• Francine Beaton

Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I'm not usually keen on zoos or aquariums, but it was a rainy day in Kuala Lumpur, and I was fed up with travelling. Aquaria was a two-minute walk from our hotel and we didn't even have to get wet, as it is located on the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It was, therefore, an easy choice.

Aquaria is said to be one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia. Home to over 150 species of marine life, its star attractions include scary tiger sharks, lethal sea snakes, blue rays, bright coral fish, seahorses and more.


Now, as I've said, I'm not keen on aquariums at the best of times and have visited similar ones in Langkawi, Edinburgh, Pretoria and Cape Town but this one was better than many others I don't even mention. Although having said that, and according to the information you can spend several hours there, we didn't. Less than an hour we were out of there, in time for Happy Hour.


According to some websites, there are over "5000 freshwater and marine creatures, including massive arapaimas, giant groupers, garfish and more". To be honest, I still can't tell what they are, but I love the photos I took that day - just with my phone as I couldn't bother taking my camera out in the rain.


I'm not going to tell you not to go, because other people are into this kind of things and may love it, especially kids, so, if you have an hour or two spare, you might as well go.


Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hours: ⋅ aquariaKLCC open daily including public holidays from 10:00am – 8:00pm (last admission 7:00 pm) Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (last admission 7:00 pm) Phone: +60 3-2333 1888

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