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Marine Aquarium and Museum

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UMS Aquarium

As far as aquariums go, the UMS Aquarium could be better - considering that this aquarium is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BoardingPass061616
Educational

Very interesting and spectacular. Facilities include free standing exhibition tanks, live open and... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
GanL
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4 weeks ago
“UMS Aquarium”
Jan 15, 2019
“Educational”
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Jalan UMS | Borneo Marine Research Institute, Universiti Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu 88400, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As far as aquariums go, the UMS Aquarium could be better - considering that this aquarium is university-led - it could highlight research findings on threats to marine life and the visitors could help.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting and spectacular. Facilities include free standing exhibition tanks, live open and shallow water reef exhibition centre, a mangrove walk, an interactive multimedia information kiosk and a Sipadan deep dive diorama. We could see an array of colorful marine life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GanL
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I visited this place and it took less than half an hour to see all the sea species. It was poorly maintain and the treatment doesn't meet any standard I had back in my own country. It was plain a waste of money and time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PoohC4
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited with 2 friends whilst staying in KK. 30 mins out the city but thought it would be worth it. 20RM admission for foreign visitors for 1 room with 2 tanks (way too small for the fish) and under 10 different species. Poor overall experience...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Gabrielle T
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Firstly this aquarium is 30 min away from KK by taxi. On arrival it seems 20RM for tourists, steep but we thought for conservation it's okay. On entering the premises it became apparent very quickly that it was over priced for ONE ROOM with TWO...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Charlotte A
Reviewed July 10, 2018

A lot of improvement can be made to this place. It took less than half an hour to see the sea creatures. Don't forget to bring your student card to get discount!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SalehaS41
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Reasonable collection of sea creatures - sad to see them in captivity, though. Overall, considering that this a marine museum which collects entrance fee, more exhibit and historical features are needed - it could be further improved. The campus area is very large (not the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank christine389
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Our kids really enjoyed this. It is a small but good quality aquarium. You can learn a lot there. I would give it less stars because it's hard to find (in a back corner of the UMS campus) and it's hours are limited ... but...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Wendofish
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Its quite a small area but worth to go. Not far from the biggest mall one borneo. Cheap price entrance. Airconditioned and available parking area and can use baby stroller to get in

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Muhammad A
Reviewed August 25, 2017

There are only a few tanks of marine life like corals, starfishs, turtles and fishes. The information displays and samplings on the museum part are mainly studies and researches conducted by their students. However, the old printing reflects that newer, more recent discoveries/studies are not...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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