Aquaria KLCC: World Class Oceanarium

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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9 thoughts on “Aquaria KLCC: World Class Oceanarium

  1. Aquaria KLCC is the must place to go when people come to KL. kids and adult who love marine life will enjoy Aquaria since lots of sea creature there.

  2. Nice..i been here and it is amazing! Even my kid love it so much..especially the feeding time and tunnel..amazing!

  3. Went there before like the past 2 years. It was indeed a very great experience. I bet after 2 years, they might upgraded their exhibition. Must go there again one day

  4. Never have a chance to go to Aquaria yet. Kids must be excited to see sea creatures especially big fishes swimming around them

  5. I have not been to Aquaria KLCC yet and really want to go there someday. Aquaria hs a lot to offer and so many info about marine life we can get there.

  6. Hidupan marin yang sangat unik dan cantik. Pernah dua kali datang sini memang anak2 enjoy berada di sini. Byk spesis marin yang kita boleh dekati dan belajar

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