The Island of Langkawi, 30 km off the shores of Kedah, Malaysia, is home to many rare and interesting animals, such as the Dusky Leaf Monkey, Slow Loris, and long-tailed giant rat, to mention a few. The island has lush rainforests that are teeming with all sorts of animal life, including probably still undiscovered species since there are packets of very thick virgin foliage. As though Langkawi is not satisfied with its native animals, it has even brought in a host of penguins, seals and anacondas to become part of the many animal attractions at the Underwater World.
Located at Cenang Beach, 25 km west of Kuah, Langkawi’s Underwater World is one of the biggest marine parks in Southeast Asia, competing with the best in the continent such as Ocean Aquarium Park in Shanghai, Underwater World Aquarium in Singapore, and Ocean Park in Manila.
The 34,700-sq-foot oceanarium opened on August 26, 1995 for the purpose of entertaining its visitors and educating them on the importance of conserving the Earth’s marine resources. Since it opened, hundreds of foreign and local tourists regularly visit Underwater World, making it one of the most visited attractions in the island. [Read more…]