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Orang Utan Island

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Jalan Bukit Merah, Semanggol 34400, Malaysia
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Ipoh Private Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur with Lunch
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“bukit merah” (7 reviews)
“combo ticket” (2 reviews)
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Jalan Bukit Merah, Semanggol 34400, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide my partner and I visited the site in order to see orangutans in nature on our recent trip to Malaysia. We did not have time to visit Borneo so this would have been the best option to even see them on the mainland...More

Thank stela888212
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

It’s a lovely setting, once you get through the very touristy shopping mall etc. Pleasant ferry across lake to Orang Utan Island, but we were very disappointed with the set up. Heavy caged in walk, electric wiring for the few Orang Utan we saw, who...More

Thank GrannyBEngland
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I found this place to be naturally wonderful in the context of what it's trying to achieve "conservation of the orangutans. BJ was king and he looks every bit the part. The orangutan s are cared for and I was more than happy to contribute...More

Thank jojo1962163
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

I wanted to take my wife to see the Orang-Utan's and this was the closest place that we knew we would be able to get closer to them. After we were greeted off the ferry boat by a member of staff and given the the...More

2  Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We are the one in cage for a change. The orangutans are in good hand of professionals. I like the way they are treated and they are in no way being readied to entertain us like circus animals! The island also provides natural habitat to...More

Thank Hanafi H
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

When you arrive they claim that the orangutans can roam freely on the 15 acre island. They say that we are actually trapped in the cage, so it is not like a zoo at all. Actually, it is exactly like a zoo. The orangutans are...More

Thank Joris W
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

My wife and I have just returned from a holiday in Malaysia and as part of this trip we visited the Orangutan island. Entry to the island is by a short boat ride from the Bukit Merah Lake town resort which is a fascinating venue,...More

Thank Lance J
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

before I start I must say that after our visit I did try to seek a response from the operator but no reply to either of my two email EXCEPT that they would look into the matter...acting surprised.. okay that part out of the way......More

2  Thank roostown
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit if you want to see Orang Utan in their natural habitat. This conservation project aims to protect this species on verge of extinction. Some are later on send to the wild. We saw the King Orang Utan, he was huge....More

3  Thank Faryal S
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Absolutely dreadful. Geese laying their eggs in mud. Rabbits and guinea pigs in concrete enclosures with no hay, grass or something to rest on. Crocodiles concrete pool totally empty with 2 rotting chicken carcasses which stank. Thought crocs needed water!! Everything about the place is...More

3  Thank Lesley W
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ShelleyBRUCE2013
21 September 2017|
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Response from Lance J | Reviewed this property |
The Orangutan are wild and roam the island freely therefore you may not see one but the guide calls them and whilst we were there they reacted to the calls and came to the fence. I believe you have a very good chance of... More
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Velankarsyd
2 January 2017|
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Response from Kyra D |
Did you find out what was the best way to go to orangutan island? We are looking at going in December.
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