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The Aquarium At KLCC,Kuala Lumpur

Updated on October 14, 2014
The picture says it all...in front of the main reef exhibit.
The picture says it all...in front of the main reef exhibit. | Source

Aquaria KLCC

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 Horseshoe crab exhibit grabs your attention as soon as you enter the Aquaria. It's an open air exhibit that allows children to touch some of the gentler inhabitants like Starfish,etc.
The Horseshoe crab exhibit grabs your attention as soon as you enter the Aquaria. It's an open air exhibit that allows children to touch some of the gentler inhabitants like Starfish,etc. | Source

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

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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. I requested my wife and son to pose in front,gives one a perspective of the size of these giant freshwater fishes.
The Amazon River Exhibit. I requested my wife and son to pose in front,gives one a perspective of the size of these giant freshwater fishes. | Source

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.

Face to Face with a Gar fish
Face to Face with a Gar fish | Source
A giant Red Tail Catfish
A giant Red Tail Catfish | Source

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

This 90 meter underwater tunnel takes one through the coral reefs to the deep oceans.
This 90 meter underwater tunnel takes one through the coral reefs to the deep oceans. | Source
This photo is one for Nat Geo...spot the shark creeping in from the left.
This photo is one for Nat Geo...spot the shark creeping in from the left. | Source
That's not a Stingray...it's a shark species
That's not a Stingray...it's a shark species | Source
Amazing sight,isn't it?
Amazing sight,isn't it? | Source

A Pictorial Journey Through the Mountain Streams

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Asian Albino Soft Shelled Turtle in one of the biotope aquariums.Pacu - from the same family as the dreaded Piranhas,though Pacus are omnivorous and have flatter teeth and can grow much larger upto 3 ft.A Cayman crocodile - one of the smaller species of crocodiles found in central and south America.An Electric Eel in it's seperate tank...no one else can survive it's company- they are literally 'shocked' and eaten.It can generate electricity upto 600 volts...enough to stun small animals,including humans.A Matamata turtle,found in the Amazon Basin.It can grow upto 18 inches and can weigh upto 15kgs!A Salamander in it's display tank. Salamanders are amphibians,living in wetlands.One of their unique aspects is their ability to regenerate lost limbs.Tree Snakes...there are two of them on this branch (spot them?)A Water Python,found in Australia and New Guinea.
Asian Albino Soft Shelled Turtle in one of the biotope aquariums.
Asian Albino Soft Shelled Turtle in one of the biotope aquariums. | Source
Pacu - from the same family as the dreaded Piranhas,though Pacus are omnivorous and have flatter teeth and can grow much larger upto 3 ft.
Pacu - from the same family as the dreaded Piranhas,though Pacus are omnivorous and have flatter teeth and can grow much larger upto 3 ft. | Source
A Cayman crocodile - one of the smaller species of crocodiles found in central and south America.
A Cayman crocodile - one of the smaller species of crocodiles found in central and south America. | Source
An Electric Eel in it's seperate tank...no one else can survive it's company- they are literally 'shocked' and eaten.It can generate electricity upto 600 volts...enough to stun small animals,including humans.
An Electric Eel in it's seperate tank...no one else can survive it's company- they are literally 'shocked' and eaten.It can generate electricity upto 600 volts...enough to stun small animals,including humans. | Source
A Matamata turtle,found in the Amazon Basin.It can grow upto 18 inches and can weigh upto 15kgs!
A Matamata turtle,found in the Amazon Basin.It can grow upto 18 inches and can weigh upto 15kgs! | Source
A Salamander in it's display tank. Salamanders are amphibians,living in wetlands.One of their unique aspects is their ability to regenerate lost limbs.
A Salamander in it's display tank. Salamanders are amphibians,living in wetlands.One of their unique aspects is their ability to regenerate lost limbs. | Source
Tree Snakes...there are two of them on this branch (spot them?)
Tree Snakes...there are two of them on this branch (spot them?) | Source
A Water Python,found in Australia and New Guinea.
A Water Python,found in Australia and New Guinea. | Source

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.

A markerAquaria KLCC -
Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malay
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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/

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      Amar Salvi 4 years ago from India

      Thanks,Sleepylog.Glad it was helpful.

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      Sleepylog 4 years ago from Australia

      I always reading your hubs, thanks for sharing your trip to this amazing aquarium. I just love the underwater world and have been to a few aquariums in my lifetime. Voted up, interesting, beautiful and awesome.