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Orang Utan Island

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Jalan Bukit Merah, Semanggol 34400, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reviewed this earlier in the year & loved it. A couple of months ago there was a programme on NZ television that showed what we can't see when we walk through. A volunteer was interviewed & the people who made the programme did quite...More

2  Thank STELLA08Auckland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fabulous experience. We arrived at the boat jetty just before it was about to leave , there were only 12 people waiting to get on the boat so we didn't have to wait in line. The trip over to the island was...More

Thank vic h
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I am once again surprised at the mixed reviews on a place that is a true gem. Rented a car to drive from Penang to the Cameron Highlands (and beyond) and specifically awoke at 5am (after being out until 2am + 12-hour jet lag) to...More

2  Thank Christopher V
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Our family loved seeing these beautiful animals being cared for and they are free to roam and we are the ones walking in cages viewing them. Only gripe is that we were rushed as the boat was leaving. It would have been nice to stay...More

1  Thank shirls27
Reviewed 5 July 2018

As part of our tour we visited this sanctuary to see Orangs, going to the boat over was little run down but trip over to Island was good plus quick. Once on the Island our guide was excellent and her knowledge was second to none,...More

1  Thank Ray069
Reviewed 1 July 2018

What I love most are humans are in cages not the animals. They roam the island and come in to see the humans when they arrive from the boats. We got their late in the afternoon and we were the only ones on the boat...More

2  Thank salldri620
Reviewed 25 May 2018

I'm sceptical about animal encounters in SE Asia & definitely didn't want to go to Ecotown after reading about it, but Orangutan Island was great. We did it on the cheap by hiring an English speaking driver from Ocean Jupiter Tours & it cost 330...More

5  Thank STELLA08Auckland
Reviewed 10 April 2018

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

3  Thank stela888212
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
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

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21 September 2017|
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
Ajit V
2 January 2017|
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.