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Semenggoh Nature Reserve
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Semenggoh Orangutan Centre with Rainforest Walk...
Ranked #3 of 104 things to do in Kuching
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Having only seen orang utans in zoos before, when I first saw these wonderful creatures swinging down from the trees to have some morning fruit, I felt quite emotional. The stories the guide told us about some of the animals and their capture was quite sad. It is good that they now have such a lovely, safe place to live.
The reserve is beautiful. There are walking trails which are blocked off and I'm not sure why. I wish they were open because you could spend the whole day walking around. As it is, if you go for the morning feeding you will be back in Kuching by lunch time.
It's not far. We took a local bus for a few ringgits and it was easy.

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Reviewed December 16, 2013

We visited the reserve as a part of another tour. We weren't told until we got into the park, that we many not see very many orangutans because fruit was available in the wild, so the orangutans were not dependent on the reserve. Unfortunately we saw 5 orangutans at feeding time. It was till very specials, but there were ,many people, who despite being told not to make much noise, still did. there were some crying babies and school groups. Feeding time is only for an hour. we were still happy that perhaps our entry fees were going towards helping the reserve protect more endangered orangutans.

Thank Lisavguest
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

I was over the moon when we visited Semenggoh and saw 5 orangutans, the alpha male and two mothers with juveniles. The main reason of my trip to Borneo was to see orangutans and I wasn't disappointed. Make sure you stay out of their way and listen to the staff - a photo isn't worth endangering your life!

1  Thank 1flora888
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

The orang utans here are rehabilitated....so they may be off in the jungle and not about at the two feeding sessions in the day. We struck lucky with a solid hour of orang utan watching...3 younger ones who played, one even practising nest building, and a mum and baby who were amazing to watch. It certainly was worth the trip.....and the very modest entry fee. Do not miss it...even seeing one orang utan is a bonus!

2  Thank Diana L
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

A bucket list "to do" was to see orang-utans in the wild and boy did this reach expectations. We got a taxi here which was probably the best thing to do because the bus stops a fair distance away, which with the humidity does not make for a nice walk. Anyway, once there, the entrance fee is very cheap and well worth it. You wait in an area before the feeding time and are given a brief before hand explaining to turn mobiles off and be quiet - sadly other people did not seem to understand this nor care as mobiles were going off and conversations being had once inside. However, all of this pales into insignificant as you watch these amazing creatures and we were lucky enough to see 7 in total. You are not allowed to stay in the Park, ensuring that these animals do not get used to people. The rangers are very knowledgeable and happy to talk to those that are interested. This is a must do for any animal lover as seeing them in the wild is a memory that will stay with you forever.

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