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.


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


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


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


Some collection of corals


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


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



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


Can you tell what fish is this?


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


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


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


Humphead parrot fish.


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.



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.


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 :(

  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 ;)

    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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