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Lucky kids in cities like London get to sleep over in amazing  public spaces like museums. Now Malaysian kids can do the same – but with sharks as overnight companions!

In an effort to encourage children’s curiosity about the ocean, Scott’s Malaysia has teamed up with Aquaria KLCC to host a signature sleepover dubbed ‘Sleep with Sharks’ at Aquaria KLCC.

As part of their ‘Scott’s Bright Little Explorers’ programme, this sleepover gives young ones a chance to explore one of the best places in Malaysia to discover the wonders of the ocean.

Big adventure for little explorers

Team makchic was represented by Bella, our little explorer who bravely said yes to a night out  with the sea creatures at Aquaria KLCC. The overnight event saw children 6 to 12 years old participating in various educational activities. This included live feeding sessions with sharks, sea otters and piranhas, meeting the Aquaria divers, as well as learning more about the underwater world.

“The Scott’s Bright Little Explorers programme is an ongoing project which aims to stimulate children’s curiosity and support children’s development through on-ground educational activities.

“It has been reported that humanity has only explored less than 5% of the entire ocean to date and we believe that Aquaria KLCC will spark the curiosity of our children to learn more about the underwater world and its inhabitants,” said Venaig Jegou, Area Marketing Director, Oral Health and Nutrition, South East Asia, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

A chance for children to discover the ocean life at a comfortable pace

Scotty, Scott’s mascot and Rocky, Aquaria’s mascot welcomes Scott’s Bright Little Explorers to Aquaria KLCC

The one-and-a-half day event started with kids checking in for a briefing with their parents. Aquaria KLCC Sleep with Sharks team then took over the supervision of the children, keeping close watch on their learning and safety. The staff ably assisted the children during activities, meal and bath time.

The children were able to learn everything in detail and at a relaxed pace. They had Aquaria KLCC all to themselves, after all, especially when the day was over! During bed time, everyone snoozed in their own sleeping bags and mats right in front of the huge tank. Housing the sharks and all the fascinating sea life,  this tank cast dreamy lights all over the bedtime scene.

Bella and Rocky, the Aquaria mascot.

Bella utterly enjoyed the experience and she even made new friends. The next day, the children and families were reunited and then went for a tour of Aquaria. Because they learned so much, they were even able to become tour guides for their own parents. Parents – and the children, of course! – were truly appreciative of this fun and educational programme organised by Scott’s Malaysia and Aquaria.

 

 

This programme is only available on weekends and open to children aged 6 to 13 years only. For more info about this programme or its itinerary, click the website here for  details.

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Ayuni is a freelance writer and mother of two bubbly children. She enjoys listening to people and writing about their stories, hoping to spread inspirational vibes whenever she can. When not writing, she’s busy running the household, daydreaming about traveling or doodling in her journal.