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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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Incheon, South Korea
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I spent two hours in absolute silence there because I was told that the slightest noise would upset the orang utans. And so I was there watching the orang utans feeding and swinging about (which was rare anyway). There were other tourists also looking up like me and all were respectfully silent. I suppose there are people who are animal... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We hadn't realised we were travelling in fruiting season so it is less likely to see the Orang-Utan. The staff were very informative though, and besides the slight eeriness of standing with a big group of people in silence looking at the forest for an hour there was definitely a sense of excitement. We went to Matang wildlife centre to... More

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Norfolk, England
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18 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is very easy to reach by bus from the centre of Kuching. Went in mid July - the height of the fruiting season and were warned beforehand that the likelihood of not seeing any orangutans was high. They had turned up the previous two days, but unfortunately not the day we were there. We sat quietly on the viewing... More

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Orangutan, an arboreal ape (that is they live in the trees) that is an extant species (i.e. close to extinction) is being well taken care of in this spectacular habitat in Sarawak region of Malaysia. As my pictures show, there is much more than Orangutan viewing, but for nature and animal lovers, the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre which is about 15... More

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La Paz, Bolivia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We were there yesterday afternoon but did not see any urang utans, unfortunately. This is because it is fruiting season now so they do not necessarily need the food provided by the park rangers. Today we went again in the morning and we saw 5 urang utans close to the feeding platform. After waiting some time at the platform the... More

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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Liked: orangutans (saw three of them in the forest after the rangers spotted them and took us there - it was still the fruiting season), the project itself. Disliked: they keep 3 big crocodiles in very small cages :( and the last bus departure is too early (missed it because we watched orangutans which showed up a bit late, so... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was a very 'soft' intro to jungle trekking with the bonus of the possibility of see Orangutang's in the wild. Great information centre & guides very good. You need to know when the forest fruit are in season as the likely-hood of seeing the Orangutangs is very diminished,so if this is a must see for you, do your research.

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were lucky to have seen orangutans at Sepilok as none to be found here due to the ealy fruiting season for durian. There are some interesting trails to walk. Unfortunately, while they care about the orangutans not so much concern for the crocodiles held in a small concrete enclosure. It's good to know that your entrance fee is going... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fruiting season had come early when we visited and therefore the Orangutans are able to find food in the wild having no need to return to the park headquarters to be fed. We were very much hoping to see an Orangutan but waited about an hour to no avail. Which is fair enough. The point of this place is to... More

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Banting, Malaysia
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is really the back end of the Orangutan Project forest but if you are a birder it is worth the effort to find it. Although it is small, around 63 hectares, it still holds some good species. Hooded Pitta was our best find.

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