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“Too much hype, too little to show !” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Underwater World Langkawi

Underwater World Langkawi
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$72.70*
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Langkawi Underwater World and Crocodile Farm Tour
Ranked #19 of 91 things to do in Langkawi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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“Too much hype, too little to show !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Unless you need a place to get away from the hot weather or the rain, and to give your children something to do, please do not waste time and money going there.

Firstly, can get too crowded, especailly during Malaysian school holoiday periods (think group tours, big crowds wanting to see the penguins, etc.).

Secondly, the sea creatures available for viewing are few and far in between - at least when we were there. Some seals, penguins, a pair of sharks are - in my opinion - the only attraction worth seeing. It is a pity that the Government and Tourist authorities lack the foresight to grow this into a major tourist and tourist dollar generating attraction.

Thirdly, though the fees are not so exorbitant for foreign / "farang" visitors, they are expensive for what they are offering.

Visited July 2012
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“Uninteresting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you have visited excellent aquariums you will be very disappointed. surroundings depressing not a great variety. Penquins cute but wouldn't go again.

Visited September 2012
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“not underwater ...just big aquarium”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

if u been to singapore and manila..or dubai...this is dull boring just big aquarium...if this is your first time to underwater maybe something

Visited September 2012
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“Amazing Creatures!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

I visited underwater world with my family and we had a great time looking at all the amazing sea life, i would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to do touristy things. The stingrays are a must see!

Visited September 2012
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“Educational and informative display of marine life.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

A must-visit site especially for children. This is a place where wide varities of marine life are displayed in excellent forms enabling easier understanding of the natural habitats for visitors especially children who are not familiar with the sea. It's a worthwhile visit although quite pricey.

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