Aquaria KLCC: the ultimate experience in the cage rage
“Aquaria KLCC is a state-of-the-art aquarium located in the heart of the city.” This sounded so promising that we took the subway to Suria KLCC and walked to the aquarium. On the program: an afternoon of spotting fish and sharks and turtles. And since I’m already a huge fan of diving (not), I had to add this on the ‘to do’s list’ in Kuala Lumpur.
It is possible to buy tickets for the aquarium in advance, but you can also join the queue. We did the latter and luckily for us, there was no one in front of us. A ticket costs RM69 (€15) for adults and students get a discount. Through the app of Klook, we could buy tickets for RM44, converted to €9,50. So, of course, we chose this last option.
This really works very easily. Through the Klook app, you can see where in Kuala Lumpur you get a discount. Look for the aquarium and after the payment, you will immediately receive the tickets in your account on the app. Can it be any easier? Afterward, you will be asked for a review of your visit. If you do this, it will take you a few minutes, and you add some pictures, you will save points. You can use these points for a discount on your next trip. You understand that my review is sufficient with pictures of all kinds of fish.
I don’t know much, read: nothing, about fish. I would like to keep it that way because from now on I am always afraid to swim in the sea or a lake. Apparently, it is not wise to pee in the sea and there are fish that eat nuts. So as soon as a man in, okay South America, is in the water with the fish, he has a little problem… All kinds of information that doesn’t improve my phobia for the underwater world.
In addition to the countless species of fish you can find in this aquarium, ranging from small to large and very ugly to okay, there are also the ‘jewels of the jungle’. These are not jewels, but animals that you would rather not see on the street or in your bed, like cockroaches. I have to admit that the aquarium is very extensive and you can learn a lot. It is also possible to be at the feeding of the animals and you can even touch some fish.
The aquarium is arranged in such a way that you will be taken on an adventure. It starts in the ‘Evolution Zone’ and ends at the ‘Living Ocean’. With this last one, my heartbeat started to beat a bit faster, with fear. This is the longest underwater tunnel in Malaysia with sharks(!), big fish and turtles swimming around you. So there is no end to this tunnel!
For the ultimate ‘experience’ and idiots among us, you can book the ‘cage rage‘. If you want to put your life on the line, you can do it here under the watchful eye of a lot of visitors. Here you can get in touch with the friendly, as it really says on the website, sharks. In an underwater cage, you can take a closer look at the fish and with a bit of luck, they will leave you alone. If that is not extreme enough, you still have the opportunity to dive with the sharks. Then an experienced diver swims behind you with a sharp stick in his hand. And that stick is probably not intended to pat the sharks on the head. Instead of just swimming after the sharks, it is possible to propose to your boy- or girlfriend underwater. Jeroen, I’m waiting…