The paradisiacal bliss of the Langkawi island is only complete with a discovery of the underwater world. Imagine getting to explore the marine world without actually descending down to the waters. The Underwater World is one of the top tourist attractions in Langkawi. Get a look at this incredible beauty of under the sea. A 15m glass walkway tunnel at the Underwater World introduces to almost thousands of species of sea creatures including sharks, giant stingrays, green turtles and many others up-close.
Underwater World Langkawi (UWL) the largest aquarium in Malaysia houses a large collection of over 4000 aquatic lives. There are more than 500 species of animals and sea creatures in more than 100 specially designed tanks being exhibited here. Various animals, birds and inhabitants of the sub-Antarctic, Temperate and Tropical Rainforest regions are also on display here. More than 100 species of seashells from various parts of the world are grouped together in a unique display.The exhibits provide an opportunity for visitors and particularly nature lovers, to study and examine them in a comfortable and unique environment.
UWL is also an educational center where one can learn about the marine and aquatic lives and study their diet and breeding habits as well as observing them while at rest and play. In addition, one can also study the various inhabitants of the sub-Antarctic, Temperate and Tropical Rainforest that are on display. One can also gather information on other marine and wild lives via the interactive Information Kiosks, and the Wildlife Gallery.
The concept and theme of UWL are geared towards Knowledge, Education, and Entertainment. It is built to raise awareness on the importance of conserving our precious aquatic life forms, thus creating an understanding of the deep and the inseparable bond between man and nature.
- Adults – RM46 (without MyKad) / RM36 (with MyKad)
- Children (3-12 years old) – RM36 (without MyKad) / RM26 (with MyKad)
- Malaysian Senior Citizens (50 years old & above) – RM33 (with MyKad)
- Daily – 10.00 am – 06:00 pm
- Public/School Holidays/Weekend – 09:30 am – 06:30 pm
Once you enter the air-conditioned interior, Araipamas (the world’s largest freshwater fish) can be seen in a medium-sized tank in front of the entrance door. The complex is divided into three sections: Tropical Rainforest, Temperate, and Sub-Antarctic. The Sub-Antarctic was probably the most popular section – the ‘penguin-arium’ houses cute little rockhopper and black-footed penguins that cause quite a few people to crowd around the exhibit to get a good look.
Other highlights of the tourist-friendly Underwater World include an Educational Resource Centre, a cafeteria and a three-dimensional (3D) theatre – be sure to watch the short movie about Michael, a little prehistoric fish, and his life before becoming a fossil. Lastly, there’s a giant walk-through six million liters underwater tunnel tank which houses an extensive number of fish including sharks, giant stingrays, and green turtles.
To finish off visiting all the exhibits takes probably 1 hour unless you stay for the feeding session. Worth coming for a visit and experienced what Underwater World has to offer. Next to it is a shopping complex where you can but all your souvenirs and chocolates. Located in the center of Pantai Chenang, thus its quite convenient for travelers.