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Matang Wildlife Centre

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Kampong Rayu, Kuching, Malaysia
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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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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

They call themselves a rehabilitation center, but all I saw was a poorly maintained Zoo. There was a small leopard in a tiny cage, monkeys were walking in circles from lack of space and loneliness, and I did not see any signs of rehabilitation! All...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Had planned to visit Matang due to its recommendation in the lonely planet guide (no idea why it’s in there) and was gravely disappointed. It’s advertised as a rehabilitation centre for endangered animals. The conditions they were kept in were appalling, small cages and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Gillian M
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I know Matang Wildlife centre do this for the right cause and staff are helpful and sweet,but the way they keep animals in small cages and that you actually see the animals are mistreated, thus they might come from a more horrible situation,leave me with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RasmusH350
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Matang wildlife center is doing the right thing saving the orang utans from a bad situation either in captivity or orphaned. However the way they keep them incaged in small confining spaces looks the be crushing the souls of these beautiful animals. Not only the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank mathiaspoulsen96
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Locate near Kubah National Park, around 40 mins driving distance from Kuching town. This place is worth a visit if you have half day to spare. It is a rehabilitation center, but i would rather say it look more like a mini zoo. With small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ZeroSnow
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Rate : RM10 /adult. Overall : this place is more like mini Zoo. Much more better than Semenggoh & Jong's because cheaper and you can see more animals here. Bring along water & foods because u will enter jungle trekking too. Please wear proper shoes!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank honeybones
Reviewed July 7, 2018

If you are going to Kuching with kids/teens, I recommend booking the Heart2Heart Orangutan project in advance with the Sarawak forestry service. Very informative and personal tour.We had opportunity to make food packets and feed the orangutans that are being rehabilitated. We also learned about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Carla P
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

It's just small trip for this center,animal not many,this center point is see orang Utan,little bit far from town,so better has own transport or any transport can wait you to finish watching center

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wei Chai S
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

It was worth the visit! Animals are in cages, but if the visitors remain silent, they seem quite relaxed. It's not a zoo, but I found it a nice cosy park. Off course animals should better be free. Good view on the orang oetans, and...More

Date of experience: June 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.