04 September 2005

AQUARIA... Finally!!!

A challenge that I gave my son Darren is that he must wake up at 7.00 a.m. so that I can take him to Aquaria. He has persistently been pestering me to bring him there! We were unsuccessul reaching theaquarium during the Merdeka holiday. Why... of the places he wants to go is that newly opened aquarium at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). I guess new places have to be visited.

Today he managed to surprise me by coming down the stairs from his room at 7.30 a.m. Actually I heard his alarm clock was ringing away for a long long long time before he came down. He admitted that the alarm was ringing for the past half and hour but he just cannot get up. Only by his will and determination of going to Aquaria got him out of the bed.

OK, he managed to live up to my challenge, that's step one. Next he has to brush his teeth.. Imagine, he is 9 nine years and he is still afraid to go to him own room to brush his teeth on his own. He said that he is afraid of cockroaches.. but that's not the truth. His balls have not grown big enough yet!! Ha! Ha! Haaaaaa!

After his finished brushing his teeth, we took off for breakfast at Nelly Curry House. We had roti telor and one half boiled egg each.

We reached KLCC at about 9.30 a.m. and there was already a short queue lining up to buy tickets. Most of them came with their kids, so did I.

Just 5 minute before 10.00 a.m. they started to sell the tickets and admit people to the aquarium. Below are some of the photos we took at the aquarium.

The big snake head fish. About 2 meters long
My little "snake"One of the non-ferocious shark. All teeth and nothing else. Note the "escort" fish below the shark.
A very old looking sea creature, looks like a pre-historical creature... called Nautilus..ehh something.

The journey inside the aquarium was quite short considering we paid RM50-00 to get inside. RM28 for my adult ticket with MyKad (None Mykad holders have to pay RM38 don't know why!!) and Darren's ticket cost me RM22-00. We spent slightly over an hour inside the aquarium.

I was rather disappointed with the sharks, all of them did not look ferocious and they were all just swimming about like they were having a holiday. Each shark has an escort fish to accompany them. Don't know what the "escort" fish does, I guess the "escort" will help to clean up the shark and at the same time avoid themselves from being attack or eaten by other fish.

Overall, for the money paid for the tickets, it worth it even though the journey inside the aquarium was short. The company invested quite a big sum of money to put up the aquarium. Would I go there again? Well not for now or unless they have something new in their exhibition.

Well when will you visit Aquaria???

1 comment:

SooHK said...

nice photos of Aquaria