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“A fascinating experience”

Semenggoh Nature Reserve
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Semenggoh Orangutan Centre with Rainforest Walk...
Ranked #3 of 100 things to do in Kuching
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We visited at the morning feeding time (9am) as part of a package and were rewarded with views of several Orang Utans feeding with the help of a member of staff. These are native animals who live in the wild but are encouraged to feed at the feeding stations twice a day. From the car park, it is a short walk down the road to the path which leads to the main viewing area from where one can watch them feeding. The walk along the path is about 100 metres and is slightly uneven for those with any form of walking difficulties, but still manageable. There is a form of seating available from where one can watch the proceedings. I think I had imagined from various TV programmes that we would have the opportunity to get somewhat closer than we could, but it did not really detract from the experience and it was amazing to see these wonderful animals in their natural environment. During the walk back, we narrowly escaped being bombed by a coconut hrown by one of the apes, missing us by about three feet!. That just added to the experience. There is a rest area where information and light refreshments are available near the car park. A rewarding experience.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

i went here hoping to see some orang utan. when i arrive in the morning they were lots of people. we went to the feeding platform. too bad for us, after 30 minutes of waiting, the orang utan doesnt come out. the guide can only say "im sorry, they're not hungry. theres no point of waiting." Im dissapointed. but well id rather see the orang utan live free rather than being kept in the zoo.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We had a great time together with the Orangutans. The staff are all really friendly and professional, and approachable, eager to inform and told us lots of information on all the Orangutans they have there..including their names!

We've been there twice now both times in the morning. At our second visit we saw lots of Orangutans (11) and even saw Ritchie the big male who is 35 years old.

It's really easy to get there and much cheaper than in Sepilok. You pay 3 RM for one way bus from Kuching and the entrance fee is just 10 RM

A great and special visit which we recommend to anyone.
Ruth and Susanne

1  Thank frangipani E
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

A visit to he Semenggoh Nature Reserve is an absolute must for anyone visiting Kuching. Easily reached via mini-bus arranged by a tour desk in your hotel, one needs only relatively short walks to two feeding stations, where Orangutans appear magically singly and in pairs of mother and young out of the jungle to feed at feeding platforms on bananas and sweet potatoes. Red and gray squirrels take their chance to a bite as well while the Orangutans are busy munching their meal on a tree branch. It is an awe inspiring sight and an experience that will stay in one's memory for a life time.

Feeding times are at 9am and at 3pm, and it is probably better to visit in the morning in that in the tropics afternoon quick showers are not unusual. Also Temperature and humidity may be a little lower in the morning. Biting insects were not in evidence during our late March visit.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We visited this centre in the morning as a group and there were plenty of orangutans to see. We were at the kiosk when two Orangutans came walking up the road and decided to join us at the kiosk. Your ticket will allow you to visit again in the afternoon.

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