Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Shore Oceanarium Malacca review

It's been a long overdue post. A few months ago, hubby attended a conference in Malacca so it's mommy and baby Bing bonding time! Even though Bing loves hanging around the hotel, but it's also important to bring him out to explore. On that one fine day, we visited the Shore Oceanarium.

The Shore Oceanarium
Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya
Second floor, the Shore Shopping Gallery, Malacca
Opens daily 10.10am to 9pm
https://g.co/kgs/Ju9CmQ

This was baby Bing's first visit to an aquarium. And this was the right place to head to. Because the collection was just nice and not too overwhelming for the attention span of a toddler. It took us the whole morning to finish enjoying all the exhibits. Around 2-3 hours I would say to stroll leisurely. At the price of RM33 (remember to bring your child's MyKid because they start charging at 3 years old), it's a fairly good bargain.

We were handed a quiz to redeem a souvenir -- a colorful fridge magnet at the end of the visit too. This made mommy extremely excited but I think baby Bing was too young to understand that. Ha

The highlight of the visit was the 'petting' zone. Baby Bing visited the area twice. He absolutely loved the opportunity to get up and close with the sea creatures. There were star fish, sting rays, baby sharks, horseshoe crabs. With the exception of horseshoe crabs which were indeed kinda spooky, baby Bing had great fun touching the creatures. But the poor star fish were chucked a few times back into the pool. Cheeky Bing indeed.


There were also multiple sections for various fish, sea creatures, reptiles (much to Baby Bing's dismay). Very educational because it talked about salient facts about the exhibit, as well as explaining the life cycle of frogs for example using actual eggs and tadpoles at various stages of development.

There were also multiple pit stops for people to stop and pose in artificial backgrounds called augmented reality.

Not to mention the free 4D movie telling a story about the undersea adventure of a baby turtle.

Those who would love to feed some fish can purchase additional fish food and join in the feeding frenzy. Or just simply enjoy the open air fish pond.

Official website
https://www.oceanariummelaka.com/

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