We flew to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore when Thea was ~1.5 years old. Still a tiny tot with a pacifier in her mouth.
My husband was going on a business trip and we just tagged along. I had been to Kuala Lumpur before and I enjoyed it, so I thought I’d use the opportunity to walk around and explore a bit of KL with my daughter.
I chose to take her to Aquaria Kuala Lumpur which is located next to KLCC Park and within a walking distance to the famous Petronas towers.
It is described as the top aquarium attraction in South East Asia. (Though I think whoever made this claim hasn’t been to S.E.A Aquarium in Singapore…) Anyway it is fun. You know how people say something like ‘it was a jaw dropping experience’? So this happened to Thea- once we entered and she saw those giant aquariums with fish and other creatures five times her size the pacifier fell out of her mouth.
WHAT’S IN THERE TO SEE:
The exhibits at Aquaria Kuala Lumpur are designed to take visitors on a kind of a journey. It begins with the Evolution Zone all the way to the Living Ocean. It is the longest underwater tunnel in Malaysia and it is really nice, because it showcases Malaysian species such as Green Sea Turtles, Giant Groupers and… SHARKS! Well, Sand Tiger Sharks to be exact, but for a toddler obsessed with ‘Baby shark doo doo doo…’ song that was quite something!
EXHIBITS AT AQUARIA KUALA LUMPUR
- Evolution Zone
- The Stream
- DEEP Forest
- The Coast
- Living Ocean
- Station Aquarius
- Weird and Wonderful
SLEEP WITH SHARKS- THEIR SIGNATURE PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN
We didn’t get to try it out as the programme is meant for children aged 6-13 and Thea was way too tiny at the time. However this is something I would like her to experience. Why?
Well, children get to witness various nocturnal activities by sharks and other marine creatures, they also participate in night feeding sessions, educational workshops, conduct science experiments, participate in discovery hunts, join tours and well, get to sleep with the sharks. What kid would not enjoy that?
Overall it was fun. I was glad that Thea loved it. If you are in Kuala Lumpur with young children I recommend paying Aquaria KL a visit!
Know before you go:
More information: www.aquariaklcc.com
For more things to do and see in Kuala Lumpur check out the below travel guide: