Shore Oceanarium

Melaka City

This aquarium on the 2nd floor of The Shore Shopping Gallery jazzes up the usual fish-in-tanks viewing experience with 3D movies and visual effects in its display halls, which cover mangroves in the Melaka River and a rainforest.

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