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“Has seen better days”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Green Connection - CLOSED

Green Connection
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Owner description: Edutaintment Centre. A fun place for kids. This aquarium cum education centre provides endless entertainment for children of all ages.
Alice Springs, Australia
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154 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Has seen better days”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

We saw an add for this in the hotel brochure and thought we would take a look, I should have checked it out on here first. On arrival we thought 'oh no' but as we were the only people in sight (possibly all day) we felt obliged to take a look. We came away thinking it was better than we thought it was going to be. They are trying but its a bit woeful. Lots of mozzies from the stagnant water in the abandoned displays. Some tanks to dirty to see into. Once we went into the main area one of the staff made himself our personal guide and explained everything to us. It wasn't a green connection unless they mean the colour of the water but we have to give them some points for trying. If you go, make sure your taxi driver waits for you.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Green Connection Aquarium”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Our taxi driver advised us against this place and tried to take us to the University aquarium but unfortunately it was closed on Wednesdays. So... we went to Green Connection. What a terrible place, the tanks were so dirty you could not see the fish, very large fish in very small tanks, broken science activity centre with so many bits missing the kids could not play with half the exhibits. Except the stick game where you have 15 sticks and have to remove 6 to make 10, you just have to make the sticks make the word TEN!! All in all a very disappointing and depressing place.

Visited December 2012
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Caloundra, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Don't Bother”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

For the entrance fee of MYR$25 per person I thought was very expensive considering that it was a small center displaying Sabah's local oceanarium and a small selection of land reptiles. The standard is not adequate for the price; or comprehensive enough to encourage tourism. It doesn't deserve a mention in Sabah Tourism website. Its great for kindergarten to primary school kids and should remain that way.

Visited November 2012
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Malaysia
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Pleasantly educational”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Must give praise to the owners for actually creating this sort of set-up. It is rather ramshackle in places but must give them points for effort. It is not easy to maintain sharks and oceanic wildlife in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, on a budget. If only to give support to their effort, this should be a "must go" especially for children.

Visited November 2011
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level Contributor
62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Its not my cup of tea”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

I just went there once. I dun see why should i pay for something not in my interest at all. Not worth for me n my family. I dun like this place.. Sorry.

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