Central Asia’s largest marine park opens in Astana

ASTANA – The marine park opened recently in Happylon, the amusement park in Mega Silk Way centre. Residents and guests can now enjoy the indoor water park, which also intends to create an inclusive development programme for children with special needs.


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Opening the largest marine park in Central Asia is a cultural and historical event and was part of the run-up to EXPO 2017. A grandiose show was prepared for 400 children. Capital resident Lyazzat Bersebayeva, who attended with two youngsters, noted she was enjoying such a family entertainment park for the first time.

“We saw joy in the eyes of the children after the charity show. This is a great reward for us, because our main idea is to give children love,” said organiser and Nur Otan Party Deputy Chairperson Vladislav Sergeev.

The spectacular show includes more than 40 different elements. Children and adults delighted in the performance by four dolphins and three fur seals. The oldest dolphin, Danya, is 12 years old and the youngest, Deison, performs with his parents.

Happylon measures 7,190 square metres and the area of the marine park is more than 1,300 square metres. The latter includes a huge pool for performances surrounded by 400 seats, including special lifts for the disabled and other technical facilities for show organisations, and two additional pools for quarantine and animals.

The five-level purification system minimises the chlorine in the water, according to the administration. The treatment equipment is located under the delphinarium. All the necessary conditions have been created for the floating artists. The trainers watch the animals 24 hours a day and their necessary diets are kept in strict order. Capelin, herring and humpback salmon are the favourite items on their menu.

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