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Orang Utan Island

#2 of 2 things to do in Semanggol Features Animals
Jalan Bukit Merah, Semanggol 34400, Malaysia
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Jalan Bukit Merah, Semanggol 34400, Malaysia
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

My wife and I have just returned from a holiday in Malaysia and as part of this trip we visited the Orangutan island. Entry to the island is by a short boat ride from the Bukit Merah Lake town resort which is a fascinating venue,...More

Thank Lance J
Reviewed 15 January 2017

before I start I must say that after our visit I did try to seek a response from the operator but no reply to either of my two email EXCEPT that they would look into the matter...acting surprised.. okay that part out of the way......More

Thank roostown
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit if you want to see Orang Utan in their natural habitat. This conservation project aims to protect this species on verge of extinction. Some are later on send to the wild. We saw the King Orang Utan, he was huge....More

1  Thank Faryal S
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Absolutely dreadful. Geese laying their eggs in mud. Rabbits and guinea pigs in concrete enclosures with no hay, grass or something to rest on. Crocodiles concrete pool totally empty with 2 rotting chicken carcasses which stank. Thought crocs needed water!! Everything about the place is...More

2  Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting island setup for the preservation of the orangutan. Interesting guided tour with a secure viewing of orangutans in their natural habitat. Well worth a visit.

Thank MPF333
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The boat transfer to the island is merely 10mins away n very spacious. U only need to know the schedule to avoid of long waiting time. We had lovely 45mins on the island n learning of the orang utan names n habits which was explained...More

Thank ajetLiza
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Never encounter one so close. There's tour guided you walking into orang utan territory. Really love it here

Thank mokkf
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We saw 11 orang Utan including the big-male, it was great. There were no babies as they have grown up. You cannot expect to see Orang Utans we we lucky, great set up. After about 6 years they send them to BJ island to help...More

Thank laddie-11
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We hired a taxi from outside our hotel in island plaza he charged us 250 ringgits for four of us for the day which we thought was very reasonable.We left at 10 pm and this was ideal we got there not many people on the...More

Thank RitaMurphy
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Orangatangs. Contrary to reading some reviews we seen plenty of oranatangs and they looked as though they were well cared for and personally think this place is doing a wonderful job. We had an escorted tour and our guide...More

Thank 186332Annie
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1 January 2017|
Response from Kyra D |
Did you find out what was the best way to go to orangutan island? We are looking at going in December.