Saturday, May 17, 2008

New info from the big underwater World Langkawi ,Pantai Cenang ,Langkawi island .

Underwater World Langkawi tunnel tank to reopen soon .

Visitor can expect a unique experience .

The Underwater World Langkawi tunnel tank will reopen to the public next month ( June ) and visitor can expect a unique and surreal “underwater experience” .
It will be as though they are walking on the ocean bed .
Underwater World Langkawi marketing and communications executive Siti Raudhah Shaari said the tunnel was closed in November last year for refurbishment works.
She said the official reopening ceremony would be held on June 21 when Underwater World Langkawi would present those in the travel industry with awards in recognition of their contributions and support .
She said the event would be graced by Kedah Mentri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak and that the original tunnel design had been improvised to provide visitor with the surreal feeling as they passed trough .
The new attraction would be the sea nettle jellyfish with its signature long tail .More sea creatures such a zebra sharks,black tip sharks,giant grouper and sea turtles will be on display.
Currently,she added ,some of th bigger fishes like the sharks and stingray were being housed in hexagon tanks.
“These creatures will be move to the tunnel tank because it is bigger.Visitor can also try spotting our two Rockhopper Penguin chicks which hatched in September last year and are doing well as well as 19 adult penguins.
“Also ,keep a look out for the African Penguin chichk with hatched early this year .It is the one without a black stripe across its chest,”she said,adding that since March 2006,18 penguin chick were successfully hatched at Underwater World Langkawi .

By Christina Chin ..The star .
Langkawi pages ......

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