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Matang Wildlife Centre

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Kampong Rayu, Kuching, Malaysia
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“sun bears” (28 reviews)
“rehab center” (8 reviews)
Kampong Rayu, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

All you see at the wildlife center are animals in cages that are way to small for them! You can see that the animals are not happy at all! I would not recommend to go there. The entry was 20 rm. Please don't support that!

Thank Ina G
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Read the other reviews after we had booked and was concerned we'd find small cages with mangy paranoid animals and birds. But, whilst some enclosures (especially bird cages) are small compared to say modern Western Europe we though it was perfectly OK in circumstances. Suspect...More

Thank Peter_Rabbit1957
Reviewed 12 July 2016

While the location is appropriate as it is in the middle of a lush primary forest, the need for extra care and feed of the animals in the cages as well as the upkeep of the general area seem to be much needed to make...More

Thank AlexSayok1
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

What a depressing place. Animals, including some orang-utans in small cages and enclosures! Very little information and nobody in sight to ask questions! There are pitcher plants but you need to find them yourself, they are off the main paths. Only go if you are...More

Thank mathelaci
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My partner and I wanted to volunteer with Orangutans for over twenty years so made it here this year. The first week we found it to be hard work, very humid and he amenities are very basic but all I can say is that after...More

2  Thank matty6269
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Matang is NOT like Semenggoh, where you can observe the Orang Utans in Nature. It is a rehab center. There are also other animals. Once cured and/or trained, some animals can go back to Nature, some can not.

1  Thank AyseMino
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Matang is a rehabilitation centre for a number of wild animals which need to be looked after, mainly those that have been kept as pets, star attractions being orangutans and sun bears. The people who run this centre are well-meaning and want to do good...More

2  Thank Guliz E
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Matang Wild life center is just like another zoo, however located in a very isolated place and in the midst of jungle. But the tracking experience with breathtaking because it is surrounded by jungle along the trail. Only caution is that the Orang Utans are...More

2  Thank Shathees
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

This is not actually a zoo, as some reviews say. It is very well maintained. You get to walk into the woods, heard they have some camping, hiking and swimming areas too. We saw many kinds of crocodiles, birds and cats. Some orangutans are caged....More

Thank Amandaruth97
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Was a good hour drive form the city. It is essentially a mini zoo with a focus on orangutan rehabilitation. Probably only way you will see hornbills, leopard, sun bears etc up close. Was sad to see committed people and caged animals in one area...More

Thank poppydog01
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8 August 2017|
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Response from Tiger L | Reviewed this property |
No wifi. May ask taxi to come back later to pick you up. Or he can wait for you.
8 August 2017|
Response from Tricia C | Reviewed this property |
No Wifi. Doubtful there's Uber. Hire your taxi for the whole day.
Redouan G
8 June 2017|
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Response from nzkaz | Reviewed this property |
Matang is a small wildlife centre. Certainly not a destination to spend more than a few hours at. There is no restaurant or cafetaria. We went as a day trip and spent about 3 hours there.