We decided to visit the Kuala Lumpur Oceanarium when planning our stay in Malaysia (Aquaria KLCC) it all started in the early morning. Getting up at 8 o’clock, we took a free bus, which runs through the tourist places of the city, almost to the destination. But one stop we needed to walk on foot. When you are in a new place and there is something to look around, then this is not a problem.
How to get
Having bought tickets to visit the observation deck in the Petronas Towers, we headed along the inner corridor that led us to the aquarium. However, a surprise awaited us. The oceanarium begins its work from 10.00 in the morningWe were there at 9:00. We spent this hour having a good time at breakfast.
There is a small food court on the same floor, but also, to our surprise, only a couple of establishments were open from 9.00 in the morning.
Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur City, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening: 2004 year
Working hours: 10–20
Phone: +60 3-2333 1888
A long tunnel from Bachen Petronas to the aquarium
- You can buy tickets to the aquarium right at the entrance.
- Ticket price for adults 64 ringgit, for children 53 ringgit.
- For children under 3 years free.
- Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
- The oceanarium consists of two floors with a total area of 5 thousand square meters. meters.
The entrance to the oceanarium, where artful photographers are waiting =)
At the entrance, according to tradition, there are photographers who are looking for another victim for their insidious plan - to photograph and sell you a photo for a very expensive price. We always have our favorite camera with us, of good quality, so our budget was a little saved.
Anyway, self-made photographs always turn out to be much more interesting, and the angle is always better. Take a camera or camera with you! There will be something to remember when looking at bright pictures. But be careful not to use the flash, otherwise you will scare the marine inhabitants.
Touching sharks at the entrance
At the entrance you are greeted by two small pools, one with corals, shells, starfish, crab with a very interesting shell. In the other, small reef sharks swim, which you can touch with your hands and it is absolutely safe. We still picked up starfish, they are not hard, as we thought, but rather soft and slightly rough.
Swimming sharks are very pleasant to the touch and not at all scary
Long wondered who it is. It turned out to be a crab.
The world of shells in the waters of the aquarium
An interesting feeling is to grab a shark by the tail, even a small one. So touch, do not be afraid of sharks and stars (for convenience, weigh a towel and you can wipe your hands).
Next you are greeted by small aquarium windows with various species of fish. It will be interesting to look at the bat fish, crocodile fish - it swims so slowly so cool, barbel fish and many small bright fish and many other inhabitants. We also watched a small show of sea otters.
Seahorses are always rzhachny
The fish apparently had a sad day
Otter show and other inhabitants
Under the "house" otters you can crawl and look at them through the convex glass. Crawl, as it turned out, you need to kneel, and then stick your head into this window and you can be inside to watch them. Very cool moment. You crawl like a small child, people around you are looking at you and do not understand what you are doing. In general, we had fun.
Otters show their skill
We liked the style in which the aquarium is made. It is as if you find yourself in a lost, underwater world and you feel like a treasure hunter.
Throughout the aquarium, in small aquarium windows, there are also several large windows; practically from the ceiling to the floor, various inhabitants of the sea depths are represented. This is not only fish, but also various crabs, sea sponges, sea urchins, etc. The huge piranha fish seem to mesmerize you.
It looks like a very dangerous fish
When descending the stairs to the lower floor you will be greeted by a huge round aquarium flask. She made a huge impression on me. It is located from the ceiling to the floor and inside it is a tree, and fish swim around. Due to the backlight, everything looks pretty mysterious.
Just an amazing flask with fish, in reality this beauty is not described
Photo of the tunnel with sharks and huge turtles
Walking a little further you find yourself in a 90-meter water tunnel made of glass. It is the longest tunnel in the world with a moving track. It contains and now you will be surprised about 20 thousand different aquatic organisms. The glass is very thick 5.5 cm and withstands water pressure of 2.7 million liters of water. So there is nothing to fear.
From various fish, sand sharks, stingrays, turtles floating above your head, it’s breathtaking.
Here they are the main predators of the seas and oceans
It's like a pilot flies over a ramp
For several minutes, a huge swimming turtle completely captured our attention. During our stay, the diver fed the inhabitants of the water world. The sight was amazing, they came running from all over and huge ramps, sharks, turtles.
Turtles are the main characters, huge, beautiful, magnificent in everything.
If she wanted to eat, it’s hard to stop her.
For a fee, you can be in the place of a diver, feed the fish and everyone else, and swim with sharks. In order to swim with sharks, a special cage is designed. Mermaid shows are also paid separately. In addition, the aquarium provides a children's entertaining and at the same time informative show - "Night with Sharks" for local students.
A series of small aquariums
An interesting fact, because of the thickness of the glass, visually we see all marine inhabitants about 30% smaller than their actual size.
Leaving the tunnel we were greeted by a cheerful Pacific octopus. Why hilarious? He posed so chicly that it seemed like he was smiling at us =)
Inflated, huge, interesting and a little mysterious
Well, according to tradition, a souvenir shop awaits you at the exit.
Many can not resist and do not buy this charm in a toy store
A visit to the Kuala Lumpur Aquarium brought us a lot of positive emotions. This was not the first oceanarium that we visited and we really liked. And despite the fact that you are an adult, it was very interesting to plunge into the marine world. So mysterious, bright and very amazing. When you are in Kuala Lumpur, be sure to visit the bird park and orchid garden, as well as a butterfly park.
If with children, then probably more. We spent almost 3 hours there.
At the exit, as in many similar places, there is a gift shop. Prices there are very high. We did not see anyone buying anything there.
How to get to Kuala Lumpur Aquarium
The main landmark to get into the aquarium is the Petronas Towers. Having reached them, you can easily find an oceanarium. You can enter it both from the park near the towers, and from the towers themselves, passing through the underground tunnel.
By taxi. Catch a taxi to the Petronas Twin Towers.
Uber. Another taxi option for those who are accustomed to this service.
Monorail. We reach the station Bukit Nanas and exit.
Metro. We reach the KLCC station and exit.
Free buses Go KL. Buses run to the main tourist places, the bus is completely free.
What to see
The complex consists of two levels and a 90-meter underwater tunnel equipped with a moving track, which has no analogues in the world. Moving around the aquarium is organized in such a way that the visitor first gets acquainted with the aquatic inhabitants of the jungle and mangroves, then goes to the shallow ocean and coral reefs, and finally plunges into the depths of the open sea. A glass tunnel imitating a walk along the ocean floor surprises, scares and delights at the same time: the rarest sand sharks, moray eels and myriads of tropical fish swim literally centimeters from the face. Many unwittingly reach out to touch the sea creatures, but 5.5 cm thick glass withstands a pressure of 2.7 million liters of water saves visitors from this meeting.
Glass aquariums visually reduce marine creatures - in fact, they are 30% larger than you see them.
Many inhabitants of the aquarium are fed right in front of visitors with a surprised look: piranha and sharks receive a particularly spectacular meal. Another unusual attraction is the aquarium, inside of which you can look by sticking your head in a special dome-shaped recess. Famous water-lovers live in it - otters, arranging acrobatic performances for guests.
The oceanarium offers a large number of special services and entertainment. Holders of a diving license can immerse themselves in a giant aquarium with sharks for an additional fee, and for those who do not have such permission, a special "cage" is designed, which also allows swimming to visit sharks. In some pools, paired dives are arranged for an unforgettable offer of marriage. The complex actively collaborates with local schools and promotes knowledge of the oceanic flora and fauna. In the arsenal of entertainment - “Night with Sharks” is an exclusively children's event that immerses kids in the underwater worlds for two days with an overnight stay.
Address: Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Aquaria KLCC. Web site.
How to get there: inside the Suria KLCC shopping center, follow the signs or along the street through the exhibition center closest to the Petronas Towers, to the lower floor.
Opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 20:00, including holidays. Ticket sales end at 19:00. Hours of feeding sharks - from 11:00 to 13:00, turtles - from 11:00 to 12:00, piranha - at 16:00.
Cost: for adults - 65 RM, for children from 3 to 12 years old - 56 RM, for children under 3 years old - free of charge, for visitors over the age of 60 - 46 RM. Prices on the page are for September 2018.
How to get there
It is very well located in the city center, within walking distance of the Petronas Towers. Located inside the Convention Center. The best way to get to Kuala Lumpur Aquarium is by city metro. You need to get off at the KLCC station (Kelana Jaya line). You can also take the monorail to the Bukit Nanas Monorail station, but it will take you about 15 minutes to get there.
If you are staying in the Bukit Bintang area, then it is really within walking distance. Chinatown is also relatively close - just over 2 km.
Also from any area you can take a taxi to the counter. For example, from Chinatown, the trip will cost 15 ringgit (less than $ 5).
Photo and description
Aquarium in Kuala Lumpur is considered one of the most visited in Malaysia and one of the largest in the entire Asian Southeast. It is located on the lower level of the city exhibition center, a stone's throw from the Petronas Towers - in the very center of the capital.
The aquarium was opened in 2005 and in a short time managed to become a champion of popularity and attendance. In his gigantic glass containers, at least five thousand marine inhabitants swim in their native element - not only local, but also brought from all over the world. Among them are stingrays, piranhas, sea turtles and tiger sharks.
Before you begin to get acquainted with the inhabitants of the aquariums, visitors are invited to explore the wildlife of coral reefs, mangroves and, completely unrelated to the sea, representatives of the mountains and the jungle of the tropics. Nearby are terrariums and outdoor pools. The latter are inhabited by a diverse marine life - squid, scallops, starfish and crabs. They are allowed to hold in their hands, without removing from the water. Terrariums have their inhabitants - snakes, crocodiles, and other reptiles. They can’t be touched already, and no one has any desire.
Indisputable interest and admiration is experienced by visitors at the sight of an aquarium with a domed bottom. Under this dome, monitoring the “population” of this artificial pond becomes doubly exciting.
The “highlight” of the aquarium is a 90-meter long tunnel made of high-strength glass, lying at the bottom of a huge pool. The tunnel is equipped with a moving pedestrian path, along which tourists move past the inhabitants of the deep sea. Among them there is a very rare instance - arapaima. Of the freshwater fish in the world, it is considered the largest. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that this fish can breathe with ordinary earthly air. And the main feature of arapaima is age. In South American ponds, she lived in the era of dinosaurs. Now this living fossil can be seen in the Malaysian aquarium.
Any aquarium has its own feeding schedule, which allows visitors to see this entertaining process and even participate in it. Also, those who wish can immerse themselves in the possession of marine predators - in scuba gear and a steel cage.