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“VERY NICE EXPERIENCE AND NOT TOO CROWDED.”

Semenggoh Nature Reserve
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Semenggoh Orangutan Centre with Rainforest Walk...
Ranked #3 of 104 things to do in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

To reach Semenggoh National Park take the green bus no. 6 leaving at 07:00 and 13:00 at Jalan Masjid. Approx. 1 hour drive for 4MYR/pax to the National Park entrance. From there you need to walk another 20 mins to reach the feeding area. Entrance fee is 10MYR/pax. The feeding takes place right when you arrive at the area - around 09:00 and 14:30. We were lucky to have seen a 47 year old orangutan, plus a teenager, plus a mom with her baby. If there is enough food in the jungle they might not show up. The feeders hand over bananas and a milky juice and they just sit or hang enjoying their food in front of you. There were around 40 people total. Total price for this really nice trip was 18MYR incl. transportation from Kuching.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It is a spacious area and you would see plenty of tall trees in the compound. We thought we might not have the luck to meet orangutans after a long 30 minutes wait but thankfully, we were so excited to see one then the second and third one! All of us were watching them in silence on how they climbed, ate and played with each other. It was a fruitful trip to be able to see them from a distance but close enough if they were climbing around the compound. We would not forget the unfailing effort of the employee who did his utmost to call them out and lure them with bananas. His action has benefited all of us! Well done to all of the staff there.

Thank CLC_2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

To see semi wild orang utans in the nature reserve is a must do. Not caged, they come and go when they wish. Rangers feed them supplementary food. We saw 5 different orang utans. Rangers guided us when they are spotted at the feeding stations. Take note of the opening hours.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We got too see 5 orangutans at the 3 pm feeding, it was wonderful getting to see them so close up! We took uber there and got them to call a taxi to take us back. We spent about 110 getting there. I understand the bus is way cheaper if on a budget, but felt we didn't need to pay for a tour.

Thank Diana A
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 9 in the morning. It took some time (about 30 minutes of quiet waiting) before the Orangutans emerged from the jungle, but when they did, it was well worth the wait. What an amazing experience.

Thank Elin B
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