Penang Aquarium Batu Maung
||Batu Maung Penang, Malaysia
It is located in the southeast tip of Penang Island, Batu Maung, Penang, Malaysia.
It is situated right within the Fisheries Research Institute complex. The Penang Aquarium Batu Maung
is located near to the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas. You can reach the aquarium
by the coastal highway.
The aquarium has a total of 25 tanks to showcase the large variety of marine life
such as surgeon fish, lion fish, blue spotted stingrays and damsels just to name a
few. The main attraction of the aquarium is the large tank with the measurement of
15ft by 10ft in one of the room. The room is like a big theatre showcasing big fishes
including snappers, huge green turtle, tudung periuk and nyior nyior. Apart from fishes,
there are also a display of different types of corals and sea anemones. There are two
large ponds in the aquarium which filled with a big school of sprightly koi or carps.
Visitors can feed the koi with fish food that is available there for only RM1. Visitors
can too, feed the turtles in one of the ponds. Besides, there is a souvenir shop there
where you can purchase t-shirts, key chain and etc. The aquarium is opened daily except
There are quite a few nearby attractions where you should pay a visit. One of them is
the Snake Temple. The Snake Temple is one of its kinds. The temple features many poisonous
snakes coiling around the pillar and plants in the temple. For all brave hearted people,
you can even take an up close picture with the large snakes in the temple under the guidance
of professional there. If you are looking for a place to relax your mind, do get to the
nearby island with the name of Jerejak Island (Pulau Jerejak). It is a great getaway from
the hustle of Georgetown. Jerejak Island is well known with its unique flora and fauna.
It also acts as a habitat for eagles. There are tour packages which are filled with all
kind of adventurous activities that get you near to the nature. The place recommended to
be added on the list is Penang War Museum. The museum located near to the aquarium and
it is a historical place. It was built by the British as fortress to protect from the
invasion of Japanese but during the occupation of the Japanese, the place was turned
into a place of tortures and interrogations. This place is definitely worth a visit
to gain a unique experience that you never have before.
There are so many places that worth a go and so, spend a night or two in any hotels
in Penang will be the best option to have a full travelling experience in Penang.
You can get to the Penang Aquarium Batu Maung by bus named Milan. The bus is
yellow in color and only board up the bus numbered 69. You can also drive to
the aquarium as there are clear and proper signage.