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Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation

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Great to see Orangutans wondersin wild.

Either with family or friends, its a great experience. Orangutans wonders naturally (no in cages or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mythili N
Excellent place for spending couple of hours

The Orang Utan island is an awesome place to visit . The island is 15 minutes boat ride from the... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a shame this isn't advertised/marketed more because this is a true gem in northern peninsular Malaysia. This is a sanctuary for rehabilitating orangutans so do not expect to be able to interact with them (they are solitary creatures so humans should not unless professionally...More

1  Thank GeneralShamu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Either with family or friends, its a great experience. Orangutans wonders naturally (no in cages or in enclosure), but the spectators have to be in the enclosure. Nice to see some plants species. great place to spend a few hours including boat ride. Saw the...More

2  Thank Mythili N
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We really wanted to see Orangs again after a visit to Sabah years ago, and knew that this would not be quite the same experience. Still, it's clear the welfare of the animals is the top priority, and many of them would not survive otherwise....More

1  Thank j0ffan
Reviewed 29 July 2018

fantastic seeing all the Orang Utans in the island setting this is the third time we have been back well worth the drive from penang

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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

3  Thank salldri620
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The Orang Utan island is an awesome place to visit . The island is 15 minutes boat ride from the the Private Jetty . You need to figure out the correct boat timings , otherwise you will end up waiting for a long time (...More

1  Thank HariKRajeev
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 10 March 2018

We went here as part of a package tour and quite frankly I found it very upsetting. We had been told prior to our visit that this was where orangutans were brought to recover and were then returned to their former home. This is not...More

8  Thank TrishYorkUK
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Found the place after leaving the main motorway south to KL. Boats leave from Bukit Mehrah Laketown resort, (entrance is very soon after leaving motorway), we drove past it, but found it after a while, no sign posts for Orang sanctuary. Arrived at about 1:40...More

Thank bjorn b
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I am not sure what to make of this place. Certainly, from a visitor's perspective, I enjoyed the opportunity of seeing Orangutan at close quarters, albeit from the other side of a caged tunnel, and our guide did appear genuinely sympathetic and convincing when she...More

Thank Philip M
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Karen D
8 January 2018|
Response from Joris W | Reviewed this property |
I think you can only go there by boat.