The underwater is full of mystery and that’s why many divers are obsessed to exploring the “wonderland”.
A man made aquarium, to certain extent, is also a great place for you to explore the beauty of the underwater world in a safer way with an easy access.
It is a one-stop destination to showcase the underwater creatures, which brings huge benefits for parents and children with all sorts of information.
Experience Malaysia will recommend some of the largest aquariums in Malaysia, which could be guidance for your next family trip. One of the top picks includes the newly opened SEA LIFE Malaysia located at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort in Johor Bahru.
Have you planned a visit to the Aquaria KLCC?
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Aquaria KLCC is one of the most exciting educational destinations for families in Malaysia.
Showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures, this state-of-the-art aquarium not only allows kids to see the myriad of fish on display, they also get to interact, touch, and sometimes even feed the creatures in the tanks.
The oceanarium is situated beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and is within walking distance of the Petronas Towers and Suria KLCC shopping mall – perfect for an entire day’s worth of sightseeing and activities with the family.
Highlights include a 90-metre transparent underwater tunnel where hundreds of fishes, Sand Tiger sharks, stingrays, marine turtles and other sea creatures swimming around unhindered in the vast oceanarium, a spectacular live show of divers feeding these creatures at meal times and a rare opportunity to come into contact with live starfish and bamboo shark at the Touchpool area.
If you want to spend some time at Aquaria KLCC, these are some tips that you can refer: buy your tickets online ahead of time; book a Learning package or guided tour; visit at feeding time throughout the day; get your souvenirs before exit point; stay in a nearby luxury hotel.
Ticket Price: RM49 (Adult); RM39 (Child); RM39 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10am to 8pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
SEA LIFE Malaysia
The tourism industry in Johor is expected to achieve greater heights with the opening of SEA LIFE Malaysia, the latest attraction at the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.
Dubbed the country’s first interactive LEGO themed aquarium, this highly awaited double-storey aquarium provides a fun and exciting learning experience that combines education and conservation. With a blend of LEGO’s approach of building imagination through play, SEA LIFE Malaysia promises a great day out for the entire family.
This new marine sanctuary comprises 13,000 marine life with 120 species from 11 different habitat zones. SEA LIFE Malaysia has been a hit now and it is expected to mesmerize even more visitors while inspiring kids to learn, love and care for the ocean through edutainment.
Amongst the marine life now housed across 25 tanks are Stingrays, Zebra Sharks, Black Tip Reef Shark, Seahorses, and more. Other amazing discoveries include magical storytelling, interactive displays, hands-on encounters at the Rock Pool zone, special habitat zones which comprises of a Malaysian Rainforest, a Stingray Bay and a fascinating Ocean Tank, the largest tank that is filled with 400,000 litres of water.
Spanning 6-metres long and over 2-metres wide, the Ocean Tank features fun and interactive experiences that introduces visitors to the marine life and marine conservation. On top of this, guests can keep a lookout for special LEGO Mini-Figures and other LEGO sea creatures as they embark on their educational journey at SEA LIFE Malaysia.
LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort has been attracting locals and tourists to state, with Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and China being amongst the top markets for the resort. For the latest update on promotion and activities, stay connected with LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort via Facebook and Instagram.
Ticket Price: 1-Day SEA LIFE (Open Dated) – RM95 (Adult); RM74 (Child); RM74 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10am to 6pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar, 79250 Johor Bahru, Johor.
The Shore Oceanarium Melaka
Located at The Shore Shopping Gallery Melaka, The Shore Oceanarium is definitely one of the not-to-be-missed spot on your itinerary, where both kids and adults can find it so educational and yet fun for their trip here.
Opened in 2015, it features some of the latest technology for aquarium such as 3D movies and information boards (3D glasses are provided) and visitors are encouraged to look for quiz answers as they walk around.
It is and extraordinary interactive journey to learn the earth ecosystem and allow you to discover creatures from land to the sea.
Some highlights in Oceanarium:
Interactive Touch Pool – Visitors can gently touch the skin of star fish, sea cucumber, bamboo shark and jellyfishes.
Jungle Quest – People can learn more about reptile, snake, frog, butterfly, insects, lizards and etc at this place. |
Ocean journey – Some of the key attractions here include Oceanarium Theatre, Shark Quest, Sea Shell Museum and 3D Movie Theatre.
River Story – Learning about river ecosystem around the world including Indian River, Chinese Mountain Stream, Australian River, Lake Malawi and etc, which exhibits different species of fish native.
Kampung Penyu – The Shore Oceanarium collaborates with Fisheries Department Malaysia to educate and create awareness on protection of sea turtle.
After taking a visit here, you should not miss the Sky Tower Melaka for the best views of the city. The Swiss Garden Hotel Melaka is located directly above The Shore Shopping Gallery.
Ticket Price: RM40 (Adult); RM30 (Child); RM30 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10.30am – 9pm
Address: 2F-01, The Shore Shopping Gallery,193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka,Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Underwater World Langkawi
Located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang, Underwater World is one of the top attractions on the Langkawi island. It is one of the largest marine and freshwater aquaria in Southeast Asia. Since its operation on 26 August, 1995, it has become one of the must-visit tourist destinations in Langkawi and has attracted a large number of foreign as well as local tourists.
This huge white building covering some 60,000 square feet area houses more than 4,000 marine creatures that include over 500 species of fish and many other underwater life. It also showcases many different types of birds, animals and other inhabitants that are found in tropical rainforests, temperate and even sub-Antarctic regions.
At Underwater World Langkawi, we have three main sections, which display Tropical Rainforest River Ecosystem, Temperate Sub-Antarctic and Marine Section. Other attractions include the Freshwater Fish Section, the Seashell Display, the Koi Pond, the Reptilium Section, Invertebrate Section, the Coral Reef Section and the Poisonous Venomous Section.
There are information kiosks, wildlife gallery and a 3D audio/video room with a capacity of 200 where you can learn and gather myriad of information about birds, animals and aquatic life.
The concept and theme of Underwater World Langkawi are geared towards Research Development, Education and Entertainment. It is built to raise awareness on the importance of conserving our precious aquatic life forms, thus creating understanding of the deep and inseparable bond between man and nature.
Visitors are thus provided with a one-stop shopping, eating and entertainment package, all of which are available within one area.
Ticket Price: RM36 (Adult); RM26 (Children); RM29 (Senior Citizens)
Opening Hour: 10am – 6pm (Daily); 9.30am – 6.30pm (School Holidays / Public Holidays)
Address: Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
On top of the aquariums recommended above, it is worth mentioning that one of the distinctive galleries at the National Science Centre, Kuala Lumpur is an aquarium, whereby all visitors can get the chance to take a closer look at a variety of fishes and corals that form a unique ecosystem.
Unknown to many, Penang has a small aquarium known as Akuarium Tunku Abdul Rahman, which is located at a fishing village in Batu Maung. Is not a large aquarium but it has everything you want to see inside. The aquarium has 25 tanks to showcase various types of marine life, especially those found in the regional waters. Among them are the lion fish, the boxfishes, moray eels, tangs, surgeon fish, cat sharks, stone fish, angel fish, blue spotted stingray, fox face fish, parrot fish, squirrel fish, damsels, bivalves and more.
For tourists who visit Sabah, do not forget to add the Aquarium and Marine Museum Kota Kinabalu into your list. The attraction is located right in the city centre at the University Malaysia Sabah. Apart from having a chance to see all types of marine life, there are mangrove habitat, free standing exhibition tank, open-water reef exhibition centre, diorama Sipadan deep dive and many more await you.