The Aquarium At KLCC,Kuala Lumpur
The Aquaria KLCC is one of the best public Aquariums I have ever visited and should be a must-visit stop in case you ever happen to be in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.
The Aquaria occupies two levels within the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and is near to the famous Petronas Towers. This beautiful Aquarium houses over 5000 creatures,both aquatic and terrestrial,including some 150 different species of fish from across the world.
The Aquaria is conceptualized around the route water takes from the mountains to the sea and showcases the various biotopes that one comes across in this journey,complete with
The journey begins in the mountains and the first exhibit here is the Malaysian river Biotope with aquatic plants and fish that are indigenous to Malaysia. This is followed by a flooded forest display where giant catfish are seen. The other ecosystems on display include mangroves,brackish water environs and coral reefs.
This theme gives one a broader view of the role each inhabitant plays in the ecosystem and how diverse the natural world is.
The Malaysian River Biotope
The Malaysian River Biotope is where it all starts. The Aquaria is themed around the journey of water from streams to rivers and finally as the river merges with the sea. The exhibits showcase the inhabitants at each of these stages.
The Amazon River Exhibit
The Amazon River Aquarium is a massive aquarium housing the world's largest freshwater fish,the Araipama. The Red-tailed catfish in this aquarium are over 4 feet long...a reminder to those of us who get carried away by their cute appearance when small and make an impulsive purchase.
A 90 meter long moving walkway underwater tunnel takes one through the biggest display - the open ocean. This is by far the best experience, having huge stingrays and sharks swim next to you or over you.
Take A Deep Dive Into The Ocean
A Pictorial Journey Through the Mountain StreamsClick thumbnail to view full-size
I have tried to re-create what I saw in this wonderful Aquarium...truly one of the best kept aquariums in the world. What KLCC Aquaria lacks in size,it more than makes up in content.
Aquaria KLCC - Getting there
Aquaria KLCC is located on the Concourse Level, which can be accessed by walking downwards from the main entrance of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre located along Jalan Pinang.
It opens daily at 10.30 a.m. upto 8 p.m. Last entry is at 7 p.m.
Tickets are RM 50 for adults and RM 40 for children.Please check their offical site for updated information on the ticket prices http://www.aquariaklcc.com/