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not a zoo but rehab center!

some of tourists might misunderstood this place however it is a rescued shelter for these animal there, and they will be release once they are ready to experience life by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kuching, Malaysia
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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some of tourists might misunderstood this place however it is a rescued shelter for these animal there, and they will be release once they are ready to experience life by themselves! takes about 1hr drive and very isolated, need a little walk from the car park, entrance fee is RM20 per pax, you can reach there only by taxi or... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for 3 hours. It was hard and experience to access there and harder and more expensive to come back to kuching. It is good place for nature lover and scientistcal groups. It is not suitable visit with young children.

Thank Maryam A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

People have to understand that this is an animal rescue centre and not a tourist zoo. The animals here have been rescued and saved from a terrible fate and are medically treated and looked after by very dedicated workers, many of them volunteers. Most animals here are probably never going to be able to be released which is sad, but... More 

1 Thank SydneyGazza
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I'm not going to say they don't do a good job at rescuing and helping wild animals because I don't really know that, but its not a good place to visit. they have lots of animals including some orangutang all kept in small and dirty cages, sad and depressing place.

Thank AnaRocha2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The folks at Matang Wildlife Centre take caring for their animals seriously. However, this is a local rescue and educational center, not really oriented for tourists. They've corrected cataracts for an orangutan and saved animals that were kept as pets. It's best for local elementary school children to learn about local critters, including orangutans, cloud leopards, bear cats (binturongs), porcupines,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We enjoyed our trip out to Matang but it was a long way out of town and we had difficulty ordering transport to come collect us when we had finished. The birds (especially the hornbills) were great to look at, the crocodiles of different types interesting and the orang-utans fun. I'm not a huge fans of animals in captivity but... More 

Thank nzkaz
George Town
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The intention of the wildlife center is good, but the way managing the wildlife in the small cage making the animals jailed with depression. That sum up unpleasant visit to the center.

Thank Jason K
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I travelled far (from Australia) to see the Borneo wildlife. Matang centre has a large variety of animals, all kept in small and dirty cages. As a tourist your main feeling is sadness and we did not enjoy the visit. We left after seeing only a few animals as the conditions were so poor. I would not recommend a visit.

1 Thank Heila L
Kuching, Malaysia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I spent four nights sleeping at the camping site. The toilets and showers need to be fixed as they were clogged when I was there. Overall, the camping site was fine and I didn't have any trouble sleeping. The auditorium was nice and comfortable. As for the animals, they were really interesting. I would recommend first timers to come visit.... More 

Thank stcyaudry
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A visit to this place will cost a local adult RM10 and a foreigner RM20. Is about 45 minutes away from Kuching City. I wonder they even bother to call this place a Wildlife Centre! All you see are animals which have been caged up which looked terribly stressed out. If it is called a wildlife centre, shouldn't the animals... More 

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