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FRI Aquarium Batu Maung    

  Jalan Batu Maung, 11960 Batu Maung,, 11960, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang |   04-626 3925 ext. 3926
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Get a glimpse of an underwater world at Aquarium of Fisheries Research Institute (FRI), featuring 25 tanks housing different forms of marine life. Observe a range of species that include lionfish, boxfish, moray eels, stonefish, and stingrays.

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Tags: Animals

What to Expect?

The medium-size aquarium is also home to bubble coral, brain coral, mushroom coral, and sea anemones. Keep a keen eye out for the outdoor section, where you can interact with baby and adult green sea turtles.

The aquarium has 25 tanks to showcase various types of marine life, especially those found in the regional waters. Among them are the lion fish, the boxfishes, moray eels, tangs, surgeon fish, cat sharks, stone fish, angel fish, blue spotted stingray, fox face fish, parrot fish, squirrel fish, damsels, bivalves and more. The largest tank measures 15 ft by 10 ft and houses the big fishes such as the snappers, the tudung periuk and the nyior nyior.

Other facilities

The FRI library has many scientific books and journals on fishery from around the world. All reference books are categorized using the Dewey decimal classification. Some of journals are subscription copies which the library receives regularly so you get the latest information.

There is also an internet-ready computer available. At the moment, the library is opened to the Department's researchers, outside academicians and students, the latter two with prior written permission.

Admission fees

RM5 for adults, RM2 for kids 7 to 12 years (RM1.50 for school group)

There is no charge for kids below 7 years

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 Address:   Jalan Batu Maung, 11960 Batu Maung,, 11960, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

04-626 3925 ext. 3926

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  Reviews 4.1   (1,643)
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    Jimi Halimi

    a month ago

    Nice place for kids to learn something. Not so crouded like any other places. Not many people know about this place. Still canbe improve somewhere. Ticket price is reasonable. Keep it up.

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    KokMing Lee

    2 months ago

    Cleanliness is fine but the type of marine life is limited. The entrance fee is very cheap. Free entrance for children under 7 is a bonus point.

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    Jabeer Ahamed

    2 months ago

    Below seven years it's free. Neatly maintained and kids will enjoy it. Not more than 1 hours can be spent here

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    Adrian Yeoh

    2 months ago

    Great place for a day out with the young kids. It's not the latest modern aquarium but it is decently well maintained given its age. Entry fee is RM5 for adults and children under 7 enter for free! Ample free parking. They also have a cameraman to take your family photo and print it out for you if you wish to purchase the nice photo. The print quality is very good and worth to keep the photo for good memories.

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    Sabir Fouzi

    4 months ago

    Ticket entry Adults Rm5.00 while Children RM2.00.
    Research center at Batu Maung.
    A lot of stuffs about aqua life can be see here.
    Great place for family to visit.
    Very good place for kids as well.

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