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Semmengoh

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How much should we expect to pay for a taxi from Kuching to semmengoh and is it best to ask the taxi to wait for us or are there taxis waiting?

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There is a daily shuttle from Kuching city to Semmenggoh charge RM35 per person for return trip and include entrance fee. Pick up at major hotels around the city centre and got 2 trips daily; 8am for morning session and 2pm for afternoon. This is cheaper than taking a taxi. However, price might increase from May onwards as entrance fee has been reported will be increased.

Public bus also go to the area but only stops at roadside and from the centre's entrance you have to walk 1.3km to the feeding area to see the orang utan. Quite often, there will be 1 or 2 vans doing shuttle from entrance to feeding area charging RM1 per person per way

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Thanks for your help. That sounds much cheaper than a taxi

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I paid for a whole day taxi myr 220 and driver took us to semengog, crocodile farm, anah rais longhouse with hot springs, plus istana. plenty of time to do all in a day. We left Kuching at 8am back at 7pm. seen everything and enjoyed.

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I have read some conflicting reports on some of these attractions. Did you enjoy them all.

You definately got your moneys worth for one day taxi hire.

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Yep, if your hire a taxi for a day (used to be about rm200 only) or get a personal driver/guide for about same, you'll definitely get your money's worth as you'll be avoiding having to wait for the bus and other hassles.

The destinations that Tahititim listed are fine if you don't have high expectations. Main attraction at the crocodile farm is the feeding (1130am and 3 or 4pm), they hang pieces of meat on strings and the crocs jump out of the water to get them. The crowd loves this but after a few more jumps it gets old LOL

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Croc farm is fine if you like Zoo's - as this is basically what it is..

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Thanks It all sounds worth a look while we are so close to everything.

Any tips on finding a good driver for the day?

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Yes loved everything. crocodile farm was quite good i always sceptical about zoo. we watched feeding plus arapaya feeding to follow in a pond. anah rais is a bit over rated. your taxi drivwill know how and most important when to get to each attraction. semengog was very nice but must go for am feeding simply more monkeys and they are more active too.

when choose a driver get an older one they know more and more relaxed less to be fooled about things and more flexible.

You will love Kuching.

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Thanks

Yes Im sure we will love it cannt wait

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I have taken the public bus twice to see the orangutan, its fine and cheap. though depending where you stay it may be a reasonable walk to the bus station to catch it.

Definitely for the morning feeding. The tourist info office in Kuching will happily provide local bus times/costs etc - they dont try to steer you into taking a tour.

The walk into/back from the park is shade much of the way, and not difficult but at the bus stop there no real shelter from the weather (which can be rather hot by late morning) and no where to buy cold drinks while you wait for the return bus. I always walk back far too quick. You need to buy the admission ticket at the office near the bus stop, not inside the park. There are cold drinks at the gift shop/office inside the park.

Edited: 2:49 am, April 06, 2012