Semenggoh Nature Reserve

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Semenggoh Nature Reserve
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GlobeExpress
Sydney, Australia109 contributions
Quite a breathtaking experience
Mar 2020 • Business
A colleague and I did a side trip to the reserve. A group trip with bus pick up. Helpful guide sat us in the forest and the experience of being surrounded by the Orangutans was brilliant. Great for photos. Recommended
Written 30 January 2021
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Linda C
Toronto, Canada92 contributions
Beautiful location but sadly, no Orangutans
Feb 2020
Gorgeous grounds and well worth a visit even if you do not see the orangutans. We stayed at the feeding platform area for almost an hour but they were a no show. This is good news which means that they are finding lots of tasty foods in the forest on their own....which is the ultimate goal.
Written 2 January 2021
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Iskandar Dzurll
Malaysia26 contributions
Amazing experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
I visited this place just after the mandatory quarantine was lifted in early September. Firstly, they allow only 50 people in the feeding place due to SOP but there were only 2 people there when we went there. I really enjoyed my time there with my wife. The rangers and officers including Mr.Fattah were very friendly and nice. He spent a lot of time with us, explaining and showing us the way O.Utans live their lives. We were so lucky to meet Ganya, Sodoku, Analisa and her baby.

We also tried to contribute in whatever way we could and hope that others would help to donate or adopt an orang utan. Please come and visit this place. It's amazing!

P/s : we took a grab for below RM30 to come here from the waterfront. It's easy to get one.
Written 22 September 2020
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WatsonMark25
Aberdeen, UK50 contributions
A must do if you're in Kuching.
Jul 2020 • Couples
This was simply excellent. We went when there were no other tourists there and the orangutans came very close - a truly incredible experience.

Though I should note that I would advise against getting the tours for RM300. We got a grab for RM35 one way and entrance to the park is only RM20, you'll save a lot of money doing it D.I.Y.
Written 21 July 2020
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Aryl
Rawang, Malaysia52 contributions
Come during feeding time, expect to walk since the road currently on renovation.
Jul 2020 • Solo
Visited Semenggoh Wildlife Centre last week and 'greeted' by the residents here.

There are 35 of them in the forest reserve area and they run freely in the forest reserve. You are lucky if they come and eat during the feeding time which will be around 10am-12pm and 3pm to 4pm daily.

At first, they established as a rehabilitation centre, but know they are focusing on conservation and according to the staff only the first generation is rescued or surrendered while others are totally bred in the wild.

It is good to see them run freely in the wild and able to find their food in the forest themselves as well as building their nest on the tree. You can spot a few old ones near the feeding area if you have sharp eyes.
Written 12 July 2020
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charlotte B
Southampton, UK147 contributions
Amazing experience
Aug 2019
One of our main reasons for coming to Borneo was to see the Orangutans and we were not disappointed. We visited in August and saw some. We ended up visiting the reserve twice as we were so amazed the first time that we wanted to try and see them again. We visited both times in the morning session which is 9-10.

The staff are very friendly and their passion for the animals come across. They say it nice and clear that you are not guaranteed to see the animals and it is actually a good sign if they don't come as this means that they are finding food in the forest.
Some of the keepers take you down to the feeding area'platform and you have to wait quietly and patiently. 2 small Orangutans came the first time we were there. They were climbing up the ropes. The second time we went there was four and one of them was one of the big males. It was such an incredible sight! The keeper was giving it banana but to see the male next to a human made you realise how big it was. When it gets to near 10 o'clock they ask you to leave the park. You have to exit the park and there is no where around to wait/sit to wait for the afternoon session.

We got a taxi the first time which we paid over the odds for, I think it was around 190RM. The second time we got a grab which cost us 22RM each way. It took around 30 minutes to reach the reserve from the city center. Both our taxi and our grab drove us all the way up to the top of the entrance as it is a bit of a walk from the ticket booth. You pay to get in at the ticket booth and the cost is 10RM each.

Amazing experience, We would love to come back again!
Written 1 May 2020
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Pety_Stg
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain243 contributions
Best place to see semi wild orangutangs
May 2019 • Solo
In this place the guards respect orangutangs and there are clear rules for visitors that were totally missing in Sepilok. I really recommend this place. I took grab as no public transport. I cant give 5 points due to the poor crocodiles that were locked in a tiny area. They shoudnt be treated like that.
Written 13 April 2020
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HTH
Kuching, Malaysia147 contributions
"Man of the forest", Orangutans .
Jan 2020 • Solo
This wildlife centre is situated at Siburan, around 35 minutes distance from Kuching. Here's one of the primate rehabilitation sheltering center ; the extant species of great apes native in rainforest of Borneo and Sumatra.
Be grateful to mother nature that providing
creature warm home, as human beings hold an obligation to protect them.
Written 24 March 2020
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TallPaulLondon
Walton-On-Thames, UK98 contributions
Totally over rated
Mar 2020
One of the main reasons we came to Kuching was to visit the nature reserve and see the men of the forest.

However we only saw one these and she was persuaded to come out of the forest with some fresh milk.

There are 32 orang-utans here in 10,000 hectares of forest and so the probability of seeing one of these creatures is pretty remote. Combine this with the fact that between November and April there is enough food in the forest then there is very little chance of seeing them at all. This is not made clear when you book a trip.

In addition there is very little information about the creatures themselves and how the nature reserve has supported them.

Overall we only spent 40 minutes at the site and we totally underwhelmed on what we saw. This was a real case of over promise and under deliver and we felt totally ripped off.
Written 22 March 2020
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sarahvictoria4567
Essex, UK66 contributions
No orangutan. Wrong season
Mar 2020 • Couples
Lovely place and really enjoyed the short walk to the feeding area. However it's fruit season so no orangutan, by it this was made clear to us when we paid for our tickets.
Written 7 March 2020
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