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Matang Wildlife Centre

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Kampong Rayu, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is not a zoo, although animals there are in captive - caged but with reasonable space. No performance to attract tourists but one could quietly watch the few species there and spend a good 2-hour relaxing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PKWSingapore
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am currently working for 2 weeks as a volunteer at the MWC. In the mornings, we clean up making sure that the animals have clean pens, fresh water and food. In the afternoons, we make "enrichments" for the animals or create "enhancements" for them....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know that it's a rehabilitation centre for animals, so it's supposed to replicate the jungle. But it's a very sad place from a tourist perspective. What really hit me in my heart was the sad look in the eyes of a very handsome and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hweelengtoh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the place can be a bit sad, as there are many animals in cages, the centre does a really good effort to keep the animals as happy as possible. They have to stay for a period in the centre before they can be released.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Juanma596
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

The centre talks a lot about conservation and rehabilitation of animals but I couldn't look past the terrible facilities that the animals are housed in. The orangutans enclosures were quite distressing. I understand that many have been rescued from worse conditions but the 2 males...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

No way you would miss an orangutan as this is a rehabilitation centre. You get to see other animals such as Sambir Deer, Porcupine, Asian Sun Bear, Crocodile (in enclosure) and some birds including the Rhinoceros Hornbill of Sarawak. Get to bath at Sungai Rayu...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

I was recently thinking about my time at Matang as a volunteer and decided to check out the reviews on Tripadvisor. I am very saddened by the poor reviews for this centre; I felt I had to have a say. I volunteered at this centre...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank RBell144
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This was part of a package tour and it was our first exposure to wildlife in Sarawak. This was unfortunate as it was a sad experience for us. Our guide had explained the role of the Centre and explained why most of the animals were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joe Sue S
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I’ve seen a lot of negative comments about the conditions of this center, but I think you really have to take into consideration where you’re at before you judge. I think they are doing a great job with the resources that they have.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kim W
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This place is supposed to be a rehabilitation centre but unfortunately, it’s more like a zoo in disguise. A poorly-maintained zoo to be exact. HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED. Was recommended by the people from Semenggoh Wildlife Centre to visit this place but turned out to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 21, 2018|
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Response from Carla P | Reviewed this property |
If you are dropped off at the front steps of the Matang Wildlife center, and you can walk some, then it should be fine. There isn't much walking. Much less than at Semmogong (I can't remember how to spell it) Rehab Center.
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Tigerliew88 | Reviewed this property |
No wifi. May ask taxi to come back later to pick you up. Or he can wait for you.
August 7, 2017|
Response from Tricia C | Reviewed this property |
No Wifi. Doubtful there's Uber. Hire your taxi for the whole day.