When I first saw them, I freaked out because they were so big and so still, like statues. It’s what I would imagine dinosaurs looked like millions of years ago. Unfortunately, I was already so tired from walking around that I didn’t feel like taking my camera back out of my backpack, so the only photo is the blurry one seen in the gallery below.

After spending a couple of hours at the aquarium, we went back downstairs for dinner, and then went up to the observatory on the 60th floor of the Sunshine 60 building.

Next: Observatory

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