Borneo Orangutan9

A couple of hours south of Sarawak’s capital Kuching, Semenggoh Nature Reserve is a research and rehabilitation centre for orphaned, displaced and injured orangutans, hornbills and honey bears.

Like Sabah’s Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, the centre’s population of semi-wild orangutans are accustomed to human encounters, meaning visitors are able to get close to these playful orangutans during feeding time every morning and afternoon.

Visitors can also explore the reserve’s botanical research centre, which cares for a wide variety of plants and has a picturesque bamboo garden and pond with a floating pavilion. There is also an Orangutan Museum where you will learn about orangutan behaviour and conservation, as well as seeing the resident crocodiles.

Sarawak

Where to see orangutans in Sarawak

Sarawak together with Sabah makes up Malaysian Borneo — also known as East Malaysia. A river-threaded land, the state's 55 rivers provide a vital link between the coast and remote jungle interior, where both ethnic tribes and orangutans dwell in the wild. The waterways constitute an incredible navigable network of 3,300km...read more

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Wildlife spotting and colourful Kuching
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