Underwater World Langkawi: Aquatic Paradise for Kids

Underwater World Langkawi

We were halfway through our visit to the Underwater World Langkawi when our son shrieked out of excitement. He asked me to come to him fast ‘coz there’s something interesting. He then showed me the penguin that seemed to be playing with Zeb Zeb (his White Tiger plush toy) and following it anywhere he placed it. He was giggling and so happy that he uttered, “This is the best day ever, Nanay!”

It was our very first day in Langkawi when we decided to go to Underwater World Langkawi while we waited for our check-in time at Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang. We availed of our discounted Underwater World Langkawi entry tickets from Klook and we got a super great deal on them.

Underwater World Langkawi

We’ve already been to the first UNESCO World Heritage Geopark in Southeast Asia before and tried different Langkawi Sunset Cruises and this trip specifically focused on kid-friendly attractions.


Underwater World Langkawi

Underwater World Langkawi started its operations in August 1995. Since then, it has become one of the largest marine and freshwater aquaria in Southeast Asia. According to their website, the whole concept of the exhibitions is geared toward research and development, education, and entertainment.

Underwater World Langkawi

We arrived at half past ten in the morning and there were only a few visitors at that time. We headed directly to the ticket counters and showed them our online vouchers. After scanning them, they gave us physical tickets to get inside. It took no less than two minutes from the moment we entered the door and when we got inside the exhibition. That’s one good reason to purchase your tickets online ‘coz you get to skip the long queue of walk-in visitors’ lane.


Underwater World Langkawi is divided into different sections which are arranged in order of visit:

1. Preview Tank

This is where an Arapaima, the largest freshwater fish in the world, was displayed.

2. River Ecosystem

The river-flowing concept of this section showcases some species of freshwater fish from different parts of the world. Specially designed tanks also housed some unique reptiles such as geckos, and small snakes.

Underwater World Langkawi Flamingo

3. Tropical Rainforest

The large walk-through aviary provided a tropical rainforest feel to it and some of the notable birds were flamingos, cockatoos, and macaws.

Underwater World Langkawi

4. Temperate Section

This area is an 8-meter walk-through tunnel where visitors can see some South American Fur Seals and African Penguins.

Underwater World Langkawi

5. Sub-Antarctic Section

The Rockhopper Penguins are probably one of the most favorite exhibitions in Underwater World Langkawi.

Underwater World Langkawi Penguins

6. Hexagonal Tank

A 70-thousand-liter Hexagonal Tank filled with different species of fish is definitely a showstopper. Some of the notable ones were the Black Tip Sharks and White Tip Sharks.

Underwater World Langkawi Shark

7. Tunnel Tank

The 15-meter-long tunnel is also one of the favorites. It features some Giant Stingrays, Giant Trevally, Giant Groupers, Olive Ridley Turtle, and other schools of fish.

8. Koi Pond

A very relaxing pond set in a lush tropical scenery housed some Japanese Carps. A cascading waterfall was also a main feature in this section.

Underwater World Langkawi

9. Invertebrate Section

This section exhibits some lobsters, eels, anemones, and other interesting species.

10. Coral Reef Section

This is where Nemo (Clown Fish) can be found. The section housed a coral garden with different species of fish and other corals.

Underwater World Langkawi Clown Fish

11. Venomous & Poisonous Section

The deadly needle-sharp teeth and spiny fins of Moray Eels and Lionfish are featured in this section.

Underwater World Langkawi

At the end of the exhibitions were souvenir shops that featured some knick-knacks that featured some sea creatures that were featured inside. There were also some duty-free shops and dining areas. Underwater World Langkawi is definitely worth visiting when you are in Langkawi.

Underwater World Langkawi (book here for discounted rates)
Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang,
07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Contact Number: +604-955 6100
Email: info_uwl@edenzil.com
Facebook Page
Operation Hours: Regular Days 10:00AM to 6:00PM Daily
Holidays 9:30AM to 6:30PM

Feeding Times
Seals - 2:30PM (Saturdays to Thursdays) / 4:00PM (Fridays)
African Penguins - 11:00AM and 2:45PM (Daily)
Rockhopper Penguins - 11:15AM and 3:00PM (Daily)
Tunnel Tank - 3:30PM (Daily)

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