Singapore is known as the fish capital of the world.
In 2016, the Government announced that Simcha, the country’s oldest aquarium, would be closed for repairs and rehabilitation.
The aquarium has been in operation since the early 1900s, but the Government plans to close it for repair and rehabilitation in 2018.
Simcha was founded in Singapore in 1869 and has been a popular aquarium for many years.
In 2019, the aquarium was bought by the Ministry of Health and Social Development and reopened for operation.
The Ministry of Culture said in a press release that the aquarium will be reopened on November 12, 2020, for public viewing.
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What are Simcha’s specialties?
According to the press release, Simcha has been providing aquariums in Singapore for the last 65 years, but has also been used for aquarium maintenance for the past 25 years.
The fish tanks were constructed in the early 20th century and were originally made for aquaculture, according to the statement.
The tanks have been restored to their original condition for public use, the Ministry said.
There are also plans to expand Simcha to other parts of the country, which is why the aquarium has to be kept open during public viewing periods.
Why should I care?
The aquarium is open for public view periods, which are typically 10 minutes from 6am to 6pm on the first and third Saturdays of each month.
To access the aquarium, visitors must first pass through the security gate at the entrance.
The gates are opened from 10am to 9pm, the ministry said.
How do I get in?
You can get into the aquarium from the main gate at 12:00 noon on any Saturday, except December 12, which the gates open at 6pm.
You will have to pay the $20 entry fee.
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