SEA LIFE Malaysia, an interactive aquarium which is a new enhancement of LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, has reached another milestone in its construction with the filling of the Ocean tank, which will consist of 400,000-litres of water once filled.
The Ocean tank which is the largest tank in the aquarium, will house a replica of a historic shipwreck, Wanli and be entirely themed to look like you are walking through the shipwreck with LEGO® elements spread out for display.
Once the tanks have been filled, SEA LIFE aquarists will be working diligently to get the water quality and salt content ready for the arrival of marine life including Black Tip Reef Shark, Zebra shark, stingrays, seahorses, jelly fish and more. All 13,000 sea creatures will be arriving to their new home by early 2019.
At the water fill event, South East Asia’s first SEA LIFE Junior Rangers made their debut as the young ambassador of SEA LIFE Malaysia. The 18 rangers, hailing from Malaysia and Singapore are the voice of the marine sanctuary and will be at the forefront of leading SEA LIFE’s marine conservation efforts. These children were chosen based on a video that they had submitted about their passion for marine life conservation and represent the new generation and their love for keeping the balance of ocean life in check.
“The water fill is our third major milestone as we look to launch SEA LIFE Malaysia by the first half of 2019. SEA LIFE Malaysia will refresh our offerings to Malaysians and provide a new experience to visitors from all over the world. It will also allow us to engage children in a meaningful way and enable them to learn through play. The interactive aquarium is designed to be a great introduction for children of all ages to marine life. Through SEA LIFE, our young generation will be introduced to the marine life and this will allow them to appreciate and, learn on ways to conserve our delicate ocean,” said Kurt Stocks, General Manager at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort.
“SEA LIFE Malaysia’s ambition to teach our next generation to love and care for our marine life is in line with Shark Savers Malaysia’s mission to encourage conservation of our marine life. We look forward to collaborating with their passionate junior rangers in order to promote awareness and deepen knowledge about sharks,” said Abner Yap, President of Shark Savers Malaysia.
To keep up to date on all the new information and announcements about SEA LIFE Malaysia, visit LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort’s official website www.legoland.com.my and stay connected with the resort via social handles (Facebook & Twitter).
About LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort
LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort brings together a LEGOLAND® Theme Park, Water Park and Hotel in one LEGO® themed location. It is a family holiday destination with more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions, and designed for families with children aged 2-12. It’s the first of its kind in Asia and offers adventure, education and fun for action-packed day trips or short break destination. LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort was presented with the Innovative International Theme Park award by the Brandlaureate International Awards Singapore 2018. The resort was also named one of the top 10 amusement parks in Asia by TripAdvisor®. Having bagged these achievements and many more unstated, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort seeks to continue to expand and bring new additions to the Resort, to ensure that it remains the crown jewel of Malaysia.
The soon-to-be opened SEA LIFE Malaysia is the first SEA LIFE to open in Malaysia, lying adjacent to other existing ventures of Merlin Entertainments – LEGOLAND® Malaysia Theme Park, LEGOLAND® Water Park and LEGOLAND® Hotel. Located at the heart of Iskandar Puteri, the unique and interactive sea aquarium provides visitors with a fun and educational underwater experience. Through compelling storytelling and up-close interaction, SEA LIFE Malaysia aims to engage and inspire kids to learn about the oceans throughout its 11 different habitat zones.
About Merlin Entertainments
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates more than 120 attractions, 18 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 66 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 26,000 employees (peak season).
Merlin currently has more than 15 attractions in Asia including world renowned brands of Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres and the fantastic LEGOLAND® resort with its theme park, hotel and water park. The operations spans across 10 countries and territory. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.
About Shark Savers Malaysia
Shark Savers Malaysia (SSMY) is a non-profit membership-based organization formed in 2013 and was formally registered as an association under the Registrar of Society in 2016. SSMY is made up of like-minded people in their communities and share the same obsession to make the world a better place.
It is the truest expression of a grass-roots volunteer led initiative. Everyone who has participated and contributed to the campaign, did so because they wanted to, not because they were paid. Everything that went into the making of and continued expansion of the campaign, from administrating, studio time, photography, videography, manpower, creative work, celebrity endorsement, media placement, print work, collaterals was all done on a volunteer, pro bono basis.
SSMY is dedicated to saving sharks through building awareness, education, and grassroots action.
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