Thursday, November 13, 2008

Aquarium and Marine Museum of University Malaysia Sabah

As you all know that my university which is Universiti Malaysia Sabah located just beside the sea. If you don’t know you can take a look at my old post here. So there is no doubt that the view of my University is number one in Malaysia’s university but do you know that there is an aquarium in Universiti Malaysia Sabah?

There is an Aquarium and Museum just beside the Marine’s faculty. Before the SEA WORLD of 1 Borneo open, this is the only aquarium in Sabah. This aquarium does open for public visitor at a very low rate. If I’m not mistaken, it just needs RM5 or RM6 per entry but it is free for UMS student. Before I show you the aquarium, I hope you don’t expect it is as good as the KLCC aquaria. You can see shark or stingray here but there are sea turtle!

Today there are lots of visitor here.




This is the decoration at the entrance. Although there are sharks and stingray hanging there but no real shark and stingray in UMS’s Aquarium.




The picture below shows the entire aquarium. After an hour plus of waiting, finally I’m able to take the photo of the empty aquarium.

Beside the aquarium is the Marine Museum. There are various type of coral reef displayed in the Museum.

There is a skeleton of a Cuvier’s Beaked Whale in the Marine Museum. Cuvier's Beaked Whale has a short. Some of them are dark grey, others a reddish-brown. Cuvier’s Beaked Whale can grow up to about seven meters in length and weighs 2-3 metric tons. They can live up to forty years.




Picture of Cuvier's Beaked Whale

Well, this post is just a brief introduction of my university’s aquarium. For my upcoming post, I’ll post all the sea creatures you can see in this aquarium. So stay with me. I'm sure that you won't want to miss it!!!

11 comments:

Borneo Falcon said...

I did not even realize there is an aquarium at the university campus until this post

Xjion89 said...

oh my, an aquarium in a U. Tat is great! I can see the ocean life every day(^^)

Crazyfool - Make You Crazy And FooL said...

got betta fish? so good ah ur uni.. my uni got earth worms and some bird flying around wild.. and maybe some snails.. erm...

Zee bo Bee said...

How exciting!


What I would give for my UNI to have an aquarium...I would spend HOURS and HOURS and HOURS in there...

BUt perhaps it's for the best they don't. They're nowhere near the ocean and...I'd really hate to see the animals being mistreated.


But how cool right?

PEACE

HuiMing said...

This is so cool! How come i dont have an aquarium in my university
*pouts*

sabahking said...

i study at ums but still havent go there before !!

Ailecgee said...

That makes UMS more interesting to students, don't you think so? And I'm sure, not only to students but to all who love fish and other marine species... can't wait to see more!

eunice said...

Did I read wrongly? This big aquarium is in your university? Wowowowowo!!!!! If I know, I will go your uni to study! LOL!

Sentosa looks different cos the beaches are man made. =D The sands are imported from Malaysian and Indonesia. keke

Asian Traveler said...

I would like to salute to the dedicated teachers and administrators of the school for building an aquarium inside the university. Truly one of a kind.

In the meantime, you might want to take a look about New York New York Shopping Center in Taipei, Taiwan. Hope you like it and have a lovely day. :)

BCS said...

This is really amazing! Great university you got there. :)

George said...

Great pictures, and wonderful