UMS Aquarium & Marine Museum

Posted: November 22, 2008 in Jalan-Jalan
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Have you been to the UMS Aquarium & Marine Museum before? if not, then take a look at some of photos which I took during my recent visit. The place located exactly inside the Borneo Marine Research Institute inside the university area itself, about 7 km from Kota Kinabalu city centre.

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Once you get inside to the entrance of the aquarium, just look up on your head then only you’ll see this view.

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on your left, you’ll first see this mammal of Cuvier’s Beaked Whale, measuring 4.43 meters long.

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This whale was actually been found dead at Mimpian Jadi beach, Tuaran back in 1997.

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Some collection of corals

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There are more than 50 species of Bornean reef corals displayed.

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One of the aquarium you’ll see on your way to the right.

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This is one of the two biggest size aquarium you’ll find.

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Can you tell what fish is this?

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Skip that..I also don’t know, just imagine how big is the size?

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Yeahh.. it’s really huge, just look at the fish size compare to this cute babe.

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Looking at this photo reminds me a Star Trek movie somewhere in a space ship scene la pulak.

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Humphead parrot fish.

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These fish named Remora which can grow up to 1 meter length and it placed inside an aquarium which has a taller size compare to other aquarium.

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Your visit to the UMS Aquarium & Marine Museum will last around 20 – 30 minutes, the place was not as big as what I expected, however the place is great for family outing during the weekend, as for any school outing activities, I would say this place will be one of the nice + informative spot to visit.

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Location : Borneo Marine Research Institute, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS).
Operating hours : Opens daily except Wednesday & Public Holiday
– 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm (Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun)
– 9.30am to 11.30am and 2.00pm to 4.30pm (Fri)

Click here for the location map.

I just want to see one live shark, but there isn’t.. I guess they don’t do research on shark :(

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Comments
  1. Jewelle says:

    Good thing you feature this now because we’re going back with some friends next month – and this will be a good place to visit.

  2. papajoneh says:

    hahaha the cute text kena strike out!! Hahaha telampau juga kau ni :P

    Yep.. been here but forgotten to blog about it. Almost the same shots .. except I have my son in it ;)

    cute no longer :cry:

  3. esharkj says:

    Yes Jewelle.. the place is good to visit especially for kids like your sweet Eu.. show us the photos la when you have visit the place ;)

    papajoneh,
    Heh! heh! itu cute kena strike sebab takut tu orang perasan lebih2 bah!

  4. Dicky says:

    any guys know this place GPS position?
    Can u post it to me?

  5. Tanak Sada says:

    the first giant fish named giant grouper atau local name kerapu gergasi/keratang. the second one (yang warna hitam tu) is hybrid grouper, giant grouper+tiger grouper. the fish not have any scientific name ye. it is one of the great achievement of UMS scientist :D

  6. eugene says:

    first time visitors to KK. Thank you for this entry. We will go visit thanks to u :)

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