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Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
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Ranked #3 of 35 Attractions in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My wife hd been waiting to see orangutans in the semi/wild for years and for a first expereince this did not dissappoint. Seeing them swing through the trees coming down for food bought a lump to the throat. The experience is made all the more thrilling given that the animals do not arrive to order!! It is very much on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Well, the trip was quite boring, because I only saw Orang Utan feeding and that's all... Unlike the zoo in Singapore, where you can view a few thousands animals including orang utan, so there is seriously nothing much to see at all. Only good for Europeans who have not seen Orang Utan before. For most South east Asians, I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to see but they can/do not guarantee that you will see oranutan as it is completely open and thus is up to the orangutans - but you can come back later in the day with your morning ticket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Went to Semenggoh this afternoon for the late feed. Was not disappointed. Was told that as it is the fruit season, the orangutans will get most of their food in the wild and therefore less likely to come to the reserve. I was fortunate to see three different orangutans. Great location. Only one comment would be for the Rangers to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

You can walk to the place within 30min from the main gate. Don't forget to pay the admission fee. Enjoy the feeding session, but remember to keep quiet so that the wild Orang Utan won't attack you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent reserve! We got lucky and saw five plucky orangutans out of twenty-seven (including a blonde baby!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I went to the morning feeding at Semenggoh. The guides gave everyone a little pep-talk explaining how the orangutans will only show up if they are hungry, and since it is fruit season they might not come. I had one Orangutan show up and hang around for almost an hour, which was pretty lucky based on what many others have... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This is a nature reserve which was once called the Orang Utan Re habitation Centre. As the orang utans are left free walking in the forest. Each visit would not be guaranteed to spot them during the feeding times (twice a day) :). You may want to arrive early so that to wait for them. We were relatively late to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

we wait for one hour in the feeding area, but didn't see them. the officer there said it is fruit season, so them have enough food and prefer to stay in the jungle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It's easy and cheap to reach Semenggoh from Kuching by public bus. From the reserve's entrance, it's a 20-minute walk along a road through the jungle to reach the feeding stations. We hadn't realised the popularity of the place and found at least 60 people waiting for the after (3-4pm) feeding. At 3pm an assistant gives a bit of basic... More 

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