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“Well worth a visit.”

Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
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$112.00*
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Full-Day Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and City...
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Sepilok
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Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

We went only for the afternoon feeding and the viewing platform was nearly empty. 3 orangutans came and hung around for about an hour. Price was a bit high for what we did but it does go towards the rehabilitation of the orangutans. It may be a better value if you go for both feedings and when the walking trail is open (they told us that a tree had fallen on the walkway but after reading other reviews here it sounds like it has been closed for at least a few months)

Thank drewpunck
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We were very lucky and saw 6 including a baby the day we were there but it's always a chance there will be none. Gift shop is a little pricey and will take $US but all the proceeds do go to the conservation efforts.

Thank OntarioTrekker
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

It is highly commendable what this Sanctuary is doing to protect the Orangutans in the area but we felt that the feeding session we witnessed was a little staged.

There were lots and lots of people here and it was difficult to get a good view of the feeding platform. The ranger appeared with two orangutans following him - we weren't lucky enough to witness them swinging in through the trees. The video and information centre are very informative.

Be warned the mosquitoes here are vicious!

Thank szjam
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

A little touristy, but overall a fun activity! With some luck the Orangutans get pretty close. Try to go around the feeding times, otherwise you might not see any..

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

It was amazing seeing orangutans from close distance. I saw only three, though. The place is in the middle of the rainforest so it is the natural habitat of orangutans and many other endangered species. Enterence fee goes directly to orangutans. Sepilok center encourages the native Malaysian people to save the rainforests. Otherwise they can easily destroy the rainforests for palm plantation. They have to know that they can make a fortune by saving orangutans and jungles. For me it was a kind of necessity to go there.
I took public bus number 14 from Sandakan, it was 5MYR, on the way back i walked to the junction a mini tourist van just stopped and i got in, it was 7MYR. So my trip was reasonable. If you want to see more touristic orangutan rehabilitation center, i would recommend Taiping, 3 hours drive from K.Lumpur. It is like an island zoo. You can see the babies as well.
I like the place, the jungle was impressive.

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