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Orang Utan Island

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Address: Jalan Bukit Merah, Semanggol 34400, Malaysia
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Interesting island

Interesting island setup for the preservation of the orangutan. Interesting guided tour with a secure viewing of orangutans in their natural habitat. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Victoria, Australia
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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, although is a little run down. The boat ride was pleasant and the staff very... More 

Thank Lance J
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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... in previous years we have always looked forward to the trip to the water theme... More 

Thank roostown
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3 reviews
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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. The guide had good info of the animals.

1 Thank Faryal S
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 terrible. All the animals are desperately in need of rescuing from there.

1 Thank Lesley W
Victoria, Australia
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54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting island setup for the preservation of the orangutan. Interesting guided tour with a secure viewing of orangutans in their natural habitat. Well worth a visit.

Thank MPF333
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The boat transfer to the island is merely 10mins away n very spacious. U only need to know the schedule to avoid of long waiting time. We had lovely 45mins on the island n learning of the orang utan names n habits which was explained by one of the trained officers on the island itself. After the long walk visitors... More 

Thank ajetLiza
Penang Island, Malaysia
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Never encounter one so close. There's tour guided you walking into orang utan territory. Really love it here

Thank mokkf
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We saw 11 orang Utan including the big-male, it was great. There were no babies as they have grown up. You cannot expect to see Orang Utans we we lucky, great set up. After about 6 years they send them to BJ island to help them learn how survive in the jungle alone. Worth a visit but remember you may... More 

Thank laddie-11
Harwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We hired a taxi from outside our hotel in island plaza he charged us 250 ringgits for four of us for the day which we thought was very reasonable.We left at 10 pm and this was ideal we got there not many people on the boat and we got to see a lot of orangatang.When we got back to the... More 

Thank RitaMurphy
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Orangatangs. Contrary to reading some reviews we seen plenty of oranatangs and they looked as though they were well cared for and personally think this place is doing a wonderful job. We had an escorted tour and our guide gave us plenty of information through out the tour. Also a very pleasant ride over... More 

Thank 186332Annie

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