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“Discover The Underwater without getting wet”

Underwater World Langkawi
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$66.20*
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Langkawi Underwater World and Crocodile Farm Tour
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$33.79*
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Half-Day Langkawi Island Discovery
Ranked #19 of 95 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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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Underwater World Langkawi is one of the largest marine and fresh water aquaria in South East Asia. Since the start of its operation on 26 August 1995, it has become one of the must visit tourist destinations in Langkawi and has attracted a large number of foreign as well as local tourists.

The concept and theme of Underwater World Langkawi 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 understanding of the deep and inseparable bond between man and nature.

Unique to Underwater World Langkawi is the gigantic 15-meter long walk-through tunnel consisting of 500,000 liter seawater which houses many big fishes and sea creatures.

Other attractions include the Freshwater Fish Section, the Seashell Display, the Koi Pond, the Reptilian Section and the Coral Reef Section.

The 34,701 square foot oceanarium is located adjacent to a shopping centre and the Neptune Café. Visitors are thus provided with a one-stop shopping, eating and entertainment package, all of which are available within one area.

A new building (with 60,000 sq. ft built-up area) which displays Tropical Rainforest, Temperate and Sub-Antarctic Ecosystems, and info theatre with a 200-seating capacity will be opened to the public in early 2005. The Sub-Antarctic Ecosystem Display includes a spectacular “penguinarium” with an underwater tunnel for visitors to view swimming penguins.

Thank yangrizal
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went in here when we got caught in the rain.
There is plenty to see and get very close to all the different sea life.

Thank Denise I
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I decided to visit the underwater world because of the penguins. Other than that nothing much to shout about. The Underwater World looks quite running down with no proper maintenance. The labels/pictures/information/window display is not maintain properly, looks like your store room old stuffs, old and dirty. The decoration of the underwater world also look very so-so only. They need a major upgrade perhaps.

Thank Yhoong
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

A good place to visit and most importantly, broaden knowledge on marine life and science. I found the info card of every species very helpful. We don't have to be divers to observe different kinds of marine organisms.

Attracted to brilliant designs
My friends and I were attracted by the brilliant designs of the tunnel tank which you can see penguins swimming over the aesthetic arch. I must say it is not an ordinary aquarium, it's more like a stadium.

Marine organisms and other organisms
Based on my knowledge, there are more than 500 species of animals here. Most are unseen of and even unheard of.

Pricing
The price was a bit above average (could have rated tier 4 due to the price). The good thing is I get to have student's price (of RM22) if you are able to produce a student ID proving that you are a student. So if you are a student, remember to bring your ID there.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

The building is a bit underwhelming on the outside but the fish and exhibits inside were looking much better than the facade. Everything looks well looked after and the premises are clean. The indoor tropical setup is a welcome surprise.

Note that there are senior tickets on sale at RM22 each but the pricing board does not indicate so. Do ask the cashier for senior rates if you think you qualify.

Thank travelbugvee
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