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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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Address: Jalan Sepilok, Malaysia
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+60 88-248 698
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Up close with the graceful creatures

I went with my 2 year-old daughter and she simply loved walking through the bridge and got super excited to see the orangutan up close and personal. Adjacent to it is the sun bear... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so amazing to see the orangutan swinging in the trees. One inquisitive orangutan came for a closer look. Amazing. We were based in Kota Kinabalu and caught the first air Asia flight to sandakan for £50 return pp. taxi from airport is 40ringgits each way. 30 ringgits pp to get in and 10 for camera. There's an onsite... More 

Thank Bolansan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my 2 year-old daughter and she simply loved walking through the bridge and got super excited to see the orangutan up close and personal. Adjacent to it is the sun bear rehabilitation centre so it's really worth visit. If your kids love outdoor, they will enjoy the trip.

Thank afrizan
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't come to Borneo and not come to this sanctuary. It's amazing in every way! It's lovely to see how the wilderness is so maintained in a sanctuary like this. It was good to come in the morning by 9 30, see the feeding, after which you can go to the nursery and watch them being fed and play.... More 

1 Thank Sala C
Southport, Australia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The nursery was a new attraction since my last visit, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the little ones at play. I could have sat there all day and been entertained. There must have been plenty of food in the jungle for the big ones, as I visited three times and only one adult turned up at feeding time. There were... More 

Thank bevrobinson2015
Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took an early morning flight from Sabah to Sandakan to visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Wasn't quite sure what to expect - but it was better than we expected. We have a private tour guide for the day. Once we have arrived and left our belongings in the lockers we proceeded to walk into the rain forest. We were... More 

2 Thank Ceini0g
Congleton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous experience looking at happy orangutans! Knowledgable staff and pleasant little cafe adjoining.

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The public bus (#14) was perfect and for one person the cheapest solution. I could reach the first feeding and had enough time after the afternoon feeding. There was no need to hurry. The first feeding section was horrible. The platform was full with people, impatient screaming children. It's not surprise that only one orangutan arrived. If i had left... More 

2 Thank Orsolya E
Woodborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were here as part of a group. The first part of the visit is the nursery and despite there being quite a few people here, we were able to get plenty of quality time watching the rescued baby orangutans. We then moved on to the feeding station in the forest and yes there were several people... More 

1 Thank Andrew G
Airlie Beach, Australia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited in the morning and it was way too crowded, so came back in the afternoon, we were lucky to encounter a young orangutan swinging on the gate we had to walk through, we sat and watched him having fun swinging the gate back and forth, a staff member moved him along after some time, you have to be... More 

Thank karen a
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just arrived, myself, husband and guide were walking along the boardwalk when he alerted us to an orangutan with a baby on the handrail. We steadily followed, not getting too close, but she obviously didn't like us being there so showed her teeth, jumped down and chased us! We came to no harm and it gave us something to... More 

Thank Jayne N

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