Semenggoh Nature Reserve

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Semenggoh Nature Reserve
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Amanda C
Caernarfon, UK269 contributions
Our second visit, and an even better experience. There are 2 feeding times 9-10am and 3-4pm for visits and these times are strictly observed by the rangers. On our visit there were two orangutans in the first area - so we got a very close up (but very well controlled - of the visitors - by the rangers. On going to the feeding area we saw a large male, several solo Orangutans and two females with babies - fabulous.
The walk from the gate to the feeding area would be quite arduous for your average visitor, we hired a taxi (if you would like his details please message me) and he parked in the car park very close to the feeding area.
Entrance price is MYR10 for foreigners - which in my humble opinion is too cheap for such an experience.
A must do
Written 20 May 2022
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Singapore, Singapore2,058 contributions
Happy and lucky to see the Orang Utans during the jackfruits and durian season!
Went there 18yrs ago see nothing and finally see the orang utans in the park!
You cant get very near and touch them in this park but that is the right way to visit them!
Written 31 January 2022
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Cay
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia23 contributions
Couples
We love the fact that is quite hard to see orang utan even in this santuary! It shows that they have enough food in the wild.
Lovely place to look out for Orang utan during the set feeding time!
We saw a mother and her child. Lovely day!
They were fed with coconut and bananas. But i think the rangers there work very hard to call them back to feed them and so the visitors would not be dissapointed. But i think is unnecessary to overfed them!
Nice to see them in the wild!
Written 26 December 2021
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waget
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia391 contributions
Visited the reserve with my husband and daughter. Place is quiet on a Tuesday morning. Please note the feeding times twice a day as these are the only times the place is open. There is no other attraction, just the feeding.

We were lucky that 11 orangutans showed up that day including the toddlers who were so cute.
Written 29 November 2021
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GlobeExpress
Sydney, Australia115 contributions
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
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
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
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
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
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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