Underwater World Langkawi Overview

Underwater World Langkawi, one of Malaysia's largest aquariums, is a magnificent destination to see more than 4000 different species of aquatic animals up close. It educates visitors about the importance of marine life through themed zones such as Freshwater, Tropical Rainforest, Sub-Antarctic, and Temperate. From witnessing exotic aquatic life in a 15-meter-long tunnel to touching and feeding sea creatures, every experience at the aquarium is exhilarating.

One of the most popular tourist places in Langkawi - the underwater world spread across six acres introduces tourists to over 200 species of marine life and fishes. These include rockhopper, harbour seals, giant rays, penguins, sharks, and the unusual Amazonian arapaima, which is the largest freshwater fish discovered in the world.

Moreover, the educational research centre, three-dimensional theatre and various sections of the park-Temperate, tropical rainforest and sub - Antarctic have also grabbed the attention of visitors alike. These interesting and thoughtful attractions make Underwater World one of the best places to see in Langkawi.

Location: Zon Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm from Monday to Friday and 9:30 am to 10:30 pm on weekends

Entry Fee: RM 36.65.

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• Discover the approach and concept of Underwater World Langkawi focused on knowledge, education, and entertainment, making it popular amongst both locals and visitors.
• Learn the value of conserving precious aquatic life forms, which is the main motive behind the foundation of this one of South East Asia's largest marine and freshwater aquaria.
• Explore different ecosystems like Temperate & Sub-Antarctic, Tropical Rainforest & River Ecosystem, and Marine Section to see over 4000 diverse animal species from up close.
• Walk through the 15-meter-long tunnel and see giant stingrays, sharks, groupers, and green turtles floating in 500,000 liters of seawater.
• Watch penguins play and swim at the Penguinarium and get the chance to feed them through feeding sessions.
• Discover diverse aquatic animals in sections like the Freshwater Fish Section, Seashell Display, Koi Pond, Reptilium Section, Coral Reef Section, Invertebrate Section, or the Poisonous & Venomous Section.

How To Reach

By Air: Langkawi International Airport is the closest airport to Underwater World Langkawi. The airport is connected to major international cities. From the airport, Underwater World is located around 9 km, and one can hire a private cab or taxi to get there. 

By Road: Underwater World is located in the southern end of Pantai Cenang and is well connected by road. You can take buses from Langkawi City Centre to Coco Valley or Zon Duty Free Zone to reach the aquarium.

By Jetty: You can also visit Underwater World Langkawi by Jetty. All you have to do is to take a Jetty from Ferry Pier to Kuah Town. The ride takes around 30-minutes to 50-minutes depending on the weather conditions. After reaching Kuah Town, you can either hire a private cab or take a taxi to reach Underwater World Langkawi. 

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Underwater World Langkawi to avoid crowds and take part in feeding exhibitions is in the early afternoon. Since it is an indoor arena, the weather outside is not an issue. Plan your visit during the week to avoid the busiest weekends since it is open from early morning to early evening seven days a week.

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Other Essential Information

Places to eat in near Underwater World Langkawi

1. Underwater World Langkawi Cafe: Located inside the Underwater World, the cafeteria serves a palatable range of snacks and beverages. Here, you can grab a lite snack to munch on and drink hot beverages. 

2. D’sini Restaurant Nasi Kandar: If you are looking to eat a perfect Asian and Malayasian style cuisine, then D’sini Restaurant Nasi Kandar is the best place to go. It is located around 300-metres from Underwater World. 

3. De Melati Cafe: De Melati Cafe is located near Cenang Beach, and one can have authentic Malaysian and Thai dishes here. The cafe is particularly famous for its fried rice and other Thai food items in the locality. 

4. Beach Bar: Beach Bar is located on Cenang Beach and is around 2 km from Underwater World. You can eat and drink here while enjoying a beautiful view of the Cenang Beach.

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Places to stay near Underwater World Langkawi

1. Camar Resort: Camar Resort is the most luxurious hotel/resort near Underwater World located around 1 km from the Aquarium. The resort has many pools, slides and some lovely spacious rooms. 

2. Salsa Resort Langkawi: Salsa Resort is located around 1.5 km from Underwater World. It is the best place for family stays as it has many big and comfortable rooms. 

3. Langkawi Chantique Resort: If you are looking for a Cottage to stay in, then Langkawi Chantique Resort is the best place for you. It is around 800-metres from Underwater World and the best budget-friendly stays for groups and families.

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Tips to Visit Underwater World Langkawi

1. There are various sign-boards around the aquarium which are to be followed.

2. Always keep your phone on silent mode as the various marine animals may be disturbed by the sound of the phone. 

3. Take care of your personal belongings as the aquarium is spread in an area expanding more than 6-acres. 

4. If you are clicking pictures, make sure you turn off the flash as the creatures are sensitive to the camera flash.

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Point of Interest for Underwater World Langkawi
Preview Tank

Preview Tank

The Jurassic fish Arapaima is the attraction of the Preview Tank, the first zone of the Underwater World Langkawi. With a maximum length of more than eight feet, Arapaima is the world's largest freshwater fish. You can also view other aquatic creatures, including the freshwater stingray and the tapah fish (the wallago catfish) in this section.

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River Ecosystem

River Ecosystem

The section features several freshwater fish from the Amazon, Africa, South East Asia, North America, and Australia in three connecting tanks having a river-flowing concept. Fish living in this zone include Tropical Garfish, Bala Shark, Albino Patin, and Red Tailed Catfish. Additionally, it is home to unusual marine animals like the African Fat-Tailed Gecko and Chinese Water Dragon.

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Tropical Rainforest

Tropical Rainforest

Visitors will experience what it's like to be in the center of tropical rainforest while exploring this enormous walk-through aviary. Get greeted by the classy Flamingos, the amusing Ruddy Shelduck, and the majestic Pheasant at the entrance of this section, and be amused to see fluttering flight birds, including the doves, cockatoo, macaws, Knifefish, Arowana, Giant Gourami, and Marmosets.

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Temperate Section

Temperate Section

This section is one of the main highlights of the Underwater World Langkawi for being home to playful African Penguins and South American Fur Seal. It also has a small 8-meter Tunnel, a walk-through that enables visitors to witness African Penguins swim and play around in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible.

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Sub-Antarctic Section

Sub-Antarctic Section

The Rockhopper Penguins, the major draw of the Underwater World Langkawi, live in the Penguinarium in this section. Known as the Rockies for their habit of leaping from rock to rock, they are believed to be the tiniest crested penguins in the world. The aquarium is the top facility for breeding jumpy Rockhopper penguins in captivity in Malaysia.

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Hexagonal Tank

Hexagonal Tank

Made up of a Hexagonal Tank, this section of the Underwater world Langkawi is constructed with a sunken ship theme in mind. This 70,000-liter Hexagonal Tank is an excellent spot to watch large fish species like the Black Tip Shark and White Tip Shark.

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Tunnel Tank

Tunnel Tank

A walk through a 15-meter-long tunnel leaves visitors spellbound as they pass while being surrounded by diverse species of fish and other marine creatures. Some of the tunnel's highlights include Giant Stingrays, Giant Trevally, and Olive Ridley Turtles. It also has some unique species, including Lion Fish and Giant Clams.

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Koi Pond

Koi Pond

One of the two ponds of Underwater World Langkawi, Koi Pond, is surrounded by a lush, colorful tropical landscape and the splashing sound of a waterfall. Here you may find Sultan Fish, Cichlids, and Japanese Carps. Fish food is available at the counter for visitors to use at their leisure to feed the fish.

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Invertebrate Section

Invertebrate Section

The Underwater World Langkawi's Invertebrate Section contains uncommon and unusual sea species from Southeast Asia, such as the Japanese Mitten Lobster and Blue Devil Damsels. Other sea creatures that live in this part include the Knight Goby, Snowflake Moray Eel, Green Carpet Anemone, Mudskippers, and a variety of other exotic species.

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Coral Reef Section

Coral Reef Section

The final exhibit in the aquarium shows the fascinating relationship between coral reefs and other priceless gems of the ocean's unique ecosystem. As colorful as the underwater world, this section of the Underwater World Langkawi offers an exceptional experience with Clown Fish, Wrasse, Damsels, and many other corals.

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Venomous & Poisonous Section

Venomous & Poisonous Section

You will find the deadliest and most venomous aquatic animals in this section of the Underwater World Langkawi. All of these animals, from Moray Eels to Lionfish, have calm disposition and superficially appealing features. They are actually armed with deadly weapons like needle-sharp teeth and spiky fins to defend themselves from other predators.

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Underwater World Langkawi FAQs

How much time does it take to visit the Underwater World in Langkawi?

To explore all the sections in the Underwater World, it would take around 3-hours. If you wait for the 3-D film, you can spend around one more hour within the aquarium.

Is there photography allowed?

The entry fee for Underwater World is as follows:

1. Malaysian Citizens

Adults - 31 RM

Kids (3-12 Years old) - 22 RM

2. International Tourists

Adults - 36 RM

Kids ( 3-12 Years old) - 30 RM

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What are the activities to do near Underwater World Langkawi?

1. Indulge in Adventures at Mega Water Sports (2.1 Km): Go on an exhilarating jet ski excursion around the Langkawi islands with Mega Water Sports and collect some memorable experiences. During the three and a half hours on the jet ski, you will tour the several islands included in your package with a knowledgeable guide while admiring the sea and land views. 

2. Enjoy Seascape at Pantai Cenang (Beach) (3.2 km): Visit Pantai Cenang, one of the prettiest Langkawi beaches, to escape the bustle of the city and take in the breathtaking sea views. The sunset views from the beach can leave you astonished.

3. Explore Laman Padi Langkawi (3.2 km): Discover Laman Padi, a Langkawi ecotourism museum that raises the bar for the island's rural community. Take advantage of their free tour to explore the areas where you can try your hand at planting little paddy saplings and learn conventional methods for growing rice.

Why is Underwater World Langkawi so popular?

Underwater World Langkawi is famous for being one of the country's largest aquariums where visitors may explore the treasures hidden beneath the azure oceans of Malaysia. It serves as both a tourist destination and an educational venue for the public on aquatic animal conservation. Home to over 4,000 different aquatic species, it allows visitors to see them from close and even feed them during feeding times. 

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What is the entry fee of the Underwater World in Langkawi?

The entry fee for Underwater World is as follows:

1. Malaysian Citizens
Adults - 31 RM
Kids (3-12 Years old) - 22 RM

2. International Tourists
Adults - 36 RM
Kids ( 3-12 Years old) - 30 RM

What is the feeding time at Underwater World Langkawi?

1. Seals

  • Saturday to Thursday: 2:30 pm 
  • Friday: 4:00 pm 

2. African Penguins

  • 11:00 am and 2:45 pm

3. Rockhopper Penguins

  • 11:15 am and 3:00 pm

4. Tunnel Tank

  • 3:30 pm

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Which are the different marine species in Underwater World Langkawi Aquarium?

The different marine species in Underwater World Langkawi Aquarium are:

- 3 Fur Seals

- 60+ African Penguins And 25 Rockhopper Penguins

- Macaws

- Cockatoos

- Flamingos

- Barbs

- Marmosets

- Mandarin Ducks

- Black Swans

- Poisonous Moray Eel

- Coral Reef

- Jellyfish

- Stingrays

- Olive Ridley Turtle

- Lionfish

- Giant Clams

- Arapaima

- Amazonian Catfish Aka Alligator Gar

- Striped Carp Aka Temoleh

- Arowanas

- Giant Gourami

- Snakes

- Frogs

- Geckos

- Midas Cichlid

- Tasmanian Spider Crab

- Clownfish

- Damsels

- Wrasse

- Stingrays

- Sharks

- Turtles

- A 600 Kg Groper

- Japanese Mitten Lobster

- Blue Devil Damsels

- Koi Fish

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Underwater World Langkawi Reviews

Sha Sha
Reviewed: 16 Jul 2022
Very informative and fun place to visit…we can learn many things inside here…
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Keehwee Law
Reviewed: 07 Oct 2022
I bought the ticket last minute and push for confirmation voucher. This platform didnt let me down. I received the confirmation voucher in 2 hours and was able to bring my kids to the wonderful underwater world in Langkawi.
Rozilan Ar Rahim
Reviewed: 05 Sep 2022
If I could compare with Aquaria Kuala Lumpur, the Underwater World Langkawi is better off
Chetan Dwivedi
Reviewed: 21 Jan 2020
Once in a lifetime experience. Watching this variety of marine life with world-famous giant sea creatures is worthwhile. You never know how your time spent there. It’s an eye-pleasing activity to go for. Worth a visit in a lifetime.
Apsara Sharma
Reviewed: 08 Jul 2019
The place has much to offer in terms of both marine and non-marine life, there were large aquatic species like penguins and sealion.
Selvakumar Manickam
Reviewed: 25 Sep 2022
Generally okay for the price

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