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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing place doing great work! Would highly recommend a visit here. Staff we very helpful and friendly. Great to see the orangutans at feeding and in the outdoor play area. Big spaces for the Orangutans to move around! Definitely go along to support the work...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fat_Tony1524
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit for all humans. If we are to understand how we are destroying the natural habitat of the animals, this is a place to visit. Imagining this area a 100 years back and the amount we have manage to destroy, it is only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 4aru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visited the Sepilok Orangutang rehab centre on the 17th and 18th August 2018. We spent a memorable few hours each day watching the babies in the "nursery" area and also the teenagers and adults further out in the rainforest at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marianne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing to be able to see the semi wild Orang-utans up close. The workers are very strict about not too close, and will make you move if one happens to stroll down the path. Very cute youngsters in the nursery. Lots of Macaques here as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank louiseandfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few hours with the orangutangs at the centre as a bigger wildlife tour. Much fun and worth while seeing the baby orangutangs through the one-way glass. Also great fun to see the big orangutangs (and a short tailed makak) feeding session in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i went to Sepilok specifically to visit the Orangutan rehab centre and we were not disappointed! We went in at 0845 and was the first in queue. The ticket cost RM30 for foreigners and an extra RM10 If u have a camera....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank LP_online
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Center yesterday, just in time for feeding. A mother and baby, 3 young females and another (unknown sex) entertained the crowd. Sadly it was raining a bit, but this is the rain forest! Overall, a great visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place and then returned two days later I was that impressed. The cost for an adult is 30 ringgit which works out at £6. The feeding times are 10 and 3 and the centre is open for an hour either side of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Nadea13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited yesterday. First we went to the nursery. On our way there we already saw a wild orang-oetan! This was really amazing! It stayed in the jungle near the pathway for awhile and then it disappeared into the jungle. Near the nursery there was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TatjanaL98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW what an experience we had here, had been reading the days prior to going that because it was fruiting season the chances of the Orangutans coming in for food was low, were told that that Semenggoh in Sarawak had been 2 months since they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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February 2, 2019|
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Response from HeatherMegaMauriFan | Reviewed this property |
There are quite large lockers and a lady guarding the entrance so that is an option. You will not be able to take anything in to the viewing platform not even a camera case ! We managed to get our case in a couple of times... More
I visited today the center and I found the animals, the dedication of the staff and the story of its founder very touching, it is a great achievement. I read about the massive scale of deforestation in Borneo and being here I see why: If you fly or travel by car across Sabah you see most of the time palm oil plantations. I understand that this export product is an important income for Malaysia's economy and some big farmers, I even met with one of them. But I also know that this irreversible destruction of pristine rainforest is all the time reducing the habitats where orang utans can live and it is by far the most important threat that might eventually lead to their extinction. In other words, if this process does not stop now, the rehabilitation center will be just another zoo, as there will be no place where to put rehabilitated animals. As an organization that cares about the future of orang utans I expected this conflict of growing plantations vs habitat conservation at least to be mentioned and discussed. When I asked this question to the friendly young English lady today near the entrance, the smile in her face vanished and she became very defensive. "We are an unpolitical organization and palm oild production is much more positive than the media say. Just see the website of the agricultural organization!". I do not expect the conservation center to start a war against palm oil production and I assume this would not be a wise thing to do. But to mention the problem in the video and the posters and make visitors aware that providing the center with modern medical equipment alone does not help if their habitat is vanishing is something I would expect. But again this should not diminuish my respect for all people and the Sabah government who support this center. I am happy and curious about any statement to my comment/question.
November 6, 2018|
Response from HenrietteS139 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Florian, I think you have hit ecactly the right spot with your comment, I totally agree with you. Yes, the people that work for and the Sepilok Sanctuary itself and it's founders are very dedicated and... More
June 4, 2018|
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no 😐 sorry
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Ashton, Canada
A good mid-range travel agency? (4 Replies)
My husband and I are travelling with another couple to Sabah in July. They have very limited time - only 6 days to travel. We have a lot we want to see - Mount Kinabalu (the two guys may even climb it which would take a day and a half), Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and we want to do a boat trip on the Kinabatangan River. Normally our approach is adventure travel, working things out as we go, but with such a limited time it will be impossible to fit things in if we don't book everything ahead....More
June 09, 2011|
Response fromintrepidpam|
I was all excited to get the info about the Sabah tourism website, but when I went there, the irritating thing is that the webpage for their tour companies, is stuck on page 1! If you try to change the page you get an URL error on page!!! I sent them an email to let them know so hopefully they will fix it soon! It looks like a great resource!
Wollongong, Australia
1 day Sandakan/Sepilok - advice needed! (3 Replies)
Hi we're flying into Sandakan from KK for 1 day only (we arrive at 8.10am) and a definite on our sightseeing list is Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary.... What is our best transport option: taxi for the day (what should we be paying for the day) or hire a car and do it ourselves??? Our flight back to KK leaves at 6.30pm, any other suggestions for the day, should we hang out at the Sanctuary and do both AM/PM feeds or do something else? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
April 25, 2008|
Response fromdaisy30|
Since you only have one day you could spend either pm or am at the orangutan sanctuary and then spend the rest of the day having a tour of Sandakan and checking out the local sights. I would prefer wildlife so I would perconally spend the rest of the day at the proboscis monkey sanctuary. Hope that helps.
Sandra B
Bracebridge, Canada
14-day itinerary for Sarawak and Sabah (3 Replies)
My husband and I are planning a 14-day trip to Sabah and Sarawak in February. I am posting here for help particularly with the Sarawak portion. We are wondering if it is worthwhile including Sarawak on this trip if we only have 5-6 days there. With so little time, we are also wondering about flying directly into Miri to do Gunung Mulu National Park and possibly Niah National Park, leaving Kuching area for another trip. We would like to hear from someone who has been to Niah. And we would also...More
November 23, 2016|
Response fromesorlegin|
If you visit Mulu, forget about Niah - too many caves and bat poo / wee Plus, Niah is a couple of hours from Miri - and the bus service is not the best.