Striving to be a one-stop attraction, Aquaria KLCC is the pride and joy of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Boasting massive tanks full of underwater life, this oceanarium provides a thorough tour of Malaysia’s terrain— from highland rivers to mangrove banks to the deep blue. The highly educational tour will delight all visitors curious about Malaysia’s fish, amphibians, mammals and insects. The interaction platforms will also amaze, with their detailed exhibits on tide-pool creatures, river dwellers and sharks.
Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KL, Malaysia. T: +60 3-2333 1888
The KL Butterfly Park is the place for fans of the six-legged species. Neighbouring the KL Bird Park, the 24,000 metres/80,000 square feet of curated gardens is a creepy crawly haven, and home to over 5000 types of butterflies, plants and other insects. It is one of the biggest tropical greenhouses in the nation. Fret not if the live exhibits feel shy on the day you visit: a bug museum at the end of the tour will showcase the many insects found in the park.
While admittedly the main attraction of the Batu Caves area isn’t its wildlife, it is a good place to go to see macaque monkeys. These like to hop up and down the 272 steps alongside streams of tourists. The monkeys are 100% wild but are accustomed to humans, so be cautious with your belongings and snack foods. Veer off to the left of the steps to the Dark Cave landing, where spelunking can introduce you to even more cave life in the limestone labyrinths.
Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia. T: +60 1-300-88-5050
If you’ve brought your pet along on your travels, CuBs & CuPs is the place for both of you to relax and meet other equally fun-loving humans and pets. The cafe offers a scrumptious menu for both humans and pets, specialising in healthy organic treats.
CuBs & CuPs, Desa Sri Hartamas, KL, Malaysia. T: +60 14-639 5023