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The Great Orangutan Project

#15 of 89 things to do in Kuching Features Animals
Matang Wildlife Centre | Kubah, Kuching 93200, Malaysia
+60 2088854987
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Well worth the trip to the centre - great educational visit and your fee helps preserve these... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2016
Canberra, Australia
A very worthwhile visit.

Positive steps had been taken to preserve the orangutan in this part of the Borneo Island. There is... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2016
Kuching, Malaysia
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This 2 or 4 week multi award-winning orang-utan volunteer project, based in the Matang Wildlife Centre, focusses on the conservation and protection of Borneo's most fascinating and enchanting species - the orang-utan. Please Note: This page is solely in reference to the 2 or 4 week orang-utan volunteer project offered by The Great Projects
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Matang Wildlife Centre | Kubah, Kuching 93200, Malaysia
+60 2088854987
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

Well worth the trip to the centre - great educational visit and your fee helps preserve these amazing animals. Good to see a project where people are helping to rehabilitate these wonderful animals.

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

Positive steps had been taken to preserve the orangutan in this part of the Borneo Island. There is a concerted effort by the Sarawak government to protect this endangered animal. A must visit if you are in Kuching.

2  Thank CityFolks777
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I've traveling around the world with my boyfriend and we're always looking for some good projects about animals to be a part of or visit. The Orangutan Project was the best so far. We've been there as a volunteer to a parallel project and I...More

4  Thank mariana b
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We loved it here...a beautiful place for the orangutan....sadly we didn't get to see them...but happy knowing they are well, safe and looked after...

2  Thank DebJ3
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Very good initiative to protect our primate in this challenging world and the team that organize the great orang utan project was brilliant in showing the ways how the animals were been taking care off.

Thank Valritong
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic week volunteering at The Orangutan Project! All the volunteers and staff were lovely, really welcoming! We went self catered and it was great as supermarket trips were weekly! Days and tasks were varied and really busy!! Loved seeing and helping all the...More

2  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We spent a lazy afternoon here with our guide. Great place to get photos of orangutans & native birds. I would strongly recommend to get a guide who knows the project as the stories behind this place are sad but interesting.

2  Thank NaomiGreen
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Suitable for kids and senior citizen. Plenty of parking space. Location wise is ok not to far from Kuching town. Not many animals to see, good for relaxation.

1  Thank Mazlita M
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Great to see the orangutans here. Also the sun bears and the birds. A very nice walk around the park.

3  Thank Ann T
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We loved Matang-Keep in mind all of the animals have been rescued and due to injuries they sustained while captured they could not survive in the wild. It is yet another way to see orangutans and sun bears which our 5 year old loved. We...More

3  Thank KymMcG
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is there any age limit we are 65&71 but fit
30 January 2016|
Response from Hans073 | Reviewed this property |
You will be allright!
Julie G
Hi Sarah did you get to touch or play with the Orangutans
25 October 2015|
Response from Hans073 | Reviewed this property |
No, they are animals living in the wild.