Sea Life aquarium coming to Legoland Malaysia in 4Q

Legoland Malaysia Resort will in 4Q2018 welcome a new attraction, the Sea Life Malaysia, in a first-time partnership with global aquarium chain Sea Life.

Occupying 2,123m2 of land space, the two-storey aquarium will have more than 25 display tanks in 11 habitat zones, featuring thousands of sea creatures. Sea Life Malaysia will also have zones themed after the Johor River, the main river in the Malaysian state of Johor and the Malaysian Rainforest.

(From right) Legoland’s Kurt Stocks, Tourism Malaysia’s Seri Mirza, and Johor State Tourism’s Tee Siew Kiong

Kurt Stocks, general manager at Legoland Malaysia Resort, does not see Sea Life Malaysia as a rival to the much larger S.E.A. Aquarium at Resort World Sentosa in Singapore, an attraction boasting over 100,000 marine animals of 1,000 species, across 50 different habitats.

He explained: “Lego mini figures will be integrated into the Sea Life experience and this is the point of differentiation between this aquarium and others.”

Also, children will get to interact with the sea creatures up-close and learn about their natural habitats. Through storytelling and up-close interaction, Sea Life Malaysia aims to engage and inspire children to lean, love and care for the ocean and the creatures that live in it.

The attraction is believed to make Legoland Malaysia Resort the first family-focused resort in the country to offer interactive and educational experiences with marine life.

Speaking to TTG Asia, Stocks said: “Quite possibly we will attract a new segment of tourists such as researchers and conservationists.” He also expects the new marine attraction to bolster overall visitor numbers to Legoland Malaysia.

Visitors will have the option to purchase a ticket to visit only SEA Life or bundled with other attractions.

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