Kuala Lumpur, 5 August 2014 – TripAdvisor™, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Zoos and Aquariums around the globe. In total, 275 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.
“For those wanting to see the world’s most wondrous creatures, TripAdvisor has named the Travellers’ Choice Zoos and Aquariums, as chosen by the community of millions,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Travellers can enjoy a fun and educational experience at any of these popular award-winning attractions around the globe.”
Travellers’ Choice awards honour top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for zoos and aquariums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
Aquaria KLCC Honoured Amongst Top Aquariums
Malaysia’s very own Aquaria KLCC claims the fourth spot, beating notable aquariums across the region to rank amongst the top five aquariums in Asia. Raved a TripAdvisor traveller, “Amazingly arranged, clear description of each species and a huge tunnel where fishes including live sharks are moving around you. It’s simply brilliant. Must see place in KL.”
“We are delighted to be honoured amongst Asia’s top five aquariums in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. This accolade is a recognition of Aquaria KLCC’s achievement as a state-of-the-art oceanarium that aims to bring travellers on an awe-inspiring journey of discovery,” said Dato’ Simon Foong, Managing Director and CEO of Aquawalk Sdn. Bhd.
Japan Home to the Most Award-winning Zoos and Aquariums
The Land of the Rising Sun shines with the most number of winning zoos and aquariums in the region – ten of its zoos and seventeen of its aquariums are featured in the top 25 Asia lists. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka was rated the top aquarium in Asia while Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido came in 7th in Asia.