Friday, August 8, 2008


The Manila Ocean Park is the Philippines’ first state-of-the-art Oceanarium, open water marine habitat, boutique mall, restaurant row and function facilities all located in one complex at the back of the Quirino Grandstand.

With the 1st Hari ng Negros, Emman Labirua, we ventured to Ocean Park during our spare time while in Manila for some official Hari functions.

The variety of underwater creatures that was displayed was incredible. Here were some Giant Arapaima fish that is found in the freshwater of the Amazon River Basin in South America.

Spotted Garden Eels

Blue-spotted Ray

A seahorse colony

Giant Clams

Morray eel

Emman watching a diver cleaning inside the aquarium.


A white tip shark

A diver flying over us

A manta ray over my head.

A Shark Ray

Testing the new fish spa.

These "doctor fish" feed on dead skin

At first it tickles but after a while you get used to it. Don't worry these are not piranhas. These fish have no teeth.

Manila Ocean Park has opened a new world to many Filipinos to appreciate the bounty of the sea.

With this very laudable project, more people will realize how beautiful our seas really are. To rehabilitate and maintain its waters should be an utmost priority to everyone on this planet. To save the ocean is to save ourselves.

Proud to be a Negrense. Forever Hari ng Negros.