Finally, we got to visit the UMS Aquarium tucked beside a hatchery and a scenic seafront. Passed this place on numerous cycling trips but the timing was never right.
And then the aquarium had an open day to commemorate World Coral Day, with free entrance. Of course, we jumped at the opportunity.
The place is quite small actually. One third of it serves as a marine museum, with displays of bones and shells and corals.
The more colourful part of the display is of course the marine life section.
There is a large aquarium with many fish... not just the exotic colourful ones, but also quite a number of those that one can find in the market.
A smaller tank with an awesome garoupa that's almost a meter long.
A really small tank with a single baby turtle.
An open tank where visitors ARE allowed to touch live starfish and sea cucumbers.
After the brief visit, we had lunch of pizza and pasta at a new food joint in Kingfisher. What a delightful way to laze away a Saturday morning.