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Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we were not able to see any orangutangs as this was a fruiting season and there is enough food in the forest. It was nice of the staff to warn us in advance so our expectations were quite low. At 3 pm (feeding time) we went to a special feeding area where we waited for one hour for the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
75 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Close to the Orang-u-tan project and not far from the Croc Farm - the walks here are spectacular, hot, and despite how many times I visit Kuching, still a must go to place.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went on Tuesday afternoon (July 22nd) and Thursday morning (July 24th). Both days we did not see any Orangutan's due to the fruit season. On Tuesday afternoon the group was small and paid by far more attention to the ranger who explained in detail the program. This morning it was extremely crowded and some people simply do not know... More

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A place where orang utans could be wild and free. We did not see any orang utans as the forest was full of fruit so they had ample food stocks. I appreciate this and love that the animals are not available on human demand, If you wish to be guaranteed an orang utan sighting this may not be the place... More

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This project and place is amazing! I however failed to see any orang utans because it was the middle of the fruit season and they did not feel like coming out of the jungle - but that is how nature work! Go there!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were told several times before walking down to view the orangs, that their sighting is rare. This is a good thing, as it means that they are less dependent on us for their food and survival and they are managing on their own. But I couldn't help hoping we will see at least one. We were so disappointed in... More

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Singapore, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had read reviews and were concerned about not seeing any orangutans because of the fruiting season in the jungle. When we bought our tickets, they told us they hadn't seen one for over a week. But lucky us, 3 emerged! The staff and grounds were great and it was really cool to see these interesting creatures. Price is reasonable... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is fruits season now. Orangutan can get their food by themselves and probably they don't appear in front of tourists. I joined 3pm feeding but couldn't see them. Better to go morning feeding and maybe you can see them.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We came to Semenggoh as we thought it would be our best chance to see orangutans in as natural an environment as possible. We arrived by taxi from Kuching as part of a longer trip (we went on to Annah Rais afterwards) but I think it's fairly straightforward by bus as well. We arrived on time for the 9am-10am feeding... More

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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Sadly no orang-utans appeared on our visit, but we understood that this could happen. However, we still enjoyed the rainforest and the information. Perhaps we could have been told the there had been no orang-utan sightings for 10 days....

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