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- Great place to see orang Utans- 9 am and 3pm. Only during these times they come out for the food. They are magnificent and the forest rangers are informativeWritten 17 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We arrived by boat and left our luggage in the locker room while we went for our first walk with our guide Alex ( who was excellent). We checked in at 2pm - we’d chosen a lodge with air conditioning. The lodge was spacious but very basic - strange , we thought, not to give you a top sheet, just an old cover (like a large towel). You need to take your own towels. Good to have a fridge but we had to unplug it to charge our phones as the other sockets didn’t work. Shame there’s a lot of plastic washed up that they don’t get rid of. The food was very ‘basic’ too - all lukewarm from a buffet. However, lovely walks and great to see the wildlife. You have to be sure footed on the walks - lots of roots along the paths but also boardwalks. Saw hairy pigs, flying lemur, 3 types of monkey, frogs, insects and wasn’t bitten by any mosquitoes!!Written 25 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Mount Santubong was a great hike/ rockclimb. You have to start om weekdays between 0800 and 0900. After 0900 they won’t let you start anymore. You have to turn around at 1300 No matter if you reached the summit or not. The expected time is 1,5h to the lookout and then another 2,5h to the top. 4h Total ascend. Descend is the same path. Entrance is free.
First part of the hike to the lookout point (f7) is not too difficult. It’s a steep walk and at some parts you have to hold on to a Rope. After the lookout point the real climb to the summit starts. Expect very steep terrain all the way from the lookout to the summit. Along the way you get multiple fireladders up to 10 meters high. Don’t be afraid of hights. You also have to do some rope climbs. During the climb watch out for spiders and snakes (especially if you are the first ones of the day like us, we saw both and a bit too close for comfort). The summit has a beautiful lookout.
The hike and climb are quite challenging and I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re not fit/ used to hiking. We are quite fit and did it in 2,5h up 3h down but it was challenging and we only took short breaks. Bring enough water and food for the trip.Written 26 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I went on a night time frog spotting tour with Lucien (Sarawak private Tours and cooking class at Indah House). Lucien was extremely knowledgeable, and amazing at spotting frogs. We saw 9 different kinds. Walking in the forest after dark was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend doing it.Written 16 May 2023
- We found this place by accident, we crossed the "bridge to nowhere " expecting to be able to see/visit some of the sites on the other side of the river we found everything locked up apart from this place if you like plants and flowers it is well worth a walk over the bridge.Written 13 May 2023
- I was based at Matang with project Borneo booked through great projects uk . Was only there a week, so wished I had booked longer.
The Staff were great and genuinely love theses forgotten animals, especially Dom who went beyond, to help everyone. I’m not going to lie I’m a little bit in love with this man and his lifetimes work with orangutang. His knowledge of the forest, was impressive.
The daily work is hard, and it will test your morals about animal conservation in Borneo.
The accommodation is basic but we all survived lol.. the other volunteers were super fun and we laughed lots,but that’s not to say we were all very concerned about the conditions theses beautiful creatures were kept in.
Want to send a shout out to Steve the volunteer facilitator, a very patient man with us all and an animal lover to his bones.
The enrichment making in the Afternoon, then watching the animals enjoying our labours was priceless.
If you are thinking of going don’t hesitate. It’s a life changing experience.Written 13 September 2023
- Being very interested in wildlife of all description we opted to visit the Wetlands Park once early morning and then in the evening.
Both trips were enjoyable and interesting for different reasons,
in the morning we saw the Irrawady snub nosed dolphins and a
wonderful specimen of crocodile and in the eveing we were once againl lucky enough to see the dolphins and the proboscis
monkeys. Highly enjoyableWritten 11 June 2019
- You hire a head torch at the entrance for a few Ringgits. Mine had a flat battery so saw next to nothing, couldn't even see the steps. The place has startd to decline due to lack of maintenance. Having said that, it is still well worth a visit. Very unique area, about an hours drive from KuchingWritten 11 March 2020
- My son is a reptile lover and he loves this place. I don’t think there is many places where you can see this many crocodiles. They have some random and sad looking birds, and some goats around but the highlight was the crocodiles. We missed the feeding time but my son enjoyed it nonetheless.Written 15 March 2023
- Easy to get to being to only a 30 minute walk from the Waterfront and situated in a nice suburban area Jalan Song, the park is tidy compact and well organized. Two parts to the park , one the introduction to the other states in Malaysia and the other Chinese Tea Pavilion, and zig zag bridge overlooking the large pond. The pond is full of huge Koi Carp and other colorful fish. Around the park is a walk way /jogging track.Written 5 August 2020
- Place is a bit rundown, however it's a rehabilitation centre first, not a zoo. We saw orangutangs, honey bears, porcupines, bearcat, moneys, amazing birds and a deer. Didn't see crocodiles (area under maint). About 45 mins by Grab from town (50MYR). We arranged for Grab driver to return for us as transport difficult. Must wear closed in shoes. Good interpretation centre and clean toiletsWritten 27 May 2023
- Getting a free bus to the beach in Kuching was most welcome, at the moment a free hydrogen bus is being trialed so hop on and enjoy the trip even free wi-fi, takes an hour from the Waterfront going past the cat museum on it's way. Though take note no stops on the way or return. There are numerous snack bars and even a karaoke when you arrive at central. This is the venue also of the Cultural village and Rain forest festival. Beautiful scenary and friendly locals, can't be bad hey :)Written 10 February 2020
The hot springs that are operated on a community base can promise an extraordinary situation while in Sarawak.Written 4 February 2019
- It's not difficult to locate this gem. We did something different for vacation. Water play and relaxing in the hot springs. It was abit slippery when we were in the water and needed alot of strength to balance ourselves. Just be extra careful.Written 14 May 2020
- This beach is quite beautiful and wide. It's just that there is no sand visible on the beach. When on holiday, especially Eid al-Fitr, most shanties and tenants are closed so it is difficult to find food.Written 9 November 2019
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