1. Aquaria KLCC

1. Aquaria KLCC

During my recent 3D/2N solo trip to Kuala Lumpur, I was able to tick off some interesting places to visit, those that I had wanted to personally experience but couldn’t find the time. Enough of dragging my feet, I just made the plan to travel two weeks ago, taking my workload along.

2. Horseshoe Crab

2. Horseshoe Crab

3. in one of the aquariums

3. in one of the aquariums

One of the places that I wanted to set foot in was Aquaria KLCC, a world class oceanarium that showcases marine life in Malaysia and around the world. Believed to be the largest such indoor aquarium in Southeast Asia, Aquaria KLCC is totally worth its ticket price.

4. exhibits - flash photography is prohibited

4. exhibits – flash photography is prohibited

5. in another aquarium

5. in another aquarium

Featuring more than 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over 60,000 square-foot space occupying two floors, Aquaria KLCC is one attraction not to be overlooked.

6. undersea shipwreck exhibits

6. undersea shipwreck exhibits

7. Tales of the Ocean

7. Tales of the Ocean

Aquaria KLCC is more than an oceanarium, of course. It is a learning hub and a place for aquaphobic people like me to get as close to marine life as possible, without going into the water as well.

8. replica of shipwreck

8. replica of shipwreck

9. coral samples

9. coral samples

While the official time required to visit Aquaria KLCC is said to be merely 45 minutes, I personally feel that one should spare two hours for Aquaria KLCC. Why? There are just too many exhibits to view and to read up on.

10. Banggai cardinalfish

10. Banggai cardinalfish

 11. interior of Aquaria KLCC

11. interior of Aquaria KLCC

Highlights at Aquaria KLCC include the Amazing Rocky Shore themed touch pool, otter feeding, the exhibition of Red-Bellied Piranha and the 90-metre long underwater tunnel.

 12. learn about bamboo shark life cycle

12. learn about bamboo shark life cycle

13. view from the underwater tunnel

13. view from the underwater tunnel

Also, there are other activities to participate in, such as the Cage Rage Experience, which allows guests to dive without diving licence, or the Augmented Reality Experience. For certified divers, they can dive with sharks. These packages come with separate charges.

14. Cage Rage Experience

14. Cage Rage Experience

15. underwater scene

15. underwater scene

My personal enjoyment was in the 90-metre long underwater tunnel aquarium, whereby the travelator took me through the tunnel as marine life, from fish to stingrays, sharks and more swam above-head and around me.

16. Amazing Schooling Fish

16. Amazing Schooling Fish

17. incredible super-sized invertebrate

17. incredible super-sized invertebrate

At Aquaria KLCC, visitors are encouraged to learn through observation, when professional aquarists hand-feed the marine animals, such as sharks and otters. As I was on a tight schedule, I had to forgo it, giving me a reason to revisit in the near future.

18. aquatic animals feeding times: 12pm & 3pm daily

18. aquatic animals feeding times: 12pm & 3pm daily

19. Moon Jelly

19. Moon Jelly

Would I recommend Aquaria KLCC as a point of interest to visit? Certainly, especially to those who are fascinated with marine life. As you can see from these photos, photography was a real challenge as use of flash light was disallowed due to the marine animals’ sensitivity to light. This means that Aquaria KLCC is best experienced personally.

20. augmented reality experience (separate charge)

20. augmented reality experience (separate charge)

For more information and ticket purchase, log on to the official website of Aquaria KLCC.

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