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>Mother’s Day celebration is this weekend. So how is your preparation to celebrate for the one who sacrifice everything just to provide the best and love for you?

Every year, my siblings and I will bring mommy for dinner and we also will buy a gift for her. Instead of doing the same celebration every year, I decided to bring my mom to Green Connection on last Monday, which was the replacement holiday for Labour Day. When she knew that I am going to bring her there, she is so exciting (like a litte kid). Hahaha…

The Green Connection is an aquarium and ec0 theme park of Sabah. In a nutshell, Green Connection offers eco-treasures of Sabah which featuring over 500 species of animals.

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Green Connection is also a rescue centre for the endangered and rare marine animals of Sabah.

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Start your journey by walk through the cave when you can see creepy creatures such scorpion, tarantulas and etc.

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The turtle is so smart. Both of it stop swimming just for me to take photo of them.
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Meet the Snakes Zone: Dare to grab the chance to take picture with the huge pythons.
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The highlighted area will be the huge aquarium tank where you can see the rare of guitar shark, leopard sharks, sea turtle, bat fishes and even the ultimate underwater predator, SHARK!
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Here is the guitar shark, leopard sharks and bat fishes.The everyone waiting moment.

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The fish feeding time which took place exactly at 11.30 am (everyday).
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This sea turtle is the star of the day. It caught everyone attention during fish feeding time. Do you know what is it name? Called it “Gangster”. Want to know why? Just heading to Green Connection and you know why.
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It is so entertaining and fascinating.

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“Say No to Shark Fins Awareness Campaign”

Do you know that actually shark fin does not bring any nutrition to human body but content mercury which may cause sterility in men if consumed in extremely large quantities. Shark fin may also harm pregnant woman too.
After the show, mommy and I continue to the other zone where you can touch and up close with the marine species.
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Puffer fish or ikan buntal (in malay).

I called it “balloon fish”. By the way, this fish is not edible and don’t simply eat it if you go for fishing because it believed to be the second-most poisonous vertebrate in the world.

Green Connection is not just served as a center for you to get up-close and see the animals, there even got a “Science and Life Dome” where you can learn and play at the same time.
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Not forgeting before leaving Green Connection, there is souvenir shop for you to grab unique and cute gift for your beloved family and friends.
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T-shirt, soft toys, postcards, books and lots more is available in their Souvenir Shop.

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Mommy and I took a pic before we leave.
In conjuction with Mother’s Day, why not taking this opportunity to bring your mom and family and even friends to this informative and interesting aquarium and eco theme park.
“More than just an aquarium, not quite a zoo, and a discovery centre that’s fun for the whole family.” – The Green Connection.


Location:
Badan Sukarelawan Complex,
KM2, Jalan Tuaran,
Likas Sabah.

Opening Hours:
10 am – 6 pm (Last entry 4:30 pm)

Fish Feeding
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11.30 am and 4.00 pm (Mon – Fri)
11.30 am, 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm (Sat, Sun and Public Holiday)

Ticket Price:
RM25 (adult), RM15 (child from age 2-16) and free for baby


How to get there:
Walk to Karamunsing complex.
Take Jalan Tuaran away from town, at 2nd mile turn left by Wisma Wanita.

For more info, please do check out their website The Green Connection.

Before I sign off, I would like to wish every mother on earth;

“HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!”
[Credit to: The Green Connection homepage, AquaticaKK homepage, MySabah.com, Wikipedia]
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