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Kinabatangan river cruise

Kinabatangan river cruise

One of the most popular destinations in Sabah is the Kinabatangan River. This river has a length of 560 kilometers and stretches through half of Eastern Sabah. Alongside the riverbanks there is an abundance of wildlife. During a river cruise you will have a chance to spot the rare orangutan, the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkeys and saltwater crocodiles. During night cruises you might spot the leopard cat, numerous sleeping birds, wild boars, snakes and many crocodiles.

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok rehabilitation centre is one of the biggest and most well known orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The sanctuary is located nearby Sandakan; the total site is over 43 square kilometer in size. Around 75 orangutans roam free within the forest reserve. During their rehabilitation the animals rely heavy on the help of the people that work at the centre; and also on the donations from tourists. Tourist can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.

A 4095 meter tall mountain

A 4095 meter tall mountain

Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World. Mainly because of the biological diversity the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climbing the mountain is not an easy feat for the untrained; though it will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever. Watching the sun rise in the early morning will definitely make you forget all the hardships you had to endure during the hike up.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

TAR Marine Park is the perfect place to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and light jungle treks. The marine park is made up of five small islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. The best beaches and probably also the best corals can be found around Gaya island; the biggest of the five islands. The marine park is only a 20 minute boat trip away from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak. The park is best known for the amazing caves. The Sarawak Chamber is the world's biggest cave chamber. It is said that 40 Boeing 747 aircraft's fit in the cave. Clearwater cave is the world's longest cave with a length of over 110 kilometers. The caves aren't the only highlights at Mulu NP. The amazing pinnacles at Mount Api are absolutely stunning to witness. A visit to Mulu NP will bring your holiday in Malaysia to new heights!

Aquaria KLCC

Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) is usually synonymous with the Petronas Twin Towers and the hustle and bustle that takes place in and around it. This is only a natural assumption considering how KLCC is the focal point of Malaysia’s capital city; an epitome of the country’s modern and busy city life. Apart from being an important hub in the corporate world, KLCC is also a landmark often visited by tourists and locals alike. Quite simply, KLCC offers a good balance between business and recreation so while it may be common to see men in suits zooming across your eyes constantly in KLCC, it is also not a rarity to see families and friends enjoying a day out here as well.

Recreation options are aplenty in KLCC. The main attractions are of course the twin towers themselves, the park that surrounds it, and a shopping and recreational complex in the form of Suria KLCC among others. One of the more recent places to visit that have sprouted in KLCC is Aquaria KLCC; quite simply a full-scale aquarium located within the walls of the tallest and most probably busiest building in Malaysia.




Launched in 2002, Aquaria KLCC is a sizeable indoor marine park which sprawls over 60,000 square feet in buildup area. Within its complexes are 5,000 exhibits, both aquatic and semi-aquatic, in which a wide variety of marine life and various wildlife thrive. Among the main attractions that inhabit the enclosures of Aquaria KLCC are visually stunning sea creatures that include giant pacific octopi, sand tiger sharks, green sea turtles and giant groupers as well as aquatic mammals such as water rats and coatimundis, raccoon like semi-aquatic mammals native to South America. Most of the wildlife that is exhibited in Aquaria KLCC is specially flown in from all around the world as only a few are native to Malaysia. The aquariums or habitats in which they are kept are beautifully constructed to replicate their natural habitats as closely as possible while making it more than pleasant to the eyes of the visitors.



Exhibits are divided and sequenced in such a manner whereby visitors are taken on a ‘Journey of Water’. These areas include the Flooded Forest, the Coast, and the Jewels of the Jungle among others, all of which are inspired by various geographical zones in which different types of wildlife flourish. There are also type-specific areas such as the Electric Zone which houses aquatic life such as the electric eel and the electric catfish as well as the Weird and Wonderful, an area exhibiting the less conventional but nevertheless fascinating creatures such as the venomous stonefish and pinecone fish. Probably the most impressive of these exhibit areas is the Oceanarium, basically a 90m underwater tunnel in which visitors are treated to an open sea display where they can get up close with many wonders of the ocean such as sharks, giant stingrays and turtles. There is also an interactive area known as the Touch Pool which is basically Aquaria KLCC’s very own petting zoo. Here, visitors can physically interact with bamboo sharks, horseshoe crabs and horned sea starfish. Aquaria KLCC conducts feeding sessions every day (some exhibits daily, some exhibits on selected days) and potential visitors should look up the feeding times as these feeding sessions can further enrich the overall experience.



Opening hours

Aquaria KLCC is open every day of the week. On weekdays, it is open from 11am to 8pm while on weekends and public holidays, it opens half an hour earlier at 10.30am. Admissions are allowed until 7pm.

Entrance fees

The admission fee is RM50 for adults, RM40 for children between 3 to 12 years old and RM30 for senior citizens (60 years old and above). MyKad/MyKid holders pay RM35 for adults, RM25 for children and senior citizens. Admission for all infants below the age of 3 is free. These fees are definitely worth paying for taking into consideration all of the natural wonders that are in store for visitors at Aquaria KLCC, making it a location that should not be missed by anybody who happens to be in the area be it a tourist or a KL local.



How to get to Aquaria KLCC

Visitors who come from Suria KLCC (or Putra LRT Station) can take the walkway through the underpass tunnel connecting from the lower-ground level of Suria KLCC (next to Cold Storage) to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. From here it’s a 5 minute walk through the tunnel to Aquaria KLCC. From Bukit Bintang, you can exit Pavilion KL via the pedestrian walkway, and walk to the Convention Centre in 5 minutes.


Contact details & address Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2333 1888
Fax: +603 2380 0069

Hotels & resorts near Aquaria KLCC

Hotels nearest to Aquaria KLCC are Traders Hotel, Impiana KLCC, Novotel KLCC, The Ascott Kuala Lumpur and the beautiful Prince Hotel & Residence.

Nearby attractions

Aquaria KLCC is located in the city center of Kuala Lumpur. This means it lies within walking distance to many other attractions. For example, you can easily combine a visit to the aquarium with a visit to the Petronas Twin Towers, or to the huge and popular shopping mall Suria KLCC. It is a mere 5 minute walk via the pedestrian walkway to Bukit Bintang, where you can find numerous huge shopping malls. Also, near Aquaria KLCC there is a GOKL bus stop, which makes it easy to travel to other areas within the city center (like Chinatown).

Video Aquaria KLCC

Map of Aquaria KLCC


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