Coral Wonderland Malacca is the Malaysia’s first coral park, hosting over 1,000 species of marine fish and corals. Opened in 2011, the coral park is home to Asia’s longest touch pool, and the country’s longest coral aquarium, giving you a chance for in-depth look on loved marine life. It is situated at level 4 of the conveniently-located Dataran Pahlawan shopping mall, so parking (and also lunch afterwards) isn’t a problem if you’re planning a family day out.
Filled with interesting and colourful marine creatures such as clown fish and seahorses, Coral Wonderland is divided into nine separate sections with each focusing on a species or a theme, with corresponding activities for both adults and kids to enjoy. The shark pool, for example, lets you get up close with one of nature’s most misunderstood creatures so that you can personally observe its interesting features, such as its blacktip fins and puckered mouths.
Coral Wonderland is also the longest interactive touch pool in Asia. In it, visitors can freely touch marine life such as star fishes, sea cucumbers, bamboo sharks and sea urchins with help and explanation from its informative tour assistants. The coral reef garden that comes right after the touch pool is a mesmerising sight – beautiful corals move their tentacles at their own pace and motion, and are housed in several aquariums for easier observation. This opportunity is perfect for those who would like a chance of closer inspection of these colourful underwater creatures without submerging themselves for a glimpse.
Other sections in Coral Wonderland include a snake corner, an arthropod zone, a clownfish kingdom and a seahorse corner, and each is loaded with information. To further encourage learning, visitors are given a quiz paper when they arrive and upon answering the questions correctly according to the information provided in each section, they receive certification. At the end, visitors with a complete set of certification stamps will be awarded with a free gift.
Taking a step further to conserve precious marine life, Coral Wonderland has also taken part in the Malaysian Department of Fisheries’ ongoing effort in breeding hawkbill sea turtles. The collaboration sees the coral park hosting several turtles under their roofs in a specialised pool, and educating the public regarding the critically endangered species for further awareness.
Coral Wonderland Melaka
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10:30 – 21:30; Saturday – Sunday 10:30 – 22:30
- Address: F4-01A & F4-99, Level 4, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca
- Tel: +606 282 9966
- Price Range: Adults RM40, children under 12 RM30, senior citizens above 60 RM20