10 underprivileged children get to meet Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins
- POSTED: 22 Sep 2013 22:47
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As part of the Singapore's Marine Line Park's dolphin interaction programme, 10 underprivileged children from The Little Arts Academy got a close-up experience with the dolphins.
SINGAPORE: Ten underprivileged children were the first to meet the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins at Singapore's Marine Line Park on September 19.
As part of the park's dolphin interaction programme, the children from The Little Arts Academy got a close-up experience with the dolphins.
"It was very fun although I was a little nervous when I was touching the dolphins," said Richelle Ho, 11.
Ten-year-old Muhammad Zhafir said: "It's very fun and I was quite shocked that I touched the dolphin. The dolphin is very smooth and I like the way they swim."
Besides interacting with the dolphins, they also learnt about their physiological aspects, diet and other fun facts under the guidance of professional trainers.
This programme is the latest marine encounter offered at the Marine Life Park, where participants can get up close and personal with the dolphins in waist-deep waters.
It will be open to guests on September 30.
And those who wish to stay dry can opt for the Dolphin Observer, with lagoon-side seating.
Visitors can also choose the Dolphin Trek - which allows them to walk four metres under water on the lagoon floor using a special helmet to breathe and get a better view of the dolphins.