A trip to the aquarium is a kid-friendly winner in any city, but Kuala Lumpur’s Oceanarium – a nearly 300-foot long underwater tunnel – makes it extra special. Giant sea turtles, sharks and sting rays swim right above as you walk or ride the slow-moving walkway. Other fun displays are The Coast touch pool – where you can pet a bamboo shark, the Amazon Flooded Forest – where the huge alligator gars resemble something off the TV show River Monsters, and The Stream – with giant water rats and Asian small-clawed otters.
The Aquarium isn’t huge, but it is air-conditioned, a major plus when the midday heat gets to be too much to bear. Weekday visits are far less crowded.
Concourse Level, KL Convention Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
(603) 2333 1888
RM 50 – adult / RM 40 – child (under 3)