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“Chump”

Semenggoh Nature Reserve
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Semenggoh Orangutan Centre with Rainforest Walk...
Ranked #3 of 99 things to do in Kuching
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed June 20, 2013

A few years ago I visited the beautiful orangatang at this reserve
.all of a sudden chump a seven year old orang was walking with two keepers. I got to interact with chump and what a thrill.
At that time I held is hand and tickeled him,I was a little ignorant and should not have been touching him ,because I could have given him a human disease .
What a thrill I have a picture with chump and myself walking hand in hand down the path
That is the most exciting thing for me and always wonder how my chump is doing

Thank Vikki L
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Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic morning here. We were told sightings can't be guaranteed but we were so lucky and saw 12 or more orang utans feeding including 2 mothers with babies. It was lovely and very peaceful and the centre does a great job. A great way to see beautiful creatures in an environment that is as close to wild as you'll find without going trekking for miles. Definitely worth a visit :-)

2  Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We were taken here by our guide from the hotel we were staying at, and are so pleased that we visited. The most reassuring thing was the the Orang Utangs came first!! We were privileged to see them, but it was made clear by the keepers that we were not to get to close and that we should be quiet and not disturb them. We were fortunate to see seven on the morning we visited, but I do know that there are times when it is possible not to see any at all. They are doing good work here in ensuring that we do not lose these amazing animals. Please do support them.

2  Thank BScott0912
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We booked a private tour for the visit to this centre, but when you arrive you are put together with other visitors to see the orang-utans.

They are amazing animals – absolutely huge! The park warden told us some definitely ‘no can do’s’ when looking at these beautiful orang-utans – do not smile at them (they think you are being aggressive), if you have any small children make sure they don’t cry as the biggest orang-utan doesn’t like it and might attack and don’t make any loud noises or sudden movements!

As well as seeing the ‘daddy’ of the orang-utans we were lucky enough to see lots of them swinging overhead and grabbing the food that the warden had put out. Great to see them up close in their natural habitat (they live in the jungle and just venture out a little bit for food).

1  Thank vbostridge
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Its well worth a visit but remember to take plenty of water with you - its very hot and humid.

We took a taxi from our hotel for the morning feed (55rm - it took 45mins) and were expecting to stay the day as we'd heard about the walks you could do in the reserve - however when we were buying our entrance tickets (10 rm each) we were told that the walks were now all closed and you were not allowed to stay all day.

Its a 20 min walk from the car park up to the feeding platforms and we were very lucky that when we got there a mum and baby orangutan were already there.

We then went to the other feeding platform and saw another mum and baby plus 4 other orangutans.

The rangers were all very helpful and professional and spoke good English, they didn't rush you and everyone got a chance to take photos.

After the first feeding we decided to go back for the afternoon feeding as well, so we spent the time inbetween at the nearest small town - theres not a lot there but you are able to get a drink and something to eat.

We saw 5-6 other orangutans in the afternoon feeding (including another mum and baby) - there were a lot more people there but the rangers still managed to keep everyone quiet and informed of what was happening.

We would definately recommend visiting, we were lucky and saw the orangutans but its not guaranteed - but if you do get to see them its a unforgetable experience and well worth it to see them only feet away from you, looking back with seemingly not a care in the world.

If you go by taxi, arrange a price before you go for the return trip with waiting time, as buses aren't reliable.

4  Thank ajpatt
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