With free time to spare—we arrived very early in Langkawi from Penang and our room at Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang was nonetheless unavailable—we determined to go to one among Langkawi’s hottest vacationer spots, the Underwater World Langkawi.
|KID A AND BG AT PANTAI CENANG BEACH
Situated on the southern finish of Pantai Cenang or Cenang Seashore, it might simply be accessed by reserving Seize vehicles, passing taxis, or just by strolling—that’s in case you’re staying alongside the Pantai Cenang space of Langkawi like us. So, stroll we did.
|UNDERWATER WORLD LANGKAWI FACADE DURING EVENINGS
Underwater World Langkawi tickets might be purchased straight from their foyer or on-line by way of reserving apps.
We had ours by way of Klook, which has reductions. Redemption was fairly simple, we merely confirmed our on-line reserving, they scanned it, gave us bodily tickets, and we’re in.
UNDERWATER WORLD LANGKAWI
|KID A AT THE UNDERWATER WORLD LANGKAWI
Dubbed as one of many largest marine and freshwater oceanarium in South East Asia, Underwater World Langkawi hosts greater than 4 thousand animals and aquatic life types alongside its sprawling grounds. It’s divided into three main sections, that are additional subdivided into eleven areas.
The primary space we explored was Underwater World Langkawi’s Temperate Part. It’s actually not the primary space you’ll see on the aquarium, however we entered UWL simply in time for the penguin feeding, and people are situated on this part.
To get there, we handed a couple of sectors, however backtracking is allowed, so no downside there.
|AFRICAN BLACK-FOOTED PENGUINS AT THE UNDERWATER WORLD LANGKAWI
The Temperate Part options round sixty African black-footed penguins, which you’ll see above and beneath water—they’ve a mini eight-meter aquarium tunnel the place you may view penguins swiftly swimming underwater. These guys are quick!
|UWL’S EIGHT-METER AQUARIUM TUNNEL
|THE HYPER-ACTIVE SOUTH AMERICAN SEAL
Additionally they have a separate enclosure for his or her South American fur seal, this animal is overwhelmingly large and you may actually really feel its energy underwater when considered up shut.
|THE FUNKY LOOKING ROCKHOPPER PENGUINS AT UWL
Proper alongside this space is one other part that includes penguins, twenty 5 rockhopper Penguins to be precise. Their enclosure seems to be much like their black-footed counterparts, nevertheless, they don’t have an aquarium tunnel beneath. These rockhoppers are a lot cuter although, sporting their funky hair-style—which are literally yellow and black feathers.
|THE PREVIEW TANK AND RIVER ECOSYSTEM
After the penguin feeding demo, we backtracked to the primary part of Underwater World Langkawi, the Freshwater Space which has the aptly titled Preview Tank—a preview of what you’ll see on the oceanarium. However to be truthful, that is hardly a cross-section of what Underwater World Langkawi has to supply, they’ve extra.
The principle attraction of this space is the so-called Jurassic fish, the arapaima. It’s the largest freshwater fish on Earth and may develop to greater than eight ft. There are additionally wallago catfish and freshwater stingrays.
|CHINESE WATER DRAGON
Simply throughout is the River Ecosystem space, a sequence of three connecting tanks depicting a river ecosystem. Nonetheless a part of the Freshwater Part, it options freshwater fishes from everywhere in the world. In addition to these, it additionally has a set of distinctive reptiles comparable to Chinese language water dragons, Indonesian blue-tongued skink, and a number of snakes.
|UNDERWATER WORLD LANGKAWI’S TROPICAL RAINFOREST AREA
Shifting inwards, an open-air space simulating a tropical rainforest options pink flamingos—a favourite of Child A—and free-roaming birds like cockatoos, macaws, ruddy shelducks, and colourful pheasants. Additionally, be looking out for cute marmoset monkeys scurrying above the timber.
|PINK FLAMINGOS AT UNDERWATER WORLD LANGKAWI
Proper in the course of the rainforest is an enormous tank house to gigantic strange-looking fishes that appears straight out of Jurassic Park—knifefishes, big gouramies, and arowanas.
|HUGE JURASSIC-LOOKING FISHES AT UWL
|THE REQUISITE TOURIST SHOT FOR KID A
The rainforest exits into the penguin space, which we now have already explored. Then to a photograph gallery the place your photographs are taken for the requisite memento photograph on the finish of the tour. A mini café, and eventually, to the oceanarium space of Underwater World Langkawi.
HEXAGONAL TANK & TUNNEL TANK
|A VIEW OF THE HEXAGONAL TANK FROM THE TUNNEL TUNK
The most important aquarium in Underwater World Langkawi is their Hexagonal Tank. It’s 70,000 liters giant and is house to black tip sharks, white tip sharks, large manta rays, turtles, Pakistani butterflyfish, Madras snapper, and an astoundingly giant 600-kilogram groper fish.
|THE BIGGEST GROPER FISH I’VE EVER SEEN
A fifteen-meter lengthy aquarium tunnel cuts throughout the tank and from right here, you may even see a sunken ship wreck. This, for us, was the spotlight of Underwater World Langkawi.
|A BREATHER AT THE KOI POND
After that intense expertise, we had been capable of breathe out on the Koi Pond space—a small open-aired part full of tropical vegetation, a pretend waterfall, and a pond. Alongside the water swims quite a few Japanese native carps popularly often known as kois. There are additionally sultan fishes and chichids, though, to my untrained eye, I solely noticed kois, lol.
INVERTEBRATE / CORAL REEF / VENOMOUS & POISONOUS SECTIONS
|SHELL OF PRICKLY KING CRAB ON DISPLAY
Earlier than exiting, we handed via the ultimate space showcasing sea invertebrates, coral reef fishes, and toxic creatures. These are housed in smaller aquariums and show instances for taxidermized animals, which aren’t any much less attention-grabbing.
|A TYPICAL JELLYFISH DISPLAY AND OF COURSE, NEMOS
And a favourite for everybody is, after all, the tank containing clown fishes or Nemos. I additionally dig the jellyfish space, which was fairly psychedelic.
SOUVENIR SHOP & SHOPPING AREA
|DUTY FREE SHOPPING AREA
Guests exit via the Langkawi Underwater World memento store and The Zon Responsibility Free store. The entire of Langkawi is obligation free, so you could find these tax-free retailers wherever. To be truthful, even when it’s a vacationer lure, The Zon is among the extra in depth obligation free shops round Langkawi.
|LUNCH AT MCDONALD’S UNDERWATER WORLD LANGKAWI
And to cap off our tour, we headed to McDonald’s for a considerably native lunch of Nasi Lemak McD + Two-Piece Ayam Goreng Spicy. Yup, they’ve nasi lemak in McDonald’s full with spicy rooster and sambal besides!
There’s additionally a Starbucks inside the constructing, however we weren’t capable of test it out, I’m wondering if they’ve iced teh tarik there too.
~ BIG THANKS TO KLOOK FOR MAKING THIS TOUR POSSIBLE, VIEWS & OPINIONS ALL MINE
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