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Matang Wildlife Centre

#31 of 89 things to do in Kuching Features Animals
Kampong Rayu, Kuching, Malaysia
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“sun bears” (36 reviews)
“rehab center” (6 reviews)
Kampong Rayu, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I brought my students there some years ago. As we were going in a group, we paid less . We were too disappointed that there were very few animals in this wildlife centre. We could only see a mother orang utan in a big cage....More

Thank jong s
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This centre is not a zoo and it pains me when reviewers call it that. It is clear they do not understand the work being done here. It is a centre for animals that are rescued, confiscated or sent here, most are older, sick or...More

7  Thank Nancy Z
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

It was nice. But its not very spectacular. The animals are in cages. And there are not few animals to see. The tour took us only 45min. In the journey prospect stood, you should plan 3h for the tour. Maybe they counted the taxi way...More

1  Thank j c
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Sad to see these creatures caged but as they are there for rehabilitation I guess that's ok, but as some of the orangutans are not being released it would have been better if the were housed in a more natural environment

Thank CyprusJudge
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We had a nice day visiting Matang where they rehabilitate orangutans. However we were not happy with the size of the cages for some of the other animals and felt quite sad after we had left. However the enclosures that the orangutans get to spend...More

Thank Chelseaspie
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We didn't find out until half way round the trail that the section through the oranguatans and sun bear enclosures was closed so we weren't able to see these. The centre is a rehabilitation centre for wildlife rescued, surrendered or injured, although it is difficult...More

1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I went there with my brother, sister in law and their 3 small kids. My rate is 2 because we bought the ticket but not actually enter the trail which only small gate and we cannot see what inside and we don't know what to...More

1  Thank mariawahid
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

o Started with awareness for the Orang Utan, very noble. o Worth a visit if you are interested in Orang Utan. - RM10 entrance fee for an adult. x The place needs better maintenance. x Signage was not sufficient nor helpful. x Far from town....More

Thank Lejen S
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

The reality is Borneo is facing a biodiversity crisis. Logging, oil palm and illegal and legal hunting have left much of the landscape with no wildlife. Places like Matang exist to provide on many cases the final home of displaced or ceased wildlife. It is...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 15 January 2016

plan your time properly to visit here so that you can feed the orang utans, dress properly because sometimes the trails are quite slippery

Thank dayang a
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Redouan G
Hello there, I'm planning to stay for a few days with my children there. Is it a mistake to stay for a few days? Like what is there to do or see beside visiting the animals in the centre? And also, are there some restaurant or cafetaria like in Bako NP that serve food in the area? Thanks for sharing. Terima kasih banyak.
8 June 2017|
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Response from nzkaz | Reviewed this property |
Matang is a small wildlife centre. Certainly not a destination to spend more than a few hours at. There is no restaurant or cafetaria. We went as a day trip and spent about 3 hours there.
Does anyone know of any details regarding volunteering at this place? My gf and I are interested in helping out
17 April 2017|
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Response from Borneo_Lady | Reviewed this property |
Hi, check out Borneo Great Orangutan project, held in Matang centre. Google up!
HI , I am looking to do the same thing, can you tell me how to book this or who to book through? Thanks
4 July 2015|
Response from AdrianCornelius |
All the local travel agencies run this tour...