Underwater World Langkawi
Underwater World Langkawi
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
An exciting and educational journey awaits you at Underwater World Langkawi ('UWL'). Featuring themed sections such as the fascinating Tropical Rainforest, the spectacular Temperate World, the engaging Sub-Antartic Climate and the abundant Freshwater and Marine Life sections; be amazed by over 4000 animals and aquatics life forms on display. To further enhance your experience, UWL features Eden Cafe and a great duty-free shopping. In recognition of its achievements, UWL was awarded the 'Leading Tourism Product' in Langkawi by LADA and is also listed in the Malaysian Book of Records for being the 'Largest Aquarium in Malaysia' and for being the '1st breeding of Rockhoppers Penguins in Captivity'. So make a visit to UWL - When Adventure Becomes Experience.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Pajamas
    158 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Variety of animals but small aquarium with nothing very fantastic to show
    Penguins and flamingoes are unexpected and cute. There is a huge mix of outdoor and indoors exhibitions but I found the whole trip a little bland. 30mins to 1hr will be enough to finish. Fishes kept repeating throughout and the descriptions of each species was little too.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Davidjellis
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom9,210 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good aquarium, with wide variety of displays and viewing areas - and duty free shopping!
    We visited Underwater World on a cruise ship excursion in December 2023, actually on Christmas Day. Ironically we hadn't intended to visit as we were due to ride the cable car but it was too windy for them to run in the morning so our excursion visited here as the Plan B. Although disappointed to miss out on the cable cars and sky bridge, we actually really liked our visit to Underwater World. As aquariums go it was pretty decent, it's the largest attraction of its type in Malaysia and included a wide range of exhibits. You had the usual mix of jellyfish, turtles, stingrays etc, but they had a wonderful display of rockhopper penguins where you could watch them on the rocks or head to a lower viewing area and see them swimming from underneath them. Very cool idea. Other exhibits included catfish, sharks, a tropical rainforest area, Koi Carp, eels, coral garden fishes, a 15-meter tunnel where you are surrounded by giant stingrays, groupers and turtles, and some reptile displays with snakes. At the end of the walk around there was a large gift shop that also sold duty-free goods with a wide selection of chocolates and alcoholic drinks at reasonable prices. All in all we enjoyed our visit here...an hour was just enough time to see the various exhibits, watch them feed the rays, and check out the cute penguins too.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 29, 2024
  • Peter T
    Ambarvale, Australia55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting sights in this attraction.
    A “good to see” experience. See the Penguins being fed at 11am and the Otters are fun at feeding time 11:45am. Lots to see including an underwater passageway to watch giant turtles glide over the top of you.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2024
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Swee T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Me and my husband just visited Underwater World Langkawi, we did not had high hopes at first cause it looks simple from the outside, you know what I mean if you been to KLCC Aquarium. We paid RM36 for each(if I remember well) and it’ll be only RM10 for the local whose IC address is in Langkawi. When we entered, it was ok. When we reached the part where the penguins are, the visit started to get more exciting, it followed by more sea species and also big fishes! That excites me personally cause I love sea creatures! The most exciting part is we get to take photo with the very laidback Iguana and a curious white dove by just paying 10bucks. Overall it was worthy cause inside the Underwaterworld it is actually HUGE😊
Written October 19, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words SweePersson. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for guests like you. We look forward to get a visit from you again in the future!
Written October 26, 2020
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Enosis
Uttara, Bangladesh25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Nice place to go with kids. For the first time we met with penguins and that was the main attraction of this place. But we expected more from here! Except the penguins other underwater sections were not that rich as we expected to be! Aquaria in KL is far far better than Langkawi’s Underwater World. And as they have penguins they should arrange for penguins show and show with other sea animals like seals and dolphins. More it was not fully satisfying comparing the amount of ticket price!
Written December 26, 2022
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Daisy22doo
Nerja, Spain329 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
The enclosures are just way too small, I wish I hadn't visited but my partner likes this type of place but even he said the same thing. Seals and sharks just in tiny spaces, they shouldn't be there.

Way too many penguins in the space with not enough water to swim in.

Needs more education to give these animals space and if you cannot provide enough space use video. These animals shouldn't be put on lockdown for your kids pleasure.

I went to see for myself the state the animals are in and the small fish seem OK. The large fish and especially seals should be let go into their natural habitat.

Everyone being locked down recently should know how prison in a small space affects you. Please let them go our give them much more space and better living.

I wish I hadn't gone, it was depressing to see. A happy content shark doesn't sit on the bottom of a tank, we saw 6 of them!!!!
Written July 7, 2020
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Hi Daisy22doo we are devastated to hear you had such a bad experience with us. We are usually known as the biggest aquarium in Malaysia.. But we completely understand that our reputation is not something we should mention. We will take this as the opportunity to keep on improvising the best attraction for you in the future. Thank you for your visit!
Written July 12, 2020
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Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK9,210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We visited Underwater World on a cruise ship excursion in December 2023, actually on Christmas Day. Ironically we hadn't intended to visit as we were due to ride the cable car but it was too windy for them to run in the morning so our excursion visited here as the Plan B. Although disappointed to miss out on the cable cars and sky bridge, we actually really liked our visit to Underwater World.

As aquariums go it was pretty decent, it's the largest attraction of its type in Malaysia and included a wide range of exhibits. You had the usual mix of jellyfish, turtles, stingrays etc, but they had a wonderful display of rockhopper penguins where you could watch them on the rocks or head to a lower viewing area and see them swimming from underneath them. Very cool idea.

Other exhibits included catfish, sharks, a tropical rainforest area, Koi Carp, eels, coral garden fishes, a 15-meter tunnel where you are surrounded by giant stingrays, groupers and turtles, and some reptile displays with snakes. At the end of the walk around there was a large gift shop that also sold duty-free goods with a wide selection of chocolates and alcoholic drinks at reasonable prices.

All in all we enjoyed our visit here...an hour was just enough time to see the various exhibits, watch them feed the rays, and check out the cute penguins too.
Written January 29, 2024
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Freedom48108724765
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This aquarium was nothing but a disappointment. The atmosphere inside was all over very very depressing to say the least and understandably it’s an aquarium but it smelled really bad.
Comparing to the aquarium in Kuala Lumpur, this one was shocking.
The penguins were very cute but did not seem happy / looked after as well as I’ve seen in other zoo’s / aquarium's, and on display is an “underwater view” of the penguins where you can see NOTHING because the tank is so so dirty!!!
There really was not much to show it was extremely underwhelming. The seal tank was also dirty/rusty and the space the poor thing was in was so so small.
Do not waste your time here, instead visit the one in patronas Kuala Lumpur as that one was truly amazing and clean. This was terrible.
Written March 18, 2024
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Ramaraj S
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Just an okay aquatic exhibit will certain animals - mostly penguins and seals. Some displays were not clean and well kept and hence soured the experience. Wouldn’t visit again until they improve on service and maintenance levels.
Written September 11, 2020
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hank you so much for your kind words ramarajs2016. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for guests like you. We look forward to get a visit from you again in the future!
Written October 4, 2020
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Kiran Maheen
22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The area is way to small to hold these majestic animals. They have reptiles in literally one foot glass cubes... Sea lions in a tiny aquarium. Sea lions which btw are trained!

I don't know what I was expecting.. I am horrified that I put money into this place. These babies need to be moved to a Sanctuary. They deserve more then these tiny glass cells!
Written January 13, 2020
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Dear kiranmaheen, we want to extend our sincerest apologies concerning all the issues you have face. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality standards for our customers. We will take this as the opportunity to explain what happen from our side. From your point of view, you are thinking that the display tank were small for the seals, actually the display tank is specially design for three (3) seals. Besides the display tank, the seals also have quite large space at the back of display tank and everyday our keeper will bring them to the back of the display tank and feed them. I would like to thank you for visiting us!
Written January 13, 2020
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Ian A
Penang Island, Malaysia69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Anywhere that contains animals outside their natural habitat is going to be open to criticism and Underwater World is no exception! The various enclosures are pleasantly done but not big enough for the animals inside! That being said, the animals are relatively safe, well fed and they bring joy to those who visit, when otherwise they might remain unknown, in danger and struggling to survive. Ethics aside, Underwater World is a pleasant couple of hours attraction and worth a visit, to see the joy on the faces of children as they come face to face with such majestic creatures, is priceless. Go see for yourself!!
Written February 24, 2023
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Pajamas
158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Penguins and flamingoes are unexpected and cute. There is a huge mix of outdoor and indoors exhibitions but I found the whole trip a little bland. 30mins to 1hr will be enough to finish. Fishes kept repeating throughout and the descriptions of each species was little too.
Written August 17, 2023
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Peter T
Ambarvale, Australia55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A “good to see” experience. See the Penguins being fed at 11am and the Otters are fun at feeding time 11:45am.
Lots to see including an underwater passageway to watch giant turtles glide over the top of you.
Written June 13, 2024
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