22 Jun '11, 5am

Aquarium in Penang reopens

Aquarium in Penang reopens

GEORGE TOWN: There is a new tourist attraction in town -- the research-cum-public aquarium belonging to the Fisheries Research Institute (FRI) in Batu Maung. The aquarium recently opened its doors to the public after being closed for almost two years. The aquarium has separate areas for freshwater fish, and ornamental marine fish and corals, all of which are found locally. There is a touch pool which has been given a makeover and a tank which can fill up to 200 tonnes of water for the bigger species of marine animals. Rosly Hassan, who stood in for the FRI director, said the research aquarium is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. He said unlike the more commercialised aquariums, the aquarium in Batu Maung showcases research and development work carried out by FRI. "Our main purpose is to educate and create awareness of our research work. There is always a...

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